We have been anxiously waiting to see which Stampin' Up Accessories would retire and we don't have to wait any longer as the list is here!! I just finished going through my catalogue and highlighting all the retired accessories. Wow..there is over 300
accessories that will be retiring on Thurs May 3, 2012.
When you view the retiring accessories list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalogue, there are a higher number of accessories being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many accessories are going away, most are being replaced by new improved styles to make your stamping and scrapbooking experience that much better!!
Retiring Accessories List
Retiring Definitely Decorative (Decor Elements)
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 catalogue.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.
With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalogue, we have made a very big change to our Stampin' Pads.
Introducing. firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.
We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
- Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
- Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
- Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!
In addition, our new Stampin' Pads
- Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
- Come with colour name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
- Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
- Are available in all colours, including our exclusive In Colors!
Please note: Five ink colours have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and colour stability with the new firm foam pads. These colours are
- Basic Black
- Basic Gray
- Marina Mist
- Perfect Plum
- Tempting Turquoise
All five colours of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin' Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in the new firm foam pads. Any refills purchased after April 30, 2012, will contain the new formulated ink*.
In addition, please note the following about the new catalogue:
- Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in colour 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 colours and colour collections
Here is a list of some of my favourite accessories that are retiring at the end of May.
Don't forget about my April Special: With every $40 order you place, you will receive a FREE pack of card stock (A value of $7.50) Now is the time to stock up on your card stock as May is National Scrapbooking Month!! To take part in my special, please email me your order at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be placing orders as they come in, as I don't want you to miss out on all the accessories before they are gone. Remember with the Accessories list its while supplies last!! So order early to avoid disappointment.
Also the Decor Elements are also retiring! Make sure you get your favourite wall pieces before they are gone for good!!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day,