Last Chance Products


I’ve been AWOL for the last few weeks and am finally able to catch up with Stampin’ Up! news! The last two months have been crazy time for me. I’ve been busy with in in-person card making classes, taking care of getting several income tax returns ready for my accountants, working on a huge client project that picks up steam in March and April, and finally, taking a short vacation from the end of March into early April. I spent several days in one of my favorite cities – New Orleans, visiting with my dearest friends from my college days of 50 years ago! They have a lovely second home in the Garden District. This is the fourth time I’ve been to NOLA in the last 30 years. We visited the World War ll Museum, Oak Alley Plantation, did a swamp tour through the Jean Lafitte National Park, where we saw many alligators – oh my! Also visited City Park’s beautiful outdoor sculpture garden, strolled down Magazine Street and had meals at some fabulous restaurants. And of course, no visit to NOLA would be complete without a stop at Cafe Du Monde for the beignets!

Since I’m late in posting this, by now you probably know that the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog are retiring on May 1st and the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog will go live on May 2nd. Click on the catalog covers below to view the retiring lists for both catalogs. There discounts on many of the products. Since this is a year for a color rrefresh, most of the inks, reinkers, cardstock, etc. for those retiring colors have already sold out and are now discontinued. My next blog post will have all the information you need about the new, returning and retiring colors. The Stamparatus is now discontinued. Several of my favorite, most heavily used die sets are retiring and as of now, are still available while supplies last – Layering Circles, Stitched Rectangles, Diorama Dies. One other thing to note as you look at the lists. A number of bundles will be retiring and will not be carrying over to the new catalog. However, a number of stamp sets and dies that were in bundles will carry over and will be sold separately, without the 10% discount. So if you have any bundles on your wish list that are retiring you might want to consider purchasing them now.

Click on the catalog cover below to view the list of Last Chance products in the annual catalog.

Click on the cover below to view the list of Last Chance products in the January-April Mini Catalog.

Here is the cover of the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are not allowed to show the inside of the catalog until it goes live, so this is all you can see for now! The cover shows some new colors – so pretty!! If you are one of my customers and have placed orders with me in the last year you will receive a catalog in the mail from me in the next week or two. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to be your demonstrator!

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for April. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Free Shipping

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING tomorrow only, December 8, on all orders of $50 or more.  If you still have a wish list, this is a good time to take advantage of the offer.  Please note that due to the global shipping crisis, all orders placed during the free shipping promotion cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 25 December 2021. 

The sales period for the July-December Mini Catalog comes to a close on January 3rd. Here are links to the Retiring Products List and the Carryover List.  A number of products have been discounted from 10%-50% so be sure to check out those items. Note that any items on the Carryover list with an asterisk next to them indicates that they will not be orderable again until the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is released.



The new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog will be sent out this month.  If you placed orders with me this year you will receive a catalog in the mail from me.  If you did not, but would like a catalog, please let me know and I would be happy to send one out to you.

The Clearance Rack has been restocked with many new items.  Everything is available while supplies last and things are selling out fast!  Click here to check out the Clearance Rack items in my online store.

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for December. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Retiring Products – Last Chance Lists

Stampin’ Up! has released its lists of retiring products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Mini Catalog. All of these items will be available while supplies last. Many of the products on these lists are being sold at discounts anywhere from 20%-60% off.

Click here for a PDF of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Retiring Products.

Click here for a PDF of the 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Products.

As you go through the lists please make note of the following:

  • Items marked with ** – items in bundle are not retiring bu will no longer be available as a bundle after June 2, 2020.
  • Items marked with *** – bundle includes some items that are not retiring.
  • Items marked with **** – items are not retiring but are being reconfigured with new item numbers and names.
  • Stampin’ Blends will no longer be sold as singles after June 2, 2020. Until then you will be able to order them while supplies last. After June 2, they will only be sold as a combo pack which includes one light and one dark marker.

Now is also the time to stock up on your favorite 2018-2020 In Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch. If you own any of the ink pads, you might want to purchase the ink refills so that you can extend the life of the ink pads long after these colors are gone.

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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.

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