The Winter Wonderland Sticker Box

The Winter Wonderland Sticker Box

Is it time to go into hibernation? We love cosy blankets and with the weather getting colder and colder we like to sleep a lot as well! It was an eventful year though not the fun kind of events, but a very messy state of the world. If that makes you just as tired as us, we get it. The Cuties are here to tell you to take your rest. Enjoy the small moments, make yourself a hot cocoa and you do you. Want to sleep a lot or read all night? Yes, go for it! Want to play outside or take a long walk in the crisp air? Sounds amazing. Whatever you do, have fun having it in your very own Winter Wonderland!

First of all we want to thank you! Yes, we know… again. Thanks to your support we sold out the Herbology sticker box in just a matter of days. Don’t forget, every time you buy from a small business we do a little happy dance. Besides that, you help us to cute up the world by bringing cuteness into your own life. 

The Winter season is the best time of the year for…

Normally we would love to snowboard during a winter sports vacation. But this year we’re gonna kick off our rain boots from jumping in Fall puddles to wearing our moon boots to take long Winter walks. Preferably in the woods, but everywhere is fine as long as we can enjoy the cold Winter air while we sip from our travel mug filled with hot cocoa. 
When back home we love to play games and because of that we want to make the next sticker box cosy. But we also want to make it sparkle and festive. Every snowflake is unique, so is everyone’s time during December. It doesn’t matter what you do, but don’t forget to put glitter into your Winter Wonderland!

Stick with it!

The stickers you can find in the sticker box will be exclusive to the box. You can choose between a membership or the single box option.
If you join CutieSquad Stickerclub, the name of the monthly subscription sticker box membership, you get also a Personal CutieSquad Badge, Special Birthday Sticker, chance to find the Golden Cutie and of course you will receive every month the sticker box. 

Let’s get to the facts

The costs of the CutieSquad sticker box: Winter Wonderland edition will be €15 for the single box and €10 as a member of the CutieSquad Stickerclub. We offer free shipping in the Netherlands. Shipping fees to other countries can be found here
What can you expect from the sticker box? An overfilled stickerbox (worth €25) including:

2 x Sticker Sheet
2 x Sticker Set
2 x Specials (retro/fanart/holographic/planner kit/huge sticker, etc.)
1x A5 Art Print

The sticker boxes will be shipped after the 30th of November. Please keep in mind that shipping can take longer because of the current state of the world. 

NFT: A New Playground for the CutieSquad

NFT: A New Playground for the CutieSquad

Hi Cuties, Gladys here! I love communicating with you all online and it brings me lots of joy chatting with you in the comments and in direct messages. But there is something I need to get off my chest which I can better word in a blog (also because I need more words than Instagram would allow me). So grab a mug of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, and let’s get started! 

A new state of the world

Over a year and a half ago everything started to look rapidly different. The world got a new state and life as we knew it, got new playground rules we never heard of before. Hugging became social distancing and playing outside together became playing inside mostly online with a screen in between.
This. Everything. It hit me hard mentally. Thankfully I created the Cutiesquad around the same time, so they could keep me company. 

No more convention scene 

It breaks my heart to say this, but for now, I won’t go back to the convention scene. Not with my own booth at least. You can still buy the CutieSquad products from one of our lovely dealers!

I will come back once hugging is allowed again, because the thing is… I go to conventions to talk with you guys. I love talking with you, getting to know you, and understanding what is going on in everyone’s lives. Those chats give me so much inspiration to create new things. 

CutieSquad is a lifestyle, but also… it’s a business 

Not going to conventions, shipments that take months (for small businesses that’s for forever!), and hoping that it will even arrive, are making my livelihood almost impossible. Actually, it’s making it impossible, but as Team CutieSquad we were quick to react. At the end of the day, CutieSquad is not just a lifestyle, it’s also a business. Instead of just waiting we decided to evolve and hit the free market!

A new start

But first I decided to go back to the values with which we started this CutieSquad. I started CutieSquad to show the world art is a real job and to inspire others to follow their dreams too! The main goal of our NFT project is to build a so-called ‘Break Free’ Academy, to give people the learnings and tools to break free from the system and go live their best life. With the profit from selling the NFTs, we can set this up, hire the right people and start hosting events that really matter.

NFT: a new playground

But what is NFT? It stands for Non-Fungible Token. NFTs turn digital assets into “one of a kind” by creating a unique digital signature. That defines the ownership of the assets that can be bought and sold for real money, cryptocurrency, or any other asset like an NFT. 

Basically, NFT creates a blockchain-based digital certificate for your digital collectibles like art. And in our case, our CutieSquad digital art! 

CutieSquad NFTs

CutieSquad NFTs are made up with over tons of exciting traits of faces, hats, body, accessoires, clothing, shoes and backgrounds. Each Cutie is a unique NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. Holding a Cutie will make you a full member and allows you to vote for CutieSquad designs, merchandise and the brand building in general!

NFT is a unique token and we are just in time to help define the future of this playground. As you all know we love our community and we want you to be part of it. We want to change the game from creating stuff and selling it to you guys to building an ecosystem together and benefit from it as a community. 

