Cloth & Paper Stationery Review + Coupon – January 2019


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Cloth & Paper is a monthly stationery subscription box that offers 3 types of subscriptions from lifestyle and stationery shop, Cloth & Paper.

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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 Subscription Box January 2019 - All Contents

About Cloth & Paper

The Subscription Box: Cloth & Paper

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

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code VDAY19 to save 10% off 3 and 6-month subscriptions

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 January 2019 Review

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Each box comes with a greeting card with a message from Cloth & Paper. I also received an insert in this month’s box promoting one of the items I received.

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Capsule Wardrobe Inserts

This is the item that was on the insert this month and is a brand new item to Cloth & Paper. These were crafted with a fashionista at mind and is for wardrobe inventory and similar to a style guide.

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Cloth & Paper Subscription Box January 2019 - Inventory List

The back side has an inventory list of what is owned.

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Here are some up-close images of the front of the paper. It has a section for the season year, a grid for swatches, either accent or neutrals, a section for memo, statement pieces, basics, and accessories. At the bottom, there is a section for investment wishlist. While this concept is great for a fashionista, college student or an organized teenager, it is just not for me. I loathe cleaning out my closet and the idea of writing it all down is exhausting! And there is no way I would inventory my items. I am almost 30, y’all, but my junior prom dress is still in my closet. I guess you can say I have a hard time letting clothes go, so there is just no way I would ever use these. Cloth & Paper sent us 15 individual Capsule sheets.

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NOTES Sheets

Now, this is more like it! I love practical items that will get used. These note sheets are perfect! They are lined on both sides. They are loose and are perfect for a planner. I received 15 individual sheets.

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Urgent and Memo Sticky Pads

I love sticky pads and will never tire of receiving them. I really like the one’s Cloth & Paper sends out, too. This month, I got two pads, one labeled Urgent and the other Memo. Each pad has 50 pages.

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Today List Memo NotePad

This is probably my favorite pad Cloth & Paper has sent, like ever. I love how to top portion is numbered for tasks and how the bottom is lined for notes. Checklists are a must in my industry, and sometimes I cannot complete a task because something is missing or pending, so this pad is beyond perfect. I also love how thick this pad is too! There are 100 pages!!! Seriously a superior item!

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Black Sticky Note Set

I love this set! I have already proclaimed my love for sticky pads and I have lucked out receiving a total of 4 this month. But subscribers got extra lucky since half of them are black! I also really appreciate that they sent a white gel pen with them. Each sticky pad has about 100 pages, so these should last a long while. The only thing I didn’t love about this sticky pad was how the sticky part covered like ¾ of the pad when normally its just a little on the top, but it’s not a big complaint and more of a personal preference. Oh, and in case you are wondering, that big black piece is just a piece of cardboard. Nothing spectacular 😊

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M&G Chic Style Pen

The last item in this month’s box is this pen. I appreciate the pens Cloth & Paper includes in the stationary subscription, especially if you’re not subscribed to the Penspiration. This pen is retractable with a clear barrel so you can observe when the ink is low. It is a 0.5mm pen and is in black gel ink. It wrote okay and is pretty comfortable.

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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!

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Each Penspiration sub sends out at least 5 new utensils, mostly pens and sometimes mechanical pencils too. This month I feel like we hit the jackpot! We received 7 pens! (Crossing my fingers for a blue one!) The Penspiration box also sends a card to test out our new tools.

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900M Swiss Pen

The first pen I received is not much of a looker. It has a nice black barrel and is retractable. But as soon as I wrote with it, it just glided. This is one of the best black pens ever and is a new favorite. It is a 0.5mm black gel ink pen.

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Hygge Life Pen

This pen is so pretty! I love the tiffany blue barrel with the gold accent around the top of the pen. It is a retractable 0.5mm black gel ink pen and features a grip for comfortable writing. I was not super impressed when I wrote with it, but it still seems like a great, sturdy pen.

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Zebra SX-60A5

This is like a classic pen. I used to be jealous of the kids that had these pens in school; they’ve always just appeared fancy to me. It has a removable cap, a black barrel and is a 0.5mm pen with black gel ink. It writes smooth and nice, but the ink has to dry otherwise it will smudge.

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Truecolor A153

This pen is different than the others. It has a clip that you push on the top to clip on to a planner or a shirt. It features a clear barrel, but the ink is covered so you cannot really monitor when it runs low. When I initially looked at it, I thought it was white ink and was ready to bust out with my amazing black sticky pads. But when I put pen to paper, I discovered black gel ink. The pen is retractable and is 0.5mm.

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M&G Chic Style Pen

This pen is a retractable 0.38mm pen with black gel ink. I received a 0.5mm pen in the Cloth & Paper stationary subscription so it was pretty cool to get one that was a different size. It seemed to write okay and was smooth against the paper. Not a favorite, but a good pen.

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Zebra Sarasa Speedy

Do you ever feel like the pen determines the way you write? That is how I felt with this pen. I was just the person who held it and the pen led the way. It is a pretty pen, in a translucent barrel with black gel ink. It is a retractable .05mm pen.

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Kaco Green Midot

This pen is so pretty! I love the bright yellow, smooth barrel. It is a retractable black gel ink pen, measuring at 0.5mm. It wrote nicely and is definitely a pen I will keep in the office. If someone were to take it, I would spot it a mile away!

Verdict: Cloth & Paper is a box that excites me when I open the mailbox. Every month I received some great office stuff, and this month was no different. I also like that they sent out a new item to subscribers, but wish they would have set something up for people who have no use for the Capsule pages because I feel like they are just wasted. My favorite item in the stationary box this month is definitely the Today List Memo Pad.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will get the February box (Cloth & Paper sends at the end of the month).

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code VDAY19 to save 10% off 3 and 6-month subscriptions

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

Value Breakdown: This box cost $48.00 + free shipping. This month we received 14 items altogether, meaning that each of the items cost approximately $3.48.

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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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3 Comments

  1. Received the monthly pen subscription for 6 months. Every pen was black with the same .5mm As a previous reviewer said, there are so many colored pens out there, why all black. It got boring, the same pen over and over. And then cartridge pens, who uses those? I could get such great colorful pens at Target. You need to make some adjustments in this area. Nice pens, but 10-15 pens with black ink was boring.

  2. I really thought the notes sheets said Not Es because of the letter sizes. It took me a minute…

  3. Seven black ink pens seems odd, there are so many colored inks out there. That would be a total miss for me, but the stationary looks fun.

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