Unboxing – I Love You Box ♥ April 2014

Yep, another late-ish blog post but if you guys knew how busy I have been the last couple of weeks with work (I do have a full-time job), events, my Dove meetup, giveaways, then you would totally understand why there are a couple of ‘late-comer’ blog posts.  One of my blog readers were kind enough to say they actually like late monthly blog posts – so this one’s for you, Carolyn (even though it’s not a monthly favourites)!

If you would like to learn more about what this I Love You Box is and where you can order it from, then head on over to this blog post.

My April I Love You Box arrived a couple of weeks ago and the theme for this box was definitely personalised.  Elephantshoe named this box the ‘Personalised Polka Dot’ box.  Let’s take a look at what I received in this I Love You Box, shall we?

The first thing I noticed upon opening the box was a smaller box that contained the below personalised maple wood monogram stamp, as well as a bright pink ink pad (this shade is called Orchid, similar to the Pantone Colour of the Year 2014, but a bit more pink).  You guys know pink is my favourite colour, so I was super happy to see the contents of the little box.

The stamped image measures about 3,5cm which means it’s a nice size for stamping envelopes, gift tags, or even gift bags.

We also received 4 white personalised note cards (with my monogram at the top of the card and my name at the bottom), 2 of which were printed in black and 2 were printed in a vibrant pink shade (almost fuchsia).

No greeting card is complete without an envelope – it’s like cheese & wine, Buffy & Angel, peanut butter & jelly, Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy…you catch my drift, I’m sure.  So, we also received 4 large square envelopes with large and small pink & black polka dot printed liners.

Next up were 4 personalised gift tags with ribbon.  These are perfect to attach to a gift, a bag of homemade cookies, or a bouquet of flowers – I’m personally a big fan of gift tags, they’re easy to attach to a gift and doesn’t require a lot of thought in terms of the message you want to write as there is limited space.  I know it probably sounds terrible, but I would rather get to the point on a gift tag by saying ‘Happy Birthday – I hope you have a wonderful day!’ rather than having to write a long paragraph basically saying the same thing just to fill up a greeting card.  Wow, that makes me sound terribly lazy…

Last but not least, we received 4 polka dot black & pink paper bags, one pair for smaller gifts and the other for gifts that need to stand up.  Gift bags are so handy when you need to wrap a gift in a rush – pop the gift in the bag, close with washi tape (or sellotape) and add your gift tag.

Overall I’m quite happy with the April box we received – I can now use this monogram stamp plus the heart stamp I received in the February I Love You Box and create my own printed wrapping paper.

I have actually already received my May 2014 I Love You Box (it arrived this past week), so I will try to have that blog post up for you guys before the end of May.  Here’s a teaser on 1 of the things I received in the May box:  I come in many shapes, sizes and colours.  I stick to many surfaces but I am, in fact, not sticky at all…what am I?  Leave you answer in the comment section below, I’m intrigued to know whether you guys know what I’m talking about.

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18 Comments

  1. 19 May 2014 / 11:09

    I love reading about what you’ve received in your monthly I Love You boxes, this month’s one seems pretty nice. I wonder if your May box has magnets in it?

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:21

      Haha! Well done, Nicol! 🙂

  2. Kate Ferguson (FergliciousKate)
    19 May 2014 / 11:09

    So pretty!!! And who doesn’t love personalised stationery 🙂

    I really suck at guessing what clues mean :-/ Looking forward to hearing what it is though!

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:22

      Exactly, I have already used quite a few of my personalised goodies… 🙂

  3. Em Cameron
    19 May 2014 / 12:16

    This box looks pretty good, not the best one I’ve seen but not as boring as the February one either. Are you going to keep subscribing to the box?

    I do like seeing these blog posts, a little bit different to the beauty-related things. Not that I don’t like beauty stuff, I luv it! 😀

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:23

      Yes, I will keep subbing every month until I receive another really disappointing one and then I’ll probably stop.

      You actually just reminded me to sign up for the June 2014 one – thanks, Em! 🙂

  4. Ronnel
    19 May 2014 / 13:58

    I loved the April box – loved the personalization; The May box, for me, was underwhelming. So much so I decided to give the June box a miss.

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:28

      I’m not sure the May box is worth the R 250,00 – so I completely understand where you are coming from. I don’t want to say too much here though, until I’ve done the review. 🙂

      Thank you for leaving a comment, Ronnel. x

  5. Zee Mohlapi
    19 May 2014 / 16:45

    Love these blog posts, Luzanne! My answer is: magnets! 🙂

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:28

      Hurraaaaah, Zee! You are 100% correct! 😀

  6. Geraldine
    19 May 2014 / 19:46

    Magnet! Magnet! I love these monthly subscription box posts. Always nice to see what subbie boxes are out there. 🙂

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:29

      Thank you, Geraldine…I’m so happy to see you guys enjoy these posts! 😉

      P.S. Magnets is correct!

  7. Ronel Marais
    19 May 2014 / 19:49

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post, the box seems like it was a good one. Looking forward to you post on the May box. x

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:30

      It was a good one – I’m always a sucker for personalised things… 🙂

  8. 20 May 2014 / 08:29

    WOW! Love the personal touches! They did good this month!

    • 20 May 2014 / 16:31

      They sure did! Looking forward to doing my May 2014 I Love You Box blog post and seeing what will be sent to us in the June 2014 one as well. Have a wonderful evening, Leigh-Ann! 🙂

  9. 21 May 2014 / 00:29

    Wow! Everything is SO cute! I love the gift tags, well…anything with pink and polka-dots…I’m sold!
    xo

    • 26 May 2014 / 22:30

      Haha! I really enjoyed this box! 🙂 xxx

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