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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Review – December 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: The United States & Canada

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Paper Pumpkin includes an information leaflet every month and this month introduced the rotary stamp. They also included instructions on how to use the stamp.


Another Great Year Rotary Stamp

A rotary stamp was included in this month’s kit, which is a departure from the standard stamp and ink pad I have been accustomed to receiving in the past boxes. This stamp was easy to use and I prefer it over the stamp and ink pad.


Using a rotary stamp was new to me,  but it is easy to turn and has a variety of sayings and numerals. Instead of an ink pad, I used a black marker which I prefer.


Yellow Washi Tape

This washi tape is a colorful way to adhere my photos and papers to my journal. And I’ll also find alternative ways to decorate my journal with this gold stripe washi tape.


“Another Great Year” Journal

I also received patterned paper and jump rings to assemble my own journal. Here’s a look at the front cover.


Here’s a sample of a page I journaled.


Here’s a look at how I arranged my yearly journal. I debated whether to journal the past year’s events or journal new beginnings for 2017. I decided to start fresh and journal my way through 2017, planning my monthly upcoming events. You can check out some alternative uses for this month’s project in this video.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin project, “Another Great Year” was a fun way to end “2016”! When I received my package, I thought it would be difficult to assemble the sheets together, but it was easy to do. This journal will help me to stay mindful and focus on what I want to capture in the coming days and months. I appreciate Paper Pumpkin rounding off the year with a project that can carry me through the year, creatively. Once again, this is a great value for $19.95.

What do you think of this month’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.

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  1. I subbed to Paper Pumpkin for quite a while. My 11 yr old daughter loved doing crafts and this was a fun project we could do together each month. It was always easy enough for her to do but still interesting enough that I enjoyed it too. I highly recommend it, especially as a mother/daughter activity.

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