Do you love stickers? We love stickers! From jazzing up tired old address books, to personalising tech (yes, me & Phil both have identical ipad covers – I bought mine first, I swear!) stickers / vinyls / decals or whatever you want to call them have such a huge appeal to so many people.
I was a teenager sticker collector (stinky stickers were the ultimate items to have in your photo album collection back in the day). Roll on a couple of decades, I’ve started buying them again. I think it’s because there’s just so many creative makers out there with really exciting and new ideas that really appeal to me. I’ve bought a few packs from Etsy sellers which I’ve used on various snail mails, and I’ve also bought some from places like Redbubble.
So I was really chuffed when the guys at Sticker Swaps asked me if I’d review one of their subscription packets and I gladly agreed.
Firstly, I was really surprised to get the envelope of stickers so quickly – their subscriptions are in US dollars, so I expected a bit of a wait, as I assumed it was coming from the US (looking on their site, they’re actually based in Devon.) When the bright pink enveloped plopped on to my door mat, I was really pleased to see a good selection of 11 different stickers, from which I’ve a couple of very strong favourites (although I know Fred will be fighting me for them), and at least 4 that Phil will really like (old style gamer, and anything beard / barber related will easily please him!)
The majority of the stickers I got are by independent artists and illustrators – here’s what I got:
Old School Tattoo Donut design by Stabby Gabby (check out her instagram – loving her Troll creatives)
This uber cute hamster design by Sarah Johnson (don’t know anything else about her other than she’s from Cardiff – I’ll update this if I find out more)
I think this subscription has a lot of really great things going for it:
- It’s a great way for creative peoples to get their stuff out there (send the Sticker Swaps guys a wave with a hashtag of #stickerswaps to get their attention)
- It’s an awesome way of discovering new creatives & owning a little piece of what they do (I’ve already followed some of the insta accounts & can’t wait to see what they bring out next)
- Epic new stuff for happy mail swaps. You can pass the sticker love on, in many of the regular happy mail swaps that go on in instagram
- Customising your stuff with vinyls that no one else has!
If you’d like to try a subscription (they start at $9.99 – yes, it’s dollars!), you can grab you first one at a 50% discount with this code: BLOG50
Geek Almighty Rating for Sticker Swaps Subscription
I really like the stickers, but I do think the subscription box is on the expensive side if you were to buy one offs. Based on current exchange rate, that’s about £7.99