Messy Box Is Here!

The Messy Box is here!The Messy BoxHi, friends! I am so excited to share that Messy Box is available for pre-order today and will be shipping out around March 10th. 

Messy Box will ship around the 10th of each month. Each box is filled with items to scrapbook with including paper and cards, stickers, embellishments, and special items! I design each of the kits with my in-house designer, Ryan, and the team at Studio Calico. Each month is color-coordinated and comes with a different technique theme that I will be sharing projects with here on the blog! 

Just like with Happy Mail, you can get an even better deal by subscribing with a larger commitment. We offer 1 ($24.99/mo.), 6 ($21.99/mo.), and 12 ($19.99/mo. best value) month subscription commitments. On the 10th of every month during your subscription, we'll collect payment of the fee stated next to the level of commitment. Your subscription will begin with the first month's shipment in mid March 2015.  The price is valid for the commitment listed. After that, we'll continue your subscription at that price, unless you cancel. 

Here are a few pages I made with the first Messy Box

Messy Box washi tapeMessy Box washi tape One of the special items in this month's Messy Box is a roll of washi tape that has all the days of the week in my handwriting. It's SO fun to play with! 

Introducing The Messy Book by A Beautiful Mess!     I loved playing with these white brads to create a design on top of my photo. Excited to try more of this! 

Introducing The Messy Book by A Beautiful Mess!              This transparency sheet makes a beautiful opener for an album. 

Gold foil chipboard letters in ABM Messy BoxYou know I love all things gold, and this month's kit has a gold chipboard alphabet that is SO cute. 

(I'll share even MORE pages next Sunday! I can't stop playing!!)

Get more information and subscribe here! xx. Elsie 

P.S. We're finalizing some details on our albums and page protectors. We don't have an exact launch date, but it will be VERY soon. We'll post about it here and on Instagram as soon as they're on the shop! (sooo excited!!!) 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson. Photography by Erin Kunce and Elsie Larson 

  • Yay! Just ordered mine 🙂 Question- what is a good source for 9×12 albums?

  • It’s so cute!!!! Great job!! I LOVE the washi and the gold letters.
    Wish you could buy the washi alone….

  • How exciting! Just wondering, because I can’t seem to find it on the other page – what are the shipping prices each month (for Canada and/or internationals?)
    Thanks in advance!

  • How inconsiderate of you guys! Some of us have a stationary addiction (it is an illness, I swear!) and can’t possibly resist such an offer 😉

    I will have to order it now, just to aid my addiction of course (illness, remember??)

  • Oh my gosh, this stuff is amazing!
    so awesome!!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Oh my gosh…amazing!!
    Huge congrats!
    As a fashion designer, I know how much work a line can be!!
    So proud of you! I love it!! 🙂
    -Adrienne. xo

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  • This looks amazing!!

    Can I make a suggestion? I already subscribe to Happy Mail and I love it. Is there any way you can start offering a monthly or yearly subscription that alternates between the two boxes? One month Happy Mail, the next Messy Box, and so on. It would help those of us who love both boxes but can only afford to get one!

  • I love it 🙂 Such a cute idea! I just signed up for your Happy Mail box so I will have to wait on this one, but I sure am looking forward to it!!!

  • I would be allll over the Messy Box if it came in more standard sizes i.e. 12 x 12. I understand the reasoning behind the 9 x 12 design but I’m afraid of jumping in and getting pigeon-holed into only one source for scrapbooking. The designs look so great so I’m super bummed out by the size.

  • This monthly box looks like it would be a lot of fun! It’s full of great items to get you inspired 🙂


  • I may have missed this in a previous post but how do you print and size the photos?

  • I notice you guys didn’t make an ‘unveiling’ video like you do for Happy Mail. I can see most of the items in the photo, but it would be nice to see things individually so I can make a decision on purchasing. Any chance this will happen for future messy boxes? (I’m sure making and posting the videos is a time investment so I don’t blame you if you only choose to do so for one subscription!)

  • Wow amazing things happening for A Beautiful Mess! Congratulations on all your success! Love the Messy Box and can not wait to see your albums & protectors. If you ever need newbies on your Design Team, let me know *wink, wink*. Again congratulations!!!

  • Wow amazing things happening for A Beautiful Mess! Congratulations on all your success! Love the Messy Box and can not wait to see your albums & protectors. If you ever need newbies on your Design Team, let me know *wink, wink*. Again congratulations!!!

  • I am so thrilled the patterned papers are 9×12!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to get my first box!!

  • wow can’t wait…one question, if I go with the month to month will I continue to be billed at the $24.99 unless I decide to cancel or will I only get the one month and have to order if available kits as the occur each month?

  • I am a 12×12 scrapbooker myself, so when I saw a scrapbooking subscription I was SUPER excited, but when I saw the 9×12 I thought the same thing.. this would change my whole way of scrapbooking! But maybe that isn’t a bad thing. I could still use materials I have for 12×12 scrapping,and maybe I could try out making one album in this size and see how I like it.

  • Ordered! Been waiting and waiting with such anticipation, ever since it was first announced. So pumped to do this in conjunction with the Capture Life in 52 Weeks course.

