Big Changes Coming to Stampin’ Up!

Change is hard.
I have to admit I’m not a fan of change.

But sometimes change is necessary for the long-term betterment of something.

Today demonstrators got word of some changes that will be coming beginning with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Let me break them down for you…

Stampin’ Trimmer Discontinuation

As of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, the Stampin’ Trimmer will be discontinued.  This includes all accessories—replacement cutting blades, scoring blades, and cutting mats.

Stampin’ Up! has had challenges with the supplier in the past and are taking advantage of this to seek out an alternate product which also solves some of the issues the trimmer has had.  As of right now a replacement cutter has not been finalized and there isn’t an expected timeframe for when one will be available.

So here’s the deal…
You need to stock up on blades and other accessories!

Stampin’ Up! has ordered what would normally be six months of inventory based on recent historical patterns to help customers during this transition away from their current trimmer. But please know that this news could cause faster inventory depletion.

    • When the retiring list goes live on April 15, the order limit for the blades will increase from three to six (and the limit will remain at six until they’re no longer available).
    • From now until September, intermittent shipments of blades will be received from the supplier. Throughout these months, Stampin’ Up! anticipates times when the blades will not be orderable (and not offered as a backorder). During those downtimes, you will have the option to enter an email address to receive notification when the blades are available again.


TRANSITION TO NEW DIE-CUTTING AND EMBOSSING LINE

Stampin’ Up! has just announced that they’ll be transitioning to a new manufacturer for their dies and embossing folders moving forward!

What does this mean?
As of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, the Big Shot will no longer be available.  Dies and embossing folders that are NOT retiring from current catalogs, will continue to be offered in the new Annual Catalog, as well as any new dies and embossing folders.

The Big Shot will work with dies and embossing folders that will be carrying over into the Annual Catalog, but some may require a shimmy, as the new dies are slightly thinner.

Because there is a new manufacturer, the new dies introduced in the Annual Catalog will look and feel a little different, but still be of high quality.

With our old dies, there was always a slight white edge around the stamped image:

  

Now the dies will have a tight outline snug up to the stamped image:

Also:

  • They’ve improved the adhesive that secures the dies to the insert sheet in the package so that it’s not too sticky. It’s easier to remove dies from the insert sheet, and the adhesive won’t cling to the dies.  (1,000 Yay’s for this update!!)
  • They’ve standardized the size of the die inserts for easier storage. There are now only two insert sizes: 5″ x 7″ (12.7 x 17.8 cm), which coordinate in size with the stamp cases, and 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm). The standard sizes will allow uniform storage in whatever system you use. The envelopes that the dies come in will be slightly larger.
  • With old-style Dynamic folders, they recommended that you spritz cardstock before embossing to soften the fibers so you got a better impression. Now, that extra step will not be necessary because the new-style folders usually create a crisp impression without spritzing. The way the new folders are manufactured also gives options for more detailed and intricate designs in the future.
  • 3D folders are thinner than the old-style Dynamic folders. Because they are thinner, you will need to use a shim, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use.

Stampin’ Up! has provided a Q&A sheet that will help answer all your questions.  You can see it here.


 

Price Increases in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

Stampin’ Up! will also be doing so pricing changes in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Here is the note that they’ve posted and you can find a link to the new price list below:

We regularly review our pricing, taking into account the cost of doing business, global exchange rates, increased supplier costs, and market comparisons. When it comes to making changes, we are conservative and put off price increases for as long as we can because we know they impact demonstrators and their customers.

Click here for a complete list of individual product price increases in the 2019–2020 annual catalog.


It’s certainly a lot to take in.  Please let me know if you have any questions – stampinjaimie@gmail.com

Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases Mother’s Day Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop’s theme is “Feminine.”  Have fun hopping around to see how all the ladies interpreted the them.

I went with a really simple Mother’s Day card using the new color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

My card starts off with Lovely Lipstick cardstock which I layered with a pattern from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.

I then matted a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the “shelf,” vases, and outline of the flowers and leaves in Memento Black ink.

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments new color challenge was how I picked the colors I did.  Be sure to play along with us this month.

I used Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Call Me Clover inks to add color to the flowers and leaves.  I added a few Pearls inside the one flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

Enjoy!


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created this month.

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Akiko Sudano
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Shirley Gentry
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Terry Lynn Bright
  9. Connie Troyer
  10. Sue Prather
  11. Leslie Larkin
  12. Amy Koenders

SALE-A-BRATION ORGANDY RIBBON

Did you miss out on the beautiful organdy ribbon from Sale-A-Bration?

If so, I have extra and am giving away 1 yard of it with an order $50+ now through April 10th (or until I run out).

If you are looking for a specific color, please check with me first (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) as I have limited amounts of each color.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Let It Ride Card with Bike Ride

Happy Monday everyone!

I sure hope you have a great week planned ahead.
This coming Friday I’ll be heading to Atlantic City with some team members for OnStage.

I’ll be posting lots and lots of pictures to my Facebook and Instagram pages.  I’ll be sharing lots of sneak peeks as we’ll get our hands on the new 2019-2010 Annual Catalog so be sure to follow along!

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock on which I adhered a Bermuda Bay pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper pack. I then matted a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Mango Melody cardstock

I then used the Bike Ride Stamp Set and Build A Bike Framelits Dies to make my bike.  I used Memento Black ink for the tires and outline of flowers, Bermuda Bay ink for the rest of the bike and leaves, and Mango Melody ink for the flowers.  I adhered the bike down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the Build A Bike Framelits to cut out a banner from Bermuda Bike, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Let It Ride Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Mango Melody cardstock.  I adhered it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


My card today was inspired by the TGIF Challenges and Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week.


