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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review – December 2017

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting subscription box from Stampin’ Up! They send everything you need for a creative paper project right to your door.

Paper Pumpkin November 2017 box

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Paper Pumpkin November 2017 review

About Paper Pumpkin

The Subscription Box: Paper Pumpkin

The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping in the USA, $26.95 + free shipping in Canada

The Products: Everything you need to design a creative paper project with stamps, ink, accessories and more. (Please note per their FAQ you will need adhesive for some monthly projects.)

Ships to: The United States & Canada

Paper Pumpkin December 2017 Review

The instruction leaflet is not as informative as the how-to-video on YouTube, which I prefer to watch before starting the project. I use the instruction leaflet as a guide when I get stuck on a step.

This month’s theme is “Flora And Flutter.”

Paper Pumpkin November 2017 supplies

Enclosed in each monthly kit are a water-based dye ink stamp pad and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has a small butterfly, leaves, flower, “Have A Great Day,” “Hello,” “Thank You,” “Congratulations,” and “Happy Birthday.”

Here’s a note indicating the original lemon-lime twist die-cut included in this kit was backward, and Stampin Up sent the corrected version in this box.

Here is the inside of the first card as I begin to assemble the front set-up of the card. I attach the adhesive strip on the top and bottom of the inside of the card.

Here I place the lemon-lime twist die-cut on top of the adhesive and on top of that I layer the glimmer paper, glimmer side down, and cardstock on top of the glimmer side, not shown.

Here is the finished look of the front of the card and the glimmer paper with the lemon-lime die-cut. I like the added pop of glitter in the background.

Here is the front of the second card.

Here I placed the peekaboo peach die-cut on the inside of the card.

Next, I placed the glimmer paper, glimmer side down on the back of the card and then I placed a blank cardstock on back of that, not shown.

Here are the stamped sentiments and butterflies stamped on the white die-cuts. I choose not to adhere the butterfly on the front of the cards (I only stamped one card, shown below.) I used all the sayings from the photopolymer set.

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Here is the finished look of the cards.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was an easy assemble, and the pop of glitter in the background of the cards is a nice touch. I choose not to add the twine and ribbon to the die-cut sentiments; I felt it wasn’t needed and took away from the beauty of the die-cuts. I did add the butterfly stamp to the die-cut sentiments. Overall, I’m pleased with how the cards turned out. While crafting, I realized after I had stamped the white sheet of die-cuts that I could have switched up the color of the stamping and used past stamp pads to add a variety of color to the cards. That’s one thing that I like about this kit I can add or take away elements of the craft. This box has good quality paper products and crafting supplies and well worth the $19.95 a month subscription cost.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if I sign-up today? No, sign up by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit. If you sign up today, you will receive the January box.

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What do you think of this month’s Paper Pumpkin box? Have you tried a monthly crafting kit before?

Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

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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