My Favorite Things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, part 1

Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog is absolutely AMAZING!  Stampin’ Up!’ Demonstrators have enjoyed the opportunity to play with some of these new items for the past month, but this week is our first chance to order many of the new items.  I’m always excited to share the list of my favorite things in the catalog – it might help you to shuffle or whittle down your list – or it might inspire you to add some items you overlooked.  Either way, I’m happy to share my favorites.

In an effort to narrow down my list a bit, I’ve lumped my favorites into categories.  Some are themes, some are product lines and some are accessories.  Regardless, these are some of my favorite things in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog.

My Favorite Colors.  This is an easy one – my favorite colors in the new catalog are the brand new In Colors.  You want to get your hands on these.  They are amazing!  The best way to do that is to purchase the In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads and the In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock.  These colors aren’t designed to all go together – look at them individually or pair them with one other color in the set.  Perfection!

2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads

2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads

2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2"x11" Cardstock

2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2″x11″ Cardstock

I shared these new In Colors when they were introduced to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in May.  If you want to learn more about these colors, you can see my posts here:

***Bonus.  The Stampin’ Write Markers and In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks will help round out your new collection of colors.

2016-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2016-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

My Favorite All-Occasions Bundle.  This catalog is packed with amazing bundles – Flourishing Phrases is filled with beautiful sentiments that celebrate all of life’s occasions: love, congratulations, thinking of you, sympathy, thank you and just a note.  While I absolutely adore the sentiments, though, it’s the Thinlits that pair with this set that send me over the edge.  There’s so much beautiful detail in each of these Thinlits!

Flourishing Phrases Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Flourishing Phrases Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Flourish Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Flourish Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

My Favorite Birthday Celebration.  Sweet Cupcake wasn’t at the top of my list when I first flipped through Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog.  After seeing inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event and projects made with this bundle, my mind quickly changed.  Not only can these big, bold cupcakes be transformed into beautiful images with layering of colors (you know you love the three-step stamping), but the sentiments are great – AND the Framelits cannot be overlooked.  They aren’t fully showcased on page 23 with the stamp set, so I’m sharing them here:

Sweet Cupcake Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Sweet Cupcake Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

My Favorite Project Kit.  While I can’t wait to get my hands on the  Oh Happy Day Card Kit and the Designer Tin of Cards Kit, I must admit that I’m most smitten by the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit found on pages 158 and 159 of the Annual Catalog.  Not only does the little demonstrator appear to be me as a middle school child, but the designs of these bags and boxes are amazing.  The stamp set that coordinates with the kit is perfect on its own – but they are magic together.

Perfectly Wrapped, Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Wrapped, Stampin’ Up!

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit, Stampin’ Up!

My Favorite Designer Series Paper.  I’ve not yet had the chance to run my fingers through all the amazing papers, so it’s tough to pick a favorite right now.  While I love the rich colors and regal patterns in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper, I adore the bright and festive colors in Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  What a gorgeous collection of bright, fun colors that are perfectly coordinated with the Festive Birthday Suite of products.

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

***Bonus.  Since the paper pairs so perfectly with the Festive Birthday Suite of products, seems logical that you’d also want the fun llama and amazing sentiments (I can’t wait to use “Fiesta like there’s no manana” on a card).  Am I right?

Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

My Favorite Suite.  I can’t even wait to get my hands on everything found on page 77 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog.  The collection of Night of Navy and Whisper White products are just stunning – the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine.  These things make me very happy.  The coordinating stamp set and Thinlits Die, though, send me over the moon!  Here’s a peak at page 77:

page 77And here’s a link to all of the products in this amazing suite (click on the picture below to see all of these items in my online store:

Floral Boutique Suite, Stampin' Up!

Floral Boutique Suite, Stampin’ Up!

If that still doesn’t get these items into your shopping cart, then check out this video from Stampin’ Up! that showcases the wonderful versatility of the Detailed Floral Thinlits:

What do YOU Think?  Did I find your favorites, too?  Please let me know what your favorite must-haves are from this amazing catalog!  Leave me a comment below – some of those items with, undoubtedly, show up in my post tomorrow because I’m not done.

There’s More!  So, these are some of my most favorite things from this catalog – but there are more.  Tomorrow, I’ll share a couple more favorites along with some “don’t miss this!” pointers that I think you’ll find helpful.  Please come back tomorrow!

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  1. Great list and a lot of similarities to mine!

  2. Yep, my friend , perfect, those are my fav , all,
    Hugs Frenchie

  3. I am with you on that Floral Boutique Suite, Brian. This set is stunning!

  4. Brian, I absolutely LOVE the Floral Boutique suite. Its so elegant.

  5. Lots of similarities Brian 🙂 and seriously, how cute is that little Llama dude? Can’t wait to have him in my hot little hands! Stay awesome xx

  6. Great choices Brian, agree that it so much cool stuff you can easily overlook things, even after going through the catalog a few times. So much fun to look forward to!

  7. I just have to say that this new catty is loaded ! I have so many sticky notes and tabs in mine because I keep finding more things I want to get . Now I see something on your list that I want that too now !!
    Love the Floral Boutique Suite (all of it ) The Jars…The Shooting Star Bundle ……seriously this is the best catalog in forever !
    I love seeing what others like and choose . Thank you !

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  18. oooooh Brian , I love love your card , I’m making one , if it’s ok,
    ,it might be as beautiful, but I’m trying tonight , thanks my friend ,
    Hugs Frenchie

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