Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Catalog coming June 1 - get yours early


The 2012-13 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be available June 1.  This year, the catalog itself is not a product to order.  Demonstrators are able to order catalogs and distribute them to customers by mail or at workshops.

If you would like to get your catalog when direct mailing begins May 14, please take a moment and add your e-mail address to the "Follow by e-mail" box to the right (on my blog - stamp-pressions).  I'm offering free shipping to customers who place an order or book a workshop by June 15th.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Petite Purse Die samples


Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper and the new Sizzix Big Shot Petite Purse die (available till 4/30 as part of the Summer Smooches sneak peak; next availability is June 1 in the new annual catalog).

Summer Smooches cards

Combinations can you make using the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper package...

Card design is a CASE from Mary Fish via Susan Haddad.  Envelope is made using Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

Project details to follow.

Be sure to order your favorites while available...

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying Spring.  I have quite a few Stampin' Up! changes to share with you, so I'll give you an outline so you can scroll down to what interests you most.

As always, I enjoy being your demonstrator for quality papercrafting products.  Please contact me to schedule a workshop or order your project needs.

  • 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog - available till next Monday, April 30th!
  • Summer Smooches "sneak peak" - available till next Monday, April 30th!
  • Retired Lists (stamps, accessories, Decor Elements, Simply Adorned) - available thru May 31st, while supplies last.
  • Stampin' Up! Catalog changes for 2012-13
2012 Occasions Mini Catalog - available till next Monday, April 30th!

Summer Smooches "sneak peak" - available till next Monday, April 30th!
Note: The Summer Smooches Fabric Brads have sold out and will not be reordered.

Retired Product Lists - available thru May 31st, while supplies last.

Retired Stamp List (.pdf format) - Click here
When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog (see below), there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!

Retired Decor Elements List (.pdf format) - Click here
Retired Accessories List (.pdf format) - Click here
When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.  The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.

In addition, please note the following about the new catalog:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections

Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.
  • The accessories list will be updated each business day by 4:00 PM (MT) with availability information. 
  • Because these items can go quickly, be aware you may not receive all the items ordered. 
  • Please have in mind a substitute item in case the original item is no longer available.

Stampin' Up! Catalog changes

  • The annual catalog will run from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.
  • The annual catalog will be reduced from over 240 pages in the current Idea Book & Catalog to 208 pages.
  • The Occasions, Summer, and Holiday Mini Catalogs will be replaced by two seasonal catalogs called the Holiday Catalog and the Spring Catalog.
    • The first Holiday Catalog will run from August 1, 2012 through the beginning of January, 2013.
    • The first Spring Catalog will run from the beginning of January, 2013 through May 31, 2013.
    • The seasonal catalogs will be larger in both size (8 1/2" x 11") and page count (about 40 pages) than the current mini catalogs.
In order to make the annual catalog as cost effective as possible, some adjustments and sacrifices will need to be made. Many of the seasonal collections will be moved into the seasonal catalogs to make room, and some products and product lines, including D├ęcor Elements and Simply Adorned will be discontinued.