Retiring Products List – 2018-2019 Annual Catalog & Occasions Catalog

Stampin’ Up! released the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring lists today.

Click here for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog list.

Click here for the 2019 Occasions Catalog list.

Stampin’ Trimmer Retiring

Stampin’ Up! has decided to discontinue the Stampin’ Trimmer including all accessories—replacement cutting blades, scoring blades, and cutting mats. with the release of the new catalog. There will be a gap in time between when the current Stampin’ Trimmer retires and when a new product becomes available. If you currently own a trimmer NOW is the time to stock up on replacement cutting blades. There is a quantity limit of SIX packages (each package includes two blades), while supplies last.

Die-Cutting and Embossing Product Line Changes

Stampin’ Up! is making some big changes to our die-cutting and embossing product line that will give us a better opportunity to support the long-term vision we have for the line. Stampin’ Up! will be retiring the Big Shot and will be forming a relationship with a new manufacturer for new dies and embossing folders. However, we will offer new dies and embossing folders in the 2019–2020 annual catalog. Since we’re using a new supplier, the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine (in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers). You may have noticed we’re not referring to these products using names you’re familiar with. Another change required in this transition is to the terminology we use to refer to die-cutting and embossing products.

Here are some of the changes you’ll notice with our new-style dies and embossing folders:

  • Our new-style open dies (those that coordinate with stamps) use a high quality metal that’s thinner than before but still as strong and durable.
  • The new-style dies have an added lip to the inside of the blades.
  • On old-style dies, when you place an open die (dies that coordinate with stamps) over a stamped image, a small border of cardstock is visible around the stamped image. With new-style dies, the die hugs the edge of the stamped image. Instead of aligning the die to the space around the stamped image, you will align it to the edges of the stamped image. When the image is cut, there will still be a cardstock border around the image.
  • We’ve improved the adhesive that secures the dies to the insert sheet in the package so that it’s not too sticky. It’s easier to remove dies from the insert sheet, and the adhesive won’t cling to the dies.
  • We’ve standardized the size of the die inserts for easier storage based on our observation of how demonstrators store their dies. There are now only two insert sizes: 5″ x 7″ (12.7 x 17.8 cm), which coordinate in size with our stamp cases, and 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm). The standard sizes will allow uniform storage in whatever system you use. The envelopes that the dies come in will be slightly larger.
  • With old-style Dynamic folders, we recommended you spritz cardstock before embossing to soften the fibers so you got a better impression. Now, that extra step will not be necessary because the new-style folders usually create a crisp impression without spritzing. The way the new folders are manufactured also gives us options for more detailed and intricate designs in the future.
  • 3D folders are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders. Because they are thinner, you will need to use a shim, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use.

While I know that change is not easy it does lead to product innovation and exciting new possibilities, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Stampin’ Up! has in store for us with a new and improved trimmer and die cutting machine in the future.

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes please do not hesitate to contact me.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me to receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of Pearlized Doilies

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NEW! Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has introduced a new line of storage products for stampers and crafters.

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

This flyer has all the details. Click here to download a copy.

For additional details click here to download a Configuration Chart to help you determine how many pieces you will need.

Watch this quick stop motion video.

Please note that these ink pad holders DO NOT work with the old style Stampin’ Up! ink pads. These products are available now and will be included in the 2019-2020 annual catalog.

Click here to shop my online store. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you place an order or if you need any other assistance.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me to receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of Pearlized Doilies

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Garden Impressions Tea Together

Hello! This is the last day of Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale-A-Bration promotion so there only a few hours left to place your last minute orders! Today I have two cards for you that feature the Tea Together stamp set on page 49 of the Occasions catalog and the Tea Time Framelits Dies, one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get with a $100 purchase. It is very rare for Sale-A-Bration items to carry over into an upcoming annual catalog, so I’m happy to let you know that these dies will be available again beginning with the new catalog release on June 4th, 2019. The teapots in both cards are made using some of the beautiful papers from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper shown on page 130 in the catalog.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Run piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and adhere to front of card base.
  • Stamp teapot and cup and saucer images on sheet of Designer Series Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and run through Big Shot using coordinating framelits dies. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp large rose and two small flower images on piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento ink. Color flowers using these Stampin’ Blends: large rose – light & dark Calypso Coral, dark Flirty Flamingo, small flowers – dark Daffodil Delight for flower centers, light & dark Calypso Coral, leaves – light Shaded Spruce. Run through Big Shot with coordinating dies. Adhere to teapot and tea cup.
  • For the greeting I stamped “thanks” from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto a small piece of Soft Sea Foam with Memento ink , however you can choose any greeting from your collection of stamp sets. I die cut the greeting with one of the labels from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and adhered it to the upper left corner of the card.
  • Card base – cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Stamp teapot image on sheet of Designer Series Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and run through Big Shot using coordinating framelits die. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp one of the small butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Memento ink onto small piece of Whisper White cardstock and color with dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker. Punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Good news – this punch was put on “not orderable” status for six weeks and is now available again!
  • Stamp “thank you” greeting from the Climbing Roses stamp set on small piece of Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink. Punch out with the Pretty Label punch. Adhere to bottom of teapot and then adhere butterfly to teapot with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals .
  • Run piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Mango Melody cardstock through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. Cut piece of 1/2″ Night of Navy gingham ribbon and tie around embossed piece. Adhere to front of card base.

