It's inevitable, just like the old R&B song says, "A Change is Going to Come." With the new Stampin' Up! Catalog coming out in June, you'll see plenty of change. Some of it you'll like, maybe some of it you won't like, but we'll all adjust, I'm sure!
If you've downloaded the Retiring Accessories List, you'll notice all the retiring ink pads. Yikes! You're probably wondering what's going on! Here's the scoop:
1. Craft Ink will ONLY be available in Black and White. No more Craft Spots. Boo hoo, I love Craft Ink Spots to use with clear embossing powder. Since there are other ways to emboss with Stampin' Up! colors, I'll get over it.
I think this will be a good change. The foam pad will hold the ink better than the old style, and stamps will ink more evenly. I know my older pads tend to get concave in the center and it's harder to get good coverage on large stamps. The foam pads won't have this problem.
Another plus with the new pads is they will come with a printed label for the end of the pad so you can easily find the color you're looking for.
3. Five inks have had formula changes so they work better with the new pads
Here's what you need to know about the reinkers (refills) ONLY for these five colors:
- You CAN use the NEW reinkers on the OLD pads.
- You CAN'T use the OLD reinkers (for the five reformulated colors) on the NEW pads.
You'll also see a lot of retiring card stock in the Retiring Accessories List. Here's what you need to know about that:
2. 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in color collections, and select individual colors.
- Only select Markers will be available individually. They will still be available in color collections.
Look carefully at the Retiring Accessories List. Some the items are available at a discount, including some ribbons, fabrics, brads, Designer Series Paper, 12" x 12" Card Stock, Simply Adorned products, tools, punches, and more.
Since the retiring accessories are only available while supplies last, be sure to order the things you want early. Once they're gone, they're gone for good! Click this link to see all the retiring products in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.
The good news about all these retiring products is that there will be room for some awesome new products, as is true every year! So get ready, Change is Going to Come!