I wanted to do a kit review for the Planner Society for a while now. I’ve been getting this kit for a few months, and every time I was just too excited and tore into things before sitting down to take some proper photos. This month, though, the kit arrived a few days earlier than expected, and I convinced myself this meant I can wait long enough before playing to take some quick photos. Please enjoy August’s Planner Society kit!
The kit arrived in this adorable box, which is both wonderful and terrible. It’s great because it’s so cute and very easy to open and reuse to store the pieces of the kit while I organize myself, but it’s almost too cute to throw out!
I love being greeted with “hello Planner Society girl” when I open my monthly kit, but Mr. Martie watched this time and wondered whether there were any sad planner boys out there. I haven’t met any that are vocally into decorating their planners, but surely..??
I snapped this photo without disturbing anything, including the packet of pen refills that sat mysteriously atop. I think this was because I had a loose pen refill in the envelope – this may have been a replacement for a broken packet?
This is always the best part – peeking into the envelope! I took this for you even before I started pawing about greedily. I love the colours for this month. Vibrant yellows, greens, and pinks are absolutely my thing, and I was thrilled with the theme.
The kit spilled out onto my desk! What would you reach for first?
The pen is always the most exciting thing for me. This month’s design was really cute, though I preferred the previous version of the crown pen, which had a shorter tip. For my tiny hands, the shorter the front part of the pen is, the more control I feel I have. I did appreciate the additional refills, though!
There were five mini sticker sheets this month to go along with a sticker sheet/embellishment album. One of the reasons that I got myself the subscription is to actually learn to use my supplies – so instead of hoarding these they will definitely be used. Having five sheets means a lot of decoration is coming my way!
This month’s journaling cards matched the stickers, and I loved the colours. I preferred the rounded corners that came with the kit a few months ago, but I really liked how bright these were. I’ll be rounding and laminating them myself.
The embellishments! I’ll probably laminate my favourites out of these as well, and then use washi to stick them here and there. I really like the fact that the planner girls are purposefully left blank so you can colour the skin and hair colour in yourself to whatever you’d like.
This month included some gorgeous wooden embellishments. I haven’t used these before, but I think I may add them to a shaker dashboard I’ve been meaning to make from the confetti in a previous kit:
This is the confetti from last month, including a little container I wrapped in that month’s washi tape as well. I think this month’s wooden embellishments will really work well with the cute colours in the confetti!
Back to this month’s kit! The clip is from The Creative Bee who partnered with the Planner Society. Love that glitter! I wish the green pieces were laminated, or plastic, because I can see myself creasing those lovely leaves.
This month also featured two rolls of washi; I adore the bright happy yellow floral so much!
These are a few of the more “practical” items; tabs, labels, and stamps. The tabs are wonderful, as I am perpetually making a mess of adding tabs to my dividers. I had these in a previous kit and they made things so much easier. I laminated the dividers before adding the provided label stickers, and was able to restick the stickers when I changed my mind, too. Love that!
The stamps this month are also really great for me. They feature a little banner with room for the day of the week and date. It’s frustrating writing the day for every page on printables, so these will help. I’m also really looking forward to using this in my journal! These stamps are really quite tiny, too – almost the same size as regular handwriting.
This month’s sticky notes! There’s a good deal of room to do my writing, which always makes me really happy. I’m a stickler for the stickiness of sticky notes (hah!), though – I find that nothing short of Post-Its reaches my high standards. These notes are not as sticky as I’d like; I stuck one to a cabinet in the kitchen and almost lost it in the oven. No issues when sticking them onto paper though – thankfully no curling, which drives me batty! So they’re perfect for your planner, as intended!
This month’s “surprise item” was a small wallet for stickers or embellishment. There are 20 pages to slip something in, each page being a little larger than a credit card. They’re big enough for the sticker sheets that came with the kit, but I’ve crammed this wallet full of my embellishments. I used to store those in a larger 4×6 photo album, but found it hard to fish them out of the pockets. Stuffed full like I have it, this little album doesn’t close, but that’s fine by me. It seems very sturdy, and the cover and button are tough. I can see this being a great thing to slip into your purse, too.
Lastly, a quick preview of the pen! As you can see, it does get a little bit scratchy at times, but again, I am a ridiculous purist about these things and have a personal preference for medium tipped pens. The ink is a wonderful dark black.
And, as an added bonus, you can also have the Green Tea Frap recipe that I scribbled above as a test for the pen! See the end of this post for it!
I’m a fan of the Planner Society kit – it’s a kit with a broad range of items, and many of them feel “practical” in making my planner work for me. They’re beautifully designed, and the quality is high. The kit comes to around $45 CAD including shipping, and for me, it definitely makes sense. It’s much cheaper than ordering similar items separately, or buying the pieces at Michael’s. I also love the fact that the creator posts sneak peeks throughout the month on her Instagram. Getting these sneak peeks sustains my desire for acquiring new craft items, and has definitely helped keep the craft budget in check! (That and the fact that I promised myself not to set foot in a Micheal’s while I’m subscribed to the kit! So far so good!!)
Are you subscribed to any planner kits? Which are your favourites??
Martie’s Melty Matcha Mix:
Blend the following:
1 cup ice
1 cup milk (I use So Delicious soy milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla matcha (I get mine from DavidsTea)
2 teaspoons of pure matcha (Again, DavidsTea!)
1/2 teaspoon agave or honey
120 mL vanilla ice cream
Enjoy! (I tend to like my matcha drinks fairly light on sweetness, so this may not be to everyone’s taste!)