Panda Panda Panda! Sale-a-bratin’ in February

February is going to be fabulous – look at what I’ll have on my desk all month!!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Party Panda DIY Easel Calendar

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Party Pandas DIY Easel Calendar

I just love their little bellies.

The hearts are from Tabs for Everything and there’s one more large heart that is a solid image. That set is a bit of a sleeper!

Stamparatus has become my GO-TO, who-knew-I-needed-this, favorite tool ever! Well, maybe it’s in a first place tie with the Big Shot, because I don’t like to fussy cut. Getting a perfect, solid image when you mask can be tricky, but not with Stamparatus! Lining up images in a straight line can be tricky, but not with Stamparatus! If you’re not in the reservation queue, put this at the top of your list for the 2018-2019 catalog. I promise, you’ll fall in love!

Crystal and Cheryl have more to share – check out what they’ve done. If you’d like to share your calendar creations with us on Pinterest, please put your Pinterest user name in the comments and I’ll add you to our board.

The 2017 DIY Easel Calendar has landed!

Whew! I’ve been cutting paper for what seems like forever, but the glorious result is that DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2017.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

This petite calendar is a canvas ready for your creative touch!  You’ll receive12 precisely-cut monthly calendar pages and a cover page featuring the year.  There are 13 cut-to-size mats featuring the 2015-2017 and 2016-2018 In Colors, plus Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

There are two ways to purchase the kit.  You can purchase it complete with an easel, and it will come packaged in a clear box with a ribbon (colors vary) ready for gifting.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

If you’ve purchased before, or already have an easel, I am making the calendar pages and coordinating mats available separately.  They’re packaged in a clear envelope.

Not sure about the colors? Please consider that my camera and your monitor may not capture the exact hue and tone, but you’ll receive mats in the following colors:

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.  If you want to take a better look, visit my Online Store to see the Stampin’ Up! card stock collection.

  • DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
  • DIY Calendar refill is $6.00

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

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.

Many crafters have asked for the template over the years.  I do not sell the template.  I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.  These kits are the only way to purchase this particular calendar.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at  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.

Happy crafting!




Weekly Deals and the DIY Easel Calendar

Deals this week are super!

MauiStamper Weekly Deals September 29-October 5, 2015Lots of great goodies, but do yourself a favor – with the holidays looming in the (not so far) distance, pick up the Envelope Punch Board or the Gift Box Punch Board – or just break down and get them both.  I can’t tell you how often those two have saved my sanity at the last minute.  You’d be amazed at the impact you’ll get with a box created with Designer Series Paper!  Shop HERE.

In other news…

Maui Stamper 2016 DIY Easel Calendar KITAnnouncing the 2016 Calendar kit!  Kits will begin shipping November 1st, and will contain 12 calendar month pages printed on Whisper White plus a cover page announcing the year.  You will also receive 13 card stock mats in colors that will coordinate well with the seasons of the year.  Finally, I’ll include a clear box tor presenting your calendar as a gift when you choose the kit with the easel.

Maui Stamper 2016 DIY Easel Calendar KITThis year’s calendar includes a selection of mats featuring all 10 In Colors plus 3 of my faves to round out the bunch.  You’ll get Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, and Tip Top Taupe.

Maui Stamper 2016 DIY Easel Calendar KITYou may choose your kit either with easel or without.  Prices include shipping for one kit; please contact me for shipping costs of multiple kits.

  • 2016 Calendar Kit with wood easel:  $13.95  ($8 for kit, $5.95 for priority mail box)
  • 2016 Calendar Kit (no easel, no box):  $5.71  ($5 for kit, $.71 for first class mail)

Maui Stamper 2016 DIY Easel Calendar KITThese calendars are fun to create and make great gifts.  The petite format allows you the freedom to be as Clean-and-Simple or Fussy-cut-Water-colored-Over-the-Top as you like!

Maui Stamper 2016 DIY Easel Calendar KITPayment is through SQUARE, protecting your credit information and providing the best options.  Please send your email address and the kits you would like to AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com and I will forward an invoice.  I will ship the kits November 1st – be sure to include your shipping address.

For calendar inspiration, type “DIY Easel” into the Maui Stamper search box – I’ve been making and sharing these calendars since 2013, so there are lots of ideas!


Red, White and July!

Every year I tell myself I will choose something BESIDES red, white, and blue for my July calendar…and…well, see for yourself:

Maui Stamper July 2015 DIY Easel Calendar

  • Stamps:  Flower Patch
  • Color Palette:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Soft Sky and Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Rhinestone Jewels

When you team up Flower Patch with the Flower Fair Framelits, wonderful things happen in a blink of an eye!

Maui Stamper July 2015 DIY Easel CalendarSpeaking of Wonderful Things, today the Watercolor Wishes kit becomes available (p. 80 in the annual catalog).  I’m offering a class featuring this kit – let me know if you are interested!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit and 12 Piece Photopolymer Stamp Set #140406 $35 Inclusive

Crystal and Cheryl are sharing their July DIY calendars too – check them out!

Sweet Birds for the First of June

June’s Easel calendar is one last look at the retiring set For the Birds:

Maui Stamper June 2015 Easel CalendarIf you saw the RemARKable Blog tour in May, you’ll remember that I featured this stamp set.  It’s ideal for coloring with colored pencils.

Sweet Birds for the First of JuneSuch happy little birds!  If it wasn’t for Captain Stupidhead, I would have a bird bath in my yard.  Come to think of it, he’s gotten so old that he doesn’t even look when they are on the lawn 6 feet in front of him.  Maybe I’ll go bird-bath shopping…

Please take a look at what Crystal and Cheryl have done for the Merry Month of June.  And happy crafting!

May by the Seashore

Happy May Day!  Here in the blogging universe, it’s also Mini-DIY-Calendar-Blog-Tour-Day!  Take a peek:

Maui Stamper May 2015 Easel CalendarI was terribly disappointed to see By the Seashore on the list of stamps which will retire June 3, 2015.  The images are beautifully drawn and I’ve used them for cards, packaging, calendars, tags – just about anything.

Maui Stamper By the SeashoreI’ve just about convinced myself to purchase it as a wood mount stamp – I bought it in clear, and I will absolutely add it to my permanent archive.

Maui Stamper May 2015 Easel Calendar

I have a confession:  I pulled one other thing out of the archive.  I bought <many> bottles of Champagne Mist Glimmer paint before it retired a couple of years ago.  I have tried to refrain from sharing those projects, but it’s irresistible here.  I’m sorry if you don’t have any.

Please take a moment to see what Cheryl and Crystal have done for the first of May!  And Happy May Day!

A cheery Easel Calendar for April

Sunny yellow flowers are perfect for spring:

Maui Stamper April 2015 DIY Easel CalendarThe color theme is Hello Honey with a little Pear Pizazz and some Basic Black.  I love a basic black and white theme with a pop of color, don’t you?  Stamps are Gorgeous Grunge and Bordering Blooms, with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack shaping the flower.  I used Glue Dots to add a little bit of dimension to the flower without really popping it up.  My Chalk Marker added just a little highlight – white but not too bright!

Maui Stamper April 2015 DIY Easel CalendarThese little calendars go together quickly, and they’re really satisfying to complete.  It’s such a pleasure to have one sitting on my kitchen counter!

No April Fools here – head on over to see what Crystal and Cheryl are doing for April.