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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016


Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting subscription box from Stampin’ Up! They send everything you need for a creative paper project right to your door.



This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


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: United States & Canada

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The clear block subscribers receive in the Welcome Box was included in this box because I started receiving boxes in July and did not receive one. (I appreciate Paper Pumpkin getting this much needed item to me!)




Paper Pumpkin’s August project is “Bold Botanicals.” Each month’s box comes with an informative leaflet that lists what’s included in the kit and step-by-step instructions. There is also an instructional video that you can access on their website.

This kit is a three-in-one project: Three different style greeting cards with enough materials to make 3 cards in each style. I love all the designs, and they are fairly easy to assemble.




In the first project, the instructions say “wrap the twine around the background piece, knot and thread a leaf on each tail and tie a bow”. Unfortunately this did not work because the leaves were hanging there and not staying in place on the card. As you can see from the above picture I tied the wooden leaves with twine and attached to the card directly with the adhesive dots. As for the envelopes, what a creative idea to stamp the front and back flap of the envelopes. I love how the floral design is stamped twice leaving enough room in between the stamps for addressing the envelope.


The second project is the medium-sized cards and envelopes. These cards assembled well and turned out super cute. The little wooden embellishment totally pulls the design together.


The last project is unique, as it’s more like a gift card holder. It was super simple to put together. The smaller note cards slide in and are perfect for a quick, encouraging sentiment. The miniature clothespin is an adorable embellishment to this small notecard.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin project was timely with fall approaching and I’m now inspired to send out fall greetings! Some materials were not pre-cut, like in last month’s project. The Pre-cut materials are helpful in making sure there aren’t materials wasted. And I must say I love the convenience of not having to measure and cut anything. There was an extra banner and a sheet of really small adhesive dots enclosed, which weren’t very sticky so I didn’t end up using them. This month’s project has more steps involved than the July project, but was more fun to do! The clear-mount stamps adhere to the clear block really well and give a perfectly stamped image. The quality of the paper is superb, and all the little embellishments are adorable! This month’s box is definitely worth the cost, and I’m thrilled to have a collection of beautiful cards to send out this fall!

What do you think of the “Bold Botanicals” cards and notecard for August’s Paper Pumpkin box?  Have you tried a monthly crafting box before?

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Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: paper pumpkin | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. This box is right up my alley, as I am obsessed with all things paper! I loved how you described the process, and included the things that didn’t work so well and how you resolved the issue, in addition to what did work and all the good things about these projects.
    This sub is something I really have to consider!

  2. How cute!!!

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