Monday, February 8, 2010

Finally! An Ippity Card and LAST Week for My Current AMAZING Prices!

Hello all! It's an Ippity Monday! Hooray! I hope you all had a good weekend. Ours was good but a little stressful. What can you do though?

Here's a quick card I made with some of my Ippity stamps. The flower is from Because Of You and the sentiment is from Just Wanted to Say. The paper is the MME Be*Loved that came with my Ippity stamps.

On a different note, I have decided to switch to suggested retail prices for my Ippity Stamps starting next week. Let me explain why. As I was walking around CHA, I noticed how dramatically higher most companies' stamps are. Little tiny sets were $20, unmounted cling red rubber or clear stamp sets for $18 a small set. And I just realized how SPOILED we were during Unity's first year of business. They probably BARELY made any money and constantly gave things away. But why shouldn't we price our sets competitively with other companies?

I hope when people look at the low Ippity prices, they don't think it's because it's because of quality. Quite frankly, Unity has one of the BEST stamps I've ever dealt with. I would not sell them if I didn't think so. It's DEEP etched red rubber. And the stamps are BIG. These are not some dinky little sets. The flower I used on the card above it the size of my PALM. Here's a picture I snagged off the Ippity site so you can see how awesome the stamps are.

And on a personal note, I'm not trying to sell stamps to get rich or anything. I sell stamps because I love them and want to share them with you. And also because while I'm able to be a stay at home mom, things are very tight for us. Hopefully, if I can make good sales, we'll be able to afford those little things that make life so rich like gymnastics classes or preschool for the kids. That's really my only goal, to make enough so that I can provide a little extra comfort for my family.

***If you'd like to take advantage of the current lower than retail prices, please do so now! Next week, they'll be at retail***

27 comments:

  1. Love the card! Good luck with your Ippity biz! Unity does have amazing stamps at reasonable prices!

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  2. sweet card, ashley! congrats on your new adventure!

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  3. Great card, as always! Thanks for your comments about the stamps - Unity and Ippity are amazing!

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  4. Great card Ashley! Love that image!

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  5. Your card is so adorable Ashley!! Hug those kiddos for me!!

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  6. Fabulous! Great use of images and colors! Simple and elegant!

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  7. What an adorable card, Ashley and couldn't agree more with you about the prices of stamps!!!!

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  8. GREAT card Ashley!!! The flower is beautiful and I LOVE that paper!!!

    SO GLAD to see you and your creations/inspiration again!!!

    I agree 100% with everything you said about Unity, they are definitely one of THE BEST!!! I can't even remember how many stamps I won from them the 1st year...and I'm still here!!

    {HUGZ}
    Jodi

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  9. Cute card! I agree - retail prices are still very fair!
    ~ky

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  10. Cute card! that flower is one of my favorite ippity stamps!

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  11. Pretty card! Good luck on your sales!

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  12. Wow--amazing card! Good luck at selling! I agree--Unity ROCKS:) TFS:)

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  13. Such a cute card Ashley! Have fun with your new {ippity} sales!

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  14. You ROCK. You really took that conversation and laid it on the line. If anyone has any question about pricing, then they should just read this post. You are dead right.
    The card is fab, too. I am so in love with that flower!

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  15. Adorable card Ashley and the sentiment treatment is just the perfect touch!!! Hope you have a great week!

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