Product Review: BasicGrey Marjolaine Card Kit
by Maegan Hall (Jul 20, 2011)
Product Name: BasicGrey Marjolaine Card Kit
BasicGrey card kits are so versatile. My favorite way I use them is for crops when I don't want to pack much. I just grab a card kit and my tool bag. The kit comes with one sheet of rub-ons and a stick, one sheet of covered chipboard embellishments, two sheets of perforated cardstock diecut/paper piecing-like pieces and the step-by-step instructions (with example picture) to complete eight different cards. BasicGrey provides more chipboard and cardstock embellishments than what is needed and/or used in examples. I like that I have a lot of flexibility with the extra pieces.
I like to challenge myself and try to use the kit to make cards that are different from the examples pictured. With this kit, I liked a few of the examples, and so didn't stray too far off the instructions. By the way, I never read the instructions. Upon opening this kit, I was disappointed that the colors on the examples were different than those in my hand. The green was too dark. The required a lot of switching around because the dark green didn't look right. I couldn't find a reason to use the included word "boy" so I cut the letters and made "you". Although I loved the rub-ons with this kit, I didn't find much use for them. This kit has a lot of baby-themed products in it. I don't care though; I love BasicGrey's card kits! Even though I usually change everything, I love how it's all good stuff in an easily transported kit.
As with all BasicGrey kits, their examples include penmanship and other things done by hand. Please don't buy the kit thinking that there is a "stitching" rub-on included.
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