Product Shares & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books (January-June 2021 Mini Catalog)

Does your heart go pitter-patter when you flip through a new catalog for the first time?  Does the excitement of ordering new products make you smile?  Do you sniffle when you unpack your boxes of brand new Stampin’ Up! goodies?  Well, today might be your day!  It’s time for me to roll out my Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books for Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.  What fun!  This catalog is packed with amazing, new products – and I’m thrilled to share them with you.

January-June 2021 Mini Catalog Cover, stampwithbrian, Brian KingThe cover of this catalog is gorgeous, right?! Just wait until you see everything that’s inside. 🙂

Product Shares

With the launch of each catalog, I host product shares that give you the opportunity to take the amazing papers, ribbons and accessories for a test drive before you decide which ones you can’t live without – and there are A LOT of new items you can’t live without.  What is a product share?  Here’s a little cartoon I created a while back to help explain how a product share works:

Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 1 Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 2 Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 3 Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 4 Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 5 Stampin' Up! Product Shares, Brian King 6Now that you are fully versed on what shares are (you are so smart and learn so fast), here’s how the process for these shares works:

  • Sign up for a spot in one (or more) of the product shares – I’ve included a handy registration form at the base of this post.
  • I will bill you through PayPal when all seats in your share are filled (on or after December 29).
  • On January 5, I’ll place an order for the closed out/paid shares.
  • Once I receive the product, I’ll quickly divide it up and ship it straight to you.
  •  I will smile, and you will smile.  We’ll be very happy people. ♥

I can’t wait for you to take part in these shares – trust me when I say you’ll WANT IT ALL, and it’s worth every penny. Here are my January-June 2021 Mini Catalog Product Share offerings in a tidy, printable .pdf:

I know you are going to love these brand new products – and there’s no better way than to get a little bit of each.

The “I Want it All” Share is the best option of them all! The “I Want it All” Share includes ALL of the items from all of the options (Swatch Books, Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments) at a $5 discount and no additional charge for shipping.  In addition, every “I Want it All” Share will receive a FREE GIFT FROM ME (along with my undying affection)!

Designer Series Paper Swatch Books

With the release of each catalog, I create Designer Series Paper Swatch Books – and I love to share them with you. With your purchase of Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, you will receive 9 books filled with the new and gorgeous papers that I have cut and labeled just for you.

Here’s a look at the new Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Jan-Jun 2021 Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThese papers are perfect for all of your stamping projects! Each book is wrapped with a coordinating color of cardstock and labeled for easy identification:

Jan-Jun 2021 Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The books for 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers include 12 pages of designs, all cut to 3″ x 6″. The books for all the other 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Papers include 6 pages, staggered by 1/4″ to make it easy to flip through all the amazing designs:

Jan-Jun 2021 Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The back cover of each book includes the name of the paper, the product number, the colors showcased in the papers and the catalog in which the papers are featured:

Jan-Jun 2021 Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I carry my books to all of my classes so my customers can see and touch all of the amazing papers. I store my books in a little tin on the edge of my desk – it’s such an easy reference tool when I’m creating!

Jan-Jun 2021 Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Here’s why you need these Designer Series Paper Swatch Books (if you didn’t already know):

  • If you are a stamper or card designer:
    • These books are a perfect reference guide for your DSP while you are busy creating beautiful projects – quickly pick the colors and patterns you want to use.
    • All the coordinating colors are included on the back of the books. How nice!
    • The staggered pages on the books make it easy for you to flip through to see all the colors and patterns.
    • The books are small enough to sit at the edge of your desk – they won’t ever get in the way. I store mine in a cute metal bucket.  It goes where I go in the Fungeon.
  • If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:
    • These swatch books are perfect for showcasing the beautiful DSP to your party guests, club members and customers.  They will buy more DSP when they can see it and touch it – I promise!
    • The staggered pages make it very easy for your customers to flip through so they can easily see both the front and back of the DSP.
    • They are lightweight and portable, so you can easily take them with you wherever you go.
    • The swatch books are a perfect gift for your party hosts, your best customers or your hard-working team members. Feel free to order multiples! ♥

I think you are ready to place your order! Please complete the form below with your information and the shares you’d like to join. I’ll send a PayPal invoice after December 29 and when your share has filled.  It’s THAT easy!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sign Up for Shares Here:



  1. Have been waiting for this email to tell me you are doing your shares again. This is my third or fourth share of yours and I wouldn’t miss one! They are the best. Thanks for this great opportunity to sample everything!

  2. Hi Brian
    Your DSP swatch books are great!
    I have been buying them for about 5 years? and never miss one!
    I’m a hobbiest SU demonstrator and I use them to make my cards ,etc
    I show them off when I go to stamp camp camps with my friends
    The past 2 years I’ve also bought your DSP paper shares & accessories but they were either one or the other
    For the first time I’m buying it ALL** and I’m so excited
    Thanks for all your creative card ideas too!

