Amusing Challenges – “new”

Welcome 2016 and a new year of Amusing Challenges!

Kicking of the new year with the theme of “new”…which means y0u can use a new to you product, technique, color scheme or go another route…like a New Year’s card or resolution!  Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.   Just as a reminder, December’s lucky winner will receive a bag of Amuse Studio’s 4 mm sequins – in a color of their choice and the winner will be announced on Monday.  January’s prize is this retired Amuse Studio stamp set called, My Aim is True.

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For my first card I am featuring a brand new stamp set from Amuse Studio’s January Collection.  It’s called One in a Melon and features quite a few fun fruits and vegetables and of course, some punny sentiments!  🙂  That’s one of the “cute” styled sets in the January Collection but there are some more traditional Valentine styled sets that you will fall in love with!

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amuse studio supplies: One in a Melon stamp set (January Collection), Lime stitched ribbon, 3/8″ twill ribbon, Cherry, Sugar and Reverse Cherry Petite Polka dot cardstock, Chevron Cherry cardstock (retired), copics, White Signo uni-ball gel pen


This second card features a new-to-me stamp set – it’s called Our Town Too and completes my collection of the 4 Amuse Studio stamp sets that create that series.  yippee!!  This card also represents a new year’s resolution I’ve made – to be better about keeping in touch with people…whether on the phone or by card.  Are you like me in that you make lots and lots of cards but seldom actually send them?  I keep thinking, “oh, I need to keep this because I’ll never make something that nice or creative again” and my hoarding has got to stop!!

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amuse studio supplies:   Our Town Too stamp set, Tag Bundle die set (January Collection), Landscape die, Grass/Sugar/Wheat cardstock, Navy Petite Hexagon cardstock, Copics, Sage ink, Toffee Twine


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

6 responses to “Amusing Challenges – “new”

  1. Happy New Year! Used a muse studio gold sequins on my Tag. Does using an amuse studio product get twice the entries?
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. Lovely card creations love the cherry one very much and the stitching on card number 2 – thank you for the challenge and have a blessed week!

  3. Love the cards and the cherry sentiment.

  4. Thank you for the fun challenge and lovely DT work for added inspiration! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂 Mynn xx

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