Tax-Free Holidays & Inspiration for Back-to-School

Back-to-school shopping was my favorite event of the year when I was a child. It was important to find the right Trapper Keeper, colorful notebooks and mechanical pencil – complete joy! Can you believe some schools are gearing for a return to classes – where did the summer go?!

Even if you don’t have little ones who are headed back to school soon, you likely have a grand opportunity to go back-to-school shopping and save. Some states are offering tax-free holidays for back-to-school products over the next few weeks – and select Stampin’ Up! products are considered school supplies during the tax-free holidays.

Back-to-School Tax-Free Holidays

Products and savings vary by state, but you’ll want to check out the options in your state to determine whether/when you’d like to place an order.

What’s Included?

The products included in the tax-free holiday vary by state and are limited by item. Most adhesives, grid papers, paper snips, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends and Blender Pens are included in the sale – and Massachusetts’ tax-free sale includes anything in the annual catalog.

If you live in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia, you’ll want to click on the .pdf below to find out what products are part of your state’s tax-free holiday (and when they are on sale):

Back-to-School Tax-Free HolidaysI hope you’ll download the list above and plan an order for the tax-free holiday in your state.

Back-to-School Inspiration

To further celebrate the return to school, here are some projects I’ve shared over the years with a return-to-school theme (many of these products are retired, but you can click on any of these photos to see the original post for each):

Badges & Banners, Best Badge Punch, Writing Notes, Kinda Eclectic, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP308Harvest Hellos, Strong and Beautiful, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTreehouse Adventure, Bike Ride, Swirly Frames, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, back to school card Treehouse Adventure, Friendly Expressions, Buffalo Check, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingSharing Sunshine, Celebrate with Flowers, Stampin Up!, Angela Stradling

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll check out the tax-free holidays and schedule your restock of supplies during your state’s tax-free holiday!


Back-to-School Tax-Free Holidays


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  1. Awesome set of cards and I will be picking up some stuff here in Fl today at Target plus SU! before the end.

  2. I love starting the day with a parade of cards and your parades always give me a hung smile. Thanks Brian, these back to school cards are fantastic.

  3. I love your parade of cards. I was a huge “school supplies” fanatic myself and still am. Nothing beats a tour around a huge office supply store hunting for new things to organize with and selecting new pens or paper!

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