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A Beautiful Mess Messy Box Subscription Review – Feb 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).

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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

Even though these are made for scrapbooking, I’ve been framing quite a few of these papers in cheap IKEA frames for inexpensive artwork! This lemon one would look great in a kitchen!

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


Yes, that is a pizza slice transparency!


Watermelon Diecuts

Heart Stickers

These watermelons are so cute! And heart stickers are always useful!


Circle Die Cuts

These have a sticker backing, and the cardboard material makes them pop!



Journal Cards 4 4×6

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


I like the recipe card addition!


Journal Cards 6 3×3

And the flip sides:



Journal Cards 2 3×4, and 9Cardstock Food Die Cuts

These Journal cards are reversible, but the smaller squares are one-sided. Here are the flip sides for the 2 3X4 cards:


Verdict: I like the colors and the food theme this month – I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with yummy-inspired designs!

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 February 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 really do like the prints in this Messy Box, I just wished they’d include more like they used to!

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