Love, Thanks & Support: Pages 105-125
This is one of my favorite sections in the catalog, as these tend to be the most meaningful type of cards we send. The Love, Thanks & Support section boasts 2 completely different but equally beautiful product suites. There are only two additional bundles, but get ready to be blown away by them! It was hard to narrow down my list of More to Love, but I managed to cut it to just 4 sets. Ready or not, let us begin!
Petal Promenade PG. 106-107
For me, the real standout of this suite is the GORGEOUS Designer Series Paper. The combination of photographed flowers and the COLORS are just dreamy. The Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set and dies bundle are an intriguing blend of traditional florals and modern textures. Here we see another new color of Rhinestones (Petal Pink) as well as the must-have Rose Metallic Thread.
I am absolutely in love with the elements of this suite! Let's begin with the color scheme, now, I'm not usually a big fan of pink (I know, I know) but I am LOVING the combination of Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green (my new favorite color), and Shaded Spruce. I happen to be lucky enough to live in a semi-tropical paradise here in Southern California, but I didn't grow up here. Thirteen years in and I'm still giddy at the sight of palm trees!
The stamp set is a great collection of solid images which are quite easy to combine with multiple products in the catalog. (Hello Animal Outing, I'm looking at you!) A fun set for all season's, I can even think of a few ways to incorporate it into some non-traditional beachy Christmas cards!
Rounding out the suite are the Tropical Elements embellishments and the Textured Weave Ribbon in both Granny Apple Green and Gray Granite. This ribbon is going to look incredible on any project!
Tropical Escape Suite
Love You To Pieces PG. 113
This bundle is going to be one of the most versatile in the catalog. The dies themselves are usable with any stamps, cardstock, or DSP in the catalog. Game Changer! Beyond that, the puzzle pieces are a universal symbol for Autism Awareness. Can I love this any more than I do? Once we add in the stamp set this becomes a romantic set, a thank you set, and so much more.
I noticed the stamp set as I first browsed the catalog, but I missed the Thank You Thinlits Die until I got to the back of the catalog. I'm a sucker for word dies, and this one is amazing. I love the size, as you can back it with any DSP and you have a quick and easy finished card for those last minute situations. I have to say the sample project which uses the pattern stamp as a DIY background is something totally worthy of CASEing!
This is so much more than sympathy stamps. This embodies the Love, Thanks & Support section in one set. There are Thank You and Gratitude Stamps, as well as condolences. What sets this apart for me is the inclusion of "Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy" and "It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered by our family". These are unique sentiments and allows for a handmade gift for the bereaved family. I know when my Grammy passed last month I had trouble figuring out how to thank the people whom were so kind. I would have loved having this set on hand to send cards out. Instead, the moment passed and they don't know how touched I was for their compassion.
I love the sentiments in this set, but the star of the show is the gorgeous rose. A perfect bloom, created with Stampin' Up!®'s DistINKtive Stamp system, this will dress up any project and WOW your recipient. I like that there are two completely different sets of leaves to create a variety of looks with one set.
This fun set is a wonderful addition to the catalog. A great set for adults and kids alike, the summery images invoke the spirit of childhood and the can-do attitude which seems to be second nature to youth. I love the idea of sending an encouragement card to someone with this set.
I'm not sure which I like more; the font or the dandelion images! These wishes have made their way to many wish lists! This versatile set could be used for wedding cards, get well, anniversary, and so much more. Count me in!
I hope you enjoyed our walk through the Love, Thanks & Support section. Head on down to the comments and let me know which is going to be your g0-to stamp set this year! I'll be back with the Artistic Expression Walkthrough next.