Messy Box is a monthly subscription box from lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess. It’s really a scrapbook box and would be great to make some pocket pages with and keep up with monthly scrapping or if you are working on a yearly book. I have plans for a yearly book in 2016 and I think these will make it so much fun and easier to keep up with.
Everything in the box!
Scrapbooking papers 9″x12″.
The journal cards came in three sizes this month. I love the Cozy warm winter thoughts even though its still really warm here. I can dream of colder days.
The embellishments – little letters, washi strips, leaf wood cutouts, and puffy lips. I like the letters, washi and leafs however I’m a little confused on the lips and while they are cute they don’t really go with a warm winter theme and are more Valentine’s Day to me so I may keep those for then.
Overall I like the set and mix of papers. I normally work on 12×12″ pages so I will get a couple good ones out of the supplies when I crop them up and add some pictures. I love all the plaid and could go for even more of them. The colors aren’t ones I would put together but when I look at them they do all go together. That is part of the fun of these boxes in that I have to venture outside my comfort zone and it forces some variety in my books.
FYI, they sell a “Messy Book” and pocket scrapbooking supplies, but you don’t have to purchase their items, especially if you already use a different size scrapbook. I found these We R Memory Keepers pages and October Afternoon pages on Amazon (these are the 3×3 ones)! We also found this site – Kanvess – that does Instagram prints for a quarter (3″ and 4″ squares) ! A Beautiful Mess recommends/is sponsored by Canon Pixma but you have to cut them up. You can also try the new Polaroid Zip (3″x4″). Scrapbook.com also has a wide variety of page protectors!
I would love to hear what you would make with your Messy Box!
The Description: The Messy Box is meant to inspire you to learn new techniques, explore your artsy side and make beautiful, imperfect photo books. Each month is designed around a technique or certain artistic focus so you can take your photos out of your phone and into books in your own style. From the blog “A Beautiful Mess”
The Price: $24.99 per month