Idea Chic Stationery Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
The Idea Chíc Stationery Box Subscription is a monthly stationery and paper subscription box from a craftsy husband-and-wife team out of Denver, Colorado. Sets include letterpress, flat-printed, and sewn stationery and cards, all made by Idea Chíc, plus surprise stickers to coordinate with each month’s theme. This box’s theme is “Thank You”!
Idea Chíc also has a quarterly subscription box called Idea Chíc Parcel Post, which includes brand new designs for each season, plus gifts and other fun finds. Be sure to check it out if you like what you see here!
The Subscription Box: Idea Chic Stationery Box
The Cost: Individual boxes are $19.95/box, or you can choose from three subscription levels: 3 months ($59.00, or $19.67/box), 6 months ($99.00, or $16.50/box), and 12 months ($190, or $15.84/box)
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off any subscription!
The Products: Handmade stationery and gift items.
Ships to: Worldwide (International shipping is $6). Free shipping in the U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s a little card that shows each bi-monthly box’s theme.
The Idea Chíc team also included a handwritten note. How sweet!
3 Vintage Thank You Postcards – Value $3.29
These craft-paper-brown cards are a charming, low-key way to send a little gratitude someone’s way. I like that the address section is lined to keep my sometimes messy handwriting in check. They’re printed on cardstock with a brown craft paper look to them. I know a few folks that would love the antique vibe of these cards!
Merci Card – Value $4.00
This is one of the more traditional cards in the box, but the French flair still makes it feel unique. The subtle blue floral pattern looks really lovely nestled in the craft paper envelope.
Orange Patterned Thank You Notecard – Value $2.80
I really like these notecards that Idea Chíc makes. They’re thicker than the other greeting cards and feel crisper and more sophisticated. The designs are really beautiful, too. The flower pattern across the top of this card is pressed into the notecard just a smidge, which adds a neat textural element to the experience. And I really love that the envelope matches the orange of the card!
Thank You Wreath Card – Value $2.59
This card is so pretty! The “wreath” on this card isn’t particularly wintry, but especially as we’re getting closer to the holidays, I feel like this design would be perfect for a little post-gift-exchange correspondence! The green is beautifully vibrant, and the details on this illustration are delicate and super pretty.
Dotted Thank You Notecard – Value $2.99
This was my favorite card in the box. It’s really modern and crisp. Simple and sweet. Like the orange notecard, this is printed on sturdy cardstock, and the printed bits are pressed in just so.
Wooden Thank You Postcard – Value $5.95
This graphic, almost art-deco postcard is printed on birch veneer, which has a lovely sheen and sturdy, yet surprisingly flexible feel to it. The ink is black, I believe, but against the slight gold tint of the wood, it has more of an espresso brown color. The “thank you” on the front is dark evergreen.
Here it is on the flip side.
6 Thank You Stickers – Value $2?
Last, but not least, we have some thank you stickers in a variety of patterns. I could see using these to seal up the envelopes.
Verdict: I liked this Idea Chíc Stationery Box! I’m always scrambling for stationery, especially thank you notes. Having this adorable, versatile arsenal of thank you notes at the ready will come in a lot of handy for me. My favorite thing, though, is the attention to detail paid to each design, from the beautifully done illustrations to the uncommon textures. Each box costs $19.95, and this month’s value clocked in at about $24.00, so these handmade cards are worth the cost. I definitely recommend the high-quality, charming items you get in this box!
Do you like Idea Chíc’s designs?