As many of you know, I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week for Stampin' Up!'s annual OnStage convention. I had SUCH a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones! We got to see the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, see many, many samples using them and had the opportunity to stamp with a few of them. But one of the highlights was being introduced to a new product coming out in next year's catalog, called the Stamparatus.
This is our new, amazing stamp positioner and when I say amazing, I really mean A-MAZE-ZA-ZING! It's big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything...the Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you'll wonder how you crafted without it!
So why do you NEED one? Here's just a few reasons:
- Make multiples with ease
- Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
- If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp...no need to start over
- Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
- Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
- Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Here's a video showing some tips and tricks for using the Stamparatus:
And here's a few product details:
- Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
- Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
- Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
- 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
- 2 reversible plates for a total of 4 surfaces to work with
- 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
- Magnet storage areas
- Retail Price: $49.00 (US)
OK, so who wants to wait until next June to get one? NOT ME! Stampin' Up! is releasing the Stamparatus early through three "early reserve" dates. Here's what you need to know:
The three early reservation windows are:
November 16th - 30th - available to ship approximately February 1
December 5th - 30th - available to ship approximately March 19
January 15th - 30th - available to ship approximately April 15
Here's answers to some of the most asked questions:
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers. (I will find a link for this and add it here ASAP)
Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click HERE, then click Create Account in my online store.
Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.
Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? A: Yes.
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation. (If you order your Stamparatus during one of the first two Reservation Windows, you can add an item or two and receive FREE Sale-A-Bration items!)
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding. Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus
I have a feeling that, at least in the first reservation window, this cool tool will fly so I recommend that you put your reservation in early if you want to receive your Stamparatus in February, the earliest possible ship date. I'm putting in my reservation right at 2:00 pm MT on November 16th!
If you have ANY questions about reserving your Stamparatus, please contact me! I look forward to sharing some fabulous ideas for using this innovative new tool...reserve yours as soon as possible!
Until next time...happy stampin'!