Orchids in the jar

The Climbing Orchid is the latest flower I’ve tried in Jars of Love:

Maui Stamper Orchids in the Jar Stampin' Up!

Don’t miss out – you can save on the Climbing Orchid bundle. Stampin’ Up! typically selects new stamps and framelit/thinlit/punches and bundles them during the first release year, but subsequent years the products are offered individually and the opportunity to save is sad, sweet history. This one is too good to let go by!

Maui Stamper Orchids in the Jar Stampin' Up!

I used this same layout HERE, and I’m sure there are many other images that would work with this jar.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

If you’re interested in the DIY Calendar kits, check out the details HERE. I’ll be shipping next week.

 

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Jars of Love meet Colorful Season

What a perfect match! These graceful branches from Colorful Season belong in this jar. With such a clean, simple image, I decided to leave the sentiment off the front of the card and put it on the inside. This has the added benefit of allowing me to put this card into my Need-A-Card-Now stash, ready for last minute addition of the message of the day.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Jars meet Colorful Season

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Jars meet Colorful Season

The Colorful Seasons Suite is a beautiful combination of stamps, thinlits and the Color Theory DSP stack. If you’re shopping for the stamps, don’t miss the bundle that includes the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

There’s just one little trick to this project.  I stamped the “water” directly on the front panel, but stamped the jar in Basic Black on Vellum cardstock.  (It’s best to do this step early in the process to allow plenty of time for the ink to dry thoroughly – I did mine the day before.) Cut out the jar stamped on the vellum with the framelits and attach it with a few dabs of Fast Fuse around the perimeter for an authentic look.

Stay tuned – there’s another version of this card in the works!

The Eastern Palace Suite

I’ve had this early-release product for some time, but if I’m absolutely honest, it kind of intimidated me. The stamps coordinate perfectly with the framelits, and there are a million and one ways to use the framelits – and that was what had me holding my breath. Fortunately, I’ve survived that crisis and am happy to share the results with you today:

Maui Stamper Eastern Beauty Premier Bundle

  • Stamps:  Eastern Beauty
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Softly Falling TIEF, Eatern Medallions Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Copper Thread, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I kept this card intentionally simple, partly because it was for a swap, and partly to keep myself from freaking out.  I wasn’t sure if the color combination would work, but I LOVE IT!  I lean towards monochromatic color combinations and this made me very happy.

Maui Stamper Eastern Beauty Premier Bundle

I used two separate thinlits on the Very Vanilla piece, and was thrilled to discover that they lined up perfectly together so that I could get this look with just one pass of the Big Shot. (Remember: this was for a swap so I needed a bunch!)

The Very Best Part about this card is something you wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell you (GUESS WHAT? I’M GONNA TELL YOU!!)  If you purchase the Premier Bundle, not only do you get the stamps and thinlits and DSP and embellishments and ink and paper (new In Colors too!), but you get our brand new, not-yet-released-but-in-the-new-catalog THICK VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK!!!!

I know.  I’m sorry.  I keep shouting.  But as you can tell, I’m just a teeny tiny bit excited.

There are two bundles featuring the Eastern Palace Suite.  Both include free gifts!! One is a Basic Bundle, and the other is the Premier Bundle. Either one will keep you happily crafting for days, but you’ll get that Very Vanilla card stock as a free gift in the Premier Bundle. And I promise it will make you very, very happy.

Shop HERE.

Maui Stamper Eastern Palace Bundle with free gift

 

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!

RemARKably Thoughtful Branches

RemARKable Blog Tour

Welcome to the August RemARKable Blog Tour.  We’re featuring the exclusive, available-only-this-month scrum-tiddily-umptious Thoughtful Branches stamp set, paired with the Beautiful Branches thinlits.  I’m not featuring the thinlits today, but you can see them used HERE and HERE.  Instead, I’m focusing on the trees.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

I elected to keep this card on the simple side.  You could use just about any sentiment – thanks, sympathy, hello or even Christmas.  I made it a birthday card because, well, #imbringingbirthdaysback.  Aren’t you?

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

The color palette is Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I’ve used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Thoughtful Banners set for the sentiment.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Subtles Stack.  Oh, and of course I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I love that you can stamp the trunk independently of the branches.  No more fussy markering the stamps!  (Ha!! My spell-check doesn’t think MARKERING is a word.  Silly spell-check.)

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

This card is slightly stepped up – but not too much.  I used the Floral Boutique DSP and the Softly Falling TIEF for texture, and added a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear brush.  The image is cut with Ovals framelits, and I added a greeting cut from Silver Foil paper using the Christmas Greetings thinlits.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

This beautiful, versatile set is only available this month.  You can purchase the stamps, the thinlits or the bundle, but whatever you do, don’t wait!

Next up on the tour is Audra Monk, and you know she always has a great RemARKable post.  Enjoy the tour!

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Nancy Amato  

Melissa Bolinger   

Tamra Davis 

Connie Deibler  

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Langley 

Deb Lehigh 

Anne Matasci  

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds  

Pam Staples  

Janet Wakeland  

Mary Jo Price Williams 

RemARKable Holidays

Welcome to the November RemARKable Blog tour.  We’re featuring Holiday Bundles this month, and I know the other artists on the tour will have great inspiration for you.

For my part, I have two simple cards that could be produced in quantity – and since it’s nearly mid-November, simple is a plus!  First up is the Jingle All the Way Bundle:

Maui Stamper Dazzling Sleigh Ride Ornament

  • Stamps:  Jingle All the Way
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
  • Accessories:  2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Watercolor paper, Night of Navy Ink Refill, White Craft Ink, Big Shot, Sleigh Ride Edgelit dies, Delicate Ornament Thinlit dies, Softly Falling TIEF, Precision Base Plate, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Silver Cord, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Dazzling Sleigh Ride Ornament

The ornament concept isn’t my original idea – it’s all over Pinterest – but this combination is mine.  Using the watercolor paper with the ink refill allows more depth and variety in the Night of Navy background.

My second bundled project features the Peaceful Pines bundle:

Maui Stamper Perfect Pines Holiday Catalog CASE

  • Stamps:  Peaceful Pines
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pines Framelits, Lucky Stars TIEF, Home for Christmas DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Perfect Pines Holiday Catalog CASE

If you take a look at page 16 of the Holiday Catalog, you’ll see the inspiration for this card.  Since my first card used a watercolor technique, I chose to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this one.

I hope you’re inspired – and I’m sure there is more inspiration coming your way.  The tour links are featured at the end of the blog, but if you click on the image below you’ll be off to see Heather Mathieson!  Thanks for your visit.

Home for the Holidays RemARKable Blog Tour

Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger
Arden Dougan
Tracie Langley
Anne Matasci   YOU ARE HERE!
Heather Mathieson
Audra Monk
Maria Pane
Michele Reynolds
Pam Staples
Janet Wakeland