A very content cat

This cat has a very satisfied face and wears coats of many colors!

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

I had a fabulous time punching cats from the Spooky Night DSP (the deep orange and black cats). I played with watercolor on both watercolor paper and Thick Whisper White card stock, and stamped over some of them to create different looks. Love this Cat Punch!!

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

I added little Black Mini Sequin Trim collars and used them to embellish boxes of chocolate.

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

The Clear Tiny Treat acetate boxes were just the right size for the cat – and for a little Ghiradelli.

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

There’s a cat image in the Spooky Cat photopolymer set, but I would have bought it just for this face.

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

There was a children’s book when I was small about cats…lots of cats…and I think I’m re-living that story.

Maui Stamper Holiday 2017 Cat Punch and Spooky Cat

Good news! DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2018!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

You can see all of the details HERE

  • DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
  • DIY Calendar refill is $6.00

Shipping is by USPS and will be sent First Class or Priority Mail.  I ship the best possible method at the best possible price and will calculate based on what you order.  Typically, a single Calendar refill can be sent in a First Class envelope with postage of $.91.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Many crafters have asked for the template over the years. I do not sell the template. I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method.  Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.

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2018 DIY Easel Calendars are ready!

Good news! DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2018!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

This petite calendar is a canvas ready for your creative touch!  You’ll receive12 precisely-cut monthly calendar pages plus a cover page featuring the year.  There are 13 cut-to-size mats featuring the 2016-2018 and 2017-2019 In Colors, plus Island Indigo, Pool Party and Old Olive.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

There are two ways to purchase the kit.  You can purchase it complete with an easel, and it will come packaged in a clear box ready for gift giving, with or without your creative designs.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

If you’ve purchased before, or already have an easel, I am making the calendar pages and coordinating mats available separately.  They’re packaged in a clear envelope.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

Not sure about the colors? The calendar pages are printed on Thick Whisper White card stock. Please consider that my camera and your monitor may not capture the exact hue and tone, but you’ll receive mats in the following Stampin’ Up! colors:

Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Emerald Envy.

If you want to take a better look, visit my Online Store to see the Stampin’ Up! card stock collection.

  • DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
  • DIY Calendar refill is $6.00

Shipping is by USPS and will be sent First Class or Priority Mail.  I ship the best possible method at the best possible price and will calculate based on what you order.  Typically, a single Calendar refill can be sent in a First Class envelope with postage of $.91.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Many crafters have asked for the template over the years. I do not sell the template. I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method.  Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.

Happy crafting!

Sweet Maui Pines

Ah, I was a happy Maui Stamper when I saw the Pop of Paradise stamp set would carry forward into this year!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Pop of Pink

  • Stamps: Pop of Paradise
  • Color Palette: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Write markers, Glue Dots

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Pop of Pink

I fussy cut that one pine with my paper snips and attached it to the calendar with a couple of Glue Dots. They give a tiny bit of lift without too much height – more visual height that actual height.

2018 DIY Calendars and Easel Calendars are ready to ship! I’ll post the details later today.

Crystal and Cheryl have more great DIY calendar inspiration for you today – head over and see!

Kick back and enjoy

This classic Adirondak style chair is an invitation to relax:

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

  • Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Timeless Textures
  • Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim
  • Accessories: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, WInk of Stella, Linen Thread

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

I used THIS tutorial for the criss-cross box template. (Warning: she stamps her own plaid design. I did NOT stamp a plaid, I used DSP. So much easier.)

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

A package of Green Tea Macnuts fits perfectly inside.  They’re aailable at your local ABC store (what? you don’t have an ABC store? They’re on every corner in Waikiki!!)

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!

July’s all wrapped up

I’m all about the Red, White, and Blue, but for the past few years I’ve looked for motifs other than the Stars and Stripes.  There’s nothing wrong with them, but I like a little creative challenge. This month, I’m using the bow retired from the Circle of Spring for my calendar.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Circle of Spring

  • Stamps: Circle of Spring (retired)
  • Color Palette:  (Real) Red, (Whisper) White, and (Night of Navy) Blue!
  • Accessories:  Wondrous Wreath Framelits

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Circle of Spring

Hope your entire month is Star-Spangled!!  Check out the creations featured by Crystal and Cheryl this month.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July 1 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!

Happy Wanderer

Warning: once we get to June, my calendar images may include retired stamps. I create the calendars in January. It is what it is.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar You're Sublime

This little gem comes from the retired So Sublime stamp set.  It’s colored with an Aquapainter and a few markers and it’s as simple as can be.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar You're Sublime

I’m not a camper, but how could you resist an adventure in such a cute little roll-along?

Stop by and see what Cheryl and Crystal have designed for June!