Today I'm going to take a few minutes to point out a few of my favorite things that are on the retiring list, and encourage you to think about adding them to your collection before they're gone.
First, however, there are a few things about some of the retiring items that I want to share:
Stampin' Trimmer: since the rotary cutter addition is being retired, the replacement blades and trimmer cutting mat replacements are being retired. The standard cutting blade runs in the slot, and never touches the mat; the rotary blade requires the mat to be rotated 90° to the flat side, which, over time, will become scarred and lead to messy cuts. If you use the Rotary Cutter Addition, I have found out that the blades and cutting mats will be available to order from an unpublished parts list by calling Stampin' Up! Likewise the scoring blade, which should only rarely, if ever, need replacing.
Bundled Items: you will see that all of the bundles offered in our catalogs are on the retiring list. However, very often some or all of the individual items in these bundles are not on the list. This is because the unlisted items are carrying over into the 2016-17 Annual Catalog, but will not be offered in a bundle. The bundle will be your best price option - so get it now!
Available Until May 31 or While Supplies Last: You'll notice that the retiring list is divided into two parts: Stamps and Everything Else. Since SU! manufactures its own stamps, those will be available through May 31. Everything Else is purchased from outside vendors, and is therefore available only while supplies last. You may find items from the Everything Else list show up at a later date on the Clearance Rack, but there's no guarantee. Stamp sets rarely (if ever) show up on the Clearance Rack.
If you have any questions about retiring products, their availability, or how to order just send me an email.
And now, My Favorite Retiring Products
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!