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My Greeting Box: October Box

I don’t usually post on a Wednesday anymore, but as this post is all about Halloween themed creativity, I thought today would be the perfect day to share. A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to review My Greeting Box, – a monthly card making craft subscription box, and as I have a love of all things handmade, arty and creative (and subscription boxes) I jumped at the opportunity.

My Greeting Box is ran by the lovely Holly, who puts so much care and attention into her business. Every month, a fabulous box of themed craft supplies is sent to the door with instructions on how to make your own gorgeous greeting cards. Previous themes have included magical fairies, cute and colourful turtle puns, unicorns and rainbows, watercolour flowers, futuristic monsters and of course, beautiful and sparkly Christmas cards. I was really excited to get creative with this month’s spooky but cute theme!

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As this was my very first box, I received a huge bundle of goodies, including a starter kit. No matter which month you subscribe, everyone will get sent their own card making essentials including: Black Memento Dye Ink, Craft Scissors, Colouring Pens, Ruler, Foam Tape, Acrylic Block, Pencils, Eraser and a Hints & Tips Card. I also got a personalized letter from Holly which I thought was a very sweet and thoughtful touch.

In the October box: Trick Or Treat Stamp Set, Memento Tangelo Orange Dye Ink, Orange Treatbox Cutouts, Card (Black, Dark Purple, Lime Green, Orange and White), Black Matte Card Blanks, Black Envelopes, Plastic Spider Embellishments, Halloween Ribbon, PVA Glue, Cotton Wool Balls, Card Pockets and Halloween Sweets.

After this photo, I got started on eating the sweets only to later realize they were for the treatbox, oops!

With all these fantastic craft supplies, I couldn’t wait to get creative. This month, there are two card designs and a treatbox to give to those Trick or Treaters (or if you are like me, eat them all for yourself, ha ha). Each design comes with a handy step-by-step guide which is easy to follow thanks to the clear illustrations. The first cute but spooky item I had a go at making was the treatbox:

Everything you need is included in the box so you can relax and enjoy an afternoon of crafting (without any last minute trips to the shops for emergency glue or spending half an hour searching for the scissors).

The guide was really simple to follow although I think I over complicated the first step by making individual roof tiles instead of one long neat strip. Oh well, haunted houses are supposed to look a bit crooked, right?

I love how everything is so easy to use, PVA glue with a needle tip is less messy and actually pretty genius.

With roof tiles firmly in place, it was time to get building my doors and windows. The instruction leaflet gives the precise measurements which is super helpful and saves a lot of guessing and mistakes.

Once the house is looking like a house, it is time to get creative with the stamps.

Using stamps can be a bit hit and miss at times, but I’m pleased to say this is good quality ink and it worked perfectly on my first attempt and yay it was time to use the colourful pens too!

The orange and black inks worked well together, the treats and fancy font is a good combination.

To finish, add spider webs (cotton wool) and the ribbon and ta-da, your cute but spooky treatbox is ready!

For the card, I decided to follow the Happy Haunting instruction guide but put my own creative spin on it.

The kit includes different circular templates to draw around, I picked a green and orange theme.

My two favourite stamps are the adorable Halloween kitty and happy witch girl. I much prefer cute Halloween over the spooky kind so kept the colours bright and cheerful. There are so many different stamps and ways to colour and arrange your shapes, your card designs are limitless. I love that no two handmade cards are ever the same, they each have their own unique and personalized touch.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what is in October’s My Greeting Box, I certainly had a lot of fun getting creative and eating sweets too! I think this is a great introduction to card making and has given me the inspiration to continue (now that I have all the essentials!). Card making can be expensive, but a monthly box is the perfect way to build up your craft supplies, get ideas and learn new techniques.

Thank you so much Holly for the awesome opportunity to review this months box. Do you enjoy card making? If you would like to sign up, check out the Subscription Plans on offer, plus you can get 25% off your first box with the code FIRST25.

*This is a sponsored post which means I received a product/payment in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own.

