Q: I see they ship outside of US, but does it cost any extra? ☺️Asked by Maria P., February 2020
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: Does the welcome kit come as part of the first box?Asked by Christina A., March 2020
Yes it does and it is a great addition to the kits!
Yes it does come in the first box.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Myself, I was a little underwhelmed at the initial opening of the box. My grandmother loved it! The cards were just her level of difficulty. The inspiration cards were great. The ink pads we got caused bubbling or spelling on the stamps themselves. Not sure why that happened. I just wish we could find a site that has more ideas or alternatives to make with the left over material in the box. Maybe include the stamp set name to look up on Pinterest.
I can not review shipping because I can't wait for it to come in the mail!!!, I love the store, and Shannon is so helpful, always there to answer any questions or to help with products, prices are reasonable, not overly priced and did I mention Shannon is great?? lol, I recommend this store to every crafter I know, even my friends in Canada,
Good value. Artful collection of materials that relate to the season and paper/card making. Acrylic stamps, inks, adhesives, etc are quality named brands. Papers are substantial and beautifully patterned and colored. A variety of gems and enhancements will fit my creative niche. This box is indeed a good value and a quality collection.
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.
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.