Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stampin Up 2016 - 2017 Catalog

Hello everyone!

I've been totally slacking in the blog post department and I'm sorry.  I have been keeping my Instagram and Facebook pages somewhat up-to-date, so please follow me there as well.

It has been months since the release of the Stampin Up 2016 - 2017 catalog and I'd like to share what I consider to be the highlights of the catalog.

I love the cover - very crafty!

Categories on the 1st page.  
I think this really helps break it down for people who are new to SU.

An explanation of the different styles of stamps.  
My personal favorites are the Photopolymer stamps.  They're the only ones I ever buy now but that is a personal preference.

All of the colors.  Maybe I'm biased but the Stampin Write Markers are my absolute favorite water based markers on the market today.  I like them because they are re-fillable and they have both a fine point tip as well as a brush tip.  They're great for journaling because they won't bleed through the pages. 

Kits!  They have now released pre-packaged All-Inclusive Craft Kits!  
It makes it easy for beginners to paper crafting to get started with a very small investment.

Here's an example of the kit contents

Designer Tin Of Cards Project Kit - This kit comes in a tin!  

Now on to my specific favorites!

I'm not sure why but I love llamas!  
They are just so cute - which makes me partial to this Birthday Fiesta Bundle.  Plus, as a New Mexican, the southwestern desert motif is totally relevant.

Biggest Birthday Ever Bundle - I like this set because it comes with coordinating dies and it is also very versatile.  You can use it to make pennant banners as well.

The Sweet Cupcake Bundle - I absolutely LOVE this set!  I ended up adding this one to my kit and I will be doing a blog post to show you the cards that I made using this set.  You can get a sneak peek on my Instagram page

Balloon Celebration Stamp set with matching Balloon Bouquet Punch.  
Again - so versatile!  Plus any time I don't have to fussy cut I'm happy.

Build a Birthday Stamp Set - I really like the little cake plate.  
Note:  you can get the same style of cake and candles by using different patterns and lengths of Washi Tape

Weather Together Bundle - Again, I love that it comes with coordinating dies!  
No fussy cutting here!

Foxy Friends Bundle - Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed with woodland creatures?  Well, I am.  I love them all...foxes, raccoons, bears, deer, rabbits, hedgehogs, owls, etc.  Love love love <3  
So yes, I added this suite to my kit as well.

Seriously. How adorable is this?

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set - I'm a huge fan of the multi-part stamp system, which uses several stamps for 1 unique image to create a stamped image that is almost photo realistic with very little effort.

Always An Adventure Bundle - This speaks to my forest creature obsession as well as my disdain for fussy cutting.  Plus you can very easily create a detailed mountain camping scene.

Bear Hugs Bundle - Once again, I've added this sweet bundle to my kit, and I immediately used it to make some ADORABLE paper clips for my planner, which you can see on my Instagram page.

Feather Together Stamp Set - this is a 5-part stamp, which creates an AMAZING multi-colored stamped image.

Picture Perfect Stamp Set - I have also added this set to my kit and I am SO looking forward to making a beautiful card using the hummingbird stamps.

In This World Stamp Set - this one appeals to my shabby chic sensibilities.  
It is definitely inspired by some of the Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps.

Summer Sorbet Stamp Set - Here's another stamp set that is very modern and trendy.  I especially love the hot air balloon, but that's mostly because I can envision myself making lots of cute cards for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Project Life by Stampin Up - I'm a HUGE fan of Memory Keeping aka Project Life.  Stampin Up Project Life makes it so easy to beautifully preserve your most precious memories.
All you need to get started is an album, photo pocket pages, and Project Life card collection.  Then just have your favorite photos printed and put the photos and the cards in the pocket pages.  
Boom!  Done!  Simple.

Check out my website to see all the fabulous crafty items that I didn't share in this post.
Happy crafting!
<3 Myria


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