Thursday, July 13, 2017

Box Review: Sketchbox

Hello!  I feel like it has been so long since I blogged!  We lost internet for a WEEK at our office: seriously, a week!!!  Then we went on our family vacation over the 4th of July.  I have been playing catch up at work.  I am finally seeing the top of my desk again!!! 
I wanted to share this Sketchbox box review with you.  I received this box before our vacay but with no internet at work, and busy at night packing for 5 people, I am just now getting a chance to share it.  
I wanted to try a new crafting box.  I have gotten some planner boxes in the past also have gotten the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  Currently,  I get www.mypaperpumpkin.com from Stampin' Up each month.  I also get the Hero Arts monthly kit as well.  I enjoy all of those.  I wanted to try something arty but a little different.  Sketchbox fit that! There are two options for their box: premium and basic.  Premium is $35/month and basic is $25/month.  The difference is the premium gives you higher quality art supplies than the basic box.  They use the example of markers:  the basic box would get markers, premium box would get copic markers.  Since I have a lot of art supplies, I wanted to try more high end supplies, I signed up for the premium box.




This is how the box came to me. Well packaged. 
 Here's a tip:  I take the swigglies (blue decorative paper...but I call them swigglies) out and store them in a plastic zip lock to use for gifts!  Recycling at it's best!!!
This is everything included with the box.  It has a card included telling you about each product.  I also got a Sketchbox sticker. I'll go through each product below.

The first item was the Stadedtler Triplus fine liner Marker Pen set.  The value on this is listed as $18.00.  I liked the markers, they wrote well.  I will use these a lot and they had a fun colors included.  


Here's the card included.  

This is a better picture of the markers.  These are fine tipped so I use the term marker pens.  They would make great journaling pens for me!  I like the holder they came in. 

These are two colored pencils included in my Sketchbox.  These are Derwent Procolor pencils.  Valued at $2.89 each.  These were odd colors to me, but since I have some colored pencils, I think these colors were perfect to give me different shades than I already have.  They were smooth to color with.  

The next item is a Sakura Microperm .45mm pen.  Valued at $2.79. This is a ultra fine tipped pen.  Writes on most surfaces, quick drying and waterproof.  This is actually perfect for me to fill in lines of stamped images that don't stamp well or that I want to add some detail to the stamped image.  

Next item had to be my second favorite from the markers being my favorite.  This is a Custom Alumicolor pocket scale.  Valued at $6.75.  Now I don't use scales in my crafting but I do use a ruler to measure and mark off things.  I love that it is metal.  The ruler's surface is anodized on so it will never wear off.  It is smaller than my other rulers but perfect for cards!  I love it!

The last item in the box is a Derwent precision .7mm mechanical pencil.  It is high quality, metal barrel great for detailed drawing or technical work.  I actually gave this to my oldest son as he will be taking some engineering classes at his high school this year, I thought it was perfect for him.  He immediately took it from me!!!  LOL!  This is valued at $9.99


Sorry this last picture is out of place, but I didn't realize that the ruler was CUSTOMIZED with Sketchbox  on it!  I thought that was neat so I had to share!

The box is arty, which is fun.

I paid $35 for the premium box and find it at a retail value of $43.31.  I think overall it was a great box with some new things to play around with.  I am looking forward to next month's box!

If you would like more information or to sign up for Sketchbox, visit:  Sketchbox

This box was purchased by me, the review and pictures are mine.  I do contain an affiliate link at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle 

2 comments:

  1. The marker pens also come in a 20 or 36 set. They are fantastic for coloring in fine details.

    I also really enjoy the Sketchboxes. I've tried so many things that I would have never looked at before.

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  2. The marker pens also come in a 20 or 36 set. They are fantastic for coloring in fine details.

    I also really enjoy the Sketchboxes. I've tried so many things that I would have never looked at before.

    ReplyDelete

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