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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – Jan 2016

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Messy Box is a 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

I am totally framing that sequin print – it is awesome!

This box includes 3 9×12 one-sided pages and a 9×12 Transparency:




Sequin Pack (20 Silver, 20 Blue, 20 Pink, 20 Green)

Days of the Week Puffy Stickers (28 total stickers)


Love these puffy stickers! One thing to mention though – they have a HORRIBLE chemical smell! I’m hoping that goes away soon because they are too cute.


Chipboard Alpha (26 Letters)

I love the mixed black and white prints on these.


Journal Cards 4 4×6

These are all double sided this month! Here are the other sides:


Pink cars!


Journal Cards 2 3×4, 6 3×3

And the flip sides:



Verdict: I like the designs and pink and black colors this month. As always, the A Beautiful Mess team delivers cute stuff!

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 January 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. Does anybody else have trouble with the tracking for this box?

  2. Do the sell books with sectioned pages/clear pockets to go with the size of the inserts?

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