Q: I was wondering about the December past box. All that came in the box was two paper journals for over $16? I only ask as I could pick up similar items for $5 at my local super grocery store. Asked by Elizabeth M., February 2020
I only get the Penspiration box, but you can go to YouTube and search "Cloth & Paper December 2019 unboxing" and there are subscriber videos you can watch that show what they received. And they usually put an unboxing video on the C&P blog, too, but sometimes it takes a month or so before they put it up. Hope this helps!
Q: I am consider a 4-month subscription for each of my daughters as their Christmas present. Will I just cancel my subscriptions after the March 2020 mailing?Asked by Lanie F., November 2019
You're exactly right, you would just cancel your subscriptions before they renewed on April 1st.
Q: If I order the box today, will I receive a planner with it? I am new to this and need a startup planner. Asked by Jaime W., October 2019
I only get the Penspiration Box which has cool pens and some unique stationery/journaling type items- like mini scissors or correction tape. I really love it and look forward to getting it each month. I'm not sure about the Cloth & Paper Planner subscription. You might start by watching some of the unboxing videos for previous months (links are on the right side of the home page) to get an idea about what they include or just contact the seller...
Q: My planner doesn't have holes or rings, it's a Hobonichi, bound more like a book. Will any of the planner accessories work or are they only for planners meant for pages with holes? Asked by Brittany H., December 2020
Thank you for your question. We offer a variety of inserts, stationery items and accessories in our monthly boxes. When you subscribe, you will be able to choose which size planner and punching preference you would like. One of the choices is "I don't own a ring or discbound planner" and if you select that option, you will receive the inserts unpunched or a stationery item in replace of a planner insert. We hope this helps! -C&P Team
I recently received my third box from Cloth & Paper. This subscription is a must have! So far I have not been disappointed in anything. The items you receive are of excellent quality, and are quite stunning as well. The black & white box itself is nice, but that's only the beginning; each item perfectly curated, packaged and packed carefully, and there's always some seriously cool, totally thoughtful little extras.
If you use a paper planner, you will love this: when signing up, you select your size/style of planner. If you don't use a paper planner, Cloth & Paper will send you other items to enjoy.
But the fun doesn't end with paper items and accessories. The Cloth & Paper box comes 3 different ways: pens only, paper only, and my favorite, BOTH!! I have enjoyed most of the pens I've received. I'm not particularly fond of the Le Pen pens though. But the pens you get are always cool and definitely not the norm!
If you have a serious pen and stationary obsession then this is the box for you. I ordered the pen only box and was delighted by the 5 pens I received. All of the pens were very fine - which is how I prefer them and they were stable and easy to write smoothly with. Two of the pens even came with refills which delighted me as it means I will get double the use out of them. Currently, the UltraSimple is my favorite from this month - but it changes on a daily basis. Opening this box is a little piece of joy!
I just got my first box of both the pen and planner subscription. I absolutely love it! I especially love the pen portion of the box - every writing utensil is unique and writes beautifully. I am seriously impressed by the quality and I am seriously excited about a couple of these pens in particular! The planner portion was nice too - I love the organizing trays and the sticky notes are great but I'm not sure what to do with the boss, legend, and iconic cards. Either way, I absolutely love the box and I am super excited to get my next one! I would highly recommend this company and will definitely buy this subscription as a gift. Packaging is beautiful as well. Thank you Cloth & Paper for the excellent items!
EDIT SECOND BOX: OMG C&P...how did you know I wanted a washi tape holder?! And those planner inserts!...and that pink pen!!....I am a subscription box fanatic and this is one of my top favorites. I love it! Beautiful items and I love the messages inside each box! I’m so happy that I found this company and I will absolutely recommend this subscription to friends. Thanks!
I discovered Cloth & Paper in January of this year and weekly purchases immediately became the norm for me because their products are that gorgeous! This is my first subscription box and I am floored at how absolutely gorgeous this sub box has been curated! Cloth & Paper has reintroduced me to planning and how much I love it. Their products are of the highest quality and unbelievably chic! They have given me and the masses something really positive to focus on during this uncertain time...The ability to organize our lives and the lives of our loved ones. They are an extraordinary company filled with a hardworking, kind and creative team! They will have a forever customer in me! I 🖤 You C&P!
