When you need a Tag: Day Seven

These are my favorites. (Well, maybe they’re tied with the tag I’ll share tomorrow.) I love these Cookie Cutter Christmas Characters! They are absolutely perfect for tags, and I am happy as can be that they are back for 2017. Stampin’ Blends make coloring these a complete delight.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Seasonal Chums (To/From)
  • Color Palette: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Blends, Washi Basics Pack 3, Candy Cane Washi, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

I’ve always used Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay to color this snowsuit wearing cutie. I probably ought to unleash some other colors, but I like these so well! It’s my Cookie Cutter Cutie and I’ll color as I want to.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

There’s a special kind of genius in the Stampin’ Up! Home Office. The people that design the artwork for our stamps are flat out amazing. I mean, who looks at a gingerbread cookie figure and says “hey, if we turn it upside down, it’s a reindeer”????? Pure genius.

Tomorrow’s the last tag – stop by and let me know what your favorite has been!


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!

When you need a Tag: Day One

Most years, I host a Christmas tag crafting class, and the samples and leftover pieces ensure that I have plenty of tags for my gift-giving. The class didn’t happen this year (for a lot of reasons, some of them actually good reasons!) and I realized I was going to be in trouble without some quick action.

I ended up featuring tags at my Host event this month, and it made for some very happy Hosts and solved my problem as well. Over the next week I’ll share my projects: some are quite simple, and others take a little more time, but it’s my hope they’ll inspire you to create a few tags of your own.

I’m starting by sharing the tags I made with the Seasonal Chums bundle. In all honesty, this was a whimsical, what-the-heck kind of purchase, but I’ve used it much more than I anticipated and have been really happy with the results. Our Stampin’ Blends are perfect for coloring these images.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Holiday Tags

  • Stamps: Seasonal Chums
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: Stampin’ Blends, Memento Ink pad, Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Tags and Labels Framelits (retired), Candy Cane Washi (retired), White Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponge

I’m sorry if the retired framelits and washi throw you for a loop, but crafting is about being creative and I’m sure you’ll find an alternative. That Candy Cane washi was on the Clearance Rack for-evah, but now that the holidays are here it’s finally sold out. I stocked up because I loved the crisp red-and-white designs, and I’ve got a bit of a stash that I need to use up.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Holiday Tags

  • Snowman Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

These are not as time consuming as you might think. They’re small and the coloring is minimal – especially the snowman, who doesn’t require any blending. This is a perfect Holiday-movie-watching project, or a carry-along-to-the-kid’s-hockey-practice project, or even an airplane project!

There will be more posts with more tags over the next week – I hope you’ll stop by and say hello.


Treats, treats, and more treats!

When Robbie is our club host (and we ALWAYS let her have Halloween) she goes all out. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she spoils us with goodies and inspiration. This year was no different, and I thought you’d like to see her creations.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night

I don’t have all the details since I didn’t make these, but I know these little Hershey Bar holders use the Spooky Cat stamps and punch and Spooky Night DSP.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night and Painted Autumn Mini Treat Bags

These two Mini Treat Bags were filled with Salted Caramel Cocoa mix and everyone got one of these, too! The spider web doily is retired, but I loved the Black Glimmer Cat!

Maui Stamper Seasonal Chums


I made these little guys with the Seasonal Chums stamps and Seasonal Tags framelit dies. I discovered that stamping with Basic Black and using the matching Stampin’ Write marker to highlight the lines on the pumpkin was enough. The stems and leaves were quick to color and a little Wink of Stella gave Jack a proper gleam. Toe Bod Butts (Candy Corn, if you didn’t grow up in my house) fits perfectly in our 2″x8″ cello bags.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Robbie filled the Popcorn Boxes with chocolates (long, long gone) and each box was a little different.  Like I said, she spoils us!

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Trick or Treat!