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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015

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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 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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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Items

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).

Check out all of my Messy Box reviews!

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Pages

4 9×12 papers

This box comes with 4 large sheets (one-sided), and the one on the right below has gold metallic as well:

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 PAges Gold

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Gold

1 9/12 Gold transparent sheet

The gold stripe can be layered over any the papers or a photo, etc. I’m absolutely loving the marbling and colors this month – I think I will be framing a few of these sheets!

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Squares

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:

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Marble

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Life is Beautiful

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Letters

Oversized white alphas

I recommend checking out how A Beautiful Mess used the scrapbook materials this month. In some cases they kept the letters white, and in other pages they painted them, added design, etc.

A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – August 2015 Stamp

Mini date roller stamp

Lips Stickers

This date roller stamp is a useful addition, and I love the stickers – they have the same feel to me as dried puffy paint!

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! (I’ve been framing pages more than I’ve been scrapbooking though!).

What do you think of the August 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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1 Comment

  1. I love these products! I use them to write notes on the blank side. I have a ministry called BOXES of Love (you can read about it at our FB page), and I send out boxes of goodies to women who are having a hard time. There is no charge. If you know a woman that is in need of a pick me up, please instant message me the info on FB. Once again, there is NO charge to the nominator (whose name goes on the card) or the recipient. If you could help spread the word, that would be great.

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