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Paper Pumpkin DIY Craft Box Review – August 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 August 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 July 2018 Review

This month’s theme is “Blissful Blooms”:

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 blackberry bliss and a photopolymer stamp set. The photopolymer stamp set has flowers and these sayings: “THANK you!,” “THINKING OF you,” “Congratulations,” “YOU MAKE ME SO happy!,” and “THE LOSS IS immeasurable BUT SO IS THE love LEFT BEHIND.”

Enclosed is an info sheet indicating next month box, “Something Spooky This Way Comes” and the hauntingly fun box it will be for its subscribers. Subscribe by September 10 to receive the box.

Here I am stamping the sentiments.

I adhered the dimensional dots on the back with the vellum leaf.

Here I am adhering the stamped sentiment on the card base.

There are ten cards with white envelopes with silver trim on the back of the envelope and pink speckled dots on the inside flap, which gives the envelopes a fancy look. Also, I used a couple of different stamps from my collection on two of the cards. These cards were easy to assemble, but the vellum leaves in green and white didn’t do anything for the cards, and they were hard to see on the cards. Maybe have a glitter stamp pad for an added touch and a pop of color to the cards instead of stamping the sentiments on the foil tags. The pink and silver twine, my least favorite item in the box, gave the card some flair when paired with the green and white vellum.

Verdict: This month’s Paper Pumpkin was easy to assemble, and the floral designs are pretty. I especially like the floral print for this month cards, and it seemed to be in season since we are heading into fall. This month’s cards didn’t have too much assembly to it which is fine with me. Sometimes the easiest of crafts that are simple come out to be just right. If you love crafting and sending the cards to friends and family or gifting the cards 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 September 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.

Posted in Paper Pumpkin Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: paper pumpkin | 1 comment

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  1. I paused for this month and while I think you did a great job, I am glad I skipped a month. I’ve been underwhelmed with the summer offerings so I am jazzed to see the insert regarding next month’s “Spooky” theme. Hello Fall and Winter boxes!!

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