My Favorite Things – Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog (part 2)

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite items in Stampin Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog – if you missed that post, you can see it here. By no means is yesterday’s list (or the concluding list I’m sharing today) a comprehensive list of everything I love in the new catalog – these are just my favorite items right now. If you want to take a stroll through all the new suites of products, click here.  If you just want to dive into the electronic version of the catalog, you can see it here:

August - December 2020 Mini Catalog


MY FAVORITE THINGS

I always love the launch of a new catalog – what’s not to love about new designs of new craft supplies?! Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog is filled to the brim with all the amazing products you need for your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects this year! There are so many great, new products showcased in this new book – and the variety of products is out-of-this-world! Stampin’ Up!’ Demonstrators have enjoyed the opportunity to play with these new items for a month, and we’ve enjoyed sharing our new projects with you. Now we get to share these new products with you, too – what fun! Hopefully this list of my favorite things will help you to shuffle your list or whittle it down a little bit – or it might inspire you to add some items you overlooked. πŸ™‚ Either way, I’m happy to share my favorites from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog with you.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing the following:

  • My Favorite Papers
  • My Favorite Accessory
  • My Favorite Stamp Sets
  • A Big Surprise Favorite! Brace Yourself

My Favorite Designer Series Papers

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers. They are a great starting point for any card and a great focal point for many. As I flip through a new catalog, I always go straight to the Designer Series Papers and pay close attention to the colors and patterns. Here are my favorite Designer Series Papers in the new catalog:

Magic in This Night – #153517

Even if you only slightly love Halloween, the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper is a great choice! It’s created with gorgeous colors and romantic patterns with a couple of spooky twists. I SO love this pack of papers and will be using it a lot this season. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper:

Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 153517Here’s a card I’ve made with this paper (you can click on the picture below to see my original post for this project):

Hallows Night Magic Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTrimming the Town – #153491

The bright and cheery colors, mixed with the sweet homes and festive scenes, make Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper a great choice for fun projects this Christmas. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of Designer Series Papers:

Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 153491Here’s a card I made that features the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (you can click on the photo below to see the original post for this project):

Wrapped in Christmas, Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingPlaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ – 153527

I love a gorgeous plaid print, and Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper gives us a grand variety of colors and plaids that can be used this holiday season and beyond. There are so many colors in this pack of papers, and they are all wonderful! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 153527


My Favorite Accessory

There are a lot of really great accessories in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. If you haven’t already checked them out, do yourself a favor by looking up the following great packaging accessories:

  • Mini Coffee Cups and Carrier – p. 9
  • Rectangle Tins – p. 55
  • Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags – p. 60
  • Round Tins – p. 68

Had you already seen all of these great accessories? Several are hidden inside the pages of the mini catalog.

My favorite new accessory in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog, though, is the Banners Pick a Punch that’s hidden on page 65 of the catalog. This punch gives us six banner tip options in one punch! Such fun! Here’s a look:

Banners Pick a Punch, Stampin Up! 153608Here are some samples of projects with this punch that are featured in the new catalog:

Banners Pick a Punch Samples by Stampin Up!


My Favorite Stamp Sets

Not all stamp sets are paired with a punch or dies in a bundle. We need coordinating stamp sets and sentiment stamp sets, too! Here are my favorite single stamps in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog:

Christmas Means More – #154730

I love Christmas movies, and I love working with large, bold sentiments. It’s only natural, then, that I would love the Christmas Means More stamp set, right? Here’s a look at the Christmas Means More stamp set:

Christmas Means More, Stampin Up!, 154730Here’s a project I shared with the Elf sentiment from this stamp set (you can click on the photo below to see my original post for this project):

Christmas Means More, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingFor Unto Us – #153335

Sentiments are the heart of any card. The For Unto Us stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog gives us some gorgeous images for Christmas. Here’s a look at the sentiments in this set (several of them will immediately bring a song to your lips):

For Unto Us, Stampin Up! 153335Festive Post – #153460

I have really loved playing with the Posted for You Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog, which includes the Posted for You stamp set and Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. I was so excited to see the Festive Post stamp set in the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog with festive images and sentiments that coordinate with this punch. Such fun! Here’s a look at the Festive Post stamp set:

Festive Post, Stampin Up! 153460


My Surprise Favorite

If you know me (and I think you do), then you know I stay SO FAR AWAY from anything with glitter. It’s a terrible invention that shouldn’t be celebrated. When I set the options for my product shares, I included all options with the intention to remove the items I didn’t want to work with (like the Balmy Blue and Basic Black Glimmer Papers). Somehow, though, I kept them in.

When the products arrived and I started cutting the papers, I braced myself before opening the glimmer papers. After I had taped off the entire room with plastic drop cloths, I opened the papers and was immediately in love with the shiny blue glitter (it has pulled me in). As I carefully removed the paper from its package, I realized that no glitter specks came off in the bag on on my hand. What?! Could it be?! It could! Even after I cut each and every page for my shares, this gorgeous glimmer paper refused to shed one speck of glitter.

Here’s a look at the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper:

Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, Stampin Up! 153513I had the same experience with the Basic Black Glimmer Paper – you should give these two a look-see!


I hope you’ve enjoyed the selections of my favorite things from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. I hope I’ve confirmed your wish list – or helped you find something else you can’t live without.  πŸ™‚

What are your favorites? Did I miss something?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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5 Comments

  1. The “Magic” and plaid designer paper are must have’s in my book, too!

  2. You always crack me up when you talk about glitter Brian! Now, you have to take into account that they call me “the glitter queen” to know where I’m coming from. LOL I do love the new glitter papers and just about everything in the new catalog. Now if I could just win the lottery and order one of each item……………………………….

  3. I can’t believe you love the glimmer paper. I’ll believe it when I see a card on here with you using it!

  4. HA! I actually laughed out loud at your glimmer paper story. You’re so funny. Yes, it’s pretty too… πŸ™‚

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