Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review

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A Beautiful Mess – Messy Box
Cost: $24.99/month.
Ships To: United States: Free. International: $3.
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Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box

Messy Box is the latest subscription box offering by A Beautiful Mess. The box is $24.99/month (less if you purchase an annual subscription) and each box is filled with items to scrapbook with including paper and cards, stickers, embellishments, and special items! I don’t scrapbook, but I like crafty things so I thought that I’d give this a try.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
The Box

My Messy Box shipped via UPS and took just a few days to arrive.  Not too many subscription boxes use UPS (I can think of just a handful), but I love it because boxes always arrive so quickly. Messy Box will ship your first kit ASAP.  Monthly boxes ship around the 10th of the month.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
First Look
Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review

I was really interested how everything in the kit would be packaged.  I was quite pleased to see that everything was sealed nicely and looked very neat.  I had feared this could be a mess of paper shifting around in a box, but that was not the case at all.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Welcome Card

Messy Box didn’t include a true information card, however they listed all of the contents of this month’s box online so it wasn’t necessary. The March 2015 Messy Box theme is Pattern Mixing and includes the following supplies to make a simply splendid album:

~9×12″ pattern pages: This month’s kit included six patterned 9×12 pages.  I love every single one of these and will end up using them to make gift tags, page flags and postcards!

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
9×12″ pattern pages

~9×12″ transparency design: This “Life is Beautiful” transparency is my favorite item in the box.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of adding something like this to pictures on my own, but I didn’t.  Totally love!

9x12" transparency design
9×12″ transparency design

~Journaling Cards: These cards are printed on the front and back and again have super fun patterns and designs.  The boys and I will use these to make some fun collages and pictures.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Journaling Cards

~Days of the Week + Sentiments Washi Tape: Well, you know I love washi tape, so of course I think this is great. Plus I don’t have any days of the week washi tape so I obviously needed this.  Obviously.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Days of the Week + Sentiments Washi Tape

~Gold Chipboard Alphas: I am stashing these away for L’s next school project!  At least once a month we have an big posted type assignment that he has to do and these letters will be awesome for his name.

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Gold Chipboard Alphas

~White Brads, Vellum Hearts & Confetti: I should have taken one picture of all of these, but I didn’t think about it at the time.  These are just fun decorations for your messy book (or whatever you are making).

Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
White Brads
Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Vellum Hearts
Messy Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review

I didn’t do a cost breakdown for this box, but I know that scrapbooking items are expensive. $24.99 does not seem at all out of line for this one.  I probably won’t subscribe to this once monthly (I think I would though if I did scrapbook), but I’ll pick it up every once in a while because it is a fun one!

What do you think of Messy Box?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, you can check them out here.


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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Jenny

    Very cute box. Even without scrapbooking you should check out Project Life. It is easy to slip the cute cards in the sleeves and then just add pictures. 🙂

  2. Jessica

    as a paper crafter, this is a GREAT box!

  3. Tammy

    Cute box! I will have to check them out. You should check out pocket letters. You use baseball card holders to send planner/ scrapbook goodies. You can find info on instagram, you tube, or just google it!

  4. Mrs. L

    Elsie’s been around in the scrap world for ages. Though I like the embellishments, the pattern paper is not my cup of tea. I’m going to wait a few subscriptions to see if that changes. And yes with Project Life or Pocket scrapping LOL as that’s what I do now. There are many dedicated subscriptions dealing with those two out now.

  5. Shawna

    I am really happy with this box, though not a fan of Emma and Elsie and their blog or them in general. I don’t do a ton of scrapbooking, and when I DO actually do it it’s more “embellished memory keeping” than anything else, so I like to have a few things to prettify it. For the price, this box can’t be beat. I will use the “life is beautiful” overlay over one of the papers they sent – or maybe one from a future box (I did the 12 month commitment and don’t regret it a bit). Like you said, the paper products are good for more than just scrapbooking. Very happy with the box, and hope the quality keeps up.

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