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Paper Pumpkin DIY Craft Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – July 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 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 July 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: Use code BLOOM0818 to save 50% off your first order!

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 July 2018 Review

This month’s theme is “Picnic Paradise”:

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 is a water-based dye ink stamp pad, this month’s color is soft suede, and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has, “To: From:”, “For You”, “Thank You”, and “Thinking of You” and three lines and dashes.

Here I am stamping one of three card bases; I stamped all four sides.

Then I added vellum with the adhesive dots and the die-cut strawberry I placed on top of vellum. I like the added touch of the vellum against the strawberry die-cut, but the stamped lines did nothing for the card. Plus, I’m not one to have straight lines so not being even didn’t give it the desired look. So, I just stamped one card and left the rest of the cards blank.

Here’s the finished looked of the three cards and a picnic basket with gingham tissue paper which screams picnic. The basket was cumbersome and getting the handle assembled was tricky, but after a few tries, I got it. Sometimes the easiest of things can be made difficult by me not being patient and paying attention to detail. Each card had a strawberry, apple, and berry on the front of the card with matching envelopes, I appreciate when this crafting kit has matching envelopes.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was a mediocre craft for me, partly due to the initial assembling of the picnic basket, but overall a cute summer theme kit. The kit this month was creative, and I had a different style of craft, the picnic basket along with the cards which had matching envelopes which were an adorable addition. If you love crafting and have individuals to send the cards to or gift to another this is the subscription to try out. 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 August 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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