Introducing Stories By The Month™

I am super excited to announce a brand new subscription option Stories By The Month™ which will be launching on December 13th (the same time the Story Kits™ go live).  

Each month the Stories By The Month™ physical kit will include 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards, a 4x6 chipboard set, and a 3x4 stamp set. These designs are all based on the Monthly Digital Kits we've been offering throughout 2017. You can see all the designs here. We will continue to create new monthly digital kits as well for 2018.

What is the difference between Stories By The Month™ and the Story Kits™? 

There are two main differences between the subscription options: (1) the Story Kit™ subscription includes a subscriber classroom (there will be no classroom/additional content in that same format with the Stories By The Month™ subscription) and (2) Stories By The Month™ is targeted to annual themes and holidays vs. a single word concept/theme each month. 

Stories By The Month™ is great for people who want to tell everyday life stories, who may want less product overall, or who are looking for a different price point. This might be a nice stand-alone subscription or it might serve as a wonderful compliment to what you are already receiving each month with the Story Kit™ subscription

As always, the products are geared to encourage you to document the stories of your life. 

Here is a look at what's included in the first month: 

Prices for the Stories By The Month™ subscription are as follows: 

  • $9.99 per month for 12 months
  • $11.99 per month for 6 months
  • $15.99 per month for month to month (as always, you have to cancel to not have this be a recurring charge if you choose the month to month option)

Shipping will be free for domestic subscribers and $2 for international. 

Again, these kits are based on the digital kits we offered monthly in 2017. You can see all the designs in advance of receiving the physical kits here. Please note that the digital kits include a 4x6 sized digital stamp and the physical kit includes a 3x4 stamp (meaning not all stamps shown on the digital packages will be included in the physical version of the kit). 

More details will be available when the new subscription goes live on December 13th. 

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  1. justlisa says…
    12/11/2017

    WOW! Awesome price for the 12 months sub. I have always loved the monthly digital kits and happy they will be available now for those that don't have digital skills. Thank you!

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  2. Taralg says…
    12/11/2017

    Excited to see these!

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  3. lasteve1 says…
    12/11/2017

    So excited about these! A couple of questions--
    (1) I am a current story kit + story stamp subscriber. Is there a discount/benefit for having all the subs? Will they ship together?
    (2) Is there a place to sign up now or do I have to wait for the 13th? Is there a risk people will get wait-listed?
    (3) Is your design team going to start using these products instead of the digital products/a combination of both?
    (4) In the video you said these were borrowed from digital kits you put out last year, but you also mentioned there would still be monthly digital kits--so will the new digital kit releases be the physical kits for 2019?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      Hi!

      1. No benefit in place at this time for subscribing to all. Due to the way our subscriptions are handled we won't be shipping subscriptions together at this time. If that changes I'll let you know.

      2. Sign ups begin on the 13th at 12am EST (9pm PST) - same time as we release the new Story Kit™. I think we should be okay on quantity (but, as always, no guarantee).

    2. lasteve1 says…
      12/11/2017

      Thanks for your response--but not really possible for me to stay up until midnight on a Tuesday night. Hopefully there will be subs left when I get up :/

  4. giadaR says…
    12/11/2017

    Can we sign up now, pwleeeease <3

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  5. princess2boys says…
    12/11/2017

    Excited for this! Just to clarify...the physical kits for 2018 will be the same as what the 2017 digital kits were? If so, any idea when the new product will begin?

    Thanks,
    Christie

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      The physical kits we will begin offering this month on the 13th will be the same designs as we used on the Monthly Digital Kits in 2017. We will continue designing Monthly Digital Kits as well - those are always available around the beginning of the month. You will always be able to see what is coming up with this subscription because the digital will come out first.

  6. Jennifer_P says…
    12/11/2017

    Oh my goodness!! I am so excited!! This perfect and the perfect price point! I will be joining!!! I just absolutely love all of your product.

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  7. thetofupirate says…
    12/11/2017

    This is so exciting! And the 12 month commitment is a ridiculously good value for your always awesome products!

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  8. halo218 says…
    12/11/2017

    So when we sign up on the 13th are we just signing up for the one month or can we sign up for all 12 months?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      You will have the option to sign up for 12 months, 6 months or the month to month option.

  9. jdj247 says…
    12/11/2017

    Love this kit especially since it includes a small stamp set...such a great price for what you get! seriously thinking of joining this one (especially since i no longer subscribe to the story kit and story stamp). yay-yay!

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  10. KRidzi says…
    12/11/2017

    I love that it is “a little something” for each month. And such a great price point. Have you ever thought of designing 12x12 paper?!?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      Hi! At this time I don't have any plans to offer 12x12 paper.

  11. DeniseP says…
    12/11/2017

    Will there be an teasers for the stamps since those aren't going to be identical? What time on the 13th does this go live? Expect a waitlist and for $10/mo, this is a no brainer. I'd hate to miss out.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      Hi! We won't be offering teasers of the stamps (it will be a selection from what you can see on the Monthly Digital Kits). This will go live at the same time that the new Story Theme goes live which is midnight on the 13th (which means 9pm PST).

  12. ChristyBridwell says…
    12/11/2017

    Love, love, love. I just did a SNL/Kristen Wiig "Oh my god" at my desk.

