Papergang Unboxing :: 3 Month Haul
It's been a few months since I posted a Papergang unboxing so today I'm treating you to three — yes, THREE — all at once! I love getting these boxes through my letterbox every month, it completely feeds the stationery obsessed monster that I try to keep at bay as much as possible so my bank balance can stay relatively healthy .
First up, the Arden Rose box. April's box was zesty collaboration between OhhDeer and Arden Rose. Arden Rose is a well known internet personality from LA who you may know from her hilariously honest book, "Almost Adulting". Arden wanted to create a summery, warm feel with a touch of kitsch through out these stationery pieces and to say they succeeded would be an understatement.
When this box first fell through my door, I was automatically attracted to the bright lemon pattern of the box. Inside the orange theme continued with the A6 planner sharing the same pattern as the box. This planner has a page to a day so there is plenty room for all your daily tasks, appointments and there is even space for some daily doodles — the perfect all rounder. For all your other notes there was an A5 notepad included in the box. The pad contains approx. 60 sheets so it's perfect for all your extra random notes and doodles. As always, there was the riso printed calendar, which had a stationary theme, and two greetings cards, a beautiful rose pattern thank you card and a quirky, illustrated birthday card. If that wasn't enough there was also a cute little sticker pack and a pencil included.
May's box was one that I was really looking forward to receiving as it was in support of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, with £1 from each box going to the charity. We have all seen how badly bee's have been affected in recent years and have heard about the detrimental effects of these beautiful insects going extinct, so I think it's great that attention is being brought to this cause. This month's box was designed by Amy Lesko — who also helped design some of the Arden Rose box stationery. Amy Lesko is a Leicester based graphic designer and illustrator (you can learn more about her here).
Inside May's box was 3 postcards, a riso printed calendar, a pencil and an A5 felt notebook. Starting with the postcards, each postcard has a little bee character with hilariously illustrated facts about each bee. Although they are postcards, they could easily double as prints and would look amazing framed. As with all the pencils, they have little messages foiled and embossed onto them, this one comes with the saying "busy bee" — so motivation is never far. The felt notebook is a work of art. The blank pages are sewn into the felt green cover and the whole notebook as a natural, ethical feel which compliments the box perfectly.
And finally, the most recent Papergang box. Following on with the nature theme, this box is leave themed. This box also saw the start of Papergang's collaboration with Treeaid which now means that for every 4 boxes sold, 1 tree will be planted in Africa. So now, you can subscribe to Papergang guilt-free! This month's box was designed by Susan Castillo, a photographer and print designer based in Glasgow. Her striking designs give this box a feel of sophistication and drama which I absolutely love.
This box contained an A5 notebook, a riso printed calendar, a greeting card and a brass ruler. The greeting card has an exotic palm print with foiled type, the perfect birthday card for any palm obsessed friends. With the amount of notebooks I've received from Papergang, I doubt I'll ever have to buy one again and the leave print notebook that came with this month's box is one of my favourites yet. The grey background against the deep purple of the leaves creates a stunning pattern that will be a welcome edition to my notebook collection.
So there we have it, the last 3 months Papergang boxes. Next month's theme is splash and the box looks absolutely stunning — I can't wait to see what's inside! There is less than a week to sign up to this box so I'd get in there quick (here)!
Have you ever signed up to the Papergang subscription box? What did you think? Are there any other stationary subscription boxes that you love? Let me know below, I'd love to hear your thoughts?