Paper Pumpkin Subscription Review – October 2016
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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Each month’s box comes with an informative leaflet that lists what is included in the kit and step by step instructions. Also, there is an instructional video that you can access on their website.
Once, again I enlisted my friend Ava to join me in this craft. This month’s project included twine again, my least favorite material, but we made it work. Instead of wrapping and tying the twine to the die-cut pieces, we wrapped the twine around the front of the cards and the added green was a nice addition. Unfortunately, the ink pad arrived dry, but luckily I had extra ink pads.
Part of this month’s project was to make leaf-shaped windows. Pay attention to the directions because I misread step 4 when I was adhering the clear sheet to the embossed vanilla piece. I didn’t add the fifth adhesive strip down the middle, which maybe would have kept the sequins in place better. Make sure to seal the edges really well so the sequins won’t fall out.
With the leaves that got punched out for the windows, I decided to make additional cards with our own materials on hand. We just couldn’t let these cute punched out leaves go to waste!
Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin project, “Season Of Gratitude” was appropriate for the upcoming holiday. I appreciate how Paper Pumpkin uses good quality cardstock and envelopes for their projects. Because assembling the window was a little tricky and time consuming, this project wasn’t as easy as past projects. But it was worth the effort because the cards turned out well! Overall this was another unique and creative project fit for the fall season! The monthly kits are $19.95 a month and you’re getting good quality (in my opinion) envelopes and cards and added embellishments and accessories to add to the card. Everything is included and a great deal for a craft box!!
What do you think of this month’s Paper Pumpkin box? Have you tried a monthly crafting box before?