I have a secret passion for things that are a little imperfect. When it comes to my stitching, this manifests itself in my love of things like the Dinky Dyes Oops Packs or the HDF’s detritus bags. So, of course, I was thrilled when I found out that Tokens and Trifles is now offering their seconds for sale.
The Seconds Sampler Pack is supposed to come with at least fifteen sewing cards, mixed between the blank cards and the perforated ones.The flaws range from slightly off colour, to a hole in the wrong place, to a fleck or smudge on the card.
My package included 19 sewing cards, six of which are blank. Two of the cards, the stocking and the star, were still attached to their large card (see picture above). In all, my package contained:
- Two Eyelet Rectangle – perforated
- One Eyelet Rectangle – blank
- One Petals Rectangle – perforated
- Two Petals Rectangle – blank
- One stocking
- One star
- Two Confections (triangle)
- One Ivy Oval – perforated
- Three Ivy Circles – blank
- Five Britannia Circles – perforated
The most obvious flaws on my cards are some bleeding of what I think is the undyed paper colour (see above). I can see how this would make the cards unsuitable for regular sale, but as seconds they are most certainly acceptable and definitely usable. In a few cases, it is clear that the cards are more ivory than white but, again, this isn’t a significant problem.
I’m not sure if there are any other less obvious flaws, like missing holes something being off square. If I find any, I will update my review.
Overall, I’d say this is a great buy. You will get at least fifteen cards for $7.50. And while there is no guarantee how many will be perforated and how many will be blank, my package did contain a really fair mix. Even the blank cards are useful. I think I might stitch the edges of the ivy ones, and then use them as tags for packages.
The Tokens and Trifles Seconds Sampler Pack is available at their online shop for US$7.50 plus shipping.
(Not affiliated, nor was I compensated for this review.)