The Eastern Palace Suite

I’ve had this early-release product for some time, but if I’m absolutely honest, it kind of intimidated me. The stamps coordinate perfectly with the framelits, and there are a million and one ways to use the framelits – and that was what had me holding my breath. Fortunately, I’ve survived that crisis and am happy to share the results with you today:

Maui Stamper Eastern Beauty Premier Bundle

  • Stamps:  Eastern Beauty
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Softly Falling TIEF, Eatern Medallions Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Copper Thread, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I kept this card intentionally simple, partly because it was for a swap, and partly to keep myself from freaking out.  I wasn’t sure if the color combination would work, but I LOVE IT!  I lean towards monochromatic color combinations and this made me very happy.

Maui Stamper Eastern Beauty Premier Bundle

I used two separate thinlits on the Very Vanilla piece, and was thrilled to discover that they lined up perfectly together so that I could get this look with just one pass of the Big Shot. (Remember: this was for a swap so I needed a bunch!)

The Very Best Part about this card is something you wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell you (GUESS WHAT? I’M GONNA TELL YOU!!)  If you purchase the Premier Bundle, not only do you get the stamps and thinlits and DSP and embellishments and ink and paper (new In Colors too!), but you get our brand new, not-yet-released-but-in-the-new-catalog THICK VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK!!!!

I know.  I’m sorry.  I keep shouting.  But as you can tell, I’m just a teeny tiny bit excited.

There are two bundles featuring the Eastern Palace Suite.  Both include free gifts!! One is a Basic Bundle, and the other is the Premier Bundle. Either one will keep you happily crafting for days, but you’ll get that Very Vanilla card stock as a free gift in the Premier Bundle. And I promise it will make you very, very happy.

Shop HERE.

Maui Stamper Eastern Palace Bundle with free gift

 

New Goodies on the CLEARANCE RACK!!

Great deals on ribbon, paper, washi – all sorts of goodies for crafting! Many of these were some of my personal favorites from the 2016 Holiday catalog – but quantities are limited!

Maui Stamper Clearance Rack Spring 2017

Don’t delay – shop HERE!

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Washi $3.20

Candy Cane Washi Tape – $3.20!!

Maui Stamper Mini Copper Pine Cones

Mini Copper Pine Cones $3.00!!  So many more embellishments, papers and ink at great savings – but they won’t last.

 

 

The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?

2017 Retiring Header

I’ve had a little time to look through the list of products retiring from 2016-2017, and I have a few things to share with you. Products are selling out VERY QUICKLY, so don’t delay.  Here are a few things I consider noteworthy:

  • Bundles are retiring – in some cases, stamps will continue. Many have already sold out.
  • Many suites, especially in the Occasions catalog are retiring. Stock up on DSP and embellishments for things you already have
  • Project Life products are retiring, many at a discount. The cards packs are GREAT for card making!!
  • Gorgeous Grunge – Clear and Wood –  is retiring.  Don’t miss that one.
  • Botanical Blooms (discounted!) and the Pineapple Clear and Wood stamp  are retiring – if you do tropical cards, snap these up!
  • The Owl Builder punch is retiring. So.Much.Punch.Art.
  • Christmas Greetings Thinlits  are retiring – one of my absolute favorites.
  • Stars Framelits are retiring.  These are a holiday staple.
  • The Adhesive Remover is retiring, and I consider it a crafting essential.

Did I mention things are selling out quickly??  If you want the

Retiring Products page, start HERE.

Retiring Stamps page, start HERE.

Retiring Bundles page, start HERE.

Retiring Everything Else, start HERE.

But start NOW!!

 

RETIRING 2017!!! HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!

I’ve just had few minutes with this list and am still processing.   I’ll post later with some thoughts, but I want to get it in your hands.

Stampin' Up! Retiring Products 2017

As always, these items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Don’t delay if one of your favorites is on the list!  There are some fabulous discounts available and those items often sell out quickly.

Note that all of the Project Life products are on the list.  At the end of this catalog year (May 31, 2017) Stampin’ Up! will be ending its relationship with Becky Higgins and Project Life.  Many similar products will be available through Becky Higgins, but they will not be designed to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! palette.

Click HERE to see the list.  Then go HERE to shop.

Farewell, Sale-a-bration 2017!!

Today’s your last chance for Sale-abration 2017! Orders close at 11:50pm mountain time.

Maui Stamper Delicate Details and Avant Garden

It’s your last chance for Delicate Details, Avant Garden, and a host of other great products!

Maui Stamper Delicate Details and Avant Garden

If you’re placing an order today, stock up on the Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors!  As soon as the list is announced, there’s always a huge rush to buy paper, ink, ribbon and ink refills.  Don’t miss out on Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush or TIP TOP TAUPE (say it 5 times as quickly as you can!!!)

Maui Stamper 15-17 In Color Collection

 

Tasty Truck Birthdays

I’m a little behind sending January birthday cards, but when this one arrives I hope I’ll be forgiven my tardiness!

Maui Stamper Tasty Truck Birthday Sale-a-bration 2017

  • Stamps: Tasty Truck (Sale-a-bration 2017)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Up! Watercolor pencils, Wink of Stella Clear, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, A Little Foxy DSP Stack, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon

I had a fabulous time coloring that truck, because I let my creative spirit run free.  Some of it is done with Stampin’ Write markers, some with Stampin’ Up! Colored pencils, some were smoothed with the Aqua Painter, and there’s a liberal dose of Stella adding sparkle to the whole thing!

Maui Stamper Tasty Truck Birthday Sale-a-bration 2017

The Little Foxy DSP is PERFECT behind this truck, and finding it in my stamp room was absolutely serendipitous. (Miraculous, even.)  The DSP inspired this treatment on the inside of the card:

Maui Stamper Tasty Truck Birthday Sale-a-bration 2017

I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out. My creativity needed a boost and this fun stamp set was just the thing to do the job.

LATE BREAKING NEWS FROM STAMPIN’ UP!  Watercolor pencils have reached a significant backorder status and will not be available to order after noon on January 26th (MST – that will be 9am HST).  If you want to be on the backorder list, place your order ASAP.  

Tasty Trucks is free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration.  Shop HERE to learn more!

 

Holiday Catalog Closeouts begin TODAY!

The deals just get sweeter!

Maui Stamper Year End Closeouts

Save up to 60% on stamps, paper, ribbon, framelits – you get the idea!  Check your list (admit it, you have one too) because you surely need some extra tags, ribbons for beautiful packages, or even great deals on gifts for crafty friends.  Or be your own best friend!  Holiday catalog merchandise is discounted and YOU get the savings!

Here’s the list of Hoiday Catalog Retiring Products.  Supplies are limited – don’t wait.  There’s other merchandise available besides the Holiday catalog merchandise, so check for your favorites – I just stocked up on our retired gift card envelopes (to fit 3″ x 3″ cards).

Shop HERE