Buying gifts for people is something I pride myself on. I always ensure that I look for something which is personal or a little different from the usual ‘stuff’. You know what I mean, a smelly set from Boots or a box of chocolates. There’s nothing wrong with those things of course – I’d never say no to a box of choccies! – but I like to put a lot of thought and effort into everything I buy anyone. Which often results in a lot of stressful scrolling and hectic brainstorming! Greetings cards can be just as special as the gifts. I always opt for a greeting card that matches the person I’m buying for. My dad will receive a funny one, my mum will receive a personalised one probably with a picture of our dog on – you get the gist!
I want to share some cards which I was sent from Cardology today which, in my opinion, would certainly make a statement to whoever you’re giving it to. By using sliceform and the Asian art-form, Kirigami, Cardology creates high quality, intricate and exquisite pop-up cards for every occasion. If you’d like to find out more about how the cards are made, you can read about it here but for anyone keeping it simple, all you need to know is that they produce pop-up cards. And they’re amazing.
I was sent 3 different designs, 3 of the companies favourites, which was fun because I didn’t know what I was going to get so I went into this with my eyes open and the 3 which were sent could be used for very different occasions. I’ve been umming and ahhing about which one is my favourite and I think I’ve made a choice, so I’ll start with that one. I genuienly gasped when I opened it.
This is the ‘To Er is Human. To Arrrr is Pirate’ card and look at it. Look at it. I’m honestly still gobsmacked at the intricacies in this. This isn’t a card, it’s a genuine work of art. I think a card like this could be fantastic for a younger child who loves pirates and it’s a non-specific card so could certainly be used in any occasion, which is great.
This next one is the ‘Eat me. Drink me‘ card and clearly it would be perfect for any Disney fan (like myself!) Ideal for a birthday (or an un-birthday… See what I did there?) I think this is an absolutely gorgeous card. I particularly like all the little details in the legs of the chairs as well. Cardology really don’t consider anything too much effort. I forgot to mention in the previous one that there’s plenty of room inside the card to write in too.
Finally, this is the blank fronted flowers card which opens up to a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a cute little wasp (I think that’s a wasp?) Obviously this would be perfect for Mother’s Day and I actually gave this card to my own mum as an extra little gift because I thought she’d love it. Or a female figures birthday would be just as ideal!
I was really blown away by Cardology and their cards. I didn’t have any expectations before I received the products as I wasn’t too sure what I was going to get in the post but after researching their methods and seeing how hard they work on each individual card, it’s impossible not to be in awe. You can find them on their website, Facebook or Instagram!
* These products were sent to me in exchange for a review