That’s right! It is TIME for the New Stampin’ Up! catalog! Yes, I’ve been honored and privileged to receive a sneak peek of the SU! 2013-2013 Idea Book! I’m not sure about you, but I’d be a demo just for the sneak peeks and early ordering for the catalogs, LOL!
It’s just under a week before we can begin ordering from the new catty, and I can barely stand it!! My wishlist is as long as ever. So what am I most excited about? I can not narrow it down to one thing, that’s for sure, so here are a few (that means 3, to me 😉 ) of my favorite new things…
Let’s begin by asking, do you love the slim CD cases for your clear-mount stamps? Well, they now come in a thicker size for your wood-mount stamps! I love the new wood-mount cases, I want to transfer all my wood-mount stamps into the new cases! Yes, you have understood correctly, they are selling new wider wood-mount cases! This is so your stamps sets can be uniform, neatly placed on your shelf. (Or randomly stashed in a storage bin-because there is no more shelf space, like me) They also come in a half sizes for smaller sets. You can stack 2 small cases on top of each other and it’s the size of 1 wood-mount case. I’m going to order some extra cases to store some other small accessories and to carry supplies when I go to stamp camps! Stampin’ Up! was nice enough to give us a video of this great new product. I’m a visual learner so let’s take a peek…Stampin’ Up! NEW Wood-Mount Cases
Great, right?!!! I was discussing with mom and we can’t decide if we should just order a few cases with every order and gradually build our collection, or just order a giant order with only the cases, lol!
Something else I love is that through the previous spring and fall catalogs Stampin’ Up! has begun bundling products together, like your stamp set with the matching die set for your BigShot. They continue doing this in the new Idea Book too! There are 2 bundles I really really want! I’m not sure how I am going to make it a week before I can order them, let alone wait another week for shipping!! EEEKKK! I guess this is an opportunity for me to practice patience,ugh! Alright, so the first set I really like is called “Backyard Basics bundle” (pg. 79, Clear Bundle#132728) I want your first time through the new catalog to be amazing and surprising, so I won’t tell you anything more than “I’m so glad there are dies so I don’t have to cut these by hand, beautiful options!” The other bundle I’m obsessed with is “Chalk Talk Bundle” (pg.12 Clear Mount Bundle#132730). Now this bundle is great because I absolutely love the dies for this set! It is a die set with unlimited possibilities. Really, the possibilities can go on forever- today alone, I must have had 5 ideas using this die set alone. SO EXCITING! The bundles are great because as my mom put it “Well, of course I’m going to buy both” and you save 15%, plus there are so many stamp sets that coordinate with the dies.
For example: Another stamp set that coordinates with the same dies as those in the “Chalk Talk Bundle” is a set I am so excited about; the new Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set named “Tag It” (pg.45 Clear Mount#130303) I have found a cute new friend, and I will leave it at that.
Ok, so for those of you keeping track at home I’ve only told you 2 things: Wood-Mount Cases and Bundles. I have promised 3, but I feel I may have revealed more than I should’ve, so I will choose my third item carefully. Oh!! Of Course, I know what I love about the new idea book….
THE RETIRED LIST!! Duh, how could I forget! This is the perfect time of year to snag some sets and accessories I’ve had my eye on for a while. Yep, that’s right, I had been straddling the fence and I finally made my move. Mom and I received quite the “haul”. The order came yesterday and it was after 10p before I got to look at our stuff. It’s been so hard to write this post and not go play! Get them before they’re gone and check out the retired products now.
Alright, I hope you are still surprised when you see the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book and enjoy it as much as I did. It really is one of my favorite times of the year!