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Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018

Cloth & Paper
4.3 overall rating
3 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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Cloth & Paper 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,” a stationery box focused on stationery items and a box combining the two. With the Penspritation and Stationery Box subscription (which I’m reviewing today), you can expect 5-8 stationery items plus 4-6 pens!

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

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This review is of the Cloth & Paper Penspiration and Stationery, $48 a month, box. 

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About Cloth & Paper

The Subscription Box: Cloth & Paper

The Cost: $48.00 a month with free shipping to the US.

New Deal: Use code TRYCLOTHANDPAPER to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 5-8 stationery (and sometimes lifestyle) from notable brands or from Cloth & Paper’s lux collection plus a variety of 4-6 pens or pencils.

Ships to: Worldwide

Cloth & Paper August 2018 Review

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Each box comes with a greeting card with a message from Cloth & Paper. This month we also got a vocabulary card introducing us to a new (new to me, at least) word: flawsome. I love how Cloth & Paper keeps me in-the-know.

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I also received this card to test out all my new pens. While I think this only comes with the Penspiration subscription, I think every box that includes a new writing utensil should definitely include something to test write on.

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Luxe Notebook

The first item in my subscription was this beautiful dusty rose pink notebook bound with gold screws.

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This beautiful notebook measures at 8 ½ inches tall and 6 inches wide. It has 25 gold-lined plain white pages, not including the first and last pages which has a white and grey marble look.

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Appointment Reminder Pad

The second item I received was an appointment reminder pad. It is a perfect square and measures at 4 ½ inches on each side. This 16-page notepad is printed on thick cardstock.

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Open Header Sticky Notes

I just love sticky notes. But these sticky notes are lined and numbered --- a perfect sticky note for any to-do list! These stickies contain 25 sheets and measure 4 inches high by 3 inches wide.

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Message / Call Back Pad

My box also contained another great pad! This one is the same size as the previous, a perfect square measuring at 4.5 inches on all sides. It also contains 16 pages and is printed on thick card stock. I really love both of these pads and can’t wait to use them, but I don’t want to waste all the pages!!

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Black Metal Clip

Another favorite in my box is this large black metal clip. I work with files that are four to five hundred pages a file and can utilize this clip in every department; I hate that I just got one!

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This clip holds a lot too! Although I didn’t test it on individual pages, I was able to clip together my message pad, appointment pad and sticky list pad and still could probably fit a little more into it. This clip was a big win for me.

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Black Velvet Pen

The last item in the stationary side of my August subscription is this black velvet pen. The pen is retractable so there is no worry of losing a lid.

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The pen is .05mm and writes in black gel ink. I liked the way the pen wrote and will be keeping it on my desk with some other favorites.

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This next part of my review is of the Penspiration part of the subscription.

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I received 5 superior pens this month!

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KACO Luxe Pen

As soon as I opened my box, this was the first thing that caught my eye. A luxurious pen in its very own box!

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This .05mm retractable pen features an aluminum red barrel, rollerball and is a black gel ink and wrote pretty smooth.

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KACO Midot Pen

The next pen I got was this Kaco Midot pen. It has a smooth, velvety touch in a red barrel and is retractable.

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This luxurious pen is .05mm and writes in black gel ink.

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Zebra Sarasa Pen

This next pen was one of my favorites. A retractable .05mm Zebra Sarasa pen is featured in a maroon barrel and finger grip for a smooth write. The clip is ivory with gold lettering.

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The best part of this pen was writing with it. It matched the barrel in a beautiful maroon. Definitely a favorite!!

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When I got to this next pen, I didn’t know what to expect. I can honestly say I was hoping for a thick pen, or maybe a thin marker style pen, anything over 1.0mm. I was surprised when I opened it and discovered a .05mm pen, but not disappointed.

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This ended up being yet another favorite black-inked pen in the box this month. It has black gel ink; the black appears blacker than the others. I even welcome the thick barrel!

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Zebra Sarasa Pen

The final pen I received was another Zebra Sarasa pen – this time in pink gel ink!

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I am a sucker for colored pens and pink is one of my two most favorite colors. This retractable pen is also .05mm and has a clip for storing.

Fun fact: All these pens are Japanese imports!

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The final item I received in this month’s fantastic box was this clear pencil/pen pouch. It has a sliding piece to close and holds all of this month’s pens, maybe a couple more. It also features Cloth & Papers slogan: there is luxury in simplicity.

Verdict: As always, Cloth & Paper did not disappoint me and left me with many favorites. I work in a very busy office setting and feel this box is absolutely perfect for someone who sits behind a desk for a living. The items are genuinely luxurious and really gets me excited to use them. While these specific items were not available in the online store, there are many like products. I have also noticed that items sent in boxes are eventually featured in the store, so keep checking if you have a favorite!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but it looks like you have until the 16th to subscribe and get the September box.

Coupon - Use code TRYCLOTHANDPAPER to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $48.00; I received 11 items, 12 if you count the pencil pouch. Not counting the pencil pouch, each item has an average cost of $4.36.

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Carol Castaneda
Carol Castaneda
I am a mother of 2 going on 3 soon and enjoy the little things in life, especially in surprise form! Monthly subscription boxes give me that surprise every time I see the mailman delivering them! My favorite boxes include beauty boxes, lifestyle boxes and anything pregnancy-related boxes; my all time favorite is my FabFitFun subscription.

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I just want those pens!

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Thank you for reviewing Penspiration! I’ve been curious about it. I would have loved this.

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