It’s RemARKable Designer Series Paper!!


RemARKable Blog Tour

Don’t you love a deal?  Our RemARKable Blog Tour this month is celebrating Designer Series Paper, because it’s a BIG DEAL this month at Stampin’ Up!  There are 8 beautiful color-coordinated collections from which to choose, and our RemARKable goal this month is to inspire you and make your choice a little easier.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Cookie Cutter Christmas with Presents & Pinecones DSP

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun, Thoughtful Banners
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories:  Presents & Pinecones DSP, Duet Banner Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, Wink of Stella Clear, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Write markers

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Cookie Cutter Christmas with Presents & Pinecones DSP

The Wink of Stella just would NOT photograph but trust me, Santa is a-blingin’!!  It’s really quick and easy coloring with the Stampin’ Write markers too.

I want to point out the Oh What Fun stamp set because in my opinion, it’s been overlooked with all the excitement of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  Oh What Fun is in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog as a returning star from last year’s Holiday catalog, and it is stellar.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Presents & Pinecones with Wondrous Wreath

I don’t know about you, but I NEVER have enough tags! Tags for packages, tags for goodies, tags for bottles of refreshing beverages…I NEED TAGS.

  • Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath, Merry Mice
  • Color Palette:  Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Wink of Stella Clear, Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Bakers Twine Trio Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1/8″ handheld punch

Maui Stamper RemARKable Presents & Pinecones with Wondrous Wreath

I am a Wink of Stella junkie – there isn’t a project that doesn’t benefit from a little Wink!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Presents & Pinecones with Wondrous Wreath

Designer Series Paper is the PERFECT tag base because you have a beautiful front AND back ready to roll – it takes just moments to dress it up. With 12 color coordinated designs, you too can have that perfectly coordinated Christmas.

Your next stop on the tour is Audra Monk.  I know you’ll enjoy her beautiful projects and the whole tour!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

Here’s the full tour lineup:

Anne Matasci    YOU ARE HERE!

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Sale October 2016 Stampin Up

Maui Stampering the Pootles Tea Bag Holder Folder

Do you follow Pootles?  You should, just so that you can say her blog name 🙂  In August, she updated her Tea Bag Holder Folder and I saw it for the first time.  I knew right away that I wanted to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) that project, but I quickly discovered that the tea bags I’d chosen were not the same size as the ones she used.


I had to re-design.

Maui Stamper CASE  Pootles Tea Bag Folder Holder Fresh Fruit

Is that the cutest thing EVER???

Maui Stamper CASE  Pootles Tea Bag Folder Holder Fresh Fruit

Instead of making all of the packets inside from DSP, I chose to alternate them with colored card stock.  It saves a bit on the DSP but I also like the variety – I think it makes the envelopes stand out more.

Maui Stamper CASE  Pootles Tea Bag Folder Holder Fresh Fruit

Each of my envelopes is sized to fit a packet of Tazo tea.  The Pootles holder is sized for Twinnings, and I’m not even certain that the Twinnings distributed in the US is the same size as the UK.

Here are my numbers for the changes.  I’ve linked to her tutorial at the end of the post.

The Twinnings packet is 2 5/8″ x 3″, and the Tazo is 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″, so I only needed to adjust for height.

The card stock for the folder is 11 x 3 1/4″ and is scored at 4, 5 1/2″, 9 1/4″ and 10″.  The card stock for the accordion piece to attach the tea bag envelopes is 4″ x 3″ and is scored at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″ and 3 1/2″.

The tea bag envelope is created on the Envelope Punch Board.  Each envelope is made from a 5 1/2″ square piece of paper and is aligned with the 2 3/8 mark for the first punch on the board.

Maui Stamper CASE  Pootles Tea Bag Folder Holder Fresh Fruit

The Fresh Fruit DSP is perfect for this project as so many teas are really fruit flavored infusions.  Since Designer Series paper is Buy 3 Get One Free this month, why not create a few Tea Bag Folder Holders for that quick and unexpected holiday gift?  Teachers, mail carriers, your favorite grocery checker – spread a little Tea Bag LOVE!

Special thanks to Pootles (Sam Hammond Donald) for so generously posting beautiful, easy to follow instruction for this project.  Find details HERE and HERE.

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Sale October 2016 Stampin Up


World Card Making Day 2016

Yes! World Card Making Day is a THING!  And anyone can make a card – beginning with a little bit of paper.  Nothing warms my heart like an envelope with my name across the front.  Tucked in with the bills, realtor solicitations, charity appeals, and credit card applications, a personal note really makes my day.  It’s not hard, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money either!

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Congrats

  • Stamps:  None (gasp)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
  • Accessories:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes framelits, Pokey Doodle, Silver Thread

I love the look of blue and white, especially the classic look of (Night of) Navy and white.  The Floral Boutique DSP has a great variety of designs and they are all Navy and White!

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Love

This very simple card using the same colors, paper and framelits with the addition of a few sequins.  Honestly?  I think I liked it better when it was just the DSP and the word!  I thought it was too simple, but sometimes less really is more.

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday

Switching out Mint Macaron for Emerald Envy creates a different feeling, and I added images from the Petite Petals and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  None of these cards are especially complicated, and you could create a nice stash of cards in an afternoon using any of our Designer Series papers.

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Buy-3-Get-1-Free Sale October 2016

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper adds a quick and gorgeous punch to any project, and the part that just makes me sing is that it all coordinates.  Within each package, the papers coordinate with each other.  Written on each package, Stampin’ Up! lists the coordinating colors.  That means you’ll know exactly which card stock, ink, ribbon, enamel shape, sequin or embossing powder will coordinate perfectly with your Designer Series paper.  You can focus on being creative instead of worrying whether or not something will match!  DSP is a great value for the entire month of October – buy 3 packs and get one free.

Maui Stamper World Card Making Day Specials October 1-5 2016

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering fabulous savings on kits and supplies to make your own cards – but only through October 5th.  Pay special attention to the Fast Fuse sale.  If you’re not on the FF bandwagon yet, well, get on board!  It’s a great value and it REALLY STICKS.  Fast Fuse is absolutely indispensable on my craft desk.

Today is a great day to make a card, whether it’s an award winning work of art or a simple card crafted from the heart.  Write a loving note inside, address the envelope, put a stamp on it and send it.  And then SHOP HERE.  Because you need some Stampin’ Up! card making supplies, my friend!

Maui Stamper World Card Making Day Specials October 1-5 2016


Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Sale October 2016 Stampin Up

An Abundance of Designer Series Paper

I have always been in love with paper…the texture, the colors, the designs…and finding Stampin’ Up! was a dream come true.  Today Stampin’ Up! has sweetened the deal with a Buy 3, Get One Free deal on DSP:

Buy 3 -  Get 1 Free!

  • Download the Flyer for all the details
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packages you can earn
  • Speciality DSP and Hostess DSP are not part of this promotion
  • DSP ordered as part of your Hostess Free Dollars does not qualify for the promotion.
  • Offer ends August 31, 2011 at 11:50 pm MST.  Do the math for your time zone!  Don’t miss out!!

I am READY for this promotion, because I just did a huge clean-up-day in my studio (the room formerly known as Sara’s bedroom) and I have room for pretty new papers.  In fact, I just placed a big ol’ order myself and can’t wait to get my hands on some new Designer Series Paper.

Check out all the beautiful papers avaliable with this promotion and shop now in my online store. Click Here!