RemARKable Pinworthy New Beginnings

It’s the second Thursday and that means another RemARKable Pinworthy tour!  We’re celebrating new beginnings this month and I found the PERFECT stamp set:  Hello Love!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveHow is it possible to resist these cheeky little birds??  This set covers so many card occasions.  Haven’t noticed it?  It’s in the back of the catalog with the Host sets – more on that later.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThose little pearls are colored with Blendabilities, a card maker’s  best friend.  I used Versamark and my Baked Brown Sugar FFIP to emboss that little birdie.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveOn the inside is the companion bird – this little chub cracks me up!!  I chose to use the Aquapainter to give him a softer, watercolored look.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThese soft, Lullaby DSP colors are just as suited to a wedding or bridal shower – I inked the bird on the arrow but left off the ends this time.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe messages fit perfectly into the word bubble, and the Word Bubble framelits eliminate the need for fussy cutting.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe tattle-tale message is on the inside of the card this time!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThis set has such versatile images – when I saw the sun I knew I had to make an all yellow – well, an all Hello Honey – card!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveLullaby DSP and the Decorative Dots TIEF add texture to this simple layout.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveI used markers again to hand-color the stamped message inside the card.  It takes just a minute, and it’s a big WOW punch.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe mix of patterns in the Lullaby DSP is really versatile – although it’s called Lullaby, the name really reflects the colors more than the patterns.  And although many of the images in the Hello Love set are small, they work well with creative card layouts.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveDoesn’t this bird look like it has a baby bump?  SERIOUSLY???

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Hello LoveThe way the images in Hello Love all work together makes me really happy.  Oh Happy Day!

Maui Stamper Hello Love Host Stamp Set

  • Hello Love wood mount #133925 $18.00 HOST purchase only
  • Hello Love clear mount #133928 $13.00 HOST purchase only
  • Lullaby Designer Series paper #133695  $10.95

All the cards feature the Hello Love stamp set and the Lullaby Designer Series paper.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Tour Lullaby DSP and Color PaletteI used what you might consider the “Boy” palette from Lullaby – Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White – sounds like dessert!

Hello Love is a Host set, meaning it can only be purchased with Host Dollars earned by (wait for it…) being a Stampin’ Up! Host!  Contact your demonstrator – or me if you don’t have a demonstrator – to learn more about the many ways you can host an event.

Whew!  Hope you’re in love with Hello Love!  Head on over to Audra’s Crafty Yogi to visit the next stop on the Pinworthy tour.  Thanks for stopping by!





Hello – just Hello

Sometimes Hello is enough:

Maui Stamper Petite Petals Hello

This subtle Designer Series paper is one of the hidden gems in the Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-bration offering.  I love having these single tone papers in my stash – they provide interest and texture without distracting.  If you’re pairing Melon Mambo with ANYTHING you want to be careful not to get too distracted!

Maui Stamper Petite Petals HelloTake a good look at this detail – it’s not what you might initially think.  The Melon Mambo oval is a frame, not a mat.  Typically, to achieve this look I would cut two ovals:  the larger would be Melon Mambo, the slightly smaller would be the DSP.  However, in this case I wanted a different type of texture, so the two ovals are actually cut the same size, but there’s a smaller oval cut out of the center of the Melon Mambo oval.  That creates a raised frame instead of a mat that sits behind the paper.  It’s subtle, but I like the difference.

Maui Stamper Petite Petals Hello

It’s VERY difficult to see in the full-card photos, but the first one is done with the frame style and the second is done with the mat style.  As I said, it’s a very subtle difference, but you notice it when you hold the card in your hand.

  • Stamps:  Petite Petals and Four You
  • Color Palette:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Petite Petals punch, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Rhinestone jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Early Espresso Stitched 1/4 inch grosgrain, Ovals Framelits, Decorative Dots TIEF an the Big Shot

Happy Congratulations

The name of this stamp set cracks me up – it makes me think of one of those “close but not quite” translations.  You know the ones.  In any event, I used a sketch from the Paper Players to get started:

Maui Stamper PP180 Happy Congratulations

  • Stamps:  Happy Congratulations and Petal Parade (SAB)
  • Color Palette:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Whisper White and Black Staz-on
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sorbet DSP, Big Shot and Decorative Dots TIEF, Pool Party Seam Binding, Oval punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

It’s a fun sketch because it includes a pull-out tag:

Maui Stamper PP180 Happy CongratulationsThe little paper lanterns are very easy to (Two Step) stamp – I just gave ’em the Maui Stamper eyeball – and that panel is lifted on Dimensionals.  I think EVERY card should use Dimensionals.

Here’s the sketch.  You can see I took a little creative license with it, but that’s all in the game:

Paper Players Challenge 180Speaking of games, congrats to all you Seahawk 12th Men out there – but what a horrible game.  The Super Bowl is supposed to be competitive.  I feel for all of you Denver fans. Go read Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.  You’ll feel better.  Bad days happen.  (I’m a 49er fan – we already had our Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.)

All righty then!  A quick little detour and we are adding things to the book list!  (Not that I’m above adding to my book list – please feel free to share.)  But let’s have one more look at  Happy Congratulations (which would be a fine name for a Chinese Restaurant, if you ask me):

Maui Stamper PP180 Happy CongratulationsEnjoy!

Time to Sale-a-brate!

It’s the Most-Wonderful-Time….of the Yeeeear!!!!

Maui Stamper 2014 Sale-a-brationAh yes, Sale-a-bration.  Spend $50 in merchandise and earn exclusive product absotively, posituvely free!  (Say it out loud, it works.)

Maui Stamper Sweet Sorbet DSP Made My DayThe Sweet Sorbet DSP  is one of the Sale-a-bration choices that has made my day!  The patterns are fresh and trendy and every single one of them is a winner – Stampin’ Up! has been rockin’ the DSP boat during SAB.  The color choices might surprise you – they did me – but as I’ve worked with them I have become quite smitten 🙂

And just in case you don’t have a wish list ready, Stampin’ Up! has come to the rescue with a sweet new offering.

Maui Stamper 132657 Texture BoutiqueIt’s embossing made easy.  The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine is a compact and portable tool to add texture to cards, tags, embellishments, and more.  Use it with our Stampin’ Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (see why I call them TIEFs?)  The initial supply of The Texture Boutique is limited, but it will be making a permanent appearance in the next annual catalog that debuts in May.

Just so happens that the purchase of the Texture Boutique (#132657 – $29.95) and any 3 Embossing Folders will earn you a free Sale-a-bration item – including the brand new Embossing Folder Decorative Dots (#133520).  You’ll be ready to rock and roll!

Visit my Online Store to order, or contact me and we will find the perfect solution for your crafting needs. Need a refresher on the TIEF options?  Here you go!

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