It's that time of year. The 2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog/idea book is released today and there is two very cool things about that. Firstly I get to share my most favourite techniques and products in the new idea book and secondly I get to give 25 of them away. Last year I enjoyed creating this post with my favourite products and techniques in the book, it was fun, I have stuff to give away again, so here we go for 2013. Hang in there. The giveaway is at the end. But first you need to hear all about the stuff I love. Because I had a bad weekend and today I woke up and declared Monday would be all about me.
So this year. My favourite things. In no particular order. This is kinda like a Five for Friday, right? Except it's Monday.
1. Save the Date stamp.
This may have been around in previous years, but I wasn't addicted to the Pocket page style of scrapbooking in previous years. Project Life + the Stampin' Up 'Save the Date' stamp, + my Stazon ink= easy embellishing of photos and other stuff in my Project Life album. I love the little sayings you can put beside the dates if you like. Cool for cards and other little projects and a cheap investment too.
2. Stampin’ Up! into the pocket page scrapbooking market...
Stampin’ Up have moved with the times, they’ve dabbled with digital and bought out some other pocket page type scrapbooking things. They’ve realised how HUGE project Life is and created something to meet the market. I’ve already created a blog post about it here but I see it’s in the catalog too. Smart move, Stampin’ Up!
Yes, that is washi. Any washi addicts here?
3. Cool shaped Framelits.
Framelits. You know, stuff to put in the big shot, sizzix, whatever cutting bizzo you use. I’m considering moving my Big Shot off the shelf and on to my desk. Brave move but with new shapes available like these ones , I think it’s time. I also love how Stampin’ Up design cool stamps to go inside the shapes. Smart thinking. Fav from this catalog was the ‘Chalk Talk’ with tabs, curly bracket tags and other cool things. They also have some Apothecary accents that go with some really cool vintage stamps that I’m considering getting.
For those that have the catalog already I’m talking pages 107 + 187. Christmas pressie, right there.
4. Little tips and tricks through the idea book.
I love that their catalog really is an idea book. I love easy little things that make crafting easier. So simple but I wouldn’t think of it myself. Here is one of my favourite framelits, used with the Big Shot that is now moving beside my desk, and a circle punch. Cute little accent. Boom.
They’ve also started writing the names of the cardstock colours they use as backgrounds in their pictures too. Like the PInk Pirouette above. Gives you good ideas of colour combos too.
5. A hexagon punch and stamps to fit them.
Praise the person that thought of this one! I’ve got about 3 ratty torn cardboard shapes I trace around to get my hexagons when I use them on a page. Now not only can I get a punch, but stamps that fit right in there. Smarticles!
Plus sayings that fit IN the hexagons for this stamp set.
Alrighty – do YOU want to be one of 25 winners of your very own 2013 Stampin’ Up! Idea book/catalog? 200 pages of ideas delivered right to your door?
It’s easy to win and with 25 catalogs to give away the odds of winning are HIGH. All you have to do is share this post. Whether it be on Pinterest via pinning the graphic below, whether it be sharing my blog link and the fact I have a giveaway on facebook, whether it be linking to this post on your own facebook, linking me in a blog post, whatever sharing you can do – each time you share, come back here, comment and let me know and I’ll put you in the draw.
Just one thing – due to the huge amount of postage 25 catalogs takes, this giveaway is only open to New Zealanders BUT if you are overseas, maybe you could nominate a NZer to receive your prize if you win. A chance to pay it forward, it’s gotta be a good thing.
Now ready, set, share and come back and let me know. Let’s spread the catalog love. You have ‘til Midnight Thursday night, NZ time.
(Oh and if you you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please feel free to add your link to your blog or website and I’ll link you up! Delys Cram looks after all my Stampin’ Up! stuff, but let me know any demos in your area and I’ll link them up too!)