The YAY Makers: November Box

Each month, I receive a colourful box of happy in the form of The YAY Makers subscription box. Each month I am never disappointed and it is one of my favourite things to blog about as everything is so fun! You can see the October box here (click if you like rainbows and unicorns).

The YAY Makers is ran by Kate and her husband Stuart who have had six years experience working on a craft and vintage market in Aberdeen meeting fantastically talented people. They now bring the market to you by showcasing colourful exciting products from creative indie makers and designers from all around the world in their monthly subscription boxes.

To keep your social media bright and happy you can follow The YAY Makers on Instagram.

Inside the box: NO Prob-Llama Enamel Pin by Corin Beth Designs, Washi tape, Postcard and Sticker by Marijke Illustration, Cacti Badge Pack by Peach Panda Studio, and Happy Envelopes.

The first happy thing to catch my eye was this bright yellow postcard complete with cheerful animals by Marijke IllustrationPostcards make such brilliant blog props to add that background splash of colour and the louder the better, in my opinion! Marijke is an illustrator from the Netherlands who describes her work as playful, light-hearted, feminine and vibrant. Marijke’s Etsy Shop is jammed packed with awesome animal and botanical prints all on a range of postcards, posters, enamel pins, soap bars and more!

Marijke also designs washi tape (YAY!) and the Wild Woods washi was included. This would have been perfect for my Autumn Bullet Journal but I am pretty sure I can find many more uses. There are so many fun designs available all in these cute boxes (perfect Christmas presents for those washi tape lovers!)

Keep your social media bright and vibrant by following Marijke on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook.

My badge collection isn’t as impressive as my enamel pin collection, so I am always excited when I get a few more to add. These cute cacti badges are designed by Peach Panda Studio to add a bit of greenery into your life. The creator behind Peach Panda Studio is Rachel, a student from Yorkshire who loves making happy little doodles into fun yet practical items. In the shop, you can find pencil cases, badges, mirrors, stickers, notebooks and so much more all designed in a cute, colourful and cheerful style!

To add some positivity to your social media, follow Peach Panda Studio on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook.

My favourite thing about The YAY Makers subscription box is that each month I get a brand new pin to add to my collection. This awesome No Prob-Llama pin by Corin Beth Designs is proud pin no. 40! I wonder if I can put that achievement on my CV (hah). Corin is a Children’s Print Designer offering design for kids and grown up’s, with prints which are inspired by travels and everyday life. Check out the Etsy for pretty, fun and whimsical designs on postcards, posters, tea towels and more!

Keep up to date with Corin’s gorgeous prints on Instagram / Facebook.

I especially love these Happy Envelopes in this months box. The cool thing is, these are made from recycled copies of The YAY Makers Happy Newsletter! How is that for resourceful! The envelopes are so bright and colourful and come with a selection of Happy Notes to pop inside and give to friends, family or even strangers! I would love to randomly find of one of these and think they are such a sweet idea.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what is inside November’s Box as much as I enjoyed blogging about it. Subscription boxes can be a bit hit or miss at times, but I’m pleased to say The YAY Makers never disappoint. I love that in every box you have the opportunity to discover awesome independent businesses and find your new favourite shops.  If you would like your own box of happy, you can sign up here.

Which item is your favourite? Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. November 29, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Before I start, can we just take a moment to acknowledge your 40 PINS!!! That is some collection, haha, when are you going to do a pins post update? This box looks so bright and cheerful and just what we all need when the weather is so rubbish at the moment. My favourite item in the box is that gorgeous yellow postcard, that would definitely motivate me in the mornings. And those badges are really cute too, perfect for a denim jacket or a school bag, Flora would love them. The Happy Notes idea is such a good one too, you’re right, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love to receive one of those at any time. Gorgeous pictures, as always, Bexa, this is a lovely review of a lovely box, thank you for sharing! xx

