My Top 10 Favorite Stamps & Accessories in the New Catalog!

If you haven’t had a chance to view the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, you are missing something very special.  The beautiful photography, sophisticated samples and exciting stamps and accessories will give both new and experienced stampers a boost of creative energy.

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It’s never easy narrowing the field down to  my favorites   And by no means does this wish list include everything I have already added to my “inventory!”   However, in my opinion, these stamps and accessories stand out for beauty, simplicity, innovation and fun!   




 1.  Embellished Events (P. 40:  Wood-Mount 126495 $28.95; Clear-Mount 126497, $20.95).  If you like a clean and simple style with a touch of embellishing, this set is for you.  Each image offers a perfect spot for brads, basic jewels or the new In Color Dahlias.



2.  Flowering Flourishes (P. 121:  Wood-Mount 126365 $24.95; Clear-Mount 126367, $17.95).  Think rock and roll or “tap dancing” techniques.  These pretty stems will be  lovely accents on a card (layer with punched or die-cut flowers) or the corner of an envelope.


3.  Papillon Potpourri (P. 115:  Wood-Mount 123757 $18.95; Clear-Mount 123759, $14.95).  Any stamp set that coordinates with a punch (Elegant Butterfly Punch) goes straight to my favorites list.   This set is both pretty and polished.


4.  Sweet Essentials (P. 140:  Wood-Mount 126455 $19.95; Clear-Mount 126457, $14.95).  This will be your “little black dress” for sentiments.  Love the font and versatility.

126455L5.  Star Tree Single Stamp (126784, $9.95).  Budget-friendly and works for both clean and simple and vintage.  I’m envisioning it embossed in gold or silver.  Stunning for the holidays.


6.  Pleasant Poppies (P. 72 & P. 129:  Wood-Mount 126480 $17.95; Clear-Mount 129499 $13.95).  This background stamp promises the WOW factor when embossed, watercolored or used as a simple inked line image.


7.  Tricky Treats (P. 28:  Wood-Mount 126325 $18.95; Clear-Mount 126327 $14.95).  EEEK!  This new Stampin’ Up! set coordinates with our punches for quick and easy cards or Halloween treat labels!

8.  Moving Forward (p. 209, inside back cover:  Wood-Mount 126320 $19.95; Clear-Mount 126322 $14.95).  For every stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Not only is this a good cause, it’s my absolute favorite for the kiddos.  Can’t wait to tuck those flowers in the tricyle basket!

9. Sassy Salutations (p. 143:  Wood-Mount 126705 $23.95, Clear-Mount 126707 $17.95).   Make a bold statement with this lively group of images that cover so many occasions.

10.  Lacy & Lovely (p. 99:  Wood-Mount 122885 $24.95, Clear-Mount 122887 $17.95).  Create a background of circles or keep it simple with a single punched element.  These sophisticated circles work with Stampin’ Up! Circle Punches and offer three exquisite sentiments.




1.  STAMPIN’ UP! FIRM FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS (P. 152 – 156, $5.95 each).  Better ink coverage, no “dip in the middle” and color matched labels for clean organization.  Save over $15% if you purchase by color collection (Subtles 126988, Brights 126987, Regals 126989, Neutrals 126990).


2.  ELEGANT BUTTERFLY PUNCH (P. 184, 127526, $15.95).  Don’t miss the coordinating Papillon Potpourri stamp set (Wood-Mount 123757, Clear-Mount 123759), too!

3.  POLKA DOT PARADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (P. 164, 126902, $10.95).  Cute, card-friendly basics in a mix of six popular Stampin’ Up! Colors (Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry).


4.  ESSENTIALS PAPER PIERCING PACK (P. 181, 126187, $7.95).   Pierced accents that work in tandem with Stampin’ Up! Punches (p 182-185), Edgelits (p. 190) and Framelits (p. 191).  A simple, budget-friendly concept with a big WOW factor!


5.  3/8″ STITCHED SATIN RIBBON (P. 172, $8.95 each).   Available in five gorgeous new 2012-2014 In Colors:  Gumball Green 126848, Summer Starfruit 126846, Raspberry Ripple 126845, Midnight Muse 126847, Primrose Petals 126844.  Delicious satin finish and stitched details.


6.  CHEVRON EMBOSSING FOLDER (P. 189, 127749, $7.95).  Crisp definition and one of the hottest patterns of the season.  New, larger size folder (4 1/4″ x 6 3/8″).   The new Argyle Folder and Fancy Fan Folder are also in the larger size!


7.  APOTHECARY ACCENTS FRAMELITS (P. 191, 127003, $24.95).  Coordinate with the World Treasures and Layered Labels stamp sets.  However, they crop so much more!


8.  NEWLY DESIGNED STAMPIN’ SCRUB (P. 157, 126200, $16.95).  A big thumbs up!  Larger 7 X 7 size makes cleaning even the largest stamps a snap.  Metal hinge for more durable construction.


9.  STAMPIN’ TRIMMER (P. 180, 126889, $29.95).  Cut anywhere in any direction.  Full 12″ cut or score.  There’s even a compartment to store blades.  Available soon!




10.  IN COLOR DAHLIAS (P. 175, 127556, $7.95).  These colorful sweeties will add the perfect pop to your paper crafting projects.  Don’t forget the Glue Dots to adhere them!


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