Alphabet: Larger than Life

I earned a free stamp set at Convention 2014 and chose the Larger Than Life Numbers and Letters:

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life Monogram

  • Stamps:  Larger Than Life Letters and Numbers, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Color Palette:  Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Typeset Specialty DSP, Honeycomb TIEF, Starburst Framelits, Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Handheld Stapler (Holiday 2014 Sneak Peak)

The honeycomb pattern is created by inking the raised side of the TIEF and pressing the paper into it – VERY easy with a big WOW factor.  I added a little sploosh of Gorgeous Grunge on this one as I didn’t press as hard on the TIEF.

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life Monogram

I’m a big fan of monograms, although I know they’re somewhat outdated.  And boy oh boy, am I a fan of the new Handheld Stapler!  It dispenses short little staples – oh so cute!

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life MonogramThis is the same concept but without the Grungification…I like it grungified better.

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Maui Stamper boxes of photosAnd if you – like me – have boxes of photos that need taming, stop by tomorrow (Sunday August 24) from noon til 4pm to find out how you can quickly and affordably take those pictures from forgotten to FABULOUS!

 

Bags for all Seasons

My most faithful customers got a little something extra this month:

Maui Stamper Initial Bags Decorative MasksI’ve had the Decorative Masks (Hearts & Stars #133777, Dots and Stripes #133775) for a while and I’ve had this project in mind even longer!  It was very easy to do and I’m pleased with the results.

The masks are quite inexpensive – $2.95! – and they’re very easy to work with.  I used blue painter’s tape to hold them in place, and daubers to apply the ink straight from the ink pad.  My bags were bigger than the masks and I found it very easy to line up the images in order to work across the full width of the bags.

Maui Stamper Initial Bags Decorative MasksI stamped the initials with the Larger Than Life Letters and Numbers (#135382) and layered them onto a coordinating Starburst Framelit (#1329670).  A little bit of coordinating ribbon finished it off.

We have an ordinance in Maui County prohibiting the use of lightweight plastic bags, so these re-usable canvas bags are just the thing for catalogs, supplies and (of course) new product!  Shop HERE to make your own – it takes less than 20 minutes!

Would you like to get these products – and EVERYTHING ELSE you choose – at a discount EVERY TIME you shop?  Consider becoming a demonstrator – from August 21 to 28 you’ll get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! product of your choice – plus all the business supplies you need to get started – for $99.  It’s a great value, and there’s no risk and no long-term commitment.  Learn more HERE or message me with your questions.  Don’t miss this sweet opportunity – it’s a decision you won’t regret!  ONE WEEK ONLY.

One more tag…

This one is from Collage Tag Class a couple of weeks ago:

Maui Stamper Collage Tag Kinda Eclectic

  • Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic
  • Color Palette:  Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Tea Lace Doilies, Jute Ribbon, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Coastal Cabana Thick Twine

This is an “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of tag.  In class, everyone had a lot of fun adapting and improvising – which is the name of the game!

Maui Stamper Collage Tag Kinda Eclectic

One little detail I should point out:  I pulled out the stitching on the side of the jute ribbon (yeah, I’ll admit it – it was a pain) in order to unravel the ribbon to create this fringe.  It was worth the trouble.

Shop for supplies HERE.

A Tag Makes the Package

Maui Stampers I Like You BlendabilitiesI’m in love with all of our 2014-2015 Host Stamps – this one is I Like You, and it’s a natural to color with Blendabilities!

Maui Stampers I Like You BlendabilitiesI chose Rich Razzleberry for the flowers to compliment the retired ribbon from ages ago, and added a bit of Daffodil Delight and Old Olive for accent.  It was a very quick, easy tag to put together and I think it makes the package!

Shop for Blendabilities HERE

 

RemARKable Pinworthy New Beginnings

It’s the second Thursday and that means another RemARKable Pinworthy tour!  We’re celebrating new beginnings this month and I found the PERFECT stamp set:  Hello Love!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveHow is it possible to resist these cheeky little birds??  This set covers so many card occasions.  Haven’t noticed it?  It’s in the back of the catalog with the Host sets – more on that later.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThose little pearls are colored with Blendabilities, a card maker’s  best friend.  I used Versamark and my Baked Brown Sugar FFIP to emboss that little birdie.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveOn the inside is the companion bird – this little chub cracks me up!!  I chose to use the Aquapainter to give him a softer, watercolored look.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThese soft, Lullaby DSP colors are just as suited to a wedding or bridal shower – I inked the bird on the arrow but left off the ends this time.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe messages fit perfectly into the word bubble, and the Word Bubble framelits eliminate the need for fussy cutting.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe tattle-tale message is on the inside of the card this time!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThis set has such versatile images – when I saw the sun I knew I had to make an all yellow – well, an all Hello Honey – card!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveLullaby DSP and the Decorative Dots TIEF add texture to this simple layout.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveI used markers again to hand-color the stamped message inside the card.  It takes just a minute, and it’s a big WOW punch.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe mix of patterns in the Lullaby DSP is really versatile – although it’s called Lullaby, the name really reflects the colors more than the patterns.  And although many of the images in the Hello Love set are small, they work well with creative card layouts.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveDoesn’t this bird look like it has a baby bump?  SERIOUSLY???

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe way the images in Hello Love all work together makes me really happy.  Oh Happy Day!

Maui Stamper Hello Love Host Stamp Set

  • Hello Love wood mount #133925 $18.00 HOST purchase only
  • Hello Love clear mount #133928 $13.00 HOST purchase only
  • Lullaby Designer Series paper #133695  $10.95

All the cards feature the Hello Love stamp set and the Lullaby Designer Series paper.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Lullaby DSP and Color PaletteI used what you might consider the “Boy” palette from Lullaby – Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White – sounds like dessert!

Hello Love is a Host set, meaning it can only be purchased with Host Dollars earned by (wait for it…) being a Stampin’ Up! Host!  Contact your demonstrator – or me if you don’t have a demonstrator – to learn more about the many ways you can host an event.

Whew!  Hope you’re in love with Hello Love!  Head on over to Audra’s Crafty Yogi to visit the next stop on the Pinworthy tour.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday Deals! New Photopolymer! Big Shot Bundles!

Wow – when it rains (DEALS) it pours!!

First up:  a new photopolymer set call Yee Haw!

Maui Stamper Yee Haw new Photopolymer from Stampin' Up!25 Photopolymer stamps  #138107  $25.95 – and Stampin’ Up! has committed to making new photopolymer sets available for 6 months.  Yee haw!!

Second up:  Weekly deals.  Can you say Envelope Liner Framelits??

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals August 12-18, 2014Finally, we’ve still got a great deal when you buy a new Big Shot – you’ll get a stamp and framelit bundle free!  Already have the Big Shot?  The framelit bundles are still a good deal, and these aren’t in the catalog.  Available through August 31st:

Maui Stamper Big Shot Bundles through August 31, 2014