You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram and join us on our Discord. We hope to see you there! Please, feel free to ask away in the comments down below or on our social media account or wait until we do a Q&A over on our Instagram. In the future, we will write more about NFT over on our specially made CutieSquad NFT website: CutieSquad.io

Books to read with Halloween

Books to read with Halloween

October is spooky month! Time to decorate the house, carve some pumpkins and eat only food that is made with pumpkin or has a spooky theme. We love to do crafts, watch Nightmare before Christmas for the 100th time and read books. Witchy, spooky or a mystery, we’ve got it all!

Graphic Novel

Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

This beautiful novel is one you probably want to read every year on the 31th of October. New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award – winning artist Faith Erin Hicks teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place, and a person, with no regrets.

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Science Fiction

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

A fairytale but make it science fiction, fantasy and dystopian, together it brewed The Lunar Chronicles. The four book series has different main characters but the story is all linked and yes… these fairytales meet each other. Trust us, this is the crossover that sounds so ridiculous that it actually makes sense. 


Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.

She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Mystery

Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson

A book that starts with a riddle that gets creepier and creepier as the trilogy goes on. We love the dark academia vibe and the fast paced detective story. For this book we highly recommend listening to the audiobook since having a narrator adds to the mystery. 


Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder. 

Magic

The Raven – Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige

Love some Witch magic? A book that combines magic, a not so typical American sorority and movie vibes from the 00’s. It’s an easy and light read with an almost thriller-like plot.

Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. 

For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.

Fantasy

Legensborn – Tracy Deonn

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend – Arthur and the round table – and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC, Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape, until Bree witnesses a magical attack on her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. 

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts (and fails) to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

What are your plans on October the 31th? 

The Herbology Sticker Box

The Herbology Sticker Box

Fall is one of the best times of the year in our opinion. We love playing games when it’s dark outside. Like board games but also playing with our Nintendo Switch (are there more people excited for the new update for Animal Crossing New Horizons?). 
Besides that, we love being creative with our bullet journals and other ways to cute up our lives. How can we do that better than with a new sticker box? 

First of all we want to thank you! Thanks to your support we sold out the Halloween sticker box in just a matter of days. It makes us so happy that you love our products just as much as we do. For November we created a box with one of Gladys (the most awesome person and creator of the CutieSquad) her favorite topics: Herbology! 

“Herbology is the study of plants and plant lore. Botanists typically collect and identify different species of plant in order to make potions and remedies, and their compilations are known as ‘herbals’.”

Fall season is the best time of the year for…

Going to the woods wearing cute rain boots to jump in puddles, kicking leaves up in the air and when back at home eating pumpkin soup. We love exploring nature even though the weather is getting cooler, because that’s the more reason to get cosy when back home.
For November we wanted to create a sticker box that embodies our love for Herbology and nature. Mo even decided to dress up as a mushroom for the occasion! Some of the CutieSquad members have a love for magic so you can also expect something to do with potions in your sticker box. Sounds like the start of a falltastic season don’t you think?  

Stick with it!

The stickers you can find in the sticker box will be exclusive to the box. You can choose between a membership or the single box option.
If you join CutieSquad Stickerclub, the name of the monthly subscription sticker box membership, you get also a Personal CutieSquad Badge, Special Birthday Sticker, chance to find the Golden Cutie and of course you will receive every month the sticker box. 

Let’s get to the facts

The costs of the CutieSquad sticker box: Herbology edition will be €15 for the single box and €10 as a member of the CutieSquad Stickerclub. We offer free shipping in the Netherlands. Shipping fees to other countries can be found here
What can you expect from the sticker box? An overfilled stickerbox (worth €25) including:

2 x Sticker Sheet
2 x Sticker Set
2 x Specials (retro/fanart/holographic/planner kit/huge sticker, etc.)
1x A5 Art Print

The sticker boxes will be shipped after the 31st of October. Please keep in mind that shipping can take longer because of the current state of the world. 

Inktober!

Inktober!

We can’t believe it’s already October! The days are getting shorter and we know exactly what to read, but what are we missing? Yes, a creative outlet! No worries, October means it’s time for Inktober. Grab your art supplies and let’s create something awesome. 

First thing first… what is the history behind Inktober? Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2021 if you want your art to be seen by everyone.

Inktober rules:

1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2. Post it online or somewhere else where you can share your art with someone.

3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2021.

4. Repeat. 

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. It doesn’t matter what you decide, just be consistent. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better. Oh, and don’t forget to have fun! 

Inktober is not a contest. It’s a personal challenge to make time to learn new things, draw daily and have fun with your art. You don’t need to be the best artist to set this challenge for yourself. It’s a challenge to see how much you can improve your art in a month, and be inspired or help inspire other artists to do the same.⁣

Since 2016 Jake started making official prompt lists, so you have an idea of what you could draw every day. How fun is it going to be to see all those different drawing styles with the same subject? Check this page out to get more information on Inktober. We can’t wait to see all your creations.   

No inspiration or maybe you don’t have the headspace to create something from scratch? We get that. Some days our heads are overflowed with information and after those long days, we just want to color. That’s why we added coloring pages in our printable shop. Free of charge of course! 

Let’s have some fun with art and create something cool, awesome, or whatever you want it to be!