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Studio Calico Planner Kit Subscription Review – June 2016

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Studio Calico Planner Kit is the planner-based subscription service from Studio Calico.   Each month, subscribers can expect an exclusive variety of planner products from the Studio Calico brand and others carried in their online store. At this time SC provides three other subscription boxes on their website: Scrapbook, Documenter and Stationery Kits.  You can find the links to other storefronts and even more subscriptions at the bottom of the Our Story page.

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The Subscription Box: Studio Calico Planner Kit

The Cost: $24.99 + shipping

The Products: Planner decorating papers, stickers, tools and more with a joint theme

Ships To: Worldwide

Good to Know: Each month, SC previews the upcoming theme and all SC subscribers can log into their accounts to select add-ons before the public release date.  Adding on items from the shop gives subscribers a chance to grab coordinating pieces outside of their subscription, eliminates the cost of shipping, and gives a unique discount for some purchases.  I haven’t figured out all the fine details to the add-ons, so please check with the FAQ or Customer Service.

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The insert card say the theme is “Scout” and even lists complementing colors for the month. June is all about a journey where nature meets painted elements. They’ve provided items to make our planners shine brightly. Everything was packaged in the standard SC pouch. It’s very durable and I use them to carry pens and stationery, but you can use them for all sorts of things. 

I need to point out that almost all of the products linked below take you to similar/like items. Most of everything is still unavailable to the public. But I am assuming that they would be added to the shop for those looking to restock.

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Rubber Heart Eyes Charm – $1.00?

Super cute charm if you’re into emojis! I use emojis everyday, but I didn’t care for the way this one was shaped around the eyes. I think I’ll give it away to one of my nieces.

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Yellow Paper House – Spring Rainbow Traveler’s Notebook – $6.00

I’m head over heels for this unassuming notebook. I want to dress up the front and gift it to a friend. Check out the YPH shop, they have a ton of notebooks to include lined, graph and dot paper. And don’t forget the coupon code.

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Hello Forever – Gold Foil Label Stickers (2ea) – $1.50?

I’ve been using these stickers in my bible journaling. I’m happy that I finally found a way to use these labels because I don’t like using them in my planners, they are way too big.

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Hello Forever – Reminder Ring Die Cuts – $2.00?

Honestly, I could have used more of the washi tape and labels and less of these. If you picked up a planner kit this month, or received reminder cuts like this before, comment below how you incorporate them into your planner.

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One Little Bird – Skinny Vellum Washi Strips (2ea) – $3.00?

I love washi tape and this precut strips are fun to dress up greeting cards and planners. The patterns were part of the add-on papers and I was so tempted to grab a few sheets.

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Hello Forever – Circle and Speech Bubble Sticker Sheets (2ea) – $1.50?

I found these stickers a bit stiff. I put these aside for dressing up stationery. I like the bold colors and only wish there weren’t day labels and a few stars added in. I would prefer a whole sheet of bubbles and a whole sheet of day labels. 

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Studio Calico – Star Sticker Sheets (2ea) – $3.00?

The kiddos love star stickers around here!  I received two sheets which is perfect. One for each and no fighting.

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Studio Calico – Gray Flag Checklist Sticker Sheets (2ea) – $1.50?

Call me crazy, but I’m not a fan of these vellum flags. I don’t the semi-shine it gives off or the transparency. I also don’t care for the way my pen writes over it either. I’m a lefty and I need inks to absorb quickly so that I don’t make a smeary trail of my left palm all over. My problem only I’m sure other planner people love these.

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Verdict: This June, Studio Calico Planner Kit had an estimated retail value of nearly $20.00. Well under the cost to the subscriber, I personally did not find the value in this kit. The quality of all the products this month are consistent with past kits are are very well made. The only other thing is the theme this month didn’t flow as well as last month. I wanted to see more of the bright yellows and oranges and less of the soft pink and foil gold that didn’t really match.

Tell us down below what you thought of the Studio Calico Planner Kit this month!

Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. I used the reminder cuts by placing one of those checklist vellum stickers to the left hand side. I then decided to use some skinny washi tape to write my to dos on. That way, the reminder tabs would be reusable. As a clumsy lefty myself, I liked this because I could write on the washi strips before putting them on there. Plus, they’re adorable with other patterns over them.

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