Sticker Shop Review Featuring: Ctrl Alt Kawaii
What I loved most is getting 2 Weekend banners as I will likely be spreading this kit out over two weeks.
Since I've gotten immersed in the planner world, I have had hungry eyes. It is so hard to not spend when there are so many amazing shops out there! Some are the big dog corporations and some are smaller. I personally prefer the smaller, ETSY based shops because you get to form a relationship with the shop owner and in the planner world, friendship is key.
I have recently had the pleasure to do a shop swap with Ctrl Alt Kawaii, an medium sized sticker shop owned by Diana (who is as cute as a button btw).
When doing a swap, I tend to go for items that I don't have in my own shop. This way I have a lot more fun discovering new stickers as well as broaden my ever growing sticker collection. I was so eager to receive Diana's stickers and it has been incredibly hard not to use them until I've hauled them on YouTube and wrote this review. And as you can see I have actually gone ahead and let myself steal a page for my personal planner because I have no patience it seems.
So what is it that I love about Ctrl Alt Kawaii? Honestly, everything. The stickers are really well made (thicker paper) and the printing is of a much higher grade than some of the biggest shops have. There is nothing worse than ordering your planner stickers from a shop mogul only to find smears on the page and poor color quality. For someone who was a photography major and graphic design specialist, this is an instant write off of the brand.
The other thing I found really awesome about Diana's stickers is the range of sizes in the character pages. The stickers in my own shop are all the same size but hers come in a variety of shapes which is amazing for storing them in different planners! Needless to say the characters themselves are just the freaking cutest! Pookie and Unice are my two new favorites in the planner sticker world.
I went ahead and also ordered one of her kits (R and R) and this one came on glossy paper. I quite like the feel of her gloss pages and again, the colors are to die for! You get quite a lot for your money with this kit. It is packed with a large variety of boxes, ribbons, deco, etc. What I loved most is getting 2 Weekend banners as I will likely be spreading this kit out over two weeks.
So what are some of you fave sticker shops? Do you tend to order mostly from Etsy sticker shops or stand alone websites? I'd love to hear your thoughts!