featured set: you’re too kind…

One of the perks of being an A Muse|Studio consultant is the opportunity to pre-order certain new stamp sets and supplies before the catalog is released to the public! I had the chance to order some of the new items while I was away in SC a few weeks ago and I was so excited when the box from A|S arrived on my doorstep last week!

You’re Too Kind was one of the sets available as a pre-order…  this set is very cute. It comes with a bird, a nest, an egg and several sweet card sentiments, all in a hand-sketched style with script, elegant fonts. This is also one of the 11 stamps sets that also has a coordinating die set to match. The dies are sold separately but I love that purchasing the dies is an option for so many of these new stamp sets.

I used this set to create a few items I want to share with you today, as a little sneak peek of the fun that awaits out of the brand new A|S catalog…

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This first card is similar to one of the samples I saw at convention. I used washi tape, a strip of kraft card stock and both currant and french roast inks. The base card is blush, with a currant mat on the sugar panel. I used a few of the tiny pearl stickers to embellish.

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This next card is just as clean and simple… I started with a base card of lichen and added a small doily to the card front. I cut a strip of vanilla card stock, rounded the corners with my corner-rounder punch and stamped a row of eggs in lichen ink. I then stamped the sentiment in french roast ink over top of the eggs. Finally, I cut a bird shape out of latte card stock and stamped the bird image directly on the shape in french roast ink. I tucked the bird behind the sentiment and glued the sentiment strip to the card with a few foam squares.

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This last little “project” is a perfect example of how you can turn an ordinary lunch bag into some adorable gift packaging with a stamped tag and some ribbon!

To create the tags, I cut some pebble card stock into 2.5 x 3.5″ rectangles and rounded the two bottom corners. I stamped one of each of the main images from the You’re Too Kind stamp set onto each tag in french roast ink. I used the Labels 8 die set to cut three labels out of the smallest die shape to create a decorative “reinforcement” for the hole I punched using my 1/8″ hole punch in each of the tags. I threaded some french roast twine through the hole as the finishing touch.

For the gift bag, I just took an ordinary lunch bag, folded over the top edge about 1.5″ and punched two holes through the folded piece, side by side about a 1/2-inch apart in the center of the flap. I threaded some bermuda satin ribbon through the holes, both ends into the holes front to back, crossed them in the back and brought both tails through the front again to create the little “bow”, and trimmed the ends to match. I then wrapped the tag with the bird around the bow.  The tag gives the bag a decorative touch and it’s perfect for writing a little message + the recipient’s name!

Here it is without the other tags on it for a better look…

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A cute, homespun way to package a gift in a pinch or to create a special touch on a gift bag of food, like cookies for a friend or a new neighbor!! These tags would really make any plain gift bag look special.

So, the *NEW* A|S catalog is just days away from it’s public debut on March 1st!  Check back here on Friday morning if you’d like to see/download an e-copy. The spotlight specials for March will also be posted but keep in mind that February specials are still available so get those great stamp sets on sale while you still can!  I’ve added a new tab to the top of my blog so accessing the sale flyer any time of the month is as easy as a “click”!  You can always shop A|S through my safe and secure webstore.

Comments

  1. Love those tags… perfection!! 🙂

  2. These cards are sooooooooooooo cute….love the tags too!!