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Studio Calico Planner Kit Review & January Pages!

Studio Calico Planner Kit Review

Hello there!

Welcome to the new and improved Whatever Bright Things. I’m starting 2016 off with a review of one of my favorite products – the Studio Calico Planner Kit. It’s a subscription kit of planning/crafting/office goodies that is delivered monthly in a cute little zipper bag. It includes everything you need for a month of creative planning: stamps, sticky notes, paper clips, stickers, washi tape, and a fun dashboard. The kit is slightly different month-to-month in terms of what exactly you get, but those are the basics that generally come in each kit.

January’s kit is called “Arendal”, and includes a gorgeous color scheme of pastels and brights. It’s the perfect combination of colors as we transition from Winter into Spring. What I love most about these planner kits is that they take the guesswork out of making a cohesive spread, while still leaving plenty of room and opportunity to be creative. You know that everything in this kit will look good together on the page, so you’re free to have fun with layout, text, and layering.

January Planner Spread

This is a spread I made for the upcoming week using January’s kit. I also used a few other stamp sets, but most of what you see is from the “Arendal” kit.

Planner Decorating

I used the sticky note flags to create a colorful banner at the top, some tiny heart stickers throughout as bullet points and decoration, and some Washi Strips to mark my to-dos.

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Want to know exactly what came in January’s kit? Let me break it down for you.

Everything that came in Studio Calico's January Planner Kit: "Arendal"

Everything that came in Studio Calico’s January Planner Kit: “Arendal”

I couldn't wait to use these Washi Strips and Tiny Heart Stickers - that's why some of them are already missing!

I couldn’t wait to use these Washi Strips and Tiny Heart Stickers – that’s why some of them are already missing!

How cute are these sticky notes? January's kit also came with a Star Paperclip, "ASAP" Binder Clip, and a Mini Ink Pad (and you got to choose the color!)

How cute are these sticky notes? January’s kit also came with a Star Paperclip, “ASAP” Binder Clip, and a Mini Ink Pad (and you got to choose the color!)

This Roller Stamp came in this month's kit - a fun assortment of girly activities and phrases.

This Roller Stamp came in this month’s kit – a fun assortment of girly activities and phrases.

A cute Patterned Dashboard and a Washi Holder also came in January's kit.

A cute Patterned Dashboard and a Washi Holder also came in January’s kit.

I had to fill up the Washi Holder with some of my favorite Washi Tapes.

I had to fill up the Washi Holder with some of my favorite Washi Tapes.

Every kit comes in a handy zipper-pouch and includes a notecard about the kit and who packed it. (Thanks Shanna!)

Every kit comes in a handy zipper-pouch and includes a notecard about the kit and who packed it. (Thanks Shanna!)

Receiving my Studio Calico Planner Kit is something I look forward to every month. If you’re interested in a subscription, click here. They often have a deal going on subscriptions, so be sure to check out their homepage for any offers.

What’s your favorite way to decorate your planner? Or do you have any suggestions for crafty-subscription kits?

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p.s. This is NOT a sponsored post. My love for Studio Calico is of the unrequited variety, and opinions on this kit are 100% my own.

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The Studio Calico Planner Kit is a great way to get inspired and stay organized throughout the month. Click through to see what's in January's kit and how I used it to create a bright and colorful planner spread!

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10 Comments

  • Lydia Lois

    I wish I was as organized as you! I love the bunting sticky notes though! I’ve been on the lookout for gold sticky notes! If you know where I can get such a magical creative let me know! 😉

    Also, love the new layout and everything! I’m excited to get out of my comfort zone and craft more! 🙂

    January 15, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply
    • Haley

      I will definitely keep my eye out for gold sticky notes… Challenge accepted!

      xo,
      Haley

      January 16, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply
  • Kerstin

    Oh that planer is absolutely gorgeous. And your handwriting is so neat *jealous*

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    January 16, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Haley

      Oh thank you! Many years of being an organizing and handwriting nerd has trained me for this moment.

      xo,
      Haley

      January 16, 2016 at 9:31 am Reply
  • Carol

    What a fun way to organize up-coming events!
    Everything is so beautifully coordinated. Thank you for showing us the kit. 🙂

    January 16, 2016 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Haley

      Thanks for reading!

      xo,
      Haley

      January 16, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Amy

    Love all the photos…your creativity is so inspiring! I’m also excited about the new look and categories. I’m already looking forward to what comes next!

    January 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm Reply
    • Haley

      Thank you Amy!
      xo, Haley

      January 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Monica

    Do you know if they sell the roller stamp on its own? That is amazing! Btw, I love looking at your planner posts. I saw your first video on YouTube, wish there was more!

    January 28, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply
    • Haley

      Thank you Monica! Shortly after I posted that video the camera lens I was using broke 🙁 Hoping to film more soon! And as for the stamp – They don’t generally sell them individually, but keep an eye out during their sales – they’ll sometimes sell past kits for about $10. They do have lots of other roller stamps too 🙂
      Thanks for reading!
      xo,
      Haley

      January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

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