Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Studio Stampers January Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to My Paper Paradise and to the Studio Stampers January blog hop. I do hope you will join us on a hop full of Amuse Studio goodness

It's only just over a month until Valentine's Day, so I took that as my inspiration (that and the fact that I took delivery of this super cute envelope die from Amuse Studio today and just HAD to use it!). The envelope die is on page 11 of the holiday catalog.

So I designed this card all backwards, starting with the pink envelope, adding the letter - I stamped it, but how cute would it be to write your own letter and insert it here? - and the pink felt heart. Mounting it on a sugar square with a sentiment seemed the obvious next step. I was going to mount it directly onto the polka dot paper, but it needed a backing - after much trial and error I had it.

The card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it fits in a standard envelope, which would have meant no additional postage fees were it not for the ribbon!

Now I have some bad news for you (if I was at all technically minded you would be hearing sad, somber music at this point!) Amuse Studio have just announced that they are retiring ALL colours of Polka Dot paper in the new catalog (which comes out on February 1st). This means that if you want to stock up you need to buy it NOW - when it's gone, it's gone.  Click here for a complete list of retiring stamps and here for the retiring products.  The Holiday catalog was a special, so we won't know for a while what's carried into the main catalog, what comes back next year and what's gone - if you have your eye on something, now's the time.

I do however have a little good news for you, the sentiment comes from this months Spotlight - click the link on the right for more details. Lots of Valentine's goodies at discounted prices.

If you are interested in the polka dot paper, spotlight items or any other Amuse Studio product they can be obtained from my online store here. If you need help, or your order exceed $150 contact me direct.

That's all from me, I do hope you enjoyed your visit, next stop on the hop is the very talented Kristen Watson  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us for us. Here is the complete in case you get lost on the way.  Happy hopping!

Karen Crisp
Kristen Watson
Angela Schellenberg
Lianna Vigil
Kari Bell

All the supplies needed to make this card are from Amuse Studio and are available here

stamps: script background, friends fur-ever
paper: sugar, shell, lichen, bubblegum polkadot
ink: slate
misc: shell felt, heart die,envelope die, vanilla twill ribbon


Kristen said...

That little pink envelope is the BEST! Do you have a die for it that you use with your Big Shot? Or was it more a pre-made embellishment? I love your idea to put your own tiny love note in the little envelope...so clever!

Karen Crisp said...

Kristen, it's an Amuse Studio die from the holiday catalog

kari bell said...

oh my that is absolutely adorable!!

Angie said...

So cute! Now, I want the envelope die!

Kelly Spivey said...

Love this card Karen! Great job on every element to this card. I also love the polka dot paper and hopefully they are just reconfiguring it cuz I use it all the time! Would hate to see it go bye-bye. I love the mini envelope die you used and all your colors!

Kathy Hatzke said...

The little pink envelope and heart are so cute! Love those little details on the card.

Lisa Wakabayashi said...

This card is so sweet! I love the envelope die! And the felt heart was a nice finish!

Mindy said...

I just adore that card!

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