How many of us focus on the annual catalog until a new mini catalog arrives, then we push the old aside??? I suspect there are many of us that do just that! I know I certainly have that issue, even with clothing! When I’ve been shopping I tend to wear all of the new wardrobe pieces first, forgetting what is already in my closet! Out of sight, out of mind!!
So this week, we are going to focus on a new Christmas bundle found in the annual catalog as well as a returning favorite from last year! It may not be as shiny and new as the mini holiday catalog, but it’s packed with products and ideas for all year long!
The Evergreen Elegance Bundle
I fell in love with the Evergreen Elegance Bundle in the annual catalog back in the spring when it went live and was on my first initial order. Demonstrators have the opportunity to purchase from the new catalogs a full month prior to launching for customers! One of the popular perks of purchasing the Starter Kit!
We used the bundle at a stamping event in Michigan this summer, then it took a back burner to the mini holiday catalog. The stately pine trees, the beautiful greeting and verses, and the simple pine bough stamps make this bundle a keeper. Add in the pretty evergreen tree border punch and a pretty Christmas DSP and you have endless possibilities for holiday cards!
Merry Christmas Up Close!
Today’s card uses the pretty pine bough image to showcase the Merry Christmas greeting. I stamped it using Mossy Meadow on a Stitched So Sweetly die. Even though the stamp is shorter than the basic white label, I simply re-inked and moved my hand over to stamp a second time.
The greeting is stamped with Real Red, and layered on a mat of Mossy Meadow. The Real Red Sheer Ribbon is also a favorite repeat from last year and is so easy to tie bows! Red Rhinestones gives it the perfect finishing bling for the holidays.
Loving the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from Last Year
The Annual Catalog is STILL Full of Goodies!
It’s great to be in love with the new products from the mini holiday catalog, but don’t let your annual catalog get dusty on a shelf! It’s called Annual for a reason – it’s great for just that!!! So many of the items can be used all year long and pair perfectly with the new ones available! When I’m designing I always have my copy on hand to turn to for ideas such as card layouts, die searches for the perfect label, the DSP choices, embossing folders, and embellishments/ribbons.
Introducing Eden’s Garden!
Stampin Up has decided to release a NEW SUITE from the upcoming Spring mini catalog on November 1!! The Eden’s Garden Bundle will be available when the new catalog goes live in January, but they are releasing 2 months early with a beautiful package of decorative paper so be sure to watch later this week! I will be previewing on a FB Live because my order arrives TOMORROW! It’s a perk of being a demonstrator and being able to order a month early!
Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, keep using your Annual Catalog and God Bless!
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set  Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)  Evergreen Border Punch  Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper  Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Real Red 3/8″ (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon  Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stitched So Sweetly Dies  Banners Pick A Punch