  3. I just started buying Brian’s shares. They are wonderful!! I am looking forward to my new shares!

  4. I’ve been buying from Brian for several years now and there is no other swap I’d have. I love the swatch books. I love that they are well made and have all the colors listed and the catalog they are from and the year. Just getting 6×12 papers are not convenient for me to carry around or show my class or customers. They really do help in designing your cards. Buy from Brian, you won’t be disappointed!!

  5. I bought the last paper share that you had – it was my first time. I had so much fun making cards using the paper! I was anxious for this share to be posted.

  6. I have been buying Brian’s swatch books for years. They serve as a quick reference tool for Ordering paper and designing cards. So convenient & well worth the cost!

  7. Love the Paper Shares and Swatch Books ! Brian does 6×12 cuts where a lot of offers are 6×6 only size . It makes a difference if you need a bigger piece of dsp or have to watch pattern directions . Also you might want to get more of a particular pattern after you have seen it in the real.
    Swatch Books are really helpful when deciding on patterns of dsp for a card !! I really like using them for that .

  8. There is no better set of swatch books and shares you can buy, really! I wait anxiously for this post every new catalog and immediately hit the “I want it all button” and get my order in! It’s so fun to have a little bit everything new in the catalog when you sit down to create. The swatch books are now part of my design process. Brian’s shares are beautifully packaged and honestly the best value in shares for anyone who loves to stamp and craft.

  9. A newbie to all of this, I just signed up because “I want it ALL! 🙂 I’m assuming I’ll receive an email confirming that I signed up? Just want to make sure I don’t miss out … looks SO exciting!!

  10. Thank you Brian for offering these swatch books and shares again. As soon as I see your email it makes me so happy and I immediately hit the “I want it all button.” I find myself using the swatch books all the time and the 12×6 DSP shares are the perfect size to try before you buy. I want you to know how much I appreciate all that you do!

  11. Love these books. amazing how often I pull these out–I have kept all the old ones since I have lots of retired papers and these save so much time in trying to figure out what colors to use. I really appreciate all the work you put into making these available for us

  12. Brian, so one uses these swatches as a reference? They don’t actually use the dsp on a card?

    • Yes, the books are designed to be a reference tool along side your papers. They give you a quick look at all the pages and colors in a pack, which makes it so much easier to match things up when designing.The books are not designed to be used on a card – but I’ll be making lots of projects for my blog that showcase the papers. 🙂

  13. Brian’s swatch books are great. I am a hobby demonstrator and use them all the time. I have been buying them for several years now. I’ve kept all the old ones to keep using with the retired DSP. It is so helpful to have the card stock that goes with the DSP listed on the back.

  14. This is the best product share ever. You get a sample of paper, ribbon and embellishments. The paper swatches are so handy to decide which paper to match and use!

  15. It’s almost Christmas, right? That’s what it’s like to get your Swatch Books in the mail!! You can see and touch ALL the papers at the same time!!! Being a visual person, I truly LOVE having the Swatch Books they are amazing! I use them all the time as they have all the coordinating colors listed on the back of each Swatch Book. What more could a girl ask for!
    Thank you Brian for organizing this again for all of us!

  16. YIPEEEEE!!! I’ve been a demo for 10 years and I’ve been getting Brian’s swatch books for almost as long. NOTHING is better than having these handy at my monthly stamp camps. Having them on my table with all my other “stuff” has increased my sales a lot, because people can see the papers in their true color, which is hard to tell in the catalog. And, at the end of the catalog when they retire, I give them away and people are so excited to use them on their own cards. I highly recommend trying them; you won’t be sorry.

  17. I love the product shares!! I’ve been a demo for 5 years, having signed up under Brian in his InKing Royalty team. I love his product shares, especially as a hobbyist. I get the opportunity to purchase samples before I decide which DSP sets I need to purchase. It’s a very economical way to go for a hobbyist.

  18. Thanks for offering your DSP swatch books. I turn to the swatch books every time I sit down to make a card. It makes combining colors so easy.

  19. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Brian’s product shares are wonderful! The swatch books are a great reference for both demos and regular customers like me. I agree that the 6×12 samples of the DSP is a much better size especially for the larger patterns or the directional designs (as someone already mentioned). I, too, have been buying these years for years now! Thank you as always, Brian!

  20. Yay!! Ive been waiting for this post for a while! Just filled out my request for the Want It ALL!! Your shares bring me so much happiness!!

  21. I love participating in Brian’s shares. The swatch books are always useful and ribbon share keeps me from buying ribbon I may not use but I can enjoy a little bit.

  22. I have been anxiously looking for the email on Brian’s product shares to arrive. Have done this twice now and will continue to do so in the future. He does such a great job and well worth it.

  23. What ever option you choose, I promise you’ll not be disappointed. I get it all because of the wonderful savings. Brian does a superb job! I haven’t missed one yet since he has started the shares.

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