My Favorite Things: 2019 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration

My Favorite Things Graphic Mary Fish Stampin' Prtty

It’s time to reveal My Favorite Things from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration promotion.  The Occasions Catalog (Jan. 3 – June 3) and Sale-A-Bration promotion (Jan. 3 – March 31) have begun.  This list includes what I believe will be popular and versatile additions (excellent “paper crafting mileage”) to your paper crafting essentials.  I’m confident they will be a delight to use and spark your creative mojo.   Shopping links for all my favorite things products are at the end of this post.

Love this!  Many of the Sale-A-Bration free gifts coordinate with the Occasions products.  Learn more about the Sale-A-Bration promotion and how to earn FREE products here.

 

Click to view the Occasions Catalog on-line

Click to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure on-line

Here’s a FREE Wish List to print and help you keep track of your favorites.

Which new Stampin’ Up! Occasions or Sale-A-Bration products make YOUR heart go pitter pat?  Did I pick ones you love?  What did I miss?  Please share your thoughts with a comment HERE.

My Favorite Things Bundles Stampin' Pretty 2019 Occasions Catalog Mary Fish

The magic of Stampin’ Up! bundles is that they pair stamp images with dies or punches for plenty of crisp and creative coordination!  The icing on the cake is that you’ll save 10% when you purchase Stampin’ Up! bundles.  Discover more Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles here.

150587 Meant to Be Cling Bundle by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Give me a classic shape of nesting dies and the product goes to the top of my Stampin’ Up! wish list.  It’s true love for these beautiful Meant to be Cling Stamp images and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  The hearts mix and match for a for romantic and artful message.  Think Valentine’s Day, love, anniversary, bridal and birthday! 

VIDEO!  In this video, I share how to Master the Mix of elements using this bundle.

VIDEO!  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video for a demonstration and more Be Mine bundle ideas here.

150587G Meant to Be Cling Bundle by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

You can say that again . . . and again and again.  Die cut words (Well Written Framelits Dies) for a variety of occasions are a card maker’s dream to have on hand.  Combine with the coordinating stamped sentiments (Well Said Cling Stamp Set) in a friendly font for a very custom message.

150587 Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

YOU’RE #1!  Yep, I predict the Butterfly Gala Bundle (ditto the entire Butterfly Gala product suite) will be the #1 selling bundle in the Occasions catalog.  Here’s why:  punches are always a quick and easy customer favorite and the Butterfly Duet Punch and coordinating Butterfly Gala stamp images make lovely ways to crop, color and emboss for spring and summer.  It also coordinates with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper which you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

Here’s a project I created using the stamp set and punch.

 

My Favorite Things Stamps Stampin' Pretty 2019 Occasions Catalog Mary Fish

Stamps are always the basics of a card maker’s stash.  These two Stampin’ Up! Occasions stamp sets will get oodles of stamping time from me.

148618 Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set offers fresh and fabulous ways to share birthday wishes.  I adore the variety of fonts and possibilities for both the exterior and interior of cards.  You’ll love the new and improved cling stamps. 

VIDEO!  The new cling stamps really cling.  Be sure to watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration for benefits and tips on how to use them.

148656 Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamps

With the Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch already on hand from the annual catalog, this sophisticated floral stamp set that works with the Vases Builder Punch is a brilliant addition.   Did I mention I got to help design the Varied Vases bundle for reaching $1 million in sales?  Get the full scoop and more ideas here and in my card idea gallery.

VIDEO:  I share a video demonstration here with additional ideas for the Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch.

My Favorite Things DSP

Pretty Stampin’ Up! designer series paper can be the pièce de résistance on a handcrafted card.  Nothing adds more WOW! to a card faster than a sweet print or sophisticated design.  Just add ribbon and a sentiment for a clean and simple look!  

VIDEO!  This Stampin’ Up! video showcases ALL the NEW Occasions Catalog designer series paper collections!

148554 Gingham Gala DSP(1)

I often reach for classic patterns from my designer series paper collections.  I was “over the moon” to see the Gingham Gala collection in the Occasions Catalog, all in fresh Stampin’ Up! colors that epitomize spring.  Check out this card I created using the Highland Heather gingham patterns and Lasting Lily stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  

COOL THING!  The Gingham Gala colors coordinate with the Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.

My Favorite Things TOOLS

Tool time!  Paper crafting tools have a way of boosting the fun factor, with dies and punches always topping the list.  Check out how I’m organizing and storing my dies these days here.

148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

PERFECTION!  Stampin’ Up! scored BIG with the fantastic stitched and nested rectangles shapes of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  Eight of them are perfectly proportioned for a standard A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/4) card.  

