Q: I would like to order a magazine subscription, but your options are a bit overwhelming! Where do I start?
A: So glad that you asked! If you’ve wandered onto our subscriptions page, you can see that we present many options. I’m here to break down the choices you have when you want to mix and match subscriptions of your favorite magazine titles.
RSVP SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES
An RSVP Subscription Package is the most common type of subscription. You will never pay shipping and handling charges when you order these special subscriptions. Isn’t that grand? A selection of our quarterly magazines is available as RSVP Subscription Packages, and some of the titles are as follows (check out the free gift that comes with most RSVP Packages).
Altered Couture: Features embellished and personalized art-to-wear and accessories for all occasions. Bonus gift with subscription: A free issue of Altered Couture, so you get five for the price of four!
Artful Blogging: A collection of visually inspiring online journals that includes heartfelt stories and illuminating photographs. Bonus gift with subscription: A free issue of Artful Blogging; it’s like getting five for the price of four!
Belle Armoire Jewelry: Glittering jewels that double as wearable art take center stage in this magazine that includes step-by-step instructions and full color photographs of the best artisan pieces. Bonus gift with subscription: A free issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, so you get five for the price of four!
Somerset Life: Shows readers how to infuse every aspect of their lives with beauty and creativity. Bonus gift with subscription: Set of 12 Vintage Kraft Pinch-Bottom Bags tied decoratively with black seam binding ribbon.
Take Ten: Enjoy hundreds of quick and easy stamped cards and project ideas created in only ten minutes or less. Bonus gift with subscription: Clearly Impressed stamp set featuring versatile French ephemera images.
Where Women Create: Explore the studio spaces of today’s most extraordinary, artistic women in all media.
Where Women Cook: Step inside exceptional kitchen spaces, and try mouthwatering recipes from talented women with great taste.
Q: Are there benefits to ordering more than one RSVP Subscription Package?
A: You bet. You get to choose from TWO special offers:
(1) Purchase any two RSVP Subscription Packages or subscriptions and receive a goodie bag filled with paper and ephemera and a $10 gift certificate to The Shoppe at Somerset. You can find out more information about this special offer here.
Goodie Bag filled with an assortment of paper and ephemera
SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES
Q: What if I would like to subscribe to a title that is only published once or twice a year?
A: Good question! We have a special subscription option for our magazines that are available on an annual or semiannual basis. This Special Subscription package includes your choice of five annual or semiannual publications for one great price. You won’t pay any shipping and handling charges, and receive a $20 gift certificate good toward your next purchase at The Shoppe at Somerset. Browse available titles here.
ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS
Q: Wait a minute – Art Doll Quarterly is a quarterly publication, but it’s not listed in the RSVP section. Why is that?
A: We have a third subscription option that includes Art Doll Quarterly, Prims, and Somerset Studio. These titles are sold at a different price-point than the other magazines, which is why they have their own subscription option. But don’t fear! They come with their own awesome free gifts as well.
Art Doll Quarterly: Shares dolls and sculptural figures made from fabric, clay, wire, paper, and more. Bonus gift with subscription: free Beyond Paper Dolls book – a $24.95 value.
Prims: Become enchanted by the simple beauty and rustic elegance of primitive, folk, and early Americana artwork inspired by a bygone era. Bonus gift with subscription: Set of ten hand-dyed Grubby Tags (they are just darling).
Somerset Studio: Innovation and information for paper crafters and mixed-media artists. NOTE: With Somerset Studio, you’ll save more than $20 off the cover price and have the option to purchase one, two, three, or four-year subscriptions. Each additional year comes with its own set of bonus gifts – from our Vintage Clip Art CD containing more than 300 images to a hand-picked, 25-sheet designer artist paper pack. More information about the incentives offered with each Somerset Studio subscription can be found here.
Free gifts with subscription (clockwise from top left): Take Ten Clearly Impressed stamp sheet, Somerset Life Kraft pinch-bottom bags, Prims grubby tags, and Somerset Studio vintage ephemera clip art CD.
Q: Do you have subscription options for the upcoming holiday season?
A: Ho, ho, ho’course we do! If you decide to purchase two of ANY of the subscriptions mentioned above, we’ll include a FREE French Market Tote – a $12.95 value (see above image). Enter RSVPTOTE12 in the comment box during checkout. Plus, all gift subscriptions come with a hand-stitched mesh bag artfully tied with Divine Twine. Read on for more information on how to gift a subscription.
Q: I just bought a gift subscription for a friend. Do you sell cards that I can send to recipients, letting them know that a gift is on its way?
A. We’re one step ahead of you. When you buy a gift subscription, we will send out a complimentary card to the recipient. Each card is sent in a hand stitched muslin bag tied with Divine Twine (see below image). If your gift is time sensitive, you can download and print these free nifty gift announcements to give your friend or family member a heads-up that a surprise will be arriving in their mailbox. Our Shoppe Manager created this lovely project you can make to artfully showcase the announcement.
Left: Cute gift announcements all tied up with string! Right: DIY Printable Announcement Project
Do you have another Q to add to our Subscription FAQs? Add your questions in the comments below and we’ll answer them! Happy shopping!