Last minute sparkle

MauiStamperSnowflakeEarring3Easy and oh-so-sweet!!  Vicki and Roxi made these for me with the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishment (137383)  – just add a pair each of rhinestones and ear wires.

MauiStamperSnowflakeEarring2With 20 snowflakes in the package, you could have a pocket-full of gifties in no time!

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Weekly Deals!

This week’s DEALS:

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals December 16-22, 2014Don’t forget there are still great offers available on the Clearance Rack and the Year-End Closeouts.  Have you checked out the Festive Designer Craft Paper Rolls?  I bought a few extra packages when they first appeared on sale and I’m thinking I might need more.  It’s a perfect weight, and it’s all-season, all-occasion.  One Wrap fits ALL!!

The RemARKables Tie One On!

It’s Blog Tour time…and that time of year…yes, there are packages to wrap!  You might be surprised to find you have the resources to come up with some pretty trendy wrapping at your fingertips!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Tie One OnI started with our gorgeous wrapping paper, currently available at a great price as a Year-End-Closeout.  This paper is thick and peek-proof:

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Tie One OnNope, can’t see through it!  I tied our Natural 7/8″ Ribbon around the wrapped box and then started to play with embellishment:

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Tie One OnStar Framelits and Lost Lagoon paper and embellishments create a package that works for the holidays or even a December birthday.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Tie One OnFor a completely different look, I punched circles in Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer, and Typeset Designer Series paper and strung them on Linen Thread.  The Glimmer paper is attached with a glue dot, one on either side of the thread, so there’s lots of sparkle.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Tie One OnIf you eliminate the star and change out the colors, you have a package wrapped for any occasion.

Think outside the box here (get it?  GET IT??)  Wrap in DSP, or even a brown paper bag or newspaper.  Look for the widest, brightest ribbon that you have and wrap it around your package.  Punch shapes – flowers, stars, squares, triangles – and string them on linen thread or baker’s twine.  The possibilities are endless!  Wrap away!

RemARKable PINworthy Blog Tour 2014Your next stop is Audra Monk’s Crafty Yogi – I know you’ll enjoy her inspiration!  Here’s the rest of the tour if you want to blaze your own trail:

Anne Matasci – You’re HERE!
Audra Monk – http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2014/12/tie-one-on-remarkable-blog-hop.html
Maria Pane – http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2014/12/stamp-it-up-baby-its-cold-outside.html
Andi Potler – http://www.absolutekreations.com/2014/12/11/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-tie-one-on
Michele Reynolds – http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/12/tie-one-on-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-Pj
Janet Wakeland – http://wp.me/pHIQD-73U
Nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2014/12/remarkable-stampers-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
Missy Bolinger – http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2014/12/remarkable-pinworthy-tour-tie-one-on.html
Tamra Davis – http://www.theCardLadies.com/remarkable-blog-tour-tying-it-on-with-love/
Connie Diebler – http://www.conniestamps.com/2014/12/tie-one-on.html

Tuesday DEALS

Deals for this week:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals December 9-15, 2014

Do you have the Envelope Liners Framelits?  They’re that perfect final touch!

Shop Deals, the Clearance Rack and more at my Online Store.

Boxes o’ Kisses

Here’s my take on the Sizzix Bigz Fry Box designed for Christmas treats:

Maui Stamper Maui Stamper Christmas Sizzix Fry BoxChristmas Sizzix Fry BoxA few Hershey Kisses in a cello bag tied with a cheery bit of ribbon and your favors are complete!  I made quite a few of these and they go together so quickly – the fry box is VERY EASY to assemble!  Just the thing for all of those last minute goodie gifts.

The phrases – I used a variety of them – are from Good Greetings, the exclusive Holiday Catalog Hostess Set.  The Old Olive box is stamped with the snowflakes and trees from Cheerful Greetings.  Photopolymer sets are super flexible, so I was able to curve the trees in an arc to match the curve across the back of the box.   The Real Red box is embellished with one of the trees from the Festival of Trees.

Stop by on Thursday to enjoy the RemARKable Blog Tour – our theme is Tie One On – packaging, tags and last minute gifts.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Blog tour

Just one snowflake

This is as close to snow as I’m going to see this winter:

Maui Stamper December 2014 DIY Easel Calendar

  • Stamps:  Festive Flurry
  • Color Palette:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewels

 

Not that I’m really complaining.  Although if I wanted to complain, I would grumble about the fact that Stampin’ Up! retired Festive Flurry and the coordinating framelits after only one year.  They’re so beautiful!  But I’m not in charge of that, and I have no desire to have that responsibility either.

Maui Stamper December 2014 DIY Easel CalendarI used my snips to trim the interior image a couple of times so that I could layer on the color.  I don’t mind cutting straight lines at all.

Take a look and see what Cheryl and Crystal have done with their calendars this month.  And if you get more snow than this, I hope it’s all this beautiful!

Maui Stampers and Friends MADE ON MAUI Craft Fair

Maui Stampers & Friends Christmas Craft Fair – all MADE ON MAUI

Christmas decor, gifts, cards, baked goods, embroidered linens, jewelry – all this and more! Tomorrow – Saturday – 9am until 2pm – Maui Masonic Lodge at 190 W. Kamehameha. Hope to see you there!

Maui Stampers craft fair November 22, 2014