A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – Oct 2015
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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These boxes always include 4 9×12 papers. Last month they were double-sided. This month, we’re back to one-sided pages.
I think I’ll be framing both of these – I love the colors!
Almost every month they include a transparency sheet as well.
Set of journal cards (3 3×4″ 3 4×6″ and 6 3×3″)
These cards are all reversible – so you have a lot of options to pick from. Here are the larger sizes:
This month they sent half the amount of cards they usually send. I could be wrong, but I don’t see where additional items were added to make up for this, so it seems like a little bit of a hit in terms of value.
Now Playing Sticky Notes
Black and White Striped Mini Washi Tape
I love when they send washi tape! Here is a better look:
Quote Bubble Die Cuts
Colorful heart stickers = always a good thing!
Verdict: I like the colors and prints this month, but it does seem like this box has cut back a bit compared to previous months. I really hope to see more reversible 9×12 sheets in future boxes – I love having lots of options for framing!
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.
What do you think of the October Messy Box?