Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa Candy Bar Cover

I found this cute little candy bar cover on the A•Muse Website under templates.  It didn't have the measurements on the diagram but I didn't it a little different anyway so I will explain that here.
I started with a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of red cardstock.  Lay it flat on your work surface.  Take a piece of white cardstock cut 1" x 5 1/2" and adhere to the center of the red cardstock.  Use a circle punch which measures about 1 1/4" and punch a half circle centered over the white cardstock.  This will be the front center of the candy bar holder.  Add score tape to the back side of one of the straight sides of the candy bar cover that are going vertical.  Center the candy bar to the back side of the cover and wrap the cardstock around the candy bar and adhere with the score tape.  You want it kind of snug but not so tight you can't slide your candy bar.  Use a piece of black cardstock cute 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and wrap around the candy bar to represent Santa's belt.  Adhere to the back of the candy bar cover.  ONe the next step I used two of my clever lever square punches.  If you have is the blue one and pink one.  I used glittle  cardstock for the buckle.  I first punched a square out using the blue punch.  I then centered the pink punch over the negative part of the blue punch (it is the hole in the glitter cardstock)...I then punched with the pink punch making a buckle.  It is a very easy technique to do making belt buckles or frames.  Adhere that to the front of the candy bar wrapper.  I used two different oval punches I had and punched a white oval out of the smaller punch and a black oval out of the bigger one.  I stamped the words "Sweetest Wishes" from the stamp set Holiday Tags from A•Muse Studio which you can order here  Hope you have enjoyed this cute little candy bar cover.  Have fun...would make great teacher gifts.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Simple Christmas

It is getting down to the wire for making Christmas cards.  Here is a quick card I came up with.  I do love the simplicity of the card.  I think I will try to whip out a bunch of these within the next couple of days.  I am such a procrastinator when it comes to my cardmaking.  I really need to organize my time better for this. is my card:

I used the set Holy Night from Amuse...You can get the stamp set here.  It is hard to see the colors..the picture did not do it justice.  I used vanilla cardstock and a burgundy color I had here.  The ink is Memento Rich Cocoa and a gold sheer ribbon for accent. The punched corner is EK Success corner punch.  Quick and easy..just the way I like it.

I am going to be posting some other things that are really cute on my other blog.  I have made quite a few things that aren't Amuse stuff so I am using the other blog for that.  Please check it out by clicking here.  Hope to see you there!!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A•Muse Specials

I just wanted to pass on some specials to you that A•Muse has going on.  The special starts today and goes to December 15th.  There are some great buys.  Be sure to check them out.  You can go here to place an order with me or call me if  you have enough to make a $150 workshop so you can get your hostess benefits as well.