A Shining CASE

THIS CARD kept popping up everywhere I looked. I love the shine of the metallic foil paper! I knew I had to create one, but I didn’t have everything that Cécile used – she originally shared it a year ago. But crafting is a flexible, versatile art and I was able to make a card that was true to her spirit:

Maui Stamper Swirly Scribbles Cheers to the Years

  • Stamps:  Cheers to the Years
  • Color Palette: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Metallic Foil Copper, Metallic Foil Champagne
  • Accessories:  Heat Gun, Copper Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits 

Maui Stamper Swirly Scribbles Cheers to the Years

Stampin’ Up! has a LOT of Framelit and Thinlit snowflakes! These are from Seasonal Tags, but you could choose something else – I really liked the clean lines on these since there was already a lot of detail in the card.

If I’d been thinking, I would have absolutely used our adhesive sheets to simplify adhering all the small parts on this card, but I used Tombo the Wonder Adhesive and it worked beautifully – I just had to give my fingers a good scrub when I was done.

Be sure to give Cécile a little love for her fabulous inspiration. (Her blog is in French, but Professor Google will translate if you ask.)  It was a delight to CASE her card.

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Miss that Crazy Moose!

There are MANY MANY WONDERFUL holiday stamps in the 2017 Holiday catalog, but my-oh-my did I love this crazy moose from 2016!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Jolly Friends

  • Stamps:  Jolly Friends, Tin of Tags (both retired)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  Red Glimmer paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Jolly Hat Punch (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals

He’s such a dorky guy. I have a special corner of my heart reserved for dorky guys.  Not that Mr. Maui Stamper or Son of Stamper are dorks – no, no no! I’m just fond of dorky guys.  That’s all.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Jolly Friends

2018 is just around the corner, and I’ll be done with retired stamps at least until the new Annual Catalog comes out!  Whew!

To get your December off to a jolly start, Cheryl and Crystal have also shared their calendar pages for this month.  Ho ho ho!

Online Extravaganza!

Maui Stamper 2017 Online Extravaganza

One Day Stamp Deals available November 20th only!  (Hawaii folks, they end at 8:59pm HST)

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Foil Snowflakes

The sale continues through November 26th with savings from 10 to 40%. Stamps are on sale today only, but the savings on framelits, accessories, embellishments, kits and more runs through the weekend. Don’t miss out!

Use Host Code  JZVCFFMP  and I’ll send you a free package of Foil Snowflakes!

Shop HERE!

The abundance of November

It’s a little late for figs, although I have to admit that I made a lovely dish with them this summer. If I’d had the 2017-2018 In Colors when I made this calendar page, I absolutely would have made it in Fresh Fig.  But there you go. We are operating in an alternate universe with these calendars.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Fabulous Flora

  • Stamps:  Fabulous Flora, Gorgeous Grunge (sorry, both retired from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog)
  • Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Aqua Painter

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Fabulous Flora

An Aqua Painter is an indispensable tool on my craft desk. I have multiples just because I use them so often. They need to be everywhere.

Take a moment to be inspired by the creations that Crystal and Cheryl have created for November.  You’ll be glad you did.

Want to create your own DIY Easel Calendar? I have just a few left – check THIS POST for details.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

Treats, treats, and more treats!

When Robbie is our club host (and we ALWAYS let her have Halloween) she goes all out. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she spoils us with goodies and inspiration. This year was no different, and I thought you’d like to see her creations.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night

I don’t have all the details since I didn’t make these, but I know these little Hershey Bar holders use the Spooky Cat stamps and punch and Spooky Night DSP.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night and Painted Autumn Mini Treat Bags

These two Mini Treat Bags were filled with Salted Caramel Cocoa mix and everyone got one of these, too! The spider web doily is retired, but I loved the Black Glimmer Cat!

Maui Stamper Seasonal Chums

 

I made these little guys with the Seasonal Chums stamps and Seasonal Tags framelit dies. I discovered that stamping with Basic Black and using the matching Stampin’ Write marker to highlight the lines on the pumpkin was enough. The stems and leaves were quick to color and a little Wink of Stella gave Jack a proper gleam. Toe Bod Butts (Candy Corn, if you didn’t grow up in my house) fits perfectly in our 2″x8″ cello bags.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Robbie filled the Popcorn Boxes with chocolates (long, long gone) and each box was a little different.  Like I said, she spoils us!

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcake Monsters

 

Edited to add contact information for those ono cupcakes!

Visit http://www.L2SBakery.com – you’ll be glad you did!

 

We had an awful lot of fun at our October club meeting:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

This little black cat is waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the Pumpkin Patch on Halloween Night….

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

…but this little cat is happy to blend in with the scenery! I used Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink with the Timeless Texture stamp set and punched out my Camo Cat, and I’m in love.Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky CatThat face is part of the Spooky Cat stamp set, and it’s worth the cost of the entire set just to have it! Those eyes!!

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcake Monsters

We had some pretty fabulous treats, too.  Desiree’s daughters are bakers and we’ve been the lucky recipients of their treats in the past, but these Green Tea Mochi Monster Mini-Cupcakes (say that 3 times REALLY fast with a mouth full of cupcake!) had us all ooohing and aahhhing and YUMMMING.

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcakes

This is a little dark, but this was Pumpkin Mochi. I’m telling you, it was SO ono! If you live on Maui and you’d like to place an order, visit their website at http://www.L2SBakery.com.

And if you’d like to shop for paper, stamp or ink, click right HERE!

 

Stampin’ Up! Super Sunday!

Stampin’ Up! is bringing October in with a BANG!  DSP is a quick and high impact way to add punch to your projects, and now it’s more affordable than ever! Choose from your favorites below and enjoy the savings:

 

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! October 2017 DSP B3G1F

To go with all of that gorgeous DSP, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Making day with 10 days of savings on notecards and select stamp sets. You’re sure to find some favorites here. And if you’re on the fence regarding Fast Fuse, take this opportunity to jump down and embrace it! It’s my absolute adhesive of choices (well, except for Tombo the Wonder Adhesive, but that’s for little bits of things). Fast Fuse is easy to use and it sticks like nobody’s business. There’s a small learning curve as you develop the motion to get it to release at the end, but I’m telling you, my friends, THIS is the stuff to use!! Stock up – the savings are HUGE – and thank me later.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017

 

 

If you’re like me, your October order is starting to look pretty good….good enough that perhaps with a bit of help (and perhaps not) you’ll be looking at a $300 order with Host Benefits AND an absolutely free holiday stamp set called Merry Patterns.  It’s ONLY available as a Host promotion through the end of October, and all of these savings opportunities mean you’ll get so much more to go with it!

One Last Thing…Paper Pumpkin is promising two coordinated kits for October and November that will make your Holiday crafting as easy as can be. Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Holiday 2017

Never subscribed before? It’s as easy as can be. Visit THIS page and with a few clicks you’ll have a complete crafting kit on it’s way to you – everything but adhesive is in the box! Former subscriber? Same process, except you’ll just reactivate – it’s even faster. You can even request more than one box to share or to create extras for yourself. Make holiday crafting easy this year with Paper Pumpkin!