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- $19.95 per month
- Ships to US and Canada
I love this box! I got a month for free for reviewing purposes and I think I will keep subscribing if I can.
When I first opened the box (October, breast cancer awareness, greeting cards) I was so happy to see the acrylic block they give you for your first box! I have almost no more scrapbooking/card making supplies since my house fire, so this is a great way for me to stock back up!
The cards are just gorgeous! Thank you, Thinking of You and Congrats are the stamps including, along with some flowers. The flowers are used to give depth to the cards that have the same flowers printed on.
I will be making all of the cards over the next week and I am so excited to do it! The only negative I can see so far is the selection of phrases. I probably won't use any of them (instead I'll sub for a happy birthday). But the box as a whole is great! I am so happy I got this box and I will most likely continue my subscription!
I love getting this every month. I think of it as a "mindless" crafty project to make when I don't feel like planning something.
Full disclosure: I'm a Stampin Up rep.
I just received my first of six months worth of Paper Pumpkin. I am a card maker but was excited to see that past month offered other great paper crafting projects as well. Paper Pumpkin sends you and email when your box ships with a tracking number so you know when to expect the fun.
I'm not a "stamper" or "scrapbooker" and didn't really need to be to enjoy the boxes I got in May - July 2014. Projects included pinwheels, picture frames, and cards, all of which were pretty easy to do. The boxes built up your supply of inks and stamps, so if you're into that and do the whole "Stampin Up" thing, I can see this subscription helping to build up a good craft stash over time. (Disclosure: I got a free three-month subscription and I didn't pursue it after the subscription ran out.)
Tried to order six months as a gift for a friend. After finding the Canada site, you need to go to another site, find that Canada site there, and order with your credit card. They don't take Amex, Then after they have your credit card "surprise" you have to find a demonstrator in your area (I had no idea what that was), then you will get a coupon code. Once you have your coupon code then you go back to the other site and re-order AGAIN. I still have no idea if I am being charged monthly or a one time payment for a six month subscription.
Tried calling to make sure I did this right and was on hold for over 45min I just gave up. Once you call it is a starting message about demonstrators ? Just guy trying to buy a gift. Make sure before you buy you have done the homework on what a demonstrator is. I have no idea why these people make the order process so complicated. It is a painful experience.
I tried this for about 4 months and if you are someone who crafts regularly this may be too basic for you. The projects are cute but very standard and I ending up with supplies I will never use again. For the price I can go by supplies I will use and make items I will give to others.
I've subscribed to this twice now. I picked it up early and was very disappointed with the contents. The projects were odd and I didn't feel it was worth the value. I had a chance at it again last year at a discounted price and knowing that the kits had improved, tried again. Unfortunately, I apparently again ordered when they had some strange things again. The value of the contents had definitely increased, I just didn't care for the contents. I've seen other kits that are amazing so I feel it's very hit and miss.
The first box I received for Sept 2015 was okay, felt like I was getting a good value, but I did receive it as a discount. The Oct 2015 box that I received I'm not impressed with, it is extremely simple cards that I wouldn't send out.
I previously subscribed to Paper Pumpkin. If you are into card making you will probably enjoy this box but I was looking for more of the other paper type projects. Most were card making boxes and the supplies were only enough for three cards. You do get ink and rubber stamps but it was just not my type of thing.
Love my paper pumpkin! Awesome crafty kits every month!
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