New Clearance Rack – Hurry, it won’t last!

Maui Stamper Clearance Rack Spring 2017

The Clearance Rack has just been updated and there are GREAT deals – framelits, ribbon, paper (including super savings on card stock assortments), punches, washi tape, ink, embellishments and more!

Some of my personal favorites:

Maui Stamper Botanical Builder Framelits

The Botanical Builder Framelits

Maui Stamper Botanical Builder Framelits

The Succulent Framelits

Maui Stamper Gold Sequin TrimGold Sequin Trim

 

Don’t waste a minute!  Clearance rack products are available While Supplies Last, and it won’t be long for many of these gems!  Shop HERE.

Jars of Love meet Colorful Season

What a perfect match! These graceful branches from Colorful Season belong in this jar. With such a clean, simple image, I decided to leave the sentiment off the front of the card and put it on the inside. This has the added benefit of allowing me to put this card into my Need-A-Card-Now stash, ready for last minute addition of the message of the day.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Jars meet Colorful Season

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Jars meet Colorful Season

The Colorful Seasons Suite is a beautiful combination of stamps, thinlits and the Color Theory DSP stack. If you’re shopping for the stamps, don’t miss the bundle that includes the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

There’s just one little trick to this project.  I stamped the “water” directly on the front panel, but stamped the jar in Basic Black on Vellum cardstock.  (It’s best to do this step early in the process to allow plenty of time for the ink to dry thoroughly – I did mine the day before.) Cut out the jar stamped on the vellum with the framelits and attach it with a few dabs of Fast Fuse around the perimeter for an authentic look.

Stay tuned – there’s another version of this card in the works!

Hello Climbing Orchids

Lately I’ve found myself needing cards with more generic greetings: hello, thinking of you, that sort of thing. This big HELLO stamp from the Hello Friend set is a design element on its own, but I had a stack of orchids waiting to be used, and the combination was very satisfying:

Maui Stamper Climbing Orchid Stampin' Up!

Maui Stamper Climbing Orchid Stampin' Up!

I used the Aquapainter to add a little So Saffron ink to the orchid image, and then used it without any ink to blur and drag color to the stamped areas. Once that was dry, I added a little Wink for sparkle.

The Gold Thread technique that seems to work best for me is to put a Stampin’ Dimensional or Glue Dot on the card front where an image or layer will be applied, and then wind the thread through that adhesive until the arrangement is pleasing. An extra Dimensional or Glue Dot adjacent to the “holder” helps keep everything just where it belongs.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

If you earned Bonus Days vouchers in July, be sure you spend them in August! Shop HERE.

 

August flowers on the line

This is the month when things start to get really HOT on Maui. I’m a sunshine and warm weather girl, but even I wilt a bit with our late summer heat. These sweet posies, however, will stay fresh all month long:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Swirly Bird

  • Stamps: Swirly Bird
  • Color Palette:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Framelits

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Swirly Bird

The color on the flowers isn’t even sponged – I inked them up with the Peekaboo Peach and then tapped the edges into the Tangerine Tango pad. It’s almost too easy. I also toyed with the idea of putting at least one of the blooms on a dimensional, but with these calendars I prefer as flat a profile as possible, so it was Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to the rescue.

Cheryl and Crystal have created fabulous August designs – stop by and see what they’ve done!

Sunny Tulips

Stampin’ Up! Host stamp sets are exclusive to hosts who have earned rewards, and they’re one of the best values in the catalog. Tranquil Tulips caught my eye on my first look through the Annual Catalog, and this is one of my favorite creations so far:

Maui Stamper Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up!

The first step in creating this simple card is to cut a circle in the front of the card base. Once you’ve completed that step, run the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks TIEF and use a Stampin’ Sponge to add color with Crumb Cake ink. The tulip on the front of the card is fussy cut since there aren’t framelits for this set.

Maui Stamper Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up!

I cut a second circle in a piece of scrap paper and aligned it with the opening in the front of the card.  Next, I used washi tape to hold it in place on the inside of the card so that I could see where the “window” would be. I put a sticky note at the bottom of the card and stamped the images inside the circle. Pull off the washi, pull off the sticky note, and BOOM!

Maui Stamper Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up!

The Bunch of Banners framelit is perfectly sized for the message from Sunshine Sayings, but many other sentiments will fit as well.  Hope you’ll have some fun with it!

Miss Your Face!!

Text Ya Later provides waaaay too many opportunities for fun messages! You can be sassy, silly, or sentimental – whatever says YOU!

Maui Stamper Text Ya Later Stampin' Up!

  • Stamps:  Text Ya Later, Timeless Textures, Burlap
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Copper, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide
  • Accessories:  Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Embossing Buddy, Pool Party Bakers Twine (retired), Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (retired), Corner Rounder (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Maui Stamper Text Ya Later Stampin' Up!

I embossed the screen outline in copper – had to do it – and had some fun playing with the messages. When you’re the Bestie, by definition you’re the top of the list – but there can be multiple lists!!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July brings Bonus Days back to Stampin’ Up!  Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 reward to spend as you choose in August – with no limit. What’s on your list?

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Christmas in July Join My Team

Has your wishlist grown? If it’s near $100, consider joining the Maui Stamper team. There’s no obligation, and in July, Stampin’ Up! is making the deal even sweeter. Your $99 (no additional tax or shipping) always includes your choice of $125 in Stampin’ Up! product. In July, it will include an additional $52 in essential tools – snail, snips, bone folder, grid paper, and two D blocks – PLUS the not-yet-released Carols of Christmas stamps from the Holiday 2017 catalog. Check it out!

Remarkable You with Sympathy

Sympathy cards are challenging, but making one is at least part of how I express my feelings when someone has experienced loss.  It’s never easy, but for me, the act of creating a card helps me to work through some of my feelings.

Maui Stamper Remarkable You Stampin' Up!

The metallic thread is very fine, and doesn’t create issues with the USPS as it won’t add any bulk to a card. I use a little adhesive on the card where I want it to go, and wind it through the adhesive. It comes out differently every single time. I’ve had to learn to adapt to that!

Maui Stamper Remarkable You Stampin' Up!

July brings Bonus Days back to Stampin’ Up!  Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 reward to spend as you choose in August – with no limit. What’s on your list?

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

Has your wishlist grown? If it’s near $100, consider joining the Maui Stamper team. There’s no obligation, and in July, Stampin’ Up! is making the deal even sweeter. Your $99 (no additional tax or shipping) always includes your choice of $125 in Stampin’ Up! product. In July, it will include an additional $52 in essential tools – snail, snips, bone folder, grid paper, and two D blocks – PLUS the not-yet-released Carols of Christmas stamps from the Holiday 2017 catalog. Check it out!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Christmas in July Join My Team