the planner society kit review
There are monthly kit subscriptions for just about anything these days. They’re just great ways to get an assortment of products for whatever hobby you’re into, delivered straight to your door. For awhile, I was very hesitant in starting a subscription to anything. There are a lot of scrapbook subscriptions that I toyed with the idea of subscribing to once, specifically Studio Calico’s Project Life subscription box. And while I was ready and finally able to afford the subscription for a year’s commitment, Studio Calico changed their subscription terms that just put me off completely in the end. Around that time is when I discovered The Planner Society’s Planner kit subscription.
To be honest, I’ve known about this kit since it’s inception. I follow Christy on her blog, and both her mixed media and planner accounts on Instagram. So when she announced she was creating a new planner subscription kit, I eagerly awaited the sneaks of the first kit. I’m not one to purchase something without seeing it first, so I didn’t jump on her subscription sign up until well after I saw at least three months worth of kits. And while I was still very apprehensive on signing up, I bit the bullet in late June and signed up for an August subscription start.
For $30.90, I get a lovely curated and designed kit in the mail to be used with any sort of planner in mind, and that price includes shipping within the USA! While the kit is for decorating your planners, I see it more as a cute little scrapbooking kit. While I do use bits of it in my planner, I mostly hoard the lovely papers that Christy designs herself and use them in my scrapbooks and art journals instead.
Now the great thing about signing up in advanced is that if there are openings for the current month, you’ll get first dibs at starting your subscription early. So for example, had Christy had people on July’s sign up decide not to officially sign up, those extra kits will be up for grabs for anyone on August’s list to buy. I happened to snag a June kit this way. She had extra kits going back to May and sent a private link out to everyone on her list in order for us to buy whatever kits were available. It’s first come, first served, so you had to act quickly!
Another great thing about this kit, which I absolutely love, is that a lot of the products are exclusive to the kits. Like I mentioned before, Christy designs the papers herself. They are beautiful double-sided papers with six designs total. You get three sheets, one of each double-sided design. Not only does she design the papers, but she also designs the stickers, which are printed by The Reset Girl for the kit. In the last few kits, Christy has also teamed up with Evalicious to design coordinating stickers, cut apart labels and flair badges that all match the month’s kit. In August’s kit, Christy also debuted her own line of washi tapes! There’s just lots of great products in these kits and the quality is wonderful!
A perk to being a subscriber are the secret presales. Every once in awhile, Christy holds a presale, where she has certain exclusive products from the kits for sale, in case you want or need a bit of extra paper or sticker or stickies, etc. I’ve order twice from a presale and was able to get the papers from the April kit, extra papers and stickers from the June kit, and an exclusive sticker pack from the August kit, which I’m waiting for in the mail.
Be advised, I’m in no way affiliated with Christy and The Planner Society. I purchased my kit subscription with my own money and am just sharing this wonderful kit from this amazingly talented woman, because I love it so much and it’s such a great value for your money. It’s a beautiful kit and if I can just stop staring at it long enough, I can possibly stop myself from hoarding it so I can actually use it to create beautiful things!