Trillia Planning May 2016

Trillia Planning is a monthly Canadian subscription box that supplies you with all your day planner needs. For $19 a month you will receive scrapbook paper, stickers, washi tape, embellishments, stamps and pens. Shipping is free within Canada and there is $5 for international shipments.

First Look

Love the bright purple shiny mailer! I had already opened it at this point and couldn’t get the flap to stay shut, but didn’t want to take a picture of the other side since it has my address on it! I like how they use an envelope for this package, since a box wouldn’t make sense, but jazz it up a bit so it’s not just a basic envelope.

When you first sign up you get to fill out a bit of a survey about your favorite colors and the type of planner they have. They also ask if you have pets or children so they can give you stickers you will use. I did put that I love pink, purple and blue and have a Happy Planner. I also mentioned that I like fitness related stickers. I was interested to see how this would be reflected in my items!

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Inside was a handwritten note thanking me for buying the subscription, as well as details on the items inside. I really appreciate the handwritten note. It’s always added details like that which make you want to keep supporting a business. Plus, pink writing and the back of that tag was also pink!

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Included in this pictures is a BIC ultrafine tip marker (in pink!) and some purple post-it notes. Love that I can already tell that my preferred colors were listened to! Also included was washi sample from Craft in Color, and (what I think is described as) ephemera from Echo Park’s Spring collection and Project Life Currently edition. And a little treat of some dark chocolate! The marker and post-it’s are things I will definitely use. I was excited at first when I saw Lindt chocolate, but I’m a milk or white chocolate kind of girl. I LOVE the hot air balloon but since none of those cut outs are stickers, I don’t really have much of a use for them.

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Each month Trillia will feature a Canadian Etsy shop. This month was Once More with Love. The big sheet has “June Wacky Holidays” like yo-yo day, VCR day, flip flop day etc. I really appreciate the fact that this is for June. I received it about halfway through May and so I can still use them That’s actually why I haven’t tried some planner companies in the past, I find that many will send you stickers for the current month, but you are already into the month when you receive it! While I probably won’t follow any of these days, I’ll definitely put them into my planner!

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6×6 paper from the Seaside collection by Authentique Paper. I don’t really have a use for this paper. It also seems to have a lot of dirty marks on it on the one side. I’m not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to look, or if it’s actually just dirty. The opposite sides (which I like better anyway) are cleaner. I really don’t have use for these since they can’t be used in a planner, so I’ll possibly pass these on to my mom since I’m sure she will find a use for them.

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Journaling cards from Project Life Currently edition (rounded corners) and Echo Park’s Summer Lovin 3×4 cards (square corners). In these two pictures you can see each side of the cards. I like the one with the ferris wheel in it, but these aren’t something I’ll probably use. I would *maybe* use the two square corner ones as a little note in a gift, but that’s more something I think I would do, and then they would sit in a box. These may also end up going to my mom.

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Sample sticker kit from Canadian Etsy shop Plan and Paper. This is a nice selection of stickers. I can see myself using all of them and they coordinate well together.

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Washi strips from Me and My Big Ideas. This is the same brand that does Happy Planner so it was nice to see this included. I seem to use washi strips more often than I use washi tape, and I quite like the patterns on this selection!

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Stickers from Me and My Big Ideas Fitness collection. I have some of these stickers already since I have the Happy Planner fitness planner, but can definitely use more. They are great reminders to add to each month! They also clearly listened to me when I said fitness stickers.

Final Thoughts

I’m quite happy with this subscription so far. It’s just been one month but I feel like it fills a void in my monthly mail. I love decorating my planner and this is just one more reason to do so. The price feels right at $19 with the free shipping. If shipping was on top of that I might not see the value as much. I can already tell that my mom will likely get a good selection of items from each month since I’ll only use the stickers, but I am hoping that some months are a bit more sticker heavy.

  • The Nickel Nook

    Now you’re speaking my language! That is a package full of fun! 🙂

  • nisha nagarajan

    oooo i like this one