Retirement Feed

Happy Birthday Chickadee, Good-bye Swirly Bird

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

First of all, today's the day.  The Stampin' Up! Retirement List will be announced today at 1 PM Mountain Time.  You might be surprised by what's on the list.  Stop back this afternoon and I'll share the list.  This time of year always really exciting because of all the new crafty things coming up in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, but it also makes me a teeny bit anxious because I know that some of my crafting supplies will land on the Retirement list.  So it's a time for hellos and a time for good-byes.

While we are waiting for the "list" to be announced, let's have a little fun with the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles dies.  My Sister's birthday is this week.  Such an occasion calls for a handmade birthday card.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Cardmaking Tips and Tricks

I cut and colored Swirly Scribbles with my Stampin' Blends.  I used happy spring colors. Can you spot the Granny Apple Green and the Pineapple Punch?  They go so well with the retiring Lemon Lime Twist.  Saying good-bye to the Gingham Gala Designer Paper makes my heart go boo hoo.

For a little shine, I cut the nest from the champagne foil paper and added Gingham Gala adhesive-backed sequins.

To say Happy Birthday, I used my Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies.

I'm not sure when and why I started calling Jill chickadee, but it stuck.  To personalize Jill's birthday card, I spelled out Chickadee with my Make a Difference stamp set.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Want to see what's retiring? 

Stop back later this afternoon.




Have a fabulous day,


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Product List

Have you Heard?

Tell me a secret2 New Stampin' Up! Product Lines are coming!

Here's the inside scoop, Stampin' Up!  announced yesterday that there will be 2 new product lines coming.  Yah!   I also wanted to let you know how these new product launches may affect product availability and your crafting experience.

Die-Cutting and Embossing Product Line 

Stampin' Up! is making Big Changes to their Die-Cutting and Embossing Product Line for the best Paper Crafting experience. The Big Shot will not be in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.   Stampin' Up! will be working directly with the manufacturer to bring us a new die-cutting/embossing machine, but it won't be here in time for the catalog launch.  Good things are coming our way.  We just need to exercise a little patience.

New Paper Cutter

Stampin' Up! announce the retirement of our current Paper Trimmer on April 15, because we are getting a NEW Paper-Cutter!


How Will These Changes Affect You?

  • There will be a gap in time from when the Big Shot and the Stampin' Trimmer retire/sell out and when the new Die-Cutting & Embossing Product Line and the new Paper Cutter will be available.  Neither will be available when the 2019-2020 Catalog launches.  We're not sure yet when our new tools will be available, but I will keep you posted.
  • You may wish to stock up on Trimmer Blades to hold you over until the new cutter is available.  Stampin' Up! has ordered an estimated 6 month supply of blades, but the keyword is estimated.  To avoid being disappointed you may want to order your supply soon.
  • You can continue to use your Big Shot or other cutting/embossing machine with all your dies and embossing folders.  No worries there.
  • Watch for new style dies and embossing folders in the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  The good news is that they will also work with your Big Shot.
  • Dies, embossing folders and trimmer accessories could sell out quickly when the retirement list is announced on April 15, so to avoid disappointment place your order early.



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Big Shot & Accessories

Stampin' Trimmer

Trimmer Cutting Blades

2017-2019 In Color Products  


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2019-2020 Catalogs Will be Mailed Mid-May 

3 Ways to Receive YOUR Free Stampin' Up! Catalog

  1. New Customers Place an Online Order in my Online Store and I'll send your new Catalog asap.  Note:  If you check the No Contact Box, I will not be able to send your catalog, because I won't have your name or mailing address. 
  2. Stamping Country Preferred Customers (Anyone who has placed an order with me in the last 12 months.)  Note:  If you have changed addresses since your last order or have switched to a different demonstrator.  Click Here to Log In and update your profile.
  3. Hobby Stampers and Business Minded Stampers Have you been kicking around the idea of purchasing the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?    Get your No-Obligation Deal of Deals now and you will be on board for pre-order privileges in early May.  You'll also receive the catalog with your first order in May!   Find out more here.


Have a fabulous day,


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Just 4 More Days

2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors

Hello Friends,

There's just 4 more days to earn FREE GIFTS with Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2019.  It's a great time to stock up on craft room supplies and to scoop up any 2017-2019 In Color products before they are gone for good, because with every $50 or $100 order you may choose free Sale-a-bration gifts too.  But time is limited, Sale-a-bration ends March 31.


Turning the page to April means that the retirement list will be announced on April 15, 2019.  Any guesses as to what will be on the list?  There some things that we know for sure will be on that list and they are anything with the 2017-2019 In Colors.  Good-bye Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist.  Speaking of Lemon Lime Twist, there is  Lemon Lime Twist in our beloved Gingham Gala Designer Paper, so that will be going away.

Once the list is announced, things begin to fly off the shelf.   So why not, Get a jump on it and earn a free Sale-a-bration Gift or two?

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Have a fabulous day,