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Monday, March 24, 2014

Cardstore Greeting Card Review

This is a product review for Cardstore. I created a birthday card to review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Happy Monday Everybody! A representative for Cardstore contacted me and asked if I would like to create a greeting card using their website. My mom's birthday is coming up (April), so I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card for her.

It's all about ease & customization with Cardstore! The process couldn't be any simpler. You pick a card, add/delete wording (choose font & color), add picture(s) and then choose whether Cardstore mails it to you or the card recipient.

Cardstore's selection of cards are impressive! They have birthday, anniversary, baby, congratulations, encouragement, friendship, get well, good luck, graduation, love, miss you, moving, religious, sorry, sympathy, thank you, thinking of you, wedding & engagement and holiday. Whew! They also make photo, stationery and invitations. I'm impressed!

This is the card I chose for my mom! It's called "Cookie Tower" and it's by American Greetings.The artwork on the card is very pretty! I love the stack of cookies, cupcakes and fairy dust that appear on the front of the card. The artwork and greeting is permanent, but you can personalize it with "mom", the "person's name" etc. You also have the option to choose different fonts, font color and position the wording either left, center or right on the card. 

Here's the inside of the card! That was my mom, when she was a little girl! Was she fancy or what? HaHaHa You can add 1-4 pictures to the inside cover of your card! You can also add captions for each picture. Let me give you a tip! A good rule of thumb is to always lighten your picture (just a little) before submitting it for printing, because any reprint will make a picture darker (I use to work for Kinko's Copies in college, so that's how I know HaHaHa). The greeting inside the card, can be changed. The original read, "...and delicious dreams-come-true just for you! Happy Birthday", and I changed it to what you see below. You can even add a signature. Again, you have a choice of font, color and placement.

That's it! You've made your card! Cardstore let's you preview & mail it. They can mail it for you (to the recipient) or send it to you by mail, to hand deliver or mail on your own (to the recipient). The choice is yours.You're done! I found the process simple, easy and the quality of the card excellent. It's a sturdy, professionally printed card that you would find at any store. My card came in a sturdy, non-bendable envelope. This card is $3.49. Cardstore has cards for as little as 99 cents. They ship domestically and internationally! Hope you enjoyed! I need to get hopping and send some Easter cards :) Have a great week!
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
  Cardstore Greeting Cards are Supersweet


Selina Kyle said...

Wow! Firstly the card is so cute and secondly their service is cheap! I love this!!
Thanks for sharing, Kim :)


Irene Papadopoulou said...

love those cards! great review and idea!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is a very sweet card doll, love the picture inside, precious!! I love making cards...such a nice feature. Happy Monday doll, I hope it's a gorgeous day for you xx

Mica T said...

Such a cute card! And a great way to personalise a card for someone without needing a bunch of craft materials, haha! :)

Hope your mum has a happy birthday when it arrives - I'm sure she will love your card :)

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Anonymous said...

This is so similar to what I wrote about on my post about mums, I'm so glad you are keeping an eye on my blog. I'm so sorry you lost your Dad not long ago. It's no comparison, but we lived away from my Dad for four years and I got so close to my Mum so I do understand.

I have made one of these cards myself online (the UK version) but I think they are such a good idea if you want to send a card abroad because cost of postage is always such a fortune.

Yes, I'm just living in South Korea for a year whilst I take a year out from university. How were you able to do Korean beauty product reviews? Do they have Korean beauty products in America? because I can't imagine they do. You have so many products of your own! We only have American/British products in the UK, some other high-end French etc. brands. No Korean products to speak of.

Thank you so much for offering to put me in touch with some other great bloggers. I have a feeling you sent Jo my way, and she seems lovely.


Anonymous said...

This card looks interesting, thanx for sharing your review!
Have a good week Kim!

Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

Jackie Harrison said...

The cards are beautiful thanks for sharing doll.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

beautiful card!


Lilli said...

Morning Kim! How sweet! I didnt know that site but for sure Im going to bookmark if ever will need it, Im always lazy to write and then send card, lol I know! And this ways is just so easy and fast! Plus is a customized thought. The card u chose for ur mom is very adorable Kim, your mom was a super pretty little girl, what a princess dress!:) Have a wonderful week dear, hugs! xo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Certainly a great idea, especially for sending cards at the last minute to people who live a bit too far. x

Elle Sees said...

i like that one! such a sweet treat and personalized!

Emmylou said...

What a great concept for a card store. I love that pic of your mom, Kim:D She's too adorbz:D
Happy Monday to you too!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is so neat that you can add your own photo to the card...such a special, personalized touch! I bet your mom will love it!

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Jane said...

Wow, thats a very nice card for such a reasonable price! Thanks for the review.

crafty-zone said...

Great idea for individual card, looks amazing and it has nice price!


bohemian vanity said...

Wow such cute cards! I love personalized styles! xx

Coco said...

