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Happy Paper Club

Calling all stationery geeks! There’s a new monthly paper club in town. I have been a long time fan of The Green Gables, so when I heard that she was starting up a monthly paper club, I knew I had to have one!

The Green Gables Happy Paper ClubEach month, subscribers will receive three pieces of The Green Gables stationery, an inspirational quote postcard and something designed just for the Happy Paper Club. You can sign up for a taster box, a six month subscription or a rolling monthly subscription. If you choose the rolling monthly or six month subscription, you’ll be treated to something lovely on your birthday as well as a discount card to spend in The Green Gables. What’s not to love about that?!

The club launches 1st March so put the date in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out!

A Handmade Wedding with Cricut Explore

Recently, some friends of mine asked me to help out with their wedding decorations. I was in charge of the place cards and the seating chart. They wanted them handwritten – No pressure then!

Making the place cards couldn’t have been easier with the (c/o) Cricut Explore. All I had to do was set the size of the place cards in the Design Room and go. I was using A4 card that matched the colour scheme of the wedding. The Design Room makes it easy, as you can add as many shapes as you can fit on the paper. I was able to fit five on a page and I used the Scoring stylus so the cards were easy to bend. Super simple – my kind of craft!

Then I used Scrabble tiles as the first initial for the place card and then hand wrote the name. I also used the Cricut Explore to for the seating chart so that everything was cut to perfection. I was so pleased with how it all turned out and along with the amazing decorations at the wedding venue, everything looked great. Take a look!

Table Setting Handmade Place Cards Wedding Venue Wedding BalloonsHandmade Seating chart Wedding StreamersWedding Just Married Handmade WeddingThe Happy CoupleIt was such an honour to be a part of such a beautiful day. Everything was lovely, the food was great, the speeches were hilarious and the grooms were very handsome! Congratulations Mark & Ashley!

Disclosure: I was sent the Cricut Explore to review, but as usual, all opinions are my own.

 

#BEDM – Passion Projects

One thing that has been a constant love in my life has been stationery and it is my dream to open a stationery shop. I would fill it with lots of brightly filled stationery that was designed to help you be organised and plan for pretty much everything you needed. Last week I received some stationery from Viking. I was able to pick a few things that would be useful. Here’s what I picked:

stationery1. Stabilo felt tip pens 2. Post-it Full Adhesive notes 3. A4 Headbound notepads

In my view, you can never have too many post-it notes and I’d never seen these before. (I’ve been going through a self-imposed stationery shopping ban!) These are excellent and they stick to walls without falling off. This is great news as I’ve always used post-it notes for reminders, prompts, planning and organising. Plus, these are small enough that I can also use them in my filofax and on my computer. I am in love with these post-it notes. Seriously.

pensI am pretty picky about my pens. I hate when ink goes through the page so I use specific pens in my filofax. However, when I’m brainstorming, I want colour and a pen with a bit of weight behind it. So I got this Stabilo range. I love them! There’s such a great range of colours and they are great for planning. I used them straight away to plan some blog ideas and some WordPress sites I’ve been working on and this is why I also got some A4 notepads. I don’t like notepads that are bound on the side and don’t even get me started on ring bound pads. *shudders* I like to be able to use both of the sides of the paper and being able to make notes and draw things out so A4 pads are essential.

getting organisedI started using the pens and post-it notes straight away, planning my ideas and sticking them on my wall. I can’t put into words how much fun I had writing these notes out! This is why I’d like to open my own stationery shop so that I could spend my whole day being surrounded by brightly coloured stationery. Plus, think how much stationery I’d have to use running an actual shop?!

In all seriousness, I am taking a course on hand lettering as I’d love to be able to design my own stationery. I’ve designed a few inserts for my Filofax so when I’ve perfected them, it might be the start of a whole new stationery empire! Watch this space! How about you? Is there one thing you’d love to do?

Disclosure: I was sent the items to review, but all opinions are my own.

National Stationery Week – My Favourite Shops

Happy National Stationery Week everyone! I had planned lots of posts surrounding this week, as stationery was my first real love. However, time has got away from me this week so there’ll only be a few. First up is a little roundup of some of my favourite online stationery shops.

The Green Gables

My to do list note pad

I’ve been a long time fan of Gabrielle for many reasons. Not only does she design beautiful stationery, but all the green gables products are made in the UK and printed on recycled paper, and she works with independent, British suppliers. Plus, the green gables supports charities ranging from the Fresh Start Foundation to age UK and WaterAid. My favourite product at the moment as the to do list above. I am addicted to making lists so this would be perfect!

Present & Correct

wood dispenser

I could do serious damage to my credit card on the Present & Correct website. They have an amazing range of stationery, including this adorable wooden tape holder. Isn’t it cute?! I love the variety of stationery and office objects that you find in this shop. Some of it really reminds me growing up and the joy I used to get out of opening a new packet of pens or starting to write in a new notebook. *sigh*

Sticker Stack

Planner

I am a new shopper at Sticker Stack. I discovered them via Twitter and follow them on social media. I love posts about their products, though they always have me reaching for my purse! I love the variety of stickers, stationery and accessories they sell and it’s been a real eye-opener seeing all the designs that come from Korea and Japan. So different and adorable! They’ve become a real favourite in a really short space of time.

Nancy and Betty

Olivetti Typewriter

I would so love a typewriter. Sadly, our tiny little house says no, but this is one of the reasons I enjoy shopping at Nancy and Betty. I love the original designs that the team at Nancy and Betty produce, with a special soft spot for their gift wrap designs. I do love gift wrap and I don’t use it nearly enough any more – my sister will understand why! This is a great place to shop at for original designs, made in Great Britain.

Cult Pens

cda chromatics inkBlue is my favourite colour and on the Cult Pens website, you can search by ink colour. A real revelation and it throws up beautiful things like this ink. Isn’t it gorgeous?! It makes me think of grand fountain pens, huge oak desks and grandfather clocks. Very grown up! If you’re looking for a pen, whatever the type, head to Cult Pens and no doubt they’ll have something suitable. Plus they deliver really quickly – perfect for that pen emergency. (Only true stationery geeks will know what I mean!)

Ohh Deer

Dancing Pug Tape

Ohh Deer is a great place to shop and not just for stationery. They sell everything from seed bombs to t shirts, and from chocolate to cushions. The one thing that makes them a little different is that they support a range of designers and illustrators, including my favourite, Gemma Correll. Seriously, I’ll buy anything with one of Gemma’s pug illustrations on it! Plus all products are made in the UK, on recycled materials where possible.

These are just a few of the great places that are sourcing and creating beautiful stationery right here in the UK. What’s your favourite stationery shop? Is there one bit of stationery you can’t live without?