April 2022 DIY: Celebrate Sunflowers


The war in Ukraine and the plight of the Ukrainian people has been on my mind for weeks, and when I started to reflect on my April calendar, it was their sunflower that came to mind. I’ve created this as a reminder on my desktop to keep them all – fighters, citizens, refugees – in my prayers.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Color Palette: Basic White, Memento Black, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals 700 and 800, Soft Suede, Misty Moonlight
  • Accessories: Stampin’ Blends

I masked off the top of the calendar and then stamped the image as close to the top as I could. I used a LOT of color, and kept going back over the image to create variety and intensity. Our new Naturals Blends were the perfect complement to those sunny yellows. I’ve matted this one with a double mat in Daffodil Delight and Misty Moonlight in honor of the Ukrainian colors.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar Celebrate Sunflowers

These little calendars are such fun to make, and I sell the pdf for $5 so that you can design your own. Message me for details.

Take a moment to visit Cheryl and Crystal to see what they’ve done with their DIY Easel calendars!

It’s that time of year! The Annual Last Chance list is out, and many products from the 21-22 Annual Catalog are available at savings up to 50%

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Last Chance 21-22 Annual Catalog

Pay close attention – many bundles are “retiring” but their components are not. You’ll still be able to get the stamps and dies or punches, but the discount will be gone!

Be sure to subscribe by April 10th for your Craft Escape in a box! Paper Pumpkin subscriptions deliver ready-to-go projects to your doorstep every month, but you have ultimate control to skip or cancel šŸ˜±if you decide it’s not for you. The April kit will make 9 coordinating cards and envelopes that you can tailor to your card-sending needs. Don’t wait!

Waves of the Ocean has arrived in the Online Store! Don’t wait to get your hands on this gorgeous suite, although if you just want some of these goodies, you can buy them individually as well. This is another 2022-2023 Sneak Peek, and pay close attention: the stamps and dies will be in the new catalog, but the Designer Series paper, the foiled papers (swoon), and the gems are exclusive to the Sneak Peek and are only available until May 2, 2022. Check it all out HERE!

The All Together Suite includes Here Together stamps, Here for You dies, All Together Designer Series Paper, and our brand new Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends combos! They’re available as a suite, bundle or individually – but only the Blends will be available after May 2, 2022. The Light and Medium Light Blends duos are currently unavailable due to supply chain concerns, but all other products are currently in the warehouse and ready to ship to your doorstep!


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