I always like to go to TJ Maxx. Which woman doesn't? That's a good place to find good deals with good shoes, purses, clothes, home stuff, cosmetics, and a lot more.
But how about this... which crafter doesn't?
There is not one visit to TJ Maxx that I didn't find any crafty product. They are always abundant with Martha Stewart, American Girl, Jolee's Boutique, K&Co., among others. A good number of my MS punches are from TJ Maxx, which I got way cheaper than any other place after using a coupon. Here's a great example. Just this Saturday, I got the Caning Weave Punch All Over the Page for only $5.99.
You can get this punch straight from EK Success online for $21.99, and the highest discount you can get from there I believe is 25% with shipping. At Joann's or Michaels, the same punch is priced at $24.99, and even with a once in a blue moon 60% coupon, you'll end up paying $9.99. That is still more expensive than $5.99 from TJ Maxx.
Going back to my haul, I got a good bunch of K&Company Smash items as well. A couple of Smash Folios for only $5.99, currently on sale at Joann's for $7.49. I also got the Paper Smash Tabs for only 99 cents (on sale at Joann's for $1.49), Smash Captions for only $1.49 (on sale at Joann's for $2.49), Binder Smash Clips for $1.99 (on sale at Joann's for $3.49), and the Like This Smash Tape for only 99 cents ($3.29 at EK Success online).
Then I also got two of the Magical Christmas card kit by Studio Calico for $2.99 each. I tried to look for it in Studio Calico's website, but it's no longer there. Amazon has it for $5.50.
The kit creates 8 holiday cards with envelopes. The bummer is - both kits were not complete. Both of them did not have envelopes, and were missing some embellishments. Over all, I can make 11 complete cards. But I ended up making only 10, which is good for a card set. Can you spot the difference?
Then I made a matching box to house the ten cards.
The box cover (almost) matches the cards.
I enjoyed making these cards. Thanks to TJ Maxx.
You have to remember though, that it's a constant change at TJ Maxx. You may find certain craft products there today that you won't see next visit. So if you find something that you really want, you better buy it as it's probably at the best price you'll ever get it.
'Til next blog!