well with all the talk of the new catalogue, all 212 amazing pages of it, just launched - here is my virtual walk through of lots of new products, to get us inspired and crafting!
and what better sentiment than the advertisement on the front - 'Find Your Inspiration'
there really are, such a lot of lovely new things to choose from ...
Page 1 gets you right to the action - with a great roadmap to what's what and where to go for products and inspiration for every occasion - covering everything from Birthdays to babies and children, Memory keeping to marriages , love and sympathy to thank yous, artistic expressions, Christmas and holidays and everything in between.
But, first up of course are the fabulous new in-clolours for 2016 - 2018 - Luscious names such as Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, (Oh yes Stampin' Up!® are really bang on trend with this - those little fellas are popping everywhere at the moment!) Peekaboo Peach and lastly but not leastly! Sweet Sugarplum - my current favorite.
Want any help getting started - Stampin' Up!® have got a wealth of project kits , bundles and product suites at the ready taking out all the guesswork for us -
See pages 6 - 9 for sample 'All inclusive kits' that have everything you need to put together simple, great looking cards.. Just add scissors and your choice of adhesive and you are good to go. Each kit makes 20 unique cards, and comes complete with full instructions, nunbered peices, die-cut elements and cards stock and papers, exclusive stamp sets, ink pad and envelopes. ..
and these feature a 'You Tube' icon directing you to www.youtube.com/stampinup for helpful tips and extra info - am thnking we can't go wrong!
If it's one thing Stampin' Up!® are noted for - it is co-ordination with a capital 'C' and they have all manner of product suites to choose from. Where selected products work together to help us choose matching cardstock, papers, ink, embellishments and more!.
A large number scatterered throughout the catalogue - everything from traditional and elegant to fun and funky, fabulous florals and and artfully exotics to thank you kindlys and cute baby welcomes.
and of course even better value when they 'bundle' selected items from a particular suite together saving 10% on the combined price such as a stamp set and co-ordinating punch or perhaps a stamp set with matching set of Thinlit dies.
how about the new 'Biggest Birthday Ever' bundle.. a really fabby 26 stamp, photopolymer set, combined wth the 'Wish Big' Framelits Dies - see page 192 of the catalogue for these.
Just brilliiant value and a great go to set for all manner of birthdays - and who doesn't like a birthday.. whether its in honour of our own or a fmaily member or friend.. and the nice thing - these cakes are definitely the non-fattening kind, always a plus in my book!
and then not forgetting, of course, Stampin' Up!®'s 'You can make it' ! suggestions.
Scattered throughout the catalogue are of lots of inspiring ideas for cards, scapbook pages, 3D items, using the products.
These pages list everything you need to replicate the items perfectly and so many of the pages carry hints or tip as how to get the best out of the showcased product.. and whether this be a 'quick and easy' card or a way to 'create lots of different looks with just a few items' or how to maximise the use of a punch or an embossing folder - so so useful..!
As usual Stampin' Up!® have introduced a wealth of fabulous Designer Series Paper packs and stacks. I think my favourite just has to be - err all of them.. as am still making up my mind at the moment! and this year my promise to me is to use them not hoard them ! Pages 172 - 174 have all sorts of paper and co-ordinating - yes that word again! card stock packs..
From the bright and and sumptious Fruit stand - you can almost taste the fruit! to Blooms and Bliss - gorgeous florals and Festive Birthday - part of the Bright and Playful product suite. Which one is your favourite?
and no it doesn't stop there - with a lot of new embellishments, colouring tools, punches, dies, embossing folders, and and and....in total there are in excess of
170+ new tools and accessories
370+ new products overall
and 450 project samples !!
'whoo hoo hoo' which I think is where I came in - but of course it is Stampin' Up!® and what have I not mentioned - yes that's right! all the fabulous new stamp sets!!!. and one that sticks in my mind is 'Sunshine Sayings' - a really great set of 26 stamps and some matching decorative elements which you can mix and match as needed - and after all we can all do with a spot of sunshine can't we? -
Yeah - Even the illustration is 'sunshine' coloured. I love it.!
Well hopefully that has given you a little flavour of all the lovely things to come - if you would like me to drop you a copy in the post, have any other quesions, or would like me to place an order for you, please do get in touch
Well am off to add to my own wish list, which is, as you can probably imagine, growing by the minute..
until next time - hope the sun is shining wherever you are.. and happy choosing!"