Product Type: Flair Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... which is very handy. The unit has a slider on it - this is where you laminate the Cool Cardz. Fear not, there is no heating or glueing i... more
COOL CARDZ IS PRETTY COOL (FOR KIDS!!)
Flair Cool Cardz
Member Name: jf1428
Flair Cool Cardz
Advantages: NO MESS NO FUSS QUICK TO DO VERY EASY TO GET THE HANG OF
Disadvantages: INITIAL PURCHASE PRICE AND COST OF REFILLS
This was bought as a Christmas present for my 8yr old daughter after it was circled in the god forbidden Argos book!!
So it went on the list for Christmas and Nanny ended up buying it for £14.99,at the time I was not really sure what it was all about and presumed it to be some sort of card making,which it is,but not in the traditional sense of card making,it is in fact the small type business cards with a sticky backing.
You are met with a plastic box coloured in pink blue and yellow 24cm long,15.5cm and 4.5cm deep,it is all nicely rounded with no sharp edges and does seem to be of a good quality,it has a roller on top and a flip top tray which you put four little stamps in and a couple of slide out drawers for storing the bits and bobs in,these include:
20 cool cardz
20 cool cardz laminating sheets
4 groovy stamps
1 ink pad
3 sticker sheets
1 glitter pen
1 black pen
1 clear pouch to store cardz and instructions (this list of contents is off the box)
I was not impressed with this to start with and still do not think it is worth £14.99,but it has grown on me as my daughter plays with it quite a lot and makes us lovely little cards with cute messages on,perfect for mum and dads wallet,it is quite a clever little thing in its own way,just don't expect too much from it, at the end of the day these are only little plastic cards.
The basics are you choose a card,write a message on it,decorate it with stamps and stickers etc. and then laminate it using the machine and voilą! Your card is complete. No mess and no fuss.
Refills are available from mail order direct from the maker Flair costing 1x£6.49,2x£10.98.
I would recommend this if you could find it for less money,my daughter has enjoyed playing with it a lot,it is very simple and easy to do to boot,even though the refills seem to cost a lot.
And lastly why is cards spelt with a "z" do these people not think we have enough trouble teaching our children good grammar and English without it being thrust upon them??
Summary: CLEVER IDEA-SEEMS TO KEEP KIDS AMUSED-QUITE PRICEY
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