Monday, April 30, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories Transition Information

Because of confusion related to the retiring accessories list, Stampin' Up! has issued the following:

 

April 30, 2012

Some of the accessories appearing on the Retiring Accessories List will be reconfigured for the upcoming catalog year (as indicated by an asterisk in the Retiring Accessories List), and we wanted to clarify how this transition will work.

Product NameReconfigure?
Yes or No
Will I be able to purchase the individual item in the upcoming catalog?Transition Notes
Classic Stampin’ PadsYes All felt Classic Stampin’ Pads will be retired and will be replaced with the new firm foam Classic Stampin’ Pads.Supply of some existing felt pads may run out before the June 1 launch. If this happens, we will replace the pad with the same color of the new firm foam pad. (See below for additional information.)
Classic Stampin’ SpotsNo Our current color collections will be will be discontinued; however, we will continue to sell the Getting Started selection currently available.Classic Stampin’ Spots will not be available once the existing supply runs out. The Getting Started collection of Classic Stampin’ Spots will be available in the new annual catalog.
Craft Stampin’ SpotsNo No, all Craft Stampin’ Spots are being discontinued.Once the supply of Craft Stampin’ Spots is depleted, they will no longer be available.
12" x 12" Smooth Card StockNo, because they are currently available in color collection assortment packs.Yes, a few colors will be available individually, and all colors will be available in color collection assortment packs. Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.
Stampin’ Write Markers No, because they are currently available in color collection assortment packs.Yes, a few colors will be available individually. All colors will be available in color collection assortment packs.Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.
Heat ToolYes No, only the new Heat Tool will be available.If Heat Tool supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available for purchase until June 1.
Paper-Piercing ToolYes No, only the new Paper-Piercing Tool will be available. If the Paper-Piercing Tool supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available to purchase until June 1.
Naturals 12"x 12" Linen Ring AlbumYes No, a new album will be available. If the Naturals 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another album available to purchase until June 1.
Stampin’ Scrub Yes No, only the new Stampin’ Scrub will be available.If the Stampin’ Scrub supply runs out before June 1, there will not be another tool available for purchase until June 1.
Paper CutterYes No, a new style of the Paper Cutter will be available.If the Paper Cutter supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available for substitution. An availability date for the new Paper Cutter has not yet been announced.

Additional Classic Stampin’ Pad information: The system will automatically turn off the old Classic Stampin’ Pad item number once we are out of supply and will turn it back on with the new configuration. So if while placing an order the system says the product is not available, please try again in a few hours. You will not need to enter the new item number, simply order the felt pad number and the system will replace it with the new firm foam pad.
There are three exceptions to this transition plan for Classic Stampin’ Pads: Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad will not be available between when the existing supply runs out and the June 1 launch.

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