The holiday catalogue is now live! Here are some of the products I’m excited to get my hands on. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps prompt you to add a few more items you hadn’t considered?
Best Item for Beginners – Making Christmas Bright bundle
This bundle is the fastest way to start making fun, Christmasy cards right away. The Christmas Bulb builder punch is so charming, and the Making Christmas bright stamp set includes a truly fabulous collection of images you can mix and match to make an enormous variety of cards. As if that weren’t enough, Stampin’ Up! has offered one of their amazing “You Can Make It” kits as an option to go along with this bundle! The kit includes white and coloured cardstock, three inkpads, dimensionals, clear block D, and the stamp set and punch bundle, all for under $100. This is a great place to start your holiday crafting!
Best Sentiment Stamp Set – Merry Christmas to All
This stamp set is pretty much unbeatable for the sheer volume and variety of sentiments you can create when you mix and match the 28 included stamps. I think it’s great that there’s finally a “Happy Christmas” option for our friends in England! If you want to add even more dimension to your projects, bundle this stamp set with the co-ordinating thinlits set (at a 10% savings) – but even without the thinlits, this stamp set is a must-have!
Best Graphic Stamp Set – Peaceful Noel
This soft, floral stamp set is sure to be in use all year round in your craft room. I love the flexibility offered by two- (or three-) step stamping, and there is even a co-ordinating sprig punch to go along with the stamp set. I’ve seen some stunning and creative samples with this set and I know it’s going to be a favourite!
Best Embellishment – Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes
These adorable shapes come in three colours (Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and Whisper White) and a variety of whimsical, holiday-themed shapes. Will you choose the gift bows, the snowflakes, the pine trees, or simply the charming round dots? Whatever your choice, these adhesive-backed shapes are going to add just the right touch to your holiday project.
Best Paper – All is Bright
No surprise here, as I already raved about this paper in last week’s blog post. This paper features photographic images on one side, and graphical images on the other. Whether you want to create classic, sophisticated cards or fun, whimsical cards, this paper has you covered!
Best Bundle – Peaceful Poinsettia
This bundle has everything you need: a simple and beautiful collection of sentiments, gorgeous detailed stamps that are ready for a variety of colouring options, and a stunning set of thinlits dies that include both positive and negative images. And look closely at those thinlits: the set includes a duplicate piece, which will cut down on repeated Big-Shot run-throughs. Yippee!
Best New Tool – Take Your Pick
Have you noticed the ongoing trend of innovative products coming out of Stampin’ Up! lately? The Stamparatus, watercolour pencils, multipurpose adhesive sheets, Stampin’ Blends, embossing plates … they just keep giving us more and more ways to change up our crafting and I for one am grateful! If you haven’t seen this new tool in action yet, check out this video to see what the excitement is all about. This tool is going to make it so easy to add embellishments right where you want them, without any sticky fingers along the way. What a treat!
Best Bling – Joyous Noel 6 x 6″ Glimmer Paper
The holiday season without bling is just blah, but fortunately your projects will have lots of lush sparkle when you use the new glimmer paper. I’m told that this paper doesn’t shed easily, which is an extra bonus – although technically, leaving glitter everywhere is just another way to spread holiday cheer, right? 😉
Best Halloween product – Spooky Bats punch
It may be named “spooky” but for me these bats are awfully charming! These three cute bats can dress up any Halloween project.
And don’t forget these two awesome hostess sets, which you can only order if you host a qualifying party between September 5th and January 2nd!
Did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!
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