So – today’s the day we can give you a teensy taste of what’s coming in the 2016 Occasions Catalog! We got to do 3 make and take projects at the On Stage Live event last Saturday. Now, I haven’t had a chance to incorporate them into any projects yet – been a little busy packing and traveling! What we brought home are elements for a card – a couple of card fronts and an embellishment. I’ll be using them soon. But for now….since I know you’re dying for a peek, here you go!
One thing pretty cool about this catalog is that it contains lots of bundles – including some that are even bundled with PAPER!! And it has “suites” – a whole collection of thematically and color coordinated items – papers, embellishments, stamps, dies…. There are 6 Suites in the catalog. That’s in addition to a whole plethora of stand-alone products. It’s a pretty awesome catalog, folks! 🙂
The first item I’m going to share is from the new suite called Botanical Gardens (this one bundles with the stamp set, the matching Framelits and the gorgeous DSP!). If this isn’t my favorite, it’s surely tied for favorite! I just love everything about the suite – paper, stamps, framelits, embellishments and even some Washi Tape! Here’s the card front we made. The flowers are made with a die that cuts the flower and the inner petal all at once! You can see the pretty DSP – and we used the stamp set to add veins and flower centers onto the DSP. Added a lot of dimension and life to the paper, don’t you think?
The second suite that’s right up there with Botanical Gardens for me, is called Love Blossoms. It’s got great Designer Paper – and….wait for it! Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper! Yep – you heard me right! But one of the coolest pieces of this suite is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die set. It’s three dies….and the largest is just….eye-popping!
That’s cut from a piece of the Love Blossoms DSP Stack – and is about 3″ across. We used two of the stamps in the coordinating Bloomin’ Love set (it’s photopolymer!) to stamp the flowers onto the die cut in Blushing Bride! How pretty is that?!?
The final project that we made is from the Going Places suite. This suite has a great stamp set and cool paper. Not to mention a fun new TIEF that embosses a map of the world!
We made this by inking the inside of the TIEF on the emboss side, and then placing the card stock in the folder, closing it and just rubbing it with our hand to transfer the ink. Then we stamped some constellation images over the top of that – from the matching Going Global stamp set (wood or clear available!). And you can see a few of the fun designs in the DSP.
We also got a look-see at the 2016 Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Remember Sale-A-Bration? During Sale-A-Bration, when you purchase $50 in retail product, you get to pick a very cool Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!! Free is a great word, and – as one demonstrator so rightly said this past weekend – the only 4 – letter word your mother would approve of! That got a pretty big chuckle! 😉
So – just a few things that are coming shortly to a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator near you! The 2016 Occasions Catalog goes live on 5 Jan 2016. You’ll be seeing projects in the next month to whet yer appetite and get you ready. Also – I’ll be working on getting my catalog shares figured out – I’ll be doing paper, ribbons and embellishments again, so be watching for that announcement!
Don’t forget to check the Retiring Products list and the Clearance Rack regularly between now and 4 Jan. All the details are below – including links to the list and the Clearance Rack!
Finally – check out the Weekly Deals! Some fun Christmas products – including the Season to Season Wreath Kit. That wreath will cover Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! And it will do it next year, too! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 17 Nov – 23 Nov 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 23 Nov!
- Dates: 16 Nov 15 – 4 Jan 16 (or while supplies last)
- Holiday Catalog Retiring List: The list is available here. It’s going to be updated every business day, so I’ll be checking and updating this link with every post.
- Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack. Here’s a link to the Clearance Rack – be sure to check often to see if your favorite hits the rack!
- Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! plans to keep producing retiring stamps until December 28. This is only applicable to stamps. Accessories are only available until they run out!
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
BACKORDER LIST AS OF 16 Nov 15
132622: Gold Foil Sheets (691 backordered; 7,500 expected)
138450: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (26 backorderd; 2,500 expected)
131188: Regals 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (2,082 backordered; 10,368 expected)
138317: Corrugated Paper
138401: Gold Metallic Thread (986 backordered; 2,560 expected)
138402: Silver Metallic Thread (475 backordered; 2,560 expected)
139638: Snowflake Elements (7,108 backordered; 15,120 expected)
140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (1,902 backordered; 10,440 expected)
135829: Tiny Treat Box (243 backordered; 3,024 expected)
138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies
139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (200 backordered; 4,740 expected)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (5,498 backordered; 12,096 expected)
139618: Gold Cording Trim (851 backordered; 5,248 expected)