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Paper Pumpkin DIY Craft Box Review – May 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.

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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 May 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

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 May 2018 Review

This month’s theme is “Manly Moments.

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 color mossy meadow and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has, “Happy,” “To You,” “Father’s Day,” “Birthday,” “Anniversary,” “Thank you,” “Dad,” (two designs of the word “Dad”), “Favorite,” “Brother,” “Uncle”,  “Son”, “Grandpa”, “Husband”,  “Friend”, “Nephew”, “I Love You”, “For All You Do”, “You Are My”, and “Adventure”.

This photopolymer set covers everyone I would like to send a greeting or Father’s Day Card.

These cards were an easy assemble and no twine! There are two card bases and envelope designs; the one card was piecing the mountain stickers and cut-out trees onto the bottom of the card base and stamped the banners and die-cut. I’m placing the banner and die-cut onto the card base. The cards were not appealing, but once assembled, they looked better. The theme seemed boring and reminiscent of a Boy Scout craft.

My crafting buddy and I chose not to do Father’s Day cards because our fathers have passed away. We crafted “Thank you For All You Do,” “Happy Birthday To You,” and “Son, I Love You.” I was pleased that there were alternative sayings for this craft since the craft is for Father’s Day and not everyone may be able to celebrate the day.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was effortless and geared for the dads in your life. The photopolymer set has everyone covered: dad, friend, son, husband, nephew, uncle, and brother, which I thought was convenient. Even if a subscriber is not able to celebrate their dad, there are alternative sayings to make a card, as I did with the craft kit. 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. I look forward to their selection for June and hope there’s a variety of card styles and designs.

The Wrap Up:

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

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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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