Saturday, August 2, 2008

Stampin' Up! Convention Updates from 08/01/2008

Full brochure here.

WOW! Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!!!!!

During yesterday's general session, Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! Cofounder and CEO) unveiled an exciting new addition to Stampin' Up!'s product line--the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! die-cut machine! Partnering with Sizzix, one of the industry's leading die cut manufacturers, Stampin' Up! is offering this exclusive machine available only through Stampin' Up! demonstrators (ME!!!).

The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials (as noted in the list below - please note the maximum thickness of several materials):

Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

In addition to the die-cut machine, Stampin' Up! will offer 29 Sizzix dies and 7 exclusive dies. The exclusive dies are only available through Stampin' Up! and you may begin to order these new products on 09/02/2008! You can find more information about the Big Shot die-cut machine, dies, and accessories at this link.

As though this was not enough, we also learned that starting with the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog ALL stamp sets will be die-cut!! Yippeee!!!

This is a very exciting time at Stampin' Up! I am proud to be a part of it and I hope you find these wonderful changes as exciting as I do! For convention first-hand accounts, visit Kristy's blog here.

Thanks for stopping by... and have a happy day!!

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