Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Nothing Lasts Forever & Giveaway

By now you may have heard some of the news: 
The Stampin’ Trimmer and Big Shot will be discontinued.

Why did they do this and what will replace them?

Everyone has had numerous issues with the trimmer blades not cutting, not cutting well, not lasting long ( especially if you’re a demo and cutting a ton for classes). So, they have tried to fix the issue, and come up with solutions but to no avail, therefore they are working on a replacement.

There will be no trimmer in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, once they have come up with a great solution, it will be announced.

You may want to purchase the below supplies for the Stampin’ Trimmer:

Cutting Blades ( limit 3, next week it will be limit 6 until supplies run out)
Scoring Blades

There are a few videos out there on how to care for your trimmer and blades to make them last longer.

Another thing that will be retiring is the Big Shot. From what we have been told, Stampin' Up! will be ending their partnership with Sizzix, including all accessories, folders, and dies.

However, they will offer new dies and embossing folders in the 2019–2020 annual catalog. Since they are 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 want to purchase the below supplies for the Big Shot:

Cutting plates
Magnetic plate
Embossing Folders

I promise to keep you as updated as I learn more details.


As with every annual catalog, we may retire (lose) items, but there are always new items that we get excited for.

 The leaders have been having fun thinking of old products that have retired that they miss:

-Stampin’ Wheels- I never could get them straight
-MDS (My Digital Studio)
-The guillotine trimmer
-The Spritzer (great idea, but dried out our markers incredibly fast!!)
-The Bigz dies
-Colours like Chocolate Chip
-Project Life (when we actually had the brand Project Life)
-The mini stapler
-The Blendabilities (these were our original alcohol markers which Stampin’ Up! had to recall as they ended up not meeting our high quality standards)
-Stampin’ Pastels
-Our original watercolor pencils

Is there a product you were happy went anyway or one you really miss?

One other thing of note. Most companies when they no longer carry an item, do not warn you ahead of time, it just is there one day and gone the next. I am really thankful Stampin’ Up! has at least given us a heads up to prepare.

Ok now for the giveaway...I have an extra "brand new" Big Shot and have been holding onto it until a good time, well this is it.

How to Enter: Go to my Facebook Page to Enter!!!

If you have any questions please let me know, and again as I learn and able to share I will.

Hugs from the Bug,
Denise