When you need a Tag: Day Seven

These are my favorites. (Well, maybe they’re tied with the tag I’ll share tomorrow.) I love these Cookie Cutter Christmas Characters! They are absolutely perfect for tags, and I am happy as can be that they are back for 2017. Stampin’ Blends make coloring these a complete delight.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Seasonal Chums (To/From)
  • Color Palette: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Blends, Washi Basics Pack 3, Candy Cane Washi, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

I’ve always used Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay to color this snowsuit wearing cutie. I probably ought to unleash some other colors, but I like these so well! It’s my Cookie Cutter Cutie and I’ll color as I want to.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

There’s a special kind of genius in the Stampin’ Up! Home Office. The people that design the artwork for our stamps are flat out amazing. I mean, who looks at a gingerbread cookie figure and says “hey, if we turn it upside down, it’s a reindeer”????? Pure genius.

Tomorrow’s the last tag – stop by and let me know what your favorite has been!

A New Year, a new calendar

New.  There’s so much promise in that word – but there’s uncertainty as well.  New is different, fresh, and sometimes uneasy.  New is exciting and invigorating, but it is also unpredictable and challenging.  I love a new year, a new calendar, a fresh start.  I set goals, make plans, and dream big dreams.  And I make a brand new DIY Easel Calendar!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Easel Calendar January

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Thoughtful Branches (retired)
  • Color Palette: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Clear

I’ve achieved one goal:  I already have a post set up for every month of the year in 2017! Crystal, Cheryl and I are continuing our Mini-Blog hop, so be sure to see what they’ve done to begin the year.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Easel Calendar January

If you’ve had your eye on the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, you’d better hurry! The stamps and punch will be available separately after January 3rd, but the bundle will be a lost opportunity.  Shop the Online Store to get that deal!

If you’ve been thinking you should make a calendar this year, I have just 6 kits left.  Email me at AnneMatasci@gmail.com and I’ll send you an invoice.

Happy New Year!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

DIY Calendar Refill $6 plus shipping



It’s the most wonderful time of the year

And by that I mean it is crunch time!

Mr. Maui Stamper and I are finishing up last minute packages and I found myself short a few gift card holders. Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board to the rescue!

Card stock, adhesive, washi tape, and a few leftover Cookie Cutter Christmas Cuties and I’m set!  You could throw the supplies in your suitcase and be ready at the drop of a hat. 

Don’t tell me you haven’t got a stash of little elements that you made and didn’t use. I actually have a (smallish) box of stamped Christmas embellishments that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. 

This is the moment! Carpe diem! The 25th looms!

At least I have this done. On to the rest of the list. 

Goodies from the besties

I have the BEST club members ever.  Some of these fabulous women have been crafting around my dining table for longer than any of us would like to advertise.  They have been the backbone of my business as well as the keepers of my sanity.   And they were here last week.

Maui Stamper Cookie Cutter Christmas Brownies

You NEED the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  I’m telling you, it is my GO TO choice for just about everything this season.  Desiree put the Gingerbread Cookie on the side of this box decorated with washi – big savings there – and added the Jolly Hat (punch is on sale too!) with a little jingle bell on the end!  Inside the box was the BEST BROWNIE you can buy – Big Island Candies Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownie.  AMAZING.

Maui Stamper Christmas Goodies

The Jolly Hat got a workout!  Robbie perched it on the end of a Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle – you DID get yours, didn’t you????  They can’t be ordered right now, but word is they will be available in January while supplies last.  I’ll let you know – don’t miss out!

Maui Stamper Just a Spoon Full of Sugar

It’s hard to see, but the base of these goodies is a red spoon – and Vicki just finished the costuming for Mary Poppins, so her inspiration is spot on! Glimmer paper takes any project to the next level of sparkle.

There were other goodies, but you get the idea.  If you live on Maui and would like to join us some Tuesday night, let me know!


It’s RemARKably Halloween!

RemARKable Blog Tour

Welcome to the September version of the RemARKable Blog Tour.  This month I’m featuring the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps paired with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  It’s cute, it’s fun to color, and it’s quick!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

I didn’t have Halloween paper at my fingertips, so I pulled out this starry paper from the Presents and Pinecones Holiday Catalog DSP and used it with the Mini-Treat-Bag thinlits.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The little scarecrow is my favorite to color – I chose watercolors (Ink Refills and the Aquapainter) to achieve a vintage look.  The tag is the same for each of my projects – a Cookie Cutter Halloween punch, a 1 3/4″ Pumpkin Pie card stock circle, a black card stock tag embossed with the Woodland TIEF, and a vellum “washi” cut from the Mini-Treat-Bag thinlits set and stamped with Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of my crafting workhorses!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

This little vampire isn’t very scary, and he’s easy to color with Stampin’ Write markers (Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizazz).  He tops a treat bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The little mummy is my all around favorite.  I added the little heart (it’s one of the builder items on the punch) and colored a little Razzleberry face in there – how easy is that?  There’s a little mummy brigade behind the tag punched directly onto the Kraft Tag a Bag gift bag.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The Gold Binder clips are perfect for attaching tags and closing up bags!  And that ribbon is the Peekaboo Peach taffeta – it blends very well with Pumpkin Pie!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Last in the lineup is the Skelly, accompanied by a Row of Ravens (Nevermore!) across the Petite Cafe Gift Bag.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Our new Kraft Rope trim is soft and easy to tie, and it coordinates with everything.  That’s my kind of accessory.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Here’s the lineup!  You can hand out treats, deliver home-baked goodies, or even fill them up with worms and dirt and give them to all of the naughty boys and girls.

Well, we wouldn’t really do that now, would we?

Next stop on the tour is Heather Mathieson, and she is definitely not going to be naughty – I know she has wonderful projects to share with you!  Enjoy the tour.

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

Nancy Amato 

Missy Bolinger 

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler 

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Langley 

Deb Lehigh 

Anne Matasci   YOU ARE HERE!

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Linda Moore 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds 

Pam Staples 

Janet Wakeland 



Maui Stamper Cookie Cutter Punch Stampin Up

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396 $18


Maui Stamper Cookie Cutter Halloween Stampin Up

Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps Wood #142242 $23 Clear #142255 $17


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