I Mustache if You Like Nutcrackers

Stampin' Up! Santa Stache, Endless Wishes, Blendabilities - holiday catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I apologize for the corny title. I’m the worst. I should have my internetting license revoked. But seriously, isn’t this guy cute??

I have several sneak peeks here from the upcoming holiday catalog. I’m over-the-moon excited about this catalog. I want all the things.  But I had to have the Santa Stache stamp set right away. That’s where the nutcracker is from. I colored him with the Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Smoky Slate Blendabilities. The Blendabilities are remarkably easy to color with! I’m still getting used to them, but they are getting easier. I popped out that giant mustache with the coordinating framelit (in the annual catalog), and for a fun finishing touch, I put two silver mini-brads where his buttons go.

The designer series paper is from the Trim the Tree designer series paper stack. Love this stack. The sentiment is from my all-time favorite holiday sentiments stamp set, Endless Wishes. Guess what? It’s back!! If you didn’t get it last year before it sold out, you will be able to buy it on August 28th from the holiday catalog. I’m so happy to see this set returning. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a build-your-own-phrase-type set and also has some adorable snowflakes (one of which I used on the sentiment panel). The little “sending you” is even in that set. I punched that out with the new What’s Up punch and mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler button from the Regals Designer Buttons. I added a couple more mini-brads to the sentiment panel, and my favorite part is the little strand of tinsel I added under the sentiment. That’s not actually tinsel (is that even available anymore?). I pulled the little silver string out of the Silver Baker’s Twine (slowly unraveling it — if you just pull it out fast, you straighten out the kinks). Love it!

Happy crafting, my friends!


bigshotaugustbundledealDon’t forget the amazing Big Shot deal!! Buy a Big Shot in August and receive a FREE stamp set & framelits bundle. That’s up to a $60 value FREE! Already own a Big Shot? Buy a bundle at 15% off regular prices. Fun for everyone! See all the bundles here.


The Paper Pumpkin deal is also still going on. I think I previously posted that it ended August 10th. No, if you’ve never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin before, you have until September 10th to sign up and receive 50% off your first two months! So your first two Paper Pumpkins would be $10. You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time. Give it a try



Author: Sarah