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Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Box Review – June 2017

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichJul 1, 2017 | 1 comment

The Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Box is a monthly stationery subscription box from lifestyle and stationery shop, Cloth & Paper.

In addition to the Stationery Subscription Box, Cloth & Paper offers a pens-and-pencils-focused subscription called "Penspiration," as well as a subscription that's the two boxes combined into one.

With the Stationery subscription (what I'm reviewing today), you can expect 5-8 items, including desk items like paper pads, pens, note cards, and journals, as well as some occasional lifestyle goodies. According to their site, this box focuses on much-loved brands, too, including CLEANSE by Lauren Napier, MUSE BEAUTY, Smitten On Paper, Rifle Paper Co, Studio Sarah London, Katie Leamon, Tools to LiveBy, and their own designs.

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The Subscription Box: Cloth & Paper

The Cost: The Penspiration subscription is $18.00 a month, the Stationery Box is $38.00 a month, and the Penspiration & Stationery Box is $48.00 a month. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month pre-pay plans. Free U.S. shipping.

The Products: 5-8 stationery (and sometimes, lifestyle finds) from notable brands, as well as from Cloth & Paper's collection.

Ships to: Worldwide

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This review is of the Cloth & Paper Stationery, $38 a month, box. 

It looks like Cloth & Paper has changed their packaging slightly from previous months. Instead of a box that opens up, it came in a thinner-grade heavy paper envelope, which got a little crushed in the mail. That's not a big deal, since everything inside made it here safely. Their info card is one-sided and lists the items included this month with their value. They also give a hint as to what next month's box will entail.

Smitten on Paper Sketchbook - Listed Value $16.00

What a gorgeous sketchbook! Blue is my favorite color, and I love this pale hue with the gold foil lettering. This beauty is 6" x 8" and spiral-bound, and it consists of 60 pages of 70 lb. text weight paper. I like to envision myself seated at my vintage Drexel desk at home, sketching away in this (except that I'm terrible at drawing)!

The Ordinary Greeting Card - Listed Value $5.00

This is an elegant gold foil flat card that comes with a black linen envelope. Finding magic in ordinary things or places can be hard, so this is a perfect card to send to someone who needs that reminder.

Minimal To Do List - Listed Value $10.90

I am the biggest list writer in the history of list writers. Even though my phone is handy to put calendar reminders in, I will ALWAYS prefer to write "to do" or grocery lists by hand on paper with a pen. The minimal design speaks to me, and I appreciate the little bubbles to the left side. I can put a satisfying check mark to each task once it's done.

Foiled Planner Pad - Listed Value $14.00

Oh yes! Load me up with pads of paper to write lists on! How did they know that I also date all of my lists? They've even made a space for me to do so at the bottom here, and put a place to circle the corresponding day that I need to get it done on, all in gold foil, of course! The paper of this is nice and heavy; very enjoyable to write on with the heavy glide-y pen.

Icon Pen - Listed Value $17.90

When I first saw this pen I thought it looked a little "executive" for my tastes, but then I wrote with it and changed my mind and deemed it awesome. I love weird Japanese pens in fun colors, but it's good to mix it up and have a nice grown up pen like this, as well. It's really heavy and glides across the page with such grace. Well done.

Verdict: This month's Cloth & Paper Stationery Box had fewer items than last month, but the value of each seemed great. The cost of this box is $38.00 (which includes free shipping), and the value placed on it is over $63, which I agree with. Each piece is a high-quality stationery item, and they're all well designed. I'm really excited to see what kind of sophisticated items they'll send in next month's delivery!

What was your favorite Cloth & Paper Stationery Box item?

Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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Oooo, this looks lovely, but kind of expensive. I love stationery and pens, and I sub to LaPapierre and iPen currently. Although I’m sure this is wonderful, I’d like to see lots more stationery for the high cost.

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