This new catalog is amazing! I’ve had lots of fun leafing through the pages, creating and then recompiling wish lists! Gosh, I want it all! But, if I got it all now, I would have trouble deciding what to play with first! LOL!
A couple of things, that I enjoy when doing while reading and re-reading my catalog, is lingering over the letter from Shelli Gardner, Co-founder and Board Chair for Stampin’ Up! In her open letter to all of us (on the inside cover), she reminisces over starting her business 30 years ago. And because Stampin’ Up! started as a family business in her living room, Shelli shares recent photos of her husband, her five daughters and their families. Believe me, Shelli is the genuine article. She is sincere, sweet, gracious, humble and a friend to everyone she meets! I know because I spent time with her at On-Stage Milwaukee in April 2018.
A NEW feature in the catalog is a unique product number for “You Can Make It” projects. The older catalogs had inspiring or quick-to-create projects for crafters of every experience level. The new catalog offers six specially bundled projects with a unique product number so that you can order everything needed to recreate the project plus it lists all the individual product numbers so that you order the items that you don’t already own! These projects are great for new crafters and feature some of our favorite stamp sets like Waterfront, Beautiful Day and Daisy Delight.
And did you see this icon legend in the catalog? Be sure to note the blue ribbon seal for special bundle pricing for 10% discount that only applies during this catalog period — these products may carryover into the next year’s catalog but without the special pricing. And, the youtube icon indicates video tutorials! Wow! What fun!
Let’s take a look at this stamp set from the catalog. Notice how some of the stamp images have different color backgrounds. A yellow background indicates a coordinating punch. A gray background indicates a coordinating framelit die. In the title description, you’ll find the name and page number of these coordinating products as well as the suggested block sizes.
The new 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is filled with products and inspiration in its 241 pages. I’m certain you’ll be flipping through this amazing catalog over and over again, revisiting certain pages repeatedly. Here are pages that you’ll want to bookmark — either with a paperclip, post-it note or your handmade tabs using the circle tab punch.
- Page 4: All 53 exclusive Stampin’ Up colors
- Page 182: All coordinating products in exclusive Stampin’ Up colors
- Page 188: Designer Series Papers
- Page 197: Embellishments, Ribbons & Trim
- Page 205: Stampin’ Blends
- Page 210: Punches
- Page 213: Adhesives
- Page 214: Big Shot, Dies and Embossing Folders
- Page 224: Stampin’ Rewards (so you never miss out on free goodies)
- Page 230: Stamp Index
If you need a catalog or any assistance in your paper crafting adventure, please contact me. I’d love to send you a complementary catalog and have you attend my local stamp camps.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!