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88 Comments

  1. Vicky
    October 31, 2018 / 7:09 am

    I love the treatbox – very snazzy Bexa 🎃 👻 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Thanks so much Vicky! <3 xx

  2. Soffy
    October 31, 2018 / 8:14 am

    This is so creative and very appealing, to be honest I find it hard now to sit down and concentrate on one thing thanks to chasing a toddler but I think this would make the perfect xmas present for my sister in law as she’s really interested in things like these! Thanks for sharing xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you so much Soffy! It would make such a lovely and thoughtful Christmas present! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thank you so much Priya! <3 xx

  3. October 31, 2018 / 11:05 am

    This is lovely, Bexa, I think Flora would adore something like this, a perfect rainy day activity with a gorgeous piece of art/craft to show at the end of it. I’ve not heard of My Greeting Box before but it’s one I’ll definitely be checking out now. And your little Halloween house is so cute – great idea to use cotton wool for the spider’s web too, haha. xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lisa! It is such a fun craft subscription box, I am sure Flora would love it too as she is so arty and creative! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  4. October 31, 2018 / 11:27 am

    What a gorgeous treatbox!! Your Halloween house as well as those stamps are super cute Bexa. Loved it!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Aww thanks so much lovely! I am glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  5. October 31, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    What a lovely subscription box! I’ve never really looked into crafting subscription boxes before, but this one looks so fabulous. I love the idea of receiving something that you can then take some time out of your day and sit and craft – it can be a great therapeutic activity! Love your little treatbox you made, the stamps look super cute. Lovely post as always <3

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Chloe! It really was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  6. October 31, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Such an adorable box.

    I love the little kitty girl stamp, she’s too precious. I would be stamping that everywhere, Halloween or not! Haha.

    Thanks for sharing! ♥

    merkitty.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:36 am

      He he, I know, she is super sweet isn’t she! Thanks for the lovely comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Thanks so much Asher! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Aww thanks so much Amie! <3 xx

  7. October 31, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I love crafts so this would be perfect for me!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

      It’s such a fun subscription box! Thanks Ellie! <3 xx

  8. October 31, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Hi Bexa! I love these subscription boxes you have, I think it’s so comprehensive and gives you all these cute extra things 😊 adorable!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Geraldine! <3 xx

  9. October 31, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    looks like an amazing box! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! <3 xx

  10. October 31, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Such gorgeous bright photos. Such a great post, hope you had a great Halloween xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so much lovely! It was so nice and cosy, hope you had a great Halloween too! <3 xx

  11. October 31, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Oh wow, that box could get me going to😲 Never knew that kind of thing existed! And that little house is so adorable.

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Thank you so much Linda! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Jenna, you are so kind! <3 xx

  12. October 31, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    I don’t make as many cards as I used to. I still enjoy it! The Halloween cards are just too cute. This subscription box has a lot of nice items in it. It makes me want to go back to card making,

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Deb, card making is really fun, I’m definitely looking forward to making some more <3 xx

  13. November 1, 2018 / 12:13 am

    I’ve never heard of this box before but what a fabulous idea, such a fun way to get creative each month! Love all the Halloween crafts you created 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much Kate! <3 xx

  14. November 1, 2018 / 2:44 am

    This is such a cool box! It reminds me of the holiday crafts Michaels crafts store does where you can buld a themed house or display of foam. I’m bummed I didn’t do one for Halloween this year now, your card looks awesome!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thank you so much Rachel! Wow, that sounds really fun and creative! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  15. Melissa Kacar
    November 1, 2018 / 5:02 am

    Everything in this box is so cute! I especially love those stamps! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Thank you so much Melissa! <3 xx

  16. November 1, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I didn’t know this existed! I tend to be lazy and buy my cards rather than making them, but it looks amazing, and so much fun! I love the end results, particularly where you used the orange and black stamps together. The kitty and happy girl stamps are adorable, I love them. I would have eaten the sweets, too, by the way 😂

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Ruth! He he, I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t resist sweets! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much Cora! It really is a great way to build up craft supplies, I’m always losing scissors too, he he! <3 xx

  17. November 1, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    This box is so adorable! I know halloween is supposed to be spooky but this is just too cute! The perfect way to keep you busy on the night when you don’t go out!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! I love cute Halloween! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Alisha! <3 xx

  18. November 1, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    This box looks absolutely amazing! It contains so many cute and useful things.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you so much Antonia! <3 xx

  19. November 1, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    This looks amazing Bexa! I’ve never been much of a card maker but I love anything Halloween themed – I may have to snap up their October box. That treat box is very cute.

