Papershire Stationery Shop Review!
Papershire Stationery isn’t a new to me planner sticker shop, The shop is owned by a lovely lady called Zenny and supplies an array of functional and hand-drawn stickers, planners, postcards and journals for many different planners and stationery addicts. This shop is based in the United Kingdom and opened way long ago with their store originally called Toffee Bananas.
Paid or free?
My review today is of a recent order I’ve placed with Papershire this month, like I said previously this isn’t a new shop to me I have purchased from Zenny in the past quite a few times, with this review I’ve paid for this order myself and received nothing in return for this review.
I absolutely love Zenny’s artwork and her doodles are a staple in my planner even though I don’t like to use everything and I just want to hoard everything. I have a massive collection in a huge chunky binder of just Papershire stickers which I’ve collected for erm let’s just say a few years.
Zenny releases new stickers every Friday so obviously, I have to go check them out and recently she’s had her website redesigned too which I totally love it’s so easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for.
So What did I order I hear you ask?
Well, I got a “few things” from her recent valentine’s release. I never used to be a fan of Bunilla but recently I’ve fallen for him hard! Love this bear he’s so cute!
Let’s start with the freebies! Everyone loves a freebie and Papershire are probably the most generous sticker shop out there, to be honest. She has the following freebies you can collect with each order;
- PR Sampler – I think there’s around 8-10 PR’s that all have their own sampler and codes for 10% off and you can claim a sampler with every order too.
- Facebook Sampler – There’s a code to collect each month which you can leave in the notes to the seller too to snag a Facebook sampler with each order.
- Tier Freebies – Depending on how much you spend with Papershire you can collect freebies too, these are automatically sent with your order dependant on the value these are what you can collect – All orders freebie, £15, £30, £45, £60, £75, £90 and £100 and say if you were to spend over £115 you’d circle back through the freebies again!
So with my order, I purchased this time around it was total £16.47, I claimed the beautiful Facebook freebie got all orders and £15 freebie and I claimed a PR sampler too with all the cute cats on haha!. I also go this wintery A5 freebie Journaling card with a hand-signed note from Zen herself which is so adorable. I collect these and usually punch them for my A5 rings.
First up in my order before I get to the sheets when Papershire has their new release they’re slightly cheaper for one week only plus you can add a discount code so it’s really good value! The first four sheets I purchased were from the valentine’s release I actually wanted way more of the first one as a couple of those Bunilla’s are fantastic for the way I’ve been feeling lately so I’ll be going back to the shop for more of those as there was only one in stock at the time I purchased. I also picked up the Lovin’ Food for ya know the days when I really want to eat something nice but can’t. (I’m on a diet again!). The Lovin’ Shelves are for my daily planner for February’s layouts and the Lovin’ Mail is for my postal runs through-out February.
Next up I got the Bunilla Salad’s for my rabbit food kinda starvation diet days, Pasta Dishes for the days when I can eat something substantial, Granola, I can’t actually eat that on the diet I’m following but I quite liked the stickers for fruity cereal breakfast days and the Love Bunilla sheet which is so cute!. By the way, I’m back on Slimming World, long story short – Wedding back on possibly, depends on Covid19 lockdown and I need to get back in my dress.
And my last sheet, which I’m a little hmm about, I’m almost 99% sure I picked Brown hair on both the nana and man as my partner doesn’t have blonde hair, I’ve e-mailed the shop to check because it doesn’t actually say on my receipt or the dispatch note or in my account which I find a little strange. So I’m not sure at this point if it’s my fault or the shop’s error, but I know Zenny is super cool and super kind so I’ve asked to check. They are super cute but I think either way I’ll have to pass them to someone else as if I used them I’d kinda feel like I was having some kinda affair lol as they’re not right.
Yes, this shop has lots of PR Girls which you can find on Facebook and Instagram all with their own codes and samplers to collect.
My Personal Score
Each Shop Product I now review comes with a possible score of 100. This is determined on ten factors as below, you can find out HERE what the overall score means in my world.
Paper Quality (8 / 10)
My order was on the store’s matt sticker paper. Not the unicorn paper but a nice thin matt white sticker paper.
This matt paper is a nice smooth, thin, white matt, soft to touch and easy to peel. The paper is non-removable and Papershire recommend adhering your stickers to the back of your palm first before sticking on to the paper in case you have to move it. I’m always impressed with Zen’s paper quality and I have never had an issue with it.
The vibrancy of Colours / Print (10 / 10)
The stickers that I have received within my order are really bright and vibrant colours, just as I would expect.
The uniqueness of Clipart (10 / 10)
Zenny draws and colours all of her own artwork which is something I really admire and love there for its 100% unique and won’t find anywhere else.
Cost of order (10 / 10) My order total was £16.47 including free UK postage which is very reasonable. Her sheets in this order were a mix of £1.90 and £2.20 which is really reasonable.
Processing and Shipping Times (10 / 10)
Papershire aims to process all orders within 5-7 working days, this means cutting and packing all the wonderful stickers and then actually posting your order out to you. Obviously different things factor the length it takes to process orders so please always check the website for her latest shipping processing times.
I placed my order on the of 16th January 2021, it was dispatched on the 22nd January 2021, (so 5 working days processing total) and then I received it on the of 27th January 2021. A total number of days from ordering till my order was in my hands was 11 days, which I have to say in these times with Covid-19 is pretty good with all things considering postal systems right now.
Cut Lines (10 / 10)
I cannot fault the cut lines in any of the sheets that I received, they are 100% perfect.
Price of Postage and Packaging (9 / 10)
My order charge for postage was ZERO, Papershire offer Free postage to the UK on all items on the website and International prices start at £2 upwards. The packaging was a hardboard white envelope and the stickers were in a clear non-compostable cellophane bag.
Presentation (10 / 10)
All my stickers were sealed inside the envelope with a cellophane bag neatly together.
Freebies/Rewards (10 / 10)
Freebies are explained further up the top of my post and Papershire offers a reward system of collecting 5 petals for every £1 spent on the store which then transpires to voucher codes for money off once collected enough to hit the money value.
Seller/Shop Communication (10 / 10)
I have e-mail Zen about the possible wrong sheet or if it’s my fault no idea at the moment, but I know from previous communications she’s lovely and will always help and respond the best she can.
Overall – 97/100. (See here for a breakdown of my score chart)
Overall I’m thrilled with my Papershire order as always and will always continue to support Zen and her shop anyway I can!
Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to know what you think? Have you ordered from them before?
*Please note – all the opinions given are my own although I receive products free of charge sometimes, this does not alter my reviews. They are 100% truthful.
-Just to add in, I’ve heard back from Zen, seems I’m the idiot who ordered the wrong colour hair haha she’s so lovely she’s going to send me the right one bless her! So this sheet I’ll be gifting to someone on the Facebook page shortly!