Monday, August 2, 2010

Card Stock Changes are Coming!

It's so exciting - lots of things are happening at the moment in the Stampin' Up! world I'm almost on information overload!!! One area of change I have been given notice of and you might have seen on the retiring list was that some of the coloured card stock that isn't a colour that is being retired is showing on the last chance it's not a misprint. 

Traditionally the 12" x 12" single colour packs of card stock were only available as smooth card stock, well they are being reconfigured - from September the 1st if you order a pack of 12" x 12"card stock, you will now receive six sheets of smooth and six sheets of textured card stock. Up until now, only the multi-coloured packs have been available in textured or in the Simply Scrappin' kits so this is a really exciting change and will no doubt give a lot more dimension to your creations.

Another change is that the neutral packs of A4 card stock have only been available in packs of 40 sheets, from the 1st of September all colour packs will be available in packs of 24 A4 sheets, with the exception being Very Vanilla & Whisper White which will remain as packs of 40 sheets. 

The final change is that the price for card stock in many cases has increased, particularly in the A4 packs. It is an unfortunate reality of business that the cost of materials, supplies and shipping increases over time (the cost of paper has increased globally), but increasing prices is something that Stampin' Up! has tried to avoid and in most product cases in the new catalgoue there have been few if any price increases,  with card stock being the exception. Personally I always work out the cost of card stock per sheet and then compare it to what is available in papercraft & scrapbooking retail shops and hoenstly we are still very price competitive and for the most part a lot cheaper than brands like Bazzill. Of course the best part is that our card stock will continue to colour co-ordinate with  all of our inks, markers, ribbons, designer papers, brads, rub-ons and other accessories to give you a wonderful professional look to your creations. Of course if you feel the need to panic buy and stock up on your favourite colours at the current prices, feel free to contact me as I'd be happy to put your order in! 

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