Cloth & Paper Stationery Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2018


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Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Box Review Front

Cloth & Paper is a monthly stationery subscription box from lifestyle and stationery shop, Cloth & Paper.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Box Open Top

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. 

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - All Contents Top

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

Our November 2018 Review

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Box Review Back

This means I just love it!

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - I Am Enough Card

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Habit Tracker

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Thank You Card

Each box comes with a card from Cloth & Paper. Sometimes we get inspirational messages like we did this month: I Am Enough. I love receiving these.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Holiday Checklists

Holiday Checklists

These could not have come at a more perfect time! We received 3 holiday (or birthday, even) checklists: Gift Shopping Tracker, Thank You Card and a Gift Planner.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gift Planner Checklist 1

Each set comes with 15 individual pages that are copied front and back.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gift Planner Checklist 2

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gift Planner Checklist 3

Gift Planner Checklist

The first one we got, the Gift Planner Checklist, is simple: it has a spot for Name, Gift, Price and a spot to check once you’ve completed the shopping for that person.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Thank You Card Checklist 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Thank You Card Checklist 2

Thank You Card Checklist

Where was this after my baby shower?! It is simple and yet so helpful for those minds that stay on holiday even after it is over. There is a spot for the Name, Address and spot to check once sent. I love the idea of this checklist.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gift Shopping Tracker 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gift Shopping Tracker 2

Gift Shopping Tracker

This checklist is great for those who do a lot of online orders. There is a spot for Date (of order), the item, store, when it is expected and when it is received. Seriously wish this was in my hands before Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But we received so many sheets that these will last for a few seasons.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Striped Stickey Pad x2 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Striped Stickey Pad x2 2

Striped Sticky Pad x2

Scooore! I love sticky pads in all shapes, sizes, and colors. I especially loved when they are lined. These remind me of a piece of notebook paper. We got two of these this month – Cloth & Paper, you get me.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - 2 Pads

We received 2 pads (measures 3 inches by 4 inches) that each have 25 pages.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mini Folders 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mini Folders 2

Mini Folders

The next item we received was this set of folders! We got a white one, a clear one and a black one.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mini Folders 3

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mini Folders 4

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mini Folders 5

Each one is pretty thin and doesn’t expand, so they are perfect for receipts, pictures or postcards (note cards). I stuck the J’adore card we received inside for reference. Each folder is 9 inches long by 6.5 inches high.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Triangle Paper Clips

Triangle Paper Clips

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Standard Paper Clip

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Standard Paper Clip 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Standard Paper Clip With Card

I love, loved these! They are the size of a standard paper clip, but black and shaped like a triangle. So much better than a boring, oval paper clip. Paper is my main office supply and I use paper clips A LOT so these excited me.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Call Back Pad with Gold Foil 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Call Back Pad with Gold Foil 2

Message/Call Back Pad with Gold Foil
Awwwesome! We got this in black back in August and I just loved them! I love them even more in gold foil! It is a perfect square and is printed on a really thick cardstock. The only bummer was this pad had 14 pages while my black one had 16.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Rose Gold Retractable Pen 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Rose Gold Retractable Pen 2

Rose Gold Retractable Pen

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Rose Gold Retractable Pen 3

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Rose Gold Retractable Pen With Test Sheet

This pen is gorgeous. I have been obsessed with rose gold lately so I was pretty psyched to see this pen, but I did not favor the way it wrote. It was a pretty weak pen.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content

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!

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content 2

Each Penspiration sub sends out 5 new utensils, mostly pens but lately, we have received some mechanical pencils too. This month I received 2 pens and 3 mechanical pencils.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gold Retractable Pen 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gold Retractable Pen 2

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gold Retractable Pen 3

The first pen we got in this month’s Penspiration is this 0.05 mm black ink pen in a gold barrel. It has a clear clip which makes it easy to put in a checkbook or journal.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Gold Retractable Pen With Test Sheet

My favorite part about this pen was the way it wrote. It wrote so smoothly and the ink is jet black. This pen is instantly a favorite.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mechanical Pencil

Mechanical Pencil

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mechanical Pencil 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mechanical Pencil 2

This pencil really resembles a pen and that is what I like about it. It has an all-black barrel and even has a grip.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Mechanical Pencil With Test Sheet

 

I don’t really find mechanical pencils that write differently but this one wrote a lot more comfortable than a lot of mechanical pencils.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Red Ink Gold Pen 1

Red Ink Gold Pen

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Red Ink Gold Pen 2

Can a pen be described as sexy because I definitely would describe this pen as sexy.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Red Ink Gold Pen 3

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Red Ink Gold Pen 4

This pen features a beautiful golden, textured barrel on top and a clear grip exposing the red ink. I love the way the gold looks and how the red is exposed. On initial review and thought, I thought this pen would write in a deep red.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Red Ink Gold Pen WIth Test Sheet

But when I tested it, it was a bright red-inked pen and I loved it more! Instant favorite pen ever.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Metal Mechanical Pencil 1

Metal Mechanical Pencil

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Metal Mechanical Pencil 2

This was a different pencil than ones I have previously received. It is also pretty heavy since it is all metal.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Metal Mechanical Pencil Test Sheet

As mentioned before, this pencil doesn’t write any less smoothly than previous mechanical pencils but I did find its metal barrel to be a bit uncomfortable.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Wisdom Mechanical Pencil 1

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Wisdom Mechanical Pencil 2

Alright, I am not going to lie. As soon as I discovered this was another mechanical pencil, I was disappointed. This pencil comes in a silver barrel and has a retractable clip for easy storing.

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box November 2018 - Wisdom Mechanical Pencil With Test Sheet

It writes just a like a mechanical pencil.

Verdict: This month’s Cloth & Paper box was a win for me especially at this time of year, but the Penspiration was a bit of a fail for me. I literally have no use for so many mechanical pencils other than handing them to my son for math homework or my husband for surveying. And I still haven’t gotten a blue inked pen! I hope to see more of those in the future.

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, 13 if you count the pencil pouch and lead refills. Not counting the pencil pouch and refills, each item has an average cost of $4.36.

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Written by 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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  1. I’m sorry great review but this sub does not appeal at all especially for the cost. You can get so many quality supplies at Michaels or other craft store for that kind of money. Note pads with more than 15 or 25 pages of high quality paper. Different pens with different ink and widths. You are very kind to this company. I just don’t see the value.

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