For quite a few years we have gotten used to the timelines for our Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogs running from June-May and Mini Catalogs running from January-May and August-December. In 2020, Stampin' Up! announced a change that would effect all catalogs. The first was that this catalog on your left would be only be live for 11 months instead of 12, in order to transition to a new Annual Catalog sales period, which starting this year is now May-April.
In the meantime, it has been announced that Mini Catalogs will both run for 6 months, which allows for us to have a Mini catalog current at all times.
Last week, the Last Chance list was released, along with many big discounts on items that are retiring. I had posted the list and chatted a bit about it in my blog post on Wednesday, March 24. After a very special demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek, shared a list with larger print and without the French stamp sets, I found it much easier to go through and mark the retiring items. Here is that simpler list. Feel free to download and use for yourself.
Let's go through the "old" and "new" Annual Catalog timelines:
-Thursday, April 1: New catalog pre-order for demonstrators begins! Demonstrators will be able to choose from a select list of new Annual Catalog products to order over a month before they go live to customers! This is one of the most fun parts of being a demonstrator! Intrigued by this opportunity? Head here to read more and please PLEASE ask me your questions. I'd love to give you all the important information!
-Now through May 3: Last Chance tools and accessories available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The
easiest way to stay up to date on what's still available is by trying to enter the item's order number in my online store. It will let you know there if it is NOT available
-Now-May 9: you can join my Catalog Kick-off group on Facebook, where I will go through in detail many of the items that are retiring, as well as celebrate the new catalog and new products. Click here and request to join! There will be lots of project sharing, information, live demonstrations, giveaways, tips, and more!
-Sunday, May 2: **for local peeps**
IN PERSON 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Kick-off
It has been a very very long time since we have been together face to face! Let's get together - safely, of course - to celebrate the new catalog! To attend, you must sign up for a 45 minute time slot. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's church in New Ulm, MN. Eight people per time slot will be allowed for pre-registration. The event will entail new product displays, card samples, upcoming class information, a pre-packaged treat, discounts on retiring items, a gift with your new catalog order, and a take 'n make (take it home and make it there!) using products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! This event is free! Reserve your spot using one of the following links. When the time slot is full, I will turn off the registrations.
-May 4: The new catalog goes LIVE. There will be no ordering downtime for the first time ever. Please be patient with the system and contact me with any questions you may have. It's going to be a great day!
Looking forward to some super fun days ahead, because we get big discounts of lots of retiring products AND the new catalog is on its way! It may just be the greatest time of year for stampers!