Top Ten Picks from the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog launched on September 5th and I am so excited to share my favorites with a top ten list.  Hopefully, all of my customers have received their catalog by now.  If you didn’t get yours, email me at stampknowhow@verizon.net.  I will get one out to you.

There are so many fantastic products to choose from it was hard to narrow it down to just ten.  But, here we go!

1. Take Your Pick Tool

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Being the embellishment junkie that I am, this tool is number one in my book.  The putty end of the tool can pick up small beads for placement with ease.  I love the spatula end to place all those sticky backed jewels that I use constantly.  Plus, the spatula end pops out with a turn and the other side has a paper piecer.  That was a nice surprise. You can also swap it out with the scoring tool.  Amazing!  This is a must have for cardmaking.

2. Sincerely Santa Tag Kit

Sincerely Santa Tag Kit from Stampin' Up!

If you have never tried any of Stampin’ Up’s card kits, this is a great one to try out.  It makes 30 gift tags and comes with a lovely green tin.  You can use the tin to gift the tags to someone or just to store them in until you use them.  The quality of this kit is amazing.  It does require that you purchase the stamp set as well as two colors of ink. I will include them in the shopping list. What a great handmade addition to your gift giving this season.

3. All is Bright Designer Series Paper

All is Bright DSP by Stampin' Up!

My latest paper addictions include photo realistic papers.  This DSP pack includes three of these prints with jingle bells, ornaments and holly berries.  It is double sided. You get:

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

The coordinating colors are Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White.

I have already made one project with it. Check it out at Beautiful Baubles Gold Embossed Card.

4. Beautiful Bauble Photopolymer Bundle

Beautiful baubles photopolymer bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Beautiful Baubles photopolymer bundle has everything I love in a stamp set and matching framelits.  You can stamp the small ornaments all at once and cut them all out at once on the big shot.  It has two detailed ornament dies that would look great in glimmer paper.  Plus, the large ornament stamp has open line work that works well with any coloring technique from watercoloring to blender pens. So beautiful!

5. Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper

Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper by Stampin Up

The Joyous Noel Glimmer paper is perfect for accents on all your holiday projects.  You get:

* 24 sheets: 8 each of 3 colors (Copper, Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide)
* 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

I am thrilled that we now offer copper glimmer paper.  It works well for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects.

6. Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set

Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I admit it. I have a weakness for snowmen even though I hate to shovel the stuff. Lol! They are just too cute!  The open line art of this set allows you to color it however you want to and the sentiments are adorable too.  It comes in a clear mount or wood mount option.

7. Candy Cane Builder Punch

Candy Cane Builder Punch by Stampin' Up

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects and this Candy Cane Builder Punch will be a favorite for years to come.  I love that Stampin’ Up punches are stackable and they also lock to store them.  The Largest punched image for this punch measures: 2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (5.7 x 3.2 cm).  I already made one project with this punch and the matching stamp set. You can see the blog post at Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holder.

8. Nothing Sweeter Bundle

Nothing Sweeter Bundle by Stampin UP!

This is an easy product to miss in the catalog but it really packs a lot of detail into your projects. You can bundle these two products and save 10%.  I absolutely love products that have the built in stitched edge. It makes things look more finished.  Besides, who wouldn’t want  a little stitched edge on their card?

NOTHING SWEETER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Yes, we know they look irrisistible, but please don’t eat them. Craft stunning projects with them instead. Projects to put cookies in, for example.
Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

SWEETLY STITCHED FRAMELITS DIES
Create cute die-cut Christmas trees, harts, presents, and more in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 10 dies
* Largest die: 5-15/16″ x 1/2″ (15.1 x 1.3 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

9. Signs of Santa Stamp Set

Signs of Santa Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

When I saw these cute little elves in the Holiday catalog, they made me laugh out loud. I could just see them dancing on a little tag on a gift for my granddaughter.  Plus, it comes with an official North Pole seal.  What little kid wouldn’t love to see that on a gift or letter?  Stay tuned for some fun projects with this set!

10. Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes

Santa's Workshop enamel shapes from Stampin' Up!

I can’t wait to use these on a project.  I adore these little bows and trees.  What a great way to add a little shine. These Adhesive-backed enamel shapes are fantastic for the holidays and all-occasion use.  You get:

* 120 elements
* Largest element: 3/4″ (1.9 cm)

The Coordinating colors are: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and Whisper White.

So now that you have seen my favorites, what are your favorites and must-haves from the new catalog? Leave me a comment and let me know. Have a great day!

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