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Cloth & Paper Stationery Review + Coupon – December 2018

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Box Review Front

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

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Box Opened 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. 

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

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Box Opened With All Content Top

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 December 2018 Review

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Greeting Card Front Top

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Greeting Card Back Top

Each box comes with a greeting card with a message from Cloth & Paper.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Daily Checklist Packed Top

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Daily Checklist Front

Daily Checklist

The first item I received in this month’s Cloth & Paper was this checklist pad. It is a pretty big pad, at 9 inches long and 5 ½ inches high. It is split right down the middle and has a section in the top right for the date. Below the date, the column is blank and the other side has bullet points to check off tasks.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Daily Checklist Side

There are 50 pages to this checklist pad which tear from the top. My only wish on this pad was that it was lined; it just makes it easier for listing.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Monogram Desk Set Packed Front

Monogram Desk Set

As soon as I opened my box to unveil this item, I was immediately excited. This is the first time I received a personalized item in Cloth & Paper.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - All Monogram Personalized Cards Top

This set came with 8 personalized cards, coordinating envelopes and initial seals.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Monogram Personalized Cards Opened With Envelope Top

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Monogram Personalized Cards Opened Top

The card is black with white specs; it sort of reminds me of paint specks. The personalized touch, my initials, are on the right-hand corner. The card measures at 6 ½ inches long and 4 ½ inches high and is blank on the inside.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Monogram Personalized Cards Envelope Back Top

The coordinating envelope is a white a-style envelope with “Why, Hello There” printed on the flap.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Monogram Personalized Cards Black Seals Top

The seals we received were also personalized with my initials. I received 12 round black seals.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Appointment Cards Packed Top

Appointment Cards

The next item I received was this set of squared appointment cards.

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They are individual cards and measure at 3 inches all the way around. I received one set of 12.

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Each card has a lined section for the appointment Date, Time, Place, Person, and Reason. I think I will be using these for when the kids have an appointment to let their teachers know ahead of time since most doctors offices provide a reminder card. I can also use it if a client calls in for a meeting at the office ahead of time and give it to the person they will be meeting with. Either way, it’s a neat inclusion and will come in handy.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tabbed Post It Pads Packed Front

Tabbed Post It Pads

When I initially saw these, I had no idea what it was. When I opened it I was pleasantly surprised.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tabbed Post It Pads Opened Top

There are 5 sticky pads with 15 pages each.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tabbed Post It Pads Opened Top 1

There 5 sticky pads are Priority, To Buy, To Do, Read and Call.

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Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tabbed Post It Pads Opened Top 3

The pads are, what I would consider, averaged size at 3 inches high by 4 inches long.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Teardrop Shaped Paper Clips Front

Teardrop Shaped Paper Clips

The next item I received was this set of paperclips in the shape of teardrops. I like receiving different shaped paper clips since I use paper clips so much at work.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Teardrop Shaped Paper Clips Opened Top

The set came with 10 paperclips. I really love these and hope I get more in a future box!

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Set Of 2 Pens Pouch Side Top

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Set Of 2 Pens Pouch Opened Front Top

The last item in this month’s Cloth & Paper subscription box I received was a set of pens.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Rose Gold Pen Front 2

AGPY2000

The first pen is a rose gold pen (subscribers either received rose gold, charcoal grey or silver). I was very happy I received the rose gold barrel.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Rose Gold Pen Top 1

The pen is a .5 mm black gel ink pen with a removable cap.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Rose Gold Pen With Test Sheet Top

I loved the way this pen wrote! It was smooth and the ink didn’t skip.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Ultra-Simple Black Pen 1 Top

Ultra-Simple Black Pen

The next pen we received is an all-black retractible pen with a grip.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Ultra-Simple Black Pen 2 Top

The pen is a .5mm pen with black ink.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Ultra-Simple Black Pen With Test Sheet Top

The pen wrote with comfort and was pretty smooth. It is genuinely a simple black pen and I liked it.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content Top

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content Opened Top 1

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 Stationery Box December 2018 - Penpencil Pouch All Content Opened Top 2

Each Penspiration sub normally sends out 5 writing utensils, but this month we got a bonus! I received 6 amazing pens!!

