Pipsticks Pro Club Petite Box Review + Coupon- November 2016
The Pipsticks Pro Club Petite subscription is a monthly sticker subscription program from Pipsticks, an indie sticker company that believes firmly in the power of putting a smile on your face. Pipsticks has a few different sticker subscriptions, including ones tailored to kids. This review is for their Pro Club Petite subscription, which is the smaller option for grown-ups (a.k.a. sticker “Pros”).
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Pro Club Petite for Grown-Ups, $9.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Pipsticks Pro Club Petite
The Cost: $9.95 per monthly package. Free shipping in the continental US. Add an extra shipping charge of $3.00/month for international. Pipsticks has other subscriptions as well: Kids Club Classic ($14.95 per month), Kids Club Petite ($9.95 per month), and Pro Club Classic ($14.95 per month).
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The Products: 7 or more sheets of stickers plus a mini quote card.
Ships to: U.S. and internationally (extra $3.00 shipping charge for international destinations)
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I really like the vibe of this subscription. The Pipsticks branding makes the experience feel more like a zine than a subscription company. I also love that, as mentioned in the little “typed” note here, Pipsticks is going to be donating sticker packs to kids in need for every Kids pack that’s bought this holiday season. I know it’s stickers, rather than something more substantial, but hey, I still appreciate that they’re doing what they can to give back to their community.
On the back of the info card is this neat patchwork pattern. I like that the motifs look like doodles from a notebook. Could we please get someone to make this design into a full-size, real-life quilt? That’d be the coziest, cutest thing ever.
Every month, you get an old-school raffle ticket in your envelope, along with the stickers. The winning number will be announced on the following month’s info card. Looks like this ticket is in the running for some scrapbooking paper!
This is the “mini quote card” for the month. It’s the size of a postcard, on nice, just-barely-glossy cardstock. I admit that I often get caught up with different anxieties (especially around holiday time, when there are so many gifts and parties and to-dos to worry about), so seeing this little hand-drawn mantra was a nice reminder that, yeah, I am enough. I should relax a bit. Maybe enjoy some cute stickers.
I had hung last month’s quote card (“Be Brave & Bold”) above my desk—this guy’s going to go right next to it!
The back of the card is all hearts. Which is appropriate, because… I love it!
Yumma Illustration Words and Phrases Sticker Sheet – Value $0.52?
I’ll show my hand holding up each sheet so you can get an idea of size and scale. There are about 60 stickers on this sheet, which is a ton, and they’re all adorably colorful and cute. Some of the words are, I believe, in Korean (can anyone confirm that?), while others are in English. Not everything on the sheet is cut out—some pieces like the “Sweet” design are just part of the page—but if you wanted, you could easily cut them out yourself. These stickers will work great in my planner, though I’ll need at least one of those “Coffee” stickers for every day!
12 Gold Glitter Crescent Moon Stickers
I am such a sucker for glitter, that I just about squealed when I saw these in the envelope! I love how simple and pretty they are. The glitter didn’t shed a bit onto my fingers, and the texture is pretty smooth. I might stick one of these to the front of my bike helmet as a Sailor Moon homage. (Uh oh, the nerdiness is out in the open, now!)
6 Playful Monkeys Stickers from Mrs. Grossman’s – Value $0.31?
One thing I really like about this subscription is that it doesn’t worry too much about a monthly theme. In October, there were some black cats and bats, but also some koi fish and flowers. In November, we’ve got some pretty winter moons, but also these sweet little monkeys! Mrs. Grossman’s stickers are THE stickers I remember from my childhood. There’s something so familiar about the style of these stickers, though I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’m not a big monkey fan, nor do I have any idea what I’ll do with these more juvenile stickers, but just seeing these childlike stickers made me reminisce about the era of Trapper Keepers and cartoon-themed lunchboxes.
If you’re beyond the warm fuzzies and want to put these stickers to use, note that they are thinner and have a lot of narrow parts that could easily tear. You don’t want your monkey losing an arm! Also, FYI: Some of the designs have interior sections that unintentionally peel off with the sticker, meaning I had to gently pop them out once the sticker was off the sheet. Not a huge deal, but given the delicate sticker, I was nervous about messing around with them so much.
11 Small Forest Owls Stickers from Mrs. Grossman’s – Value $0.37?
More Mrs. Grossman’s! These are sweet little stickers with a peppy color palette. I really like kawaii, playful designs, but something about these guys (maybe their design is a bit more dated?) strikes me as a little bit too juvenile for my typical tastes. Maybe that’s just because I just looked at the monkey stickers, which were also more childlike? That’s not necessarily bad, though. I’ll get plenty of use popping these on birthday greetings for nieces and nephews.
16 Cat Face Stickers
Now these stickers are just my style. First of all, cats. No more explanation needed on that one, for me. Second of all, I adore how they incorporate uncommon colors in the designs, like pinks, blues, and greens. You wouldn’t really notice in passing that these cats were any out of the ordinary colors, it’s so subtle. I also love the watercolor effect they have. These pretty kitties are on a transparent sheet, but their faces are pretty much opaque. I think my favorite is that light brown fluffy-faced cat. It’s so expressive!
Leopard-Print Alphabet Stickers
There are 56 letters between these two transparent sheets—there are one or more of each letter. The stickers themselves are opaque and come in a mix of pastel colors. Some of the “hollow” letters (think “Q” and “O”) have little white sections inside of them that you’ll have to pop out. Like the monkey stickers, these are narrower, so be careful when handling them that they don’t rip. I love how fresh these designs are, with their soft colors and crisp, Helvetica-like font. They’re something I’d have liked when I was a tween and something I can still appreciate now!
Kawaii Fruit Puffy Stickers
These are by far my favorite stickers in the pack. Maybe my favorite Pipsticks subscription stickers I’ve gotten thus far. The tiny faces on these fruits are so silly and cute, and I love that there are oodles of them to adore! I counted about 50. The best part, of course, is that each has a little bit of squish to it. Even the tiniest of green grapes.
Verdict: I like the Pipsticks Pro Club Petite sticker subscription a lot. The variety they provide is always super fun, and they come up with the most unique, unexpected designs. I feel like this month’s selection skewed a little younger than I would’ve ideally wanted, but I still was so delighted by everything I got. This month, a few of the stickers had discernable brands, so that I could get a feel for the real price. But the value of those 3 sheets was only about $1.20, and that’s almost half the pack right there. I think the $9.95 price might be steep for what I got this month, even considering the great quote card. I do, however, appreciate the presentation and the pleasure of getting such smile-inducing, curated items!
Did you like the stickers in this month’s Pipsticks Pro Club Petite sticker subscription?