Making Magic with My Greeting Box

When I worked with elderly people, one of my favourite activities to do with them was card making. No matter the level of imagination or ability, everyone can make something beautiful when the intention is to send it to someone and make them smile.

Part of the reason I enjoyed it so much is because I worked in a facility which had an entire wardrobe dedicated to art supplies, so I didn't have to choose what to buy, and there was a huge selection to suit everyone. It made it so easy and enjoyable to just lift the boxes out and let everyone dig in. 

My Greeting Box* is like a refined version of that. If you want to try your hand at cardmaking it can be overwhelming to see all the techniques and products available, not to mention costly, so the lovely owner spotted a gap in the market and started putting together boxes with everything you need to get going, including stamps, embellishments, cards, and so much more. With your first box you even get the essentials such as a ruler, rubber, pencil, tape, glue, and an acrylic block for your stamps. They really do think of everything! 

Each month there is a theme, and the June box was based around fairies and magic. You can see from my unboxing video just how much this excited me! I love the stamps with the sweet sentiments, toadstool, and watering can, and I'm also a huge fan of the colours that were chosen. Fairies are usually aimed at children, but thanks to the chic navy, pink, and white theme these cards are suitable for any recipient and look really elegant. 

As I made the cards, it was easy to see how much passion has gone into them. It's not a random selection of products, but carefully planned and developed components. I was thrilled to see that Holly had packed in some really clever items, like a glue bottle with a precision nozzle, and the most amazing shimmer spray that's filled with microfine glitter to give your card that finishing touch. It truly is like fairy dust! 

The instructions were also planned perfectly, easy to follow and with no problems or errors. Crafty as I am, I wouldn't have thought to use the cut out technique, or layer the fairy's wings to give a 3D effect. It's so simple yet really effective, and makes your cards look so high quality. 

My Greeting Box are currently** running a deal where you can use the code FIRST25 to receive 25% off your first order and buy your first box for £16.50. For all the essentials included plus the themed cardstock, stamp sheets, and embellishments, that is incredible value. In my eyes, you're not only buying the art supplies, but 3 art lessons in the form of the instruction cards, and a few hours of art therapy. Once the cards are made, you can use the remaining supplies for future projects, and you have beautiful handmade, sentimental cards to give.

Have you tried cardmaking?

*gifted for review
**applicable at the time of writing



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