Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Cards

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Here’s an assortment of cards that I made.  I needed to make 20 cards in one day for my mom so I chose to limit my choice in supplies and keep it clean and simple. 

All items are A Muse|Studio.

Warm wishes!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Homemade Gifts

I love receiving and making homemade gifts.  There’s something about the thought and time involved that makes it a little more special.  Not that I would be upset if a laptop or an iPad found it’s way under my tree! Winking smile 

Two lucky ladies soon will be smelling like apple pie and have baby soft skin after using the Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub that I made.  I found the recipe on a blog and for the life of me, can’t remember which one.  If you want to make a similar one, just use Google and you’ll find tons of recipes.



I started off by using the Word Art in Word to create my circular text and sized it to match my punch.  Then, I used the pink Marvy scallop circle punch for the base (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas paper), then the blue Marvy circle punch (kraft), and then I colored some paper flowers with Copics, found a cute buttercup buttons and used a little twine so my button wouldn’t be naked!  Easy peasy. 

Happy Holidays!  Hope you get to spend them with the ones you love.



Friday, December 16, 2011



I’m a bit obsessed with a couple things…mostly dies and felt.  I can’t seem to get enough!

I used ‘twas the night before Christmas for the base of the card, then I added a strip of cherry woodgrain that I used the large scallop border die on.  Next I added a strip of vanilla that I stamped warm wishes on.  I used the small mitten die and flipped the felt over on the second one to get a mirror image.  Added a couple small snowflakes from the snowflake trio dies, a little bling and baker’s twine and the card was done.

All items A Muse|Studio.

Warm wishes!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gingerbread Man Christmas Card

Gingerbread Man

Simple, but fun! 


Dies: G-Man and scallop border

Cardstock: Candy cane, kraft, and ‘twas the night before Christmas

Ink: Cherry

Stamps: Holiday tags

Embellishments: Holiday washi tape, cherry & white baker’s twine, and cherry felt

All items A Muse|Studio.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree

Here’s a pic of my tree so far.


I made the paper chain using cherry, ‘Twas the Night, and Sugar cardstock.  The mitten ornaments are felt with some ‘Twas the Night cardstock for the large snowflakes.

Still trying to decide what to make for the tree topper…

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Last Chance

Retiring List

A Muse has to retire some stamp sets to make room in the new catalog that will be coming out in a couple months.  If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list, you may want to order soon.  Once current stock is gone, it’s gone forever.

Contact me if you want to learn how to earn free product or if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, December 2, 2011

A Muse Studio Creative Consultant's December Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Gypsy Paperie!  I am super excited to be joining some fellow Amuse Studio consultants in a Blog Hop.  If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Angela Kelly’s blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.
Today I wanted to share some Christmas ornaments that I made using all A Muse products!
This year red and white is really popular for Christmas decorating and I decided to go with it for my color scheme.  I’m in the process of decorating my entire tree with ornaments that I’ve made with A Muse products so check back later for more pics. 
Paper: Twas the Night
Felt: Cherry and White
Dies: Small mitten, large mitten, heart trio, snowflake trio
Embellishments: Cranberry button, cherry bakers twine, and  pearl creative candy (center of the snowflake on little mitten)
Next stop on the hop is Christy Kerley’s blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Top 10 Holiday Must Haves & Wish List

Top Ten

The top 10 are specially priced now until 11:59 PM EST on December 15th, 2011.

Contact me if you with any questions!


Want to make sure you have something amusing under the tree?  Have a husband, family member, or friend that needs a little help in finding you the perfect gift or wants to be sure it's something you want?  I can be Santa's little helper.

Just send me an email with the following:

  • your name
  • name and best method of contact for the people that you would like me to contact
  • relationship to you
  • list of items you'd like - star the items you really want :)

It would be great if you copy the people you would like me to contact.

Dream big you never know what Santa might bring!

Have a crafty day!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I’d like to thank you for reading my blog.  The paper crafting community is very supportive and encouraging and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it.


I was inspired by the glitter pumpkin that was featured on the Spotlight for Halloween that I decided to make one for Thanksgiving using the cranberry glitter.  The picture doesn’t really show how sparkly it is in real life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Hostess Bonus

For the month of November there is a wonderful hostess bonus where the hostess can earn a Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit in addition to the normal hostess rewards. HollyBerryHolidayTagKit

There’s also a promotion for everyone who places an order at a workshop during the Black Friday promotion to get a wonderful little something extra, a set of notecards!  Details are below or contact me if you would like to have a workshop!

2011 Black Friday Promotion

Have a wonderful day!


November Studio Spotlight


For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

Holiday Tags
Candy Cane Wishes
Polka Dot Patterns
Winter Wishes
Jolly Gingerbread

And, for a limited time, order the special Gingerbread cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.

Gingerbread Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:


Contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop or if you would like to place an order. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Autumn Wishes

Fall is my favorite time of the year!  I love seeing the leaves change color and drift down to the grass.  The frost in the air and the smell of cider and pumpkin bread.

