Review: My Greeting Box – May 2018

This month’s turtle-themed My Greeting Box has a lot of fun with puns!

My Greeting Box Review

My Greeting Box Review

The box fits through the mailbox, and it’s amazing how much is squeezed inside!

My Greeting Box Review

Aren’t these designs funny? I love the turtles with sunglasses!

My Greeting Box Review

The instructions are clear, detailed, and beautifully illustrated. 

My Greeting Box Review

The cardstock is always very generous. I love these fresh colours. On top you can see a stencil, which creates the wave effects on the card designs.

My Greeting Box Review

Here’s a lovely new colour of inkpad! As for those little black and white tube things, I was rather puzzled by them until I looked at the instructions. It turns out these are daubers, used for applying ink to a stencil. 

My Greeting Box Review

As well as the regular cardstock, these two circle cutout cards are for the Turtley Awesome card design. These cards also featured in the February unicorn-themed box.

My Greeting Box Review

This is the full set of acrylic stamps, with the sentiments. 

My Greeting Box Review

Sticky things aren’t very pretty but they’re practical! There’s more double sided tape, essential in cardmaking, plus some washi tape. The little bottle is called Glossy Accents. This was something else I had to look up, but apparently it’s a sort of shiny 3D glue that you apply to give a 3D glossy look to accents. It’s used in the ‘One Cool Dude’ design to make the sunglasses pop.


Like last month, this is another fun and playful theme. I also love the outrageous use of puns, as anything that makes me laugh and groan at the same time is sure to be a hit!

I’ve made a lot of My Greeting Box cards now, and they always, always work. The instructions are very easy to follow, and I’m always amazed at how all the bits of card and colouring transform into something that looks remarkably professional. (OK, I know that sounds bigheaded, but seriously, the results are great.)

There’s a new technique in this month’s box, stenciling, which I’m rather excited about. Learning how to create new effects is one of the most satisfying and useful things about this box, and as long as you do exactly what you’re told you can’t go wrong.

I think putting in the effort to create a card is a wonderful gift in itself, and you can find a My Greeting Box design for practically any occasion. Being a member of the DDC* I don’t make Father’s Day cards, but it’s my wedding anniversary very soon and I’m fortunate to be married to an extremely cool dude! So perhaps I’ll make one of these for him. I’ve already made him the Monster Shaker Card from the April box, which he loved, and the Perfect Blend Valentine Card from the January Box, so I’m on a roll! 

Any of these designs would be lovely for Father’s Day, but suitable for any time. After all, everyone must have a cool dude in their life!


Click here to see reviews of previous boxes and some of the cards I’ve made!

My Greeting Box is a monthly package of card making supplies delivered straight to your door. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for sneak peeks about the theme and card designs! Every month you will get three card designs to recreate and materials to make even more cards!

All this for only £22 a month! And that’s not all… use the code FIRST25 at checkout for a 25% off your first box!


*Dead Dads Club. If you don’t know what that is then hopefully you’re not a member. 









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