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Friday, August 27, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

DIY sticker book (using our sticker release paper)

Sticker release paper is coated paper you can use to store your stickers.

The stickers are removable and the paper is reusable. 

Note: adhesive effectiveness may depend on the sticker/manufacturer.  

In this post, we'll learn how to make a Slim A5/Travelers Notebook personal insert size sticker book. 

 Watch a video of this DIY on our youtube channel.

You'll need:
1 x A4 card (for the cover)
1 set of A4 sticker release sheets (we recommend a maximum of 10 sheets for the notebook)
1 stapler 

Buy sticker release paper here.

You'll also need a bone folder (or something with a blunt edge), 2 paperclips, a cutter and a ruler. 

You don't need to use an office grade stapler, there are ways to staple bind the notebook with an everyday stapler.
I'm using this long stapler from threeppy, your local office supply store should sell something similar, it's a good item to have for making your own notebooks. 

Step 1: fold the A4 card and all the sticker release sheets. 

This will make it easier to keep a notebook shape. 

Step 2: Align all the sheets and secure 2 sides with the paper clips. 

Step 3: Measure and mark where you'd like the staples to go. 
Step 4: Align the stapler to the fold of the card and staple the sheets together. 

This is what the staples look like inside and outside. Folding the paper at the beginning helps with the alignment. 

Step 5: Because of the thickness of the paper, after the binding, there will be some edges that will stick out. 
I recommend trimming them off. 

Step 6 (optional): You can leave the book as A5 or measure and trim it again to make a travelers notebook insert, also known as slim A5. 

I used the offcuts to create a mini book, it's great for keeping random strips of washi tape or giving stickers to friends! 

Final step is to decorate your new notebook! 

If you need more pages or the ability to swap out pages, we also have A5 sticker release sheets that can be punched with 6 or 20 hole upon request. 

Don't forget to check out our Etsy store. 

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Review : Kyowa Film Filing Seal

Do you use ring binders? If you do, this product might be just what you need.

Kyowa Film Filing Seal

Each pack comes with 2 sheets and there is 12 [or 6 pairs] stickers on each sheet.
They are made of a plasticky film making them very sturdy (won't tear) even if you have to attach it to something heavy.

For example, an entire pack of sticky notes.
Pictured with a 20 ring A5 binder.

Or you can use it to attach a divider or a photo you like
Pictured below with an A5 6 ring binder.

Or how about a name card or something of interesting?
(Pictured below with an A6 mini binder)

The usage are endless!
Have you tried these tabs out?
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Friday, August 6, 2021

Review: Uniball One Vintage Colour


It's another pen review~ 

This time it's the limited edition vintage colour Uni-ball one from Mitsubishi Pencil. 

I adore vintage colour pens and the packaging for this set just stood out so much, I had to pick it up. 

There are 5 pens in this set, each pen is 0.38mm. 

The Uni-ball one is a gel ink pen. 
The 5 colours are gorgeous and really have the vintage theme down.

The only thing that bothers me is that it is 0.38mm. 
I usually use 0.5 and above so this feels a bit thin, but that's just my personal preference. 

I own 2 of the Sarasa grand pens and the colours looked similar so I've done a comparison here. 

Again, because the Sarasa is 0.5mm, the colour looks a bit richer. 

However, the Sarasa grand costs a lot more so if you want an affordable vintage colour set, I would definitely recommend the Uni-ball. 

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