Monday, 25 July 2016

Oh Happy Day Card Kit Review - Stampin' Up! UK‏

 It's the Summer holidays and crafting time is limited, however, this perfect craft kit 'Oh Happy Day card kit from Stampin' Up! UK' is perfect for a quick crafting fix as everything you could possibly need to create a card from scratch is contained within the box.  All very nicely organised too....


BACKGROUND ON THE COMPANY:The company was set up in 1988 by two sisters looking for a way to express creativity.  Stampin' Up! was a result of that.  More than two decades later there are thousands of demonstrators around the world using Stampin' Up! products to make beautiful cards and craft projects.

CONTENTS: Everything comes in a very sturdy cardboard box.  You can see all the contents from the above photo. The pre-folded cards come in an array of delightful designs; I adore the contrast between the floral and bright colours and the spotty designs juxtaposed with the pastel.  You also get pre-cut dies, 3d stars and hearts, string, envelopes, stamps and ink.  The resulting cards that you can make from this kit look like a card you would purchase from a high-end boutique shop.

HELP AND GUIDANCE: The accompanying leaflet which comes in the kit illustrates all the various cards you can make using the kit.  All the card parts are clearly labelled by number and so the leaflet features a diagram of the part numbers you need to make up the various cards.  This idea worked very well as it meant I didn't have to spend too long tracking down the needed pieces.

GREAT QUALITY STAMPS: 
The range of stamps included in this pack allows for much versatility; if you want to tweak a design then you are more than able.  

HIGH QUALITY DIE-CUTS:  The die-cuts were made out of very high-quality card and when pressed simply popped out (and had none of those horrible bumpy perforation marks that die-cuts sometimes have).

IDEAL FOR NEWBIES: I haven't done any rubber stamping for years and so these cards were my first attempt for many years and I was very pleased with the results.  The fact that the mounted cards were ready cut meant that I didn't have to worry about cutting the card accurately.  It just made crafting the cards so much easier.

In terms of design, the cards have a unique blend of pattern, contrast, shape and boldness to really create a high-impact card.  Anyone receiving one of these cards are sure to be delighted!


 GREAT VALUE: The kit is exceptional value at £31.50, as that would work out that each card would be less than £1.60.  For a hand-crafted card that is extremely good value.  With over 20 designs to make, this kit will be providing me with lots of fun for some time yet....

If you'd like to learn a little more about the kit, there's a great video on YouTube produced by the company themselves:

For more information on the card kit visit: http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142725
Disclosure: I was sent this product to review but all thoughts are my own.

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