After more than 25 Stampin’ Up! catalogs retiring….. you would think this time of year would get easier. But each time there are things that leave that make me a little sad. Sometimes they return (goodbye, hello, goodbye Glossy Paper! If I was industrious I would go through the stack of catalogs to see how many times it’s happened…it’s currently leaving again. But I have hope it will find it’s way back so I will keep my stash!) Sometimes they come back decades later and you see someone do a project and you think, wait, it is 1996? (hello Gingham paper, daisy punch and the flip up little baskets!)
So – here are the ten things I will miss most after June 3rd.
Let me also say – the list has been adjusted. I originally had Lemon Lime Twist on it but since most everything in that color is now sold out – I took it off. I still have my Lucious Lime marker….so this color spoke to me. I also took off the Wood Designer Series Paper – same reason – it’s now gone.
- Hearts Come Home and Hometown Greeting Edgelit Dies
2. Night in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Edgelit Dies
3. Half Full
4. Big Shot – the machine itself and the Die Brush
First – let me say – Stampin’ Up! is coming out with their own Die Cut machine and I can not WAIT to see what they bring to market. They are now making their own dies. The metal is thinner but seems much stronger and if you watch a couple of my recent (new catalog) tutorials that include the new dies, you will see how great I think they are. That said – the Big Shot has held up so well. I have 3 of them. The first purchased the month Stampin’ Up! started carrying them. Hundreds of stampers have used mine and it has stood the test of time. If you don’t have a machine, you won’t be sad to get this now and then later add to your collection whatever it is that Stampin’ Up! introduces. (Did I mention I have 3?!)
There will also be a new Die Brush that attaches to the end of our Take Your Pick tool. Of course I will get that – and as a customer and individual stamper it’s ingenious! But as someone who holds classes and participates in Shoebox Swaps – I love having the Die Brush on it’s own to leave with my die and still have my Take Your Pick tool with me. I used the Brush yesterday with the Fabulous new Lace Die at a Shoebox Swap. I think I may order a second.
Again – a new series of Powdered Pigment is headed your way in Stampin’ Up! Colors – but I will be sad to see these BEAUTIFUL colors go. And – really it’s been fun stumbling over those names, lol.
6 Boxwood Wreath
7 Softly Falling Embossing Folder
8 Ruffled Embossing Folder
9 A Little Wild and Little Loves
10. Wood Mount Stamps
This may be a little for Nostalgia as I feel like it’s the end of an era. When I began stamping in the early 90s I don’t think it ever occurred to me that stamps would be made of anything other than wood and rubber. It’s still the feel I like most. But – times change – and for ease (I mean – who doesn’t love photopolymer for seeing WHERE you are stamping) and being able to use your red rubber in the Stamparatus…..the time has come to say goodbye to wood.
If you LOVE wood – now is the time to get a set or two more this way…….because staring June 4th – you will only get to purchase a select few background stamps in wood.
That’s it for this year. I am also adding a disclaimer….these lists include throwback videos. Some were made before I really knew what I was doing – maybe you prefer it maybe you hate it – but it is what it is. No video commentary, thanks! That said – what will YOU most miss from the catalog? Comment below and let me know!
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