Sweet Surprises Card Kit Review and Giveaway [CLOSED]

I have a new review and giveaway that steps a little outside of the norm for this blog but is still really cute and fun.  After posting my May Conscious Box review, I was contacted by Carol, a Close To My Heart consultant.  She offered me a few products to try, and I ultimately chose the "My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit" because it reminded me the most of scrapbooking, which is something I've dabbled in before.


I loved trying all types of crafts when I was younger -- coloring, stamping, painting...anything and everything!  I kind of fell out of practice as I got older, but I did attempt a scrapbook during high school.  It remains unfinished, but it's something that I definitely enjoy doing.  This card kit is kind of like scrapbooking, in that you can decorate the cards any way you'd like.  It comes with the following:
  • 10 – 5¾" × 5¼" Tri-Fold Kraft Card Bases
  • 10 – Kraft Envelope Boxes
  • 10 – Clear Adhesive-Backed Treat Cups
  • 10 – Dimensional Elements Sentiments
  • 1 – 12" x 12" Printed Dimensional Elements Sheet
  • 2 – 12" x 12" Printed Adhesive Sheets
  • 2 yds. – ½" White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon


What I liked the most about the kit was the bright colors and fun designs.  It's predominantly flowers and cupcakes, with little accent stickers to go along with them.


The cards can be made for a variety of events, from birthdays to simple "thinking of you's."  I think that these would be so much fun as a party activity, especially since you fill them with candy (or another small treat of your choosing)!


Here is my finished card.  I'll have to admit that I wish that the kit included clearer instructions, because at first I wasn't quite sure what to do with all of the pieces.  That might sound silly, because it really is a simple construction, but I think I was over-thinking it.  I'm the type of person who likes to know exactly what I have to do, so I'm still not entirely sure if I assembled the card correctly.  But it looks cute, right?  The candy cup stays attached via an adhesive around the base of it, which attaches to the card.

  • Check out Carol's website and see the full line of Close To My Heart products, which has everything from digital and paper scrapbooking to stamps, other card kits, and tons more!

Bottom Line: The My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit is a super easy and fun craft for anyone who wants to put a smile on someone's face, including their own!  The card I made took less than 5 minutes, and I love the way it turned out.  I think this kit would be great for someone who might not have a ton of time to devote to crafting, but still wants to try something new.  It retails for $19.95.

Does this look like something you'd be interested in trying?  Carol was kind enough to provide me with an extra kit to use for a giveaway!  You can enter below with the Rafflecopter form.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



*Disclaimer: I received one My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit for free to facilitate my review.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and all honest opinions expressed are entirely my own.

29 comments:

  1. What a terrific thing to do! Thank You so much and the kit looks beautiful!

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  2. I'm a paper and pen geek, so I would love to try the colored pencils and pens!

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    1. I love doodling with colored pencils too

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  3. Super colorful and fun! I love kits because when I go into craft stores I sometimes get overwhelmed where as this is everything you need. A great jumping off point. Love it.

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    1. I know the feeling! I think that's why I stopped scrapbooking, I just got so overwhelmed. This was definitely nice to have everything in one kit.

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  4. I like their My Creations memory showcase, and I love all of the papers. I would have a hard time deciding.

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    1. They do have a lot of great designs to choose from!

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  5. I love making cards so I'd love to try the Sweet Surprises Card Kit that you got :)

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    1. Good luck Angie! Be sure to stop back every day to tweet increase your chances of winning :)

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  6. What a great review and giveaway. OMG so darn cute. I would love to win this. I also love the My Acrylix® Stamp Sets. I've recently become fascinated with stamps and am dying to try some new things.

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    1. I've never used stamps extensively before, I think they would be really fun to try!

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  7. Nice review! That kit sure does have a lot of stuff to make a great card! Looks like fun.

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    1. OH and I would love to try the Studio J® Online Design Software. I might actually start using it soon because it looks pretty awesome.

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  8. What a great review and cute giveaway.

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  9. I would love to try the colored pencils.

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  10. The Lucy Kit is really adorable.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love the candy cup. :)

    -Lauren

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  11. The candy cup is such a cute idea. I would love to enter the giveaway.

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  12. I like the DARK CHOCOLATE TAPESTRY VELVET RUB-ONS!

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  13. Like the Enjoy stamp set. Karen


    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to try the My acrilyx Stamps!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    Rafflecopter:Mechele JOhnson

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  15. I like their new Lucy line of products!

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  16. Fave:
    Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads


    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

    heather abbe

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  17. I'd like to try the CRICUT® CARTRIDGE CREATIVITY.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I love love love the cricut cartridge! I use it a lot! has so many features like alphabet, boxes and goes with stamp sets. :) makes things so much easier.

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  18. Love this: http://carolloftus.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6600&CatalogID=1733

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  19. I'd like the 5" x 7" KRAFT ENVELOPES.
    Chavonne H.

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