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.

February 2019 DIY: Hey Love

Welcome to February at the Maui Stamper! I’m celebrating with these crazy long-legged birds from Hey Love in the Occasions 2019 catalog. You don’t see them there? Well, I do have a little trick…

Maui Stamper DIY Easel February 2019 Hello Love

Maui Stamper DIY Easel February 2019 Hello Love

I masked off the little short legs that this birdie was given by the (awesome) artists at Stampin’ Up! using a sticky note.  I inked them in Memento Black and stamped them up and down across the calendar – and as you can see, one of them is on the way out. Using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, I drew legs on each bird. I was inspired by Sharni Haines in THIS POST.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel February 2019 Hello Love

It’s not too late to create your own 2019 DIY Easel Calendar. I’ve made the pdf available for your personal use at a cost of $5. It includes 12 months plus a cover should you choose to gift your own version of a DIY calendar. Just message me your email and I’ll be glad to send you an invoice.

My favorite crafty buddies in the whole wide world have February calendars to share with you too. Visit Crystal and Cheryl for more 2019 goodness.

If you’d like to draw legs on your own set of birds, shop HERE.

Bloom By Bloom Card Class on Maui!

I am head-over-heels in love with Bloom By Bloom, the new Occasions catalog stamp set with a definite mid-century modern aesthetic. It’s fresh, it’s versatile, and it has a gorgeous suite of complimentary products. Time for a class!Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

There’s a little bit of fussy cutting involved (c’mon, Stampin’ Up!, we could have used framelits on this one!) but it’s not very technical because the lines are clean. The Hexagon TIEF and the repeating irregular circles in the DSP work well together, and a sparkly rhinestone jewel is the finishing touch.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom

I’m offering a class focusing on this stamp set next Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30pm at my Maui home. We’ll make 6 (gorgeous) cards using simple supplies. Cost is $15 and includes all supplies except basic adhesive. Leave a comment or message me if you’re interested.

And if you’d rather design your own, shop HERE.

Forever Lovely: the day after forever

This die cut looks really complicated, but trust me, it’s not. I had very skeptical looks from the members of the first club group to try it, but they agreed that it looks much more difficult than it is. I think that’s the beauty of the product!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely

Lovely Forever and the Lovely Flowers Edgelits are sold in a money saving bundle. It makes a gorgeous pair of products nearly impossible to resist.

I rounded the top corners of this card with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board. It’s a versatile tool, and the corner rounder at the top of the board is an added bonus. It always seems to get the corner right, too.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely

I put the card base through the Big Shot first, then cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to 4 3/16″ x 5 1/2″. That 1/16″ provides just enough clearance to allow the Flirty Flamingo panel to nest into the fold of the card without peeking out the opposite side. I placed the Flamingo panel under the Whisper White die cut and aligned the edgelit included in the assortment right up against the edge of the white die cut. I traced the top of the edgelit with a pencil and used that mark to position the Flamingo panel and the edgelit in the Big Shot so that I would get perfect alignment underneath the card front. I trimmed off the bottom of the Flamingo panel to 1/4″ from the bottom, then adhered it to the white card front. I used Fast Fuse (I still have a stash and I love it!) along the sides and bottom, and then carefully adhered the top of the die cut to the Flamingo panel using Tombo. You need a steady hand, and for some people it’s easier to put a little puddle on a scrap of paper and use a toothpick. Tombo is still my Wonder Adhesive.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely

My heart isn’t completely sold on this sentiment. It’s the “until” part. That implies an end. I realize that forever is infinite, but I still struggle. I’m a words girl, and I get a little fussy about the details. Nevertheless, the message is clear: I’ll love you forever! (But no guarantees about the day after.)

Here’s a guarantee: this card is much easier than it looks and will bring joy to the lucky person who receives it. If you need to shop for the supplies to create your own, shop HERE.