Paper Card & Things Stationery Box Review – March 2017
Each month, you’ll receive a mix of cards, washi tape, stickers, pens, and more! The company also offers a Paper Card & Things Box with jewelry and beauty accessories, as well as stationery.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Paper Card & Stationery, $15 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Paper Card & Stationery Box
The Cost: $15.00 a month
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The Products: 6 or more stationery items, like pens, notebooks, washi tape, and stickers
Ships to: U.S. (Free) and International ($3.50 flat rate shipping fee)
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This month’s theme is “My Favorite Things”. The design of this card is pretty simple and sweet—just the theme and product list printed on a cute card. The branding isn’t as strong as other stationery boxes, but I’m more worried about what the items are!
Thank You Greeting Card – Value $1.00?
This card isn’t the biggest, but it is super colorful. When folded, that yellow “thank you” edge stands out, which is a unique detail. I couldn’t find anything close to this design online, so I took a guess at the value above.
Most cards I get in stationery boxes are blank inside, which I tend to prefer. A lot of times, I find pre-written messages in cards either a little too impersonal or a little too dramatic. This note is longer than most typical pre-written messages, too. It’s a sweet sentiment, I just wish I’d written it myself, haha! That’s just my style, though. If you’re not as verbose, you might really enjoy having a well-written note all set for you.
Sound of Music Ruler – Value $1.86?
This piano ruler is a nod to The Sound of Music—the musical where “My Favorite Things” comes from. It’s a pretty simple plastic ruler, and the white ink is a little uneven in places. Still, it’s a handy item to have in my pencil pouch. It’ll help me stay neat and tidy when I draw out new page layouts in my planner.
This exact item was surprisingly tricky to find online, so I linked to a similar piano ruler.
Gold Confetti Dots Notebook – Value $1.92?
One of my favorite things is brilliant metallic gold, so I really like this notebook. The gold foil dots give this simple item a playful, yet classy bit of personality.
I couldn’t find this exact design online, so I linked to something similar.
The notebook pages are blank, which I actually prefer (this is a great example of where I can put that ruler to work drawing my own lines and boxes). The notebook itself isn’t quite pocket sized, but it is small enough that it can fit inside my medium-sized purse relatively comfortably. It’ll be great for quick on-the-go notes, like to-dos and grocery lists.
iPhone Memo Pad – Value $0.99?
This item was also tricky to find online (so many unique pieces in this box!), so I linked to a similar style in a different color.
This notepad is such a clever idea. It really does look just like a gold iPhone on the cover, and inside, the black-and-white pages look like an iPhone with the notes app open.
I’m surprised this notebook exists (I don’t think Apple would be too happy about its design being used for what I’m 99% sure isn’t an Apple product…), but I do think it’s a fun novelty spin on an average notepad. It’s a little bit digital and a little bit analog all at once!
Fashion Accessories Sticker – Value $2.25
What a neat sticker sheet! I really like how these high-fashion stickers look like the sketches designers make when creating the concept for new designs. The colors are beautiful, as are the watercolor details. My only qualm with these stickers is that I wish I owned these fashions and accessories in real life (especially those pink and peach booties)!
Coffee Decoration Tape – Value $2.60
This gadget makes adding cute details to your planner or journal super simple. It works like a white-out tape dispenser. Click the green end in to make the tape pop out (like you would a clicky pen).
Then, you press the green tip to paper and roll out a line of these cute coffee designs. Be patient when you start out because the sticker tape is thin and might take a few tries to get rolling.
On one hand, this seems like a lot of trouble to go through to add what’s essentially just thin washi tape to your journal. Note that the tape is also transparent, so if you want the colors to pop, it’s best to use this on white paper. I still think it’s a fun find, though, and once you get the hang of how to start the tape, it makes it easy to be precise about adding one or more of these cute designs to your pages.
Verdict: The items in this box are great novelty finds, but I’ll note that nothing seemed super high-quality. The box costs $15.00, but the items inside were only worth about $11.00. They sort of feel like items you could find in a dollar shop—they’re playful and cute, but I wasn’t really wowed by anything this month.
What was your favorite item in this month’s Paper Card & Things Stationery Box?