While I'm gone on my Convention trip, I thought it would be a great time to talk about some of the fabulous new stamp sets in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! There are so many that I love and can't wait to try!
Here are my Top 10 favorites (in no particular order, click to enlarge images):
#1—Creative Elements – I love the diversity of this set. It will be great to combine with lots of other sets for collage backgrounds and cool accents!
#2—Petite Pairs – You can never have enough words and sentiments when you make tons of cards, so this set is a must-have! It covers a variety of occasions, and is small enough to use with several styles of punches. Best of all, the sayings come in pairs that can be used in tandem, or separately. Awesome!
#3—Raining Flowers – This fun, two-step stamp set has a fresh, new artistic look. There are tons of flowers in the catalog, but these have a whole new feel with the "cross-hatch" style of the artwork. This is one of the sets we are getting at Convention, so I'll have some Make & Takes to show you next week! Fun!
#4—Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set) – Have you seen the awesome hostess sets this year?! This may be the first time that I MUST have nearly ALL of them! (Be sure to check out the new Hostess Program to see how YOU can earn them for FREE!). This one is my favorite because it has all kinds of birthday greetings. You can never have enough of these! And what a value! When you're a hostess, it only costs $15 hostess dollars for this 11-stamp, clear-mount set!
#5—Faith In Nature (Hostess Set) – This set is screaming out to be used with a watercolor technique! I can picture myself making a set of lovely notecards to give to a friend! Oh, it will be so pretty! And, only $8 for this clear-mount set!
#6—Delicate Doilies & Hello, Doily – OK, so I've cheated and listed two here; one is a whole stamp set, and the other is a large background stamp. They just go together! Doilies are very trendy, and they coordinate with the new Flirtatious Specialty DSP. Whimsical and fun, and so many creative possibilities!
#7—Pennant Parade & Patterned Party & Pennant Builder Wheel – Oops, there I go, cheating again! My favorite list wouldn't be complete without the cool new pennant-themed stamps. Plus, don't forget that the Petite Pennants Builder Punch coordinates with the large pennant images! Too Cool!
#8—Up, Up & Away – Whether they are birthday balloons, or hot air balloons, this is such a cute and versatile, two-step stamp set! Lots of fun!
#9—Distressed Dots – I'm a sucker for a cool background, and this simple and basic polka dot image will add a lovely, subtle pattern to lots of my cards-to-come!
Gosh, only one more?! OK. How about something completely different…
#10—It's A Wrap Occasions – As much as I adore making little boxes with Hershey's Nuggets in them, I simply adore this new set created especially for wrapping those chocolates! (Where was this set when i was doing my Wedding Favors?!) Stamp them onto card stock, or even a 1×3" self-adhesive mailing label, and you have yourself a cute, decorative candy wrap for all kinds of events! I'm particularly parial to the one that looks like a Band-Aid! Too cute!
So, there you have it! My absolute faves! If you'd like to try them out for yourself, or check out the complete selection of new products, head on over to my Online Store!
See you after I'm back from Convention!