Retiring Favorites, Updates and Clarifications

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use the Rotary Cutter Addition, I have found out that the blades and cutting mats will be available to order from an unpublished parts list by calling Stampin’ Up!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
Envelope Liner Framelits Dies #132172, $27.00.

​A great way to dress up your envelopes, provide a bit of mailing protection to your embellishments, and make great use of your stash of Designer Series Paper.

Banner Punch #133519, $9.10

​I use this all the time to flag the ends of ½” strips of card stock or Designer Series Paper.  Quick, easy and accurate, it also makes great banner pieces to put behind other shapes on your projects.

Curvy Corner Trio Punch #139683, $20.00

A relative newcomer, this punch is so versatile for decorating the corners of tags, postcards, layers on cards, making fancy sentiment panels, as well as cutting a great ribbon slit.  

​Bravo Phototopolymer Stamp Set #135380, $26.00

This set is perfect for so many celebrations!  The variety of sizes and fonts is great, and, of course, the clear stamps are easy to place and use.  I’ve particularly enjoyed making “Subway art” style cards with this set.

A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131059 (clear), $19.00
       #131056 (wood), $20.25

And Many More Stamp Set #134276 (clear), $20.25
       #134273 (wood), $27.75

There are always great images…but sometimes you need to find just the right sentiment to go along with them.  These two sets have been the first I’ve reached for countless times. The variety of fonts and sayings has filled my needs over and over again….


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