Ugly Bug Does Subscription Box – October 2016

Back in July I ordered my first subscription box from Michelle at Ugly Bug Does and I loved it. I had been contemplating ordering again but felt that as I didn’t really use stickers all that much in my planner (which was a bullet journal at the time) I couldn’t really justify ordering every month.

Anyway, I’ve now switched my planner from my bullet journal to a ring bound planner using DIY Fish inserts (you can read more about it here) and can finally start ordering all the fab stickers that are available, starting with an Ugly Bug Does subscription box.

I was late ordering the October box and snuck in just before Michelle shut the shop for a few days so I didn’t have quite as long to wait at some customers. My dispatch notice pinged on my phone on Monday and my box arrived safely through my letterbox on Tuesday.

As with my previous box the contents are a perfect mix of stickers and other planner related items. This month the theme is Autumn/Halloween and along with a selection of stickers there was a roll of washi tape, a fox paperclip, a pen and a planner charm. There is just the right mix between the Autumnal items and the Halloween bits and I love that everything in the box is both pretty and functional which means that everything gets used and isn’t just left in a drawer waiting for the right moment to be used.

So let’s take a closer look at the items, firstly we have the stickers which are from Ugly Bug Does. There are four sheets in total, three sets of functional stickers and a set of Halloween countdown stickers. The functional stickers include a fab selection of useful icons, checklist banners, flags, habit trackers, headers and half boxes and apart from the colours (which I personally associate with Halloween) isn’t really Halloween themed, which is perfect for those of you who aren’t a fan of all things spooky.

Michelle has also made the planner charms for the boxes and again it’s the perfect mix of Halloween and Autumn with a mix of spooky charms (mine had a skull, a witch and a skeletal hand) and acrylic leaves in gorgeous greens and browns, offset with some co-ordinating beads. The kids said that it sounds like the rustling autumn leaves when moved.

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Next up is the decorative fox paperclip from ScarlettMoonCrafts on Etsy. I love this little guy but think I one of my kids must have caught his tail at some point as it’s looking a little delicate. Nevertheless, he’s gorgeous and will be going into my planner where hopefully he will be safe from little fingers.

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Keeping with the autumn theme there is a lovely gold pen with bronze crystals. I’ve seen these pens around but this is the first one I’ve owned and I’m pleased to say that it writes really nice. This will probably find its way into my blog planner as the colour fits in well with my dividers.

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Finally, we have the washi tape which is a lovely autumnal watercolour with leaves, pumpkins, acorns and mushrooms/toadstools on. The colours are quite subtle and work really well against the white background.

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So there we have it, yet another fabulous collection of stationery from Michelle, all of which I will definitely be using and I can’t wait to get started with my stickers. I will also be anxiously awaiting the reopening of Ugly Bug Does ready to get my hands on the next subscription box.

Debbie x

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