To order any of the supplies I used to make these cards click here to shop my online store or feel free to contact me directly. Thanks for stopping by today!

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Last Five Days for 2019 Sale-A-Bration

Where does the time go? I had to put Stampin’ Up! on the back burner over the last two weeks as I tended to my primary business, which is a business information consultancy, and to prepare for several tax returns. Now, as I’m coming up for air, Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on March 31st. Stampin’ Up! had some amazing SAB products this year, as evidenced by how quickly some of them sold out. However, there are still five days left to earn these wonderful free gifts with every $50 or $100 you spend.

Hello Cupcake
So Hoppy Together
Lasting Lily
By the Bay
Home to Roost
Lovely Lattice
Part of My Story
Tea Time Framelits Dies
All Adorned
Country Floral Embossing Folder
Painted Seasons Stamp Set

In addition to the above SAB products, you can also choose from the following items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog as well as the beautiful Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

The following Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products are still available for purchase but will no longer be available after March 31st.

Story Label Punch
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
More than Words

March is your last chance to take advantage of this fantastic starter kit offer from Stampin’ Up!  If you are already a happy shopper, why not get a 20% discount on all of your purchases!  You will also get to see new annual and seasonal catalogs in advance, place pre-orders, attend On-Stage events and enjoy many other perks.  You do not have to be a business builder – you can simply be your best customer!  Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about how to become a Discount Shopper!  The exclusive Craft & Carry Tote will no longer be available when this promotion ends.

If you have questions about any of these products or if I can help you to place an order please don’t hesitate to contact me. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!


Going, Going, Gone!

Hello! This year’s Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalog products are among the most popular we’ve had in years, which is a good thing! However, a number of items have sold out and will not be offered again.

  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623
  • Butterfly Elements #149711
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit #149750
  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits #150072
  • Hop Around Framelits #150073
  • Doily Builder Thinlits Dies #148553 – this item will not be available in the future and will be retiring from the Occasions catalog. The coordinating stamp set, Dear Doily #148690, is still available for purchase.

These items from the Occasions catalog have now reached low inventory status and will no longer be available when they are sold out, so if you have been thinking of ordering them, don’t wait! All three of these die sets are sold separately and as part of a bundle with a coordinating stamp set. Once the dies are sold out, the bundles will no longer be available but you will still be able to order the stamp sets.

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies #148529
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies #148549
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies #148548

Inventory for the Bunny Builder Punch in the annual catalog is now depleted and is not orderable right now. Additional inventory is expected at the end of April. All backorders will be fulfilled at that time and it will be available for purchase again. As the punch is not orderable, the Best Bunny Bundle is also not orderable at this time however, you can still order the stamp set.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help with placing an order.

Painted Seasons

Hello! Today I’m featuring a set of four cards I made using the Painted Seasons stamp set and Designer Series Paper that are part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release offerings. In addition I used the Four Seasons Framelits Dies that are one of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. I designed these cards to showcase the gorgeous designer papers, which really speak for themselves! This stamp set doesn’t include any greetings so I went through all of my current stamp sets and pulled a variety that I thought would work well.

These are the basic measurements for all of the cards. Other measurements and supplies are listed under each card.

  • Card base – Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Card mats – various colors – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ribbon – various colors – 16″-18″ – give yourself enough slack to be able to tie a pretty bow. Tie bows onto the matted piece before attaching sentiments, etc.
  • Mat – Lemon Lime Twist card stock
  • “Life is a Beautiful Thing” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set – stamp with Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock
  • Die cut stamped image and die cut piece of Pool Party card stock using Layering Squares framelits. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp succulent image with Lemon Lime Twist ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach to edge of sentiment piece.
  • Ribbon – Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon (Retired)

  • Mat – Mango Melody card stock
  • “So Glad We Are Friends” sentiment from Incredible Like You stamp set – stamp onto Whisper White card stock with Mango Melody ink and stamp small leaf from Painted Seasons stamp set with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Die cut sentiment using Layered Circles Framelits and die cut piece of Mango Melody card stock using coordinating circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and attach to sentiment.
  • Ribbon – Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon

  • Mat – Poppy Parade card stock
  • Stamp floral image on piece of Whisper White card stock using Petal Pink ink. Using Early Espresso ink stamp “Thank you for Being So Sweet” sentiment from Treat Time stamp set on top of the flower. Die cut using the circle die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ribbon – Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – Petal Pink

  • Mat – Call Me Clover card stock
  • Stamp “Hello” greeting from the Accented Blooms stamp set using Early Espresso Ink. Punch out greeting with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Stamp two ferns with Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach leaves using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach greeting on top of the leaves.
  • Ribbon – 1/4″ Copper Trim

I had a great time making these cards! The stamps and designer papers are so versatile and lend themselves to many different possibilities.

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New Sale-A-Bration Items!

Stampin’ Up! has just added a number of new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items from the annual catalog for you to choose from with your order of $50 or more. If you love our Designer Series Paper and you love flowers, the beautiful Petal Promenade paper is one of these items. In addition, the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, which was part of a SAB bundle last month is now available separately.

Sale-A-Bration Coordination products which were announced last month are now available for purchase throughout the month of March. These products are designed to coordinate with current Sale-A-Bration products and are available while supplies last.

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
Hop Around Framelits Dies
Lily Framelits Dies
Story Label Punch
More Than Words
Photopolymer Stamp Set

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration items or need assistance placing an order. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!