Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review – June 2014
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting subscription box from Stampin’ Up! They send everything you need for a fun creativity escape right to your door. (Paper Pumpkin kindly sent us this box to review).
The Subscription Box: Paper Pumpkin
The Cost: $19.95/month (save $1/month with a 6-month subscription or $2/month with a 12-month subscription)
The Products: Everything you’ll need to complete the month’s paper project, including stamps, ink, accessories, and more. (Note: their FAQ does say you will need adhesive for some projects.)
Ships to: US and Canada
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Each month’s kit comes with an information card that lists everything included in the box and pictures for ideas. For June, Paper Pumpkin sent out “no-frills, manly cards” for Father’s Day (and the kit also included a “Happy Birthday” stamp, as well).
This June kit includes envelopes, stamps, acrylic stamping block (not pictured), ink pad, printed card bases and envelopes in two sizes, self-adhesive sticker, die-cut accents, baker’s twine, adhesive candy dots, and double-sided dimensional stickers. There are stamps for “Happy Father’s Day,” “Happy Birthday,” “Dad,” “Bro,” and “Son.”
Here’s how my cards turned out!
The Verdict: I really enjoyed this Paper Pumpkin box; I used to make a lot of cards and scrapbooking projects when I was younger and it was really fun having a “crafting getaway” that let me do that again. However, even if you’ve never done anything like this before I definitely think you could do this project, too. Just about every piece was self-adhesive, and easily mixed-and-matched. The stamps themselves were something I’ve never seen before: the stamps come on a sheet that you peel them off from and stick them to the acrylic block for use, and then put them back on the sheet for storage. I think this is really smart because you could gather a whole library of stamps from these boxes and they’ll never take up too much space!
The only thing I wish they would have done was show/suggest more styles for the cards; on the included informational card, they only showed one style for each size of card, and making the same exact card (save for maybe different sayings) might get a little boring; I did try to change it up a little on a couple of my own cards. I looked through Paper Pumpkin’s website at some previous months’ boxes and I think they usually allow a little more customization than this month’s might have.
What do you think of the cards for June’s Paper Pumpkin box? Have you tried a monthly crafting box before?