I made some fall cards to share using some stamps from the Studio Spotlight.  There’s still time to be able to order these stamp sets at 10% off (discount expires at 11/14/11 at 11:59 PM EST).

Fall Cards

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Last pic is the sentiment that I stamped on the inside of some of the cards.  Each one was stamped with coordinating ink.


Cardstock: Vanilla, French Roast Woodgrain

Stamp Sets: Fresh Foliage and Autumn Leaves

Ink: Squash, Pumpkin, Fern, Blackberry, and Currant

Other: Grass Buttons, Vanilla Twine, and Vanilla Pearl Stickers

All items are A Muse Studio.

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A|S Consultant Blog Hop for November

If you are playing along with the blog hop you should have come from Tami’s blog.
In keeping with the Christmas theme of the hop, I made a CAS card using the Celebrate the Season stamp set.
Christmas Card
All items are A|S:
Cardstock: candy cane  and vanilla
Ink: cherry and grass
Embellishments: cherry satin ribbon and diamond glitter
Stamps: celebrate the season
All items are available at my A|S store.  As always contact me if you have any questions.
=> Next stop on the hop is Karen Crisp.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Howl-o-ween!

A few weeks ago, I posted a scrapbook layout for Halloween.  I thought I would show the final layout with the picture.

Barkley Howloween 2011

Barkley was a good boy and patiently sat while I took a few pics.  Then the costume had to come off!

A really easy project is to make a decorated sleeve for things like candy and popcorn.  It takes a normal item and ups the fun factor!

Halloween Popcorn

My mom put together twenty gift bags for local hospice patients and I made the tags.

Halloween Tags

All items are A Muse.  Send me an email (angiegypsy at comcast dot net) if you want the details!

Also, I was able to take the intermediate Copic certfication on Saturday and learn from the incredibly talented Colleen Schaan and Maryann Walker!  I’ve never colored so much in one day, but I learned so much!  Contact me if you want to learn more about Copics.

Have a safe Halloween!


Monday, October 17, 2011

October Studio Spotlight

It’s here, it’s here!  The October Studio Spotlight.  Fall is my favorite time of year and I love to decorate for the season.  The stamp sets and cardstock assortment are fabulous to create your own fall decorations or party decorations!


I’ll have some samples to share featuring the spotlight stamps soon!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Studio Stampers October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio Stampers October Blog Hop!  If you are playing along with the hop you should of come from Karen Crisp’s blog.
Here’s a whimsical Christmas card that I designed for a workshop.
All items are A|S:
Cardstock: pebble, wasabi and sugar
Ink: onyx, wasabi, bubblegum and papaya
Dies: scallop borders
Embellishments: twinkle stickers, felt and diamond glitter
Stamps: Cool Yule
All items are available at my A|S store.  As always contact me if you have any questions.
Next stop on the hop is Kathy Hatzke.
Here’s the full blog hop list in case you get lost. 
Karen Crisp -
YOU ARE HERE => Angela Schellenberg -
Kathy Hatzke -
Lisa Chapman -
Kristen Watson -
Veronica Zalis -
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Card Making Day–Blog Candy Winner!

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max:14 Result: 5 Powered by RANDOM.ORG.
The winner of the A Muse Studio web die is April of April's Alley!  I’ll send you an email for your mailing info.
Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Isn’t this day better than Christmas?  Well, maybe I get a little carried away, but how amazing is it that all over the world there are people with a love of handmade cards!

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My photography skills are not the best so the sentiments are a little hard to read from the bad lighting.  The sentiment on the card is boo to you and on the tag it says happy haunting.

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All items A Muse.

  • Stamps: Too Cute To Spook
  • Cardstock: Wasabi, Onyx, Pumpkin, Vanilla, Slate Woodgrain & Sleepy Hollow.
  • Ink: Onyx & Wasabi
  • Felt: Slate
  • Embellishments: Onyx & White Bakers Twine
  • Dies: Spooky Fence, Classic Tags Set & Bat Trio Set

Just like the world goes round so does this blog hop, next stop is Lisa Chapman’s blog.

I thought I’d throw in a little blog candy to go with the Halloween theme.  Post a pic of a card you have made for World Card Making Day (with a way to contact you) by midnight October 3rd.  I’ll use the random number generator to determine the lucky winner.  The candy is an A Muse web die!  US residents only please.

Here’s the full list of the blog hop so you don’t miss anyone!Amber Smith -
Jennifer Corson -
Karen Crisp -
Jeanette Cloyd -
Sherri Thacker -
Seleise Barrett -
Pamela Fredrickson -
Carissa Fulkerson -
Melissa Roell
You are here =>
Lisa Chapman -
Heather Scott -
Suzanne Dahlberg -
Dana Vincent -
Julie Dylingowski -

I’d like to thank Amber Smith for setting up this month’s hop!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 16, 2011

September Spotlight Studio

It’s my favorite time of the month!


You can see all the details on the Studio Spotlight at my A·Muse Studio store.

Have a wonderful weekend!