One of my favorite aspects of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is receiving the catalogs a month (or more) before they’re available to the public. Of course, that means I am doubly anxious to get the latest and greatest in my hot little hands. Fortunately for me, demonstrators can order from the new catalogs a month before customers can.
With the advent of the new catalog program, we have a larger, even more tempting Holiday Catalog starting on August 1. It runs until January 2, 2013. I hope that will be enough time for me to think of justification for everything I want from it! Starting on August 1, you can see it on my website (there’s the button, in the right sidebar).
One of the stamp sets I wanted most was Perfectly Preserved, with images of a mason jar and all sorts of things to go inside it. There’s even a coordinating Framelits die set so you don’t have to handcut those goodies!
Also in the catalog you’ll find Core’dinations cardstock with a light center, perfect for embossing and sanding, as I did with the Woodgrain embossing folder here. You can also get a peek at the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper that coordinates, as well.
This card uses several patterns from the same DSP, as well as the new Window Frames Framelit die collection and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack.
And here’s a cautionary tale (or photo) of what happens when you use regular Classic ink rather than StazOn, then watercolor it. While it’s not a bad look, it’s not what I wanted for my card. I’ll use it on something else.
In addition to tons of very irresistible stamps and supplies, the Holiday Catalog features bundles of coordinating items, giving you a 15% savings over individually priced items. Those people at SU! are always looking out for your pocketbook, I tell you!
I can’t wait to start designing with the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stamps, dies, and papers…but I’ll try to refrain from showing them, at least for a month or two!