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Friday, August 31, 2018

September 2018 Printable

Hello September! This month's printable is for the Cat Ladies and Cat Gentlemen out there, we love our cats and we hope you enjoy this printable too.  

We've also featured some of the stickers from our September subscription sticker set and washi tape from our store, see below for links. 

As always, tag us #TN5Cprintable on Instagram to show us your creations!

Download printable here: Link 

Cat Stickers: Buy here
Cat Washi Tape: Here
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Friday, August 24, 2018

DAISO fine water-based pens

Japanese discount chain store DAISO has been doing really well in the pen game of late. After their limited run of pastel markers a while ago, they have brought in a new series of water based markers. It is available in two sets. Sweet and Pastel. Each set has five pens in it and is an absolute bargain at DAISO prices [differs from country to country]. They swatch very well, with the sweet range showing up more clearly than the pastel range [as expected]. They come in a 0.5mm tip which makes it wide enough to color or draw yet fine enough to write all at the same time. 

Have you tried them out? What did you think of them?

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Monday, August 20, 2018

October Sticker Subscription : Relax, Renew and Refresh

Sometimes life seems to be a little too much to handle but rest assured, everything will fall into place in the end. For the best time to take a break is when you don’t actually have time for it. So take a deep breath and just enjoy your life. 

Relax, Renew and Refresh.


Subscribe here or purchase a one off set from our etsy store

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

DAISO Pentel Sign Pens

Recently, I stumbled upon sign pens inside DAISO. They were also made by Pentel and i wondered if they were exactly the same as the ones we adore here at TN5C.

Needless to say, a purchase was made and here it is!

They are made in JAPAN and made by PENTEL just like the original so is there any difference?

As far as i can tell, the pens look almost identical, except for the words on them. The one from DAISO are printed on whereas the full priced ones have words engraved on them. As you can see in the pictures above, they also write pretty much the same with the identical ink color.

So overall, I find the pens pretty much exactly the same. If you find them in DAISO, do grab them as they are about 25% cheaper than buying the ones from the stationery stores! 

DAISO is always a good place to find some good stationery buys. Have you gotten any recently?

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Ultraviolet Kit (Pantone Color of the Year 2018)

We were super excited when Pantone announced Ultraviolet as their color of the year. 

Ultraviolet is gorgeous and it makes us think of galaxies, the 90s, watercolour and richness. So we decided to put together this kit, filled with stickers, tape, pens and cards. 

We might be a little late to the party but it's still 2018 and this is our tribute to the color of the year: Ultraviolet.

To purchase this kit, please visit out Etsy store: Link

This Box includes: 

Two sheets of planner stickers*
Two sheets of illustrated stickers* 
One pastel purple Sarasa clip pen
One roll of Washi tape
Two sheets of Galaxy Washi Labels
One sheet of round stickers
Five watercolour notecards

*Exclusively produced for TN5C

We have limited quantities for this box so get in quick! 

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Friday, August 3, 2018

5 Stationery Storage Ideas

Journaling, keeping a diary, writing in a notebook, that all requires a trove of pens, stickers. 

1. Washi Tape Container

I used to keep all my washi tape in a shallow drawer but it was difficult to keep the rolls in a straight line. They would roll around and require reorganisation every few months as well. 

These containers however, are perfect.

They fit both regular and smaller rolls of washi tape. Wider tape might fit but will need to be rotated. 1 box fits around 45 rolls of tape and is easy to stack. Plus the box is clear which makes it really easy to find what you need without creating a big mess. 

2. Fusen and other card sized stickers/labels

Fusen/labels tend to come in card sized packaging which makes it portable and great for your on the go kit, but what happens when they accumulate? 

I discovered this hack on instagram recently, and the idea is to store all of the card sized fusen into a trading card sleeve/pockets.  

This won't work with a business card holder, trading card pockets are wider and it works for card sized fusen packaging because of the thickness. Also, compared to business card holders which are landscape oriented, trading card pockets are portrait, which means they won't drop out easily, are easier to access and look great! 

You can buy specialty trading card folders/pockets. Daiso also sells it's own A5 folder version, which I've featured here. 

3. Sticker Folder 

Hands up if you have too many sheets of stickers! The best way to store them is in sticker folders. In fact, we carry a few designs on our Etsy store. 

Here and here

4. Pens 

The Ikea Raskog trolley is a popular choice for crafters because it's inexpensive, easy to assemble, comes in a number of cute colours and matches most rooms. I use the top of the trolley to store pens by filling it up with pen cups and pen holders from places such as Muji and H&M. 

5. Everything else 

And finally, if you can't find a solution for what you're trying to store. The Daiso clear shoe boxes are cheap, stackable and a fits most things. I use it to store loose items like sticker rolls, craft punches and even packaging that I want to keep. Clear always make it easier to find what you're looking for. 

Hope the above is useful and if you have any suggestions, leave it in the comments below! 

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