Have I given up on sewing and quilting, you’re asking?! Not at all! This year, in addition to many other craft goals, I’m trying to make sure I spread my craft love across all the crafting favorites of mine. Getting my #LishMail2014 challenge off the ground has been the big one so far, so I’ve got a lot of paper on the brain!
Last year I discovered and enjoyed many fun, craft-themed subscription services. From Umba Box to Olive Box, I tried several in 2013. The two that passed the year-end test were Olive Box and Paper Pumpkin, a box I thought wasn’t really my speed at first, but have really grown to appreciate month after month.
In 2014, I’ve started out the first month by trying out Nicely Noted and Haute Box, both stationery subscriptions. I’m proud to say I’m hooked on both.
Nicely Noted‘s welcome message on their website had me hooked: “Stationery snob? You’ve come to the right place.” I’m definitely a stationery snob, so it felt good to know I was at home. The plan is simple. Every month Nicely Noted sends you three curated letterpress cards along with three stamps. That’s it; easy, right? My first shipment came with cards from:
The cards were great. I’m having a hard time not framing all of them because I think the designs are that fantastic. Perhaps the recipients of the cards may turn them into art upon arrival?
Haute Box – WOW. I saw this on Etsy when searching for stationery subscription boxes and liked what I saw. I’m happy to report it’s even better in person. I received several cards, a postcard, coaster, gift tag and even a Valentine-friendly notepad all for one bargain price. The box ships quarterly. My only complaint is that I can’t receive it more often.
These are the two new, and sticking around, subscription services for 2014. What else are you loving? Any that I need to try out?