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you so much Kim! The October box is really fun! <3 xx

  20. November 1, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    This looks like such an amazing box idea! I never thought I would really enjoy creative subscription box but this actually looks really fun! Love the Halloween theme, looksnfoard to seeing more of your posts from this subscription box. Love this xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks so much Aaliyah! It was a really fun box! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  21. November 1, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    This is fab Becca. I agree, I to would have eaten the sweets lol

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      He he, thanks Ellen! Glad I’m not the only one! <3 xx

  22. November 1, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve not made cards since I was a teen, but this box is seriously tempting me. It looks like such fun! The addition of sweets is always a good choice. 😉

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Misa! You can’t go wrong with sweets! <3 xx

  23. November 1, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love the idea of a little craft box for people like me who aren’t that creative. You can’t really go wrong with something like this! Such a cute theme too x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! It was such a fun theme, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  24. November 1, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    This looks like such an amazing box! There’s such a range of items and I’d love to get crafty as I haven’t had the time to be creative in so long. I love how themed this box is too and your pictures showcase it all so beautifully. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! You are so kind. I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  25. November 1, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Wow, this treat box sounds fab! I love all things art and crafts so this box would be right up my street. There’s lots of different things in it which is great. I love the idea of a personalised letter too! How much is the box? Love your photos as usual, they’re so colourful!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kate! Each box is £25 but cheaper if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months. It’s such a fun subscription box, I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  26. November 1, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    This would be great for my nieces! And me!! Such a great concept!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much Jo, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  27. November 1, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    What a lovely idea! I hadn’t come across a craft subscription box before. It’s nice that you receive a starter kit so you have everything to get going. Definitely an interesting idea for a Christmas present! Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Delly! You are so kind! It would be fab as a Christmas present, the starter kit is really useful too! <3 xx

  28. November 1, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Wow- this looks like an amazing box!! So cute and colorful. I especially like that there is a guide that comes with it because I would have no idea how to put it all together!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much Britni! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The guide was really handy and easy to follow too! <3 xx

  29. November 1, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    It’s like this box was made for you! I love the cards you designed, very cute! 🙂 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! <3 xxx

  30. Shalycee
    November 1, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Omg! The last card is so cute!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  31. November 1, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I love this Bexa, you did a great review and the photos are warm & capture the crafts & box perfectly, I’m considering this for my niece as she loves her crafts and this sounds an ideal way to treat her each month x

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Gem! Aww, that is a really sweet and thoughtful gift idea for your niece, I am sure she will love it! <3 xx

  32. November 2, 2018 / 10:38 am

    This is adorable Bexa! Such a lovely box. The stamps are just the cutest! I love the idea of boxes like this but never find the time to sit down and get creative in this way. Still, I love your reviews so please do keep them coming! Your pictures are always so colourful and well put together. x

    Amy
    http://www.missamyrach.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Amy. You are so sweet and supportive, I really appreciate your lovely words <3 xx

  33. November 2, 2018 / 11:40 am

    This is amazing! I’ve been wanting to start a stationary subscription box for awhile, and I love that this is so niche for the people out there who love making cards. I’d love to see what Holly puts in her December boxes! If I was more into making cards, or had more people who would appreciate receiving them, I’d definitely subscribe to a box like this. Amazing photos and crafts, Bexa, as per 😝

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Beka! You are so kind. I’m also excited to see what is in the December box! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  34. November 2, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Aw what a fantastic idea, I love that this is Halloween themed- such a fun, seasonal activity. Those little pumpkin stamps are so cute and so are your pumpkin props! This definitely sounds like your kind of box Bexa- I hope you enjoyed the sweets 😉 haha!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you so much Soph! He he, the sweets were so nice! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  35. November 4, 2018 / 4:37 am

    I love your Halloween-themed box! You’re always at it with the cute things, hehe. You got a lot of stuff from the box! I am a sucker for the tracing sheet! I love that there are so many different activities to do! I enjoyed looking at the goods you got from the box. Glad you enjoyed this – your card looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Nancy, it was such a fun box with lots to do! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  36. November 4, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    This is such a cute idea and I love how everything you could possibly need is supplied! I love the cute little treat box, espechially the spider web extra touches! This seems like s box that my kids would really love!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much Kristin! I am glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Thank you Gemma! <3 xx

  37. November 9, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    This looks like such a great and fun subscription box! How fun!

    • Bexa
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Thank you Nikki! <3 xx

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