Each monthly box contains kits to make four original & uniquely designed cards including a stamp set, embellishments, tools, instructions and a variety of items to complete your cards. Some boxes will include a special surprise. You will learn new techniques as you master your card making craft. Makes a great gift for the crafter in your life!
Q: I see they ship outside of US, but does it cost any extra? ☺️Asked by Maria P., February 2020
Yes, we do ship outside of the US. The cost of the box remains the same, however, the shipping cost will vary based on where the box is being shipped to.
Yes, there is an additional cost for international shipping and the rates are capped at $25.99. They are calculated at checkout when you put in your address.
Q: What is your refund policy if I cancel before the 4th of the month?Asked by Amy A., May 2020
We are happy to offer refunds if your box has not yet shipped out. For pre-paid subscriptions, ie. 3-month, 6-month, etc., we offer partial refunds based on the remaining shipments left. Because there is an automatic discount for pre-paid subscriptions, the amount refunded may have a deduction included to reflect that discounted amount.
Q: Am I able to decide what kinds of cards I need for that month? Also, can I request more or less depending on the number of cards I need that month?Asked by David J., April 2020
Unfortunately no. Because this is a DIY craft box and not a stationary box, each month has a unique curated set that is put together each month. There are currently no variations on what is shipped each month. However, you can always order a past box if you see a theme that you like, these are limited in supply. We are also looking at having variations available in the future.
Q: Are envelopes included? Can the cards be mailed?Asked by Carol M., May 2021
Yes, envelopes are included. The cards can also be mailed in the envelope included.
This subscription is awesome! I have really enjoyed making these cards. Fun, creative and I have new stamps, inks and tools that I will use many more times.
My only issue(and it’s a small one) is that some of the smaller card stock pieces were not cut straight and true. It would not have been a big deal if I wasn’t laying on the vertical striped pink/yellow background. You could definitely tell that the piece was crooked. After trimmed it up I realized that the happy birthday stamp Would not fit on the piece so I just cut some of my own card stock. Not a big deal and I will definitely keep this subscription!
I am going to love getting this box every month. I already love everything I got in my first box. Thank you.
This box is a huge hit. Everything you need is in there, and so many extras. My daughters were so excited they actually took my box and surprised me by making their own cards! They have learned a new hobby and are excited. How wonderful a gift to have common ground with my teens and a great way to spend time together. And I can't wait for our friends and family members to start receiving actual handmade cards! I have been terrible at sending cards, but i think this is just the new hobby that is going g to turn that around as well ad enrich family time. Order a box and you will see how much thought and time they put into making yours a special experience! Thank you!
Wendy, that is so awesome that your daughters got involved and found a new hobby. It is always great to read feedback like yours.
I just received my first order, and I must say I was in awe of all the great goodies included for my first month. After looking at every item, I just stared at the quality and fun items, which were created to keep me cardmaking and more. Thank you so much, and I cannot wait for next month's box.
I love getting this box every month! The last time I handmade cards was in elementary school. Needless to say this box really upped my game. I have learned new skills each month and love being able to send my creations to friends and family (and they like them too). Plus a lot of the supplies sent are more than enough to complete the projects and more! The instructions for the cards are easy to follow and I think regardless of skill level anyone would like this box.
Sonya, thank you for the great feedback. We are happy you are enjoying the box each month. We look forward to sending you more of our boxes each month!
Love love love love this sub. The quality of the materials, the quality of the curation and the additional inspiration you receive makes this an amazing treat to give myself every month.
I'm a beginner at card making, and this box is perfect. It introduces me to new tools and techniques and provides enough supplies to inspire me to try things on my own. I've tried a couple other card making subscription boxes and what sets this one apart is that it does not come with too many pre-cut parts. Instead, I get to measure and cut and paste myself. On the other hand, it doesn't come with dies that would require me to buy a fancy cutting machine. It's hits the sweet spot for a newbie like me: I get to learn techniques and I don't have to go buy additional tools in order to use items in the box. And the designs are beautiful and the directs are clear.
I'm very impressed by my first box from The Paper Crate. I was a little hesitant because it seemed like a lot of money, but I received enough products to create 6-8 more cards in addition to the instructions which means I can keep making the cards with my own stash.
Update: I've now received 3 boxes and haven't been disappointed yet! I'm learning new techniques and trying products I wouldn't have bought for myself (like watercolor pencils or using blending pens with ink pads).
Thank you for the awesome review. We are glad the box was beyond what you expected.
The December subscription box was incredible! Two awesome stamp sets - #thehedgehogisadorable - and so much more!! Loved making these cards, learning new techniques and looking forward to next month.
Thank you Lynn for your comments. Our card makers really seem to be enjoying the stamp sets from our December box. Thanks for being a loyal subscriber!
I am impressed with both the contents and the customer service from The Paper Crate!
First, let's focus on the box. It arrived quickly, and contained everything to make 4 cards using different techniques and lots of paper left over! Each card has its materials in it's own cellophane bag so after you are finished with the card, you can store it back in the bag and seal it - giving it a very professional look. This box had 2 sets of stamps, 2 mini ink pads, a full size Nuvo Crystal Drops, a whole sheet of 3D foam squares, and all the embellishments required. There are instruction sheets that are well written with photos for each card and it appears that each box focuses on a different learning area. There is a cover letter that tells everything in the box as well as a nice list of pro tips that are really useful! On top of all that was a hand written thank you!! This was my first mailing from The Paper Crate, so I also received a box that contained items that I'd need to get started. The only supplies you'd need to add is a paper trimmer, a fine tip glue pen, and scissors.
As for customer service, it's phenomenal! I contacted The Paper Crate through their Facebook page and almost instantly, I got a reply and a solution as well as an exceptionally nice person to deal with! I was really impressed.
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Here is our box from January 2021.
Here it is!! The January Cardmaking Subscription Box. This month we featured a Hero Arts From the Vault Birthday stampset that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it! Also included was a 4 pack of Hero Arts dye ink cubes that coordinated perfectly with our Pink Paislee Birthday Bash Paper. We also had some fantastic birthday buttons from Buttons Galore and an ink blending tool and foams from Ranger Ink and so much more!!
Our December box is shipped around December 4th.
The February box featured the Hay There stamp set and 6x6 Gingham paper from Lawn Fawn and a 12pc Watercolor marker set.
The March box showcased an Easter theme. We featured Avery Elle stamps So Suzy stamps, Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper from Lawn Fawn and more.
Our November Monthly Cardmaking Subscription Box. This month's box featured an Avery Elle Stamps Quirky Trees stamp set and 6" x 6" Very Merry paper by Sunny Studio Stamps, a 4-pack of Inks by Lawn Fawn, Glitter tape from Queen & Co., Christmas light stickers by EK Success Brands and two Liquid Pearls from Ranger Ink and 2' of red ribbon!!!! Plus, 4 card kits, envelopes, bases and instruction sheets.
This month's theme was fall. The techniques used for September were a mixed-use of pattern paper, heat embossing, and ink blending.
The January box featured a beautiful floral stamp set and coordinating embossing folder, glimmer spray from Dylusions and 3 ink colors.