  • so EXCITED! I’ve been waiting for the day! Thank you beautiful gals so much for providing this fun stuff!!

  • Do you guys ship it to other countries? I’m living in England, but I will be back in my home country Brazil by September… By the way, if I get a 12 month pack, can I change my address??? It’s a gorgeous kit.

  • Hey there!
    Honestly this kit could be used for 12×12 scrapbooking too. The only thing it’s missing is 12×12 papers (which are available everywhere) but if you use any type of pocket papers (Project Life etc) it is compatible!

    I love the 9×12 size personally, but you could totally use these items in a 12×12 book as well!
    xx- Elsie

  • I resize my photos in Photoshop and print them with my Canon printer. I have been meaning to do a full post about this process, so thank you for the reminder!! 🙂
    xx- Elsie

  • Thanks so much Carol! We haven’t planned on doing a design team, but if we do I will probably choose people who are already using it on Instagram!! :)) xx- Elsie

  • I missed out on the daily planner so I HAD to get this! I can’t wait to get it and start putting all my travel pictures into albums! I’ll probly buy like 5 albums right when you get them. So excited!
    Like you, I enjoy seeing what other people make of your creations, you should make a blog post, or even a special hashtag, just to see what people have made.
    So much love for ABM right now!

  • The photo album looks great, the way you have filled and decorated it to show the products in the box beings used!

  • Guyssssssssssss congrats on this!!!! But honestly pleasepleaseplease create a messy box that includes the messy book all together! 🙁

  • How about us digi girls? Any works in the plan for digital scrapbooking.? TIA

  • I’m so sad I couldn’t pre order my messy box, I really hope it’s only a temporary thing and that i won’t miss out on the first one :-(((
    I sent an email to explain the situation and now i will sleep with my fingers crossed!
    Coline from France

  • This looks pretty fun. I always keep a lot of scrap and odds and ends for art stuff and diary stuff and decorating and journalling. I love it!

  • The day of the week washi tape is my favorite- what a neat idea! Can’t wait to order- I’m already excited to see next month’s!! Congratulations on the launch!!! 🙂

  • This is amazing! I already pre ordered mine! I have a question.. I need some help with the photo printing, is there a layout or preset that you guys (mostly elsie, haha..) use or how do you get the correct sizes to print!? I always get them wrong and I am cutting my photos individually…


  • Elsie, you would help all of us a lot if you make this post! I have been wondering the same as Whitney. Please enlighten us!
    With love, a reader since you started ABM!
    (PS: I never post, but always read. ABM looks amazing and so professional! I feel like an aunt that has been watching her niece/blog grow little by little and now, just wow. Congratulations 🙂

  • ^_^ I love all Your DIY stuff! :O I especially love the scrap booking ideas but I never get the chance to do any 🙁
    Oh & I featured one of Your Insta’s in tonight’s post on My blog ^_^ do check!

    The Chronic Dreamer

  • I would really REALLY really love to see this because I got a Canon printer for Christmas, tried to print my photos to start project Life but I can’t get them to print in the proper size. It’s driving me nuts, and honestly, I haven’t even touched my album again because of it. 🙁

    I’m sad, Elsie. Take away the sad.

  • LOVE THIS! I’m hoping to be able to add another sub to my list soon!!

  • What a good idea! That would be awesome as I’m soooo torn between the two

  • Question – I think I am reading this right, but maybe not. If I go for the 12 months, am I billed for the entire year at once, or monthly? And what day of the month would I be billed on?


  • This is such a good idea! This is what would help me pull the trigger on a yearlong subscription.

  • What did you use to spell out “Our Week in Color”? Did that come from the box?

    Everything looks amazing. I’m so excited to see more pages on Sunday! Hopefully there’ll be some good ideas for the vellum and confetti! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Hola: Soy de México y mi ingles para nada es bueno, soy muy fan de su página, la veo a diario. Quisiera adquirir su caja (esta maravillosa), pero no entiendo nada como comprarla. Podrían ayudarme un poco. Gracias!!

  • Hi! I’m so loving this and thinking about a subscription but was wondering… as someone whom, for example doesn’t celebrate holidays like Easter or Christmas, are the April and December boxes going to be themed to those holidays or will every month be more generic?


  • Hi Jessica! Most of them will be generic. There might be a few holiday cards throughout the year, but they won’t dominate the whole month. 🙂 -Jacki

  • Such a cool idea! For me I think it would be like a little boost of creative inspiration and motivation to get crafty every month!

    Nina x

  • I just tried to order the messybox but all the links within your shop to “pre-order messy box” just re-direct to the homepage. I know today is the 10th so the first month has been shipped, but what if you want to sign up for next month/a yearly subscription?

  • Thanks SO much for this Elsie – it’s really great to see that you can achieve so much (because your photos are consistently good) in a relatively straightforward way. Great links, too

  • If a box doesn’t sell out one month, will it continue to be available for purchase after that? I don’t see a way to do that, but if I’m on the fence and wait too long and it doesn’t sell out, I’d love to have the option to buy the previous month’s box (for messy box and happy mail)

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