VIDEO!  Watch my video demonstration to learn how to use the dies for layers, frames and more.

Long live the little somethin’ somethin’!  Embellishments can add the perfect touch of bling, texture or personality to any project.

148811 Old Olive Linen Thread

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Linen Thread will make it to the “dance floor” for many of my projects year round.  It’s easy to tie and adds a simple twist of charm and texture.  I would love to see even more colors of linen thread.  How about you?

VIDEO:  This Stampin’ Up! video demonstration includes the Old Olive Linen Thread as well as the Needlepoint Nook suite of coordinating products.

148583 Heart Epoxy Droplets

The magic of the Stampin’ Up! Heart Epoxy Self-Adhesive Droplets is that there are three sizes and they can be colored with Stampin’ Blends markers to coordinate with your projects.  They look dazzling clear, too!  Pop them on a sentiment or even a cactus here.

VIDEO:  The Heart Epoxy Droplets are part of the All My Love product suite.  See these products in action on this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration.

150631 Happy Tails Bundle (1)

I love to indulge in a little whimsy in my paper crafting and nothing fills that indulgence in the Occasions Catalog like the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Bundle.  The Happy Tails Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Dog Builder Punch say “bow wow” to many moments of fur-baby creativity.  

148700 Flowering Desert Stamp Set (1)
This Tucson girl (for the last 9 years) instantly said YES to the Flowering Desert Stamp Set.  However, you don’t need to be a desert dweller to enjoy these trendy and buildable cactus and desert scenes.  I think the more samples we see the more tempting this “sleeper” stamp set will be!

VIDEO!  See my samples and video demonstration with this stamp set here.

My Favorite Things 2019 Sale-a-Bration

Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31) is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year.  You can earn FREE and exclusive Sale-A-Bration product gifts for every $50 or $100 you spend (total before shipping and tax).  Learn how to maximize the Sale-A-Bration offers here.

149697 Free with a $100 Product Purchase

The Tea Time Framelits die collection is one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration gifts.  It is available at the $100 level.  It pairs beautifully with the Tea Together Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog, a delight for tea lovers, Mother’s Day, Easter, invitations and more!

148779 Tea Together Stamp Set

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13 Comments:

  1. I think this ALL might bring my mojo back!!! Lol
    I just love the Happy Tails though!

  2. It is always interesting to see what others choose as their favorites. I love the Gingham DSP with the butterfly bundle. Shaped dies bring joy to my heart and I’m loving the stitched nesting rectangle dies. They have a unique twist on other rectangle dies I’ve seen…and I do love a twist! I’m so glad they have more options for using “your” Varied Vases punch! Thanks, Mary, for showing your favorites. Have a great day!

  3. Beth Jo Schoeberl

    Ok so I just sent a comment to you and went on line and downloaded the occasions catalog which is different from the one I just received from you last week that I thought was the occasions catelog. ( navy square in the middle of the cover ) so my comment of the meant to be not in my catelog has been solved. 😉

  4. Beth Jo Schoeberl

    Hi Mary, the Meant to be bundle isn’t in the occasions cate.og that I just received so I am glad you have it in your newsletter so I have the number. I do want to join Stampin Up with A plan because I really don’t need the tote but I have at least $203 worth of items that I want to order. What would be the best way to do this? Also will I get Tulip points for the order?

    • The Meant to Be bundle is in the Occasions catalog (148527) on p. 6. You can add up to $175 to your kit and pay $99. You can’t go over. You can order the balance of your wish list on a demonstrator order (20% off) once you order the kit.

  5. Denise Heredia

    Mary, I agree with you being a native Arizonian the Desert Bloom is a must in my collection. And the Rectangle Framelits are a must too!
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Mary I was so excited to see the rectangle stitched framelits in the Occasions catalog! My order just arrived and I will be playing with them today. I also ordered the Happy Tails bundle as we are a “dog” family. Thanks for your list of favorites. It always helps me because you highlight items I may have overlooked.

  7. Okay my sweet friend…….Did you look at my paper????? Your list looks very familiar to me. Was hard picking out only my 12 top favorites! LOVE THIS CATALOG!!!!

  8. Patricia Settle

    The butterflies r the best !! Can’t wait to play!!

  9. Terry Molineux

    Mary your favorites are definitely my favorites minus the flowering desert one. It may grow on me I don’t know. I’m a New York girl so the feel is not there for me!! I think you are spot on with your favorite and sure hope they carry over. Inky hugs, Terry ~~

  10. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Mary, what a wonderful list of favorites, a couple are my favorites too.
    I like the “Meant to Be” bundle and the “Tea Together” stamp set, both very versatile and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    XO

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