Hello my friends! I just got back from an amazing OnStage event from Stampin' Up! and let me tell you, that new catalog is so awesome!! Fresh new stamp sets, accessories that will blow your mind and the Designers Series Paper...so beautiful!! If you have ordered at least $50 from me in the last 6 months, you will be getting a catalog from me when they become available to the masses.
With the catalog, there are some changes you need to be aware of so let me outline them below:
Discontinuation of the Stampin' Trimmer
I am not going to lie...this one personal makes me sad. I LOVE this trimmer but I also know SU has been having diffeculty with the supplier of the blades, so they have made the decision to discontinue this product and all the accessories that go with it. (blades, scoring blades and replacement mats) As of June 3rd, or when stock is depleted, the trimmer will no longer be available. If you have the trimmer, I encouarge you to order blades now, and even a replacement mat so you have that for the future. SU has purchased extra blades to hopefully get us closer to the new trimming solution but I would do it now instead of later as when they are gone, they are gone.
Discontinuation of the Big Shot Machine from Stampin' Up!
First, don't panic - it just means we are no longer selling the machine. With the new catalog, you will see that it is missing, but don't think we are just leaving this line by the wayside. We have AMAZING dies, and new folders in the new catalog so get ready to see them in action. What this does mean is SU is looking into other die cutting machine solutions, but this is taking longer than they had hoped so we will need to wait on that for a bit. You know me, I have always been honest about using your coupons at the big box stores or on our beloved Amazon to get your crafting supplies when it makes sense. A Big Shot is a Big Shot wherever you buy it. Just know, our dies and embossing folders are going to work - trust me.
I also want to point out that anything with the Sizzix name from the catalog will be discontinued which does include those handy Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets we love for those detailed dies. This also includes the magnetic platform, extra plates and cutting pads. There are some current Framelits that will be carried over to the new catalog, just note that they will look just a little different, but will be the same quality of product we are used to getting from Stampin' Up! - just without the Sizzix name. I love that SU will keep being innovative and give use brand new product so be on the look out!
Discontinuation of Wood Mount and Clear Mount Stamps
When you see the retired list, you may see stamps that are carried over into the new catalog. The reason why is that we are moving ALL stamps over to either clear mount or photopolymer. For example, Rooted in Nature looks like it is being retired, but it will be back as cling mount so all is good. I myself am LOVING the new cling mount, so please ask if you have any questions.
WHEW! That was a lot of information but I wanted you to be aware. If you have ANY questions, please ask and so excited to start showing you new product! Have a great rest of your day!