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  13. StephanieHokenson says…
    12/11/2017

    Will all the cards that are digital be available in the physical kit? I read that all the stamps aren't included in the physical kit. Just wondering on the cards

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      Yes, the cards are included. The digital stamps are set up on a 4x6 sized canvas. The physical stamps will be 3x4 so that means that not all of them will fit on there and we will decide which ones become the physical stamps.

  14. Magoosangel says…
    12/11/2017

    Will there be enough for everyone or will the supplies be limited? Wondering since there is no preorder....

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      We ordered what we feel is a responsible amount to begin the subscription - but that means that there is a limit on the quantity. It is possible that it will sell out and it's also possible that it won't.

  15. kcpooh22 says…
    12/11/2017

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!! So excited about this!!

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  16. heatherw says…
    12/11/2017

    I love this! I think this is a great alternative as a smaller album/version of project life. A great way to document the months in the year instead of each week. Is anyone thinking of doing it this way and if so, thoughts on albums you might use? I think Ali's 6x8 album would be perfect.

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    1. Inkfanatic says…
      12/11/2017

      This is an awesome idea!❤️
      And yes, Ali's 6x8 album, of course👏🏻

    2. mamami says…
      12/12/2017

      That was my idea, too. I've never done project life, but that seems a good chance to give it a try. And I'll use Ali's album, because it waits already for its destiny ;-)

  17. laura_g_ says…
    12/11/2017

    Can we sign up at any time...like if we didn't want January's we could sign up later in the year...I really like this idea!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2017

      Yep! It will work just like my other subscriptions.

  18. scrappysue says…
    12/12/2017

    Super excited about this, what a great idea! Hope to sign up for the year😀

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  19. argirl says…
    12/12/2017

    I cannot wait! If we sign up for the sub is there a fee if we cancel early?

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2017

      Yes. There will be a FAQ when the page launches (it will be the same/similar to the current cancelation policy for the Story Kits™).

  20. hgauvin says…
    12/12/2017

    I'm a little confused. So the first kit (12/13/17) will be the physical product from one of the digital kits released last year? Which digital kit? And then subsequent kits will be the physical product for upcoming monthly digital kits, i.e, January, 2018 digi kit? Or all of the physical kits released for 2018 will be repeats of the digi kits from 2017?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2017

      Hi! If you go to this page: https://aliedwards.com/shop/monthly-digital-kits you can see all the Monthly Digital Kits we have offered during 2017. In 2018 we will make all these kits into physical products - the first one to be released tomorrow will be the one for January (originally released in January 2017). You will always be able to see what is coming up. During 2018 we will also continue to offer Monthly Digital Kits but the designs will be new - so in the case of this subscription the digital designs will always come first.

    2. hgauvin says…
      12/12/2017

      Okay, now I understand. You're releasing the physical products for last year's digital kits (I have them all) and then come January, you'll also be releasing new monthly digital kits. Then the physical products for the 2018 kits will start releasing in December, 2018, etc. I feel like I might just have to direct deposit my paycheck into your account! ;)

    3. Rhondaraz says…
      12/12/2017

      I'm still confused (sorry) as in one sentence, it says 2017 monthly digi kits will be available in physical product -- Dec 2017 we can buy Jan 2017 digi kit in physical form and then it says
      "During 2018 we will also continue to offer Monthly Digital Kits but the designs will be new - so in the case of this subscription the digital designs will always come first." That sentence tells me that the new 2018 monthly digi kits will be available in physical form for us to buy and we can see it "because the digi designs come out first." If we subscribe for the year, we will be getting all of the 2017 digi designs and no 2018 digi designs in physical form, correct?

    4. lasteve1 says…
      12/12/2017

      @rhondaraz, my understanding is that the digital kits come out 11 months prior to the physical kits. So, this month the physical kit was the Jan 2017 digital kit. In Jan 2018 there will be a brand new digital kit + a physical release of the Feb 2017 digital kit. If you want the Jan 2018 digital kit in physical form you will have to wait until December 2018 (the Feb 2018 digital kit will come out in physical form Jan 2019, etc.).

  21. JennyKate says…
    12/12/2017

    Is it possible to get the digital kits on subscription for a comparable price?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2017

      Hi! We are not offering the digital kit as a subscription at this time. The month to month price is comparable.

    2. JennyKate says…
      12/12/2017

      Not once you factor in the crummy Canadian dollar, unfortunately :(. I'd love to get the digital kit as a subscription at closer to the 12 month physical subscription rate. The extra $5USD/$7CAD puts the digital kit at the top of my meager monthly scrapping budget. I know it isn't a lot of money, but I only give myself $25/month outside of printing costs, and even the basics (pens, ink, adhesive, cardstock) are hard to keep up on if I've only got $5/month to do it. I'll just keep hoping for a digital subscription rate to come!

  22. Erinaaaa says…
    12/12/2017

    Just take all my money! ❤️😂

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  23. MaryA says…
    12/12/2017

    I am usually in bed sound asleep by 1:30 PM. However, I will stay up until midnight so that I can order and subscribe to the story of the month kit!I love how fun & easy it is to make pages using your products.

    Mary

    from NH

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  24. lovemycoffee says…
    12/13/2017

    Done! Signed up for 12 months! I've been a subscriber to the Story Stamp from the beginning and am excited to start getting the Story By the Month kits as well!

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  25. Glendie says…
    12/13/2017

    I just subscribed to Stories of the Month! I am retiring from 25 years of teaching in May & am going to document my endings & new beginnings with my One Little Word & Stories by the Month😱😱😱😱

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