    Lisa |

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      He he, I know, 40 pins is craaaazy! I definitely need to do an update soon. Aww yes, I love the yellow postcard too, it is so bright and cheery! The Happy Notes are really cute, it’s such a sweet and thoughtful idea. Thank you for the lovely comment as always Lisa <3 xx

  2. Aimie Clouse
    November 29, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness! This box looks so fun and colorful, I can’t help but love it! I really love that llama pin. I will definitely have to look into this when I get my blog and business running a little more smoothly. 😀

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much Aimie! The llama is the cutest thing! It is such a fun box, I’d 100% recommend <3 xx

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much Cora! I am always impressed with these boxes, everything is so much fun! <3 xx

  3. November 29, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Too many favourite things to pick out of this box! I love the yellow postcard – it would make me feel instantly happy. I love the enamel pins as well. Gorgeous.

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael! The yellow postcard makes me feel instantly happy too, it is so cheerful! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  4. November 29, 2018 / 11:46 am

    This is such a cute box, it looks so colourful and so bright! 😊. I love the llama pin, what a great addition to your pin collection. 40 is very impressive. There are so many different sub boxes and I just want to sign up to them all 😂🙈 thank you for sharing ❤️Xxx

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      He he, I know what you mean, there are so many awesome boxes out there! I’d sign up to them all if I could! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for the lovely comment Lauren <3 xxx

  5. November 29, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Amazing post as always! Makes me so happy to go onto your blog because it’s so colourful and fab. Wow, 40 pins! That is some collection, I love the llama pin though, it is the cutest little pin <3 I have such an obsession with buying llama themed things at the moment too, I even bought my friends new baby some little outfits with cute llama's on hehe. The lil badges are so cute too, it makes me want to start collecting some!! This box always seems so lovely, amazing treats. Hope you're feeling a bit better too! <3

    Chloe xx

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Chloe! Yay for llamas! He he, the baby outfits with llama’s on sound like the most adorable thing ever! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I am feeling much better thank you, hope you are having a good week too lovely! <3 xx

  6. November 29, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    What a cute box of goodies this is! I’ve never really considered subscribing to a stationary box but it sounds fun. I love that the envelopes are made from recycled newsletters, such a great idea. My daughter went through a Washi tape phase and stuck it everywhere, Particularly on my Mac keyboard! I didn’t mind though as it looked gorgeous. Loved looking at all your lovely pics.

    Samatha x

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      He he, the keyboard with added washi sounds like the coolest design! That has just given me some inspiration to jazz mine up… he he. Thank you for the lovely comment Samantha, I’m glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! The washi tape is a really fun design <3 xx

  7. November 29, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    This is actually adorable, there’s not a product in here that I wouldn’t be overjoyed to receive. I love all the colour and cheeriness, this box certainly lives up to its name! I can’t believe you have 40 enamel pins, that’s so impressive. I’d love to see the full collection!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! I’ll have to do a post with all my pins in one day! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, it was a really fun one to do <3 xx

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you so much Amie! <3 xx

  8. Kelly Ramsdell
    November 29, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, how CUTE is that llama pin? And the washi tape. And the postcard. And . . .

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you Kelly! <3 xx

  9. November 29, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    This is all so cute (as always) and I always think of you whenever I see washi tape (that probably sounds weird) so it’s funny seeing you get excited about it! I’m obsessed with that llama though. Definitely my favourite thing here! x


    • December 1, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Aww he he, that is so sweet! The llama is so cute isn’t it! Thanks for the lovely comment Sophie <3 xx

  10. November 29, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Everything about this box is soooo cute!

    • December 1, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you Ellie! <3 xx

  11. November 29, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I would like all of this cuteness in my life. yes, please!

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting Elizabeth! <3 xx

  12. November 29, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    This box is so cute and colorful and sounds so fun! That cello tape is so adorable though!

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much Corinne! <3 xx

  13. November 29, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    This box sounds amazing and like the most wonderful, colourful post ever! I love your photos as always! The Llama pin is gorgeous, I can’t believe how many pins you have!
    Hels ❤️

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Hels! It was such a fun post to do! <3 xx

  14. November 29, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Everything on your blog is always so colourful I absolutely love it! I can’t believe you have 40 pins that’s amazing, I really want to start collecting Disney pins but I think it’ll become a slight obsession once I start haha!

