Well, I've finally had a chance to review in detail the lists of retired stamp sets, accessories and decor elements and I know you are probably wondering about some of the things on these lists, particularly, the accessories list, right? Well, I have some information that might answer some of your questions.
Stamp Sets - you'll notice quite a few stamp sets are retiring. Earlier this year it was announced that the new Stampin' Up! Catalog will be debuting a month earlier and will run from June 2012 - May 2013. Also, it will be a bit smaller (will be about 200 pages) and will feature Stampin' Up! core products and stamp sets. Stampin' Up! will have two mini catalogs which will feature our seasonal items and will run from August - December and January - May. So, there will be new items introduced throughout the next year to meet your needs and stir your creativity!!
Accessories - oh boy, I bet this made you think - what in the heck are they doing, right? Let me address some of these items below:
- The classic stamp pads are being retired??? What??? I know, freaked me out too!! But, they are introducing a new foam pad to replace the current pads which should improve the stamped images we love. I can't wait to try them!!!
- Also, Stampin' Up! is retiring the line of craft stamp pads and refills, so if you use them, you might want to get them before they are all gone!!!
- You'll notice some of the markers and 12" x 12" card stock has been retired. No, they are not doing away with these products, they will just be offered in a different configuration!
- Scrapbooking Albums - I've been hoping for something like this because it appears that they will be introducing some new albums!!! Now, this is purely speculation on my part, but I noticed that 12" x 12" Ring Page Protectors are the only thing that was not retired, so I think I know they are not doing away with the awesome scrapbooking products! My mouth is watering and I can't wait to see what new albums they have in store for us!!!
Decor Elements/Simply Adorned Jewelry Line - these product lines are being discontinued as Stampin' Up! focuses on their awesome core products!
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