Sunday, 21 April 2019

Hunkydory Product Review

I was delighted to be invited to review some Hunkydory products and I chose a wide selection of  items.  These are some of the cards I've made and my review of the products is further down this post.

Using Deck the Halls backing card and topper from the  Hunkydory Design Collection Box
Magazine Issue 6 and 1mm Foam Pads

Using Winter Wishes backing card and toppers from the Hunkydory Design Collection Box
Magazine Issue 6, 1mm and 2mm Foam Pads

Using images from The Square Little Book of Florabunda

Using Peony Dreams Adorable Scorable card for card blank,
Peony Dreams backing card and topper from Member's gift

Using 4" x 4" Miniature Corner Rounder Aperture Card

Using Deck the Halls backing card from the Hunkydory Design
Collection Box and Merry Christmas die

Using Peony Dreams Adorable Scorable card for the box base, Peony Dreams
backing card and toppers from Member's Gift for box top, Contemporary Ribbon Reel
and Foam Pads 2mm Deep

After using these products, this is my personal review:

This is a bumper Christmas collection!  Inside the box there's a magazine of design ideas which gives clear instructions on how to make the projects, two card collections (Deck The Halls & Winter Wishes), six dies, a set of co-ordinating stamps and an embossing folder.  The quality of all the products is excellent.  Each card collection contains card, papers and toppers which are easy to mix and match.  The dies cut well, the stamps are good quality and give a clear stamped image and the embossing folder gives a lovely clean image too.

The Square Little Book of Florabunda - Product Code LBSQ105
This is a fabulous block of images, slightly smaller than 5" x 5".  There are 150 pages of beautiful blossoms and floral designs with 25 different designs and six of each which allows for decoupage or layering the images.  The paper has a slightly matt surface which means that it stamps well.  The colours are beautiful and work well with kraft card.

Peony Dreams Adorable Scorable Pack - Product Code: CLUB-AS19
I love Adorable Scorable card as it can be scored and folded without cracking and this pack contains beautiful subtle colours.  I chose this pack as it matches this months's Hunkydory Club Gift.  If you're not already a member of the Hunkydory Club, you can join for free and get the member's gift for just the cost of postage.  The images in the Peony Dreams collection are beautiful and can be used for so many occasions.

This is the only product that I found a little disappointing.  The quality of the card is very good and I love the unusual shape of the card and aperture.  The size is perfect for making small cross stitch cards - they just need a small piece of card to cover the rear of the fabric.  There were a few small 'pips' on the card which I needed to snip, which wasn't a problem, but the rounded corner on the folded edge wasn't cut very cleanly and I had to use a sharp pair or scissors to neaten the corner.  I know it's not a big issue, but I'm not sure I would buy these in the future.

Contemporary Ribbon Reel - Product Code: RIBB15 & Metallics Ribbon Reel - Product Code: RIBB16
These ribbon reels are lovely rich colours.  The Contemporary Ribbon Reel has Pink, Lilac, Silver and Blue ribbons and the Metallics Ribbon Reel has Deep Purple (I would have called it Burgundy), Silver, Grey and Red.  I would have liked to see a gold ribbon in the Metallics set instead of both Silver and Grey.  Don't buy these ribbons if you want a traditional satin ribbon to tie in small bows as the reels are more of a paper type of ribbon as used in gift wrapping.  For me, this was perfect as it meant I could use the ribbon on my cards (and box) without having to tuck edges under to prevent them fraying.

Foam Pads - 2mm Deep - Size 19mm x 38mm - Product Code: FOAM127 & Foam Pads - 2mm Deep - 19mm x 38mm - Product Code: FOAM128
I've not used the Hunkydory foam pads before which is why I wanted to try these two thicknesses.  I like the larger size of foam pad as I can either use them as one large pad or trim them to a smaller size.  The backing peeled off easily and the quality is very good - definitely a product I'll buy in the future.

Kath x


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A Beautiful collection of cards Kath and it was interesting to read your reviews of the different items you tried.

Sue xx

meg said...

Beautiful selection of cards Kath, I enjoy working with Hunkydory products, they are such good quality

Pat said...

I have used Hunkydory products before but tend not to these days, but you have done a wonderful job with making the cards and reviewing the products Kath. I think that if I got back to more papercrafting than stamping I would definitely buy the little book of toppers which are so varied and great to have the main image which you can embellish yourself. x

Sue said...

Hi Kath, You have been busy. All lovely cards. Sue

Carol S. said...

I bought the Peony Dreams pack and it is amazing. It is the first kit I have bought and made all the cards from it. Your cards are beautiful and great designs. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Joan said...

A lovely set of cards Kath and an interesting review. I did a similar review a while ago and was very sceptical about the producrs BUT was actually well impressed by them, they are great for making quick cards which I sell for charity.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow great collection and reviews

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of cards Kath and a great review. I love Hunkydory products but I'm a bit biased being on their design team.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jules said...

Hi Kath

Beautiful cards .. .. love the Christmas robin very, very much.

Good way to do your reviews too and interesting to read what you did and didn't like.

You have certainly been very busy.

Hope all is well with you and you had a good Easter.

Love Jules xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! I would be delighted too! You made so many beautiful cards! Awesome job with your Hunkydory products!