Yes, the Big Shot is being retired with a new and improved machine to be taking it’s place. Unfortunately due to various setbacks, there will be no offer for a die-cutting and embossing machine in the 2019–2020 annual catalog.
However, new dies and embossing folders will be available in the 2019–2020 annual catalog. Since it’s a new supplier, the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting and embossing machine. A comparison of the dies is below.
Another change required in this transition from the previous supplier is to the terminology used to refer to die-cutting and embossing products. While the primary reason behind these changes is to comply with trademarks, it’s a fabulous opportunity to simplify, making life even easier.
All dies are now just “dies.” No longer is there a need to categorize them based on whether they’re open (coordinate with stamps), detailed, or designed to go along an edge. And embossing folders will all be called “embossing folders”, with there being two types: standard and 3D (3D being more detailed and intricate than standard).
It will be interesting to see what machine is going to replace the Big Shot and I promise, as soon as I know, you will know. Stay tuned!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to get any of your favorite 2017 InColour products, particularly the Ink Refills, as all will be retiring next month. A reminder of the retiring InColour colours is below!
And don’t forget my BOGO offer, Buy One Get One Free, on stamp sets for both this month and next month. Any stamp sets you buy from any catalog, it can be the Occasions Catty and/or the current Annual Catalog or the new Annual Catalog next month, you can choose any of the stamp sets I currently have listed for sale for FREE. Plus postage is on me!
Who doesn’t want to get twice as many stamp sets for the same price, seriously?! They can be additional stamp sets for your stash or perhaps sets to give away as gifts since you’re such a great friend. The choice is yours!
Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team member Emma Goddard shows how to create a water droplet background. “Creating a water droplet background is very simply and quick to achieve.
Firstly, add your chosen ink colour on to the Whisper White Cardstock using the Sponge Brayer. Then simply tap the Aqua Painter over the top to splatter some water droplets randomly on to the background. You can either let this dry naturally or use you heat gun for a faster drying time.”
Seriously, how quick yet effective is that? Thank you so much Emma for sharing!