Open Story Kit + February Stories By The Month Kit + Pieces Of Play

Today's the 10th of the month and that means a new  Story KitStory Stamp, and Stories By The Month kit

This month we are focusing on stories related to the theme of Open.

I love beginning the new year with a welcoming theme like Open. Arms wide open is my favorite way to begin a new chapter (and sometimes that's easier said than done). This month we are inviting you to tell stories about what being open feels like, sounds like, and looks like in your own life. 

Initial story ideas for this theme include:

  1. What are you open to in your life right now? 
  2. Use this kit as a jumping off point for your storytelling this year: what do you want to be open to in this new chapter? 
  3. Tell the story of a time in your past when you really felt open. 


The  Story Kit™ includes: 

Here's a video overview of the  Story Kit™ and Add-On options this month:


The  Stamp Set:

Here's a video overview of the Story Stamp:


Here's a look at what's included in the Digital Story Kit™:Your digital kit and the classroom and any Add-Ons purchased will be available to you on the 12th once your card has been charged for the month. This kit is also available to physical kit subscribers as an Add On each month. 

Here are a few sneak peeks at projects you'll find in the classroom this month from our team:  

Again, thanks so much for subscribing and/or considering our Story Subscription program! If you have any questions about this program please let us know below in the comments. 


First and foremost we are excited to begin offering a classroom included with this subscription (called Inspiration By The Month). Each month Lisa Varshine, Krystal Iduante, and Jen Wong will share inspiration in a classroom using pieces from the Stories By The Month™ kit. 

Here is a full look at the kit this month: 

The kit now includes a sheet of vellum or transparency (sized outside the page protector in a 6 inch x 8 inch album), a pattern paper, a 3 inch x 8 inch (outside the page protector) journal card with the month at the top which will be repeated each month, a 3 inch x 4 inch stamp set, chipboard, 4, 3 inch x 4 inch journal cards, 3, 4 inch x 6 inch journal cards and an embellishment. 

And a video overview:

This subscription is a great option for those who are looking to tell more calendar/everyday life sorts of stories. 


Our Digital Stories By The Month™ kit is now called Inspiration By The Month™. With this subscription you receive access to the Inspiration By The Month™ classroom and the digital kit.  

This kit is also available to physical Stories By The Month™ kit subscribers as an Add On each month.


Make sure you check out what's all available via your My Subscriptions page. 

Add On options are available to all Story Kit™, Story Stamp™, and Stories By The Month™ physical subscribers (this excludes Digital Story Kit/Story Class subscribers since you don't have any part of your subscription shipped already). Current and new subscribers can select + purchase Add-On's via your new drop-down menu access under your user name in the top right corner of the site: you need to do this before the 11th of the month in order for them to ship with your kit. Depending on product availability subscribers may be able to purchase the Add-On's after the Add-On period has ended and regular shop shipping rates will apply because they will ship separately from the kit.


The next chapter in our Pieces Of Life collection is now available: Pieces Of Play.

Physical kit subscribers can add this to their subscription box for no additional shipping charge. This is also available in our shop to anyone who wants to pick it up. 

Ali will be using this notebook to document her Pieces Of Play the week of February 6th. 

You can see a blog post that went live yesterday talking more about the project and looking at past chapters here.

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15 thoughts

  1. ahiggins83 says…

    Did the packaging for the Story Kits change? It looked like a new envelope at the beginning of the video. Excited for this month's theme!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Yes! These are the ones we had planned for this year - we had a couple different ones the past few months while we were waiting for this one!

    2. ahiggins83 says…

      Sounds good—thanks! :)

  2. Lisabell323 says…

    I have a dumb question.... Can non-subscribers buy the Add-Ons and just pay for shipping? I only subscribe to the OLW quarterly kit which I received recently. I'm happy to pay shipping on Add-Ons. Sometimes they are so cute but I always assumed I could only order them if I was a monthly subscriber of some sort.

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi! We don't have it set up in a way that non-subscribers can add the add ons. That said, next time the OLW Mini Kit comes out you will be able to select from the add ons available during that month.

    2. Lisabell323 says…

      Thanks for clarifying, Ali!

  3. HollyK says…

    Love, love the Open Kit! I really like the theme Open too! So excited for the February STBM Kit too! Can't wait!

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  4. AliceM78 says…

    As a subsriber of Inspiration by the Month where can you find access to the classroom?

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi! It's listed under My Account / My Classes. The one for February will be available on the 12th. If you don't see it please start a conversation with our Customer Service team.

  5. audmac says…

    LOVE the monthly inspiration that’s now available to subscribers! Would you ever consider that being available at the time the kits are available? (the 10th) I’m just thinking some of their inspiration may “help” us add more of the add ons to our sub after seeing different ways of using them😊

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    1. tb8282 says…

      I agree!

    2. Julie_scraps says…

      I also agree- I will watch some of the inspiration and think oh, I should have added that (now that I’ve seen how someone used it). :) Sometimes the items are still available the next month and you can grab them then.

    3. minkaclark says…

      I agree - sometimes I need to see how the kit is used to see what else I may want. Thx for considering.

  6. FL_Cindy says…

    I love the Story Stamp, as well as the fabulous colors of the Stamp of the Month kit. Those digitals are great for journaling too since I sometimes have a hard time being able to write in longhand (due to an injury). Looking forward to receiving all the goodies soon. Also, so glad to see another 'Pieces of' stamp set.
    I really appreciate everything that you and your team does to inspire creativity. 💝

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  7. cannycrafter says…

    Love the addition of the Stories by the month class. Thank you.

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