Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sometimes just one is exactly what you want!

Some stamp sets offer a big bang for the buck.  Take the "Word Play" stamp set, for example.  Yes, the set is $35.95 Cdn for the clear set and that can seem like a lot of money, especially if you're fairly certain that you'll only use one or two of the stamps in the set.  Well, for those who have been wishing but waiting, your wait is over.  For the next little while, Stampin' Up! is trying out something new: selling the stamps in several sets singly.  Yes, now you can actually get that stamp you've loved on other people's cards and wished you had yourself.

Buy your favorite single pieces from this popular stamp set!  This limited time offer is only valid until January  2, 2013.


$6.25 CA
132294
Sick
Block C

$6.25 CA
132295
I Do
Block C

$7.50 CA
132296
Laughter
Block D

$6.25 CA
132297
Wish Big
Block C

$8.95 CA
132298
In My Thoughts
Block H

$7.50 CA
132299
You Mean the World
Block D

$6.25 CA
132300
Worth the Wait
Block C

$6.25 CA
132301
Imagine
Block D

$8.95 CA
132302
Remember When
Block I

$6.25 CA
132303
Joy
Block C

$8.95 CA
132304
Dreams
Block E

$6.25 CA
132305
Thanks a Million
Block D


I think this is a great deal!  Okay, I can do the math.  Add all those singles together and it comes out to a lot more than buying the set.  I get that.  And Stampin' Up! gets that.  But the important thing here isn't whether it adds up the same if you're buying singles as when you're buying the complete set.  The important thing is that if you are probably only going to use one or perhaps two of the stamps in the set, you get to buy those two.  End of story.  You don't have all the rest gathering dust, waiting in their stampy prison to finally be acknowledged.

This is the same as when we go out and buy an asorted box of something at another store, whether it be crafts, groceries or car parts.  When we buy a boxful, we save.  When we buy singles, we pay more.  But paying for just what you'll use makes sense despite that.  You wouldn't buy an assortment of candy bars if your family only liked one type, right?  Okay, there's Hallowe'en, but you aren't going to save the extra candy bars your family doesn't eat all year long.  So you buy only the type of candy bars your family is going to eat and in the long run you actually save because you're just buying what you need.

Until January 2nd, 2013 you can just buy the candy bar stamp that you actually need and will use instead of the whole set.

Of course if you enjoy all sorts and like the variety, buy the set.  It really isn't all that expensive considering how many pieces there are in the set.

Tomorrow, I'll show you the other two sets that can be bought as single stamps.

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