Busy Bee Stationery Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
Busy Bee Stationery is a monthly subscription box that offers stationary items that are themed. The March box theme is Wanderlust. From Busy Bee Stationery:
A unique stationery subscription box for busy bees! Each month, we send our subscribers a curated box of beautiful stationery. We work hard to choose items that inspire creativity and help support your love of writing, journaling, stationery, and note-taking. The contents are always a surprise!
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.)
About Busy Bee Stationery
The Cost: $39.90 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: The contents of the box vary each month, but always include 5-10 items that help with journaling, letter writing, and planning.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $7.50 and Worldwide for $12.50
Good to Know: There is no style profile, all boxes are the same and go with the month’s theme
Busy Bee Stationery March 2018 Review
This month’s theme is Wanderlust. From the Busy Bee blog:
This month’s theme is all about planning, exploring and making memories! Use this month to plan the places you’ll visit and the things you will do once you arrive then keep a book of all the memories you made! This month we included items to help you create your own personalized memory book!
I found the blog to be very helpful to learn more about each product in the box and how to use them for the theme.
Heidi Swapp – Wanderlust Collection – 5 x 7 Memory Binder – Retail Value $15.00 (found here for $13.12)
The blog says you can use the binder to create a calendar, journal or anything else that you can think of. This binder is well made and has the saying Happiness is Free on the front. It is very cute.
Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Collection Flea Market Pouch Kit – Retail Value $12.99 (found here for $9.09)
Use the Flea Market Pouch to personalize your binder. Additionally, you can use the clear zipper pouch to store things in the binder and keep them easily accessible. I like how many things are offered in this pouch and that they all can be used in different ways, from adhesives to cards.
The pouch includes:
- 27 pieces including ephemera pieces
- banner stickers
American Crafts Memory Marker 5-Pack, Fine and Medium Point – Retail Value $12.89
American Crafts Memory Markers are the perfect all-around scrapbooking markers. With a fine and medium point tip at each end. They are acid-free, non-toxic, non-bleeding, permanent, waterproof and pigment ink.
I may have just gotten an old batch of markers because when I opened the yellow marker, the tip of the pen fell out. I put it back in and it seemed to stay. The colors all worked but I was hoping for more vibrancy.
Heart Correction Tape Set – Estimated Value $2.23 (buy a 2-pack for $4.47)
These are cute correction tapes, aka white out. I couldn’t find only one for sale, so the link is to two, and estimated the cost of one. The heart is really cute and I love white out, so I liked this product. It’s definitely an upgrade to the traditional white out tapes because of its adorable factor.
The Verdict: I enjoyed this box because it introduced me to new crafting products I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. I think that perhaps this month could have used something else to complete the theme, maybe some pages to put in the binder and use the flea market items on. I liked the white out the most as it was super cute and something I would put in my pen case! I was, however, not impressed with the value. All the products in this box total $43.11 before shipping (less with sale prices), which is slightly higher than the $39.90 plus free US shipping box cost.
The Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the April box. From Busy Bee Stationery:
Busy Bee Stationery boxes ship during the second week of each month.
Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $39.90 + free shipping, which means that each of the 4 items in the box has an average cost of $9.98.
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