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Friday, December 30, 2016

January 2017 Printable

2017 is upon us!

This month's printable is heavily inspired by the Ema (絵馬). These are small plaques sold at many shrines in Japan where one can write their wishes on. We hope each new day of the new year brings you good tidings and may all your wishes come true!

As always, tag us #TN5Cprintable on instagram to show us your pages! 

Download our free printable here

From us here at The Number 5 Co. , Happy New Year 2017!!!

p.s We have a whole bunch of new additions in our ETSY story! Do check it out here!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

New Releases!

We've just uploaded new listings to our Etsy store! Everything you'll need for a happy stationery life. paper clips, clear pouches and miniature Japanese stationery! 

Some of these releases are items we've included in our subscription boxes previous, there's a limited supply so if you've been eyeing anything, buy it now! 

Shop here.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

February Subscription Box: Say it with Love

February is Valentine's day but it's not just a day for lovers. 

With life’s fast pace, it is easy to forget to let those we love know that we care. So don’t wait for a special occasion to show them your appreciation. A thoughtful gift, an unexpected message or even a simple gesture is all it takes.

But whatever you do, make sure you say it with love.


In this box, you'll find a red insert with your choice of plain, dot grid or lined paper, a sticker set including our first ever clear sticker sheet, 2 rose gold paper clips, and a set of brush pens to practice your calligraphy and pretty up notes to your loved ones. 

Pre-order your box here.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

HOW TO: Print bookmarks using your smartphone

Here's another tutorial on how to use the MOLDIV app (Disclaimer: we have no affiliation to them!) to print bookmarks. Who doesn't love bookmarks? 

This tutorial assumes you already learnt how to use the MOLDIV app. If you don't know how to use it, please refer to this blog post.

Ok here we go. First choose the layout below.

Next we have to make some adjustments

Fill it with your desired photos and save!

You can get it printed at a commercial photo printing shop or print it yourself at home with photo paper. I printed it on my CANON SELPHY.

Simply cut the photo in half and viola! Two bookmarks to use any way you want!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Do let us know if you make anything!

[Also in this series : HOW TO: Print mini polaroids using your smartphone ]

p.s The rose gold clips are available in 3 sizes and back in stock at our etsy store!! See here!


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Friday, December 9, 2016

HOW TO: Take your rubber stamps on the road #stickerhacks


Welcome to another edition of Sticker Hacks! In today's episode, accompanied by our first ever video, I show you how to turn your favourite rubber stamps into stickers. 

Why? you ask. 

I love my rubber stamps but I find it hard to pick a few to travel with plus, there's ink pads, they're bulky and heavy, not very good to travel with. 

I did 2 different versions of stickers in the video. The first one is a clear sticker, I recommend the use of Tsukineko's Stazon line of inkpads. It's permanent and works on a lot of unusual surfaces and the colours are vibrant, do allow time for the ink to dry. I also used a gyrocut (which I will cover in a future blogpost) to cut the sticker. 

For the second sticker  I used uncut matte sticker paper, it's like copy paper so feel free to use any ink. You can also use the gyrocut or just a cutter and ruler like I did in the video. 

If you do not have a gyrocut or don't wish to purchase one, a plain pair of scissors will work really well too. 

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Tokyu Hands 40th Anniversary X Travelers Notebook Collaboration

Recently, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Tokyu Hands a popular chain store in Japan that sells all kinds of things such as cosmetics, homewares and naturally stationary, had a “Hands Thanksgiving Festival”. They collaborated with ten other brands one of which is our beloved TRAVELER'S notebook™!

Did you manage to buy anything?

Let us know what you got!


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