My Top 10 Occasions Mini Catalog Favorites

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The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog is here.  There are so many intriguing new products to try.  Narrowing the field to My Top 10 Favorites is never easy. I selected the following items because they are versatile and define what makes this mini special. 

What are YOUR favorites?  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post.  I would love to hear from you 🙂

1.  Labels Collection Framelits (p. 6, Item #125598, $26.95).  Six coordinating dies with endless paper crafting possibilities. 



2.  P.S. I Love You Stamp Set (p. 8, Wood-Mount #125460, $34.95 OR Clear-Mount #125462, $27.95).  Your Valentine’s Day rubber stamp essentials have arrived.  Multi-tasks for wedding, anniversary and year round “love!”

Ps i love you rubber stamps stampin up 

3.  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (p. 9, Item #125585, $2.50).  Budget-friendly bling with no glittery mess.  Add a touch to a flower center or a sparkly border on a valentine.



4.  3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon (p. 12, $6.95 each).  No glue or stitching allowed!  Available in Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze.  Bonus!  These colors coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (p. 13, Item #125406, $10.95)



5.  Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (p. 15, Wood-Mount #125843, $29.95 OR Clear-Mount #125845, $23.95).  Beautiful, sophisticated font and sentiments that say the right thing for many occasions.



6.  Blossom Punch (p. 17, Item #125603, $16.95).  From punching blossoms to butterflies, this little powerhorse will make your favorites list, too.  Bonus!  Coordinates with the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (p. 17, Wood-Mount #125535, $27.95 OR Clear-Mount #125537, $21.95).


7.  Apothecart Art Stamp Set (p. 24-25, Wood-Mount #125525, $34.95 OR Clear-Mount #125527, $27.95).  Works precisely with the Labels Collection Framelits (see above).  Watercolor for splash or heat emboss for drama.



8.  You’re My Type Stamp Set (p. 27, Wood-Mount #125564, $17.95 OR Clear-Mount #125650, $13.95).  Very hip and modern with clever sentiments.



9.  Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine (p. 35, $2.95 each).  Tie like ribbon, slip through a button, wrap up a gift.  Five colors (Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder) coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!’s 2011-2013 In Color Collection and the Occasions Mini Sweet Shop Product Suite.



10. Candy Conversations Single Stamp (p. 43, Wood-Mount Only #125560, $8.95).  Ink them up in a single color or apply multiple colors with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Bonus!  Crop them out individually with the Stampin’ Up! Small Heart Punch.



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  1. My favorites, hands-down, are the framelits. I have sent so many notes to SU hinting that they should consider putting out a competitor to the Nestabilities. I am so glad they have ventured into this arena! Second on my “yummy” list is the pleated ribbon. I wish they would carry it over into the 2012-13 IBC and offer it in more colors.

  2. Thanks Mary for this list. I was tearing my hair out as to what to order cause it’s all good, you’ve made it easier. Now I know what I’ll get, thx!

  3. Hi Robin

    I did a video tutorial using the blossom punch to create a butterfly. You can view it here (

    Hugs, M

  4. I was in awe as I went through the catalog! *wiping drool* LOL But I have to say the blossom dies were my faves!

  5. Heather Walker

    There are so many great products from this new mini, but if I had to choose my favorites they would be the edgelets dies, the labels and hearts framelits dies, and the new embossing folders. I also love the cherry cobbler dazzling details but forgot to add it to my order — guess I’ll just have to place another order!

  6. My fav … Blossom Punch and matching stamp set. Love them all, but I just love this punch.

  7. I love it all, but I’m having fun with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits die!

  8. I think this occassions mini is chock full of great new products that I am having trouble narrowing it down.

  9. Chris Kluenker

    My favorites are the Mixed Bunch set which I just received today and can’t wait to get the Blossom Punch to go with it.

  10. I would almost agree 100% but can’t believe the smelly embossing powders didn’t make you top ten. I’m hoping they come over here (Australia) in our new Catty in Sept.

  11. Love the blossom punch. Saw someone used it to make butterflies (cut off 2 of the petals) and it was cute. What a versatile punch.

  12. Hello there!
    As for me I just love the framelits and unfortunately we can’t get them in France ( I’m French)cause our idea books and minis are different!
    thank you for your wonderful blog!

  13. The first thing I ordered was the doily die cut! Next…will be the framelits. 🙂 Love getting to see what you create will all of your favorites! 🙂

  14. Jackie Fidecaro

    i just ordered just my type, can’t wait to get it, its a all occasion stamp for men and women, kids too!

  15. I love the pleated ribbon and the Valentine’s stamps. Too bad we don’t have any designer series paper, so I am using Belle Chateau instead.

  16. I have been enjoying the apothecary art set and label dies together. Also love the pleated ribbon and different ways I have used it.

  17. My favs are the steel dies (edgelits, framelits, etc.) and the pleated ribbon.

  18. I am most excited about the blossom punch. it is so versatile too! I can’t wait till I can order one of those!

  19. Love your Top 10 List! I need to add “You’re My Type” to my collection of stamp sets.

  20. My order should arrive today, but I’m most excited about the blossom punch! I just love punches :o)

  21. Love all of the above, but the true favorite is the Kraft Gift Box, page 40. So many uses and easy and fun to decorate. Hope it gets into the BIG catalog so we can have them all the time.
    Jo Williams

  22. I have lots of favorites in this mini. I love Apothecary Arts, the frame-lits, Take it to heart and many others. Little by little I will get them all!

  23. Many, many favorites – but I’m really in love with the Framelits dies. I chose the Hearts because I got the Take it to Heart set also. I can already tell these will get a lot of use.

  24. My favs are the Framelits labels, Apothecary Art stamp set and the pleated ribbon. There is so much to love in this mini. My poor wallet:)

  25. My favorite is the Candy Conversation single stamp – can’t wait to see how you use it Mary 🙂 (hint – hint)

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