Cloth & Paper Stationery Review + Coupon – December 2018
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
Our December 2018 Review
Each box comes with a greeting card with a message from Cloth & Paper.
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.
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.
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.
This set came with 8 personalized cards, coordinating envelopes and initial seals.
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.
The coordinating envelope is a white a-style envelope with “Why, Hello There” printed on the flap.
The seals we received were also personalized with my initials. I received 12 round black seals.
The next item I received was this set of squared appointment cards.
They are individual cards and measure at 3 inches all the way around. I received one set of 12.
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.
Tabbed Post It Pads
When I initially saw these, I had no idea what it was. When I opened it I was pleasantly surprised.
There are 5 sticky pads with 15 pages each.
There 5 sticky pads are Priority, To Buy, To Do, Read and Call.
The pads are, what I would consider, averaged size at 3 inches high by 4 inches long.
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.
The set came with 10 paperclips. I really love these and hope I get more in a future box!
The last item in this month’s Cloth & Paper subscription box I received was a set of pens.
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.
The pen is a .5 mm black gel ink pen with a removable cap.
I loved the way this pen wrote! It was smooth and the ink didn’t skip.
Ultra-Simple Black Pen
The next pen we received is an all-black retractible pen with a grip.
The pen is a .5mm pen with black ink.
The pen wrote with comfort and was pretty smooth. It is genuinely a simple black pen and I liked it.
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!
Each Penspiration sub normally sends out 5 writing utensils, but this month we got a bonus! I received 6 amazing pens!!
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.
The pen is smaller than I prefer at .3mm.
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.
Lavender Dong-A Fine Tech Pen
This one is the same as the previous, just in lavender.
Just like the magenta pen, this pen is .3mm.
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.
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.
As soon as the pen was uncapped, the ink color was confirmed and I was anxious to test it out. The pen is .5mm.
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.
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.
The pen is .5mm black gel ink.
I did not like the way this pen wrote; I guess the name is also a description on the way it performs – dry.
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.
The pen is also a little heavy, which I like. It is a .5mm pen.
I really liked the way this pen wrote. It was easy to maneuver and smooth with no skipping.
Signo Uni-Ball Pen
Subscribers either received this pen in Baby Pink or Violet. I received the violet.
The pen has an all violet barrel with a grip for comfort in writing.
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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