SALE-A-BRATION ORGANDY RIBBON

Did you miss out on the beautiful organdy ribbon from Sale-A-Bration?

If so, I have extra and am giving away 1 yard of it with an order $50+ now through April 10th (or until I run out).

If you are looking for a specific color, please check with me first (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) as I have limited amounts of each color.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


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  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Duet Jar

With all the excitement of the Occasions Catalog, some of my Annual Catalog favorites have taken a back seat.

But today’s card uses a brand new bundle, newer Designer Series Paper, and an older stamp set/framelit combo, but all are current and work beautifully together.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink on So Saffron cardstock and then added a few Mango Melody enamel shapes from the Best Route Enamel Shapes.

I stamped the jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  I tied a Night of Navy Baker’s Twine bow around the top and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the butterfly in Mango Melody ink on Mango Melody cardstock.  I cut it out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Enjoy!


SALE-A-BRATION ORGANDY RIBBON

Did you miss out on the beautiful organdy ribbon from Sale-A-Bration?

If so, I have extra and am giving away 1 yard of it with an order $50+ now through April 10th (or until I run out).

If you are looking for a specific color, please check with me first (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) as I have limited amounts of each color.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do Card

This week’s Happy Thursday Blog Hop is a great color challenge.  Happy hopping!

I was inspired once again by the sketch challenge from last week.   It was just too good not to keep using it.

My card starts off with Grapefruit Grove cardstock on which I adhered a pattern from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flowers from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.  I stamped the solid flower image over them in Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, and Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I then matted this on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Another Wonderful Year Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it.  Underneath I added a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon and Lemon Lime Twist Ruffle Ribbon.

Enjoy!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Eva Dobilas

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Card

This past Saturday was my dad’s birthday…

sighhhh….which means I had to make a masculine card…

They’re just so challenging.  No bling.  No fancy bells or whistles.
My go-to for masculine cards – simple layout, neutral colors.

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock which I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Next I took a pattern from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.  Over that I adhered a Whisper White circle which I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I then used the Piece of Cake Bundle to create the cake and platter.  For the platter I stamped it in Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray cardstock.  For the cake I stamped it in Versamark ink on Night of Navy cardstock and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder.  Lastly I stamped the candles in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out.

Lastly I stamped the “time to celebrate” in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Night of Navy enamel dots to finish it off.

Enjoy!


FACEBOOK LIVE TUTORIAL TONIGHT!

I’ll be back tonight for a Facebook Live Tutorial.  Join me live at 7:30 pm EST, leave a comment, and at the end draw a name for someone to receive the card!


SALE-A-BRATION ORGANDY RIBBON

Did you miss out on the beautiful organdy ribbon from Sale-A-Bration?

If so, I have extra and am giving away 1 yard of it with an order $50+ now through April 10th (or until I run out).

If you are looking for a specific color, please check with me first (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) as I have limited amounts of each color.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! All That You Are Thank You Card

Did you happen to miss out on the Organdy Ribbon during Sale-A-Bration?

Check out the bottom of my post today for a chance to still get your hands on some.

Now for today’s card…

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock on which I adhered a Highland Heather pattern from the Subtles Designer Series Paper.

Next I took a Post-It Note and used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a circle.  I placed this over a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the images from the All That You Are stamp set around it in Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, and Mint Macaron.

I matted this on Mint Macaron cardstock.  I cut out the same sized circle from Balmy Blue cardstock and tied a Whisper White Baker’s Twine Bow around it all.

I then stamped the sentiment from the All That You Are stamp set in Balmy Blue and adhered it over the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added a few sequins around the card front.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.


SALE-A-BRATION ORGANDY RIBBON

Did you miss out on the beautiful organdy ribbon from Sale-A-Bration?

If so, I have extra and am giving away 1 yard of it with an order $50+ now through April 10th (or until I run out).

If you are looking for a specific color, please check with me first (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) as I have limited amounts of each color.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Simple Stamping Card

Ready for a super quick and simple card.

All you need is some cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and a fun stamp set.

My card starts off with Call Me Clover cardstock.

To the right I adhered a Call Me Clover pattern from the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set to stamp the flowers and sentiment.

I stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo and the stems in Call Me Clover (stamping off for the lighter shade).

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspire by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! STARTS TODAY!!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! More Than Words Easter Card

Yesterday we had a great sketch challenge for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.

It was also my upline, Amy’s, birthday so we decided to all make birthday cards (as a surprise).  However, by the time we decided to do this, my card had already been made for the sketch.

So today’s card actually fits yesterday’s sketch challenge too.

My card starts off with Blushing Bride cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the wreath from the Wishing You Well Stamp Set in Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, and Blushing Bride.   When I put it on the block I sort of scrunched it up to make it more oval than circular.

I matted this on Crumb Cake cardstock and wrapped around some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and then tied a White Baker’s Twine bow around it as well.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the More Than Words Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Mint Macaron cardsock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.

This is a very versatile stamp set with great sentiments.  It is only available for just a few days more, so don’t wait!

Enjoy!


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! COMING APRIL 1ST!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Thing Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.

Today is also Amy’s birthday!!!  So in addition to the sketch below we all made birthday cards in celebration of her!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some birthday love!

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I then used the Jar of Sweets Framelits and cut out a whole bunch of candy wrappers in Bermuda Bay cardstock to adhere around the card front.  (Keep in mind that the middle is covered and doesn’t need wrappers.)

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I stamped the candy jars and candy from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, and Bermuda Bay cardstock, cutting them out with the same framelits.

I then wrapped around a Grapefruit Grover ribbon and also added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Eva Dobilas

STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! COMING APRIL 1ST!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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