Amusing Challenge – anything goes

It’s the last weekend of the month so that means it’s an Anything Goes (but still no digis please!) theme at Amusing Challenge!   Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. This week your challenge is to use die cuts.  I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  September’s prize:  a pack of assorted A Muse Studio buttons from me.

amuse studio buttons

This is Karen McAlpine, of Dreaming and Creating. last official week as a Guest Designer but I hope she’ll be back…and I know you agree!

Karen used the A Muse Studio Papillon stamp set for this beautiful card…which features a recycled page from a dictionary and some amuse studio pearls.  I love how Karen chose to color and pop up just one of the butterflies.

amuse studio rubber stamps

Here’s something I seldom do (which is a shame)…decorate the inside of the card!  Karen made an equally beautiful card inside with a sentiment from the A Muse Studio set:  Sunny Side of Life and again, Papillon.  I love these two colors together – it’s so elegant and if you click on the photos, you can enjoy them in a larger size.

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Cyndi is back with a super detailed and fun Halloween card.  I love her ideas and there is always so much to examine on her cards…fun, fun, fun!  Cyndi used the recently retired A  Muse Studio set, You’re a Scream and Tiny Treats.  I love the little scene she created!  Everything is handcut here and Cyndi used Glossy Accents on the eyes and jars, googly eyes and Grape and Onyx cardstock – all from amuse studio.  pst…did you notice that little rat climbing on top of the sentiment?!?  If you LOVE Halloween, be sure to sign up for my FREE “12 days of Halloween” tutorial series in the upper left sidebar.

amuse studio

I am back this week with a Holiday Hoopla Limited Edition stamp set from A Muse Studio. This past week I featured a Christmas card {if you missed it, it honestly is worth a peek!} with it but here’s a fun variation by just changing up the colors some.  I love how versatile this stamp set is!  I used cranberry, cocoa, buttercup, toffee, and pumpkin amuse studio inks for the tree and falling leaves.  The cardstock I chose was A Muse Studio’s vanilla, pumpkin and toffee cardstock and the toffee twine and orange ribbon are also from amuse studio.  My little tag was handcut and I used a sentiment from the new A Muse Studio set:  Fall in the Forest. 

amuse studio rubber stamps

This is the entire  Holiday Hoopla Limited Edition set in case you were curious and it is available through the end of October.  It has some great deer and I especially like the sentiments.  PS.  I’ve also updated my sidebars to include two other upcoming October specials:  World Cardmaking Day and Stamp out Breast Cancer…or you can find all the details under the Promotions tab.  🙂


PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  The challenge is fall foliage and I’d love to see your entry!

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)

4 responses to “Amusing Challenge – anything goes

  1. Your DT samples are beautiful! I really love the butterfly card! The Halloween card is adorable, and I love the fall card – fall is my favourite season! Thanks for another challenge!

  2. Thanks so much for having as guest designer this month!! I had a blast. Love your Fall card–the multi colored stamping is awesome! Cindi, you Halloween card is frightfully fun!!

  3. Thank you for the win and another fantastic challenge! Thank you for the beautiful inspirations too Karen x

  4. Hi, Chris. Just stopping by to mention that my Entry #1 Newton’s Nook card used stamps, not digis. Someone mentioned to me that they thought it was a digi, and I know they are not allowed here, so I wanted to make sure you knew it was a clear stamp. No digis were used. I don’t think I made it clear on my blog post. Thank you!

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