Paper Pumpkin DIY Craft Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
This month’s theme is “Wildflower Wishes.”
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.)
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 3/10, get a bonus gift and special box with your 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 February 2018 Review
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 included in the box is a flyer announcing their 5th anniversary and to subscribe by March 10 to receive their “awesome March kit and gift packaged in their special 5th-anniversary box!”
Enclosed in each monthly kit are a water-based dye ink stamp pad in the color garden green and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has “celebrate, friend, thank you, big time, so much, hello sweet, your awesomeness, flowers, and a line.”
Here I stamped the vellum die-cuts that I will adhere to the card. I didn’t like how the photopolymer stamp set was in cursive writing and my opinion not clearly deciphered. Plus, the words seemed slanted.
Here I stamped and tied linen thread on the printed cardstock pieces, as you can see the cardstock has a diamond and lined print. Paper Pumpkin insists on including thread/twine in their kits, which I dislike. I did use the linen thread on two cards that’s progress, but I usually reframe from using.
Here I placed the cardstock stickers onto the wildflower paper. I didn’t like how I could hardly see the cardstock sticker that said, “friend.” So, I made adjustments which I preferred.
The final look!
I added floral stickers to the front of the envelope and stamped lines for addressing the envelope.
Here’s a close-up of the seal flap that has a wildflower design, that also matches the wildflower paper that’s on the cards.
Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin has a spring vibe with the wildflower design. There were various embellishments that I added to the cards and envelopes. I like the added touches that can liven up a card. I did stamp the floral sentiments on the card base in such a way that when I put the card base on top, I couldn’t see the stamped flowers. I didn’t get them positioned like it was instructed and pictured on the front of the instruction booklet. Overall, I enjoyed this craft, and I was in need of “thank you cards,” so this was a win. There were a few stamps from the photopolymer stamp set that I didn’t use, and I can use the letters that say “thank you” for additional cards. 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, you will receive the March box. Sign up by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit.
Coupon – Now through 3/10, get a bonus gift and special box with your subscription! No coupon code, just link here!
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