I have found my subscription box tribe! The quality, aesthetics, and service meet my requirements. This box brings me joy. I use the items daily. Since the types of items vary, I feel that I am not wasting anything. I appreciate that every box is different. Now, let’s discuss pens as I subscribe to the pen subscription as well. I rarely would use up a pen completely, but I literally used up one of the pens I received. I will also share my pens occasionally. Everyone is amazed at my pen collection. The pens range from EDC to mom duties to the office. I make sure to budget for these treats! The good news is that I don’t drink coffee, but I indulge in Cloth&Paper!
It’s curated perfectly. Although I don’t use everything, it is of beautiful quality and worth being subscribed. The amount of happiness spilling out makes my planner that much more minimal, functional and peaceful for me. Glad I subscribed 3 months ago. Wishing Ashley, Hubby and team amazing and prosperous endeavors
Thank you for the great review! It is wonderful to hear that you are enjoying everything. Just let us know if we can assist you in anyway.
I love everything about this box! This was my first subscription box from Cloth & Paper and I must say that I am pleased with everything. The curation team did a great job with this box from the quality of the pens to the varying styles and color of ink to the barrel styles were all well chosen. Even the packaging is elegant and well done :).
Thank you for the Great review Donya!! We are so happy that you loved your box.
Main Point: These are not $5 Walmart boxes! I don't usually write reviews, but this really irked me, so... here it goes...
I found this box to be a lot of fun and a good mix of excellent quality and commonly used Japanese pens. The thing about a box like this is that part of what you are paying for is to have someone else go out there and find/choose pens for you to try out so that you don't have to buy a dozen of something & pay shipping, only to find out that you don't like the pen at all. I am extremely picky with what pens I like, so I was perfectly thrilled to have someone send me 6 of them to try at $3/pen, which, if you know anything about specialty Japanese pens, is not a ridiculous cost. Sure, if you are lucky and live right next to a Japanese megastore in the States, maybe you can get them for cheaper, but for the majority of us, that's not an option.
That said, I went and priced the box out because I was fairly irritated about the comment below about this being a "$5 Walmart box." So... here you go... a public service for everyone... Two of the pens were $1/pen on Amazon *if* you bought 10 of them in the multi-colored pack, which included colors you could never use, so more like $2/pen. Another pen was about $3 if you bought a dozen. Then there's...
This was my first box and I LOVE IT. I’ve been OBSESSED with pens and stationary since I was knee high to a grass hopper. No for real, since I can remember and these pens are great. They write very well. So glad I came across this box.
I love everything about my first subscription box! It literally came with everything needed for a new planner that I plan on using as a health and wellness planner!
Prosecco page flags anyone?
October 2020 Planning + Stationery subscribers will be receiving this Undated Monthly Desk Pad. The design makes use of clean lines and a simple layout to give you the maximum amount of room to plan.
This month we're combining form and function. September subscribers will be receiving this perfectly clear "inbox" dashboard that also functions as a dry erase dashboard!
Simplicity meets functionality in the August Planning + Stationery box.
The August Penspiration box is inspired by album covers picked out by Cloth & Paper employees. Get in the groove with these fun pens and try out our brand new pen testing sticky notes!
The July 2020 Planning + Stationery box helps you prepare for the coming months with style. Featuring our first collaboration with Oliblock, the C&P x Oliblock "Manhattan" OliClip!
The July 2020 Penspiration box proves that an all black palette will always be a classic look.
We're celebrating! June 2020 marks 5 years of Cloth & Paper, so we've included some stylish accessories to commemorate our 5th anniversary. Our 5 dashboard celebrates this milestone, while the 5 Year Plan insert encourages you to set your sights on your goals for the next five years.
Cloth & Paper's anniversary pen box takes inspiration from the past as we look forward to the future.
November subscribers will be receiving these Passport Size Notebooks, inspired by street maps of Paris, France and Florence, Italy. Perfect for using to journal while traveling, hold important notes about your daily activities, act as a translation tool for important words and phrases while abroad, or to plan your day on-the-go.
“Organize” Sticker Set Transparent Page Flags in Stone “Note Neutrality” Adhesive Notes
Includes horizontal weekly layout, task list, and dot grid designs; can be used in a traveler's notebook.