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A Beautiful Mess – Messy Box Subscription Review – May 2017

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichJun 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Messy Box
4.5 overall rating
4 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Messy Box is a monthly scrapbooking subscription from A Beautiful Mess. Each month, you'll receive cards, papers, and other supplies designed exclusively for subscribers.

Each shipment is organized around cohesive colors and patterns. The individual designs are unique, but they look like they're all part of the same family.

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The Subscription Box: Messy Box

The Cost: $24.99 a month ($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 theme.

Ships to: U.S. and International ($3 shipping fee per box for International subscribers).

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Set of 4 Scrapbooking Sheets (9" x 12")

This month's theme is Brunch/Weekends/Coffee, urging everyone to relax a little after working so hard during the week. The first items are scrapbooking sheets with four ultra-cute drawn patterns. These are nice heavy card stock and feature funny, colorful award ribbons, a minty dash pattern, bright donuts, and pretty pastel geometric shapes. I really love all of these designs and appreciate the mix of classy + silly.

Set of 4 Large Journal Cards (4" x 6")

I'm new to this scrapbooking/journaling thing, but they've won me over with these adorable designs. I took a peek at a recent A Beautiful Mess blog post to see how it's done! Looks like a way more fun way to journal than just writing everything thing down in a notebook.

I'm a big coffee drinker, so I'm especially attracted to the drawings of piping hot mugs with the saying, "Live Free, Coffee Hard" on the flipside. Don't mind if I do!

Set of 8 Small Journal Cards (3" x 4")

These are so fun! I am loving all the colors throughout this box, and even though these are journal cards, I may write little notes and pass them to some friends who would find them fitting.

Set of 12 Square Journal Cards (3" x 3")

Even smaller we go to the most petite of the journal cards. The prompts on the backside of each card is a good way to get me writing if I'm stuck on what to say.

Messy Box always includes some other goodies in addition to the beautiful paper stock.

18 Sticker Strips

These little stickers are meant to look sort of like washi tape and even has little jagged edges as if it were torn. What a neat detail! They feature either little breakfast items, alarm clocks, and sayings like "Got donuts on my mind I can never get enough".

9 Ribbon Stickers  (4"x 6")

These cool award ribbons would make a good addition to photos, or even to smoosh on a friend's chest at brunch. I would award myself with "Couch Potato".

Veneer Prism Shape

Finally, we have this veneer laser-cut diamond to adorn your scrapbook, or perhaps even dangle from your next DIY project. It's quite good quality and reminds me of some jewelry I've seen at craft fairs.

Verdict: Even though I personally appreciate the Happy Mail subscription from A Beautiful Mess a bit more, I am pretty impressed with the overall quality and design of the Messy Box. The cuteness of the items really does motivate me to try journalling, and I'd certainly suggest this to someone like my sister-in-law who does a lot of crafts. Between the high-quality card stock papers, the amount you get of each size card, and all of the sticker goodies, I feel like this box is worth the $24.99.

What do you think of the May 2017 Messy Box? Would you use it to journal or scrapbook?

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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.
Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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