Before I dive into the new promotion this month, I know many of you may be dealing with loss of income or worry for this current state of our lives with the virus. It’s a scary time and everyone reacts differently to crisis situations. Some of you are hunkering down and watching TV, some are stamping like crazy! Some are cooking, some are organizing, some are just trying to keep kids occupied! My friend Patsy and I were chatting yesterday about feeling odd about posting promotional stuff with all that is happening.
After chatting, we decided it’s better to just go on with sharing business as usual
since some want new stamps and to create at home! So on we go…..
Hi all! It’s April 1st and the start of a new suite that is available early! Stampin’ Up’s Annual catalog is around the corner in June and this suite is an early release starting today. Demos like me have had it for a month and there’s a whole bunch of bloomin’ goodness in it!
You can view/print the 3 page flyer HERE
Here’s a quick video from the home office so you can see it a bit closer:
Let’s break down the products in the suite!
First there is a one button, buy it all item number. You know when you go into a store and want the whole mannequin? or you just say I want the #4 at the drive-thru because it’s easy? That’s what some like! (actually I wish macy’s had a mannequin package, I’d just say ‘all that’ and be done shopping:)
The suite includes 2 bundles (stamps/dies),
embossing folder, ribbons, designer paper and gems!
**If you end of ordering the whole suite from me, I’ll send you a pack of whisper White envelopes and a pack of cardstock, your choice of Terracotta Tile or Old Olive (those will coordinate the best with the designer paper!)
For those that like a-la-carte:
This bundle can be broken down into 2 parts also
but you do save 10% on them both when you buy them separately.
The Ornate Style (rubber) stamps #152572 $21 and the dies (shown below) are $37 if purchased a-la-carte.
Here’s another bundle of photopolymer stamps/dies!
The stamp set is fun to mix up sentiments to create a very thankful card. I stamped all the sentiments, trimmed them out and
then just moved them around to see what I could come up with:
The floral designer paper has some shiny gold images as well as lots of daisies!
It’s an interesting palette because it can go spring or fall.
#152488 $15 12×12 sheets, 12 sheets/pack
See how the pretty floral paper can be multi-seasonal?
(we manufacture our own stamps and many other accessories however items like metal dies are made out of the country. Hopefully one day there will be US manufacturing large enough for those items)
Stampin’ Up posted this a few days ago:
Like many of you, we are continuing to follow the Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage. We are monitoring news of the situation as it unfolds and we’re working to account for its possible impact to several business aspects that will affect demonstrators (manufacturing, transportation, travel, events, etc.). The health and safety of demonstrators and staff is important to us and we appreciate your partnership and patience as we work to address this global issue.
We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact, including air freighting products when possible. Each week we will update the list below with the products that we know will be (or already are) affected by these delays:
- 149615: Subtles 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
- 151474: Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
- 151566: Bonanza Dies
- 151154: From My Heart Faceted Gems
- 151193: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
- 151310: Assorted Pompoms
- 151512: Garden Gateway Dies
- 151526: Detailed Bee Dies
- 151594: Poppy Moments Dies
- 151605: Painted Labels Dies
- 151296: Label Me Lovely Punch
- 151297: Label Me Fancy Punch
- 146956: Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
- 151304: Three Cheers for You Card Kit (EN)
- 151690: Stitched So Sweetly Dies
- 151326: Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
We are happy to share that all the factories we use in China are up and running! Some are at 100% capacity and others are still moving in that direction. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused more delays than usual in our ability to replenish products. However, it is very good news that all factories are working again as they are also producing new products for our upcoming annual catalog.
Our manufacturing facility in North America continues to work overtime and operate on two shifts. However, we have separated the shifts by an hour in an effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk, which has caused a small decrease in production. We are working hard to minimize backorders of stamps, Classic Stampin’ Ink, and cardstock, but there may be some intermittent backorders on these products in the coming weeks.
To lower the COVID-19 exposure risk, we split our order fulfillment operation from one shift into two shifts. Each group works 12-hour days with one coming in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and the other reporting in on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. (With this change in schedule, you may receive an order confirmation on Saturday, however, be aware that orders fulfilled on Saturday will not be picked up and processed until Monday.)
We are doing the best we can to get orders out, but as of the end of last week, we were picking orders two to three days after the order was placed. These delays are likely to increase the longer we work the split shifts, and, as we come upon the end of Sale-A-Bration, they could increase more significantly than we have seen in the past. We usually work overtime to get orders out this time of year, but with the current situation, we will be unable to work those extra hours.
We will continue to update you on the situation. Please be patient with us as we work to balance the health of our employees with the needs of our demonstrators and customers.
In order to minimize risks for employees, customers, and communities, UPS is no longer requiring a customer signature for deliveries (until further notice). For more information about how UPS continues to respond to this situation, click here.