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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – July 2015

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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – July 2015 Box

Messy Box is a new scrapbooking subscription from A Beautiful Mess. I love my Happy Mail subscription, so I wanted to try this one out too. I have never scrapbooked, but I love their designs so much I figured I could use the items for something else if I didn’t take it up! (They also sell exclusive scrapbook books and pages to go along with the sizes of items in this kit).

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The Subscription Box: Messy Box

The Cost: $24.99 ($19.99 a box with an annual subscription)

The Products: Each box is filled with items to scrapbook with including paper and cards, stickers, embellishments, and special items. Each month is color-coordinated and comes with a different technique theme.

Ships to: US and International ($3 shipping fee per box for International subscribers).

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3 9×12 papers

1 9/12 Gold Striped transparent sheet

These paper sheets are a cardstock, and one-sided. The gold stripe can be layered over any the papers or a photo, etc. (I’ve ended up using a few of these as background paper for framing photos).

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Silver star die cuts

Gold chipboard alpha

These take me back to elementary school and the display boards teachers would make!

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Jumbo Gold Paper Clips

Pink die cut “sparkle” chipboard word

This sparkle chipboard addition is fun – and of course they make everything look good in their scrapbook posts!

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Set of journal cards (6 3×4″ 6 4×6″ and 12 3×3″)

These cards are all reversible – so you have a lot of options to pick from. Here are the larger sizes:

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(I’m loving the gold foil stripes this month!)

Verdict: Based on the comments from some scrapbooking readers on previous Messy Box reviews, I’d say this box is worth the $25 a month cost if you’re excited about exclusive prints and designs from A Beautiful Mess. If you’re looking purely for scrapbooking materials, there are likely cheaper options.

Personally I love their prints and creative designs, so I enjoy this subscription box! (Though I think Happy Mail is definitely the better value if you are picking between the two subscriptions).

What do you think of the July Messy Box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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2 Comments

  1. I was torn this month. I have loved the boxes so far, i loved when they added in technique items to help you take your scrapping a step further. But this month is a womp-womp for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the style and designs and colors, but it didn’t feel like enough this time. I was expecting more.

  2. I always think these are overpriced. If you shop the sale aisle at any craft store or Walmart, you could get all of this for less than $10. Plus you get to choose what you want and aren’t limited to whatever theme they choose.

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