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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – June 2016

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Messy Box is a scrapbooking subscription from A Beautiful Mess. June’s box was full of summery and tropical sentiments, patterns, and colors.

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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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Scrapbooking Sheets – 9″x12″

The Messy Box included 3 sheets of scrapbooking paper printed on one side. I love the chairs print and the tiny blue brushstrokes/dashes on the blue sheet. If you don’t scrapbook, these look nice cut and folded as cards, cut to fit inside an envelope as a colorful liner, or framed and hung on the wall.

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Journal Cards – 8 3″ x 4″ and 12 3″ x 3″

These little journal cards are so cute. My favorites are the watercolor fronds but I also really love the chair prints and popsicles. These tiny cards would make great gift tags, just punch a hole in the top and add string.

 

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All of the journal cards are printed on the back too. Here is the reverse of all the cards.

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Journal Cards – 4 4″ x 6″

The watercolor fronds card is everything. I’ve already hung it up next to my desk with a piece of washi tape so I can look at it all day long. I like that the flower and toucan designs leave room for a handwritten note as these would be so nice to include as a card with a gifts.

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Here’s a look at the back of the 4″ x 6″ journal cards. The backs are full of pattern vs. the front which are illustrations. I love all of these so much, each of the patterns is so pretty and the colors are perfect.

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Washi Tape Sheet

The messy box also included a sheet of 8 precut strips of washi tape. The strips are cut thinner than typical washi tape but the scale works for the size of the scrapbook sheets and journal cards.

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Stamps – set of 5 + Yellow Ink Pad

The box also came with a set of small clear stamps and a bright yellow ink pad. These are so cute and easy to clean. I can see me stamping the chair on all the mail I send this summer, even the bills.

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Die Cut Word Banners – set of 13

The die cut word banners come in pinks, reds, and whites. 5 include phrases that suit the overall theme of the box and the rest are blank so you can write your own captions. They remind me of old school tattoos.

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Neon Acrylic Pineapples

I have no idea what to do with these but I love them. Each is cut from yellow neon acrylic in the shape of a pineapple.

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Here’s a collection of my favorite bits from this box.

Verdict: This was my first Messy Box and it is now one of my favorite subscriptions! So much of it perfectly suited my taste and I think the value is really there for such unique and well-designed pieces. I love paper goods and stationery so I am full of ideas for making use of these items even though I don’t scrapbook.

What do you think of the June Messy Box?

Written by Emily Cosnotti

Emily Cosnotti

Emily is a design enthusiast who loves beautiful objects. She’s really into Snapchat, corgis, interior design, and Glamglow masks. She is currently fostering a healthy subscription addiction.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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