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Studio Calico Stationery Kit Subscription Review – Feb 2016

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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 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)

Check out all of my Studio Calico Stationery Kit reviews!


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


You’ll Do Flat Card

Happy Beard Day Folded Card

I know it is in jest, but the You’ll Do card still feels a little harsh to me! The beard card works for my husband, though – I don’t think I’ve ever seen him without a beard!


Pink Twine on Veneer Card

Movable Bird Wing Tags

Grey Heart Stickers

I like that they include embellishments with each box! These gold winged swans are pretty cute, too!


You’re So Sweet Folded Card

Hooray! Folded Card

Both of these cards are blank inside and great for lots of uses – exactly what I want in a card subscription!


Hugs not Ughs Folded Card

Emoji Folded Card

More cute cards! The Hugs not Ughs card is blank inside, and the Emoji card says, “Thanks!”


Mr. Darcy Folded Card

Happy Birthday Card

I should mention that this arrived before Valentine’s Day, I’m just a little behind in getting this review up! The heart on the card on the right is actually a scratch off – and the message “Happy Birthday!” will be revealed when you scratch it off with a coin!


Pen Pal Washi Tape

I love this tape for sealing cards! It includes the phrases:

  • Sending good vibes
  • Just a little something
  • Open me!
  • Careful! Something adorable inside
  • Write back soon!
  • Saw this and thought of you

Verdict: I’m really happy with my Studio Calico Stationery Kit subscription. The cards are usually great for general use, and the extras are always cute and fun.

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. I love the stuff I receive from Studio Calico. The grab bags are great! And the customer service is actually really good.

  2. Ate these cards all electronically printed? Any letter press or texturing at all? I am looking for a replacement for happy mail and am not sure I could justify the cost of this one if the quality isn’t any better than hm.

  3. I love this sub!!!! The cards are great quality and the prints are beautiful! I recommend this to anyone looking for a stationery sub!

  4. Sounds like a great package! So much fun! Imagine curling up with it, and writing “thinking of you” cards to good friends.

    The info card has clearly been written by someone who has not been to Savannah in the past twenty years. The colors of Savannah are mostly black and gray. That represents the broken asphalt of the terribly-unmaintained roads. It’s a huge commercial port, and the thousands of trucks that haul shipping containers around it each day really do a number on the infrastructure. Avoid Interstate 16 like the plague. The air smells of estuary water. Guess I’ll never land a job with their tourism board.

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