Idea Chic Stationery Box Review + Coupon – March 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!
Each month of this subscription has a different theme. This month, it’s “Baby.” I don’t have children myself, but I do know more and more young couples who are beginning to start families. Hopefully, this box will help me be baby-shower-ready!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Card on Sewn Paper – Value $5.00
There are a bunch of long, skinny cards like this one in this box (the dimensions are around 7.25″ x 3.625″), presumably as you might want to tuck a few dollars or a check inside your baby shower card. I love the peaceful mobile design of this blank-inside card. The colors are cute (and gender neutral!), but the real standout detail is the gray stitching that the mobile “hangs” from. It isn’t exactly a “wow” factor, but it’s a unique detail that helps this relatively simple card feel special.
Welcome Baby Girl Vintage Carriage Greeting Card – Value $4.00
This blank-inside card has the same long, skinny dimensions as the previous one. This card is gendered and features a dusty rose and pale green color combination. For me, Idea Chíc toes the line of my aesthetic—I like vintage vibes, but the almost “antique” style of this card is just beyond my tastes. Still, I’m grateful to add it to my collection in case I need a card in a pinch!
Welcome Baby Boy Vintage Plane Greeting Card – Value $4.00
The final long card is a gendered card for a baby boy. (I wish the baby girl card had a cool plane, too!) It’s nice that they included something for both genders, as well as a neutral card. My apprehensions with this card are the same as with the last one—it’s just a bit too vintage for me. But again, it’s nice that it’s blank inside, and I’m sure I’ll find a need for it this year!
Baby Clothesline Welcome Little One Letterpress Card – Value $5.00
This is my favorite card in the box. I love the delicate details (look at the curly loops on the bib!) and the gray and yellow palette. It feels very fresh and modern, while still having the sweetness you’d expect from a baby shower card. What’s more, this blank-inside design is done in the letterpress style I’ve come to really love from Idea Chíc. The design on the front side is literally pressed into the slightly thicker white card so that the card has both a textural and a visual element to enjoy.
Baby Wood Block Greeting Card – Value $5.00
Speaking of textural elements, this “card” is actually a piece of lightweight, slightly flexible wood!
The colors and design feel a little less unique than I’d expect from Idea Chíc, but the presentation on the thin, slightly shiny wood does help set it apart. Surprisingly, a regular ballpoint pen works just fine on this piece—I was worried it’d require a permanent marker.
3 Stickers – Value $0.60?
I couldn’t find this exact item online, so I linked to similar stickers on the Idea Chíc site. I’m always nervous that the seal on my envelopes is going to pull open, especially if the card is stowed in my purse (along with a million other things) while I’m en route to a party. Sealing these envelopes with shower-appropriate stickers will give me some peace of mind. My only wish is that there were enough stickers for all the cards in the box!
Verdict: While the aesthetic of this Idea Chíc Stationery Box was a little bit more traditional than I would typically prefer, I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of these baby-themed cards. This $19.95 box had around $24.00 of stationery inside it. If you’re a fan of the Idea Chíc aesthetic and can enjoy the free U.S. shipping, I think this box is a worthwhile pick. If you’re shipping internationally, though, the products might not justify the $6.00 shipping cost on top of the almost $20.00 box.
What do you think of this Idea Chíc box?