Goodies and Crafties and Santas, oh my!

The elves have been very busy – and on Saturday, we’re setting up our tables and hoping you’ll come shop with us! The 4th Annual Waikapu Gardens Christmas Street Fair is this Saturday from 8am until noon on Ulu Kanu Street. Santa will make an appearance, and the Maui High School choir will be filling the air with holiday music.

I’ve been a busy elf myself, making cards, gift packaging and a few small gifts for your shopping pleasure. These deluxe gift card holders are created to showcase your gift card and provide space for your handwritten note of appreciation:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! First Frost Deluxe Gift Card Holder

I’ve added a strip of adhesive to the back of the note card – just peel and stick your gift card. The envelope is a beautiful, heavy weight foiled paper from a few years ago that I’ve had stashed.  I should have made these a long time ago!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! First Frost Deluxe Gift Card Holder

The Merry Merlot band slides smoothly over the envelope to create a smooth, elegant finish to your gift.

If you’re on Maui this weekend, stop by and see us!  Shop local, shop your community!

Last Weekly Deals of 2015!

Here you are – the last DEALS of 2015!  These savings are available December 29, 2015 through January 4, 2016.

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals December 28, 2015

Click HERE to shop – and don’t miss the last of the Year End Sale!  I’m telling you, next December you’re going to be so glad you picked up an extra Oh What Fun bundle on sale!

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# 139602 – THIRTY TAGS – for just $14.70!

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I made quite a few of these gift tag holders, and I used a couple of variations.  They were quick, easy, and I loved the presentation.  (Have you noticed how often I highlight projects that are quick and easy?)

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This was another variation – kind of a “same song, second verse” edition.

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Inside there was a little bit of Designer Series paper (a great way to use up those odd scraps) and a pocket for the gift card.  Some of the cards I purchased came with a small envelope, and it fit nicely inside the pocket too.

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Change the paper and make gift card holders for birthdays, Valentines, Easter…or just because.  Enjoy the options!

A Housewarming Giftcard

I feel really blessed to have lots of young couples in my life.  It’s a joy to watch them settle into their marriages, and lately that has included moving into new spaces.  Mr. Maui Stamper and I were invited to a celebration last weekend; he couldn’t attend as he was busy surprising his sister for her birthday, but I went and had a fabulous time.

Being a practical sort of mama, I thought the perfect gift was a gift card to a home improvement store.  Being a Maui Stamper, it needed a little dressing up:

Maui Stamper Chevron Gift Card Bag

  • Stamps:  Oh Hello, On the Grid, Yippee Skippee and Day to Day (Project Life®)
  • Color Palette:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Antique Brads, Gold Clothespin, Big Shot and Polka Dots TIEF, Fringe Scissors, Circles Framelits, Word Window punch, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Piercing templates, Chevron Gift Bags, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Older-than-the-hills-retired Ribbon.

Maui Stamper Chevron Gift Card BagHere’s the note card that fits in the back of the bag.  I grunged it up a bit with On the Grid and the piercing template – just a double line of dots.

Maui Stamper Chevron Gift Card BagSometimes the best things happen when you make a “mistake”.  I originally stamped the word “happy” in ink, but it needed some oomph so I decided to emboss it.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (TOTALLY ESSENTIAL TOOL, friends) to stamp “happy” again in Versamark ink and must have jiggled it, because it was offset just a bit.  I think it’s PERFECT.

Maui Stamper Chevron Gift Card BagGotta make it personal.  Don’t know what I would do without all my Stampin’ Write markers.  I am addicted to coordination.

Maui Stamper Chevron Gift Card BagNeedless to say, this was presented in a clear envelope.  Who would want to cover it up?

 

An old favorite and some new Clearance Rack goodies

This project is an old favorite of mine, and it’s always popular at craft fairs:

Maui Stamper Gift Card and Photo BookletThis simple design folds out to reveal space for photos, journaling, and (or) gift cards for the perfect quick gift.

Maui Stamper Gift Card and Photo BookletWhen you slide off the belly band, it flips open to reveal three panels.  (Please IGNORE the Designer Series Paper – it’s retired – we’re dealing in concepts here!)  The stamps are from the Hostess Set Warmth and Wonder from the Holiday catalog.

Maui Stamper Gift Card and Photo BookletOpen the side panels and reveal more photos, gift cards, or personal messages.  Fun to give and fun to receive!!

Be sure you stop by the Online Store to see the new Clearance Rack goodies – they won’t last!

It was an Extravaganza!

Our annual holiday crafting kickoff is always such a good time.  You would think I could remember to take some photos during the day – but no…

Maui Stamper Tag a Bag Gift Card This week I’ll share the projects we made.  I’m not giving step-by-step instructions, but you’re all so clever you’ll figure it out 🙂

This clever bag a la gift card holder was inspired by Cathy Parlitsis.  The big, beautiful bow from the Sizzix Bigz Bow die seemed like a natural on the front!  The bag is folded to create a pocket on the front as well as one at the top for a little note card.

Maui Stamper Tag a Bag Gift Card I fiddled around with different ways of making the gift card accessible from the pocket, but ultimately found that a simple solution worked the best.  This is just a piece of card stock folded with enough offset to create a little tab at the top.  There’s a piece of washi across the front and a little message at the top – you could do more, but why?   This was handled a lot during our classes, so I used a glue dot to secure the gift card to the “lifter”, but it really isn’t necessary.

I’m looking forward to playing with this idea a little more – the variations are endless.  I guess that’s what we all love so much about stamping, isn’t it?  If you’d like to learn more, I hope you’ll join the Maui Stampers team.  For just $25 you’ll get a business pack to get you rolling plus $26.95 in Stampin’ Up! product.  There’s no risk and oh-so-much to gain – learn more HERE

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Didja see this week’s DEALS?  Hummm baby…this is becoming addictive 🙂

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Kellie’s sparkly gift card holder

Kellie sent a bunch of these to swap at our last demonstrator team meeting:

Kellie's sparkly gift card holder

Red and silver glimmer paper turn this simple idea into a holiday sparkler!  That’s the tag from the Sizzix Two Tags die, and cardstock has been folded and placed into the die inside of the cutting line to create a book-style tag that opens instead of a flat tag:

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We all loved this tag!  It was just enough thinking outside the box for all of us to do a face-palm and say “well, duh!”  I’m doing a lot of that right now.  The “well-duh” part of it, anyway.

Thanks for sending this to us Kellie – we miss you!