I have noticed a lot of the Bazzill cardstock in the Superstore is out of stock, which I find disturbing due to American Craft's acquisition of the company. I can't even order something as basic as Raven, which I use frequently. I checked AC's website and they do not show any of Bazzill's cardstock. It's not even listed as one of their brands. In fact I found no mention of Bazzill other than the announcement of the purchase of the company, which was about 3 months ago. Does anyone know whether my favorite go-to cardstock is being discontinued? I don't want to panic but I'm running low on a lot of colors and wonder whether I should start scooping up everything I can find for future use.
I'm already panicking because several of my favorite colors aren't available anywhere anymore. My personal opinion? Scoop up everything you can because chances are if they're your favorite colors, you'll use them and once stuff is gone, sadly, it seems gone for good.
OK, I panicked too. I placed an order for whatever I could get. Some of the colors were in such short supply that I could only get 9 pages. I checked the big A website too for some basic colors not available here but would have to order from some independent little outfit and didn't want to take the chance.
What is the big deal between these two? It's there an actual difference in product or are some people just on team bazzill because that's all they know? I haven't used either one and I'm trying to figure out what to get for my cameo.
I like both brands, but I think Bazzill had more colors available. I need to find some lighter cardstock for my Pazzle as it seems the textured cardstock doesn't cut as well...although that may be a sign that I need a new blade.
From a business perspective, it is hard to imagine that AC bought Bazzil to simply discontinue its products. Just guessing, but they will probably continue producing the cardstock either in the AC or B name. It's likely that the purchase of the company, re-branding, etc., has disrupted the supply chain causing a shortage here on scrapbook.com, but that it will resolve itself quickly.
I do not think Bazzill is disappearing. However, production may slow for a while as they move everything to a different warehouse or retire colors or lines or whatever. It would be odd indeed to purchase a company for it's asset - which is paper, and then close it.
Yikes! I've just reentered my scrapbooking room for the first time in ages and I'm glad I'm stocked with Bazzil! If there's a color someone is desperate for, I may be able to help. I have a file cabinet full This is the only card stock I ever used.
Edited by Huskymom on 07-24-14 09:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
I do hope you are right. I do use both AC and Bazzill. I think, however, that Bazzill has more of a variety of colors and textures so I do not want to lose that. If AC is just getting things sorted out for marketing purposes, they really should post something on their website. This site is not the only one running short. I did try the big A the other day but they had only a very few of the colors I wanted and what they did have had to be ordered from another party with which I am not familiar so I didn't do it. Plus, I usually get free shipping from A, but not so from the other supplier. I ordered quite a few colors from this site (my favorite) but only 8 or 9 sheets were available in some colors, and several that I wanted were totally out of stock.
Just ordered two Raven 25 packs. I am in desperate need of black cardstock. I have only recently started using Bazzill. My go to paper was Worldwin Double Mates, but they are discontinuing their 12 x 12 line. I like the few sheets of Bazzill that I tried, so I sure hope it is not discontinued.
I've never seen a cardstock I thought compared to Bazzill as far as the gorgeous texture and colors...unfortunately it doesn't cut well at all in my Expression. I should probably start stocking up as well...unfortunately, my shopping cart is already overflowing lol.
I went Bazzill's website and downloaded their 2014 CHA product catalog. Raven (textured) is being sold in the MONO packs and in the 12x24 size according to the catalog.
Maybe that has changed since then but it was in this years catalog. They also have a two page section of retired colors but Raven was not on it. However, I think someone mentioned not being able to find a lot of colors.
I would also go to the product question forum on this site as their purchasing team is usually pretty good at answering those questions.
Edited by jaxxan on 07-29-14 12:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.