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Friday, January 17, 2020

Organizing Greeting Cards

Have you ever found the perfect card a little too early and wondered if you ought to buy it? Or perhaps you end up misplacing it in the drawer (you know the one, we all have it) instead?

Well I decided to come up with a way to organize them!

The file I am using is from CAINZ HOMES and has 12 pockets [1 for each month of the year]. Its a very popular item made by them. 
There is also an A5 version and an A4 version.

Its useful for sorting monthly bills or savings.

To take note of the monthly birthdays and events which I might need cards for, I have also included monthly calendar pages in each month's pocket.

Now whenever i find the right card, I can purchase it ahead of time and file it in this case!

Last but not least, I added a label indicating what the folder is for. (That is because I have quite a few of these folders for other purposes! They are really useful.)

Have you bought any of these folders before?
What do you use yours for?

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Review: Kingjim Flatty

We all love a good stationery pouch and there are many choices out there.  

The kingjim flatty (yellow pictured above) is one such choice. 

It comes in a variety of sizes, some of which are similar to other products. 
For example, the clear hightide pouch and yellow flatty in the above pouch. 

Both have a closure and multiple internal pockets, but the selling point of the flatty is a stiff backing, which keeps everything inside nice and properly organised. 

The pencase fits a good amount of pens and stationery. 

Whilst the A4 size fits documents and notebooks perfectly. 

They even have a pocket at the back for quick access. 

The flatty is very durable and comes in many great colours. 
I often use it for travel, especially for work documents, which might be difficult to keep in good condition due to luggage moving and overfilled bags. 

The only downside is that it might be a bit heavier than similar pouches but that's a small price to pay for good organisation. 

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019


Ever had problems finding the right color coordinating stickers?
Like the look of hand illustrated and colored drawings but don't want to draw them yourself?
Well, NURIMA has a line of stickers perfect for you!

Each set has two identical sheets of stickers in them [as below]

Simply pick the sticker you want to use

And color it in with color pencils! Its as easy as that!
Left uncolored, they make lovely monochrome stickers with gold accents as well!
Have you tried these?
What do you think of them?
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Review: Kitta 24 Pocket File

 I've reviewed the Kitta previously and recently discovered a range of accessories including folders and boxes. 

I purchased the 24 pocket folder, in 1 of 2 designs. 

The kitta tape holders fit in a normal trading card file but this folder is different. 

Instead of pockets, each kitta sits in an open sleeve, with 2 pieces of plastic that hold the kitta in place. 

This means easy access to your tape and easy organisation. 

The sleeves hold the tape in place, I've not had any issues with Kitta falling out of the folder. 

I recommend purchasing the bigger folder, I've only used less than half the slots, so there's space to fill! 

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Friday, December 6, 2019

REVIEW : DAISO Coordi range Masking Tape

We are back with more from DAISO's Coordi Stationery range. If you haven't heard about them, you can check out our original post on them here! This time we are going to review the masking tapes.

There are four designs so far.

There are two which feature more muted gray tones. One of them is all about favorite shops. I forsee myself using that a lot XD~~ 

The other two are brighter colors with one of them printed with time management charts.

Personally I really really love wide tapes like these and to be able to get them for just 100yen each is such a bargain! I find memo papers add to much bulk to my journal at times so its nice to be able to add these color sections instead. The colors are all the ones i like as well so it has really worked out for me!!

What about you ? Have you tried them yet?
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Friday, November 29, 2019

December Printable 2019

Here we come to the last printable for 2019 and whether its snowing at your end of the world, we hope you will like our winter holiday theme!

Do tag us at #TN5Cprintable if you can! We love seeing your creations!

Download here: Link

A big thank you to each and everyone of you for your support this year and here at TN5C we wish you and all loved ones the very best this holiday season.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Review: Keep A Notebook stamp collecter's notebook

Keep A Notebook is an indie stationery brand from Taiwan.
Their main product line are notebooks in 2 sizes:
 A5 slim that is similar to the Traveler's notebook inserts and Handy, which is a smaller size and I think is unique to the brand. 

I didn't find the normal inserts too interesting but the stamp collector's notebook piqued my interest. 

I bought it in the handy size as I thought it would be better for travel.

There are 3 important elements to this notebook. 

1. The cover, which tucks into a little overhang at the top of the notebook, keeping it securely closed in transit. It also acts as a base when stamping, which you place under the following 2 elements. 

2. The paper (above) that separates each stamped sheet. It is translucent, almost like wax paper and prevents both transfer and smudging. 

3. The stamping paper, grid paper that is smooth and thick enough to prevent ink bleed. 

In action!

The print is so sharp, the grid lines are subtle. 
Overall, great for archiving. 

I've brought it on a few trips and the notebook travels well. 
If you're a stamp collector, you should definitely pick this up. 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

REVIEW : Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Dot

Following the success of PLAYCOLOR DOT, Kuretake ZIG has launched their very own version. 
The Clean Color Dot.

For now there are 12 colors available. 

Each pen is double ended. One end is a 0.5mm pen and the other is the "dot" end. This is where this differs from playcolor's version as well. The dot end of this pen is spongy/soft allowing one to adjust the size of the dot drawn depending on how much pressure one applies as they use it.

The possibilities are endless. Here is a layout I made using just one of the markers. I used it for calligraphy, dots for the to do list and even to draw a picture at the bottom corner!

Have you tried these?
What do you think of it?
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Hightide Flagship Store in Fukuoka

When you go to Fukuoka, one of the must visits is the Hightide flagship store. 

Hightide is a Japanese brand known for a wide range of products, from stationery to interior goods. 

Outdoors goods, diaries, bags, keychains, pouches, pens, t shirts, the list of items go on. 
The flagship not only carries their full range, they also have a small selection of curated goods from overseas brands. 

The nearest train station is Yakuin, however, because it is in a small laneway, a bit of walking is required. 

I adore these Hightide boxes and storage items and the store had every colour, including the new transparent range. 

Every corner of the store requires proper inspection. There was tools, accessories and cute collaboration designed stationery. Deciding what to buy was incredibly difficult. 

If you need a break, there's even a cafe. 
Seating is available outside. 

Overall we had an enjoyable visit, our shopping bags are proof of that. 

Have you visited? What is your favourite hightide item? 

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Friday, November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Mindwave Recording Marker Sticky Notes range

Sometimes its hard to journal if there is limited time and I find myself putting it off. However by doing so, I also forget whatever it was that i had wanted to write. To help with this, stationery brand Mindwave has launched a range of sticky notes 'Recording Markers'

I picked up the one for 'MONEY'. As the name indicates, its all to do with savings. There are 5 styles of sticky notes [one extra large and 4 small ones]

They make journaling so much quicker and more colorful immediately [even if i am writing about how much money i am spending XD]

What do you think of these sticky notes? Have you tried them?

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: Giotto Turbo Glitter Pastel Pens

Giotto is a brand I had not seen before. 
A quick internet search tells me that it is an Italian brand aimed at children.

I spotted these glitter pastel pens on sale at paperchase and decided to try it out. 

This set is described as special glitter pens in 8 different colours with ventilated lids, ultra resistant nibs and safe water-based inks that can be washed out of most fabrics. 

With a pen tip of 2.8mm, it's not a pen one uses for detailed work. 
It feels like a typical felt tip when writing, the ink is pigmented and there is a lot of glitter.

You can't really tell from the picture but the glitter looks quite shiny in real life and the only downside is that it does get all over the place after a while. 

Great for kids, great for journaling. 2 shiny thumbs up!
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