Studio Calico Warehouse Sale Review!
Studio Calico is a crafting subscription company that offers an array of subscription services. This weekend, they held their first ever warehouse sale. The public event was held from April 28th – May 1st in Bowling Green, KY. I was lucky enough to be extended an invitation to the Friends and Family only event on April 27th. This review will only cover the event and my overall experience. I hope that you enjoy.
Event: Studio Calico Warehouse Sale
When: April 28 – May 1, 2016 (first event)
Where: pop-up shop – Bowling Green, KY
What: Up to 90% retail costs of Studio Calico warehouse inventory
Who: Open to all, first come first served. Cash or Credit only.
Good to Know: Studio Calico is home to other storefronts like, the TomKat Studio, A Beautiful Mess and Ali Edwards to name a few. You’ll find many products and past subscription kits from all of their brands and more at this warehouse event.
Share a photo at the event on social media for an additional 50% off your purchase. Yes, exactly what I said, AMAZING!
Below, you’ll see a ton of photos of the shop layout. I’ll start by thanking my host Teressa for the warm welcome, tour and introducing me to staff member as they shopped. The first photo is Studio Calico (SC) CEO, April Foster and the Events Coordinator, Teressa Shrewsbury. Thank you! And a big thanks to all the friends and family that were kind enough to pose for me.
Every hour, Teressa would perform a live demonstration of the Heidi Swapp – MINC tool and foil. I had never seen one in action before.
The Dollar Table. It’s got presealed grab bags filled with mystery accessories and cards, washi tape, etc.
Bin of Grab Bags and a rack of cards with envelopes.
SC – Markers, Pencils and Pens
Some dual ended markers are available online here.
Planners by Studio Calico, Kate Spade, Heidi Swapp, A Beautiful Mess, etc.
Silhouette – Curio and Cameo
Albums for scrapbooking/photos and past subscription kits
Stamps and Ink
I was just amazed with all the different inks available. I haven’t dabbled much into it this medium just yet. I can get pretty messy with just a normal ink pen and my left hand.
Paints!! I’ve been wanting to try out bible journaling. I had my friend pick up a set and primer for me the next day after reviewing my photos and realizing this was the type of paint I would need. Duh!
Scrapbooking Paper!! All kinds of crafting paper are throughout the shop and I even found a few vellum and foiled gems. You really had to go through everything to find unique pieces.
Here’s a few pictures of some of the items I picked up for myself and also friends and family that could not attend.
Verdict: I’m tremendously blessed to live nearby a warehouse event like this. I’m so glad that I went. I hope that Studio Calico continues to have a warehouse sale annually, if not bi-annually. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to check out. Your checkout assistant groups your cart items by their dollar amount and counts it out for the cashier. Too easy! If you made it out to the event, please tell us about your experience below. April Foster said that she would greatly appreciate all the feedback to understand how they could make it better, if they have one again. I would have loved to see a variety of live demonstrations. I know it’s not really a crafting fair, but it would have been cool to see a few different things being used, like the letter press, a silhouette, that cool little fusing tool I say, or even just have an open bible for customers to try out bible journaling. Though this review is not about the prices, I can tell you this. I seriously could have bought the whole store, and I tried. 90% off was promised and delivered! AWESOME!
Great news! If you were not able to attend this event, you can now pre-order a warehouse box – see details below:
Choose either a $50 or $100 box of one of the following categories: documenter/scrapbook, planner or stationery/card making. (the $50 documenter/scrapbook box looks to be sold out). This is a limited time offer and all sales are final.