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Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Review – December 2017

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Cloth and Paper box

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.

Cloth and Paper box with items coming out

close up of sticker on tissue paper that says "there is luxury in simplicity"

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. 

contents of Cloth and Paper December 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

December 2017 Cloth & Paper Stationery Review

info card directing you to the Cloth and Paper blog

The info card, instead of listing the items included, directs you to their blog to see how to use this month’s contents. Sadly, they haven’t posted any info for December yet though. Hopefully soon?

Malcolm Gladwell quote on front of info card

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

black 2018 cloth and paper planner

Black Spiral Bound 2018 Weekly Planner

January means a new year and a fresh start so I’m glad that Cloth & Paper sent this planner ahead of time to get cracking.

close up of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

The cover is a really nice minimal design with a glossy black “2018” against a black textured heavy stock paper. You’ll see a matte “January 18-December 18” inside the 1 as well.

inside cover of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

On the first page is a space to write your name to identify who the planner belongs to.

page in front of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

Next is the positive affirmation “I AM ICONIC” which honestly reminds me of Shaq’s single from 1993, “I’m Outstanding“.

left and right weekly pages of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

Here’s the meat of the planner- the weekly overview that spans over both pages.

close up of notes section of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

In the top left, you’ll notice a space for notes.

close up of days on right side of black 2018 cloth and paper planner

And here’s a close up of what each day looks like. A place to put the date and circle the day of the week. I have always liked planners that allowed you to write in the date so that you can use them in any year, or if you’re like me, continue in the present if you stopped using the planner for an extended period of time. Having that been said, I’m not sure why they put “January 18- December 18” on the cover…

blush pink bumblebee notecards

Blush Pink Bumblebee Notecards

The next item doesn’t excite me as much but is still a very nice stationery gift. This set of 12 blush pink notecards are blank except for a detailed bumblebee illustration in the bottom right corner. You can use these to jot a note to pop into a gift for a friend or just to say hello.

close up of blush pink bumblebee notecards

Here’s a close up of the little busy bee.

index sticky notes

Index Sticky Notes

How cute is the design of these sticky notes? Bonus: they are BIC brand and have the perfect amount of stickiness that is hard to get right and super valued by a stationery nerd like myself.

2 pads of index sticky notes

You’ll receive two pads of sticky notes with the same design that measure four by three inches and look like little index cards or notebook paper (sans holes).

close up of index sticky notes

I love the really delicate lines and “NO.” at the top left corner. Sara was just looking for sticky notes to make a note, so I’m going to toss one of these on her desk!

brass scissors on packaging card

Brass Scissors

Oh yeah! The pièce de résistance of this box, in my opinion! I used to collect scissors (had to scale back for fear of becoming too much of a hoarder) and these immediately delighted me. 

brass scissors

I don’t have a pair of brass scissors, so these are a real treat to add to the paired down collection I now have. They also happen to match some of the brass items I received in past Cloth & Paper boxes! Wheeee!

close up of brass scissors handles

The handles are lined with black rubber for comfort, but also make these look really slick. A beautiful piece to join the rest of my desk accessories at work!

cloth and paper pen box black and gold executive pen

Black and Gold Executive Rollerball Pen

I think I’ve said this before, but I normally don’t go for “executive” style pens, but THIS ONE, oh my. It’s heavy yet still slim and feels nice in my hand as I write.

black and gold executive pen with cap off

Made of coated metal, this sleek black pen has a gold accent and clip, and black ink.

writing sample of executive pen

The point size of this is dreamy and has a slightly scratchy quality which I really love, although it still flows with ease. This is a joy to write with! I’m very pleased.

Verdict: Cloth & Paper Stationery Box is on a roll, y’all. This is the third month in a row that has really wowed me. I don’t like this one as much as last month, but the scissors, pen, and planner are all really awesome! The cost of this box is $38.00 and I received five premium stationery and office goodies. Keep it going, C&P!!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no. Subscribe by the 17th to receive the next box, but January is already sold out! Check back here to see when the February box is available.

Value Breakdown: At $38 for this box, you’re paying about $7.60 per item/group of items.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Ummm… I am assuming that that Jan 18 to Dec 18 means Jan 2018 – Dec 2018? That’s what it looks like to me.

    • Oh, I assume so too. I just mean in general since it’s not dated inside, I thought it was strange that they put the dates in there. You can start it or stop it anytime you want since you manually write in the dates. 🙂

  2. Looks classy and good, quality stuff….thanks for the review…!

  3. I love the bee notecards! Not quite a Napoleonic bee, but close enough to appeal. Bees in real life are a hard nope, but I can’t help but love bees on upholstery and stationery!

    I have Crane and Co notecards with a single embossed gold bee in the top center which I hoard and only use for very special occasions.

  4. This looks like a great box Marne, those scissors are so pretty.

    I would’ve ordered this if I’d seen the contents spoiler or the review early enough to buy in December. I hope if they’re going to include a planner next year that they send December’s box earlier for review.

    • Agreed. Every item in this box is an item I’d use and enjoy or enjoy giving to the perfect person in mind. Now, it’s on February’s box without spoilers, so…

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