UPDATES: November 5, 2019: NEW THIS WEEK

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UPDATES: November 5, 2019: NEW THIS WEEK

Blythe Klipple


My Ready Reference Available Today

My Ready Reference is available on the Supply Items page today! Have important resources on how to make your business successful right at your fingertips. We are so excited to be testing this new training tool in North America, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Be the first to purchase this great resource now on the Supply Items page!

Delicata® Ink Pads and Refills Available While Supplies Last

We have received shipments of Delicata ink pads and refills (see item list below), and they will be available to purchase before the end for the 2019 holiday catalog sales period (January 2, 2020).

  • Celestial Copper Ink Pad (item 150707)
  • Celestial Copper Ink Refill (item 150708)*
  • Golden Glitz Ink Pad (item 150711)
  • Golden Glitz Ink Refill (item 150712)
  • Silvery Shimmer Ink Pad (item 150709)
  • Silvery Shimmer Ink Refill (item 150710)

*North America only: Our Celestial Copper Ink Refill inventory has already been depleted and has been turned off.

Due to amount of time it takes to receive shipments of these items, they will not be carrying over into the 2020 occasions catalog. Additionally, when inventory for each item is depleted, that item will be turned off.

Please note: Delicata ink pads are currently listed as Not Orderable in our European market. However, we do have inventory in transit to our warehouse to cover backorders and additional orders. Delicata ink refills were previously turned off in due to a customs issue.

Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued

Despite our efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, we have learned that the ink color is still shifting over time. This means that the color is coordinating more loosely than we typically allow with our colors. Due to these ongoing challenges, we have decided to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink. As of November 5, 2019, the following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

We are unable to replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers or demonstrators who have already received them. However, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and we can offer a $7.50 usd/$10.25 cad coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

The three item numbers listed above may still appear in the 2020–2021 annual catalog, but will not be available to purchase after November 5, 2019. All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy did pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but we have now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks. 

It is rare for Stampin’ Up! or our ink manufacturer to have such persistent issues with ink; Purple Posy has certainly been an anomaly. We completed full testing on 11 distinct batches of Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink before releasing the current version. We are now confident that no additional efforts would uphold our coordination needs over time. We appreciate your patience as we have worked through this manufacturing difficulty and regret that we are unable to share better news.

We understand how difficult this is when it comes to running your business. We are dedicated to serving you and your customers the best we can, even in situations like this. As you share this information with your customers, please help reinforce the other fantastic colors and products that we offer that contribute to beautiful crafting and superb coordination. We continue to be committed to offering color coordination across all our product lines.

Top Performer Video Announcements Go Live Today!

Today’s the day! At 1:00 pm (MT) the Top Performer announcement videos will post under In the Spotlight>Top Performing Achievers. The videos will reveal the 2018–2019 Top Performers in the following categories: Global 100, Country Top Overall, Country Top Sales, Country Top Recruiting, and Country Top Leadership. Gather your team, your family, your friends, and join the celebration! 

Recognition lists will post under In the Spotlight after OnStage on November 19. The following lists will post at that time: Top Performers and Additional High Performers, Sales Milestones, Flex Point Achievers, Stampin’ Up! Anniversaries, and Annual Achievements. Thanks to all of you for your hard work this past year, and congratulations to all achievers!

Competitive Activities Policy Reminder

With OnStage approaching, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about our policy regarding company-organized events. Demonstrators participating in—or attending—any company-organized events cannot represent or assist any other person or entity in promoting, selling, or marketing non-Stampin’ Up! products or services, nor can they encourage or promote the recruitment of persons for other companies at such events. For more information, please refer to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement and the Competitive Activities Policy in the Demonstrator Policies document.

UK Store Beta Update

All UK demonstrators and customers have been invited to test the UK store beta. Now, we would like to give you the chance to explore the site as well.

Only UK demonstrators and customers can place orders through the beta, so we ask that you do not share the link to this store with your customers. But if you are interested in seeing what we have been working on, take some time to explore the beta site: https://betastore.stampinup.uk/.

As the beta continues over the next several months, we will update you on our progress.

Don’t Miss November’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

With only a few days left to subscribe for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, now’s the time to contact your customers and let them know that they can still sign up for the November kit with its wintry, nature-themed tags. Not subscribed yourself? Why not make Paper Pumpkin crafting a part of your Christmas tradition this year? After all, fast and fun papercrafting is just one more way to make the season bright. Click here to learn more.

Look Forward to OnStage—Even If You’re Staying Home

If you’re headed to OnStage next week, we’re excited to celebrate with you soon and wish you safe travels! If you aren’t going, make sure to follow the #OnStage2019 posts on your social media feeds to follow along and enjoy too. You’ll also want to watch for OnStage Online coming to you November 26–we’ll post videos with select content from OnStage for you to enjoy; these will be posted a few days later than you’re used to so it will coincide with Weekly Updates. In these videos you’ll see products from the new occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure as well as some valuable training tips.

Today’s Email about Stampin’ Success 

Today, we sent an email regarding Stampin’ Success to all demonstrators. Please check your inbox at your convenience or take a few minutes to read the letter here

This Week’s Succeed Weekly

If you missed it in your inbox, take a look at this week’s Succeed Weekly email here!

Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator