My Top 10 Holiday Mini Favorites

The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (click to download) is now available.  There are so many fabulous new products to try.  Narrowing the field to My Top 10 Favorites wasn't easy. I rounded up the following items that I feel really define what makes this mini so special. 

What are your favorites?  Leave me a comment at the end of this post.  I would love to hear 🙂

1.  Most Versatile: 

Day of Gratitude (WM 120835 $26.95,  CM 121148 $18.95).  Works year round. Stunning, crisp images.  Click for sample.

Day of gratitude

2.  Texture-Licious:

Spider Web (120889, $7.95)  and Northern
Flurry (120902, $7.95) Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Big
bang for the buck.  I buy all the Stampin' Up! embossing folders.  Click for Spider Web sample.

Spiderweb embossing folder stampin pretty
Snowflake embossing folder stampin pretty

3.  Simple and Suite:

Are you feeling vintage or whimsical and
modern for the holidays?  This one's your call.  Both the Vintage
Christmas Suite and Candy Cane Christmas Suite offer coordinating
stamps, designer series
paper, Big Designer Buttons and fabric.  A convenient and simplified way
to shop.  Vintage Christmas sample.  Candy Cane Christmas sample.

Stampin up stampin pretty vintage christmas suite

Vintage Christmas Suite

Stampin up stampin pretty candy cane christmas suite

Candy Cane Christmas Suite

4.  To Die For:

Scallop Squares Duo Die
(120903, $21.95).  I love perfect mats.  The
more scallop squares sizes, the better.  Scallop Squares sample.

Scallop squares duo bigz die stampin pretty

5.  Budget Friendly Stamp Set:

Bright Christmas (WM
121678 $13.95, CM 121318 $10.95)  Combined with pretty paper like Deck
the Halls (120810, $9.95) or Candy Cane (Specialty) Designer Series
Paper (120809, $11.95), you can kick start your holiday cards in a
flash.  Bright Christmas Sample.

Bright christmas stampin pretty

6.  Punch It Up:

Decorative Label Punch Extra Large (120907, $16.95).  I
have sung the praises for this punch all through my August sneak peeks.
 It's the ideal way to frame a sentiment.  Layer other punch shapes on top for
serious pizzazz.  Decorative Label sample.

Decorative label extra large punch stampin pretty

7.  Holiday  Essential:

Tags til Christmas (WM 120847 $30.95,  CM 121169
$22.95)  Great for holiday tags but also adds a charming touch to cards
and 3-D.  How about creating cool place cards?  Tags til Christmas sample.

Tags til christmas stampin pretty

8.  Traditional Christmas:

Rejoicing in
Christmas (WM 120829 $17.95,  CM 121139, 121139).  If you prefer a
religious holiday theme, this set offers crisp graphics and look
smashing heat embossed in silver or gold.

Rejoicing in christmas stampin pretty

9.  Best New Product:

Joyful Season Letterpress (120981, $5.95)
 Yeah, baby.  Start cranking out (literally) your holiday cards with a
clean,  inked debossed look.  TIP:  Works best with craft ink and Watercolor Paper (105019).

Joyful season letterpress stampin pretty
Joyful season sample stampin pretty

10. Puttin' On the Glitz:

Glimmer Brads (any color) add instant
glam to any project.  I'm a "neatnik" so relish in the fact that there's
no glitter mess.  Glimmer Brads sample.

Glimmer brads stampin pretty

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  1. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    Seeing your beautiful Greeting Card Kids vintage sample makes me realize I must have that set for my own collection. They are just too cute!

  2. My fav is that house!!! I was so anxious to order, I tried everyday until it was available to us. lol Hugs,

  3. Stacey Roberson

    I love so many things, but I believe my fave would have to be the snowflake and spider web embossing folders!

  4. Stephanie Pery

    Hi Mary, always fun to see your lists. Definitely the top for me is the Decorative Label punch, followed closely by the Cherry Cobler seam binding tape. Lots of lovely stamp sets and papers as well, of course, but those two top my list.

  5. Miriam Daniels

    I love so many things, but I’ll narrow it down to the Decorative Label punch and the glittery brads!!! Gotta have them.

  6. Good evening Mary,
    My ALL TIME favorite is the Christmas Collage, I am going to try to do it white on white and make it somehow looked antiqued.
    I also love the Halloween Dark and Dreary, can’t wait to make scrapbook pages for my nieces and nephew with that.
    The spider web, snowflake and OOOOOOOHHHHHHHLALALALALAA
    the glass glitter…I have some and it is BEAAAUUUUUUUTIFUL!!!!!

  7. I like the Halloween stuff, especially the Dark & Dreary set. And Day of Gratitude is a must-have.

  8. My favorites are Fireside Christmas, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Snowglobe, Adhesive Sheets, & Houses.

  9. Hi Michelle: I adore St. Nick, too. Thanks for sharing. The Glitter Glass is sitting here in my stamping space begging for my first attempt . . . Hugs, M

  10. Mary, I LOVE your list. Unfortunately, I would need a Top 12 list since Jolly Old Saint Nick (SU’s BEST Santa in many, many years) and Glitter Glass MUST be included!

    Thank you for ALL your wonderful inspiration!

  11. I love the set in the back with the raccoons! So cute! Oh and that new punch! can’t wait to get my hands on it:)

  12. I LOVE Day of Gratitude and the new XL Decorative Label punch. All the fabric is exciting, but that just opens up a new door that I’m not sure I want to enter now….I don’t have anymore drawers or shelves to put more stuff on! Then again, it’s not supposed to go in drawers or on shelves….a project should come of it!

  13. Mary All the items u picked are a lot of the ones I ordered myself. O think this is the best mini in a long time.

  14. Some of your favorites are definitely on my list, but I love, love, love the old-fashioned and timeless sweetness of the Jolly Old Saint Nick set. I haven’t figured out what my holiday card is going to look like yet (I instantly fell in love with Greeting Card Kids when I saw them in the new catalog, and the little girl pulling the sled with the Christmas Tree on it could go well with the Northern Flurry embossing folder – guess I’m big on the vintage look right now!), but Jolly Old Saint Nick could be used whenever – that’s the beauty of being timeless! And that sweet old snowman is cute, to boot!

  15. I’m happy to have the Cherry Cobbler seam binding (ribbon) and the N. Flurry embossing folder from the Holiday mini. I also like the Jolly Old St. Nick stamp set – the winking Santa is too cute!

  16. The mini is full of cute stuff. Let me see my order would be definely your first is also my 1st choice here it is in order 1, 6, 10 then the rest in no particular order. your work is amazing!

  17. I absolutely LOVE the snowflake embossing folder!

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