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Paper Pumpkin DIY Craft Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – April 2018

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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 month’s theme is “You Are My Anchor.

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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 April 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 5/10, use code SAVEFIFTY0418 to save 50% off your first two months!

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 April 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.

Enclosed in each monthly kit are a water-based dye ink stamp pad in the color island indigo and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has “You Are My Anchor, For You, Ahoy, Congratulations, You’re A Lifesaver, Adventure Awaits, and Thanks.” Plus, a photopolymer stamp of two anchors, lighthouse, starfish, birds, waves, a sailboat, a heart, and ship’s steering wheel.

Here I stamped an anchor on the circle die-cut out and placed the stamped sentiment, “You Are My Anchor” on top of the anchor. The stamped sentiments matched the die-cut outs which I thought was a good idea.

Here I stamped the lighthouse onto the card bases.

Here are the five finished card (not pictured, envelopes included), as you can see there is rope twine included in this kit, my least favorite. This month’s twine is much thicker than previous month’s, plus the instructions indicated to use the rope twine on the one card with the lighthouse but I choose not to add, I felt it wasn’t needed. The cards were a quick assemble, the majority of the assembling was adhering the die-cuts to the cards and stamping the sentiments which weren’t a lot.

Here’s a look at an alternative card design. There was an extra die-cut out that was assembled but not needed, and my friend suggested making an extra card with a different design, and it turned out cute.

Here are the boxes to store the cards. The kit had me assembly a small box to store the cards, or I could hand it out to a friend or family member with the card and envelope enclosed and add a gift card or small treat.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was adorable, and at first glance, it didn’t seem as if I would like the final results but I was pleased with the overall presentation. The size of the cards is appropriate to add to a gift box or tuck into a package or use the small box with the blank cards enclosed as a gift. I was surprised that the kit didn’t have a spring vibe, I know last month was supposed to have a spring vibe with Mother’s Day cards, but it didn’t deliver. I guess its good to switch it up and keep the subscriber’s guessing as to whats next. This craft kit sends quality paper products and all the materials to make a variety of cards 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 May box. Sign up by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit.

Coupon – Now through 5/10, use code SAVEFIFTY0418 to save 50% off your first two months!

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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 | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. That’s so cute!!! I so badly want to get this, but I’m trying to be brutally honest with myself in regards to if I’ll actually DO the crafts. It would be a great way to help work through anxiety and stuff, though.

  2. I haven’t tried this one yet, but with the coupon code it was a no-brainer!

  3. I love the design this month! It’s inspiring me for summer crafts!

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