Confused by all the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, their differences, and when they are active? If so you are not alone, but it really isn’t as hard to figure out as you may think.
Stampin’ Up! has organized their thousands of active products through a variety of catalogs throughout the year. From being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for several years I know it can be easy to get confused with all these catalogs, especially when they change every so often. I often get asked what the catalogs are, what’s the difference between them, and when they come out throughout the year.
I hope to shed some light on these questions to make navigating Stampin’ Up! catalogs a breeze.
What are the Different Stampin’ Up! Catalogs?
In a typical year, Stampin’ Up! has a main annual catalog, two seasonal mini catalogs, and a special sale catalog you can earn free products from qualifying purchases. The following main catalogs are listed below.
Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog
The annual catalog runs for twelve months, from June through the following May every year and includes core Stampin’ Up! products like stamps, paper, accessories, and tools. The Annual catalog features general products and some seasonal items along with plenty of pictures of creative project ideas. With each new annual catalog comes the new in-colors for the year used for all paper and ink.
About a month or so before the new Annual Catalog launches many products will retire from the catalog that is ending, usually offered at a discount while supplies last. Many of the more popular retiring items will sell out within a few days or even less.
Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogs (2x per Year)
The Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog is a supplemental seasonal catalog that comes out twice a year.
The first one runs each year January through June. This catalog features a variety of products covering all the main occasions during the first part of the year including birthdays, spring, Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Previously called the Holiday Catalog, the next Mini Catalog runs from September through the beginning of January and features seasonal products for the fall and winter, along with themed products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog
The Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog is the smallest of all the catalogs, in physical size and in time frame, running January through February. New for 2021 the Sale-A-Bration Catalog will come back again later in the year in July and August.
Unlike all the other catalogs, you can’t buy products from this catalog; rather, you can earn products from this catalog for making qualifying purchases in the Mini or Annual Catalogs during this time frame. Each $50 purchase earns a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, and in some circumstances there are also special products that can be earned for $100 orders. For example, if you ordered $150 from any of the current catalogs in February, you would not only get the host benefits but would also get to pick three free items out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, or one of the special items for the $100 order and a regular item for the remaining $50.
The catalog features a variety of exclusive stamps, kits, designer series paper, and other products.
Where to Find the Current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs
All current Stampin’ Up! catalogs can be purchased at their online store. Just search for “catalog” in the search box and all the current catalogs should come up. The Annual Catalog is usually around $5.00 while the smaller supplemental catalogs are typically under $2.00. If that is all you are ordering the shipping and tax may not make it worth the cost.
Many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators order plenty of catalogs at their launch to have on hand to give to their customers who have purchased recently or sell for a nominal fee. Ask your demonstrator what their policy is.
Regardless, the PDF of all current catalogs are available for free download on the Stampin’ Up! website.
Not Too Bad, Huh?
Hopefully this article helped to clarify any confusion about the Stampin’ Up! catalogs. If you have any additional questions please comment below.