For quite some time I have been considering getting one of the organizers from Stickii for my planner and sticker collections. I know that I am always trying out new things, however in recent months I have found that by keeping my calendar both in a digital format, my ipad, and a physical format I can keep better track of what I am doing each day as well as what needs to be accomplished. As I am not the slightest bit artistic I am unable to draw in my planner with any degree of success, so stickers are a good solution for me. The Stickii Club has been a lot of fun so far, and is relatively inexpensive.
This brings us to the Galaxy BAO from Stickii at $88 it is not the least expensive purchase I have ever made, for certain. I could have gone with the Stickii Folio for $15, however the soft sided nature seemed to be asking for trouble. The regular BAO Box runs $68, and since I tend to love pouches as well as Galaxy themed items it seemed work the extra $20 to get a decent case. I will not sugar coat my review.
When I received the box I was very excited.
Opening the box I was greeted by a sticker sheet with succulents on it as well as an envelope with a pretty stirring spoon sticker sealing it closed.
Upon further inspection the envelope contained a very sweet thank you note for ordering this set from Stickii.
I drew out my anticipation and took a photo of each aspect of my uncovering the actual BAO. The white pouch that this arrived in, within the box, seems like it is a nice pouch. I hope to use it to organize my Washi Tapes and other Paper Crafting Supplies that I am not actively using.
Actually opening the box was like discovering Aladdins Cave. There were so many amazing items to discover I could not wait to start. Since I do not want to end this post with the negatives, they were really minor in the end, I will put them here. The bottom rivet on the binder insert was not set properly. I discovered this when I was starting to explore the pouches. A little glue and the problem is fixed, I could have kicked up a fuss and sent it back (probably would have except I was so looking forward to this). This does mean that I would not give this item as a gift shipped from the manufacturer. If I find out that someone I love would use something like this I would certainly get it shipped to myself then send it off once I had inspected it (and stocked it up a bit). The other problem is simply that for the first few uses the zipper stuck. Now, check out these washi tapes I received!
The middle set has a paper backing that I am still finding out the best way to peel off. The rest are so neat though, I cannot wait to start using them. These are not the only treats in my box however.
The stamp was neat, though immediately consigned to staying at home since I do not plan on messing around with stamp ink on the go.
The pouch is very pretty, I love that it is mostly see-through with a carrying loop and easy to use zipper. The included pen has a super fine writing tip, .3mm or less, and a really clunky bit of bling. I think that I will either use the bling as a zipper pull or a progress keeper for my knitting/crochet. As you can see the washi tapes fit wonderfully in the pouch, however I discovered that too many bags make the BAO hard to close.
There were two really neat pages of Stickii Packs included, and the BAO looks really deep. These stickers were so much fun to explore and I look forward to spending quite a bit of time playing with them.
You can see there was everything from paper stickers, memo papers, raised stickers, and more. The assortment is going to provide me with months of fun.
I firmly believe that this is a good purchase for me. It will not only up my paper crafting game, I believe that it will help and inspire me to greater heights in my organization efforts. Since I have 2 separate journals going on at one time, I will not be using this in the most conventional manner, however it should be more than adequate for my needs. The purple journal is my financial planning, the red is my monthly/weekly/daily tracker.
Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract.