Stampin Up Holiday Catalog HUGE disappointment!! Anyone else?
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PeaNut 568,519
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Posted: 10/30/2013 8:50:16 PM
Is anyone else really disappointed with Stampin Up's products for this Christmas? Last year, in the 2013 main catalog there were so many wonderful things. I didn't order anything, but this year their regular catalog has no Christmas stuff and it's just in the Holiday Catalog. The holiday catalog is horrible in my opinion!! Is it normal that they change Christmas stuff each year. Last year several Christmas items were labled as "new" I assumed they would be around for awhile.

Does this mean all the stuff in last years catalog are no longer available?

Is this normal to happen?

I was just really excited to finally order from Stampin Up, I have put it off for awhile now. I figured ordering some fun Christmas items would be a good start. There is absolutely nothing that temps me and all the wonderful stuff from last year is gone.

Is there something wrong with the company, usually they offer more Christmas stuff than this and usually it's much nicer. I mean...what is with the mounted reindeer head!! Are they serious??


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Posted: 10/31/2013 6:07:25 AM
I, too, am very disappointed with that issue, and I'm a demo.

There are a lot of last years Christmas available, but they werent put in the catalog.

Are you looking for anything in particular?


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Posted: 10/31/2013 9:43:53 AM
I order from my cousin once a year and agree this years holiday line was nothing special. The ornament stamp and punch was odd shaped, so I didn't order like I did last year.

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Posted: 10/31/2013 8:39:26 PM
Oh so glad it wasn't just me, I thought the catalog very dull and uninspiring. Hope next one is better.


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Posted: 11/1/2013 3:50:34 PM
What are they going to do with what is left over? How come they are not offering that stuff until it's sold out? I guess I am confused about why they still have product but not offering it.


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Posted: 11/3/2013 1:31:03 AM
As a former SU demo, I am very disappointed in the offerings nowadays. Mainly the prices, I just can't justify spending as much as they want for current sets. The prices have gone thru the roof and left me out of the buying mode................sad.

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Posted: 11/3/2013 1:38:33 PM
The format of the catty is confusing to me. It is all cluttery and hard to figure out. I was sad because holiday crafts are my favorite.


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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:43:01 PM
I wasn't overly impressed with the catalog but I do love the Joyful Christmas stamp set. I used it for my cards this year. I also love the deer head from the Remembering Christmas set. My sons and husband are avid outdoorsmen and there are many ways to use the deer so it doesn't look like a mounted deer head. I'm not a SU demo just do a scrapbooking class with them every other month. The ornament and punch this year is just odd looking.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:55:31 PM
Haven't seen a stamp catelog in decades--Su or other. Does SU have an online site? (if so--please don't do a link in respect for this site's sponser)

That said, I do remember seeing the various catelogs from back when--Hampton was one of my faves.

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Posted: 11/20/2013 3:48:13 PM
I placed a huge order at the beginning of the year for the sale-a-bration sale. I do have several of their Christmas stamps but they were from last year. Very happy with my purchase. Since I have so many I didn't bother checking the Christmas stamps this year(my consultant didn't provide me with the latest big catalogue so I've only checked out the smaller fliers plus online).
I tend to order from them when they have a sale or clearance sale offer.
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