When I woke up this morning, I saw that Stampin’ Up! had put together a sneak peek video on one of the new improvements that will be coming out with the new annual catalog in June and I was so stinkin’ excited that I had to share! Plus there have been some other product updates and announcements that have just come out (updates on the black ink and color refresh) so today is all about getting caught up!
Update on the Black Ink Issues
So, after the introduction of the Firm Foam ink pads, some of the colors had to be reformulated including the Basic Black ink. After the reformulation, some people noticed that their new black ink pads were not drying well and would smear a while after stamping.
Stampin’ Up! has been working all year with their manufacturer to find a way to adjust the ink formula to keep that from happening and they just announced that they have found a solution and have implemented the change! (They adjusted the amount of dye in the ink refill liquid)
You should still see the rich black color but have it dry much faster now – more like the rest of the colors. Yay!
Color Refresh Update – Items are Selling Out
I’ve mentioned before that with the change in the Color Families coming out in the new catalog, Stampin’ Up! has discontinued 10 current colors. This means that the ink, cardstock, ink refills, and accessories for these colors are while supplies last.
I know that bunch of you have jumped on getting stocked up on your favorites, but if you haven’t yet, I wanted to update you on what is selling out. So far the following is gone:
- Baja Breeze – reinker
- Bashful Blue – reinker
- Certainly Celery – reinker, 8 1/2” x 11 cardstock
- Not Quite Navy – reinker
- Pretty in Pink – reinker
- Regal Rose – reinker, 8 1/2” x 11 cardstock
- River Rock – reinker
Want all the details about which colors are leaving and what 10 new colors are coming? I have pictures and info posted here!
New Wood Mount Cases Are Coming!
In the Stampin’ Success, a magazine for demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! has revealed some of the new products that are coming our way in a couple months (can I just say I cannot wait to see the new catalog!)
One of the things I am most excited about right now is a new style of wood mount cases! Yay! I like the clear clamshell cases they currently have but the problem is that when I try to store them, the tabs that make it easy to open and close the cases get caught on each other and with all the different size cases, it can be like a game of Tetris trying to make everything fit!
You know you play the game trying to figure out how to stack your cases so they fit on your shelf and don’t fall over as soon as you pull out one.
So, they will be coming out with cases for the wood mount stamps that are very similar to the clear mount cases!
- Standardized sizes! It looks like one bigger size to match the clear mount cases and a smaller size that is half height so you can fit two in the same space as one tall one.
- Stamp images on the spine! So you can stack them up like books and know what all the stamps are in the box!
- Get extra cases for your old sets! Just like how you can get extra clear mount cases, you will be able to buy extra wood mount cases too.
- A template for creating your own stamp labels! So if you are like me and are going to move your old stamps into the new boxes, you can easily create a label for your box. I’m soooo glad they are doing this, making it easy for us!
Want to see them? Check out the video:
Lots of exciting stuff! If you have any questions, let me know!
Don’t Forget! RSVPs and mail order kit orders are due soon for the Print Poetry Class coming up on April 20th!
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