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UPDATES: JANUARY 5, 2021: WEEKLY UPDATES

Blythe Klipple




MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS!



Invite your customers to order their new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine starting today (no limits)! While the mini machine comes with all the plates you need to get started, you and your customers can also now order the replacement plates. Let your customers know to order an extra machine as it will make a fantastic gift for their crafter friends!

Utilize the training, shareable graphics, videos, and resources on our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Product Line page so you can help your customers have a fantastic experience with their new machine. Let them know to check out product information and tips here: stampinup.com/cut&emboss. Find all the resources here.

THE JANUARY–JUNE 2021 MINI CATALOG SALES PERIOD AND SALE-A-BRATION EARNING PERIOD BEGIN TODAY!

Here are a few important reminders:

  • You can order single copies of the new mini catalog starting today! See the Catalog Details or Supply Items page for item numbers and prices. 
  • Catalog corrections are posted on the Catalogs page
  • All January–June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration product videos are now available for customers.

Visit the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog page and the Sale-A-Bration page to browse and download marketing resources.

IT’S TIME TO SALE-A-BRATE!

Sale-A-Bration is finally here! Starting today, your customers can begin earning free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration products—and, they can enjoy extra special perks if they host a party or join the Stampin’ Up! family as an independent demonstrator.

Make sure to remind your customers of these spectacular benefits throughout the Sale-A-Bration season! For more information, shareable resources, and helpful hints to a successful Sale-A-Bration for you, head to the Sale-A-Bration landing page.

HEY CHICK AND HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLES AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

The day is here! Not only have the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog sales period and the Sale-A-Bration earning period begun, but you can also preorder the fabulous Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles! Visit the Hey Chick pageand read all the details.

LAST DAY TO SEND HEARTS!

10 January is the last day to subscribe to the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit! Encourage your customers to enjoy this sweet and sentimental kit filled with heart-shaped elements, heartwarming sentiments, and patterned paper in red and pink. And, don’t forget to tell them about the Little Love Boxes add-on! With the add-on, they’ll receive multiple mini boxes and die-cut paper pieces they can use to create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more.

For last-minute tips and tricks to help you promote this month’s kit and coordinating add-on, head to the promotion page! Make sure to stop by the Marketing Toolkit for a variety of shareable images you can use to easily share the love of Paper Pumpkin. And, don’t forget that you and your customers can still snag the Little Love Boxes add-on while supplies last!

NEW BUNDLE FOCUS SELLING TOOLS AVAILABLE

New Bundle Focus selling tools are now available! If you don’t know about the Bundle Focus program, take a few minutes to learn how it could help you in your business. Don’t wait, start planning with the new items or choose from previously posted bundles.

KEEP #SIMPLESTAMPING!

The joy of papercrafting is something we believe should be shared with everyone—and it’s the reason we started our #SimpleStamping campaign. By creating and sharing easy-to-make, inexpensive projects, our hope is to show beginner crafters how fun and easy papercrafting can be.

We’ve loved what you’ve been sharing, and we can’t wait to see more! We’re still sending surprises each month to a select number of participating demonstrators to thank them for posting their #SimpleStamping projects; have you shared yours yet? (Remember: We want as many people as possible to see your creation, so please share your card outside of the Demonstrator Planning Place to get as much exposure as possible.)

Here are the creative parameters for the next #SimpleStamping challenge:

January #SimpleStamping Challenge

  • Theme: Any
  • Supplies: Stamps, ink, paper, and featuring a Sale-A-Bration item

Remember to keep your project simple, share it using #SimpleStamping, and most of all—have fun!


NEW LOGO ITEM: STAMPIN’ UP! FACE MASK

Show off your style with our new Stampin’ Up! face mask—now available via the supply list on the demonstrator website. This item would also make a great team or host gift, so stock up today! See it here.

BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS 

The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers!

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2" X 11" THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

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NEW RECRUIT BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE 

Great news! The new 2021 recruit brochure is now available to purchase as a supply item. This new brochure has an updated look and feel (similar to our January–June 202i Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure) and is great for business building. Get it now!

UPCOMING CHANGES TO PHOTOPOLYMER ITEM NUMBERS

One of our values at Stampin’ Up! is to Better Our Best, which means that from time to time we review our processes and procedures. Through some analysis, we’ve identified some manufacturing improvements we could make to our photopolymer stamps process. 

With our new process, we will now include an extended insert in the case, with the stamp images printed on the front (as usual) and on the back. That means as you open your stamp case you’ll be able to see the stamp images on both sides of your case. The photopolymer stamp sets will no longer include the printed acetate sheet; instead, the stamps will come between two clear sheets. You and your customers will be able to stick the stamps directly to the case over the images on the insert. 

This change will not impact Paper Pumpkin stamps, and photopolymer stamps that come with all-inclusive kits. Because these stamps don’t have a case, we will continue to offer the printed sheet so you and your customers know which stamps are in the set.  

Our photopolymer stamps will still function the same, and are still made with our high-quality see through photopolymer material. The benefit of this change is that it will help us increase the number of photopolymer stamps we can produce, which helps us meet our supply needs quicker. 

Due to the significance of this change, we need new item numbers for all carry over photopolymer stamp sets. It’s important to note that the imagery hasn’t changed. You can continue to use carry over photopolymer stamp sets you’ve already invested in. It will mean that the item number on your set will not match the one in the new 2021–2022 Annual Catalog, nor will it match the item number on any sets you sell to your customers after the catalog launch. When the retired list is published, you will notice a list of impacted item numbers under the “reconfigured” category. Item numbers listed there are due to this change.  

To make the transition as seamless as possible, we have tried to time this change to coincide with the launch of the new catalog. There is always an element of unpredictability in selling patterns and we have found that we are starting to sell out of some of the carry over photopolymer sets in the former manufacturing style. Instead of creating more with the old process, once we sell out of the current item number, we will be filling orders with the new item number. 

To provide you with real-time information on availability we have created a system message in OEX that will let you know if an item number is sold out. If you try to order one of the stamps with the current item number and we are out of that item number, the system message will let you know the item number is sold out, and provide you with the new item number so you can still order the stamp set. In the meanwhile, carry on as usual and the system will let know as item numbers sell out and new item numbers are available.

If your customer places an order in the online store for an old item number that has switched over to the new item number, the system will redirect the customer to the new item number on the backend. Your customers may continue to order as usual. 

In an effort to eliminate potential waste, we want to sell our entire inventory of photopolymer sets already produced with the printed acetate sheet. As we transition our inventory, you or your customers may receive some stamp sets with the new item number that include the extended insert and some stamp sets with the printed acetate sheet. All stamps will be transitioned to the new item numbers by 4 May 2021. 

We hope you and your customers enjoy this new storage option with your stamps. As always, if you have questions, reach out to Demonstrator Support.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

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Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator
blythek@mac.com



Blythe Klipple, UPDATES/FAQ COORDINATOR