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.

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.

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.

Welcome to 2019, Bloom by Bloom

Happy New Year!

I thought an auspicious beginning to 2019 would be bold and happy color, and the new Bloom by Bloom set that debuts on Thursday (January 3) seemed like the perfect choice for such energy:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom 2019 DIY Easel Calendar January

Don’t you love it?? I’m delighted to have this on my desktop all month! Bloom By Bloom is a photopolymer stamp set and it was at the top of my list for the 2019 Occasions catalog. My color palette is Pineapple Punch, Mango Medley, and Gray Granite – a perfectly tropical confection! The images are masked using sticky notes, adding a sense of depth with a single layer project.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Bloom By Bloom 2019 DIY Easel Calendar January

The DIY 2019 Calendar is available as a PDF – you print and cut – for $5. If you’d like to make your own calendar, send me a message and we’ll get the calendar in your hands.

Click on over to see what Cheryl and Crystal have done for January!

And if you’re ready to shop, click HERE.  What a great way to start the New Year!