Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – New Annual Catalog Favorites

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

It’s time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  This time we are sharing some of our favorites things from the new annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  We will be sharing our favorite new In- color, new stamp set/bundle, and Designer Series Paper.  This hop will inspire your socks off!

About the Blog Hop:  This is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Kath Rick’s blog, “All That Scap”.  Kath is so gifted and always has such fun projects.  I bet you were inspired by what she shared with you.

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My Favorite In-Color

This was such a hard decision to make because I really do like them all, so I just decided on Flirty Flamingo.


Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes, My Tanglewood Cottage

This shaker card was actually pretty quick to make, and easy.  I will be putting written instructions for this card in my tutorials or you can click here.  I have to tell you I love the new Foam Adhesive Strips.  They bend so nicely that it was a dream to make this shaker card!

My Favorite New Stamp Set/Bundle

If I thought making a decision about the new In-Colors was tough, I was in trouble because I really do love so many of our new sets/bundles.  So, I chose to use a bundle I had not played with yet – the Best of Birds and Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.


Best Birds Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder, My Tanglewood Cottage

I also used the Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, and the Woodland Embossing Folder.  To color the bird I used colored pencils and then applied baby oil to a q-tip to blend the colors.

Favorite Designer Series Paper

I have to be honest, this was an easy choice, since I have only ordered one DSP pack – the Floral Boutique DSP.  The colors in the DSP are Night of Navy and Whisper White, but as you can see I’ve added a third color, Daffodil Delight to two of the three banners.  I simply took a maker and colored in a portion of the image.   This DSP is so pretty I’m looking forward to using it again.


Birthday Blooms, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Floral Boutique DSP My Tanglewood Cottage


I love the new Detailed Floral Thinlits too so I just had to incorporate one of the dies in a card to share with you!  And I had to pull out one of my favorite sets from the January Occasions catalog Birthday Blooms because I love to color and just love that flower stamp!  (I’m so glad that set made it in the new catalog.)  AND, yes I got to fussy cut too!

Did I choose any of your favorite things to share with you?  I hope so!

Thank you for stopping by, it now time for you to see what Priscilla has to share with you.  Hold onto your socks and get ready to be inspired!  Happy Hopping!









20 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – New Annual Catalog Favorites

  1. I’ve been tempted to purchase the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, and have resisted…until your shaker card! Love it! Your other cards are very pretty, but I truly love your shaker card…I’ll be purchasing those thinlits and caseing you!

    • Thanks Priscilla! You will enjoy the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I have another card to share soon that I made using the heart die. Such a fun set!

  2. Marie, I love how you coloured the Floral Boutique DSP – what a great way to add another colour! I’m going to have to remember that trick 🙂 All of your projects are gorgeous; and I know what you mean about not being able to choose a favourite colour – they’re all great.

  3. Marie I am so impressed with all three of your projects, they are simply beautiful, each and every one. I really liked the last one though, it stole my heart and the dsp and thinlets are now on my must have list. I loved the match up of the navy and white with the Daffodil Delight. Perfect! Thanks for inspiring!

    • Penny, I appreciate your kind comments. Yellow and navy have always been a favorite combination for me, so I really enjoyed putting the card together.

  4. Your projects are all amazing! What a fantastic idea to add a colour to the Navy/White DSP — gives me more ideas now for melon mambo, bermuda bay, etc! Sometimes I think we get too caught up in keeping stamps together in sets as well, instead of mixing them together. Thanks for a delightful trio of cards!

  5. Marie, what a lovely selection of favourites! That Sunshine Wishes bundle appealed to me from the first but I haven’t ordered it yet. I love what you’ve done with it. Great idea. Combining the Birds & Blooms bundle with the Vintage Leaves bundle was a stroke of genius. Love that cluster of leaves with the bird. What a clever way to use the Floral Boutique DSP. Adding colour to the design really adds to its versatility. Great projects, Marie.

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