WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE NEW STAMP SET? "My Friend," used in the card above has earned it's spot on my Favorite NEW Stamp Sets from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Recipe is at the end of this post. It's a challenge to choose a favorite. Stampin' Up! really delivered on offering a variety of gorgeous new stamps!
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MY 10 FAVORITE NEW STAMP SETS
1. HOSTESS STAMP SET: HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES W122615, C122617, p. 10). I'm a "sentimental" girl and love the lively birthday fonts and stamps in this set that coordinate with punches. Don't miss the NEW Stampin' Up! Hostess Rewards Program.
2. SINGLE STAMP: TRIPLE TREAT FLOWER (W122909, p. 18). It won my heart with the fact that it coordinates with ALL three of the following punches: Fancy Flower (118073), 5-Petal Flower (119880) and 1/2" Circle (119869). Think about quick and easy layers and creative color combinations.
3. HOLIDAY STAMP: BEAUTIFUL SEASON (W122680, C122682, p. 45). A stunning set ready for a touch of watercoloring or crisp when embossed in a single color.
4. IT'S A WRAP (W123590, C123592, 59). Just add Hershey's nuggets. Did you know they coordinate with Avery Mailing Labels? Wait until you see my new Nugget Purse Video! Coming soon!
5. UP, UP AND AWAY (w122755, c122757, p. 63). Mix and match patterns and sentiments. Have your Stampin' Dimensionals ready to pop these balloons up sky high!
6. PENNANT PARADE (W122740, C122742, p. 69). A row of pennants, holiday tree, ice cream cone . . . where does this set take your imagination? Hard to resist when there's a new Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361) to coordinate. Game over!
7. BUTTON BUDDIES (W122735, W122737, p. 71). The little pig had me at "hello." Just add Stampin' Up! Designer Buttons and your "WOW" is cooking!
8. LOVE AND SYMPATHY (W122795, C122797, p. 76). Simple and sensitive. It reminds me of the retired Art of Life stamp set (which I loved). Remember that set?
9. FOR THE KIDDOS: I DIG YOU (W122720, C122722, p. 93). This set has us all clamoring to create for a little guy or gal. Little gal? It would be adorable in feminine colors and accessorized with punched flowers on the wheels.
10. MY FRIEND (W122585, C122587, p. 139). I have been waiting for a big, bold sentiment stamp (like this set's "hello") since "Enjoy Every Moment" retired. Looks sophisticated in the Rich Razzleberry card above (an embossed silhouette would be stunning) and coordinates with Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper (122354)
11. DARING ADVENTURE (W122600, C122602, p. 145). Surprised to see this one on my list? The weathered look coupled with the Well Worn Designer Series Paper (122359) results in MY kind of vintage. No need to sponge or distress. Zoom, zoom to vintage vavoom!
12. GREETINGS. Picking a favorite sentiment stamp set was a toughie. This is a category where Stampin' Up! really rallied and where I will show very little "budgetary restraint." However, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (W121907, C121970, p. 157) answers the call for full phrases on card interiors. Of course, it's great on a card front, too. PETITE PAIRS (W122495, C122497, p. 164) gets an honorable mention for versatility.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
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The new hostess program is GREAT! I belonged to a Stamp Club for several years but never got above a level two, so it was always disappointing that I couldn't get the level three items. I want the large birthday set and I know that would probably have been a level three given its price so I am SUPER excited!
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Stamp Set: My Friend (W122585, C122587)
Paper: Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper (122354), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)