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Papergang by Ohh Deer Stationery Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

Papergang April 2018

Papergang is a monthly stationery subscription box from quirky UK design team, Ohh Deer. Each month they partner with a different artist and have a theme to bring you paper goods and desk accessories.

Papergang April 2018 Back of Box

They always have really stellar packaging designed specially each month by the featured artist. This month is absolutely no exception—I’m really digging on the abstract (but seemingly plant-themed, yass!) neons of this box, as well as the doodled animals that you’ll soon see on some products inside. Usually, the back of the box has a paper cut out craft designed by Daniel Randle. This month’s is a turtle.

Papergang April 2018 Origami Turtle

Oh gosh, I totally botched this turtle! I doubted that the white side of the craft paper should be showing as the shell and over-bent it in the opposite direction, leading to a bit of a rip. I also now see that I didn’t cut along the lines as tidily as I thought I had. Whoops!

Papergang April 2018 Open Box

Papergang April 2018 Unboxing

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

Papergang April 2018 Items

About Papergang

The Subscription Box: Papergang

The Cost: About $14.81 USD (10.95 GBP) + shipping.

Coupons: Buy a 3-month subscription and save 50% off your first box, no code required, just link here! You can also get a free box with a 6-month subscription or 2 free boxes with a 12-month subscription!

The Products: Each month you’ll receive a box full of papery goodness. The product selection will vary, however, it will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories, and art prints. 

Ships to: the US and Canada for $6.92 USD (£4.95), UK for $3.86 USD, Australia for $7.79 USD, and Worldwide (shipping costs vary).

Good to know: Papergang partners with Tree Aid to make sure that for every four boxes they sell, one tree gets planted in the African Drylands, which helps with vital food and income. This month, they’re also donating about $1.24 (1 euro) to ARTHOUSE Meath for each subscription box sold.

Papergang April 2018 Review

Papergang April 2018 Pamphlet

Papergang includes a fun little info booklet each month that matches the box and theme of the contents! Let’s go through it together…

Papergang April 2018 Info

Open the booklet and you’ll find the contents of this box (Box #26). This month’s featured artist is more like a collective, and it’s also a charity, ARTHOUSE. ARTHOUSE was founded by Becky Sheraidah in 2005 as a space where men and women living with physical and learning difficulties can come to express themselves creatively. Amazing!

Papergang April 2018 Interview

The next pages show tidbits of an interview with Becky, and they also give a little bit of info about Chris and Dom, the team of best friends whose *awesome* art is featured on this month’s packaging, as well as throughout the box.

Papergang April 2018 Refer a Friend

I love what ARTHOUSE is doing and I’m so thrilled that Papergang partnered with them this month, spreading the good word. On the inside of the back cover is a little ad that might look familiar to Papergang subscribers! Find out more info about their referral program at papergang.ohhdeer.com/faq.

Papergang April 2018 Early Notice

And, on the back cover, they let us know that they’ve updated their shipping dates so boxes will now ship at the beginning of each month. Hooray!

Papergang April 2018 Journal Papergang April 2018 Journal Stickers Papergang April 2018 Journal Pages

Papergang April 2018 Back of Journal

A5-ish Notebook – Listed Value About $12.31 USD (£9.95)

I would venture to guess that every stationery enthusiast is a notebook collecting fiend…or is it just me? Either way, this one is so, so good. Its print matches the box this month and was designed by Dom and Chris, who were featured in the booklet. It’s got a hardback cover with delightfully rounded edges (it’s the little things), a white box on the front for you to mark up with a subject or anything else you wish, a sheet of planner-type stickers on the inside, and pages that have lines on the front but not on the back. Is that this notebook’s way of inviting illustrations? ‘Cause, I mean, that can definitely be arranged. No doubt, I’m going to covet this journal for a very long time before growing the guts to actually write in it. Because I’m a stationery nerd and that’s how I live my life. *shrugging emoji*

Papergang April 2018 Sticky Notes Papergang April 2018 Stickies

Sticky Notes – Listed Value About $4.33 USD (£3.50)

Oh gosh, the animal doodles decorating these sticky notes are just too stinkin’ adorable! They almost look like well-loved stuffed animals with their huggable bodies and dangly legs. I just love them so much! Again, I’m definitely going to have trouble actually using this notepad because I don’t ever want to face the day when the sheets run out. For very special occasions/notes only!

Papergang April 2018 Washi Tape

Papergang April 2018 Pet Washi Tape

Papergang April 2018 Animal Washi Tape

Washi Tape – Listed Value About $3.09 USD (£2.50)

Here they are again! Yes! I have quite the collection of washi tape, built up both from previous Papergang offerings and from the washi tape subscription that I review. While at first, I was like “…and what exactly do I do with this stuff?” I now realize the possibilities are endless and I don’t know how I ever lived without the quirk and charm of fun designs on my tape. When I look into my crystal ball, I see a future filled with the animals on this tape making me smile a whole lot.

Papergang April 2018 Thank You Card

Papergang April 2018 Happy Day Card

2 Greeting Cards – Listed Value About $6.19 USD (£5.00)

I did a very small, very private jig when I found not one but two greeting cards in my box this month. I love sending mail to my friends and I also really, really prefer to give cards that are actually reflections of my personality. These two are spot on. I got a quirky thank you and a color-bursting “just because” card that could also be used for someone’s birthday. I am so pleased!

Papergang April 2018 Neon Thank You Card

Papergang April 2018 Art House Card

Papergang April 2018 Happy Birthday Card

Papergang April 2018 Back of Card

Both come with brown paper envelopes and both are blank inside.

Papergang April 2018 Calendar

Bonus: May Calendar Card – Estimated Value $1.35? (£1?)

Finally, the riso printed calendar that’s always included as a little bonus item in each Papergang box! Featuring none other than the doodled animals I love so much. Maybe this means June is going to be a really good month. I sure hope so!

Verdict: I am so thrilled about this month’s collaboration between Papergang and ARTHOUSE, and such a fan of the designs they decided to feature! I can’t wait to use these stationery items but not before obsessing over them in a Gollum sort of way. It’s that serious. I received a hardback notebook, a pad of sticky notes, a roll of washi tape, two cards, and a bonus calendar, which added up to about $28 USD. That’s a great value, considering the box itself is about $22 USD, including shipping costs!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but check this helpful ship date guide (with recently updated dates!!) to see the order-by date to receive the next few months’ boxes.

Coupon – Buy a 3-month subscription and save 50% off your first box, no code required, just link here! You can also get a free box with a 6-month subscription or 2 free boxes with a 12-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $14.81 + $6.92 shipping, which means that each of the 4 items in the box (counting the greeting cards as one) has an average cost of $5.43.

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Posted in Papergang Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: papergang | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. By the way I think maybe this is the old price? I’ve subscribed since January and pay about $22 a month, including shipping to Texas.

    • Yeah, their shipping has gone way up. Maybe msa prepaid on the old pricing scheme?

    • Same here.
      Been paying around $22 to 23 since I subbed at the end of last year.
      I do however enjoy the box much.
      Maybe I just need to switch to longer months plan.

    • Hey gang! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You’re right, the shipping has gone up for my location as well, I just had a brain fart and forgot to update it in the review. It’s been adjusted! Thanks again!

  2. These are such charming designs 🙂 Glad I’m not the only one who is reluctant to write in cute journals, I have such a collection I would need to write continually for years to fill them all up 🙂

    • Who knows, maybe one day we’ll hit the jackpot of inspiration and fill them all up with our glorious thoughts and ideas! That’s my hope!

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