When you need a Tag: Day Five

This is the same technique as yesterday – Adhesive Sheets to adhere DSP to a Thick Whisper White tag – but with a very different visual result. The starry night sky seemed to be begging for that perfect tree!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh

  • Stamps: Seasonal Chums (greeting)
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Copper Foil
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Santas Sleigh Thinlits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Metallic Sequins (retired)

To get the copper “shadow” on both sides of the tree, I just cut the copper tree in two down the middle. I also shortened the trunk, as it was too long to fit on my tag.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh

This tree is embellished with one of the patterns from Touches of Texture. I added Rhinestone jewels to the branches, and I personally think it’s a little too over-the-top. You could drape this tree with a mini-sequin garland and it would really sparkle!

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When you need a Tag: Day Four

I loved this reindeer when it was introduced last year, and was delighted when it returned in the Annual Catalog this year. I especially love that it has a coordinating set of framelits, because I fussy cut way too many things as it is.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh

  • Stamps: Santa’s Sleigh
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Merry Music Specialty DSP, Adhesive Sheets, Real Red 1/8″ Ribbon, Wink of Stella 

There’s a little Wink on those antlers and hooves! I layered the Merry Music Specialty DSP with a Thick Whisper White tag using the Adhesive Sheets. The DSP is on the thin side, and I like to be able to write on the back of the tag! The Adhesive Sheets are perfect for that job.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh

This was my first version, and I guess you could call it the quick-and-easy tag.Merry Wishes is from Oh What Fun, another fabulous returning set from last year’s Holiday Catalog.

I created a simple mask to allow the wreath to sit on the reindeer’s neck.  I might like it better if I used an Aquapainter to add some color to the reindeer – I don’t think I’ve ever seen an albino!

 

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses…well, not exactly! I’ve had a month to play with many of the products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2016 catalog, and I thought I’d share my Maui Stamper Favorite Things with you.  I can’t promise that my list won’t change throughout the season, but here’s where it stands today:

#1.  Copper Foil Paper

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Copper Foil Paper

I’ve shared a sample using Santa’s Sleigh (see #8 below) and this paper is amazing. There’s coordinating Embossing Powder and Copper Thread in the Annual Catalog.  The look is rich and luxurious and this is my absolute favorite catalog product.

#2.  Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp and punch bundle

These are the cutest!  I am not usually a “cute” card person, but this set has made a believer out of me! The images are easy to stamp and color, and a Wink of Stella is the perfect finishing touch.  You’ll use these over and over for cards, tags and package embellishments.

#3.  Mini Pine Cones

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Copper Foil Paper

AAAACCCKKK!!  I can’t stand how adorable these are!!  There’s nothing else to say.

#4.  Jolly Friends and the Jolly Hat punch bundle

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Jolly Friends and Jolly Hat Punch

All of the images in this set are cute – again, I’m usually not into cute, but I’m pleading the 5th!  The moose is my absolute fave, hands down.

#5.  Glitter Embossing Powder: Emerald Envy and Real Red

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Glitter Embossing Powder

If you’ve read my blog for any time at all, you’ll know that Mr. Maui Stamper is NOT (Capital N.O.T.) a fan of glitter.  This embossing powder keeps the sparkle in place and keeps my man happy.  In Real Red and Emerald Envy – gotta get ’em all!

#6.  Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines thinlits

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines thinlits

The thinlits alone are reason enough – those delicate branches have multiple applications.  There’s some gorgeous DSP and Washi to coordinate with this suite as well.

#7.  Tin of Tags Project Kit and the Tin of Tags stamps

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Tin of Tags kit and stamps

Last year we had Oh What Fun (and that set is still available and still one of my faves) but Tin of Tags has that TIN!!  If you’ve run out of creative holiday hostess gifts, look no further.  This is the One Gift to Rule them All.

#8.  Santa’s Sleigh stamp and thinlit bundle

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Santa's Sleigh stamps and thinlits

There are a million and one things you can do with this combination.  The main images of a sleigh, reindeer and tree are just the beginning!  Again, tags, cards and package embellishments are a snap with these versatile pieces.

#9.  Merry Mice (also available in wood)

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Merry Mice

I have to confess, I love these little critters.  I’m not inviting them into my house, but look at those ears!  Stamp them with Archival Ink (black or gray) on Shimmery White card stock for a gorgeous, easy-to-watercolor image.

#10.  Stampin’ Write Marker sets to Coordinate with the Designer Series paper!!

Maui Stamper Holiday 2016 Stampin' Write Marker sets

When I saw these, I actually jumped up and down.  I have wanted options for markers besides buying the full sets, and this catalog made my dream come true!!  Now you can stock up on your favorite colors – the ones that coordinate perfectly with our DSP – and color to your heart’s content.

So there you have it.  Lots of great products didn’t make the top 10, but it’s my party and I’ll choose what I want!

Ready to shop?  Start HERE.

 

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Merry Christmas Wishes

The new Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog will be available on September 1st, and I can’t resist showing you a few things I’ve been working on.  This edition is full of gorgeous new products!

Maui Stamper Santas Sleigh Stampin Up Holiday 2016

There is beautiful Copper Foil paper to compliment the Copper embossing powder, and the Santa’s Sleigh stamps and framelits have versatile images to create looks ranging from cute to classic.

The reindeer and sentiment are embossed in copper, and the circle and mat layer are Copper foil.  I used the Softly Falling TIEF for texture and the Layering Circles framelits for the moon.  The tree and star are both included in the framelits that are bundled with Santa’s Sleigh.

Only 5 more sleeps until this catalog is released!