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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Busy Bee Stationary Review

I've been searching for unique gifts for family and friends this year. Especially since it can be tiring to give the same old things each year. You know what I mean. Fruit basket. Movie. Gift Cards. Don't get me wrong, sometimes that is the best thing to get someone. But sometimes, I like to shake it up. And this subscription box could be just what the doctor ordered. 

*Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge in exchange for my honest review. I was not otherwise paid or endorsed. All opinions are my own.*

Creativity is a dying skill in this world. Rare are the people who can take ordinary objects, add some skill and voilà - you have an extraordinary work of art. I'd like to say that I'm one of those, but the truth is that I'm only trying to be. I don't fit in with most artistic types. I color outside the lines. I march to my own drum. And it can often be messy. But with a little help, I just might be the artiste (come on, say it with the French accent) I wish I were! 

That is where Busy Bee Stationary comes in handy. They provide you with the products that can inspire you to create something wonderful. Take the products from the August edition box (yes, August. It came a little late.) 



What beauties did they send me?

When I opened the box, my husbands attention was immediately drawn to two things: the notebook and the design tool.
He is an Engineering student who is designing a prototype generator in his spare time. Seeing those two items gave him an idea on using them together to sketch out the details. Especially since drawing is not his strong suit. 
I, on the other hand, look forward to the uses for the tape and markers.
Silver and gold can make an awesome combination! I can make personalized cards. I could use them in scrapbooks. And even my canvas arts.
The products included in this box:
Tim Holtz idea-ology Design Tool
Gold Sharpie
Silver Sharpie
Pentel Art Pen
Little B Tape
Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook

Who are these perfect for? 

Busy Bee Stationary is a great Christmas gift idea for anyone you know who is crafty and/or likes to write. The types of items they provide are geared towards these activities. They provide you with quality products. You can order a subscription for yourself or for another. The month-to-month plan is $39.90, the 3 month prepay plan is $109.70, and the 6 month prepay plan is $214.40. 
So check them out and let me know what you would do with these things or what you liked most in the comments below. Would you or someone you know like this as a gift? 


From the previous owner of Busy Bee Stationary (They now have a new owner)
August Box – Black & White, Silver & Gold
Without doubt, Leuchtturm products are quite possibly the most popular and a huge favorite of yours. So, for this box we wanted to provide you with something Leuchtturm, plus some gorgeous accessories to complement this Leuchtturm. There are so many blogs and videos of what you can create with your notebook, so I encourage you to have a look around and find something that suits you.
Happy Exploring!!!
More information about your surprise supplies!
Leuchtturm 1917 Pocket Hardcover Notebook - White
In your box, our first feature item for this month, is your Leuchtturm 1917 Pocket Notebook. Details make all the difference! Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks are manufactured with the highest quality materials and construction. Each notebook is thread-bound with high quality bleed-proof, fountain pen-safe paper. The book opens flat with a durable hardcover and rounded corners that washes off easily and is pleasant to the touch.
Leuchtturm will help you get organized; the blank table of contents and page numbers will make leafing through your notes easier than ever before!
Your Dotted Pocket A6 measures 3.5” x 6” / 90 x 150 mm / 185 pages
Acid free, bleed-proof, 80 gsm paper
Fountain pen friendly
Pocket in back for loose notes
Elastic closure
Bound-in bookmark
We hope the quality and organizational features of this notebook will make your life easier and more enjoyable!
Pentel’s – Hybrid Technica Gel Pen – 0.5 mm - Black
The Pentel Hybrid Technica is a favorite and classic thin gel ink pen. With its strong needle-point tip, the pen writes neat crisp letters and fine lines. The water-based pigment ink is water-resistant and fade-resistant, and provides a smooth writing experience. The ink is also refillable! A perfect complement to your box this month.
Little B – Decorative Foil Tape – 15mm x 10m Gold Feathers
Our Gold feature product for this month is Little B’s Decorative Foil Tape. We know how much you all love washi tape and we appreciate the fun of adding beautiful designs to your projects. The perfect addition to all your paper crafts and more! 10 meters of 15-millimeter-wide designer foil tape.
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Design Ruler – 12”
This feature item for this month is this very handy Tim Holtz idea-ology design ruler. After researching the most popular bullet journal tools, this is definitely a must-have! The Tim Holtz Design Ruler is a clear ruler with a tapered acrylic straight edge on one side for measuring lengths and drawing lines and a metal straight edge on the other side for accurate cutting. In between is a grid, two sets of measurements and holes for piercing. The grid is measured in quarter inches. The holes are spaced 1/8 of an inch apart. The ruler is lightweight and sturdy. A great accessory to your Leuchtturm or any other journal you use.
Sharpie – Silver & Gold Metallic Markers
Yep, you guessed it! The Silver & Gold components of your box this month are the fabulous Sharpie silver and gold metallic markers. Make your work shine with these! These fine point permanent markers give a brilliant sheen to writing and design, and they’re great on both light and dark surfaces. The opaque metallic ink is quick-drying for less mess, and it’s perfect for labelling hard to mark surfaces or jazzing up craft projects. There’s no shaking or pumping needed to start ink flow, so you can just uncap and write whenever you need it! The AP certified nontoxic ink is waterproof and smear and fade resistant. We hope you enjoy your Sharpie’s 😊

That concludes this month’s box and thank you all for beeing (busy) and amazing - we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this month’s goodies!

24 comments:

  1. The markers are good for writing on colored clothes as well. Comes in handy to write names on black socks. I like how they packaged their items.

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    1. That is a great point! And yes, they packaged them quite well.

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  2. What a great review... and perfect video.. I haven't heard for these before... I definitely check them

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  3. Wow, what a great product for people like us that like to be obsessively organized!

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    1. I agree! The notebook is amazing. And I love the Pentel pen. Those things write so well.

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  4. That's pretty cool! It reminds me of one of the styling box subscriptions but for artistic people

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    1. I love subscription boxes! There are so many out there for all kinds of people now.

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  5. Such an informative review! So glad to see another, more imaginative subscription option!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed it! I do love that they are different from the ones I see regularly.

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  6. Awesome review. I haven`t heard about this before but I have to say that I like it and I can see myself using it.

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    1. Very glad you liked the review! If you are creative, like to write - its a great option to try!

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  7. I love stationary! This looks so cool. I am definitely interested in checking this out.

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    1. So do I! I love writing to others, but more so when I can beautify it. Make it unique.

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  8. Great review and video this looks super cool. Will forward on to a friend who loves this!

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  9. This would make a nice gift for anyone. Everyone loves to get a surprise in the mail. Nice detailed review. Thank you

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    1. Very true! Its why I love subscription boxes. You're welcome and thank you for taking the time to check it out!

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  10. This is a great gift for our NEW college student. I love all little touches too. great job

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    1. Great idea! They might be more likely to write home if its done creatively :) And with fun!

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  11. The internet put a big dent on the world of fine stationary but, it's good to see that there are folks still using and designing quality stationary products. This would make a great gift.

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    1. The internet has put dents in lots of things. But I do agree, its great to have companies like these who are out there promoting handcrafted stationary and the desire to stay creative.

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  12. Interesting! I never heard of this subscription box. Gotta check it out. Thanks for including a video as well!

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