The iPen Box is a monthly subscription box that offers varieties of pens, paper, and inks every month, delivered straight to your door. For only $30.00 per month, you’ll get 6-9 new, unusual, cool, and innovative pens and paper products based on a monthly theme in every box.
This month’s theme was “Carmine”, which is a shade of red. I’m excited to jump into my first iPen box!
Holland Harbor Postcard It feels so wrong not spelling it “harbour” — my Canadian side is cringing. Holland Harbor Lighthouse, aka Big Red, is located in Michigan.
Apica Notebook ($1.75) Wait, it’s not red? LOL! Apica is from Japan, and this little notebook is 52 pages with a nice weighted paper that is ruled. This is the perfect size for a purse or a pocket. I tested my new pens with this notebook and didn’t experience any bleeding through. The cover of the notebook is attached in a way that it doesn’t lie flat on its own — you need to hold it open.
Baoer Fountain Pen ($8) And here we have the star of the package — a beautiful red fountain pen and red ink to match! This is where I was thrown out of my comfort zone, since I know nothing about them. A quick Google search told me how to actually fill the pen with ink (it’s really easy!) so that was one crisis averted!
Diamine Ink Sample “Monaco Red” This is a beautiful bright red shade! I doodled below with all the pens so you can see how it looks, but I found the colour to be absolutely gorgeous. Fountain pen ink definitely has a vibrancy to it on the paper that ballpoint just doesn’t match up to! Oh lord, am I already turning into a pen snob after one box?!