Monday, August 20, 2012

My Top 10 Favorite Holiday Catalog Items

Everyone loves when Stampin' Up! releases a new catalog.  Not only is it exciting to see all of the new products, but the catalogs are chock full of project ideas and the layouts are beautiful.  They are just so much fun to flip through and, of course, make wish lists!  With every new catalog release, I like to make my own list of my Top 10 Favorites!  So without further adieu here is my list from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.....

10.  Core'dinations Card Stock
Who would have thought that ripping your card stock would be so much fun and add such beautiful dimension to your projects!?!?!  Dry embossing and then sanding?  Yes, please!  And it comes in three great colors: Cherry Cobbler (127846), Early Espresso (127848), and Gumball Green (127847).  All perfect colors to include in your holiday cards.

9. Snow Festival Designer Series Paper

Everyone has different styles when it comes to designing their holiday cards.  My style is very fun and whimsical!  I can't wait to use this fun new paper on my cards.  I love the little animal characters on the papers.  It coordinates with the Owl Occasions stamp set as well!

8. Scentsational Season
A really fun stamp set for holiday cards!  Coordinating framelits make cutting out the images a snap!  Great for cards or any other holiday project you can imagine.  Don't you love the cute steaming mug???  These stamps would be great for making tags to attach to packages of Christmas cookies.

7. Friendship Preserves
This set is so great!  They can be the focal point of a card or just a sentiment.  You can use them on 3D projects.  Stamp them in one color for a monochrome look or use your Stampin' Write makers to make them multicolored!

6. Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Paper piercing is such an easy way to add something special to your paper crafting project!  These templates make perfect piercing a snap!  They coordinate with the Window Frames, Holiday Ornaments, and Labels collection Framelits.

5. Window Frames Framelits Collection
A really fun shape!  The ideas I have for this Framelit set are endless.  Plus they coordinate with the Friendship Preserves stamp set and the Festive Paper Piercing pack to make designing a beautiful card so easy.  Don't you love when everything is coordinated???

4. Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags
New to stamping?  These tags make for a great beginner project!  Combine them with some simple embellishments and a sentiment stamp.  Voila!  Handmade gift tags for all of your wrapped holiday gifts!  They can also be a focal point on a card!

3. Greetings of the Season
Before the release of the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, the retired stamp list was released and I was so sad to see one of my favorite Christmas sentiment sets was gone.  I kept hoping that a new sentiment set would be released.  Sure enough, Stampin' Up! released this great Christmas sentiment set!  I love it and it makes letting go of the retired set a little easier.  :-)  This is a must have for your holiday craft projects!

2. Season of Sweets Designer Kit
If you are like me, one of your favorite things to do during the holiday season is baking Christmas cookies!  I love wrapping up all of my cookies and going around to everyone's offices at work to drop off my little bit of holiday cheer.  This year, I can't wait to drop off some treats using this kit!  Just think of how much more impressed my co-workers will be when they get a cookie wrapped in one of these!  It add just that special touch that you need at the holiday time.  Make sure you use your Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps to make the cookies you wrap up!  Also works great with all of our baker's twine!

1. Googly Ghouls
I am a complete sucker for all things Halloween!  I love everything about it!  How cute are these stamps?  As soon as I saw them I had to order them.  I mean, look at that bat!  Now pair them up with the Googlies (127539) and the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (126914) and you have some fabulous (and easy to make) Halloween treats for all of the little Halloweenies in your life!  

I hope you have had fun reading my Top 10 list from the 2012 Holiday Catalog!  Leave a comment telling me what are your favorite items!  I would love to hear from you.

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