Availability of Coordinating Dies

There’s discouraging news from Stampin’ Up! this morning:

The Doily Builder dies have run out and are not being carried forward in the 2019-2020 Annual catalog. They are discontinued effective immediately.

The following dies are in low inventory status. When the supply is exhausted, they will also be discontinued as they are not continuing into 2019-2020:

In addition, the Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake coordinating dies (marketed as limited supply for SAB) have sold out. Stampin’ Up! has expressed concern about this situation, and understands it is a frustrating and disappointing experience for everyone. They’re working on a solution, but in the meantime, if these dies (or their associated bundles) are on your shopping list, place your order as soon as possible in my Online Store.

I’m heading into my craft room. Nothing cures the blues faster than a little time with paper and ink!!

Petal Palette – good energy for a good person

When someone does something especially nice for you, it feels really good to create a card just for them. You can think about them in the process, both in terms of their preferences and tastes as well as their general goodness and importance in your life. Making a card for someone has really good energy.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Petal Palette Crackle Thanks

I used Stampin’ Blends to add a little color to the image stamped in Memento Black on Whisper White card stock. In some cases I went right over the black images, and the result is more subtle color.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Petal Palette Crackle Thanks

I used a needle to thread the Old Olive Linen thread through the stitches in the Daffodil Delight circle, making the thread bow more secure on the card. I’ll use a glue dot in a pinch, but I like my cards to stick together for a long time! A bow that is tied in place will hold on for much longer than one that is glued on.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Petal Palette Crackle Thanks

This card is for a real gentleman. He is a genuine, warm, kind man – one of a kind.

If you need a few supplies to make just-the-right-card for someone who went out of their way to be kind to you, Shop HERE.

All That You Are – March 2019

If you’ve followed the Maui Stamper, you’ll know that the first of each month I share my version of a small desktop easel calendar. It’s a delightful format precisely because it is so small, and I’m finding that I enjoy coloring these little pages.

MauiStamper Stampin' Up! All That You Are March 2019 DIY
  • Stamps: All That You Are
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Flirty Flaming
  • Accessories: Memento Ink, Stampin’ Blends, Sticky Notes
MauiStamper Stampin' Up! All That You Are March 2019 DIY

I often have help in the craft room these days, and even more so in the morning when the sun streams in the windows. It’s been a cold winter on Maui – this morning it was 61°.

(Before you tell me how cold it was in Minnebraska this morning, remember that we live in sundresses and rubber slippers and don’t have heat in our homes. Our bodies are accustomed to 78°, partly cloudy with scattered showers. I live on the dry side of the island where annual rainfall is 11 inches and it seldom gets below 76°. 61° is cold!)

Ahem. So, back to my helper. She’s adorable, but she’s a big pest. I can’t tell you how challenging it is to color with Bella “helping”. She’s never still for long, and she likes to bump things to tell you how much she likes them. I’ll bet there are plenty of you who can relate:

MauiStamper Stampin' Up! All That You Are March 2019 DIY

Crystal and Cheryl and I have a mini-blog hop with our DIY Calendars each month, and I hope you’ll visit them as well to see what they’ve created for March. You can search DIY Calendar or click on the tags to see years worth of these little calendar pages! I have the pdf available for you to create your own as well – message me and I’ll send you an invoice. It’s just $5!

There’s news on the Sale-a-bration front as well! Stampin’ Up! has added product from the Annual Catalog to the $50 Level Sale-a-bration rewards. There are also new coordinating products for Sale-a-bration available. I’ll be back soon with more details. Happy Crafting!

Let Them Eat – a Piece of Cake

My DSP (Designer Series Paper) stash is getting Out Of Control. I could (gasp) get rid of some, or I could just use it. Wait – what was the question?

The Botanical Butterfly DSP from the 2019 Sale-a-bration catalog is really versatile. One side of each design is a full color butterfly based design, and the reverse is a black and white design. Some are geometric, like these dots, while others would be excellent choices for coloring. I love it when our products can meet so many needs!

We did this in one of my clubs, and some of the crafters chose to use the reverse side with the colored butterfly design. It’s just a different look, and I love that they explored their own ideas.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake

That little flower at the top of the cake seemed like the perfect touch to finish this sunny card. I stocked up on the black Rhinestone Jewels when they were on the Clearance Rack, and if you don’t have any you can always use a Black Sharpie to color a traditional Rhinestone Jewel.

Do you have a February birthday? Be the first person to comment with your date – no year necessary – and I’ll put this in the mail to you. You can pm your address, as we don’t need that kind of information all over the interwebs!

Need supplies? Shop HERE.

Addicted to Happiness Blooms

Happiness Blooms is absolutely addicting. It has such a presence that it practically makes the card all by itself:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

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  • Color Palette: Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

This card is just a few rectangular pieces of paper, one stamp, one color of ink, two short bits of ribbon, and some adhesive. The ribbon is made into loops and secured with Mini Glue Dots. The sentiment panel is raised on Stampin’ Dimensionals (which allows room for the ribbon to breathe). The colors are bright and suitable for nearly any occasion (except perhaps a sympathy card…I don’t think I would choose this design for that purpose.)

Pretty cards don’t have to be difficult! Have some fun with stamping. If you need supplies, check out the Happiness Blooms suite HERE.

A Bloomin’ Birthday

I’m channeling my inner ND Mom (thankfully, the days of tuition payments are over) with the colors in today’s card. I’ve always loved the various combinations of blue and green, and these particular tones bring back fond memories. The Happiness Blooms DSP is a real winner!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

Stamps: Bloom By Bloom, Celebrate Your Day  (SAB 2019)

 Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

There’s still time to join us tomorrow night to make cards! I’ll have all the supplies ready for you to make 6 fun cards using this great stamp set – just $15. There will be a variety of sentiments so that you can customize each card to your needs.  Message me today!

Want your own stamps? Shop HERE.

Still Bloom By Bloomin’

The Happiness Blooms DSP has really inspired me. The images remind me of Marimekko, a Finnish design house that I’ve loved all my adult life. The colors are bright and the designs are cheerful, with options suitable for both men and women. It’s perfect for a suit of cards.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom



Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

This card is included in my Happiness Blooms suite card class on Tuesday evening, February 5th. You’re welcome to join us – message me and I’ll fill you in on the details. But hurry, because the craft table is filling up!

If you’d prefer to shop on your own, shop HERE.