My Favorite Things from the 2018 Holiday Catalog

Here are My Favorite Things in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.  The holiday catalog began Sept. 5!  This list includes what I believe will be popular, versatile additions (excellent “paper crafting mileage”) to your paper crafting essentials and will spark your creative mojo.

Here’s a handy wish list to track your Stampin’ Up! favorites!

Which new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog products make YOUR heart go pitter pat?  Did I pick ones you love?  What did I miss?  Please share your comment HERE.  

Click here to view the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set & Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, p. 5  (save 10% bundle item #149952 | $49.50)   Say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Christmas, and much more to your loved ones with the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits dies.  

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Merry Christmas to All Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Dashing Deer Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, p. 9 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149935 | $50.25)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149934 | $57.50)  Beautiful stylized deer—stunning for cards, table decoration or other projects.  Create beautiful die-cut deer with the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. 

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Dashing Deer Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Winter Woods Stamp Set & In the Woods Framelits Dies, p. 27 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149992 | $50.25)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149991 | $57.50)  Walking through woods in the winter is one of the most beautiful experiences. Recreate it with the photorealistic trees of this set.  Create die-cut scenic trees with the In the Woods Framelits dies and the Big Shot.  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration here.

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Takeout Treats Stamp Set & Takeout Thinlits Dies , p. 50 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149990 | $49.50)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149989 | $56.50)  My 3-D favorite for small holiday gifts, treats, place settings, favors and more!  Fun sentiments and imagery for any occasion: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day!  Create a die-cut takeout box in quickly with Takeout Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.   Watch my WOW! video demonstration here.

Takeout Treats Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

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Spooky Sweets Bundle, p. 51 (save 10% bundle clear mount item #149973 | $30.50)  (save 10% bundle wood mount item #149974 | $35.00)  Time to go batty—over this stamp set!  Quickly punch out spooky bats for your projects.  Watch my WOW! video demonstration here.

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Spooky Sweets Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Buffalo Check, p. 38 (clear mount item #147794 | $15.00)(wood mount item #147797 | $20.00) It’s a gingham making “machine!”  This background stamp will give your projects a rustic, homey feel.  Watch my WOW! video demonstration on how to use it with the Stamparatus here.

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Buffalo Check stamp – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Country Home, p. 43 (item #147678 | $21.00)  A beautiful fall in the countryside. Dried flowers, rustic jugs—just the setting to sit still for a moment and be grateful.  Watch my WOW! video here for how to create a post-it easel with the Country Home stamp set.

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Country Home stamp set  –  Images © Stampin’ Up!

Click here for a closer look at the all NEW holiday paper & a FREE designer series paper coordinating color chart.
Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, p. 13 (item #147820 | $11.00)  Rustic squares, wood, stripe and plaid patterns.  These classics in Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Whisper White make you think of comfy chairs and a crackling fire.

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Festive Farmhouse DSP –  Images © Stampin’ Up!

Frosted Floral Specialty p. 37 (item #147800 | $14.00)  Classically elegant, textured designs printed on shimmery white paper.  Will transition beautifully from winter to spring!

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Frosted Floral DSP – Images © Stampin’ Up!


Tin Tile Embossing Folder, p. 43 (item #147906 | $10.00)  Create a delicate tin-tile look with this embossing folder and the NEW Galvanized Metallic Paper (item #147805, $5).  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration here.

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Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Blizzard Thinlits Die, p. 39 (item #147902 | $28.00)  Create your very own “blizzard” with the Blizzard Thinlits die and the Big Shot.  For best results, be sure to use the Precision Base Plate (item #139684, $25) with the Big Shot.  Watch my WOW! video demonstration here.

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Blizzard Thinlits Die – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Braided Linen Trim, p. 43 (item #147808 | $7.00)  Thick rustic ribbon. Trim can be unwoven easily if you want a frayed look.

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3/16″ Braided Linen Trim – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, p. 49 (item #147897 | $8.50)  This sparkly black ribbon is perfect for Halloween or sophisticated projects.  How about Valentine’s Day!  Check it out on my takeout treat box in this video.

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5/8″ Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Signs of Santa Stamp Set & Santa’s Signpost Framelits, p. 19 (10% off bundle item #149967 | $47.50)  Don’t you just love these quirky, retro images? And look—there’s even an official North Pole seal. Now, who wouldn’t be impressed by that?  Create die-cut Santas, elves and signposts to the North Pole in record time with Santa’s Signpost Framelits dies and the Big Shot.  Many of the dies coordinate with the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #147809, $14), too, for instant coloring!

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Signs of Santa Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Nothing Sweeter Stamp Set & Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies, p. 25 (Save 10% bundle item #149955 | $42.25)  Don’t overlook this darling, cookie-licious set with multi-occasion possibilities!  Create faux-stitched, die-cut Christmas trees, hearts, presents, and more with Sweetly Stitched Framelits dies and the Big Shot. 

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Nothing Sweeter Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Illuminated Christmas, p. 14 (clear mount item #147833 | $21.00)  (wood mount item #147836 | $29.00)  Illuminate someone’s heart by sending them a very special Christmas card.

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Illuminated Christmas – Images © Stampin’ Up!

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  1. Cheryl (Cherrie) Wilkerson

    Hello! What a fun article. It’s always nice to see what fellow demonstrators like the most in a new catalog. I love the Signs of Santa bundle. I also picked Peaceful Poinsettia for the best sentiments. The spooky bats bundle won my dollars for a Halloween set this year. I chose the Timeless Tidings stamp set and Card kit. I must say it was easy to make and a great value so I bought another kit. Timeless Tidings will be our main cards this year added to with the Signs of Santa.

  2. Thanks, Mary, for sharing your favorites. My very favorite is the gorgeous Frosted Floral DSP! I have the First Frost bundle also but have not had time to play with it yet. The DSP is so beautiful I really hate to cut into it! The most beautiful DSP that SU has ever had, ( in my opinion), & I’ve been a fan of SU since 2000.

  3. I love the way you’ve organized your post, Mary! I couldn’t agree with you more on these choices – so many great products! <3

  4. Juanita in OH

    It is easier to say that I LOVE everything in the Holiday Catalog! You did not miss a thing, lol.

  5. I love seeing your favorites. Happy to see your first two choices (plus more) were on my first Holiday catty order that I just received yesterday. Great Bundles for sure. Today I am breaking in my new Country Home set and that wonderful Corrugated ef.

  6. On the SPOT MsMary great choices ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  7. Dear Mary, You have a wonderful array of favorite things. You always help me to find things I would not have thought about. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

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