I used to make cards myself and still have an interest in the latest styles so my expectations were in line with the many card stalls I come across at fairs including the multitude of crafters who seem to be selling photographic images made up into cards. However, I was in for a surprise. I thought I had pretty much seen every style but these are so different, I was smiling broadly just taking them out of the package!
Beautifully presented with jewel-coloured envelopes these cards are a joyful mix of photographs of jewellers beads displayed in different patterns. The photography is exceptionally clear and the colours gorgeous. Let me show you some examples (starting with my favourite!):
What isn't easy to see from these photos is that the present and balloons are made up of teeny tiny beads. I haven't seen anything like these before - it is so effective and the above pictures don't do justice to the clarity of the colours. All the cards are left blank so ideal for any occasion as you can write in your own message and cost just £1.80 each.
But, my package didn't end with the cards. Also enclosed were some packs of 4 notecards with envelopes. Again, using the same style as the cards, these are great for those occasions when you just want to send a little something but don't actually need a greeting card.
I received these four different styles and I have a real soft spot for the Union Flag one but all are stunning and at just £2.50 for four, they are well within every budget.
To sum up, I would say these cards & note cards are simple but extremely effective. I defy any recipient not to take an extra moment to stop and admire them - probably with a smile on their face!
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