21 October 2014

..::Review + Giveaway::.. Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up Subscription Box

My Review of the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box."


I was sent the September box from Stampin' Up to review.  

The price for a 1-month subscription is $19.95.  A neat quality about Paper Pumpkin is that you can increase the number of kits per month.  If you are having a crafting party, you can order one kit per attendee in the same master order.

Packaging & Presentation of the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up

I was pretty excited to come home and see a little red Paper Pumpkin box sitting in the mailbox!  The exterior box is red and baby blue, and it is small enough to fit into a standard mailbox.  The side of the box says, "You're moments away from your escape..." and the bottom of the box is labeled 'Stampin' Up'.

When I opened the box, I was introduced to a tissue paper wrapped box of goodies (sealed with a cute Paper Pumpkin sticker!) with a subscription introduction pamphlet.  The inside of the box also completed the statement from the exterior with, "...Run away with me."

The first layer of unwrapping revealed an Acrylic '"D" Block (to attach your stamps to), this month's September stamp set (in this case Halloween), and a Classic Stampin' Spot in Tangelo Twist.

The final layer housed the actual September kit, 'Boo-tiful Treat Bags'.

The main title sheet provides a quick run-down of what you need to do, and it also opens up for a few more detailed instructions.  What I like about Paper Pumpkin is that they also provide YouTube video demonstrations on how to create the months' craft.  It is a helpful assistant, one in which I used! 

My Personal Experience with the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up

After unpacking everything, I was certainly ready to start creating!  First, before anything, I unpacked the actual kit and sat down and watched the YouTube video so I got an idea of what I was supposed to do (I'm a visual learner).

First things first-- I set up the stamp on my acrylic block.  Then I padded the ink on it and pressed it on my choice of tag.

...then I added a skull & crossbones sticker.  My favorite!!  The little pieces were kind of hard to remove, but a toothpick helped out immensely.

Next I added stickies to the background and placed the tag on top to make it stick out.

Now it's time to work on the actual bag.  I filled up the bag with candy.

I wrapped the bag 3 times with the included black string.

Next, I measured and cut 12 inches of orange sequin string and bent it in half.

Lastly, I attached everything together using an alligator clip, and I was finished!

Pros of the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up
  • Everything is included.  There is no need to run to the craft store for anything that you may have forgot.
  • Each month brings a new craft, right to your door.
  • The crafts have detailed instructions including video instructions.
  • Great family crafts.

        Cons of the Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up
        • I really liked everything about the kit.  The only thing I did notice was that this particular kit made 6 treat bags.  If I wanted to make these for my son's class, I would have had to buy 3 kits, which can be pretty expensive in the end.

        This was a really fun box.  I really did not know what to expect.  I also like that the directions are recommended, and you can completely go your own way with these crafts.  I spent some time on Pinterest and was impressed with a lot of the creative avenues Paper Pumpkin subscribers went with this month's box.  I really recommend this box; it's fun, practical, and comes right to your door.

        Are you wanting to get your very own Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 

        a Rafflecopter giveaway 
        Open to US entrants only. 
        $19.95 ARV
        Giveaway will end 31-10-2014 at 0000. 
        No purchase necessary. 
        Winners will be announced 01-11-2014. 
        The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
        If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

        Don't want to enter the giveaway?


        For further information, please visit Paper Pumpkin on:

        Disclaimer:  I received a Paper Pumpkin box in order for me to review it and write about my experience.  All ideas and opinions are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way. 


        latanya t said...

        I made my first burlap monogrammed wreath

        Alexa Cohen said...

        I made a jewlery box!