2021 Annual Catalogue: Top Picks

The 2021 annual catalogue launched last week, and the consensus seems to be that this is the best catalogue EVER! It was extremely hard to narrow down this list, because there are just so many amazing products packed into these 180 pages. Let me know what you think of my choices!

Best Item for Beginnersupcoming Kit Collection
My top pick for beginners this year is something that’s technically not in the catalogue at all – but bear with me, I promise you’ll like this! If you’re brand new to stamping, that enormous catalogue can be really overwhelming: Where do I start? What kind of stamps do I need? Now ink? What about paper? And wait, how do I put this all together? It can be stressful, and crafting is NOT supposed to be stressful! So if you’re a beginner, I recommend you start with an all-inclusive kit. Just like the name says, the kit will include EVERYTHING you need to create a pre-designed set of cards: a stamp set, an inkspot, pre-cut elements, embellishments, adhesive, and easy-to-follow instructions. Make your first stamping experience a stress-free and successful one, and once you’ve built up your confidence, wade on into the rest of the catalogue with us! 😉

The fun thing about these kits is that there will be a range of them available all throughout the year. Starting June 1st, you’ll be able to order from a selection of ten different kits: choose the one(s) that appeal to you, get your craft on, and then go back for more. When a kit sells out, it’s gone … but don’t worry, there will be other ones coming along to replace it, so there will always be lots of terrific options for you to choose from!

Best Sentiment Stamp Set Inspired Thoughts

Whether it’s a sympathy card, a retirement, an illness, gratitude, a birthday, or even Christmas – this stamp set has you covered! It includes a wide range of sentiments in a classic, easy-to-read font, making it truly “inspired”. You’ll be reaching for this set again and again throughout the year!

Runner Up: Create with Friends
I’m wild about the mix-and-match sentiments in this stamp set, and the beautiful scripted font! My mind is spinning with how many amazing combinations you could create with this set. For only $23, this stamp set is a must-have!

Best Graphic Stamp SetBeauty of Friendship

This is the very first bundle I bought out of the new catalogue, and I stamped with it as soon as I opened it – as you can see on my live unboxing video! (stamping starts at about 25:30.) These richly textured stamps are so well-crafted that they create a two-tone effect … even if you aren’t using the two-step stamping! You can build your tree in whatever style and colours you like; add the co-ordinating dies for even more options. A good range of sentiments rounds out this stamp set – not only is it good for a variety of occasions throughout the year, it’s also suitable for all genders (because who doesn’t like trees?!)

Best EmbellishmentBumblebee Trinkets
There’s nothing else I need to say … just LOOK at how adorable these are!! 🤩

Runner Up: Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack
Baker’s Twine comes in SO handy when embellishing projects and packages! It’s fantastic to have it in a range of neutral colours that will go with any colour scheme. Like the name says, this pack of twine really is essential!

Best Designer Series PaperBeauty of the Earth

I’m completely in love with the range of colours and scenes on this terrific Designer Series Paper. You can see all seasons represented in the gorgeous imagery! This is one of those packs that will be hard to choose which side to use, because every page is so appealing. Great for all genders and all occasions!

Artistic Expressions is technically a Specialty Designer Series Paper, so it can have its own category, right? 😁 Because…. I mean, LOOK AT THIS STUFF! Beautiful colours, stunning pattern, and with gold foil running throughout … this paper is going to make *every* project look elegant and elevated. I can’t wait to play with it!

Best Punch Bundle Flowers of Friendship Bundle
With a price tag of under $50, this bundle is outstanding -but it looks so unassuming that you might not even notice what a powerhouse it is. You’d never expect that it could be used to create stunning cards like this one by my team member Arvon:

The flowers are gorgeous, versatile, and easy to create; the sentiments are stylish and useful; and the pricetag is affordable. All around, a great bundle!

Best Die BundleColor & Contour
Like the bundle above, this one also provides versatility and easy of use. I love the splasy watercolour style of the stamp set … similar to A Touch of Ink from our recent Sale-a-Bration, don’t you think? …. and these basic die shapes are going to be handy for all kinds of projects. With many of our former nested dies (e.g. Stitched Nested Layers, Layering Squares) having retired this past year, these dies are ready to take up the reins – and they layer beautifully. And of course, a terrific collection of sentiments to finish it off! This is a fabulous bundle that you’ll be reaching for again and again!

Best New ToolBlends Combo packs in ALL the new In Colors
This year’s new In Colors are the best I’ve seen in years. Oh, I always love the In Colors … but there are always one or two that I am not totally excited about (last year, it was Terracotta Tile). Not this year – this year, I adore every single one of these colours, and particularly the way they play so well together! This is the first year that Stampin’ Up! has offered us a Blends combo pack in every single one of our new In Colors, so I can only conclude that whoever makes these decisions loves them just as much as I do 😁

If you also love the new In Colors, check out my In Color Club! We’ll focus on one colour a month, and by the end you will have the full collection. Each month you’ll receive:

  • An In Color inkpad
  • An In Color ink refill
  • A pack of cardstock (8.5 x 11″)
  • A pair of Blends
  • 4 sheets of 6×6″ In Color Designer Series Paper
  • 2 card tutorials to create with your new products.

There will also be an extra gift from me at the end! 😉 Get more info here!

