You all know about my obsession with stationery. I buy it literally all the time, but I always forget to leave things in their packaging and not use them long enough to photograph for a blog post. Over the couple of weeks however, I’ve accumulated quite a lot at once, so I decided to bundle everything together to show you in a haul post.
First, I want to share with you a card making kit that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying using – the Stampin’ Up Watercolour Wishes Kit* (£31.50 from Stampin’ Up). This kit contains everything you need to make 20 cards in different sizes, each with a different pre-printed watercolour background. You then embellish the card with stamped messages, die cuts, sequins and washi tape which are all included. You can produce some really pretty and professional creations – as you can see from my ‘Hello’ card perfection!
I then did a Hema haul and picked up lots of cute stationery and office supplies. You know I couldn’t do this without including more washi tape, so I picked up this Glitter Tape 4-Pack (£3 from Hema). I love them, but they are actually a lot stickier than washi tape, so are harder to remove – perfect for present wrapping or any paper you want to add tape to permanently. I also got a 6-pack of Kraft Gift Bags (£1 from Hema). This is such a great price for this set, which includes 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small thick paper bags. These are great for easy, quick gift presentation.
Also from Hema, I got this cute Rabbit Design Notebook (£1.50 from Hema) and a flat credit card-style USB 2.0 Flash Drive which I can’t find online anymore. I also love this totally bargain-ous 6-Pack Letter Pack With Envelopes (£1 from Hema). The envelopes and paper sheets have pretty gold embossing and you get cute stickers/envelope seals too.
Finally from Hema, I got another writing set – 40-Pack Cards & Envelopes (£3 from Hema). There are 20 kraft envelope and postcard-style card duos with such a cute ‘Hi There’ message embossed in gold on each card. You could send these as they are, or totally jazz them up with your own stickers and washi tape.
The last stationery and office items I got were from Kate Spade. I love the stationery from this brand so much! I got the Ink Pen Set (£22.95 from Selfridges) and these black ink biro pens are so colourful and each have a cute slogan on them. I also got the Kate Spade The Shortlist Notepad (£7 from John Lewis) and each page features a stripey numbered list- perfect for holiday packing, shopping lists or ordered to-do lists.
Finally from Kate Spade, I got the Rotating Stamp With Pad (£24.95 from Selfridges). This is so cute that I just had to have it. You can stamp the little slogans in cards and on invitations to friends – the 12 messages include ‘Be an elegant thinker’, ‘Spread the word’ and ‘Live colorfully’.
Before I go, I couldn’t do this post without featuring the lovely Fifi Lapin bunny-shaped paperclips that my friend Lynsay aka Miss West End Girl gave me as a present. Those ears! You can pick them up for around £5 on eBay.
Which of these items is your favourite?
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