Sunday Showcase: 12 “Non-Holiday” Holiday Catalog Ideas

It great that the Holiday Catalog is out a little early this year, because it gives everyone a chance to come up with the perfect holiday projects, while allowing them enough time to get them done without rushing (yeah, right!). 

But, it feels a bit premature to be diving deep into the holiday mode…I mean it is only August after all!  So, I thought I'd round up some project ideas, using products from the Holiday Catalog, that are not holiday related.  Some of the products are actually quite versatile and can easily be used all year 'round! 

Check it out…(click on the link below the photo to see more project details) 

Keepsake ornaments circles - jackie susnek  

Created by Jackie Susnek of JackOtterStamps.

Do you recognize these pretty patterns?  They are from the new Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.  Jackie stamped the images, then punched them out with assorted sizes of Circle Punches.  They kind of remind me of balloons!  Also features: Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder, Curly Cute sentiment, and Rhinestone Jewels.

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Coffee get well - amy fitzgerald  Scentsational season 121190L

Created by Amy Fitzgerald at Stamp With Amy.

The coffee mug from the Scentsational Season stamp set has a snowflake on it, but cover it up with a Small Heart Punch or Boho Blossoms Punch and you can have that java any time of the year!  Also features: Comfort Café DSP, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, and Perfectly Penned sentiment.


Created by Ann Hayworth at Stamping With Blue Moon Creations.

Not a coffee drinker?  How about some steamy tea!  Ann used the steam image from Scentsational Season with the tea cups from Tea Shoppe…brilliant!  Love the Rhinestone Jewels she added, colored with blue and green Shapie markers.

Woodsy Owl Whimsies Owl Occasions Birthday  Owl occasions 128003L

Created by Lori Woods at Woodsy Owl's Whimsical World.

The new Owl Occasions set can be used for both Christmas and birthday events.  It's got stockings and a Santa hat for the holidays, a balloon and party hat for birthdays, and presents for either occasion.  Mr. Owl goes perfectly with the Woodgrain Impressions Folder background. Also features: Labels Collection Framelits, White Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Banners, and Bitty Banners Framelits.

Woodsy Owl Whimsies Perfectly Preserved Flowers and Christmas Paper  Candlelight 126901L

Created by Lori Woods at Woodsy Owl's Whimsical World.

Some of the most versatile products in the Holiday Catalog are the beautiful Designer Papers!  This one uses the intricate patterns from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set.  Also featured: Cannery Set Framelits, Friendship Preserves sentiment, and Window Frames Collection Framelits.


Created by Cathy Parlitsis at

Festival of prints 126904LSpeaking of Designer Papers, don't miss the handy Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  The 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" sheets are the perfect size for cardmaking, and you get 48 double-sided sheets in 12 styles for lots of selection!  These prints are definitely "not just Christmas!"

This elegant card uses two of the patterns in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  Gorgeous!  How about that awesome Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon flower!  She simply gathered the ribbon onto one of the new Sticky Rounds and added a Neutrals Button center.  Also features: Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock, Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, and Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment.


Created by Tara Bazata at Ink & Paper Café.

Another card using the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack that's super-cute and easy to make!  Also features: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Organza Ribbon, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Blossom Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Designer Printed Brads, and Friendly Phrases sentiment.

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Created by Shellie G. at Creative Eclectica.

One more from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack…a serene Lovely As A Tree birthday card with a very masculine feel.  Wow!  This paper stack certainly is versatile, and we haven't even used it for Christmas projects yet!  It's a must-have for creativing quick & easy cards!


Created by Kimberly Van Diepen at Stampin By The Sea.

Etruscan elegance 127868LThe new Etruscan Elegance Wheel goes nicely with Toxic Treats, but there's nothing exclusively Halloween about it.  It's delicate, detailed design is fantastic for adding elegant backrounds to collage and vintage style projects!  Kimberly embossed it in gold here as a foundation for her From My Heart sentiment.  Also featured: Labels Collection Framelits, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Fan Fair Designer Series Paper.

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Created by Linda Aarhus at Polka Dots and Paper.

The Halloween themed Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper is pretty versatile, too!  I love how Linda used it with the watercolored Cherish Friendship image.  Stunning!  Also features: Vellum Card Stock and Regals Brads.

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Created by Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions.

And, finally, one more example using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper.  Sandie created a very pretty birthday card with the You're Amazing hot air balloons in Tangerine Tango, Primrose Petals and Rich Razzleberry.  Oooo, I'm loving that color combo!  Also features: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Brights Buttons, Stripes Impressions Folder, and From My Heart sentiment.


I hope that these non-holiday ideas have helped you think "outside the box" when it comes to using your new Holiday Catalog items!  It's certainly inspired me! 

You can order all the supplies used to make these projects and much more at my Online Store!

Until next time,



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