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I’m officially a member of the Papergang!

It seems monthly subscription boxes are at the peak of their popularity at the moment. It’s hardly surprising, there’s one out there for everyone! Arguably the most popular subscription boxes are beauty based, however there’s a subscription for everything from cheese toasties to arts and crafts. I liked the idea of receiving a surprise box of goodies every month so I jumped on the bandwagon and joined the Papergang.

Papergang box

You might not have heard of Papergang, but you’ve probably heard of Ohh Deer. They sell adorable gifts and Papergang is their monthly stationary subscription box. Every month the contents is designed by a different artist (this month’s artist was Gemma Correll) and at £9.95 it’s a bargain!

Papergang Gemma Correll

When I first opened the box there was a postcard listing the contents. I wanted it to be a surprise so I quickly hid that away! There was also an iron-on badge of the Papergang mascot which I think I got because this is my first box.

Papergang mascot badge

The first item I unpacked was a pen with tiny dancing pugs all over it. It’s kinda heavy, which is good because it feels like a top quality pen. I can’t stand cheap pens so that’s perfect for me! Plus I’m always jotting things down at work so this is something I’ll use everyday.

Papergang pug pen

The next thing I unpacked was a notebook. I am notebook obsessed, there’s five on my shelf waiting to be written in, so I was thrilled when I unpacked this! The notebook also has a pug on the front so it matches the pen. The pages are lined which I love and there’s a ribbon marker too which always comes in handy.

Papergang notebook

Papergang notebook 2

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these next items but I don’t care because I love them. They’re patterned washi tapes. There’s a white one with black text, a red stripy one and a white one with the same dancing pug pattern that’s printed on the pen. I would pick a favourite, but that would be like picking between red and purple Fruit Pastilles and I just can’t do that.

Papergang tape

When I first unpacked this next item I didn’t know exactly what it was so I had to check with the postcard that I hid away at the beginning. Turns out it’s a sheet of wrapping paper. Personally I think it’s too cute to give away to someone who will only tear it apart. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but I’ll think of something!

Papergang wrapping paper

The last item I unpacked was a greetings card. This is really useful for me because, when there’s a special occasion coming up, I always struggle to find a greetings card I like. I could wander round Card Factory for hours and still not find anything! Plus it’s 100% relatable so I’m sure anyone would appreciate it.

Papergang greetings card

I’m going to be honest guys, with the box being so affordable I wasn’t sure whether the items were going to be good quality. However everything I’ve received is fantastic and, according to the handy postcard, altogether the contents of the box is worth more than double the £9.95 I paid!

Papergang postcard

The items that are sent in the monthly boxes are exclusive for a while before they go on sale in Ohh Deer’s online shop. So if you like the look of a couple of the items I got then keep an eye out because you might be able to snap them up!

To sign up to receive the next Papergang box click here to subscribe. You can pay monthly or get a discount for paying for three, six or twelve months in advance. They ship the boxes at the end of the month but you can sign up at any time. However to receive the next box you must be subscribed before the 22nd of July!

Let me know in the comments what you think of my first Papergang box. Have I tempted you to subscribe? Are you signed up for any monthly subscription boxes? If so, let me know which ones!

Papergang box contents

This was not a sponsored post, however the subscription link I have included is my unique referral link. If two people subscribe by following the unique referral link then my next box will be free. If you subscribe you will also receive a unique referral link to share with your friends and family.

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15 Comments

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    Sarah Smiles
    July 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

    This is so cool, I absolutely love the work from Gemma Correll! 🙂 xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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      Sophie Wright
      July 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Me too! I especially love the design of the greetings card and the wrapping paper. Thanks for reading! xx

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    Samantha
    July 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I don’t have any subscriptions but after seeing this I’m quite tempted! The cost is low and the items are beautiful so I think it’s an amazing box!
    Really liked the post!

    Samantha | https://samanthacarraro.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      July 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      You should go for it Samantha! You could subscribe and then cancel after the first box if you didn’t like it as much as you thought you would. Thanks for reading!

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    Nikki-ann
    July 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Looks great 🙂 I’ve recently started dipping into the world of subscription boxes (mainly stationery type ones!).

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      Sophie Wright
      July 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      I think they’re fantastic, well this one definitely is! I’m gonna see what else is out there. Thank you for reading!

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    Julia
    July 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I love the sound of this and ohhh my gosh the products are so cute! I wish we had something like this in South Africa, I’m gonna check if they send internationally 🙂

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      July 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      You’re in luck Julia, they do ship to South Africa! The shipping is a little more expensive though and your box could take 6 to 12 days to be delivered. I hope this doesn’t put you off. Let me know if you choose to subscribe!

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    Carrieanne
    July 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    This box looks brilliant. I love stationary boxes so much!! The card So funny
    Carrieanne x
    Beautiesunlocked.com

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      July 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      I know, I love the card! Not sure I want to give it away to be honest! Thanks for reading and commenting x

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    Katie Thompson
    July 22, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Omg Sophie you’ve TOTALLY tempted me!! I love all the things you got- love that style of stationary! I think I’ll sign up tomorrow & will be sure to use your link. Thanks for sharing lovely! 🙂

    Katie xx

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      Sophie Wright
      July 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much sweetheart! We all need a treat every now and then. Thank you for reading and commenting xxx

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