It’s hard to believe that we’re already at product retirement time for Stampin’ Up! Granted, it is happening a month earlier this year because they are shifting the start date for the next Big / Annual catalog. But I’m really not ready to say good-bye to so many great product friends yet. Typically by the time retirement rolls around, I’m ready to move on from the old products we’ve enjoyed and say “hello” to some great new products. But this year, I’m not quite there yet. I think that is partly due to a general “meh” feeling that I have about so many things right now because I’m getting SO SICK of the pandemic and being isolated. I also think that it’s because I’m just barely starting to get the spring vibe that makes me want to come out of hibernation and explore new things. But whether I’m ready for it or not, the time has arrived. If you click on the image above, you can see the “Last Chance” items that are currently available via the online store. The nice thing about looking online is that you will only see the items that are still available for purchase. It will automatically update when an item has sold out. There are some items that are discounted, and those are clearly marked in the online store as well.
Some of the bundles that you’ll see listed are there because the bundle pricing won’t be available in the next catalog, but the constituent parts (stamps & dies/punches) will be. One important note: check the prices of the parts (stamps and dies/punch) because it is possible that purchasing separately will save you more $$ than the bundle price if the stamps and/or dies/punch are discounted. I want you to get the most for your $$!
There are so many items on the retiring list that I’m really sad to say good-bye to. I was prepared for the departure of the 2019-21 In Color items because that is standard, but I’m especially sad to lose Seaside Spray – that has been one of my favorite In Colors ever. I’ve listed below a sampling of some of my favorite items that are retiring. If you haven’t tried them before, I encourage you to give them a try.Product List