Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review – December 2017
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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
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.”
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.
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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