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!
This review is of the Cloth & Paper Penspiration and Stationery, $48 a month, box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 September 2018 Review
Each box comes with a greeting card with a message from Cloth & Paper.
The first item we received in this month’s box is a 2019 planner! This is such a big, cool item and I am so excited! The only thing that immediately worries me is how flimsy the cover is. It feels like construction paper and I know it will be easily damaged, especially over the course of a year.
The planner has a pocket on the front flap for cards, stickies or reminders you need for the year.
It also has two pages in the front dedicated to a mini 2019 calendar for a reference.
The planner starts with October 2018, perfect!!!
At the beginning of each month, we have a page dedicated to birthdays, upcoming events and important dates. There is also a section for goals and changes: Do More and Do Less. I love this!
The days are divided by weeks and each day has a section for notes, whether it's for tasks, appointments or just general notes. It also has the current calendar displayed in the left-hand corner along with priorities for that week. No excuses to forget!
At the end of each month, we are presented with additional pages for more notes. We’ve got 4 pages of numbered lines, be it for new contacts or general notes. I just love this planner!
Monthly Planner Tab Stickers
The next item we got were these golden tabs. We received two pages of all the months in a calendar year. I really think these were made for our planner, so I immediately added to mine!
The only downside is there isn’t a tab for the tab stickers, so they don’t stick out for easy flipping. Either way, they are still a bit noticeable for quick access.
Sticky Note Pad
The next item we received is more stickies! This tablet contains 2 columns of 15 lines and a box for a header.
The last item we received in our Cloth & Paper box was this black pen. It is .05mm and wrote perfectly!
The next part of the review is of the Penspiration subscription. Cloth & Paper allows you to subscribe to this on its own or paired with the stationery box. With every Pensipiration subscription, you get this way cool see-through pen/pencil pouch to hold all your fantastic new writing tools!
This month, we received 5 superior white and silver writing utensils.
Kaco Surface Pen
The first pen must be special since it came in its own case, right? That is the first thing I thought when I saw it and opened it up.
The pen has a silver barrel and white accent pieces including the clip.
It has black gel ink and wrote okay. I still like the black pen we received in the Cloth & Paper stationery box above.
Skinny Gel Pen
When I first saw this pen, I didn’t think I would like it. When I wrote with it, I determined the pen didn’t like me. This pen is all white and is 0.38 mm.
It is just so small and tall and is hard to write with because it requires precision since it is so small and light. I didn’t like the way I wrote with it. But I won't give up! I love pens and use them daily, I am determined to eventually love this pen.
M&G Gel Pen
This pen is so sophisticated and cool, it is an immediate fave! It features a white barrel and has a lid with a silver clip.
But my favorite part of this pen was its shape! It has an octagon prism barrel making it easy to grip.
The pen is also 0.38mm like the Skinny Gel Pen above, but the octagon barrel makes writing so much easier since there is more control.
The pen writes in black gel ink. As you can see here, the handwriting is so much better. (Still determined to love that skinny pen!)
Kaco Rocket Mechanical Pencil
At first, I didn’t realize this was a pencil and that is what I love about it. It looks like a pen and feels like a pen but it isn’t! The barrel is a solid white, with a white clip.
It requires 0.5mm lead and writes as smoothly as a pencil does. It's exciting to get a pencil in a world of pens.
Pilot Juice Up 04 Pen
This pen looked so neat right out of the bag and I was so excited to try it out. It features a white barrel and white clip. When I first tested it, though, it didn’t work! I was immediately disappointed, which was odd because Cloth & Paper never disappoints me. But then something magical happened!
Dun, dun, duuuun!! It is WHITE ink! No wonder I couldn’t get this to work on white paper. What I thought was a loss is an absolute gain! I love this pen!!
Verdict: I just said it, but I will say it again – Cloth & Paper ever disappoints me! They send such original, modern style office products and I feel like their number 1 fan! The planner was such a treat this month because it will last all year. It is not like other planners and I really feel like it was made for me. I do hate the flimsy covers but will look into something to put them in because I do not want to give up the planner. I also love that I get a new sticky pad every month, I go through these so quickly.
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 receive the November 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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What do you think of this month's Cloth & Paper Stationery Box?