Stampin’ Up! 2018 Retirement Lists

No, Sara Gardner isn’t retiring as CEO – it’s the annual list of products retiring from the Annual Catalog (2017-2018) and the Occasions catalog (2018).

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 Last Chance Banner

There’s a color revamp – YAY – but that means some colors are retiring. If you have DSP that you love, or a color you cannot live without, you might be wise to stock up. The retiring colors are:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

As has previously been the case, some products which are bundled are continuing, but the bundle pricing is being discontinued.  There’s lots to think about here!



  • Retiring products are available while supplies last
  • In Color products tend to sell out rapidly, and retiring core colors may as well
  • The case for the stamp pads has been re-designed  – don’t panic that the stamps pads are retiring
  • Final deadline is May 31, 2018 but all products are while supplies last
If there’s something you’d like, I strongly suggest you place your order early. Some fabulous stamps from the Occasions stamp set are retiring – the Magical Day suite (mermaid, dragon, knight and wizard) is a prime example. The fastest way is to go to my Online Store – use this Host Code EYZRZKAJ.  If you’d like help placing the order, I’m happy to assist.  I will have an order going in with Host Club tomorrow (Tuesday) night, so if you want something small and live locally, email your order and I’ll add it to the Club order.
Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Magical Day

Happy shopping! And keep in mind that all of these retiring products can only mean one thing: more Stampin’ Goodness is on the way!

The waning hours of Sale-a-bration 2018

Ah, it’s been a great Sale-a-bration. We’ve had pandas, peacocks, lavender, Tutti Frutti card and envelope sets, and my all-time favorite, Springtime Foils Specialty DSP. There’s so much more – but after tonight, it will all head to the archives.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils SAB 2018

I have loved coloring the Springtime Foils DSP with Stampin’ Blends. It’s a little discouraging to note that they have been taken out of inventory due to supply problems, but Stampin’ Up! assures us they are working as hard as possible to address that concern. In the meantime, if you were lucky enough to get the paper and some blends, try fussy cutting one of the floral images for a stunning focal point.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils SAB 2018

The shimmer from the paper sets off the shimmer in the ribbon.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils SAB 2018

This card uses the same technique with the blends, but I also used the Direct-To-Paper method (just like it says – ink pad straight on the paper – you’ll need to blot with a paper towel for best results) on a sheet of dotted foils to get that steely background. It’s a stretch for me to mix copper and steel, but I like the contrast that resulted.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils SAB 2018

This entire color combination is a change of mindset for me!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender SAB 2018

I was late to the Lots of Lavender party, but it’s a really sweet set that’s easy to use. I chose Sweet Sugarplum partly because it was the right tone, and partly because it’s a retiring In Color and I want to enjoy it these last few weeks. Don’t miss out on all of the 16-18 In Colors!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender SAB 2018

If you look closely at that Linen Thread, you’ll note that it doesn’t go across the card. It’s not stuck on with a glue dot, either – that’s not secure enough for me. I punched a 1/8 hole about an inch from the edge of the Whisper White panel and tied the Linen Thread around that edge. It looks suspended, but it’s quite secure.

You can place a Sale-a-bration order until 11:50pm Mountain Time tonight. I recommend you add the 16-18 In colors to your order! Shop HERE



Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse

The sale is on beginning Thursday February 8th (could be Wednesday February 7th for Hawaii folks – check the time zone!)  Buy one Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026 and Stampin’ Up! will send you two refills for FREE.  This deal is scheduled to run through February 12th but it is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and it sold out early the last time it was offered!

Mark your calendars, set your alerts, and don’t miss out. Use Host Code QEYJPXAN at my Online Store. Order 5 Fast Fuse and you can select a FREE Sale-a-bration product as well!

You might consider adding in a one month (#137858, $20) or three month (#137859, $59) Paper Pumpkin subscription.  Stampin’ Up! has just announced that Paper Pumpkin will celebrate 5 years of Crafting Goodness with a very special March box. Purchase multiples and gather your friends for a no-muss, no-fuss evening of crafting with Paper Pumpkin and Fast Fuse!

Online Extravaganza!

Maui Stamper 2017 Online Extravaganza

One Day Stamp Deals available November 20th only!  (Hawaii folks, they end at 8:59pm HST)

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Foil Snowflakes

The sale continues through November 26th with savings from 10 to 40%. Stamps are on sale today only, but the savings on framelits, accessories, embellishments, kits and more runs through the weekend. Don’t miss out!

Use Host Code  JZVCFFMP  and I’ll send you a free package of Foil Snowflakes!

Shop HERE!

Stampin’ Up! Super Sunday!

Stampin’ Up! is bringing October in with a BANG!  DSP is a quick and high impact way to add punch to your projects, and now it’s more affordable than ever! Choose from your favorites below and enjoy the savings:


Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! October 2017 DSP B3G1F

To go with all of that gorgeous DSP, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Making day with 10 days of savings on notecards and select stamp sets. You’re sure to find some favorites here. And if you’re on the fence regarding Fast Fuse, take this opportunity to jump down and embrace it! It’s my absolute adhesive of choices (well, except for Tombo the Wonder Adhesive, but that’s for little bits of things). Fast Fuse is easy to use and it sticks like nobody’s business. There’s a small learning curve as you develop the motion to get it to release at the end, but I’m telling you, my friends, THIS is the stuff to use!! Stock up – the savings are HUGE – and thank me later.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017



If you’re like me, your October order is starting to look pretty good….good enough that perhaps with a bit of help (and perhaps not) you’ll be looking at a $300 order with Host Benefits AND an absolutely free holiday stamp set called Merry Patterns.  It’s ONLY available as a Host promotion through the end of October, and all of these savings opportunities mean you’ll get so much more to go with it!

One Last Thing…Paper Pumpkin is promising two coordinated kits for October and November that will make your Holiday crafting as easy as can be. Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Holiday 2017

Never subscribed before? It’s as easy as can be. Visit THIS page and with a few clicks you’ll have a complete crafting kit on it’s way to you – everything but adhesive is in the box! Former subscriber? Same process, except you’ll just reactivate – it’s even faster. You can even request more than one box to share or to create extras for yourself. Make holiday crafting easy this year with Paper Pumpkin!

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.