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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review – June 2014

Paper Pumpkin June

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting subscription box from Stampin’ Up! They send everything you need for a fun creativity escape right to your door. (Paper Pumpkin kindly sent us this box to review).

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review - June

The Subscription Box: Paper Pumpkin

The Cost: $19.95/month (save $1/month with a 6-month subscription or $2/month with a 12-month subscription)

The Products: Everything you’ll need to complete the month’s paper project, including stamps, ink, accessories, and more. (Note: their FAQ does say you will need adhesive for some projects.)

Ships to: US and Canada

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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Info

Each month’s kit comes with an information card that lists everything included in the box and pictures for ideas. For June, Paper Pumpkin sent out “no-frills, manly cards” for Father’s Day (and the kit also included a “Happy Birthday” stamp, as well).

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Items

This June kit includes envelopes, stamps, acrylic stamping block (not pictured), ink pad, printed card bases and envelopes in two sizes, self-adhesive sticker, die-cut accents, baker’s twine, adhesive candy dots, and double-sided dimensional stickers. There are stamps for “Happy Father’s Day,” “Happy Birthday,” “Dad,” “Bro,” and “Son.”

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Finished

Here’s how my cards turned out!

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Birthday

The Verdict: I really enjoyed this Paper Pumpkin box; I used to make a lot of cards and scrapbooking projects when I was younger and it was really fun having a “crafting getaway” that let me do that again. However, even if you’ve never done anything like this before I definitely think you could do this project, too. Just about every piece was self-adhesive, and easily mixed-and-matched. The stamps themselves were something I’ve never seen before: the stamps come on a sheet that you peel them off from and stick them to the acrylic block for use, and then put them back on the sheet for storage. I think this is really smart because you could gather a whole library of stamps from these boxes and they’ll never take up too much space!

The only thing I wish they would have done was show/suggest more styles for the cards; on the included informational card, they only showed one style for each size of card, and making the same exact card (save for maybe different sayings) might get a little boring; I did try to change it up a little on a couple of my own cards. I looked through Paper Pumpkin’s website at some previous months’ boxes and I think they usually allow a little more customization than this month’s might have.

What do you think of the cards for June’s Paper Pumpkin box? Have you tried a monthly crafting box before?

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: paper pumpkin | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I think the value is in the instructions and project ideas rather than the actual materials. For me I could buy the paper on my own but I would have no idea with where to start to make my own greeting cards. I really like this box. I may subscribe to this.

  2. This has to be the biggest rip off in subscription boxes. I am an avid paper crafter and I can assure you I know my prices. You’re looking at $2 for paper and envelopes and maybe a $4 value for the tiny stamp set. I would not recommend this to anyone.

    • I don’t do paper crafts, but I know beads and (loom) knitting. That feeling of getting ripped off is what’s kept me from subscribing to any jewelry-making or yarn-stash-building boxes. So I can totally believe it crosses over into other crafts.

  3. This kit looks amazing and something that I would enjoy doing. I’ll have to look for more reviews of past months. I’m looking for a creative kit that has excellent instructions.

    • I agree!

      • (Sorry! I meant to type more than that but I’m on my phone so it posted for me and I accidentally messed up my name, haha).

        I agree with you, and I definitely was impressed with this box. It included everything I needed and step-by-step instructions. I recommend it and look forward to more boxes, too! =]

  4. I have been getting this since it started about 1.5 yes ago – and while all of the kits were ok….they must have did a ‘rethinking’ and tweaked the program in December. The kits have been amazing! I have yet to receive mine this month for some reason but I highly recommend this to anyone. They alternate between project and cards every other month. I do wish they would give alternate designs but the creative people on the net do a great job of posting theirs!

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