Best Deal in the CatalogueThe Starter Kit on page 169
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue, and this month it’s even BETTER! Choose up to $206 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

In Case You Missed ItGive it a Whirl Dies – perfect for creating interactive spinner cards!

Watercolor Shapes stamp set – easily add amazing, Distinktive colour blocks to your project!

Amazing Array of Packaging Options! Here are just a few of the items from page 137 – I recommend you take a look at the full page!

And finally, there is a terrific array of exclusive hostess products that you can earn FREE with your qualifying party! There are three stamp sets and a mega-pack (48 sheets) of 12×12″ Designer Series Paper. Check them out below, and then contact me to book your party! Remember, the Connect-Craft-Collect Special runs till June 14th and gets you an additional $30 free product with a $300 party!

Did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!

Want more catalogue fun? Check out my Catalogue Scavenger Hunt! Send me your answers by May 31st for a chance at a prize!

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Video Tutorial: Flower Wreath with New In Colors

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple and lovely card using some of the new In Colors, and the Lovely You stamp set!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White: 4 x 5.25″
Two circles, a larger black and a smaller white, cut with punches or dies

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Once you’ve made your own floral wreath card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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LIVE Video Replay: Unboxing My New Annual Catalogue Pre-order!

The new annual catalogue is coming May 4th! It’s 180 pages of gorgeous creative inspiration, and while I can’t show you the pages yet, I CAN show you the products I’ve already ordered from it. Join me for this live replay and start making your wish list!

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Video Tutorial: New In Colors + Lovely You Bundle

Learn how to make a bright and colourful card with the new 2020 In Colors and the Lovely You bundle, and see a helpful demonstration of the incredibly versatile Pick a Punch!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5″
White mat layer: 3.75 x 5″
Strips of cardstock cut to 3.75 x .75″

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

Once you’ve made your own project with the beautiful new In Colors, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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The Clock is Ticking on These Retiring Items!

I just had to play with the 2018-2020 In Colors one more time. All these colours are retiring on June 2nd – and if supplies run out before then, they will not be restocked. If you love any of these colours (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t forget to get your inkpads, refills, markers, cardstock, and embellishments before they are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These colours aren’t the only things retiring – you can view the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And when you look at the retirement list, remember – even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone.

Here are some cards and projects I’ve made with some of the items on the retiring list:

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Before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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2018 Annual Catalogue Paper Share

By now you’ve probably had a chance to look through the new annual catalogue and are counting the days till you can order the beautiful products in it (only two days to go!!). If you’re anything like me, you might find it hard to really appreciate all the new designer series paper until you hold it in your hot little hands, and that’s why I love offering paper shares. When you participate in a paper share, you get to have at least one piece of every designer series paper in the catalogue, without spending a fortune! Plus, if you participate in a share with me, you just might find some extra goodies in your order bag 😉 A paper share is especially tempting this year, with all the new colours!

OPTION ONE: Paper Only
For four people to split, each person will pay approximately $48 and get 57 pieces of paper. You will get some of every new DSP in the catalogue, from Tea Room on p. 188 to Tropical Escape on p. 191.
For two people to split, the price is approximately $96 and you will receive 114 pieces of paper.

OPTION TWO: Paper + Cardstock
For four people to split, each person will pay approximately $85 and get 131 pieces of paper/cardstock. You will get some of every new DSP in the catalogue, as above, PLUS co-ordinating cardstock so you can start crafting right away! You’ll also get half a sheet of cardstock from the new color assortment on p. 182.
For two people to split, the price is approximately $170 and you will receive 262 pieces of paper/cardstock as above.

NOTE: Prices do not include tax/shipping. I would be happy to participate in any of these shares, or to customize a share for you and your fellow crafters if you have something specific in mind. Share this offer with your friends and let me know by Friday, June 1st if you are interested, or have any questions!!

Haven’t received your new annual catalogue yet? Drop me a line and let me know! I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! devotee for about ten years now and this is hands-down the most beautiful catalogue I’ve ever seen!

Get Ready to Say Goodbye!


These beautiful colours are retiring this year! Clockwise from top left, they are Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach.

We know from experience that the In Colour products – inkpads, ink refills, cardstock, embellishments, and marker sets – are the first things to sell out at this time of year. If any of these are on your wish list, don’t wait! Place your order via my online store. If you use the hostess code below, you’ll get a free gift from me.

The retirement list will be available on May 15th. In addition to the retiring In Colours, all designer series papers from the Occasions and Annual catalogue will be retiring. All of these products are while supplies last, so don’t delay – place your order right away!

Spotlight on the New In Colors

Have you tried out the new In Colors yet? Do you have a favourite – or a least favourite? I admit, when the colours were first revealed online, I wasn’t a fan of Lemon Lime Twist. But now that I’ve had a chance to use all the colours – in cardstock, ink, and designer series paper form – Lemon Lime Twist might be my favourite of the bunch!

I wanted everyone at my card classes to have a chance to play with all of the colours, so here are two of the projects we did that use all five colours in one card:

And here’s another project, which uses just one of the In Colors – everyone got to choose which colour they’d like to use: Products used for these projects:
Beautiful You stamp set
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
2017-2019 In Color inkpads
2017-2019 In Color cardstock
Basic Black inkpad
Triple Banner Punch
Happy Birthday Thinlit Die
Balloon Bouquet Punch
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set
Balloon Celebration stamp set