Monday, January 6, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things.......

from the occasions catalog. So I know other demos post a list of their favorites and I am sure we all have some of the same but according to what I read on the demo forum (another great reason to sign up to be a demo, great ideas and people on their!)  I have different tastes from many.  A lot of people are loving the framelits with the camera and things but I am not so sure I would use them. I say that about many things though and once I start seeing those samples that usually changes!  So maybe you will see some things not posted everywhere. 

First up is my favorite stamp set from the catalog. ANOTHER GREAT YEAR.  I love the large stamp for a focal point on a card and I really like the font for the sentiment. 

Another Great Year133041
Another year older and wiser too! Celebrate in a big way with projects made using the Another Great Year Set. Includes 5 stamps. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in both wood- and clear-mount, as well as French (clear only).

Next is my favorite paper! The Fresh prints dsp stack has some really great colors in it that work well for Valentines and birthday cards so I know I will be using it alot. 

Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack132996
Create multiple cards in a snap with this stack of Designer Series Paper. Sized large enough for card fronts.

Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White.

■ 48 sheets: 4 ea. of 12 double-sided designs
■ 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
■ Acid free, lignin free

Now onto accessories! I really think I will get use from the banner framelits bundle. I didn't think I would want the matching stamp set but I think I need it just for the Make a wish stamp if nothing else. This is probably on most peoples favorites as banners are still pretty big right now.

Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Bundle134816
If you want to create that "just because" project for a friend or loved one, the Perfect Pennants Set is perfect! And the Banners Framelits Dies make cutting the Perfect Pennants images quick and easy.

Buy the Perfect Pennants clear-mount stamp set and coordinating Banners 
Framelits Dies together at a 15% discount.

Here is another bundle that I am going to need soon. When I first saw the Petite Petals punch and stamp set I did not think that I would buy this because I have the flower shop bundle that I LOVE, but after seeing some samples, I am going to need this one also. 

Petite Petals Clear-Mount Bundle134822
One beautiful flower, six gorgeous designs--it's the stamp set that keeps on giving! And the Petite Petals Punch makes cutting the Petite Petals images quick and easy.

Buy the Petite Petals wood-mount stamp set and coordinating Petite Petals Punch together at a 15% discount.

Speaking of punches. This was on my first order from the occasions catalog! I will need the angled one too but I can not make this on my own so HAD to HAVE IT!!!  The scalloped tag topper punch is going to get plenty of use here. I put tags on so many little things I take to the school. 

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch                                                             133324Price$22.95
Make a tag or topper any length you want! Makes creating bookmarks, tags, and bag toppers quick and easy.

Punched image width: 2"

Another stamps set that I overlooked the first dozen times going through the catalog is the Simply Celebrate set, but it keeps drawing me back to it.  I know I can use this for some everyday cards to send out just to cheer up people and say hi and the "enjoy" stamp will work great on little handouts I pass out to people. 

Simply Celebrate133224
Whether you need to create invitations, name cards, or thank you cards, the Simply Celebrate Set has the sentiment you need. Includes 3 stamps. Coordinates with the Celebration Basics Kit. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in both wood- and clear-mount, as well as French (clear only).

Also on my first order was this MUST have Spiral Flowers die! I love to make little flowers but many don't get mailed out since they are so bumpy but this will make it sooo much simpler to do these little rolled flowers. I can not wait to play with this. I think my little one will use it more than me once she sees it but that's ok too!

Spiral Flower Originals Die129379
Make your own 3-D flowers, perfect every time! Use the Spiral Flower Originals die to cut a scalloped spiral, roll it up, and there you have it--instant flower! Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

■ 1 die
■ Image size: 3-1/2" x 4"

For those of you who were counting, no there were not 10 favorite things but these are my absolute favorites from the catalog for now. Check back with me in a few weeks and I am sure there may be some changes :))

 If you would like to test out any of these and live close to me, shoot me an email or come to a class to play with some of the items! If you just know you will love them and need to order you can email me or order online at anytime.

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