Today is September 1st and that means the holiday catalog is alive and ready to order from!
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter and Christmas themed stamps and accessories fill the pages to get us paper crafting into the next 4 months. I chosen a few of my favorites for each of the holidays but there are lots more in the catalog of course!
If you like Halloween, I love the Witching Decor Project Kit. Everything you need to make a really cool decoration that stands 13″ tall. You can also buy the Witches Night stamp set but I think it would look equally spooky with adding a big, glittery spider from the craft store on the spider web doily that is included in the kit.
For Thanksgiving and Fall projects, my picks are the Lighthearted Leaves and coordinating framelits. The acorns are growing on me and I’m having fun creating cute corny cards this season. There’s also a cute Thankful Forest Friends worth mentioning, with a folksy bear, fox and rabbit.
If I had to narrow down to 3 accessories, it’s these three! The Fine Tip glue with a little pin in the top to keep it unclogged has to be in every craft room. I can get the tiniest drop of glue for a sequin or run a very thin line. The Woodland Folder isn’t just for fall, it’s for everyday woodsy goodness. And the Iced Rhinestones are extra bling without the bulkiness.
And Christmas….golly, how to narrow down this category?!
There are 2 Kits that I recommend. One is a tag kit and one is a Shaker Card kit!The shaker kit makes 18 cards. It’s helpful to have the coordinating stamp sets but not totally necessary to make them cute .
Winter/Christmas Stamps sets!
My 3 favorite bundles, stamps and coordinating framelits:
This week I was playing around with the new 3 step butterflies, called Watercolor Wings (page 75 of new SU annual catalog) I used just the one stamp you see top right in the photo below on the vellum card stock then cut out with the coordinating framelits (page 172)
I crack up at how we all say “I already have butterfly stamps” and then we buy another one! Must be like owning 3 pairs of black shoes that all do the same thing, just a little bit different for the perfect outfit.
I used the new Metallic Thread for his ‘antlers’ (page 159). I thought it would be heavier but it’s like a fine hair, super strong but very light.
There is a new embossing folder called Elegant Dots. (page 174, 6th one over) It’s classy and has a tight pattern that balances the large butterfly. I used the new heavy Whisper white card and it’s really nice! We really really needed a heavy white stock for white cards. (see page 149)
I used the new Expressions Natural Elements, which are wood veneer words (see page 160)
They come natural but I versamarked them and added gold embossing powder. The first word I snapped in half as I pressed it into my versamark pad…don’t do that:) Instead use a sponge dauber or tap the ink pad on top of the words, then powder and heat!
Since I’m using it as a wedding card, I added an embossed greeting inside to make it more special. See the new framelits? They are called Lots of Labels on page 173. I used a larger one on the front of the card to put all the elements on.
New also this year are gold/silver foil doilies!
Shiny and bright, sturdy and both colors come in one pack with different sizes in the package. (page 148 at bottom)
Great deal on the Pansy Punch if you don’t own it yet! And the satin ribbon I used on the card above it on sale, that’s convenient!
Stampin’ Up has given the OK to share our Sneak Peeks from the new catalog!
With the new Stampin’ Up catalog coming out soon, demonstrators can get select stamp sets, the new In Color inks & papers and fun accessories early. NEW demonstrators can get them also in their starter kits!
Remember, these cannot be ordered as a customer until June 2nd unless you are a demonstrator or you sign up:)
The starter kit is for hobby/discount shoppers as well as those wanting to teach classes.
It’s only $99 and you can choose $125 in products and FREE shipping for the starter kit to sign up.
You need $300 in sales (or your own purchases:) by the end of September or if you decide to drop, SU will simply take you off the list in October. This is a great option for those who have a few crafty friends who can buddy up on orders with you, too!
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