Thursday, August 2, 2012

2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2012 Holiday Catalog has debuted! You may order from this catalog from August 1st, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013.

There are SO many cool products in here, it actually took me several weeks to notice all the products and features. I really wanted to put together a video for you, but after hours of trying to get my computer to cooperate, I just had to let that go. So, here are some written highlights for you to come back to after you drool over all the pretty pictures in the catalog:
BUNDLES OF SAVINGS: At the bottom of page 2, just inside the *beautiful* front cover, you will find a Save with Bundles index. The index lists coordinating products which have been bundled together at a savings!
STAMP & CUT COMBOS: On page 3, you will see the first of our stamp & cut combos. These are stamp sets with coordinating cutting accessories! The Ornament Keepsakes stamp set images can ALL be cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, plus a 1" Circle Punch. This combo was used to create the dazzling paper ornament on the front cover.
PRODUCT SUITES: On page 3, you will also see the first of our 2012 Holiday Catalog Product Suites. Coordinating items in the Candlelight Christmas Product Suite are featured from pages 3-5. The Snow Festival Product Suite appears on pages 10-12. My favorite, the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Product Suite can be found on pages 24-25. And finally, the Orchard Harvest Product Suite is on pages 28-30.
EMBELLISHMENTS GALORE: I want to make sure you notice all the tactile goodies detailed in this catalog. Check out the 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in your choice of 3 colors on page 4, the yarn Sweater Trim (in 3 different colors) at the bottom of page 11, the Stitched Felt Ornaments at the bottom of page 12, the stampable 7/8" Cotton Ribbon in the middle of page 20, the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon that looks like black & grey witch's stockings on page 26, 5mm Googlies on page 27 to add googly eyes to your projects, round Designer Ribbon Slides at the bottom right on page 31, and Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons at the bottom of page 32.
EMBOSSING FOLDERS & POWDERS: Embossing folders for the Big Shot are among my favorite accessories, and you'll find 3 new ones in the Holiday Catalog! Try the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 6, the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 7, or the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 33. If you prefer heat embossing, you'll love the Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder on page 32. And if you want to incorporate some holiday scents in your projects without slaving in the kitchen for hours, try either the Sugar & Spice Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder or the Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder from page 16.
GLIMMER, SPARKLE, and SHINE: If you're into glitz, take note of the silver Flourish Designer Frames and silver 1/8" Mini Brads on page 8, the lush champagne Glimmer Paper on page 18, the Stampin' Dazzle Markers in silver and gold on page 19, the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad as well as the silver Dazzling Details glitter glue on page 23, and finally--some shiny Gusseted Cellophane Bags on page 34.
SCRATCH, POKE, and STICK: Yayyy, craft supplies to absorb your aggression--now that's But seriously, adding texture will be a breeze with our new Core'dinations Card Stock. Use the Stampin' Sanding System to scratch the surface of the card stock (maybe after using an embossing folder to raise it), to reveal the lighter monochromatic color center, and be sure to grab a Core'dinations Dust Buddy to clear away any incriminating evidence, er...I mean, debris. These products are all found on page 6. And, you can poke holes in any theory, or project, with the new Festive Paper-Piercing Pack on page 30. Stick to your story, and not to your project, when you use the Silicone Craft Sheet on page 31 as your adhesive's partner in crime. Roll your own--flowers, that is--with the convenient Jumbo Sticky Rounds, also on page 31. (Sorry for all the shady euphemisms, I just watched several episodes of Law & Order Criminal Intent on Netflix with my daughter.)
CUT IT OUT: So, I already mentioned the Stamp & Cut Combos above, but I want to make sure I point out that any of the images you see in the catalog that have colored outlines around them have a coordinating punch or die. I think the dies are featured fairly prominently, but also take note of the Merry Minis Punch Pack on page 6, the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch on page 7, and the Mitten Builder Punch on page 11.
FLOCKING & FABRIC: On page 4 you'll find our Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, featuring 2 Flocked Window Sheets! And there are a couple of new fabrics to choose from in this catalog. A festive Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric on page 4, and an autumnly rich Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric on page 30.
PRE-PRINTED PRODUCTS: If you aren't into stamping, you can still enjoy our exclusive designs in our pre-printed products. Aside from our usual 12x12 patterned papers, the Holiday Catalog features the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack on page 20, which is a pad of 48 sheets which are 4-1/2" by 6-1/2". The pad of 25 double-sided Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags on page 12 might also come in handy. For scrapbooking, try the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit on page 9, or the Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit on page 21. Bake a dozen cookies and give them as individual gifts using the Season of Sweets Designer Kit on page 15, or just share your holiday photo with the laser cut Noel Notes Simply Sent card kit on page 17. Get a few calendars for those folks on your gift list who have everything else--they'll love the 2013 Everyday Happenings Designer Calendar with coordinating Desktop Display Calendar Case. Don't forget the Halloween treats, your recipients will foam at the mouth over treats packaged with the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit on page 27! Speaking of sweets, be prepared for those precious moments with the Sealed with Love Simply Sent love note kit (this will be available thru Feb 14th, 2013...I'll remind you again later).
DIGITAL PRODUCT: And that brings me to the digital content in the Holiday Catalog. Let me summarize by just mentioning there are two digital content discs you can purchase, the Remember December Collection and the Haunts & Harvest Collection, which are featured at the bottom of page 37. And there is one digital content disc available exclusively for purchase with Hostess dollars (or Stampin' Rewards) featured at the bottom of page 39, called the Eventful Year Digital Ensemble. The biggest digital news is that MY DIGITAL STUDIO 2 has been released...for download only, as of August 1st. This is such big news that I'll be making another separate blog post with all the details. (That way, you don't have to hear me blathering on, if digital is not your!)
I know, I know, the Holiday Catalog is SO AWESOME, isn't it?!? Well, if you're like me, you LOVE just about everything in there. Luckily, Stampin' Up! offers super Hostess Dollars for "party" events, as well as Stampin' Rewards for online orders. Just email me to find out how you can earn a bunch of these great new products for FREE! You can place an online order anytime and get Stampin' Rewards, or if you are local to me then you can host a private class or a drop-in project and earn Hostess Benefits. If you are busy and just want to show catalogs around and get orders from your crafty friends, ask me about a "book party". If your kids are going back to school, I'm happy to help organize a fund raiser with Stampin' Up! products. Contact me today for a one-on-one FREE Project Planning Consultation, and I can help you choose the best products for your needs and budget.
And, of course, if you have to have it right away, you can SHOP MY ONLINE STORE anytime, 24/7. If you have any problems or questions, just call or text, and let me know you are having "ordering issues" and I will give you a priority call-back!
~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

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