I'm so moved Kim! The card is beautiful, sweet and funny on the outside, as tender as possible on the inside. Thank you for your kind words dear, I'm just very tired.
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Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

Wow this is so neat! I would live to create/customize my own cards. Thanks for the review! I'm gonna check this out right now :)

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Sam said...

Awww wow Kim this is a beautiful and heartfelt idea and the card is so wonderfully designed. Thanks for your style input, have a great and productive week ahead!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the picture of your mom and the design and creation sound really easy!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

(also just seen your other comment - I want to go to America so let's just swap places!)

getcarriedaway said...

thats so cute sweety!
happy new week!


Alicia Mackin said...

Oh this is so cool! What a wonderful keepsake! Haha was wondering how you knew to lighten the photos I am a graphic designer so I know this...ah you worked at Kinkos!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Jane said...

that is super sweet :) your mom's gonna love it!

Cee said...

Oh, how fun! There is nothing that can replace the pleasure of receiving a paper card, it's nice to know that there are companies still making them - and the personalisation of the digital age is a fun touch! Your mom was awfully sweet as a little girl :)
PS: Thanks so much for your comments about my layout - it feels so good to have a refresh!


I love this, it's also fun to make your own cards My family still does it and I love it!. It's also great to receive a nice thought out card made especially for you. :) Lovely post Kim.

Sam Cole said...

Oh my this is soooo cute. Who would not adore this card with all the sweet goodness. I remember my mom used to dress me with all the ruffles. frills and all and I hate it. All I want was to wear my jeans and looks at me now, so girly ! I like personalized gifts and your mom will love this one and yes she's fancy ;)


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What an adorable card Kim! I bet your mom is gonna love it! All the personalization capabilities that are available are pretty cool and it's nice that the prices are in line with cards you but at a store and actually maybe even a little less. I'll have to try this out. Happy Monday girl :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I like it so much :D


Anonymous said...

Love the cards and the idea <3

Vett Vandiver said...

supersweet! these look incredible Kim - thanks for sharing!!

LoveT. said...

Wow ,what a lovely Card :)

Kisses and big Hugs!

Sara Gerard said...

Kim that card is too adorable! I am totally going to have to keep them in mind next time I need a card! Love how personal you made yours, your mom will love it!

Style and Paper said...

Lovely card!!

Style and Paper

Tanya W. said...

The card is so adorable but what I love the most of your reviews, the cost is so friendly. the once you made for your mom is going to make her happy for sure. Hope you had a great weekend.


Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Personalized cards are the best! Cute pic of your mom. :-)


Kashaya said...

Sounds like fun. Really cute cards.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

sounds so charming! what a wonderful thing! =)


Corinne said...

This is adorable! Thanks for the tip of lightening the image!

Corinne x

Anne said...

The cards are fabulous Kim....have a good week:)

oomph. said...

love the fact that they mail it for you, too! so easy!!

Svetlana said...

Awww, your mum looks super cute :)

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

My mom's birthday is in April, too! I'll have to check out their card selection. Very sweet card and such a cute picture of your mama!


Shea Coleman said...


I am loving the details that this product has to offer!! How awesome is it that you get to add photos!! I love love love that detail. My parents anniversary is coming up in July I will definitely be ordering from them!

Thanks for introducing me to a wonderful company!!

Joie Fatale said...

This is pretty awesome!
And your mom is so fancy and cute as a kid!

Samantha Mariko said...

This is such a great idea! the cover of the card is cute, and it's cool you can add your own personalized message! I will definitely treasure my experience >< it was a dream come true!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a cool concept!

Linda B said...

Aww, what a cute, one-of-a-kind card for your mom! Bet she loved it :)

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Nails My Dreams said...

When I read that you sprinkled it with sweetness and love, I was like, awwwwwwww. This is so cute!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

Omg I love this idea!!!! x

Danielle said...

how cool!

xx fameliquorlove

jo said...

Hey Kim, I've been waiting for this post! What a great card you designed! That's a beautiful pic of your mom! She looked so CUTE! They look like a good company, I have to check them out.

xo Jo


Tina Bradley said...

What a beautiful little girl your mother was! And, so elegant--I was a girly-girl like her, myself. :) She will adore this fabulous card, Kim! I'm one who searches for that "perfect" card. This is a great option. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

Customizable cards for under $5? Fantastic! Glad this service worked out so well, I will have to check them out. I love buying greeting cards.
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

It really is a very original gift and good it made shipments to everyone, you have design talent you stay cool Kim!


Lorena said...

Oh, this is such a great idea - and it has that feel of getting a real card. I bet you're mom is going to love it.

Emdem said...

I love how thorough you are with your reviews, Kim! :) Is this that American Greetings website that used to also provide e-cards? LOL, I used to send e-cards all the time with them (do people still do this? Haha). The card is so you! The words is so sweet, and that picture of your mum made me smile, she's so lovely! :) *off to their website to find out their e-card options :P.


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