I enjoy crafty and creative things, so I’m excited so see this second monthly box of cardmaking supplies from My Greeting Box!
Here’s a little bit of blurb:
My Greeting Box is a monthly package of card making supplies delivered straight to your door.
My Greeting Box is the unique mix of an activity box as well as a way to build up your collection of creative materials and tools and learn new techniques to use in your own designs. You will get 3 designs to make in each box but enough materials to make 5 cards and have leftover cardstock and other materials that are useful for creating your own designs (whether on cards or scrapbooking or any other project). As well as this you get tools that you will be able to keep forever. Order before 8th January to get your January box. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for sneak peeks about the theme and card designs! In January you will get three card designs to recreate and materials to make even more cards!
The price is £22 per month.
This December’s box is New Year Party themed, which makes sense as you need a chance to make your cards ahead of time!
The box is thin enough to fit through the mailbox, though it has a bit of heft to it.
I like the branding on the box, and the pink tape is a lovely touch! It’s duct tape, so is heavy duty enough to ensure everything is safely sealed up.
Even though this is a box of quite practical things, everything is nicely presented. There’s even a personalized note included!
Here are the three projects.
The technique focus this month is on embroidery.
Here’s a little peek at one of the instruction leaflets. They are incredibly detailed, and are accompanied by excellent illustrations.
As before, the paper supplies are very generous. You get designs for three cards, two extra blank cards, and lots and lots of cardstock.
These are the templates for the three designs.
You also get two needles, and look at that lovely gold and silver thread!
Sparkly letter stickers and another acrylic stamp!
The acrylic block to go with the stamp came in November’s box, which also acted as a kind of starter kit.
Here’s another useful bit of reusable kit, an A5 cutting mat!
Anyone who’s done anything crafty that involves sharp stuff will know how important a mat is.
This is necessary for these projects, as the pushpins you see are used with the templates to make holes in the card. You really don’t want those sharp points going into your table!
Finally, you’ve got the necessary stuff to stick everything together, plus some handy cellophane bags for storing your finished cards.
Well, I think this is another terrific pack of goodies.
There are more than enough supplies to make several cards (and possibly make a few mistakes along the way!).
Once again the designs and instructions are excellent. This is another technique you could easily adapt for any occasion, and I think it looks extremely effective.
There is a huge homemade/crafting movement going on now, and this is a great way of creating something wonderful without the anxiety of not knowing where to start! Having the instructions and supplies is extremely reassuring, and while of course you need to take care when you’re making, everything is sufficiently idiot-proof that pretty much anyone can produce something special! There’s something incredibly soothing about following instructions with a clearly defined end result, using your hands to make something tangible.
Giving or receiving a home made card is such a delightful thing. My husband draws incredible cards, but I don’t have his artistic ability. But I was so thrilled with the results of the Christmas cards I made I can’t wait to make more! This has inspired me to resolve to send (and make of course!) more cards in 2017.
I really like the idea of New Year cards. It’s never occurred to me to send cards at New Year before, but I certainly will be now! As before, I’ll be posting the cards when I make them, and I do have some extremely basic sewing skills so I think I’m really going to enjoy making these!
A different version of this review was first published on allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk.