Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Michaels' shopping trip: Martha Stewart punches

I'm breaking my one post a week rule today to show you what I found at Michaels' yesterday. 

The Martha Stewart punches have been on clearance for a while now and it seems that they have been marked down more. With the exception of the Barn corner punch ($6.99) and the ABC Border punch ($5.99) I found these punches for $4.99 each. I believe that the previous marked price was $6.99 and that is down from the original price of $12.99. Michaels' will probably mark them down further in a couple of weeks but I didn't want to risk not finding them later so I bought them. I was particularly happy about finding the cupcake corner punch because I already have the cupcake border edge punch. 

There were several other sets at my local M's but these are the ones I came home with.

I am aware that the reviews for the MS glue pad are mixed but I thought I would give it a try when it rang up at $2.49. I've never bought Stampology inkpads before but at $0.99 each, I could always give them to my kids if I didn't like them. 

My favorite purchase was probably the Strathmore Art Pad. I had used these 9"x12" papers for the Class Memory Book Covers and I love how thick the papers are. The other paper pack was only $1.99 and my 20% coupon took off another $0.40. 

The K&Co 12"x24" paper pad is $6.99 (down from $19.99) and the TPC Studio paper was $2.99

My local Michaels' store is putting out a lot of new stock including the new EK Success Cupcake Chain Large Border Punch. I did not buy it yesterday but I am pretty sure I'm getting it some time.

As always, clearance items vary from store to store and I've heard that the markdowns happened a couple of days ago. Please don't make a special trip to look for any for these but if you happen to go to the store, you might want to take a closer look at the clearance section.

That's all for today. Now to get back to entertaining the kids...


  1. Hi there! Love to read your blogposts and tutorials and a surprise there was another one today! In the US there are such great stores with great affordable products, I'm going nuts .... Over here (Netherlands) it's expensive or just older stuff! Love the punches and paper you bought! Bye! Anne-Marie

  2. wow you find some great stuff! i love being able to add to the crafting collection - the clearance way! (btw - i have the lady bug punch and border - got mine at M's for only 3.99 and 6.99) i even found the Sweethearts Cricut cart at my local Goodwill store for ~~~~ $2.00 !!!!love deals!

  3. Hi Anne-Marie, Thanks for commenting on my post. :) I know that it's hard when crafting supplies are so costly and hard to find but if it makes you feel better, I'm super broke all the time and my house is all cluttered up because I buy too much. :(

  4. ownhomedog, you are so lucky to find a cart at Goodwill! I never find anything good at my GW so I stopped going. I've not seen the ladybug punch and border at my M's for a long time. Must be a popular item around here.

  5. You scored big time! Great haul, have fun with your new toys :)

  6. wow, that's one heck of a deal! I'd be doing the happy dance!! :) I don't think i've ever seen a clearance section at my Michael's store! LOL! Good find and thanks for sharing!