The hardest thing for me when it comes to sneak peeks from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalogs (customer sales period begins Jan. 5) is deciding where to start. Perhaps, letting you know that satin ribbon is back in nine Stampin' Up! colors, including Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip? Or maybe you'll be intrigued by the fact that not only are there gorgeous, new punches but they are a new stackable design? Designer Paper mavens will love the delicious, fresh patterns, including the Sweet Pea 48-sheet paper pack (double sided, 12 x 12).
I guess the cadillac of all this excitement would be the new stamps, available for the first time in clear mount and traditional wood mount options. I used two brand new clear mounts stamp sets for today's card: Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration) and Well Scripted (Occasions Mini).
STAMPIN' UP! TIPS:
- For clarification, the clear mount stamps are red rubber not clear acrylic. They are the same quality that Stampin' Up! is known for and the ultimate in coverage. See photo above.
- The blocks (nine different sizes available as a discounted bundle or individually) are clear. Compared to other clear blocks I have tried, these are exceptional. They are thick with comfortable, rounded edges.
- The stamps are die cut closer than those used with wood mount stamps. There are vinyl cling images included that allow you to see the image of the stamp thru the clear block.
- Now, imagine the delight in stamping with this incredible visibility. How about positioning more than one stamp on a block at a time (check out tomorrow's post for an example)? Better yet, peel them off the block and everything fits neatly in a DVD storage case. Heaven!
Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (117161, Occasions Mini, available Jan. 5), Taken With Teal (101584), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Only Orange (102696), Old Olive (102277), Taken With Teal (103257)
Cool Tools: Scallop Trim Punch (118402, Sale-A-Bration, available Jan. 5), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Blender Pen (102845)
The Perfect Touch: Gold Brads (104337), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)