is currently being retired .
Stampin’Up! is not revealing why the trimmer
is retiring but I will share my thoughts why.
Over the last few years the cutting blades
have been different to say the least,
the manufacturer was having issues
awhile back and the blades were on
back order for a long time .
Once we got them back in stock
blades didn’t seem to cut
but shred the paper
the finished cut over all
wasn’t a smooth cut
Overall I do love our Stampin’ Trimmer
it was the blades that became
an issue over time .
This is why I believe our trimmer
is retiring due to the manufacturing issues.
In the future Stampin’Up! will offer
a new trimmer
we just do NOT know when this will happen.
if you want to continue to use the
the cutting blades are currently available
in a package of 2 blades #126995
limit to (3) packs per order .
Once the retirement list is posted on
Monday April 15th
the cutting blades will be available
up to (6) packs per order
( if they last that long ).
Please keep in mind that the supply Stampin’Up!
has in the warehouse is
approx. 6 months .
once they sell out
the blades will no longer be available.
yes the Big Shot is also retiring
once again Stampin’ Up! hasn’t given
but here are my thoughts on why …
in the legal aspect of this situation
I’m sure there is much more to what is happening
behind closed doors that I really probably
don’t want to know,
BUT one thing I know for sure
after serving on the Advisory board 2013-2014
is that Stampin’Up!
has never done things
on a spur of a moment in making any decisions,
so even though we all are just hearing about
this item retiring from our product line & the news
is a shock to all of us.
Just know nothing is taken lightly in
dropping a product or even adding a new product line .
Personally I know how frustrating it is to
have brand new items that
we all love and want to purchase only to hear that
it’s on back order or even worse that it’s sold out.
Bundles not being available
due to framelits / punches going on back order
It’s so very frustrating!
Many items are made in China now a days
and this is NOT only for Stampin’Up!
but is very common in the crafting industry.
Framelits, ribbon, punches accessories
all made in China .
Plus China has different holidays
than we do in the USA.
The shipping times and
that’s if everything is running on schedule
makes for a frustrating time.
I’m assuming this may have helped push the retirement of the
the Sizzixx brand /Big Shot
but of course not the only reason I’m sure .
In a perfect world
I wish Stampin’Up! could make all our
accessories and tools
like we make our stamp sets.
other things like
ink pads and card stock….
so in the mean time SU! will be working on
finding another die cutting system in the future .
As for all the other Big Shot accessories
made by Sizzixx that are available currently
I’m not sure
if they will be available or retiring as well
Big Shot Die Brush#144262 ,
Magnetic Platform #130658,
Precision Base Plate # 139684
The standard cutting plates# 113475
are sold out now ~ no longer available .
Stampin’ Up! also mentioned that the
new 2019/20 catalog will
offer new dies and embossing folders.
Since Stampin’Up! is using a new supplier,
the dies and folders will be manufactured differently,
this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style.
Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders
can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine
(in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between
rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers).
You may have noticed we’re not referring to these products using names you’re familiar with.
Another change required in this transition is to the terminology we use to refer to die-cutting and embossing products.
One of the significant factors in this decision is that instead of working with a supplier
who works with a manufacturer, Stampin’Up! is moving to a direct-to-manufacturer relationship.
This means that we will work directly with the factories who manufacture our dies and folders
instead of working with another company who then works with different factories.
This gives us greater control and potential in the manufacturing process.
During the Glitter Pit LIVE Stream
( Wednesday April 10, 2019)
We chatted about the huge announcements.
If you missed that live
you can check out the replay HERE
posted on my blog today
Once you click over to my blog post
scroll down to view that live replay .
Die-Cutting & Embossing line Q&A Flyer
Announcing the brand new Storage by Stampin’Up!
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April 2019 Stampin’ Anonymous Tutorials
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