The Merry Month of December

December is here, and it will surely be merry!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar December 2016

  • Stamps:  Happy Scenes (Holiday 2015, retired), Be the Star
  • Color Palette:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Dazzling Details
  • Accessories:  Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Red Foil paper, Fine Tip Glue pen

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar December 2016

The Red Foil is luxurious!  I find the Fine Tip Glue pen to be indispensable when it’s time to adhere these words.

A word about retired products:  Yes, I realize it’s frustrating when you want to re-create a project and you don’t have access to the exact product that was used.  At the same time, I’m not presenting these calendars as a class.  They are for your enjoyment and inspiration, and I encourage you to look around your craft space for options.  Explore!  Improvise!  Be creative – it’s such a glorious process.

Now make your merry way over to Cheryl and Crystal to see their December calendars!

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Online Extravaganza: DAY ONE!

I hope you’ve made your list and checked it twice: Online Extravaganza begins today and includes some exclusive Monday Doorbusters!

Maui Stamper Online Extravaganza 2016 November 21 Deals

How about the Embellished Ornaments BUNDLE for $39.20??

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Or the Enamel Shapes Bundle – Metallics, Subtles, Brights, Regals, and 16-18 In Color – for $27.95??  There are 900 self-stick embellies to stick on EVERYTHING.

Maui Stamper Enamel Shapes Bundle

The Ombre Stamp Pad bundle includes ink pads in Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, and Basic Black for $31.50

Maui Stamper Ombre Pads bundle

The Gift Bag Punch board makes gorgeous, custom bags in a flash – and it will sell in a flash at just $14.00.

Maui Stamper Gift Bag Punch Board

If you’re getting one board, you might as well get two:  the Gift Box punch board is only $14!

Maui Stamper Gift Box Punch Board

There are lots of other great products at GRRRRREAT prices, but the 5 items above are on sale today only – November 21, 2016 – and supplies are limited.

Want to see the rest of the sale?  Visit the Online Store!  And if your order is under $150, be sure to use Host Code BDVJER7D.  Prefer a pdf with a list of EVERYTHING?  It’s 4 pages – click HERE.

DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2017!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The DIY Easel Calendar kit is $9.00, and I also make a DIY Calendar Refill available for $6.00.  The calendar images are 3 1/2″ square, and the mats are 3 3/4″ square.

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 $.68.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $6.80.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

Mats are Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Daffodil Delight.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  I’ll need your order and your email address, and will send an invoice via Square.  At this time, I’m not shipping these outside of the United States.

 

 

That Silly Fox

I know.  I’ve used another retired stamp set this month.  You’ll have to forgive me as I create these calendars…well, about now!  And the Holiday catalog and all it’s beautiful images is sitting right there on my desk.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar November 2016

  • Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends (Holiday 2015, retired)
  • Color Palette:  Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Write markers

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar November 2016

I’ve begun to include Paper Snips in my Project Recipe when I fussy-cut an image.  If you haven’t taken the leap and treated yourself to this indispensable tool, I urge you to give them a try.  They aren’t expensive ($10) and you will be amazed by the precise work they make possible.  Stuff your stocking!

Check out what Crystal and Cheryl have done this month.

An Owl in the October Woods

Our calendar tour is a day late this month so that we could celebrate World Card Marking Day on October 1st.  This little owl in an autumn wood will watch over my kitchen for all of October:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar October 2016

  • Stamps:  Among the Branches (Holiday 2015, retired)
  • Color Palette:  Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar October 2016

In Hawaii, we have an endemic owl call the Pueo.  It’s a diurnal, or daytime owl, but I’ve seen them most often at dusk.  The silent flight of an owl overhead is always a spell-binding experience.

We don’t have many fall colors, but I’ve chosen to apply creative license to the tree my Pueo has chosen as a perch.

Visit Cheryl and Crystal to see their October calendars!

 

September Patterns

These calendars are petite, and even detailed hand-coloring doesn’t take long:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar September 2016

  • Stamps:  Lighthearted Leaves (Holiday 2015, retired)
  • Color Palette:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Raspberry
  • Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits (Holiday 2015, retired), Stampin’ Write markers

When you look at these three colors, they make a pretty bold statement.  But their color values are very similar, and I think that’s what makes them work so well together.  Color is a very personal decision, but I love this look.

I considered cutting out one leaf and popping it up on dimensionals, but when I added it to the calendar it didn’t do what I expected it would.  Sometimes less really is more.

Check out the calendars that Cheryl and Crystal have designed for September.

Maui Stamper 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE today – check it out HERE!  And be SURE to stop by tomorrow for my first ever Maui Stamper Holiday Catalog Favorite Things!!!

August on the Farm

I’m smitten with these little farm critters:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar August 2016

  • Stamps:  Barnyard Babies
  • Color Palette:  Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar August 2016

It’s therapeutic to watercolor these three friends, and I didn’t mind fussy-cutting that little bitty billy goat.  The longer I enjoy this craft, the more I don’t mind doing the little things that help me feel satisfied with my end result.

Now mosey on over, y’all, and see what Crystal and Cheryl have done with their calendars for August.

A July Calendar that’s NOT Red-White-and-Blue

I finally did it! I broke out of the Fourth of July, Red-White-and-Blue bonds!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar July 2016

  • Stamps:  Watercolor Wings, Botanical Blooms (2016 Occasions)
  • Color Palette:  Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe (still retired)
  • Accessories:  Butterflies Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar July 2016

It’s addicting to play with the Watercolor Wings layers – there are so many options.  I really do have to apologize for using Crisp Cantaloupe two months in a row.  It was sitting on my desktop and I’m quite sure it was taunting me.  I think that’s how I was able to break the Red-White-and-Blue-bonds!!

Time to check out the fireworks that Cheryl and Crystal have to share this month.