Don’t shop the trends on Black Friday! Here is why!

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Black Friday and there are some great sitewide sales on our favorite crafty shops. So time to go shopping!

Before I share all the sales on my favorite shops / brands here is MY RULE that I always follow on Black Friday.

Do you really need those Christmas stamps and dies? That 3D embossing folder with a seasonal design ? The answer is NO… and you know it!Don’t shop for products you will use for just a couple of projects once a year.

Instead buy things to add to your stash of supplies that you will reach for every time you craft! This way you can make the most out of what you buy and you can justify spending a bit more (shhh!) Here are some ideas!

Tools

Now is the time to get a glass mat, a silicon blending mat or a stamping platform. Maybe grab those blending brushes that match your needs. Do you need a machine for die cutting or foiling? Check the prices! How about some brushes or a brayer?! A heat gun or a hot glue gun?

Adhesive

  • a couple of bottles of your favorite white glue
  • a huge foam tape roll
  • any other adhesive that you find you reach for the most.

Mediums

Add some extra colors you are missing in your ink pad collection or your marker collection. If you are into mixed media stock up into gesso, mat medium, modeling paste or any other medium you use more often.

Stamps

I avoid buying stamps on Black Friday (I have tons) BUT if you are in need of a good all year sentiment stamp set or a generic flower stamp set for any occassion then go for it.

Dies

Don’t buy matching dies, here are some ideas on what to look for

  • basic nested dies like stitched rectangle sets, or circles sets for your panels/layers
  • generic sentiment stamps (e.g thank you, hello)
  • scene builing die sets if you like making scenes (e.g snow drifts, hills, mountains, clouds, trees)
  • My birdhouse collection in now half price at Spellbinders! (hint hint)

Here are some great sales worth checking out! Affiliate links used below at no extra cost to you. Thank you!


Shop at SimonSaysStamp and get 15% OFF SITEWIDE. Use code: BFDY26


Shop at Scrapbook.com and get 10% OFF SITEWIDE. Use code BLACKFRIDAY


Shop at Joggles and get 20% OFF SITEWIDE. There is a section with tons of products with even more discounts. No code needed.


Shop at ACherryOnTop and get 20% OFF SITEWIDE. Use code BLACKFRIDAY


Shop at Altenew and get 20% OFF in inks, 25% OFF on embossing folders and 60% OFF on selected items. No code needed.


Shop at My Favorite Things and get 35% OFF SITEWIDE! No code needed.


Shop at Spellbinders and save up to 50% OFF! Get my birdhouse collection for half the price!


Shop at PinkfreshStudio and get 20% OFF SITEWIDE. Use code: THANKS20

7 Comments

  1. Kimberly Ragsdale said:

    Great ideas!

    November 26, 2021
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  2. Janielle said:

    Thank you Vicky,those tips were a great help.

    November 26, 2021
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  3. Debbie F said:

    I agree! A great help and a wise shopping strategy. I get to feeling so overwhelmed by the whole thing that I don’t shop at all. This is so helpful. Thank you.

    November 26, 2021
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  4. Louisa Mochizuki said:

    Thank You Vicky! I’ve already purchased some stamps and coordinating dies this week. But you have a good point that I will keep in mind for future purchases :). I’ve been loving all your videos this year. I want to try art journaling and your tips on using critters (I have tons of critter stamps) and tips on using pattern paper. šŸ™‚ Huge Paper Hugs!

    November 26, 2021
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  5. Henriƫtte said:

    Thank you Vicky for all the tips.
    I hardly buy on Black Fryday, the discounts they give is so little and on craft supplies most of the time it’s not more than 10% off and then often on a limited number of items that clearly do not run fast. And if I do buy something with Black Friday, it is something that broke at that moment and I really need it (no craft supplies). I live in The Netherlands and only the last years the stores more and more give discounts on Black Friday.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

    November 26, 2021
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  6. Eva N said:

    Your much needed advice is perfect for today. I have 3 different sets of Christmas sentiments in my cart, but only make 14 holiday cards every year! Thank you for helping me decide to buy what I really will use year round. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    November 26, 2021
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