A Few of My Favorite Things
Strike up the band! It’s time for me to present my Five Favorite Things in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. That’s right, I’ve spent many nights narrowing down this list to just five items – some are individual items, some are product classes. These are five things I can’t live without, and I’m convinced you will love them, too. In any case, this is a list of five things I like – tomorrow I will share my 5 favorite stamp sets. Yipee!
So, I kinda’ ruined the anticipation on Saturday by revealing my #1 Favorite Thing in the Catalog – the Big Shot Magnetic Platform. See my excitement here. You could have guessed that, right? It’s pretty amazing. Because I already revealed my #1, I am sharing five more items here today. So, this is sort of my Top 6 List, but I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
This is the part where I should say, the list is in “no particular order” – but I don’t do well with disorder. I’ve listed them in order, starting with the ones I am MOST excited about. Here goes nothing:
1. Bundles. You’ve showed us you like bundles, and this catalog is chock full of them! Whether you are bundling a stamp set with a hand-held punch or a framelit or an embossing folder, it’s always great to save some money. These bundles are hidden all over the catalog – it can feel like a game of hide-and-seek to find them all. If you enjoy hide-and-seek, then please skip this next list:
Chalk Talk Bundle, page 12
Label Love Bundle, page 32
Backyard Basics Bundle, page 79
Wildflower Meadow Bundle, page 83
Flower Shop Bundle, page 95
Beautifully Baroque Bundle, page 113
Mosaic Madness Bundle, page 123
Six-Sided Sampler Bundle, page 125
Tag a Bag Bundle, page 159
2. Framelit Collections. By now, you know I love my framelits. I’m sure I’ll love them more with my Big Shot Magnetic Platform, and I know I’ll love the collections now that Circles (130911) and Squares (130921) have joined the party. And don’t forget about the gorgeous Deco Labels (130102). My first thought about the squares? I can just cut squares with my trimmer – but it’s much easier to position the square over the image – or create a fame by cropping with two squares.
3. Designer Series Papers. Stampin’ Up! always delivers when it comes to rich and beautiful papers. This year’s collection of Designer Series Paper is no exception. The papers I’ve seen are amazing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the others. The Designer Series Paper Stacks have been redesigned to reflect the new color families and to update the patterns themselves. All of these papers are featured between pages 150 and 154. Designer Series Paper Swatch Books are a wonderful way to reference these papers.
4. Candy Dots. When I first saw candy dots in the Annual Catalog, I was hesitant to jump on the candy dots band wagon. Would they really work? How easy would they be to use? Mine are still en route to me, but I know several people who have used them. Word is they are amazing! They stick like the pearls and rhinestones. I can’t wait to embellish my projects with these little, colorful beauties. 5. Wood Mount Cases. When I first saw these cases, I thought my head would explode. For the past year, I’ve given my customers the pros and cons of wood mount vs. clear mount. Clear mount sets have always been easier to store – and that’s a plus! Now that the wood mount sets are offered in handy, upright containers, I can’t solve the conundrum in my mind:
What are your favorite things about the new Annual Catalog? What have you already ordered – or what is on your “must have” list? Did I miss something here? Tomorrow, I’m going to share my Five Favorite Stamp Sets from the new catalog.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Almost every card requires a sentiment, right? I don’t have Sassy Salutations, but you can find Sweet Essentials and Petite Pairs on lots of my cards. They are practically necessary. What better time for Stampin’ Up! to offer these sets at 25% off? Here’s the information you need to add these sets to your order:
More Amazing Greetings
While we are talking about greetings, Stampin’ Up! has been rolling out some great compilation stamp sets each month in honor of its 25th year – and this month’s is Best of Greetings. Yippee! Click on the image below for more information – you can bet I won’t pass on this set:
Want to check out the other “Best of” Compilation set? Click here.