Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
As you saw in yesterday’s blog, I made a card using two stamp sets that I purchased on Wish. This is not a sponsored post, wish it was…haha (pun definitely intended). However, I thought I would share with you my experience with this.
First, I do want to preface this by saying that Wish does ship from over seas, if you live in the United States, like me. So, it will take a while for the products you order to come in. That being said, I took that in account when I ordered my stamps. I also ordered a phone case, and I am still waiting for it. Again, takes time, but worth it.
Let’s move to what I bought. I bought two stamp sets, “It is a Good Day,” and “Thank You set.” I ordered both sets at the same time, on January 2nd, 2019 and received them January 16th, 2019. This was actually pretty fast in comparison to previous orders. I love ordering phone cases from Wish, because for the price I pay at other places, I can get several cases. I am kind of a hoarder of phone cases, like crafting supplies.
When I opened the stamp sets, I noticed that the stamp sets were silicone based, instead of photopolymer. It is because of the difference in materials that the stamps are a bit more flimsy. They were exactly as the pictures showed and I was definitely pleased about that. Like I have mentioned on this site before, I tend to only order crafting supplies online, when it is more for refill purposes and I only use companies that I have been to before. So, buying crafting supplies from Wish was definitely new for me.
Time to test these sets out.
When I buy new crafting supplies, especially stamps, I am that crazy person that rips open the material, grabs a piece of scrap paper and immediately begins testing. I know that I use My Favorite Things Premium Dye Ink far more than my other brands, so they were first inks up. Now, when I mounted the stamps to my acrylic block, I loved that there was no issue with the stamp sliding or moving around. I have bought stamps before that were on clearance that were thin like these and they just moved so easily all over the block. However, once I made my first stamp, I realized that these stamps required more than one pass. That doesn’t bother me, I simply break out my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool and I am able to stamp my image as many times as I need.
I did test my Stampin’ Up inks on these stamps as well. I was not really all that impressed. The ink almost pooled in some spots of the stamp. I did come to conclusion that if you are wanting to use your Stampin’ Up Inks, please make sure you are not using a recently refilled stamp pad. Unlike My Favorite Things stamp pads, Stampin’ Up stamps don’t absorb the ink quite as fast, so you will need to bear that in mind when stamping with this brand with these stamps.
Once I stamped the branch and a few little flowers with my inks, I was able to see how they all look together and I loved the set. The sentiments with the “bird set,” as I call it, are perfect. One sentiment in particular really makes me happy, “happy anniversary.” This sentiment in particular is one that I am always looking to get my hands on. I love making my own cards for any occasion and that was one occasion I had a hard time finding.
The other set is a series of gratitude sentiments which is always a must in a stampers stash. So, having a whole set devoted to that really opens the door for some creations. Now, I am giving an honest and unbiased review here, I don’t want to be a complete downer on this set, because I do love it, except for one stamp. The stamp is suppose to read, “One tiny word with one big meaning Thanks!” However the “r” and the “b” don’t really come off as those letters. I am only mentioning this because for a completely transparent review. I also want to say that this stamp will still be used, because I love the font and I know that the gist is there. Most people just glancing at the card would not even notice it.
Thank You set- Free only paid Shipping $2.00
Bird Set- paid $1.00 for set and $2.00 for shipping
Literally $5.00 for two stamp sets, giving me twenty stamps. I don’t think that is bad at all.
Would I buy crafting supplies from Wish again?
The answer to that is absolutely. I trust Wish the company to make purchases, and as far as the products are concerned, I would love to review even more for you all. I will be ordering some framelits and stamp sets soon for an upcoming project and review. So, be on the look out for that.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, and share so others can join the fun as well. Also, in between posts, I make posts on Facebook at facebook.com/kraftaholicmommy as well as, Instagram at instagram.com/alishia-blount feel free to give me a follow on these platforms as well. I have been considering making my posts on here for my cards, as well as starting a YouTube channel so if anyone needs to actually see the process, they have it available to them. If this is something you would like to see me do, feel free to comment your answer down below. Until next time,