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Studio Calico Stationery Kit Subscription Box Review – Oct 2015

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If you aren’t familiar with Studio Calico, they offer Stationery ($22.99 a month with 6-month commitment), Planner ($22.99 a month with 6-month commitment), Scrapbook ($37.99 a month with 6-month commitment), and Project Life ($27.99 a month with 6-month commitment) monthly subscriptions.

They recently had a first-box-for-a-dollar offer (if you signed up for a 6-month subscription), so I decided to go for the Stationery kit!

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I like that each kit comes with in its own pouch!


The Subscription Box: Studio Calico Stationery Kit 

The Cost: $24.99 a month (less with 6 or 12 month commitment)

The Products: Stationery cards, plus a few extras each month!

Ships to: Worldwide! (Free shipping to the US)


This box comes with an info card detailing the color theory inspiration for the month.


Love Your More Than Pumpkin Flavored Everything Card

This is probably the perfect October themed card!


Congrats Card

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor Card

I love when a card works for framing too – this “Hang in There,” card is perfect for that!


You’re So Old! Birthday Card

World’s Best _____ Card

On the inside of the You’re So Old card it says, “Happy Birthday!” I think I’ll be saving this (in jest) for my younger brother’s next birthday. (He’s still in college).


SIGH sympathy card

Thanks Card

I love the artwork on this Thanks card! (It says “Thanks” on the inside). The Sigh card is blank on the inside, but I’m assuming it is a sympathy card!


Wooden Coffee Cup with String

Carved Wood Stamp – Value $8

All the items in this box are made for or by Calico Studio, so I didn’t include prices, but this stamp is from Block Wallah, so I was able to estimate the price. It is a gorgeous piece too:



Embossed Gift Tags

Mini Washi Tape

Lunch Box Notes

I love getting mini washi tapes in boxes (thanks to A Beautiful Mess!). These gift tags will be useful for the holidays too.

Verdict: I can’t help but compare this box to Happy Mail for my verdict. I think they both are a good value for the price (with the discount this box cost me about $19). If you’re looking for more of a variety from card designers, I would recommend trying this subscription. (Or I’d recommend subscribing to both Studio Calico and Happy Mail if you are like me and love gettings lots of cards and paper goodies each month!)

What do you think of the Studio Calico Stationery Kit?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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. This looks like a pretty good box – I’d be interested in trying out this sub.

  2. The girls at ABM teamed up with Studio Calico to create Happy Mail. I don’t receive Happy Mail so I’m not sure, but is there much difference between the two subscriptions?

  3. Ooh, I like this! The items look like they are really nice quality, too. Thanks for reviewing this one!

  4. Super Cute!!, especially the coffee cup, I could see someone making it into a cute Christmas tree ornament. I ordered an EC planner to “get my life” together and I’ve been looking at planner kits… who would have thought of all the cute little things you can do with a planner!! I love it!

  5. Oh, man! I love this! Great cards, great variety, and I love that it comes in a pouch!

    If I could get the price point a smidgen lower, I don’t think I could resist signing up. Somehow I’ve been able to resist Happy Mail, but this box just speaks to me…

    By the way, I think I would use the “SIGH” card as a “lovesick”/”miss you” card for when my partner or mom or sister is away for a long time.

    Must. Back. Away. From. Subscriptions.

  6. I think I like this more than HappyMail!

  7. I love this box but I already have Ink & Wink plus Happy Mail. I love both! I don’t *need* another stationary sub…
    Please add Ink&Wink to the swap site, Liz! Thank you 🙂

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