Happy Wednesday guys! I'm finally going to be showing you all what I got inside my May Papergang Box. Sorry that it's taken me so long to get this post up! If you haven't heard of The Papergang before, it's a monthly subscription box from the wonderful company OHH DEER. It includes stationary and sometimes even a quirky item or two. If you love stationary, then you should definitely check it out. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy reading!
I absolutely love the packaging of The Papergang Box. It's really unique and I love how the design seems to reflect the items that are going to be inside, so it's kind of like a little sneak preview. I really like the cut-out lettering on the front of the box plus how cool is it that there's an origami character included on the back of the packaging!? This month's box has a Hare for everyone to make, and I can't wait to give this a go myself (that's if I can figure out how to do it, I'm rubbish at this sort of thing! haha). I think it's super awesome how they've utilised the packaging to make it useful and fun.
Here are all of the items that were included in the May Papergang Box. From the left: Magnetic Kew Cacti Shopping Pad, x2 Foil Pencils, Crane Scissors, Greeting Card & A4ish Cacti Notebook with Graph Paper. As much as I love all stationary and will be able to find a use for every single one of these items, I want to give you all an honest opinion of what I think whenever I review something. I was a little dissapointed with what I received in this box. It just didn't wow me as much as my first Papergang box did (read about it here), and I'm not personally a big fan of the black cacti design. It's just not for me, but I know that lots of people will love it so it's all down to what you like and dislike.
My favourite item in this box has to be the crane scissors. They are just so gorgeous and unique; I've never seen anything like them before! I'm not usually a fan of gold but in this case it's perfect as it makes the crane look more majestic. I'm really impressed with the amount of detail on the scissors and it's just something really nice to have handy when I'm doing crafty/artsy things. Another item that I really like is the greeting card. It's a fantastic illustration and would make a lovely Birthday card for any animal lover or for any of your loved ones who are particularly grumpy haha (I think the Rhino looks so grumpy!)
The shopping pad is also a great item! I don't like the black cacti design, however I really love this style of list pad so I know it will be well-used. I love how these types of list pad usually come with a magnet on the back so it can be attached to the fridge to make recording your shopping list much easier. The items that I didn't enjoy as much as the others inside the May Papergang box were the A4ish notebook and the pencils.
The pencils are too simple for me and I'm not keen on the greeny-yellow colour of one of them. Although the tiny gold leaf and flower details are cute, it still doesn't make the pencils any more special to me and I feel like they look quite cheap. I'm hoping that they are a decent quality when I use them. As for the notebook, because of it's black cacti design, it just doesn't appeal to me. At first glance, I looked past the pattern on the cover because I love notepads and I can never have too make of them, but then I realised it's square, graph paper inside! I really don't like notebooks with graph paper, they remind me of high school maths which I truely hated and I can't think of what I'm going to use it for now. I might give it to a friend :)
Overall, The May Papergang included some cool items and I feel happy that I enjoyed some of them, however it was not my favourite box and it made me worried that the June Box would be similar. Since it took me a while to get this post up, I've actually just realised my next Papergang Box and it seriously did not disappoint! I will show it to you all very soon!
Thankyou for reading!
Do you get The Papergang box? What did you think of this month's box?
What's your most & least favourite item?