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Martha Stewart Crafts - product reviews

Recently I received some samples from the Martha Stewart Crafts collection. The entire product line is available at your nearby Michaels craft store and is very reasonably priced (ex. 12 place cards for only $1.99).

The Gingerbread House Favor Boxes are so cute - they are perfect as holiday wedding favors and/or place cards filled with cookies for your guest to take home and enjoy or as sweet gifts for loved ones over the holidays. This kits comes complete with the boxes, red ribbon for tying them closed and a label sticker.
Price: $7.99 for 6 boxes

White Cherish Place Cards (These are called tented on the package, but are easel backed placecards - a very unique idea and it works perfectly. Sometimes tented cards don't always stay open the same amount, but with easel back, they are propped at the perfect angle for reading). Martha Stewart has coordinating embellishments and accents for customizing these place cards. Please note: each place card has a different scallop edge, so if you want all your place cards to be the same, these wouldn't be the ones for you - but there are others available in the collection that are all the same in the set (Ex. Classic Place Cards)
Price: $1.99 for 12 easel backed place cards

Floral Place Cards - these tented place cards come in a package of 2 cards of each color (red, brown, green, pink, blue, and orange). These cards can also be used as gift tags and feature a floral burst design that coordinates with other products in the Martha Stewart Crafts line. There are 2 different floral burst designs (6 place cards of each design). These cards are a nice heavy weight of paper, but the design does tend to take over the card, leaving only a small white rectangle for writing in your guest names - on this card there wouldn't be any room for writing the table number on the outside, but, it could always be written inside.
Price: $1.99 for 12 tented place cards

The Embossed Eyelet Favor Boxes make unique place cards that double as favors for your guests. These white boxes would make a beautiful presentation at both bridal showers and wedding receptions. Please note, the weight of the paper is rather flimsy, so be careful when putting the boxes together. This kit comes complete with the boxes, pre-cut white grosgrain ribbon and tags for labeling.
Price: $9.99 for 8 favor boxes

For the DIY Bride, the bone folder that Martha created is amazing - it works beautifully, you don't have to press hard at all to get a score line for folding the paper - I currently have a bone folder (not a Martha Stewart one) that I have to score with a couple of times before getting a good crease for folding. I will definitely be tossing that one to only use Martha's.

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