One more Avant Garden Welcome

Sometimes I’m astonished by the difference a color palette can make. Sure, I’ve rearranged the images a bit, but this card is quite similar to the two previous versions found HERE and HERE.

Maui Stamper Avant Garden Sale-a-bration 2017

This is a brighter, warmer color scheme, and as much as I love my Pool Party combos, this card in Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride really makes me happy. The circular design of the flowers around the Stitched Shape sentiment circle was really simple to do.  Blushing Bride is such a soft tone that I didn’t even mask the flowers: I just stamped away!

Maui Stamper Avant Garden Sale-a-bration 2017

  • Stamps:  Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration 2017), retired demonstrator exclusive stamp set (sentiment)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder
  • Accessories:  Metallic Ribbon (Sale-a-bration 2017), Sequins from the 2016 Holiday catalog, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots

There are just a couple more weeks left to earn free Sale-a-bration products.  When it’s over, it’s really over – these stamp sets and exclusive accessories DO NOT go on the Clearance Rack!  Shop now.

 

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Packaging for little things

This time of year, I need heaps of little gifts. I like to express appreciation to my postal carrier, the FedEx and UPS delivery folks, and all the people who make my life easier throughout the year. This little treat holder works well and is compact enough to tuck in my (biggish) handbag:

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Color Palette:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Thread, Real Red Glimmer paper, Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, Tear ‘n Tape, Ghiradelli Chocolates (NOT AN ACCESSORY.  AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT FOR LIFE.)

A note on Stitched Shapes Framelits:  Stampin’ Up! has announced that this hot new product will be available again in January.  If you missed the availability in November, I urge you to mark your calendars and place an order as soon as they become available.  I’ll keep you posted.

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

One of the tricks I’ve found for getting a clear impression when using a solid photopolymer stamp is to clean the stamp on the Stampin’ Scrub BEFORE inking it.  I spritz the Scrub with some Stampin’ Mist and give the stamp a good scrub, and it seems to condition the surface and give me better results.  This isn’t scientific, it’s just what I do!

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

On the back of the easel is a little pocket for a note, a little cash, or a gift card. The Easel fits nicely in our 3″ gusset bags, and with a bit of ribbon and a tag on the top it dresses up beautifully for a more elegant presentation.

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

If you’re planning on making a DIY Calendar this year, I’m all out of Easel Kits at the moment.  There are half a dozen or so Calendar refills available, and I don’t envision printing any more.  The point is that if you’d like a Calendar Refill, you need to let me know sooner than later.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The Refill is $6 plus postage.  One calendar fits in a regular envelope and will ship First Class for $.68.  More than that – I’ll have to quote you.  Send your request to AnneMatasci@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you with an invoice.

Maui Stamper Year End Closeouts

Year-End closeouts are going quickly.  To clarify the offering, there are three categories:

  1. Holiday catalog product that will no longer be available after January 3, 2017
  2. Holiday and Annual catalog product that Stampin’ Up! has in excess and has offered at a discount through January 3.
  3. Clearance Rack products which are in limited supply. Some may be offered beyond January 3 at the discretion of Stampin’ Up!

Shop HERE!

A Tag So Nice I Stamped It Thrice

OK, so the post title is corny…but this little tag is quick and easy!

Maui Stamper Christmas Treats

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are back-ordered until November 28th, but they’re worth the wait – just look at how they dress this up!

Maui Stamper Stitched Shape Sweet Season

You know you need those Holly Leaves and Berries from the Holly Berry Builder Punch, on sale during Online Extravaganza!

Maui Stamper Sweet Season Gumdrop

These sentiments all come from Candy Cane Christmas, and if you give food gifts during the holidays, you’ll find these indispensable.

Shop HERE.  Online Extravaganza is in full swing!  Use Host code BDVJER7D if your order is under $150.

Maui Stamper Online Extravaganza

 

DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2017!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The DIY Easel Calendar kit is $9.00, and I also make a DIY Calendar Refill available for $6.00.  The calendar images are 3 1/2″ square, and the mats are 3 3/4″ square.

Shipping is by USPS and will be sent First Class or Priority Mail.  I ship the best possible method at the best possible price and will calculate based on what you order.  Typically, a single Calendar refill can be sent in a First Class envelope with postage of $.68.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $6.80.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

Mats are Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Daffodil Delight.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  I’ll need your order and your email address, and will send an invoice via Square.  At this time, I’m not shipping these outside of the United States.