    Jess //

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! I’d love to add some Disney pins to my collection but I think I would get obsessed too, ha ha! <3 xx

  15. November 29, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    It’s all so happy and colourful, I love it! Looks like a really fun subscription box. Those llama pins are so cute 😊 Great post, thanks for sharing x

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  16. November 29, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    I think I love reading about these boxes just as much as you love getting them. The products are so bright and colourful! My favourites is this months box are the cacti have, the washi tape (maybe you could keep it for next Autumn?) and the Happy Envelopes.

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Kim! That is a great idea, the washi would be so perfect for next Autumn! Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  17. November 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Every time I read your The YAY Makers box reviews I think how YOU they are! I can’t believe you’ve got to 40 pins, they’re all so cute but I don’t know what I’d do with them haha! I adore the little cactus badge though, it’s so cute and I have a weird attachment to cactuses!

    Soph – x

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Aww thank you for the sweet comment Soph! He he, the cactus badges are so cute, I love them too! <3 xx

  18. November 30, 2018 / 3:27 am

    Hey Because how you been? I would say my favorite are the envelopes 😍 the fact they’ve been recycled into something completely new and original makes me smile. Just shows you don’t have to spend money on the newest item just take what you have, get creative and make something new. Your subscription posts are always a joy to read, thanks for sharing 😍

    Natonya |

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Natonya! I am feeling much better thank you! I agree, those Happy Envelopes are such a great idea, I love that they are recycled – so creative and resourceful <3 xx

  19. November 30, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Oooo this box is adorable – I loveee those pins. I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes and have been wanting a new one for the longest time, so I might have to check them out and maybe treat myself.

    Lexie x

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much Lexie! It is such a fun subscription box, I would 100% recommend <3 xx

  20. November 30, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    This post is so bright and cheerful! I was smiling the entire time I was scrolling through. I love that postcard illustration by Marijke! All those colours are so amazing! Thanks for sharing Bexa!

    • December 1, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you so much Annie! It is such a cheerful postcard! I am glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  21. December 2, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Love that foxy washi tape! Great post as ever bexa!

    • December 2, 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! <3 xx

  22. Emma
    December 2, 2018 / 10:18 am

    So much love for the llama 😀 it’s such a cheerful post and I love the wild weeds washi tape!

    Emma |

    • December 2, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much Emma! The llama and washi tape are so cute! <3 xx

  23. Soffy
    December 2, 2018 / 10:34 am

    You have an amazing collection! I remember the colourful vibe of the October box and this month’s lovely too! What caught my eye though is the quote ‘Believe that you can and you’re halfway there’ so apt ❤️

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much Soffy! I’m glad you enjoy these posts! I love the quote too, so positive and motivational! <3 xx

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks Ashleigh! I agree, there are so many awesome things! <3 xx

  24. December 2, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Cute! Lovin’ the llama badge 🙂

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you, it’s super cuteee! <3 xx

  25. December 2, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    This box is really cute and I know I’m going to think about the No Prob-llama pin all day. Where you do find all those sub boxes? Is there are comprehensive list somewhere that I could look at? I’d be interested to know if they ship outside the UK.

    Great review and super cute pictures, as always! (GIVE ME THAT PIN.)


    Kate |

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! I just randomly stumble across these boxes on Instagram! My other favourites are by TreatBox and Sugar & Sloth. I’ll let you know if I find anymore. I’m glad you enjoy the posts lovely and the No Prob-llama pin is the coolest! <3 xxx

      • December 2, 2018 / 6:17 pm

        I’m going to have a look at who you follow on IG. Thanks for the tip!

        • December 2, 2018 / 6:27 pm

          You are welcome lovely <3 xx

  26. December 2, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    This is so cute. I love being crafty and creative so this box just sounds great for finding new artisans and getting your hands on some great knick knacks. Great post!

