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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Review – April 2017


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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This month’s theme is “A Sara Thing”. The craft was inspired and designed CEO Sara Douglas and this is the first time the instructions are in color.


This month’s photopolymer stamp set has various sayings and “You” and “Best” are in Sara’s own handwriting, how cool is that! 

I would have preferred the stamps in complete sayings such as, “Happy Birthday To”, which is included in the stamp kit, instead of piecing the words together to stamp which made for a tedious task.



Bonus watercolor pencils were also included as a free gift from Sara this month.



There is two water resist patterns that I colored in with the water colored pencils and then applied the paint brush dipped in water to get a blended watercolor effect.



These are the finished cards with the various designs and sayings. This month’s kit has 12 cards with 3 different designs. After I finished the cards, I realized the black and white striped stickers included in the kit were actual stickers, not cardstock which I didn’t catch. I ended up adhering the dimensional stickers to the back giving it a raised effect on the card, which turned out nice.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin project has an incredible quality of cards for a $19.95 craft kit. These lovely cards are perfect for any occasion. It was a treat to have a specially curated box by the CEO and to have a colored instruction booklet (I hope going forward the instructions will be in color). There were a lot of steps to this month’s craft but the finished product made it worth it. Also, every month there is a craft tutorial of the monthly kit on YouTube, which is very helpful.

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. Love these!

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