Creative Bug Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BUG01
Creative Bug is a new subscription box from Quarterly. I received a few requests to review this box so I signed up!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Creative Bug Quarterly Box
The Cost: $50 a box (shipped every quarter)
The Products: Creative items in the categories of home, lifestyle, and art.
Ships to: Shipping is free to the US. (Canada +$20; rest of world +$30.)
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Each Quarterly Box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included. This month the theme is centered around drawing with expert Lisa Congdon.
This box also comes with a unique coupon code to get Lisa’s workshop on drawing for free.
Lisa’s Doodling Manifesto – Value?
This is printed on a very heavy card stock.
Strathmore Sketch Pad – Value $13
Pigma Graphic 1 Pen – Value $2.20
Funtape Washi Tape 6 mm width (2) – Value $4?
Tattly Temporary Tattoos (Set of 2) – Value $5
I love paper/washi tape, but I’ve only used the standard tape size, so I’m pretty excited about these super slim tape widths. Creative Bug also included two of Lisa’s designs in fabric and tattoo form.
This box came with a coupon code to get a one month free trial at Creative Bug. (It gets you unlimited access to all of their crafting video classes). I believe you have to enter credit card info though).
This box also comes with a unique coupon code to get Lisa’s workshop on drawing for free. (No need to enter credit card info). I just started watching the first video from Lisa, and I am seriously impressed with the production quality! (I haven’t tried out other videos on the site yet, but I wasn’t expecting the videos to be so professional!)
Verdict: This is a bit of a tough box to give a verdict on. If you are looking for a way to express yourself creatively each season and challenge yourself a little bit, I think this is a great box. At first when I opened up the box I thought I’d be swapping the items since I don’t consider myself much of a drawer. But after watching the intro video to Lisa’s class, I think I’m going to do the entire class and see how it goes! (I used to doodle all the time in my notebooks in school, and it probably would be good to keep up that creative outlet in adult life!)
If you are looking for a good retail value in a box – I cannot recommend this box. It’s hard to calculate the exact value since I don’t think you can buy Lisa’s classes individually, but from a strictly retail value view, this box doesn’t match the $50 I spent.
What do you think of the first Creative Bug Quarterly box?