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Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Box Review – November 2017

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichDec 12, 2017 | 2 comments

Cloth and Paper Box

Cloth & Paper
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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.

contents coming out of Cloth and Paper Box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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

full contents of Cloth and Paper Box November 2017

About Cloth & Paper

The Subscription Box: Cloth & Paper

The Cost: $38.00 a month with free shipping to the US.

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

Ships to: Worldwide

November 2017 Cloth & Paper Stationery Review

Cloth and Paper Info card with link to blog

The info card, instead of listing the items included, directs you to their blog to see how to use this month's contents.

Cloth and Paper Info Card with Malcom Gladwell quote

The flipside has a Malcolm Gladwell quote: "The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world."

front of Note For Basic Light A5 Notebook back of Note For Basic Light A5 Notebook 3/4 view of Note For Basic Light A5 Notebook Inside of Note For Basic Light A5 Notebook

Note For Basic Light A5 Notebook

I've been receiving some gorgeous minimal notebooks lately and this one is one of the finest! I follow a lot of studying and journaling accounts on Instagram and bullet journaling often comes up in my travels. I've been meaning to find out more about it, so I'm super excited that Cloth & Paper has themed the entire collection this month around it! They've posted a video on their blog explaining how to start. Granted, it's a little overwhelming at first but overall it's a pretty simplistic system. The cool part is that you can use pretty much any notebook to do bullet journaling, even though I appreciate them including this beautiful one that happens to be in my favorite color (grey).

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Set of Two Gold and Black Skeleton Clips

The name "skeleton clip" perfectly describes these brethren of the familiar binder clip. They serve the same purpose but are designed with only the "skeleton" of the clip. You'll be able to see anything that would otherwise be hiding under the solid part of a binder clip, and these also have a more minimal (yet at the same time, intricate) look to them. I received one gold and one black, and the blog post suggests using them to keep your bullet journal marked or open while you are filling it out.

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Metal Ruler Set

Even though I've been out of the game for a while, I used to love combing estate sales for vintage drafting tools and finding fancy rulers was something I often considered to be hitting the jackpot. This set comes with four pieces that include a clip-on ruler, protractor, and two different angled triangles. Each one is a lightweight black powder-coated metal with white measurements. They come in their own convenient clear plastic case to keep them bundled and organized. These tools will come in handy when you're using your bullet journal to make sure you're writing straight or for underlining important info with preciseness.

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The rest of the items come in this super cool bubble pouch that is resealable!

Dong-A Twinliner in Grey Dong-A Twinliner in Grey with cap off thick end Dong-A Twinliner in Grey with cap off thin end

Dong-A Twinliner in Grey

Grey highlighter make me swoon. I have others but am not familiar with this particular brand. The name twinliner refers to the dual-ends of this soft highlighter that brings you a thinner or wider tip to suit your needs.

0.5mm black ink gel pen in white 0.5mm black ink gel pen in white with lid off

White 0.5 mm Gel Pen with Black Ink

This pen has a very unique writing tip that reminds me of a calligraphy pen without BEING a calligraphy pen. The tip is off center from the rest of the pen, and although I'm not quite sure of the purpose, I'm convinced there is something deliberate about it. I received a crisp white pen body although the colors could vary. This tool writes smoothly and I'm pleased with the .5mm point!

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Large Skeleton Clip in Black

This one isn't included in the list of contents for some reason, but here is another black skeleton clip in jumbo size. It's about 50% larger than the others at 2 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall when fully extended. This is sure to keep documents in place when you need it.

Set of two thin 3mm washi tapes Set of two thin 3mm washi tapes black and white thin 3mm washi tapes black and white thin 3mm washi tape swatches

Set of Two 3 mm Thin Washi Tape in Black and White

There's something about thin washi tape that I just love, and the packaging for these two are just TOP NOTCH. Y0u can use these thin tapes to decorate the pages of your journal or designate special areas to write in and organize things you need to get done.

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Soft Violet 1.5 in. Washi Tape

I knew that it'd happen someday. I knew I'd get washi tape in a sub box that I already owned. Even though I have a pale lavender color like this, I still welcome more. The soft hue allows you to write on it if need be and use it as labeling or color-coding events.

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Metal Stencil

This is so cool! This metal stencil features all sorts of symbols to use in your bullet journal and has a wavy edge and a ruled edge as well. The metal is a nice thickness that will allow for super exact stenciling so you don't have to worry about accidentally moving outside the guides.

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Set of Three Plastic Stencils

Although these are not as heavy duty as the metal stencil, they can still lend a helping hand with letters, numbers, and more symbols you may need. They're a flexible plastic so you can be more relaxed with them.

sample of writing utensils and stencils

Here's a little sample of the pen and twinliner being used with the stencils.


Cloth & Paper Stationery Box blew me away this month! This is by far my most favorite pack from them, and exactly what I would expect from a subscription like this. To be honest, I thought they were slipping for a few months when they kept just sending simple notepads and index cards, but the last two months have been completely amazing! I love everything they sent and they nailed the theme, as well as including many different types of stationery items. I'm super excited about getting two writing utensils, as well as a new ruler set and a gang of cool stencils! I'm just so enamored with this one!!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no. Subscribe by the 17th to receive the December box!

Value Breakdown: At $38 for this box, you're paying about $4.75 per item/group of items.

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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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Wow so I was very intrigued as to what bullet journaling is so I googled and I am so going to start one. It sounds perfect for me. Very excited.

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I’m actually kind of pissed. I subscribed starting in august and unsubscribed because the boxes were getting so lame. So now of course they send an amazing box. I hate that.

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