Raindrops on roses…well, not exactly! I’ve had a month to play with many of the products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2016 catalog, and I thought I’d share my Maui Stamper Favorite Things with you. I can’t promise that my list won’t change throughout the season, but here’s where it stands today:
I’ve shared a sample using Santa’s Sleigh (see #8 below) and this paper is amazing. There’s coordinating Embossing Powder and Copper Thread in the Annual Catalog. The look is rich and luxurious and this is my absolute favorite catalog product.
#2. Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle
These are the cutest! I am not usually a “cute” card person, but this set has made a believer out of me! The images are easy to stamp and color, and a Wink of Stella is the perfect finishing touch. You’ll use these over and over for cards, tags and package embellishments.
AAAACCCKKK!! I can’t stand how adorable these are!! There’s nothing else to say.
#4. Jolly Friends and the Jolly Hat punch bundle
All of the images in this set are cute – again, I’m usually not into cute, but I’m pleading the 5th! The moose is my absolute fave, hands down.
#5. Glitter Embossing Powder: Emerald Envy and Real Red
If you’ve read my blog for any time at all, you’ll know that Mr. Maui Stamper is NOT (Capital N.O.T.) a fan of glitter. This embossing powder keeps the sparkle in place and keeps my man happy. In Real Red and Emerald Envy – gotta get ’em all!
#6. Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines thinlits
The thinlits alone are reason enough – those delicate branches have multiple applications. There’s some gorgeous DSP and Washi to coordinate with this suite as well.
#7. Tin of Tags Project Kit and the Tin of Tags stamps
Last year we had Oh What Fun (and that set is still available and still one of my faves) but Tin of Tags has that TIN!! If you’ve run out of creative holiday hostess gifts, look no further. This is the One Gift to Rule them All.
#8. Santa’s Sleigh stamp and thinlit bundle
There are a million and one things you can do with this combination. The main images of a sleigh, reindeer and tree are just the beginning! Again, tags, cards and package embellishments are a snap with these versatile pieces.
#9. Merry Mice (also available in wood)
I have to confess, I love these little critters. I’m not inviting them into my house, but look at those ears! Stamp them with Archival Ink (black or gray) on Shimmery White card stock for a gorgeous, easy-to-watercolor image.
#10. Stampin’ Write Marker sets to Coordinate with the Designer Series paper!!
When I saw these, I actually jumped up and down. I have wanted options for markers besides buying the full sets, and this catalog made my dream come true!! Now you can stock up on your favorite colors – the ones that coordinate perfectly with our DSP – and color to your heart’s content.
So there you have it. Lots of great products didn’t make the top 10, but it’s my party and I’ll choose what I want!
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