My Favourite Products from the 2018 Spring Occasions Catalogue

The Spring Occasions Catalogue is live from January to May 2018.  This year’s book is full of great product suites and really adorable (often overlooked) stamp sets.  To help you narrow down your wishlist I thought I’d share my favourite things from this great catalogue!

To see the catalogue online click HERE or contact me to receive a copy in the mail!

My Favourite Product Suites

Petal Passion Suite

The Petal Passion Suite is my #1 pick from this catalogue.  I love the entire product offering.  The suite contains a 15 piece rubber stamp set featuring beautiful floral images and a bird plus some great sentiments in a unique font.  The suite has coordinating thinlit dies, some of which cut out the stamped images and others cut out beautiful images that stand on their own.  The suite also features a pair of really pretty embossing folders, beautiful hand painted black and white designer series paper, metal embellishments and whisper white ribbon.

 

Picture Perfect Suite

The Picture Perfect Suite is perfect for experienced and new stampers.  The suite contains a great photopolymer stamp set themed around birthdays and celebrations.  It has some great images that can be mixed and matched plus some really great sayings in a standout font.  The product suite also contains a 6×6″ package of designer series paper, a stripped textured embossing folder, coordinating 8.5×11″ cardstock package, ink spots and mini binder clips.  I love so many things about this product suite including:

  1. The affordability of the items in this suite.  You can get everything in the suite for $65.50 before tax and shipping including the stamp set, paper, inks, embossing folder and binder clips
  2. The suite has 4 ink spots (mini ink pads) in coordinating colours for $12; perfect for those without a lot of ink colours!
  3. The fonts in the stamp set are gorgeous
  4. The images in the designer series paper are so unique (one side is photos and the other side is graphic designs)

Tutti-Frutti Suite

The Tutti-Frutti Suite is another product suite that is perfect for experienced and new stampers.  The suite contains a great photopolymer stamp set themed featuring some fruits, sentiments, a fruit basket and bowl.  There is a bundle that contains the stamp set and 4 mini punches so you don’t need to have the big shot.  The product suite also contains a 6×6″ package of designer series paper, 4 coordinating ink spots, coordinating 8.5×11″ paper and some great embellishment including lemon-lime twist ribbon, a Washi tape package and my all time favourite adhesive backed sequins!  I love so many things about this product suite including:

  1. The affordability of the items in this suite.  You can get everything in the suite for $110.25 before tax and shipping including the stamp set, 4 mini punches, paper, inks and embellishments
  2. The suite has 4 ink spots (mini ink pads) in coordinating colours for $12; perfect for those without a lot of ink colours!
  3. The fonts in the stamp set are gorgeous
  4. The images in the designer series paper are so unique (one side is photos and the other side is graphic designs)

True Gentleman Suite

I think the True Gentleman Suite is my favourite male suite ever!  The suite contains a rubber stamp set featuring cute images and adorable slogans.  The images can be cut out using a coordinating punch.  The suite also includes adorable designer series paper in a scrumptious colour combination (tranquil tide, night of navy, chocolate chip, crumb cake, crushed curry and very vanilla), a two-pack of Stampin’ Write Markers (these can be used to colour the stamps and get a 2-colour image), button embellishments, cardstock pack and Night of Navy corduroy ribbon.

There’s so much to love about the suite including the colour combination, adorable sayings and great imagery!

My Favourite Stamp Sets

Waterfront

The Waterfront stamp set was inspired by Connie Helsey after she achieved her $1,000,000 in sales!  On first glace this stamp set seems simple and may be overlooked but the images in it can create absolutely stunning cards with beautiful scenery.

Bird Banter

I love the sayings in the Bird Banter stamp set.  Who doesn’t love getting a witty card?  It’s so refreshing!  Plus the birds are adorable and can be coloured in so nicely with the Stampin’ Blends or any of the colouring tools!

Sweet Little Something

The Sweet Little Something stamp set is similar in design to the very popular Baby Bear Stamp Set but it instead features a bunny!  I can’t get enough of this adorable guy.  He can be stamped in so many colours and he’s always cute.  Perfect for Easter or welcoming new babies!

We Must Celebrate and Hedgehugs

I must admit I’m a sucker for woodland creatures since we decorated my daughter’s room with woodland themed things.  I really hope she loves them as much as we do when she grows up.  Woodland creatures are also very on-trend right now.  I love both of the We Must Celebrate and Hedgehugs stamp sets for the adorable creatures 🙂

Beautiful Day

The Beautiful Day stamp set is features 2 large images which are perfect for colouring with all the amazing colouring options we have now including Brusho, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolour Pencils and Watercolouring with reinkers.

My Favourite Kit

Lots of Happy Card Kit

The Lots of Happy Card Kit is an all inclusive kit so it contains everything you need to make 20 cards!!  It includes the pre-cut paper materials, ink, stamps AND 4 watercolour pencils.  This is amazing value and the cards are so great!  The bonus is that there is a refill available so you can use the stamps, ink and watercolour pencils to create even more cards!

 

My Favourite Designer Series Paper

Painted with Love

This catalogue is PACKED with Designer Series Paper.  The video below shows all the different options.  Without a doubt my personal favourite is the Painted with Love Paper!  The colour combination and gold foil accents are fabulous.  If you’ve been reading my blog you will have noticed that I’ve used it in several cards I’ve submitted for creative challenges and we used it on 2 cards during my January card class.

 

My Favourite Colouring Tool

Stampin’ Blends

There are tons of great colouring options including watercolouring with reinkers, watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers the new Brusho and Stampin’ BlendsStampin’ Blends win as my favourite colouring tool.  These alcohol based markers colour stamped images so nicely!  They allow you to blend different shades and colours to create realistic images.  They are available in 12 colours with a light and a dark shade, plus 2 neutral colours and a colour lifter for a total of 27 markers.

My Favourite Interactive Card Bundle

Barn Door Bundle

This catalogue features several different interactive card bundles including Charming Cafe, Let the Good Times Roll and the Barn Door Bundle.  My personal favourite is the Barn Door Bundle.  Barn doors are very on trend in home decor right now and it makes for a relatively simple but unique card.  Check out the video to learn more about this awesome product bundle!

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