Friday, September 2, 2011

My Holiday Mini Catalog Favorites and a Giveaway!

Three times a year, Stampin' Up releases their seasonal mini catalog with all the newest and, in my opinion, best items they have to offer and most are limited edition!  I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the new Holiday Mini Catalog and show you my top 5 must have items:
1.  Simply Scored

I can't live without one of these.   And this one is by far the best I've used to date!  Prior to this I owned the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  This one one works better, is the same price and instead of a bone folder, it comes with a fantastic scoring tool and a set of three markers to mark your spot.  Ever made a pile of cards and keep having to remember your mark?  Not anymore!  This tool makes it easy and you can even get extra markers if you have multiple points you want to mark!

2.  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper products

I'm in love with the color combo and patterns on this one -- my favorite to date!!  Perfect for all subjects - wedding, thanksgiving, fall, boy, girl are the first few that come to mind.  This set is totally versatile and comes in patterned paper, fabric and digital!  There are also embellishments to go with it.  I think I'm going to have a problem hoarding this particular set of paper!!

3.  Quilted Satin Ribbon

I loved it in the catalog and I love it even more in person.  It's absolutely GORGEOUS.  It's shiny and textured.  It comes in two colors, Cherry Cobbler (my favorite red) and Chocolate Chip (my favorite brown).  I'm in heaven and, yes, I'll be buying several rolls before the year is up! :)

4.  Stocking Stamps and Punch

Anyone who's been to one of my classes or scrapped with me would tell you that aside from paper, my largest addiction is punches.  I have... well.... a LOT of them! :)  I love this punch - it's super cute and the stamps that go with it are absolutely adorable!  I haven't played with them yet, but you can definitely expect to see them making an appearance on here really soon!!!

5.  Big Shot Stocking Die and Snowflake Embossing Folder

I guess I have a thing for stockings this year!  I love my Big Shot and this die is super cute!  I can't wait to play with it and the snowflake embossing folder is adorable!  I can't wait to show you a cute little favor I made with it already in the next week or so!  In my mind, these are both a must have. :)
Okay, so a few of those have several items, but you get my drift! :)  If you'd like me to mail you a catalog, I'd be happy to do so, or you can see the full online version here.

So to kickoff this catalog, I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway! Here are the details:

PRIZE: Two yards of the new Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon and a surprise grab bag of a few embellishments & other goodies from the new catalog.  Prize will be valued at $15.
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!” and tell me what your favorite item is in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  Followers of this blog and/or my Facebook page will get an extra entry automatically for following in each place, please just let me know where you follow me! 
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 8:00 PM PST
PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 United States and Canada only please!  If you are one of my local customers, this will be hand delivered.
• THE FINE PRINT: Up to three entries per e-mail address and/or person is permitted.  Following this blog and Facebook will get you extra entries this time, but those entries will be subject to verification.  The winners will be selected by random drawing and announced on Thursday as a post on this blog. Comments left on Facebook will not count - you must comment on this blog post in order for me to count you!


  1. Markers on that scoring board - brilliant! I still use my trimmer for scoring. I LOVE that stocking punch too!

  2. Oh goodness, that scoring board is amazing. I love the marker placeholder idea.

    Well, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! And my fave thing in the catalog was the Holiday Damask red vinyl. I love how bold and bright it is.

    I also follow both FB and your blog. :) Have a great weekend!!

  3. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I love the Spice Cake designer fabric fat quarters.

  4. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I love all the coordinating stocking items. I'm also a regular follower.

  5. Happy Holidays!!! I love the new scoring board. I don't have one. I'm such a slacker. I follow here and on Facebook (of course!).


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