Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Stampin' Up! Card Making Kit Review

Stampin’ Up! UK are an international crafting company founded in 1988 by two sisters who shared the same dream to express creativity.  I have been sent the ‘Oh Happy Day Card Kit’ to review which retails at £31.50



The kit includes; * Set of 13 photopolymer stamps * 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes * Giftable kraft box * Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes * Embossed sheets * Printed die-cut images * Die-cut gold foil sheet * Die-cut white sheets * Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot * Printed color doilies * Baker’s Twine * Glittered dots * Stampin’ Dimensionals * Acrylic stamp block

The kit really does make it so easy for you to create beautiful and unique cards in minutes. Simply choose your design from the instruction leaflet provided or you can make up your own. The kit includes double sided sticky pads to fix your chosen design to one of the many different sized cards, as well as an acrylic block you place your chosen stamp on and press into the ink block to stamp onto your card.




 


The kit includes cards of coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, white I must admit I was quite disappointed with the plain flimsy cardboard box that the kit arrived in. For the price I did expect it to be more durable and maybe with a more attractive design, or maybe a little drawer on it to keep the little bits in would be a nice touch. 
 

The quality of the items in the box however are of a very good quality, and I particularly love the design on the heart shaped cards as well as the embossed sheets and glittered shapes. The glitter dots however were no longer attached to the backing sheet and were instead stuck to the contents of the box and the box itself, maybe they could be inserted into a plastic casing to prevent this from happening. Whilst I did very much enjoy making the cards and using the kit I would recommend buying a different ink pad as the one included didn’t work very well as you can see in my photos. I also feel that it would be more useful to include some more generic stamps such as ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Get well soon’.

 

In general I feel that this kit is a little expensive for what you actually get in the box, and it could be made more durable as I don’t think the box will last very long. Overall though it is a great little kit and I enjoyed using it.

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