I know it’s hard to decide what are must-haves when a new catalogue is released so how about I share my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue?!

You were probably a bit surprised to receive this catalogue. It looks a bit different from normal.

And it’s not laid out the same as it usually is.

But I think it’s an amazing tool for you!

Why?

To start with, you’re going to fall in love with the fresh new In Colors. I love how vibrant and cheerful they are! You’ll be able to create fun designs and be totally on trend with your crafting! You can see how the 2024-26 In Colors compare.

And it has lots of resources right inside it! Like sketches for easy cards to copy and make.

And techniques to add some pizzazz to your card making and scrapbooking.

Plus info on how to pick your colours for crafting!

So if you have trouble narrowing down your Wish List, you’re not alone. I did too.

But these are the things I felt I needed to grab first!

My Favourite Things From the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

Whenever I’m spending my budget on new items, this is what I suggest you consider.

  • Simplicity: Whenever you can, pick items to streamline your creative time because I know your time in your craft area is limited.
  • Versatility: This is how you can get great value from your craft dollar investments. Pick multipurpose items by asking yourself these questions: 1) Can you use it for lots of themes and events? 2) Are you able to use it with a variety of techniques? 3) Will you be able to mix and match it with your other stash of supplies? 4) Does it suit more than just card making?
  • Adaptable for Many Occasions: Make sure you gather greetings, images and paper that doesn’t limit you to just one single occasion. Stamp sets and papers you can use for birthdays, congratulations, thinking of you and other fun events are fabulous.
  • Enjoyment: Look for things you’ll have FUN with! Why else would you craft after all?

So let’s get to my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue! These are items I know will have you crafting beautiful – and happy – items!

Product Collections

I limited myself to just one of these (although the super close 2nd choice is the super collection Country Woods). I bet you’ll also agree there are more high ranking contenders!

In the catalogue, each of the collection comes with a stamp and dies bundle, fabulous designer series paper and another goodie, either embellishments or specialty paper or an embossing folder for one.

The great thing about product suites? You’ll save 10% on the stamps and dies!

This is my first pick for many reasons.

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

The stamps are beautiful, as well as the dies. The Glimmer Paper is gorgeous! And those embellishments are perfect!

But it just might be the 6″ x 6″ Thoughtful Journey DSP that will steal the show. So easy to make quick and simple, and gorgeous cards like this one.

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

Bundles

Bundles are always a great way to get more value for your crafting dollar! You’ll also save 10% on these items.

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

I was surprised this was one of my top picks actually! But I’ve been having a ball with the stamps and coordinating dies from this bundle. I love all the options we can put into the shopping cart.

This card I designed for our Mystery Stamping in our Annual Catalogue Celebration. You can still get into the exclusive Facebook Group to see everything the Crafting Across Borders team of stampers shared in our catalogue launch party! Just click here to register.

My Favourite Things From the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

Next up is a bundle that’s totally different! Although the nested circle dies were the main selling point for me, the stamps really are beautiful too. You really can’t go wrong with such a great set!

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

You’ll see lots of ideas with this one and I’m sure it will sell out at some point too!

Here’s a card in my favourite yellow, black and white!

My Favourite Things From the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

I had to add this last bundle in too. I love love love it’s one with such amazing dies. And whenever you can pick up a stamp set with this many sentiments, it’s a steal of a deal in my book.

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

I used it to make some stunning In Color on black designs. This is our new Shy Shamrock green.

How the 2024-26 In Colors Compare

Next up on my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue are individual stamp sets and another cool patterned paper!

Individual Stamps

While it was hard to pick just one here, I selected one that’s a little bit fun and good for all occasions. And did you see the greeting at the top left? How fun is that to wish a friend a super day? (PS See it in the card below).

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

I’m a big fan of two step stamps to create great cards. Here, the dragonfly has two different colours for wings, easy to do with two step stamps! (And that’s another piece of one of my MUST-HAVE patterned papers you can see more of below).

My Favourite Things From the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

Absolutely Must Have Paper

To get lots of cheer from just one package of designer series paper, this Full of Life is it! It’ll work for some many different occasions.

my favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

It’s from the Full of Life collection, which will likely be another best seller. Perfect for happy friend cards, you’ll find so many other ways to use it. And it has tons of colours I bet you already have in your stash of supplies!

Here’s my card!

My Favourite Things From the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

I’ll be sharing more about these projects in the coming weeks. Be sure to stop by to learn how to make them!

No matter whether you’re a beginner paper crafter or you’ve been creating for years, I know it’s hard to narrow down those first choices from a new catalogue. Even if your taste is different from mine, I hope you’ll look at the catalogue with an eye to how it can best be a resource and a fun tool for you.

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And that’s it in a nutshell! My favourite things from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue – and I sure hope you’ve found an idea or two here to either add to or narrow down your own Wish List!