My Top 10 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog Favorites


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.

Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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.

Triple Treat Flower Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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.

Beautiful Season Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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!

It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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!

Up, Up & Away Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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!

Pennant Parade Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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!

Button Buddies Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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?

Love & Sympathy Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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.

I Dig You Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

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)

My Friend Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

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!

Daring Adventure Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

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 Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!



 Petite Pairs Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 



1.  2011-2013 In Colors:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo.  What’s not to love?

2 X 11 Smooth Card Stock - by Stampin' Up!

2.  Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366, p. 183).  Classy patterns that get the added punch of black flocking and metallic ink.

Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

3.  Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (122355, p. 184).  I’m the last person who falls within the definition of “domestic goddess.”  However, those colors and patterns have me singing for the sixties!

Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

4.  Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (122348, 186).  Bold, bright and fun! 

Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

5.  Ruffled Ribbon (comes in the five 2011-2013 In Colors, p. 194).  Charming ruffled edge and easy to tie.

8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!

6.  Mini Clothespins (122942, p. 198).  Unique and clever for clipping on a sentiment or hanging your tiniest shirts (just kidding on the shirts).

Mini Clothespins Adornments - by Stampin' Up!

7.  Cherry Cobbler (122949) and Tempting Turquoise (122950) Stampin’ Emboss Powder (p. 201).  You loved when Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo were added to the Summer Mini Catalog line-up.  This was an automatic wish list item for me.

    Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up! 

8.  Clear Mount Foam (124236, p. 205):  I fell head over heels for Stampin’ Up!’s clear-mount stamps when they were introduced and haven’t looked back.  This clear-mount foam allows me to convert my wood stamps to clear.  Dreamboat.  Video coming soon!

Clear-Mount Cling Foam - by Stampin' Up!

9.  Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362, p. 211).  What a statement this big border proudly makes! 

Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!

10.  Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123134, p. 218).  Stampin’ Up! embossing folders give rich, patterned results and the new Houndstooth option is stunning.

Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!


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