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My Paper Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2019

My Paper Box August 2019 - Box

My Paper Box is a personalized stationery subscription box that sends a variety of personalized stationery goods each month.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Opened Box

My Paper Box offers 2 subscriptions:

  • The Mini Subscription ($10/mo) which consists of 3 personalized notepads each month
  • The Grand Box ($28/mo) includes at least 6 full-sized personalized stationery products and surprises

Both options are also available on a bi-monthly basis.

This review is of The Grand Box for $28.00/month

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

My Paper Box August 2019 - Review

About My Paper Box

The Subscription Box: My Paper Box

The Cost: $28 a month + free US shipping. The Mini Subscription is $10 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions!

The Products: At least 6 full-sized personalized stationery items such as notepads, journals, cards and more!

Ships to: the US

My Paper Box August 2019 Review

My Paper Box August 2019 - Custom Stickers

This month my box came with some custom stickers. These are cute and small and while I have no use for them, I like them. I tend to collect stickers more than I stick them onto things.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Calendar Page

Every month, My Paper Box sends me a calendar page for my picture frame. I love this month’s: the light pink and the font make this one my favorite design yet.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Lists Holidays 1 My Paper Box August 2019 - Lists Holidays 2

My Paper Box also sends an insert that lists holidays. Just to name a few, we get to celebrate Sisters Day, Kiss and Make Up Day and Bow Tie Day this month. While these aren’t necessarily “national” holidays, I enjoy reading about the different ones and trying to celebrate somehow; whether it’s sending a card or a text message to someone special.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Cards

This month, My Paper Box sent me 3 cards. This month, they are all vertical cards and are sparkly. Two of them are blank and one already has a greeting on the inside. All of them are paired with coordinating envelopes.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Thanks for Making My Life Sparkle Card

Thanks for Making My Life Sparkle Card 

I don’t know how I feel about the design on the card. It kind of looks like something nature-like but I really think it is a piece of gold. This card is paired with a white envelope and is blank on the inside.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Kiss & Makeup Card 1 My Paper Box August 2019 - Kiss & Makeup Card 2

Kiss & Make Up Card

I liked this card but I loved the envelope! The card is simple and it’s cute plus it corresponds with the holiday on the insert they sent me. Now, for me, I would only send this card to my husband and maybe my sister depending on the situation. But at the moment I am not in a disagreement with either of them so I guess I will be holding on to it for a little while. But this envelope! I love the sheer grey and white marble design. I may end up using the envelope before I use the card.

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Pink & Gold Balloon Card

This is my favorite card I received in my box. I love that the balloon print is on the front and back and that they are pink, gold, pink, gold. The gold balloons are also sparkly! The inside has a simple message: Have a sparkling birthday.  I will definitely be using this card!

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Diamond Pen & Extra Ink Cartridge

This may sound silly, but I have kind of always wanted a pen like this. I just like the little bit of bling on top. This ballpoint pen has a thin rose gold barrel and writes in black ink. The jewel on top does make the pen a little heavy and once I really started using it, I could feel the weight of the jewel on top. I will probably save this pen for when I have to use my autograph – on FedEx packages and certified mail 😊 I do love that I received an extra ink cartridge too!

My Paper Box August 2019 - Bag of Glitter

Bag of Glitter

Glitter can be a lot of fun! I am saving this glitter for the sparkling birthday card. My daughter’s best friend’s birthday is in December and I am saving both the card and glitter for then. It will be extra magical when the glitter comes out. The glitter sparkles in pink, silver and purple.

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Personalized Stickers

I have a love-hate relationship with stickers. As I continue to get older (because it is inevitable) I start to not really like them on every single thing. Also, once you stick a sticker it doesn’t stick the same way again and I lose a favorite sticker. I would rather save them to always admire them – especially these. I love the different jewel shapes and the way my name is in different fonts on the different jewels. While I haven’t stuck them to anything (and probably won’t) I do like looking at these and have put them up.

My Paper Box August 2019 - Personalized Jewel Note Pad 1 My Paper Box August 2019 - Personalized Jewel Note Pad 2 My Paper Box August 2019 - Personalized Jewel Note Pad 3

Personalized Jewel Note Pad

I love this notepad! I never knew I liked jewel things so much! This pad measures at 3 ½ inches by a little under 5” and has 26 pages. This jewel-filled notepad has my name in the bottom corner in a font that I love seeing my name in. My new notepad is perfect for work since I use notepads a lot to make reminders, for making a checklist or just for a note. I couldn’t wait to use my jeweled pen on my jeweled notepad!

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Personalized Lined Notepad

Ahh!! I really like this one too! The top and bottom are decorated with what looks like smeared, glittery lip gloss or nail polish and I am pretty sure I have a lipstick that is the exact same color. My name is smaller and in the middle compared to the last notepad I got. This notepad is also lined – my favorite kind of notepad. The lines really help keep my writing straight and they work so well for checklists (I live by checklists!). This notepad measures at 4 ¾ inches by 7 ½ inches and has 29 pages.

Verdict: I loved this month’s My Paper Box Grand subscription! The glitter and jewels were so much fun and I literally kept mind-singing Rihanna’s “Diamond” while photographing and composing this review. Even though I am not a lover of stickers, I like the ones I got in this month’s box. While this box may seem high in price point, I really feel that the value comes with the personalization of each one. Especially with the stickers! I really feel like each and every box is carefully curated for each and every subscriber. This has quickly grown to be one of my favorite subscriptions.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, you will get the August box. From My Paper Box:

The Grand: The 18th day of the month is the final day for new subscribers to sign up for the next shipping. Between the 10th and the 21st, your box will be shipped. On the 28th, you will auto-renew for the next month’s box.

The Mini: The last day of the month is the final day for new subscribers to sign up. Between the 1st and the 4th, your box will be shipped. On the 11th, you will auto-renew for next month’s box.

Value Breakdown: This month I received 7 items (counting the cards individually and the bag of glitter as a bonus). This box costs $28.00 which means that each item is approximately $4.66.

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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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Comments (15)

  1. I completely understand the sticker battle…I have been saving a lot of mine since I was 11. I recently started a sticker book again! seems like a good way to enjoy stickers forever, right? I got nervous as i typed! 😸

  2. I love the diamond pen!

  3. the coupon is not working……i really want to try it!!

    • It may not work through Crate Joy. Did you try it on the actual My Paper Box website? is the direct websit and it should work!

      • I tried, didnt work either….

      • I tried so many times and it still not working, would you be able to reach them and let me know??

      • We just updated the coupon code so you can use PAPERBOXROCKS to save 50% off your first Grand Box. This will only work on the monthly option, not the 3/6/12 month sub. Hope that helps!

  4. i cant find the option for bi-monthly????

    • Hi Stephanie;

      When you create an account, you can go into the Edit Your Subscription and choose bi-monthly for the Grand or the Mini. They even offer Skip a Month in the same section.

      • The coupon doesnt seems to be working….

  5. If I had money to blow I’d love to subscribe.

    • I’m replying to my own post. I bought a few of these as gifts and for the prices they are not very high quality. I sent 2 gifts for the October one was a Halloween theme and just tacky and not all people celebrate Halloween, especially my 2 gift recipients. Paper Box is sending another box after I contacted them and their customer service is excellent. They said they are new so maybe it will improve in time. I think customizable items make great gifts.

  6. Hi Carol. Are any of the notepads sticky?

    • Hi Kerry…they are not. But I do have the best note pads in the whole office!

  7. Fun theme! The nail polish notepad is really fun!

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