My Top 10 Summer Mini Catalog Favorites

As Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I get the opportunity to pre-order and test products in advance of their release.  Now that the Summer Mini Catalog customer sales period has begun (May 1), I wanted to share my top 10 favorites to consider for your wish list.  I opted for new rubber stamps and merchandise that I felt were fresh, relevant and just plain fun.

Summer Mini 2011

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1.  Sail Away Single Stamp (W123013).  A dream to emboss, color or paper piece.  A "must have" for masculine cards and budget-friendly at $9.95 (available in wood-mount only)

6a00e54f95df928834014e6074bb61970c-500wi Sail Away Card Details

2.  Flower Fest:  Busy stampers rejoice!  This set offers clean and simple flower images that coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches.

Flower Fest Card Details

3.  On the Grow:  Sweet, vintage.  Delightful for watercoloring or left as a simple line image.

On the Grow Card Details

4.  Happy Greetings:  Versatile sentiments with a splashy mix of fonts. 


Happy Greetings Card  Details

5. Strength & Hope (W118100, C123660):  Classic, traditional design.  $2 from each purchase will be donated by Stampin' Up! to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Strength & Hope Card Details


6.  Baker's Twine.  3 colors.  So many possibilities.

Baker's Twine Card Details

7.  Colored Stampin' Emboss Powders.  Get that beautiful raised look in Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo.  Mad cool with the Flower Fest stamp set.


New Stampin' Emboss Powders Card Details

8.  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  3 punches in 1?  I'll admit I was skeptical at first.  However, after taking it out for a few "rides," it's a cadillac.

Stampin up rubber stamps handmade card ideas triple layer punch
9.  Postage Stamp Punch.  Coordinates beautifully with the Pretty Postage Stamp Set (W123095, C123097) but that's just scratching the surface of it's abilities.

Postage Stamp Punch and Pretty Postage Stamp Set Details

10. Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123133).  When it comes to "bang for the buck" Stampin' Up! embossing folders are the bomb!  I own all of them, including this one.  Note:  The embossed lines shown on page 24 of the Summer Mini Catalog are opposite of the actual product. The flower imagery itself is correct; however, the orientation of the image is actually on the right side of the folder, instead of the left side as pictured. 

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Card Details

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  1. Mary,
    I wanted to tell you I was inspired by your card you did with the Pretty Postage Stamp set. I CASE’d you and put it up on my blog post for Thursday, June 9 with a link back to your post. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  2. Thanks for the recap! I’ve already placed my order so I hope I can do justice to my purchases as well ;o)

  3. Tricia Kolsto

    These are great ideas. Thanks for posting!

  4. these are all so fabulous! Love the ship.

  5. Mary, this time you nailed ALL my wish selections, aren’t they great!!! I love all the cards that you made with them, too. Please keep sharing more fabulous ideas with us. Have a super day!

  6. Melissa Czarnecki

    beautiful cards! I sense a CASE or too coming.

  7. Thanks for some great ideas and samples to CASE of all my favorite products as well!

  8. Barb in Ontario

    Always great to hear demonstrators picks!

  9. Great ideas, your cards inspire me!

  10. Linda Zaworski

    Love the cards!!! What a great job. Thanks for sharing!

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