The graphic pretty much explains it all, but since this is the first ever Sample Sale we’ve had, I’d like to take a minute to explain what they are so no one is surprised. That sounds ominous but it really isn’t!
When I design a stamp set and send it to our manufacturer, they send us back proofs of the sets so I can judge spacing, sizing, etc. in a physical copy, like someone would for, say, a book. These are the samples. Samples can be sent to design team members while we wait for retail stock for the store so they can get together the fantabulous projects that we share with you here, on the blog! Sometimes, though, I have extras. We’ve been doing clear stamps since 2011 so you can imagine that I might be sitting on a few things – lol!
Samples come unpackaged, and since they are not retail versions they may have a defect or misspelling – rarely, but it does happen. Because of that, we’ve made them super cheap and they are sold as is – no returns.
It’s not all doom and gloom though! 🙂 This give you a chance to pick up some awesome deals that you can put to good use.
For example, we have a ton of the accessory sets for Kaylee’s Closet that are retiring in the Sample Sale. Even if you don’t own the Wardrobe set many of the accessories are perfect to use with other sets, like the critters.
You can really be creative with these and stretch your stamps that much further – it just takes a bit of imagination. For the price, you can’t beat it either!
Take a look at all the Samples and don’t forget our Black Friday sale runs thru today as well, even the Retirement Stamps have a deal!