**This company is no longer in business**To be honest I cancelled my subscription to Whimseybox early in June. I didn't do it because I wanted to, but when the start of my new job got delayed by two weeks that immediately made me nervous about money, so I had to sacrifice my box. Through some fluke on their end though (maybe they just love me!) I still received a box for this month. No complaints here!
On the other hand, my roomie Vickie forgot to cancel her subscription (she only wanted to try it out) and so once more two boxes showed up to my house! Since Vickie didn't want hers that means I have an extra box, so this month one of you lucky readers can win your very own!
Now I'm already lucky to just be getting this box, but when I opened it up, I was even more surprised!
Laying on top of the usual contents was a beautiful drawstring bag that I instantly recognized from the Whimseybox shop. It could have been any of their wonderful crafting starter kits. Seriously, if you want to learn a new craft like leather working, paper crafting, or book binding they've got you set!
When I peeked inside I let out a little excited squeak! Isn't it a glorious comprehensive paper-crafting starter kit?
Anyway now onto the actual unboxing:
This month's artprint may seem a little weird if you arn't an avid trend follower. Pineapples are big right now. I am not sure where I stand on it, but Whimseybox is clearly loving it, as are many many of my blogger friends. I can appreciate the general fruit trend but I feel that my favorite fruits are drastically unrepresented. I'll just have to fix that won't I?
The art print doubles as the instructions for the craft. Pretty and functional, a crafter's dream. If you still can't figure out the craft with the instructions, the Whimseybox blog always has helpful tips and/or videos!
This box was a little smelly, neither of these two bottles had leaked, but the strong sharp smell does permeate the plastic.
I am a huge WWE fan, so I dig the Mr.T quote. This little folder holds your delicate gold foil sheets.
Yay! My favorite boxes are the ones where I get to try a completely new craft, since it is my life goal to learn how to make anything! Learning a new skill always helps further that goal.
- Wooden Frame
- Gold Leaf Foil
- Foam Brush
- Paint Brush
- Crafty Achievement Pin
- Art Print
- Label for Spine of Box
Now this craft seemed pretty easy, but I just had to go and make it super complicated for myself. The instructions urge you to try your own patterns so I decided I wanted to do stripes. Also the frame had to be purple. End of story. I'd been dying to try Mod Podge Sheers on wood so I used some leftover from my recycled flower vase tutorial. My gold stripes turned out a little bit wonky and...um weathered looking.
Now if I've made you want to try Whimseybox, you can sign up here and receive $5 off your first box (Trust me, you won't regret it!). If you want to try your hand at gold leafing you can find the links below to purchase the kits or the supplies from the Whimseybox shop.
Wait don't go yet! You still have the chance to win a copy of the box I just reviewed!
Here it is! Here is your grand prize:
You guys have two weeks to enter to win this wonderful crafty box! It should have everything in the "included in this month's box" section. It's unopened and ready to ship as soon as possible after I get the winners address.
This is an affiliate post, I was not compensated for writing this post. However if you make any purchases after clicking on the supply links I will be compensated. Thank you if you do, I'm not asking you too if you don't want to. :)
Til Next Time!