Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Top Ten Products from the new Holiday Catalogue

It's here! You can now order from Stampin' Up!'s 2015
Holiday Catalogue!!

I've done a couple of things that I hope will make it easier to make the most of this wonderful catalogue. First I created Product Shares. You can look at them here. This will allow you to get a sample from all the wonderful new paper, ribbons and embellishments in this catalogue without breaking the bank!

Today, I am posting my

which is my little review, for what it's worth, of the products I am most delighted with in this publication! This may help you with narrowing down your wishlist a bit. Wait...why would you want to narrow down your wishlist! That's just crazy! Let's try that again! I will help you plan you purchases in a strategic way! Without further ado:

This design series paper has the retro look of a Christmas long ago! It has great colours, and designs that are fun and some that are more formal! And really, those adorable deer and Santas that you can crop to add to your projects are what makes this paper tops in my eyes! Plus it has a music score for Silent Night!

2. The best Specialty DSP - Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP
Black, white and gold! Can you get anymore festive and amazing than that? Wonderful designs with foil accents plus a couple of one sided foil designs that are to die for! This one is my top favourite of all the paper in the catalogue!

3. The best Christmas Stamp Set - Wonderland

I guess I chose this stamp set because it goes so well with the Winter Wonderland DSP. But I love those trees! I think they'll be classics. And the script on the sentiments is so cool. The cool antlers....yeah, I don't quite know what to do with them, but the other images I know I'm going to use a lot this season.

4. The best Fall Stamp Set - Thankful Forest Friends

This one is just cute and whimsical and works so well with the Into the Woods Products. And most of the images will be able to be used throughout the year, not just in the fall.

5. The best Sentiment Stamp Set - Versatile Christmas

This has 9 Christmas sentiments both for the outside AND the inside of your Holiday greeting cards! There is a fantastic variety of fonts - every thing you'll need for making your own Christmas cards!

6. The best Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Woodland 

Birch Trees! Eeeee! Hands down my favourite! Such a neat texture added to fall, Christmas, Halloween cards, and really, all year long!

7. The best Dies - Hearth and Home Thinlits

Okay, I know it doesn't look like much here, but I've wanted a window die for so long! I almost squealed out loud when I saw it in the catalogue for the first time at Convention! Did you know this die can also be a fireplace by snipping out the crosspieces in the middle? And because of that, there's another set of Framelits that's a close second, and that's the Festive Fireside Framelits.

It would be hard to imagine a classier ribbon than this! It works so well with many of the designs and papers, and is just so pretty for year round loveliness on your cards.

9. The best Embellishments - Snowflake Elements

I had quite the inner debate with myself over this category, between these, the Winter Wonderland Embellishments and the Iced Rhinestones, but this won out, because so many of the themes this year are woodland ones. Also you get more of them than the Winter Wonderland ones for less money, and darn it, they are just so appealing!

10. The best Tools - Precision Base Plate & the Fine Tip Glue Pen

As our Framelits and Thinlits become more and more intricate, the Precision Base Plate for the Big Shot, will be indispensable. I thought it was no biggie until I actually tried it. The intricate ornament die was cut perfectly with just one roll through on the Big Shot, and all the little pieces came out so easily! It will be a staple tool along with the Big Shot in the future!

Along the same lines, is the Fine Tip Glue Pen. It has a needle like fine tip that applies glue right to the tiny areas of the intricate dies and scripts that we're using so much now. The lid actually has a needle that goes down the inside of the applicator to keep the glue running freely. It's very easy to use, and will likely become a regular adhesive in the Stampin' Up! collection.

So there you have it! There are so many more great products that I could mention, and I know your wish list is going to be long, but this may help you prioritize. Of course, these are only my preferences and you may prefer something completely different, but there it is, for what it's worth.

If you don't yet have a copy of the Holiday Catalogue you can download a PDF file by clicking either one of the Catalogue covers on this page:

There are so many bundles (where you can buy two or more coordinating products together and save 15%!) in this catalogue, you can hardly turn the page without running into another one, so make sure you check to see if the product you're interested in is bundled.

See you tomorrow with a  Inlaid Shaker Card!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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