I've had my hands on a single copy of the new Occasions Mini catalogue from Stampin' Up! since before Christmas, but of course I couldn't share it here online with you all until it actually started ..... and thank goodness, today's the day I get to spill the beans (I'm so terrible at keeping secrets when they're REALLY GOOD ONES like this, lol)
There are sooooo many new tools for the Big Shot in this mini ... including new thin dies that nest together so you can cut and mat with ease (just like Nestabilities, but these are designed FOR the Sizzix Big Shot!) Then there's the new Large Sizzlit die ... it cuts a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" paper doily in any patterned paper or coloured cardstock you want!
Oooh, and we now carry Sizzix Edgelet dies and co-ordinating embossing folders to really make the edges of your cards, tags and pages POP!
Then there's all the very kewl stuff for Valentines Day ... Blushing Bride smooch spritz, scratch & sniff embossing powder, ready-to-stamp cards with intricate laser-cut hears on the front, Dazzling Diamonds in Cherry Cobbler, and BEAUTIFUL new Valentine stamp sets!
Several pages have been devoted to the new "Twitterpated" theme, with Designer Series Papers, fabric, buttons, and - hold onto your hat - pleated satin ribbon! (No more trying to tape down or sew through multiple folds of flat ribbon!) There are two new Bigz dies that work really well with the Twitterpated line, too .. "Elegant Bird" and "Dresden Designs".
There's a new floral stamp set to go with the extra large "Blossoms" punch (I can't remember if the punch is new too?) and on page 19 you'll find the most amazing stamp set called "Tea Shoppe".
OK, I could go on forever here ... new Cookie Press designs, the "Attic Boutique" themed goodies, the Maze Games, new digital downloads, and new stamps for Easter, Mothers' Day & Fathers' Day, weddings, and soooo much more; all in all, 44 pages of crafting goodness ... but I think you'd rather see for yourself, so if you haven't received your own personal copy in the mail yet, just click on the cover photo above and peruse online at your leisure - then swing on over to my online store and place your orders (or email me and I'll do the ordering for you) ... I can't wait to see what you create with your new goodies!