Sunday, July 13, 2014

Purex Insider Product Review: Spellbinders Celebrations kit

Spellbinders is a great company that makes crafting and scrapbooking easy. Spellbinders will provide you with a collection of supplies from sturdy paper in many colors to pre-cut ornaments or stamps that you can use for your scrapbooks or to make small craft projects such as cards or goodie bags for teacher appreciation day. The new Collection called Celebrations was designed by Richard Garay to make crafting supplies in bright colors and of high quality available for crafters of any skill level. The complete line includes paper set in one specific color or a set of colors. Celebrations also includes die and stamp sets as well as inks ad embossing folders.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the total package from Purex Insiders, two kits and a stamp collecrtion

I was provided with two kits, one for a goodie bag and the other kit was for a card. While the kits came with supplies to allow me to recreate the intended products, I like to be creative and make my own designs. So I used the individual components in the  kits and mixed and matched to generate my own designs. The kits came with illustrated instructions that were east to follow and the results were great. It only took me about 5 minutes for each finished design and besides scissors and glue I did not need any additional supplies.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the goodie bag with decorations and fancy labels

copyright Durhamonthecheap - label is done, love the color combination of orange, purple and neoongreen
 The goodie bag was really easy to make. The kit came with a little paper bag and a number of supplies for a nice colorful label and a little piece of string to tie the bag. I got creative with the label, not wanting to just stick to the guidelines. It was more fun this way and the finished product allows me to write a little personal message on the bag of the label, while doing the official addressing on the front.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - I decided to improvise and add the purple label to be able to use both sides for a message

copyright Durhamonthecheap - how much fun is this card with all the fancy supplies, even a little paper flower!
This card looked like fun from the moment I saw it because it had so many things going for it - paper flower, yellow had and blue card stock with a little "Celebrate" flag and additional paper stock for a three-dimensional card.The cone shaped paper is actually easy to make if you buy the respective die from Spellbinder and I can envision the cone shaped paper to serve as a treat bag, a faux ice cream cone and cute table decoration at a children's birthday party, where it can serve as a name tag and party hat all in one.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - the finished card, allowing me to improvise I made the color in a more neutral color scheme
Again, I got more creative and changed the color scheme around a bit to avoid too much pink on the front. The resulting card fits my style better and that is one thing I like about Spellbinders because with so many products available on their website here, you can really get creative in your style.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the stamp kit, love the variety of words that I can use to design cards!
The best part of the package, in my opinion, were the stamps that can be used for a large variety of designs and occasions. I love the 3-D feel of the gel words and will definitely use them to create some unique cards. Spellbinder Celebrations is a great line of products and in case you feel that these sample kits are not allowing you to maximize your creativity because they only include material for one finished product, let me assure you that the actual designer line of products sold by Spellbinders contain enough material to meet your crafting wishes. Just look at the great set of paper collections that you can purchase under Spellbinders here. The sample kits that I was provided clearly do not justice to the overall Spellbinders line of products and the great starting material they provide to beginning or experienced crafting fan. I will definitely need to consider Spellbinders in the future when I need to stock up on my cards.

Overall, the supplies provided did limit me in  term of how creative I could be with card creating. But I felt that the quality of the supplies was good and the company website certainly indicates that Spellbinders wants to create supplies for crafting that allow a person of any skill set to get creative. I would say that this was nice introduction to the company and their new Celebrations line, but it clearly generated my appetite for more supplies by Spellbinders Celebration line of products.

Disclaimer: I received the supplies for scrapbooking and card-making as well as the stamp set through Purex Insiders in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this post are solely my own and have not been influenced by Purex or any third party.


Laura Williams said...

I'm glad you had fun with the Spellbinders samples! :) I did too!!!

Fun Reviews & Giveaways! said...

I missed out on this one! It looks like a great bunch of samples. I will keep an eye on these for if I need some Spellbinders later

Beeb Ashcroft said...

What a fun little crafty kit! I like that it all follows the "Celebrate" theme - perfect for graduation season gifts!