Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten List from the Holiday Mini

Well, I've had a little time to look over the new catalogue and try some of the products and I wanted to let you know my top ten picks from the Holiday Mini!

It wasn't easy to whittle my list down to only ten, and even then, I feel like I've left off products that I shouldn't have left off at all.  I even got some input from my daughter, to get the Gen Y take on things.

So after much careful research, I give you...
Playing with Papercrafting's Top Ten Products from the Holiday Mini:

1. Best Thanksgiving stamp set: Truly Grateful (w131730; c131733)

This might be my favourite overall product, as well!  Love the wood chevrons! And everything else as well!

There's so much texture!

2.  Best Christmas Stamp Set: Joyful Christmas (w131802; c131805)

I had a hard time choosing Christmas stamp sets, but I chose this one because you can do many different things with it.  You can stamp as is, or you can emboss the outline and then watercolour the flower and leaves.  You could also stamp the outline in StazOn black on some different background DSP and do some paper piecing.  You have some sentiments as well so it's a good choice if you can only choose one set.

3.  Best Fall Design Series Paper: Sweater Weather (132184)

Sweater Weather has such great colours, textures and patterns that you'll be wanting fall to start right away so you can use them in everything.  Or why wait?  They are versatile enough to use anytime!

 4.  Best Christmas Design Series Paper: Season of Style Design Series Paper (132340)

I absolutely love the combination of colours and patterns in this series, especially the plaids, stripes and polka dots.  And you will be able to use them long after Christmas is over as well.
5.  Best Christmas Design Series Specialty Paper: Winter Frost Design Series Specialty Paper (132341)

Okay, the way I got around having to choose between these two gorgeous DSP's was to have a separate category of Specialty Design Series Paper.  This one has two one sided papers with foil accents.  The Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate are so awesome together.

6.  Best New Embossing Folder - Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132174)

Looks stylin' for Christmas, but will work with any elegant card all year long.

7.  Best Sentiment Stamp Set - Christmas Messages Stamp Set (w131790; c131793)

Some lovely, some cute!  Lots of variety in this set.  I especially love the duel set:  All I want for Christmas is You! .... and a few other things but mostly YOU!

8. Best Bundle:  Festive Flurry Bundle:  (w133284; c133285)

This bundle includes the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and the matching Framelits!  These elegant snowflakes can be seen all through the Holiday Mini on cards, banners, tags and ornaments!

9.  Best Ribbon:  1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Rustic looking burlap goes great with fall designs or Christmas themes if you like the country look like I do.  It was hard to choose between this and the Cherry Cobbler Stitched Grosgrain and the 1/8" Silver ribbon though, so you have lots to choose from.

10.  Best Embellishments:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150)

Sophisticated and full of bling, these can be used for so many different projects, over and above Christmas cards.  My upline Desiree Spenst, used them for little girls' hair clips in her Convention Demo Booth Display.

There you have it!  Hoped it helped you make some choices, but then you know that I am only one opinion and there are so many great choices that you could make!  Thanks for dropping by!

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