27 March 2015

..::Review + Giveaway::.. March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

My Review of the March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

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 March 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 March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

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.  It measures 10.0" x 6.5" x 1.75".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 this month's (March) stamp set, and a Classic Stampin' Spot in 'Basic Black'.

The final layer housed the actual March kit, 'Sew You'.

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! You can view this month's video above.

My Personal Experience with the March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

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).

As soon as I saw what this craft was, I got really excited.  I've always wanted to try a paper sewing craft!  Plus, this one is adorable! Since we are celebrating my husband's and daughter's birthday tomorrow, my mom and I decided to make a birthday card.  We chose the 'Happy Birthday' stamp, and got it set up on the acrylic 'D' block, and patted it with the stampin' spot.

After that, we stamped both the die-cut word bubble and exterior envelope with the stamp.

The next step was to measure out 40.0" of the included thread, and thread it through the eye of the needle.  Don't let this fool you-- it's harder than it looks!

After you get it threaded, be sure to look inside the instruction book for an easy-to-follow sewing pattern.  Once you push the needle through the back, tie a knot, so the thread doesn't fall out.

Continue sewing the card, and when you reach the end, you can pinch off the thread with a dimensional or two.

Add some decor to it with the included epoxy stickers!

Finally, you are left with this beautiful, handmade card!  It's super cute, and anybody would love to receive this!

Pros of the March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
  • 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.
  • These are very bright, very fun cards that you can use for any occasion.
  • I had a lot of fun with this kit, because you can do so much with it.  In fact, you can manipulate these crafts and do what works for you.  

Cons of the March Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
  • I wish this box came with (2) needles, because sometimes I like to do the craft with somebody.
  • I think this kit should come with a needle threader, because it was really difficult for both my mom and I to thread it.

These cards are so cute, and they come in handy.  There are so many different options that you can do with this set.  I like the color scheme-- it's great for the season, and it's cheerful.  I also like that these cards come with envelopes so I can send them out when I need to.  The only recommendations is that this kit should come with an extra needle and a needle threader.

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

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Open to US entrants only. 
$19.95 ARV
Giveaway will end 03-10-2015 at 2359. 
No purchase necessary. 
Winners will be announced 03-11-2015. 
The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

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DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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