Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy A Muse Studio Day!

Happy April First! It's an exciting day around here, with two very special announcements. First of all, today is the day my very own personal A Muse Studio webstore goes LIVE! Hooray! You can now officially check out all the awesome A Muse Studio products, as well as shop online* or book a party (locals only, sorry), all day, every day. Check it out: (And don't forget the extra E in KeyEs!)

AND, to celebrate my webstore and the official "kick-off" of the all new A Muse Studio, I'm launching a brand-spankin'-new Video Tutorial Series! This is something I'm very excited about, and very proud of. I will be featuring weekly videos (or, at least approximately weekly!) showcasing product introductions/reviews/demos, stamping tutorials, start-to-finish cards, and other fun projects for home decor, gift giving, and holidays. So, without any further ado, let me introduce my very first video tutorial project!

*insert fanfare here* :)

Pencil Flag Cards!

I absolutely love these and I have to say I'm so proud of this idea! These are little flag shaped cards that you tuck a pencil into - Perfection for any birthday or party favor! AND, they make super cute party decorations before you give them all away! Gotta love the double-duty! :) I also think these would be an adorable whole-class treat for your kids' friends. (Got one of those evil teachers who insists on a sugar-free Valentine's Day? Nobody will even notice with a treat this fun!) AND, if that wasn't enough, there's plenty of room on the inside to write a special message.

Here's a close-up of the green flag.

And here's the video! 

Materials used in this video:
- A Muse Studio cardstock in and Orange, Buttercup, and Sugar
- A Muse Studio pigment ink in Orange
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- heart stamp from "Hearts A Plenty" by A Muse Studio
- sentiment stamp from "Brief Notes" by A Muse Studio
- Tombow Permanent Adhesive Dots tape runner
-  Pencil Flag Template (click to download pdf)
- pencils (The ones I used in the video are from Curly Girl Design. I got them at my favorite local gift store. Check at a Hallmark, or similar store. Or get super cheap personalized pencils from Miles Kimball!)
- foam dimensional adhesive
- acrylic blocks by A Muse Studio (Get these! Best blocks I've ever used!)
- small, sharp scissors
- scoring board (mine's from Martha Stewart Crafts) and scoring tool

Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to come back tomorrow for the First Ever A Muse Studio Creative Consultants Blog Hop :) There's sure to be some great inspiration, and there may just be goodies to win! ;)

* A word about online ordering: If you're going to order more than $150 worth of yummies, then be sure to contact me first, because you'll be eligible for Hostess Benefits, but you can only get them if I place the order for you!


  1. Congratulations on your 1st AMuse Studio video tutorial. Very nice job. I love the pencil flags!

  2. Great flags you created! Great party favors!

  3. Very nice tutorial! It was comfortable to watch and easy to follow AND you made those cute little pencil flags. Awesomeness!

  4. Great card and I adore the pencil flags!!