It seems as if it’s been f.o.r.e.v.e.r. that this day has been approaching and has finally arrived. Stampin’ Up!’s New Catalog is alive and ready to share. You’re going to love it!
In case you don’t yet have a hard copy, you can click on the image below to see a PDF of the full catalog.
Here’s what’s been going on in my Stampin’ Studio as I prepare for the changeover to the new catalog. Bear in mind, this is first year in about five years that there’s been such a change in Core Color and Color Families. Hence, I removed all of my current stamp pads and actually cleaned (under hot running water!) my color carousel where my stamp pads live. What a job!
When replacing the stamp pads in their new groupings of colors, not only have colors been retired and replaced with new colors, but I now have (and you will too most likely) old style stamp pads and new style pads. It works. Although the new style pads don’t fit quite a securely as the old style pads. But then….the carousel was designed for the old style pads! I know Stampin’ Up! will be coming out with something new and efficient by-n-by.
Once I decide what order I want my pads to be in, I’ll probably figure out a way to do what I’ve done in the past. That is to put a code for the order they go in the column, such as B1, B2, B3…….etc. That way a person who’s in my room stamping, either in a class or for fun, can know either where to find a pad or where to return a pad. I know. I’m fussy. But everything remains nice and orderly this way.
Now that Stampin’ Up!’s New Catalog is alive, how will you be storing your stamp pads and ink refills? Send me a photo and I’ll post it here showing the various options available. Does anyone have the lovely wood Stamp and Store set up? I don’t have a place to put something that large in the strange configuration of my room. For me, the small footprint of the Color Caddy (yes it’s now retired) is perfect. Don’t forget to leave a comment about how you store your pads and share that photo. Happy stamping with the new catalog.