This was my very first Papergang box from Ohh Deer, and I have two more on the way! This month it featured the artwork of Hui Skip, as well as whole load of extra goodies.
I love the theme of this box; the sage green and woodland animal print that runs throughout is right up my street. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the Papergang box, but I’m really impressed by the selection of stationery included.
This giant quarterbound notebook particularly surprised me; it’s of great quality and if I’m honest, I was expecting more flimsy paperback notebooks. The design by Hui Skip also appears in different colourways on the little calendar and wrapping paper. I never have wrapping paper when I need it, so this will definitely come in handy. I’m not sure that I’ll have a use for the calendar, but it would look cute blu-tacked to my computer at worn and would brighten up my desk.
I’ve never really got washi tape – I simply didn’t understand the appeal of fancy sellotape. Now that I actually own some, in a gorgeous blue and metallic gold no less, I think I’m starting to get it. I’ve been using this all around my flat on a plain coffee table and on kitchen cabinets to brighten them up a bit, and it’s very gratifying to know that I won’t lose my deposit as a result.
The two greeting cards are plain on the inside and very cute and quirky. The only issue is I don’t think I would ever send them to anyone. The valentine one made me laugh, and I would give it to my boyfriend, but to be honest, telling him that I’m sleeping so can’t be his valentine is kind of rude. Same goes for the pretzel card; it’s slightly insulting, and I just don’t think I could give it to someone without worrying that they might think I meant it.
Since this is my first Papergang box, I also received Drew, who serves as the Papergang logo. It’s a patch that you can sew onto a bag or jacket; I don’t know if I’ll ever actually use it, but it’s pretty cute.
At £29 for three months that’s not a bad deal, working out at just £9.66 per box. I’m looking forward to the February box, although I don’t think I’ll be renewing my subscription once it’s over as I’ll be overflowing with stationery!