Weekly Deals: Sparkles in the House!

Lots of glimmer in the DEALS this week:

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals August 25-31, 2015It may be too early to start shopping and decorating, but shopping for holiday craft supplies is right around the corner.  Be sure you stock up on Glimmer paper and Glitter – not to mention ribbons and cording and rhinestone jewels and…

Shop HERE.

Weekly Deals – Arrows point the way!

This week’s deals include the What’s Up punch – arrows are the perfect solution for tying elements together on your Project Life pages!

Maui Stamper Weekly Deal February 17-23, 2015And if you haven’t gotten your hands on that gorgeous cotton ribbon, you have missed something special!  It’s soft, with a luxurious feel, and it ties beautifully into knots or bows.

Shop HERE!

Fall Colors in the Flower Shop

This year for my October Easel Calendar I decided to take a break from Halloween:

Maui Stamper October 2014 DIY Easel CalendarI mean, Halloween is a lot of fun – and it’s a Really Big Deal in Hawaii – but I just couldn’t bring myself to look at spiders all month.  Can you relate to that?

  • Stamps:  Flower Shop
  • Color Palette:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories:  Pansy punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Maui Stamper October 2014 DIY Easel CalendarWhen I first order Flower Shop (AND the Pansy punch, of course – this kind of thing goes without saying) I discovered that Stampin’ Up! had pulled a bit of a fast one on us.  The flower – and the punched image – are NOT symmetrical.  You can’t just stamp that flower and punch it out any ol’ which-a-way.  I developed a solution and posted a mini-tutorial: you can check it out HERE.

Take a look and see what Cheryl and Crystal have done with their calendars this month.  We all hope you enjoy our mini-tour!

Today is also DAY 1 of  Stamp, Stock and Save.   Card stock, ink, adhesive and envelopes are discounted 15%, and a select group of stamps has 20% savings.  This deal lasts only until October 6, so don’t miss it!  Get all the details HERE.


Soft and Subtle Collaged Tags

I have wonderful neighbors.  One of them loves to bake, and she is very generous with her goodies.  She knows I love – and therefore have to control – my sweets, so she regularly drops by a little parcel with just a few goodies for Mr. Maui Stamper and me.  A couple of weeks ago I decided to make her a little thank you gift:

Maui Stamper Collage Tags

  • Stamps:  Flower Shop, Fabulous Phrases, Mosaic Madness and the Music Notes Wheel
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Pansy Punch, Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Sponges, Linen Thread, Vintage Buttons

Maui Stamper Collage TagsThe sponging adds softness and depth and you really can’t over-do it.

Maui Stamper Collage Tags Best WishesI made two of each design and then packaged them up.

Maui Stamper Collage Tags Thank YouThere might be a couple more stamps in the background – I lost track.  I cut the tags and then started layering images until I was happy.  Looking at them now, I think I could add more!  When I gave them to my neighbor, I cut twine to size for her to use to tie the tags to her packages.

Maui Stamper Collage Tags Love YouYou can’t go wrong with the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  There are so many choices that I had a hard time narrowing it down, although the width of my tag was a factor.

Maui Stamper Collage Tags Get WellI wish I would have thought to take a picture of the package of them all together.  I used one of our Chevron printed Tag a Bag gift bags with some ribbon and a tag of its own.

Maui Stamper Collage Tags Happy BirthdayGotta have a Happy Birthday tag to round out the set!  It made a small gift with a heartfelt message of appreciation.

Did you appreciate a My Paper Pumpkin kit and wish you had the supplies to make additional projects?  Stampin’ Up! announced three new refill items today, and there are also four past issues available for purchase as the full kits – click HERE for details.   This offer is available only to CURRENT My Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  Not  subscriber?  That’s easy enough to remedy – click HERE!  Please select me – Anne Matasci, zip code 96753 – as your demonstrator.  And thanks!

It’s a Punchy Thank You Thursday

Every Thursday in October there’s a special one-day sale – today it’s punches!

Maui Stamper Thank You Thursday One Day SpecialsArtisan Label Punch #130920

Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN


bittybutterflypunchBitty Butterfly Punch #129406

Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CANhexagonpunchimageHexagon Punch #130919

Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CANmosaicpunchMosaic Punch #131267

Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CANpansypunchimagePansy Punch #130698

Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Quick – these are today only – through 11:50pm Mountain Standard Time!  That’s 7:50pm HST!  Skedaddle on over to http://www.AnneMatasci.StampinUp.net and grab some punches!

Have you asked yourself “What if…?”  What if I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator…for just $25!?  Time is running out…what if you miss it?

Maui Stamper $25 Stampin' Up! Joining Offer Oct 7 to 21 2013

Burlap texture

Have you gotten your hands on the gorgeous burlap ribbon in the Holiday catalog?

Maui Stamper HandmadeCard Flower Shop Chevron

  • Flower Shop, Oh Hello and Chevron Background stamps
  • Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar card stock
  • Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight and Baked Brown Sugar FFIP
  • Bitty Circle and Pansy Punches
  • Big Shot and Ovals Collection Framelits
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Pearl Jewels
  • Mini Glue Dots

The Flower Shop stamp set has one Pansy shape in 6 different textures – this one is burlap!  It’s a little thing, but it matters to me.

The little yellow centers in the flower are applied with Mini Glue Dots.  They give more lift than Tombo, less lift than Stampin’ Dimensionals, and fit better behind the small circles than a dimensional would.  Another little thing…

Did you see my un-tutorial on using the Pansy Punch?  Check HERE to simplify your life 🙂

This is a very quick card and it is USPS friendly!!  It would be easy to switch that sentiment out to suit your need.  I often make cards like this without the sentiment inked in.  Having them on hand gives me an instant custom card when the moment strikes.

Stop by on Sunday for another RemARKable Stamp of the Month tour!