A Sweet Tag on the 2016 Holiday Catalog

My amazing team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators has been enjoying our online view of Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog for a couple of weeks (not a day goes by when we aren’t chatting it up in our private Facebook group).  My customers started receiving their copies of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog this week.  What a thrill it is for me to share these amazing, new products with some of my favorite people in the world!  (that includes you)

Here’s what the catalog looks like – if you don’t have a copy in your hands, then you’ll be able to download it and see the inside of the book when it debuts online September 1.

Holiday Catalog Cover

Many of my customers will receive copies of this catalog directly from Stampin’ Up!, while my most active buyers will receive them from me.  Before mailing these catalog to my customers, I created a cute tag for the cover using several products that are not found in this book – but some are new.  As my customers have received their books, I thought it would be fun to share this quick-and-easy-and-adorable tag with you.

Here’s what the top of the books I mailed out look like:

Wondrous Wreath, Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Wreaths and Trees.  These tags feature a “for you” and a lightly stamped pair of trees from Thoughtful Branches on a beautiful wreath background.  I adore this Wondrous Wreath image – while the inside and outside can be cropped with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, I only cropped the outside of the image (makes it a lot easier to produce a bunch since lining up the inside can be tricky).  The trees and sentiment are from the new-to-August Thoughtful Branches bundle.  I’ve shared several samples with this amazing bundle – you can see them here.

    Thoughtful Branches Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Thoughtful Branches Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Infinity Shots.  When I make lots and lots of the same project, I often times line them up on a big table to take some photos of the finished products.  Not only does it make me happy to see them all stacked side-by-side, but it “puts a bow” on the project – I guess it makes me feel like I really accomplished something.  🙂  I’m excited  to share a couple of these “infinity shots” with you today:  Wondrous Wreath, Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Wondrous Wreath, Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  Each wreath was attached to the front of the catalog with a gold paper clip (I purchased them in bulk online) and a strip of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, a gorgeous light-weight set of papers.  While I mimicked the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla colors of the paper, I added classic Crumb Cake to my stamped image for a beautifully festive tag.  If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Wondrous Wreath, Thoughtful Branches  Papers:  This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler  Accessories:    Wonderful Wreath Framelits, 2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Want a catalog of your very own?  If mail catalogs to all of my customers and would be happy to send you one if you’d like for me to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Just email me at [email protected] to request your copy of this amazing book.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Thoughtful Branches.  For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it.  To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.

Thoughtful Branches samples

2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta).  For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends.  This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day.  We’d love for you to join us!  To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.

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  1. What a great tag! I love how you cut only the outer edge to make your base and the big “For You” with the little heart and your name. So perfectly simple but totally effective. Really cute and your customers will love receiving one. I love seeing your infinity pics to admire all the work that went into making so many. I tire of one design after making no more than six, so it amazes me that you can make so many! Love those pics!! Have a great Saturday.

  2. Great idea!! What a wonderful addition to the new catalogs! Your customers will love it!

  3. Really great tag!!! Love the colors of course but wouldn’t this be fun on packages for any occasion with the colors to match! The sentiment For You really stands out and says you are special. Making lots of something is rewarding and I know you’re customers are going to really love the extra you do for them. I still have the ice-cream cone that you sent me on my bulletin board by my computer – I love it as much as the day you sent it to me! You are special Brian – thanks much for what you do!

  4. I always love to see your infinity shots, Brian…you do such an awesome job! You should start using the “heart” for your “dotted” i in your name. By the way, do you get your gold paperclips from Amazon? Love them!

  5. Love the tags!!!

  6. I enjoy your infinity shops and absolutely LOVE your catalog tags! Thanks for sharing. I’m off to attempt those tags. 🙂

  7. Hi Brian:

    I did receive my catalog and pretty much have my next order made out. Just waiting for the Sept. 1st date to get here. My, you must have a lot of active customers! LOL Well, of course you would – Although there are lots of demonstrators out there you are very special. Love these tags and I bet they were lots of fun to make.

  8. How special your customers must feel! Perfect favor for the new holiday catalog. Thanks for sharing the infinity shot!

  9. I love my tag you sent and this is a great forum for me to thank you. You are so thoughtful to include this with the catalog and I plan on using some of your idea in my Christmas cards this year. Looking forward to ordering in Sept.

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Another reason you are the King! These are so fun! I hope my local demo manages to get us our catalogs befoe 9/1. We didn’t get our annual catalogs until July! I wish I lived closer so you could spoil me!

  11. FOUR layers on a tag! Only you can make that look clean, simple and sophisticated…BTW, I was really admiring the paper clip! Nice touch! Looking for them now!

  12. Love seeing these all spread out too! Sweet!

  13. These tags are cute as can be. Great job

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