It’s time for me to share my Holiday Catalog Favorites!  I’ve had plenty of time to craft with all my new products and I can not only tell you what I like, but why it’s so great and what you can use it for.  Since we are paper crafters who love rubber stamps; we are going to start my Holiday Catalog Favorites posts with the new stamps.  If you have a favorite leave a comment below – I’d love to hear what you like too!

holiday catalog favorites dashing deer

Dashing Deer won lots of hearts during the Holiday Catalog swapping period for demos.  I received dozens of beautiful sample from this bundle.  So many that I’m going to make a whole post just to share them with you.  This stamp set is a stamp and go kind of set.  No coloring required which makes it great for mass production of cards.  You can also take advantage of the wonderful dies that make fussy cutting a thing of the past.  If you send a combination of Christmas and Holiday cards – this is a great bundle to consider.

holiday catalog favorites takeout treats

At first glance you may pass Takeout Treats over.  Do you really need another “box”?  The answer is yes for so many reasons.  First this box is bigger than most which means that it can serve as a gift box or a treat box.  Second, the extra shapes in both the stamps and the dies will last you long after this holiday catalog is gone for general crafting.  Everything in the holiday catalog is only guaranteed through the end of the year.  Don’t get to January and kick yourself for not getting this awesome set.  For me, I intend to show a lot more Valentine samples than other holidays.  But make no mistake that I already have this bundle and it’s lots of fun to use!

holiday catalog favorites peaceful poinsetta

Are you interested in making beautiful cards with the WOW factor, but not spending tons of time?  Do you like to color or do you just like to stamp and go?  If you said yes to any or all of this you should consider this stamp set.  I love this stamp set because I can create beautiful cards with some coloring, but not a lot.  I also love the font for the greetings and that I can use this set for both the inside and the outside of my card.  When you look at the dies that’s where the WOW factor can shine!  What if you die cut the poinsettia outline in in shiny foil and then the solid background in a coordinating shade of red?  The dies also make beautiful window cutouts on your card.  You’ll need to have some time to play around with this bundle to figure out what you really like, but in my opinion it’s a winner.

holiday catalog favorites spooky sweets

Time is running out if you want to get your crafty items for Halloween – this set makes creating easy once you get your hands on it.  There’s also a designer series paper with these bats on one design.  You can just punch them out and you’re ready to go.  I think this set makes it easy to not only make quick cards, but also decorate pillow, gable and treat boxes.  What do you think?

holiday catalog favorites making spirits bright

Quick Christmas cards in snap!  You can be sure that this set makes mass production super easy.  A simple punch and coordinating set make this a great combo for this year’s cards.  You can even consider going with non-traditional colors for the lights just to have some jolly fun!

holiday catalog favorites nothing sweeter

If you’ve been watching me in the past several weeks you know this is one of my top Holiday Catalog Favorites.  You can use this stamp set not only for holiday cards including Valentine’s Day, but also any occasion where you’re showing love and affection.  Not only that, but the gift stamps and dies make this great for birthdays as well.

holiday catalog favorites merry christmas to all

This bundle will serve you well for beautiful traditional Christmas cards.  You can also make general holiday cards and use the “Happy” for all sorts of cards.  This set would be espeically easy to work with Designer Series papers or Textured Embossing folders.  You can use either of them for the base layer and then add these beautiful script and block phrases to finish off the card.

holiday catalog favorites falling for leaves

This bundle will serve you for several months.  The greetings are non-specific although definitely have a Thanksgiving card ability if you send those.  The thing I thought of when I saw this is that you can use spring green colors and really extend the life of this set.  Not only that, but grateful journals, meditation and the like have become very popular and this would be the perfect compliment if you were ever giving a gift of this type.

holiday catalog favorites buffalo check

This is my 18th Holiday Catalog.  I have learned to not get my hopes up for things to carry to next year’s catalog.  This stamp is one that I just can’t help myself.  It’s so versatile.  It’s like having every color of a great designer series paper at the palm of your hand.  You can use it on guy cards or any other kind of card.  This is one of the MUST HAVES in this catalog.

holiday catalog favorites wishing you well

This is one that didn’t catch my attention the first time I went through the catalog.  Once I started seeing samples – especially of that beautiful bow – I was hooked.  This is one that you can continue to use long after the holidays.  I think it will be a treasure in your collection.