There are a number of stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue that are not just for Christmas and can be used all year round. Here's a simple thank you card stamped with the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Blueberry Bushell and Sahara Sand. I used the same Stamparatus method for creating a wreath, but orienting the stamps to create a bouquet...

The Stamparatus is, by far, the best way to stamp the Santa's Bags. I used the string of lights image from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set to stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink across the top of a Santa's Bag...

I've been playing around with the sweet Santa's Bags. What have I found? These cotton bags love ink and are fabulous for stamping on! I also found that the best stamping is achieved using the Stamparatus as it gives a lot of stability with the uneven surface of the Santa's Bags.

For the FYI Craft Show, I shared a make-and-take that used the Stamparatus to easily stamp a wreath. I used the same technique and Peaceful Noel stamp set in a recent Christmas card workshop, but stepped it up to add further layers of stamping on the wreath...

On the weekend we held our annual Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza. We had a fabulous day creating festive projects with products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

I had a fabulous time on the Stampin' Up! stand at the FYI Craft Show over the weekend. I loved meeting everyone and soaking up all the creative enthusiasm there. If you popped by our stand, you may have created a make-and-take with us. There was the Wreath Christmas Card, using the Stamparatus, and this popular creation... it's a dollar-store notepad that has been given the stamping treatment with the Signs of Santa stamp set and coordinating Santa's Signpost Framelits.

The foliage stamps in the Peaceful Noel stamp set are great for stamping wreaths...

One of my favourite product suites in the Holiday Catalogue is the Joyous Noel Suite. I was drawn to the pretty foliage in the Peaceful Noel stamp set, which really lends itself to stamping Christmas garlands and wreaths, but could be used all year round. I also love the vintage feel of the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper, but with a fresh twist of rich, intense colour and hints of copper.