April 10, 2019

Big Announcements from Stampin' Up!

Hello my friends,
Two BIG announcements were shared yesterday from Stampin' Up! and I want you to hear about it from me first!
If you have the Stampin' Trimmer, you will want to grab replacement blades right away. Because of on-going issues with the manufacturer, the trimmer, replacement blades and mats, will be discontinued effective 6/3/19 or once inventory is depleted. Sad, I know. Right now you can order 3 sets of replacement blades per order. Starting April 15th, this number will increase to 6. Over the next few months, there will be small batches of inventory arriving and it's anticipated to be depleted rapidly. When those few small batches end, that will be the end of this trimmer. 
Second, Stampin' Up! is changing manufactures for its die cutting and dry embossing lines. They shared what the improvements will be for these two lines and I am excited. This is a great change from what I can tell. But when the retiring list comes out on the 15th, you will see that the Big Shot, platforms and cutting plates will all be discontinued, so, if you are a current Big Shot owner, now is the time to grab those platforms and plates while we still have them. 
This announcement does not mean that the entire product line of dies and folders are also discontinued. There will be some in each category that will retire with the catalog, as happens every year, but there will also be dies and folders that will carry over into the next annual catalog.
These are really big changes, I wanted you to hear it first from me. I am very sad about the trimmer, as I know many of you will be as well. There have been several huge issues over the years with the trimmer's manufacturer, and many of us have felt the frustrations of those issues, namely blades being unavailable for long periods of time. So while it is a painful announcement, I feel that it falls in line with the position of Stampin' Up! - to provide high quality products that customers can depend on, or not offer them at all.
As for the dies, it is explained that there are subtle differences to them, but not a massive change, and it's all good :)
OK, on the 15th the retiring list will come out. We already know that the 2017-2019 In Colors will be on that list, and the items listed above. If these are items you want, DON"T wait until the 15th!

Paper Pumpkin is Going Distinktive!

Tomorrow is the last chance to get in on the April Paper Pumpkin kit which will feature the new patent pending technology, DistInktive which is a photo realistic image from a single stamp! This is a great opportunity to try out Paper Pumpkin with a single pre-paid kit purchase, or just go for it and get a recurring subscription! 

About DistInktive Stamps

  1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  4. Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
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Up Coming Price Changes:

If you love saving even a little on anything, we have been told our cardstock will increasing in price along with a few other staples like the Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Sponges and Envelopes with the new catalog. While the average increase is about  $0.25  - a few items like our Foil papers and Stampin' Scrub are increasing by $1. I will share more details as they come, but again wanted to provide you with a heads up. These price increases are necessary in keeping up with rising manufacturing costs and maintaining a healthy company that will be here to serve your papercrafting needs for years to come.

I will have more free tutorials coming to you at the end of the week before I leave for OnStage in Salt Lake City but wanted to get this information to you as soon as possible. If you would like to see sneak peeks of what is coming in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, be sure to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/katrinaskreativeheart as I plan to do some Live and LOTS of pics...so stay tuned :)

In the meantime Happy Stamping,

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