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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – Sept 2015

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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).

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


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).

Check out all of my Messy Box reviews!


9×12 papers

These boxes always include 4 9×12 papers. In the past they’ve been one-sided, but this month the are double-sided! Here is the flip side of these two:


And here is the next set:


I want to frame these! (And I also think A Beautiful Mess should launch a new subscription with just framable prints!)

Flip sides:



Set of journal cards (6 3×4″ 6 4×6″ and 12 3×3″)

These cards are all reversible – so you have a lot of options to pick from. Here are the larger sizes:


I am loving all the phrases this month!



Icon Chipboard Stickers

Mini Tape

Black Plastic Numbers

Here is a closer look at the mini washi tape:


So cute!


Silver Foil Labels

I thought these were stickers – but not so! (I ruined two of them finding that out!)

Verdict: Since I haven’t gotten into scrapbooking yet (my Messy Box items are currently in a box I refer to as “someday”) I really like that this month the large pages are such fun and framable designs. (I hope that continues!)

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 September Messy Box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

1 Comment

  1. I have not opened a messy box since the second one I’ve received. Thanks to these reviews I can see what I get. I’m locked in for the annual subscription and since I’m not ready to start scrap booking or have yet to buy storage for all of my supplies, I keep them in the unopened boxes, smh…

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