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Adults & Crafts Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2019

Adults and Crafts December 2019 box unopened

Adults and Crafts is a monthly DIY subscription that encourages subscribers to “learn new crafting techniques to help create useful, beautiful products you will be proud to have made.”

Adults and Crafts December 2019 inside of box

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.)

Adults and Crafts December 2019 all items laid out

About this Monthly DIY Subscription

The Subscription Box: Adults & Crafts

The Cost: $33 + $6.95 shipping per month, with discounts for 3-, 6-, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code CRAFTYDEAL to get 10% off!

The Products: A kit with printed instructions for an adult-level project to use or display in your home.

Ships to: The US for $6.95 and worldwide for $20

Adults & Crafts “Card Making” Review December 2019

Adults and Crafts December 2019 front of instructions Adults and Crafts December 2019 back of instructions

In this fun Adults & Crafts project, they have provided all of the necessary items to create 25 beautiful, handmade cards! We received the supplies and instructions to make some really neat pop-up cards. I can’t wait to see how these turn out!

Let’s get into the items included in this box:

 

25 Darice A7 Pearl Cards & Envelopes – Retail Value $8.53

Eeek! I love these cards! Darice makes really nice products, and the pearl sheen on these is beautiful! I make cards all the time, so these are very welcome for my stash!

 

Darice Cardstock, 100 sheets – Retail Value $4.47

I love cardstock, and being an avid scrapbooker, I have tons of patterned paper but not a lot of solid colors. This was awesome to help me replenish my stock and help me create some really fun cards!

 

Hercules Super Glue 0.10 fl oz – Retail Value $1.99

This glue is reallllly sticky and worked great for adhering the wooden flowers to the paper!

Adults and Crafts December 2019 scissors

Craft Scissor

While I didn’t use this craft scissor on my projects, my sons did and they LOVED it!

Adults and Crafts December 2019 pencil

Pencil

Adults and Crafts December 2019 string

Black and White String

Adults and Crafts December 2019 glue

Darice Glue Stick – Retail Value $0.87

Adults and Crafts December 2019 sharpie

Sharpie Metallic Paint Pen – Buy 2 for $7.41

I LOVE this oil-based marker. Seriously, it so pigmented and beautiful! It wrote beautifully and really added to my cards! I did notice it bled through the stencil though, so coloring the wood pieces and adding detailing to my presents for my first cards was how I used it.

 

Basic Pattern Tape 5 pack

I love washi tape! Back when I first started making cards, I used ribbon. It was beautiful but fell off in an instant. This tape sticks well and is so much easier! Plus it gives the same look!

 

Darice Adhesive Foam – Retail Value $1.99

Adults and Crafts December 2019 sticky buttons

Glue Dots

Adults and Crafts December 2019 embellishments

Mixture of Embellishments

I love these embellishments! The wood pieces are adorable, and the flowers and hearts will be perfect for an idea I have in mind! I can’t wait to get busy!

Project #1 Present Card

Adults and Crafts December 2019 glue background

The first step in this card was to glue brown paper to the inside of the card.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 cut marks

I then made 2 small cuts in the middle of the card for my pop-up area.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 3d cutting

Once you cut the slits, you push the cardstock into the card to make the pop-up shelf. It’s hard to explain, but a lot easier to do.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 washi tape going on

I decided to make a red present first and used the washi tape to create a ribbon effect.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 presents

Using the foam adhesive squares, I placed them on the back of the present and added a bow made from the included string.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 presents

I then cut out a long rectangle present, added a piece of washi tape, and used the metallic Sharpie marker to color one of the included wooden flowers for a bow.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 tall present

I like a coordinated look, so I used a piece of brown paper for a tall present. I liked the look of the metallic marker, so I went ahead and added some dots.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 bow top

I cut out a bow and painted it with the marker to coordinate with the polka dots on the present.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 present card

Using the glue stick, glue dots, and foam adhesive, I layered my gifts so they looked 3D. I added bows to each present and added a small tan present with gold stripes for good measure. (There is no such thing as too many presents is there?)

Adults and Crafts December 2019 present on front of card

Because the inside was so full of excitement, I left the outside white with just one present. I felt it gave it a really nice, simplistic look that really makes the inside pop!

Adults and Crafts December 2019 presents on front of finished card Adults and Crafts December 2019 present finished

And here is the finished product! I loved how easy it was to create, and how this box really gives you the tools to create things and really personalize them. I love making cards, so I really had fun with this!

Project #2 Tree Card

Adults and Crafts December 2019 3d cutting

Again, the first step was to cut slits in the fold of the card to create pop-up shelves.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 3d cutting on inside

Here they are popped out to the inside.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 stenciling tree

I then got out my trusty pencil and stencil and traced some trees.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 trees traced

I have to say, it was a bit nostalgic for me to use a stencil- I am big into card making and scrapbooking, so I have a Cricut machine that is capable of doing all of my cutting for me. That being said, it was pretty nice to just sit with my kids and cut quietly without having to take the time to hook up electronics!

Adults and Crafts December 2019 tree cut out

Adults and Crafts December 2019 scissors

To create these detailed little trees, I used my “CutterBee” scissors. These are the best scissors ever! They are extremely sharp, and cut the most delicate patterns!

Adults and Crafts December 2019 gluing

I then used the glue stick to adhere the trees to the background of my card.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 background trees on

Don’t they look cute?

Adults and Crafts December 2019 tree card with brown

Next, I added the green trees to each “shelf,” the red heart above, and a matted piece of brown paper to the bottom.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 washi tape

I then took the plaid washi tape and added a little detailing around the edges for a more polished look.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 tree on outside

Like my original card, I decided to keep the front simple to save the surprise for the inside.

Adults and Crafts December 2019 tree front finished Adults and Crafts December 2019 tree card finished

And here is my finished tree card! I didn’t follow the instructions exactly, but that is one reason I really like this subscription – they let you totally customize your projects just the way you like it!

Kid Projects

 

No box would be complete without my boys getting in on the action! Charlie couldn’t wait to get his hands on those stencils, and he did a really good job! Hank really enjoyed the washi tape and the stencils, and just spending time together! (If I wouldn’t have put a limit on the cards I think Charlie would have used them all!)

Verdict: This is my second month of Adults & Crafts, and I am really enjoying myself! This month was a project I happen to adore, yet still learn something new! I absolutely loved the cards and envelopes, and paper, and of course the Sharpie pen! While some of the items were things I already own, it was really nice to get all of the supplies to create without digging into my disaster of a craft room. My kids were also very excited because now they have some of their own crafting supplies. I really was impressed with the curation of this box, and the use of good supplies. I’ve noticed between the two boxes I have reviewed that they really give you a lot of wiggle room for making your projects your own, and I love that! I can’t wait to see what they send next month!

To Wrap Up:

Can I get this box if I sign up today?: No, this was the December box, so your subscription will likely begin with the January box.

COUPON: Use code CRAFTYDEAL to get 10% off!

Value Breakdown: The cost of this box is $39.95 ($33 + $6.95 shipping) and it gives you enough supplies to create 25 homemade greeting cards. Not only did we create almost all 25, but we had a lot of supplies leftover for future projects! We received more than 14 items in this box (embellishments counted as 1), which brings the total for each item around $2.85. I think the curation and items are definitely worth that!

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Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Posted in Adults & Crafts Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: adults and crafts | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Becca, your cards are beautiful!

    Overall a good box, but if I’m going to take the time to make cards, I would want the paper to be acid free.

  2. Your cards turned out beautiful, great job!

    • Thank you so much Ash!! ❤️❤️❤️

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