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Nella! It is a great way to discover new and awesome small businesses! <3 xx

  27. December 2, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    These are such gorgeous colourful boxes! I love that Llama pin, so cute! 🙂 xxx

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! The little llama is so adorable! <3 xxx

  28. December 2, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    The washi tape and lama pin are both gorgeous!! 😍 I wish I had time to be more crafty and creative like I used to be – I’m just too busy these days 😔 great post as always Bexa ☺️ xx

    Jade |

    • December 2, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Jade! I know the feeling, life can get so busy sometimes! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  29. December 2, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    This is such a fun & vibrant box! Love the washi tape especially! 😀

    Sarah x ||

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you Sarah! <3 xx

  30. December 2, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Wow, this is such a cute box of goodies,they’d make for great photo props too.

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much! I agree, there are so many cute things for blog props! <3 xx

  31. Anna Balliette
    December 2, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    These are all so cute! They inspire so much joy. I’ve never heard of the Yay Makers before– I really love the woodsy Washi tape! Great post. 🙂

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you Anna! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  32. December 2, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Wow, there are a lot of great things in that box! Really love that washi tape.

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! The washi tape design is so fun! <3 xx

  33. December 2, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Bexa, you’re always getting your hands on the cutest things! The YAY Makers is such your box. The stickers are the best! OH MAN, THE WASHI TAPE!!! I didn’t know enamel pin collecting was such a thing until I stumbled upon your blog. Makes me want to start my own, hehe. Thanks for sharing the cutesy things in the box!

    Nancy ♥

    • December 2, 2018 / 7:05 pm

      Aww Nancy! Thank you so much for the kind comment! He he, pin collecting can get quite addictive, it is very fun though! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  34. Ayse
    December 2, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Such a great blog post and the stuff you got inside are all super cute! x

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much Ayse! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  35. Gemma
    December 2, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I adore YAY Makers! Everything is soo colourful who could say no to pretty stationery. You’ve received some lovely things here Bexa! I do love them all. Especially the Pin! I would have to say that’s my favourite.

    Gemma |

    • December 2, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks so much Gemma! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, the pin is my favourite too, it is super cute! <3 xx

  36. December 2, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    I love seeing what you get in these boxes, they’re always so creative and packed full of gorgeous goodies! Everything in the box looks amazing. There can never be enough washi tape and the woodland theme to it is super cute! Speaking of super cute things, that llama pin is 😍 40 pins! That is quite the collection. I need to up my pin game, I only have about 10 haha! I’m missing out on some absolutely stunning ones.
    Fab post as always! And I’m loving how Christmassy your logo is now looking ❄️

    • December 3, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Kelly! That is so true, you can never have enough washi tape! Pin collecting is so much fun, I’d love to see your collection sometime! Thank you for the kind words and so glad you like the festive logo too! <3 xx

    • December 3, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you Ellie! <3 xx

  37. December 2, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    As a stationery addict this is fabulous. I’ve never heard of these boxes before – the colours are so eye catching and uplifting.

    • December 3, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you lovely! So glad you liked the post! <3 xx

    • December 4, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Via! So glad you enjoy these posts! <3 xx

    • December 4, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  38. December 5, 2018 / 6:29 am

    I seriously always love the warm, pink vibe of all of your photos! This such an impressive collection, & so aesthetically pleasing ahhh x

    • December 8, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment Macey! <3 xx

  39. December 5, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Oh, wow!! I love the postcard and the envelopes – they’re so bright and fun. The fact the envelopes are made from recycled newsletters is wonderful. The washi tape is absolutely adorable, too. I thought I was already following The YAY Makers on Instagram, but apparently not (I’ve fixed that now!) Fab post and gorgeous pictures. xx

    • December 8, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth! I love the fact that the envelopes are recycled too! I’m glad you are following The YAY Makers now, they are fab! <3 xxx

    • December 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much Len, have a great day too! <3 xx

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