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

Bright and Beautiful

Love this Bright and Beautiful set of stars:

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped Card

  • Stamps:  Bright and Beautiful
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Silver
  • Accessories:  Big Shot and Star framelits, Silver 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, Silver Glimmer paper, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board, 1/8″ hand held circle punch

The inspiration for this card came from Sandy MacIver.  I had initially hoped to make the card with the top point of the star a continuous piece of paper front to back (rather than punching a hole to secure the front to the back) but I learned that the point is too narrow to make that work.  I don’t like to add bows with glue dots, so I needed to figure out a way to make this one go through the card stock and still “tie pretty”.

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped CardThis is the back of the card.  I put the Silver Taffeta Ribbon through a hole punched at the top of the stars and tied it once in front, then wrapped it around the back and tied it once again (when I say tied, I mean like the first step in tying a shoelace – what’s that called? an overhand knot?)  Those two “overhand knots” stabilize the ribbon so that when you bring it back around to the front the bow is straight, not catty-wompus.  (Which IS a word, despite spell check trying to tell me it is not.)

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped CardI stamped a single word inside and added a few small stars to the envelope.  The envelope itself was made with the Envelope Punch board to fit a 5×5 card.  This card looks a lot more time-consuming than it is – give it a try and tell me what you think.

Stop by the Maui Masonic Lodge this Saturday, November 22 for the Maui Stamper and Friends Craft Fair!  Paper crafts, jewelry, baked goods, embroidered linens, loads of gift items – we’d love to see you!  9am til 2pm

Maui Stampers craft fair November 22, 2014

 

Give thanks – RemARKably

I hope you’re enjoying this month’s RemARKable Pinworthy Blog tour.  I have a SUPER-EASY project that you can put together as quick gifts for your loved ones for this holiday season.  The star of this project is the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit:

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95I’ve added a few products to this project but it is primarily the Gratitude for Days Kit.  I couldn’t resist the new Note Tag punch to make the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set:

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95I am grateful for many, many things – but my husband (Number One) and my children – including my dear son-in-law – are my greatest treasures.  I created this mini-album to keep a few photos from a recent family trip.

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95I chose a few special photos and put one in each pocket with one of the journaling cards that comes with the kit:

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95My kids live all over the world, and a photo of the three of them – even in big puffy coats – is a treasure!

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95I love how the pockets allow you a little peek at the photo inside!

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95The cards can be used however you like – in this case, since the photos are from a trip together, I’ll use them to record thoughts and emotions about our time together.

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95The Gratitude for Days kit has beautiful colors that are easy to coordinate.  I used stamps from Remember This (PLxSU), Holiday Cheer (PLxSU) and Hip Notes.

Maui Stamper Gratitude for Days Photo Journal #135868 $21.95

I treasure these memories, and the photos are a tangible reminder of the time we spent together.  What would you like to remember?  You could make 10 of these with one Gratitude for Days Simply Sent kit!

Enjoy the rest of the Give Thanks tour.  I’m thankful for each one of you, too!

RemARKable PINworthy Blog Tour 2014

 

 

Super Star Birthday

When it’s your birthday, you deserve the star treatment!

Maui Stamper Super Star Birthday

  • Stamps:  You’re My Hero (retired)
  • Color Palette:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Accessories:  White Gel Pen, Star Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Back to Black DSP

Maui Stamper Super Star BirthdayQuick and easy!  Here are this week’s DEALS:

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals Stampin' Up! November 11-17, 2014

Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday for the RemARKable Pinworthy Blog tour – our theme this month is Give Thanks!

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CongratYOUlations!

Everyone needs to hear they’ve done well at least once in a while!

Maui Stamper CongratYOUlations!

  • Stamps:  Bravo
  • Color Palette:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories:  2 1/2″ circle punch, Black Chevron Ribbon, Handheld stapler, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Maui Stamper CongratYOUlations!I know, I know, it’s a STAPLE.  I wasn’t such a big fan until we got our own little stapler.  It is what it is.  I think I’m more in love with the stapler itself than with the staples.

Maui Stamper Handheld Stapler #135850Need it?  Get it HERE.

 

Typeset Thanks

We made cards specifically for men a while back:

Maui Stamper Typeset Thanks

  • Stamps:  Hip Notes, What’s Your Type
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive
  • Accessories:  Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Making Manly Cards requires a complete shift in my brain.  I focus more on images and color, and less on embellishment.  This card uses a very simple layout and relies on the contrast between the graphic circles and the detail in the map-themed DSP.

Maui Stamper Typeset Thanks

Here are the WEEKLY DEALS for this week:

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals November 4-10, 2014

You know you’re gonna need some silver glitter very, very soon.  Shop HERE.

Remembering to be Thankful

I work at having an “attitude of gratitude” all year long, and in November I give myself a little extra reminder:

Maui Stamper November 2014 DIY Easel Calendar

  • Stamps:  Thankful For (retired), Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Color Palette:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar

Maui Stamper November 2014 DIY Easel CalendarCan I just say that if you are one of the 4 people left who don’t own Gorgeous Grunge that you need to fix that problem?  It is absolutely indispensable.

I used my Stampin’ Write markers to create the variegated color on the stems.  They aren’t weeds…just in case you were wondering.

Take a look and see what Cheryl and Crystal have done with their calendars this month.  Please leave us a comment – we all love to hear what you think about our projects!