Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog

The wonderful hobby of paper crafting is all about beautiful papers, amazing inks and stamps that tell a story or express a feeling. We love the colors that work so perfectly together, and we adore the tools that allow us to create projects we can share with others. Since I first entered elementary school, I have loved pages of paper – I love to stack them and sort them. I love to organize them and file them. I love to write on them and fold them. Perhaps that’s why I always reach for my Designer Series Papers when creating a project – the colors and designs are great, and they give me an amazing starting point for a project.

2018 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Papers

Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog is filled with some amazing, new Designer Series Papers, and I want to share them all with you today. For each paper, I’ve included the product number, name and Stampin’ Up! colors featured in each. You can click on any of these pictures to see them in my online store (where there are also projects to showcase each and a closer look at each of the pages). I’ve also included my favorite color combination from each of these papers. How fun! Here are the Designer Series Papers from this new catalog:

All is Bright (#147892)

There are three types of Christmas images represented in the All is Bright pack of Designer Series Papers:

  • Traditional images with a playful twist (Christmas lights, stockings and dots) in bright red and green colors.
  • Gorgeous photo-real images with a classy vibe (beautiful greenery and gold ornaments)
  • All-purpose images that can be used outside of Christmas (green, red and brown tones)

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147892My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Call Me Clover, Shaded Spruce


Festive Farmhouse (#147820)

It’s rare that we have a pack of Designer Series Papers that includes both Whisper White and Very Vanilla. This one gives us patterns of paper with both – and mixes them beautifully. Rustic plaids, stripes, wood patterns and stars make up this versatile pack of papers that can be used perfectly at Christmastime – and some of the patterns can be used during the year.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147820My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow


Santa’s Workshop Specialty (#147809)

If you don’t love the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Papers, then you might be on Santa’s naughty list. The pages of this paper are filled with adorable elves, lots of toys, snowmen and the Clauses. Four of the designs (the first one of the top row and the first, third and fifth on the bottom row) have white flocking that gives the paper a fun texture.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147809My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Garden Green


Joyous Noel Specialty (#147816)

If you are drawn to sophisticated colors and patterns on your Christmas papers, then Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper might be the pack for you. While the papers are filled with throwbacks to years gone back (warm burgundy and rich aqua green), the colors are very on trend now. Mixed with Gray Granite and pops of copper foil, this paper is gorgeous.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147816My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide


Frosted Floral Specialty (#147800)

I can’t even begin to tell you how gorgeous the shimmery pages of Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper are. That’s why you’ll just need to order a pack and see for yourself. The patterns and colors on these pages sophisticated and gorgeous – the shimmer takes them over the top. A classic.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147800My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss


Country Lane (#147804)

“Country comes to town” in this pack of papers with beautiful Fall images straight out of your favorite country town. These rustic pages are chic and modern, though, with a mix of fresh colors like Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry. Cotton, pumpkins and wood pieces are perfect accents for your Fall-themed projects.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147804My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso


Toil & Trouble (#147531)

Whether you enjoy Halloween or not, the pages of the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Papers have something for you. While there’s a mix of witches, cauldrons, bats, ghosts and pumpkins, there are also polka dots, stripes, frogs and stars that are great all year long. I’ve had so much fun with these papers and have so many other ideas I still want to share.

Here’s a closer look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:

Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147531My favorite combination of colors from this pack of papers is:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape


I hope you’ve enjoyed my writeups about these papers and my favorite color combinations from each. Here’s a look at each of these papers in my online store:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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12 Comments

  1. I think SU has an amazing array of beautiful DSP this time…both in the annual and holiday catalogs. I find when I have a busy day with no time for making a card, if I go in my craft studio and take a minute or two to look through some pretty papers , it is calming. Am I the only one? Have a good one, Brian.

    • You are not alone in that, Hilda! Not only is it calming to just look through paper, but it’s also inspiring. If I’m ever at a loss for what to make, a flip through some paper always gives me an idea. <3

  2. Really shows off the patterns and color possibilities. Great post1

  3. Love those plaids in the Festive Farmhouse paper!

  4. Stampin Up’s DSP keeps getting better and better.

  5. I use to think I must be a bit daffy because I loved paper ! I would get giddy just to get new office or school supplies or go to the Hallmark store to look at the cards or wrapping paper . Then one day I got invited to a card making party …… BLISS !! I admit I am addicted to DSP !!
    The dsp never looks as good in the catty as it does in your hands . I think this holiday group is much prettier and festive and cuter and I just love shuffling through it ! I use it many different ways too .
    Thank you for the display with color choices ! This is FUN !

    • Thanks for your comments, Sonny! I couldn’t agree with you more. Always loved paper and was THRILLED to be invited to my first stamping party. It’s always fun to share with people like you, Sonny! <3

  6. So many pretty papers! Thanks for the nice review. I love all of the papers, especially the photograph papers, so vibrant.

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