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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 box closed

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.

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 inside box

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.)

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 review

About Paper Pumpkin

The Subscription Box: Paper Pumpkin

The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping in the USA, $26.95 + free shipping in Canada

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 3/31, get bonus product with your prepaid subscription! No coupon code, just link here!

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

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 Review

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 booklet cover

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 inside booklet

Paper Pumpkin January 2018 booklet back cover

The instruction leaflet is not as informative as the how-to-video on YouTube, which I prefer to watch before starting the project. I use the instruction leaflet as a guide when I get stuck on a step.

This month’s theme is “Heartfelt Love Notes.”

Enclosed in each monthly kit are a water-based dye ink stamp pad and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has two envelopes with hearts, XOXO, To, From, Love, Happy Valentine’s Day, You Make My Heart Happy, Be Mine, and Sending Hugs and Kisses To You .”

Here’s my set-up for the card making process.

Here I am stamping the sentiments onto the white tags.

Here I am stamping the inside of the card.

Here I used the photopolymer stamp that says, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” as you can see it’s reversed lettering and this style didn’t coordinate with the design of the cards or the lettering on the other stamps.

Here I used an alternative stamp that had Happy Valentine’s Day that I borrowed from a friend.

Here is the finished look of the cards. The cards open half way with an insert inside to hold the note cards and you close the cards with ribbon provided, there are tiny slots on the side of the cards for the ribbon. The four cards have the following sentiments on the front, “Sending Hugs and Kisses To You,” “Friends Forever”(this stamp is not in this kit), “You Make My Heart Happy,” and “Be Mine.”

I stamped “To” and “From” on a few envelopes for a touch of flair.

Here is a look at the inside of the cards I made, I switched up the sayings and made some of the cards for birthday and friendship.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was an easy assemble and I have fun cards to send to my family and friends. The design of the cards with the slot for the note cards is a nice touch, and if you don’t want to use the note cards, it can be used to hold a gift card. A few times when I was stamping with the photopolymer stamp set and the water-based dye ink, the stamp didn’t have enough ink on the stamp, and it came out partially stamped. I need to figure out the best way to ensure that when I stamp that all the dye is adhered to the stamp to go with whatever I am stamping.  This box has good quality paper products and crafting supplies and well worth the $19.95 a month subscription cost.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if I sign-up today? No, sign up by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit. If you sign up today, you will receive the February box.

Coupon – Now through 3/31, get bonus product with your prepaid subscription! No coupon code, just link here!

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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 Paper Pumpkin Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: paper pumpkin | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I like how the cards are not the
    typical Valentine’s Day colors of red and pink. Love the stripes and gold hearts on black! Also, with these cards not being overly Valentine-ish, you can use them for other occasions. I’m all for versatility!

  2. Your cards look great!

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