Idea Chic Stationery Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
The Idea Chíc Stationery Box is a monthly stationery and paper subscription box from a crafty husband-and-wife team out of Denver, Colorado. Sets include letterpress, flat-printed, and sewn stationery and cards, all made by Idea Chíc.
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!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Idea Chic Stationery, $19.95 a month, box.
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)
The Products: Handmade stationery and gift items.
Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide (International shipping is $6)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme of this box is “Valentine’s Day”. I can’t wait to see what the designs are!
I love the letterpress cards that come in this box. They’re made of slightly thicker card—the design is pressed slightly into the card so that you can feel how it’s recessed just so.
The card has a landscape orientation, but it opens sideways like a portrait-style card would. It’s so elegant and simple. And I love the heart pattern inside the envelope.
This blank-inside card has an austere, vintage feel. It reminds me of the banners you see on old circus posters from the early 1900s. Something about how the message is phrased makes it feel more formal—I might not give it to my sweetheart, but it’ll be great for a friend!
Vintage Girl Valentine’s Love Card – Value $4.00
More vintage vibes! This card is very old-timey—it’s charming, though not quite my style. I like that these cards are all blank inside so that you can customize the message for your loved one.
Chalkboard Die Cut Valentine Greeting Card – Value $5.00
What a cute concept for a card! Between the cutout shape and the chalkboard-inspired design, this card is really sweet.
The card doesn’t fold at all, but it’s blank on the back. I like that there is space on the front to list your recipient’s name so that you can fill the back with your message.
Puppy Love Valentine’s Card – Value $4.00
I know a few dog lovers who’d adore getting this card. Look at the silly faces on these Dalmatians! I like the conversation-heart-inspired sayings in the background.
This card comes with a tiny envelope that’s slightly transparent, but still matte. It’s kind of like parchment paper.
This one-sided card has a letterpress style design (so it presses into the card) that’s bright pink. The pun is playful and sweet. This would be a great card for a niece, nephew, or other little Valentine on your list!
Valentine’s Stickers – Value $1.00?
I would totally use these pastel hearts to seal envelopes, punctuate a Valentines greeting, or just stick on my sweetheart’s shirt!
Verdict: The cards inside this month’s Idea Chíc Stationery Box were really cute and beautifully made. Even though the designs in this box were a bit too vintage/classic for my taste, I think it’s a great box (not all months are this vintagey, but they definitely have a more traditional style). This $19.95 box had around $26.00 of items inside, so it’s definitely worth it for stationery lovers!
Do you think you’ll subscribe to Idea Chíc this year?