A new catalogue is coming…

Published by under cards | Apr 25 2019

Hey stamping friends! Thanks for stopping by today. Grab a cuppa and come join me for a chat and a catch-up on all the latest news.

As I write this, we have wrapped up Easter for another year, a new school term has begun, and today we are honouring brave souls on Anzac Day.

With so much happening in all our lives and at such a fast pace, it’s good to remember that a handmade card from the heart still means so much. It’s a blessing in the creating and also in the giving.

Here’s a little recap of what’s been happening, and also some news that I think you’ll be interested in.

A Visit to New Zealand

I had the pleasure of crossing the ‘pond’ a week or so ago for our biannual Stampin’ Up! conference – #AucklandOnStage2019! What a blast.

I’d never been to New Zealand before so was keen to squeeze in a day of sightseeing. We went on a bus trip to Hobbiton and also an eerie boat ride in caves of glow worms. Amazing!

Can you see me in there behind the door of the Hobbit house? It was so much fun!

OnStage Auckland, April 2019

At OnStage we were given a copy of the upcoming 2019-2020 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. And wow, it’s a beauty!

These events are so much fun, and the experience of hanging out with hundreds of like-minded people is just something else!

I was thrilled to have about 25 team members from Australia join me in New Zealand, plus many more from the extended team. We shared a fun dinner on the final night.

One of the most special perks of these events is the leaders’ dinner. This year it was held at the Auckland War Memorial, and was a spectacular evening of mingling, fine dining and special treats.

New Product Suites

Here are a few sneak peeks of the display boards. We have some *really* exciting new products coming! These are just a tiny sample of all the amazing NEW products that will be launching in the new annual catalogue on June 3 2019.

If you’ve ordered from me in the past year, you’ll receive a copy of the new annual catalogue in late May. Make sure you get your orders in by the end of April to qualify for the free catalogue!

And I course I can’t finish my wrap-up of OnStage without sharing some of the gorgeous Make & Takes. All new products, including a few sneak peeks.

This card was my favourite Make & Take from Auckland. It’s from a brand new suite of products called Bird Ballad. It literally made me squeal with excitement when I first saw it.

I’m thrilled to be in the planning stages of a special class featuring this suite. Stay tuned for more info!

Coming soon: Limited Edition “Hugs From Shelli” Kit

This card was not only one of our gorgeous Make & Takes in New Zealand, but I’m excited to say that it will be available in an exclusive Paper Pumpkin card-making kit called “Hugs from Shelli”. This is a one-off and supplies are strictly limited.

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly papercrafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up! that is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada. 

Because the “Hugs from Shelli” kit is so special, it is being offered as an exclusive, limited release in all markets from May 15. Yay! That includes us right here in Australia!

And in more news…

Well this has turned into an epic post. Here are a few reminders before I sign off.

  • The Last Chance list (also known as the Retiring List) has been published. These are all the products that we know will NOT make it in to the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. See them all here in a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet.
  • As you may have noticed, the retiring items have not been reduced in price. We believe there may be some price reductions in May, but there are no guarantees. If you want something, get it now while you still can. Otherwise, stay tuned to see what (if any) bargains will be had closer to the launch of the new catalogue.
  • The Clearance Rack has just been updated. See the amazing bargains in my online store here.
  • Stampin’ Storage has been very popular, but unfortunately that means we’ve run out of stock of most of the new storage units. Be patient. They will be back.
  • As you may have heard, Stampin’ Up! are retiring the Stampin’ Trimmer including all replacement blades. If you have purchased a trimmer through me, please reach out to me so I can let you know how I’m supporting my customers during this transition. The replacement blades will continue to be available for some time, but may be temporarily out of stock while we wait for the next delivery. They WILL be back in the online store soon. If you need some, and can’t order them, please contact me and I’ll help you out.
  • On the 1st of May a brand new, limited edition product medley will be released called “Everything Is Rosy”. Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Rose Gold…. stunning! It’s $139 for an amazing amount of products. (See below). Get ready to order on the 1st of May before it sells out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to hear about some of the latest happenings. Don’t hesitate to reach out if I can be of any help.

And if you have a spare minute (or haven’t quite finished your cuppa yet), I’d love love love it if you leave me a quick ‘hello’ in the comments below. Just so I know you’ve stopped by.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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2 Responses to “A new catalogue is coming…”

  1. Renee Malliaon 25 Apr 2019 at 11:20 am

    Hi Simone! You have helped me to understand where things are at with the trimmer blades. I thought they were sold out to the point they wouldn’t be getting any more.
    It looks like you all had an amazing time in New Zealand. Thank you for sharing it with all of us who couldn’t be there. It was like we were there with you all.
    Have a great day.

  2. Wendy Gottliebon 25 Apr 2019 at 11:40 am


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