2018 DIY Easel Calendars are ready!

Good news! DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2018!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

This petite calendar is a canvas ready for your creative touch!  You’ll receive12 precisely-cut monthly calendar pages plus a cover page featuring the year.  There are 13 cut-to-size mats featuring the 2016-2018 and 2017-2019 In Colors, plus Island Indigo, Pool Party and Old Olive.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel 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 ready for gift giving, with or without your creative designs.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel 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.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

Not sure about the colors? The calendar pages are printed on Thick Whisper White card stock. Please consider that my camera and your monitor may not capture the exact hue and tone, but you’ll receive mats in the following Stampin’ Up! colors:

Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Emerald Envy.

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

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 $.91.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15.  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.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method.  Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.

Happy crafting!

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The Merry Month of December

December is here, and it will surely be merry!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar December 2016

  • Stamps:  Happy Scenes (Holiday 2015, retired), Be the Star
  • Color Palette:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Dazzling Details
  • Accessories:  Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Red Foil paper, Fine Tip Glue pen

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar December 2016

The Red Foil is luxurious!  I find the Fine Tip Glue pen to be indispensable when it’s time to adhere these words.

A word about retired products:  Yes, I realize it’s frustrating when you want to re-create a project and you don’t have access to the exact product that was used.  At the same time, I’m not presenting these calendars as a class.  They are for your enjoyment and inspiration, and I encourage you to look around your craft space for options.  Explore!  Improvise!  Be creative – it’s such a glorious process.

Now make your merry way over to Cheryl and Crystal to see their December calendars!

Counting the days

I’m a list maker.  You’d think that would mean I get things done on time, but, well, not so much.  At least I know how much I didn’t get done.

This time of the year my list gets a little crazier than usual.  For example, demonstrators have had a peek at the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, and even though we’re deep in the Holiday crafting season, our minds are beginning to drift.  (OK, the truth is my mind is ALWAYS drifting.)  It’s new, it’s exciting, but there are other things that need to be taken care of first!!

In the interest of keeping tabs on the moment, here are a few things I’m wrapping up:

  • Holiday stamp sets are available at a 25% discount until November 30th – tomorrow.
  • I have a small inventory of DIY Easel Calendars and Refills available.  I’m not planning on making another run of these for 2017, so if you’d like one, I suggest you order it soon.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The DIY Easel Calendar kit is $9.00, and I also make a DIY Calendar Refill available for $6.00.  The calendar images are 3 1/2″ square, and the mats are 3 3/4″ square.

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.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

Mats are 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.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  I’ll need your order and your email address, and will send an invoice via Square.  At this time, I’m not shipping outside of the United States.

Did you make it through all of that?  Well, then, I hope you’ll enjoy this image of Mr. Maui Stamper and me on the Soldiers Pass trail in Sedona, Arizona.  My side of the family assembles from all over every Thanksgiving to tell stories, eat, drink, and enjoy the beautiful Red Rocks. However you spent your Thanksgiving weekend, I hope it was filled with good things.

Maui Stamper and Mr Maui Stamper Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ

 

 

RemARKable Goodies!

Welcome to the November RemARKable Blog tour! Although Thanksgiving is just a few days away, we’re looking ahead to Christmas.  After all, with pumpkin pie to bake (and eat) who has time for hours of Thanksgiving crafting?

RemARKable Blog Tour

Yesterday was the Maui Stampers & Friends 5th Annual Craft Fair, and these Cocoa and Sweets Easel Gifts flew out the door:

Maui Stamper Cocoa and Sweets Gift RemARKable Tour November 2016

I pulled out all sorts of resources for this one, but the base is Real Red and the Designer Series Paper is Presents and Pinecones from the Holiday catalog.  There are die cuts from the Stitched Shapes, Bear Hugs, and Perfect Pines framelits, and there’s a bit of the retired Real Red Pompom trim stapled to the side (that trim was the BEST!)

Maui Stamper Cocoa and Sweets Gift RemARKable Tour November 2016

The tree is embossed with the glorious Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder, and I used a sponge dauber to add the same color the the bear’s Dazzling Diamonds Bow Tie.

Maui Stamper Cocoa and Sweets Gift RemARKable Tour November 2016

These easel boxes fit perfectly in the 6″ x 17″ gusset cellophane bags – in fact, I think all my Christmas gifting is going to be in these bags.  Forget the “No Peeking” tags – peek all you want!!

Maui Stamper Cocoa and Sweets Gift RemARKable Tour November 2016

Our RemARKable leader, Jan, posted a video demonstrating just how easy it is to make these easel boxes.  The size is easily adapted to customize to your needs, and you can use up all of those odds and ends of paper, embellishments and die cuts that are on your craft desk because you can’t bear to throw them away (Go on, confess, you know you hoard them! I certainly do!)

Maui Stamper Cocoa and Sweets Gift RemARKable Tour November 2016

We’re doing our best to both inspire you and offer quick solutions to your gifting needs this month, so carry on through the tour for ideas you can use today.  Next up is Audra Monk!

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

 

Nancy Amato

Missy Bolinger

Connie Deibler

Tracy Evans

Anne Matasci – YOU ARE HERE

Audra Monk

Linda Moore

Michele Reynolds

Janet Wakeland

DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2017!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The DIY Easel Calendar kit is $9.00, and I also make a DIY Calendar Refill available for $6.00.  The calendar images are 3 1/2″ square, and the mats are 3 3/4″ square.

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.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

Mats are 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.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  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.

Maui Stamper Online Extravaganza 2016

 

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 AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  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!

 

 

 

That Silly Fox

I know.  I’ve used another retired stamp set this month.  You’ll have to forgive me as I create these calendars…well, about now!  And the Holiday catalog and all it’s beautiful images is sitting right there on my desk.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar November 2016

  • Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends (Holiday 2015, retired)
  • Color Palette:  Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Write markers

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar November 2016

I’ve begun to include Paper Snips in my Project Recipe when I fussy-cut an image.  If you haven’t taken the leap and treated yourself to this indispensable tool, I urge you to give them a try.  They aren’t expensive ($10) and you will be amazed by the precise work they make possible.  Stuff your stocking!

Check out what Crystal and Cheryl have done this month.

An Owl in the October Woods

Our calendar tour is a day late this month so that we could celebrate World Card Marking Day on October 1st.  This little owl in an autumn wood will watch over my kitchen for all of October:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar October 2016

  • Stamps:  Among the Branches (Holiday 2015, retired)
  • Color Palette:  Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar October 2016

In Hawaii, we have an endemic owl call the Pueo.  It’s a diurnal, or daytime owl, but I’ve seen them most often at dusk.  The silent flight of an owl overhead is always a spell-binding experience.

We don’t have many fall colors, but I’ve chosen to apply creative license to the tree my Pueo has chosen as a perch.

Visit Cheryl and Crystal to see their October calendars!