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Magenta Dong-A Fine Tech Pen Top 1

Magenta Dong-A Fine Tech Pen

This pen features a clear barrel and a removable lid with magenta accents leading me to believe (and hope) for magenta ink.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Magenta Dong-A Fine Tech Pen Top 2

The pen is smaller than I prefer at .3mm.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Magenta Dong-A Fine Tech Pen With Test Sheet Top

But I loved how it wrote! It was magenta ink (yay!) and wrote so smoothly and so effortlessly; instantly a favorite in this month’s subscription.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Lavender Dong-A Fine Tech Pen Top 1

Lavender Dong-A Fine Tech Pen

This one is the same as the previous, just in lavender.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Lavender Dong-A Fine Tech Pen Top 2

Just like the magenta pen, this pen is .3mm.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Lavender Dong-A Fine Tech Pen With Test Sheet Top

The ink is a beautiful color but it is really light. I do wish it were a bit darker because it is a really pretty color.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - M&G Slim Meeting Pen Top 1

M&G Slim Meeting Pen

I didn’t know what to expect with this pen, although I did hope it was red ink due to the top of the barrel being red. The barrel of the pen is white with a removable cap.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - M&G Slim Meeting Pen Top 2

As soon as the pen was uncapped, the ink color was confirmed and I was anxious to test it out. The pen is .5mm.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - M&G Slim Meeting Pen With Test Sheet

The moment this pen touched my test sheet, I knew I was in love! It wrote so smoothly, like a sharpie pen but it doesn’t bleed. While I like it in red, I wish (you guessed it!) it was blue so that I can use it so much more.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - SARASA Dry Pen Top 1

SARASA Dry Pen

As soon as I saw this pen, I really liked its appearance. It has a clear barrel, is retractable and has a really big grip for comfort. Subscribers either got this pen in black, white or this one, the transparent one.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - SARASA Dry Pen Top 2

The pen is .5mm black gel ink.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - SARASA Dry Pen With Test Sheet Top

I did not like the way this pen wrote; I guess the name is also a description on the way it performs – dry.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tri-Sided Red Pen Top 1

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tri-Sided Red Pen Top 2

Tri-Sided Red Pen

The description of this red pen indicates it is tri-sided, but the one I received was a round barrel. The pen, though, is red as is the ink it writes.

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The pen is also a little heavy, which I like. It is a .5mm pen.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Tri-Sided Red Pen With Test Sheet Top

I really liked the way this pen wrote. It was easy to maneuver and smooth with no skipping.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Signo Uni-Ball Pen Top 1

Signo Uni-Ball Pen

Subscribers either received this pen in Baby Pink or Violet. I received the violet.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Signo Uni-Ball Pen Top 2

The pen has an all violet barrel with a grip for comfort in writing.

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Signo Uni-Ball Pen Top 3

Cloth & Paper Stationery Box December 2018 - Signo Uni-Ball Pen With Test Sheet Top

It is a .5mm pen that writes in a deep purple. This pen wrote smooth and is probably my favorite out of all of them.

Verdict: I am pretty happy with this month’s Cloth & Paper, especially with the pens I received. It was nice to get all pens and no mechanical pencils. But my absolute favorite thing in my box this month is the personalized cards. I hope to see more personalization in future Cloth & Paper subscriptions.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will get the January box.

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

Value Breakdown: This box cost $48.00 + free shipping. This month, we received a bonus pen in both the stationery subscription and the penspiration subscription bringing us to a total of 13 items all together which means each item costs approximately $3.69 which is a pretty good deal!

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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.

Posted in Cloth & Paper Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: cloth and paper | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Nice review. It would be helpful to learn more about the pens, like whether they are gel, ball point, felt tip, etc.

  2. Cloth & Paper always has beautiful items, but I just don’t know how much I would use in one month. I’m thinking I would order just a few times a year.

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