Paper Craze Stationery Haul*

13 Sept 2017

 There are two types of people in this world - the people that aren't too bothered about stationery and all the different types, and those that are absolutely mad for it. I am sitting quite comfortably in the latter group of people, squealing over every notebook I see, admiring the way a pen writes and collecting all the patterned paper. So when Paper Craze, a stationery company that is local to me, got in contact with me, asking if I'd like some of their bits and bobs, I just had to say yes! Now, I like talking about stationery all year round, but because it's September and everyone is back at school/college/university/work, it just seems like the perfect time to share all these pieces with you.

 The first thing I was really excited to show you all was these adorable little postcards* (as included in this set). They each feature a colourful llamacorn (which is much better than a unicorn, unpopular opinion) and a little phrase. I love the ones with the blue background and the 'sending good vibes' message, but the other little guy saying hello is equally as sweet! If you didn't fancy using these as postcards, they would also make lovely little wall prints. Just imagine them stuck up on your wall with some colourful washi tape!
 Next up is this set of pencils*, which I just can't get enough of. Seriously, even while taking this photo, I was utterly beaming behind the camera! Each of them feature a little hashtag slogan, like #stationerygeek and #stationerylover, printed in metallic gold, which contrast so beautifully against the bright colours of the pencils. I'm going to get so much use out of these, particularly as I've started to draw again. They're perfect for adding a bit of colour to your pencil case!
 The next two things that I pulled out of my parcel were this 'it's totally chic to be a stationery geek' notepad* and this large sticky note pad*, both of which are part of a set. I have to say that my favourite out of the two are the sticky notes because LOOK at that colourful geometric pattern! It's got blogger chic written all over it! It's actually almost a bit too pretty to use, but it'd be perfect for writing memos or for keeping track of what you need to buy from the supermarket if it's your first time away from home. The stationery geek notepad has blank pages and is pretty thin, so it's ideal for carrying around to jot things down or just for doodling in. I know that I'll be filling mine with random scribbles when I get distracted!
 Next up are a couple of postcards* (part of this set), but these guys are different from the first postcards as they come with their own envelopes, which I love. I used to have pen pals growing up, so I loved writing and receiving letters, so these cards kind of bring those memories back. They've each got a fabulous blue and white zig-zag pattern printed on the front and a blank back, so you're free to write or draw whatever you like. While I would love nothing more than to get back into letter-writing, I kind of tempted to use these postcards as prints because zig-zag patterns are my all-time favourite. I think that these could look great stuck on the wall in between photos to make a bit of a statement. 
And last, but certainly not least, are these three items, which are actually my favourites from the parcel. First of all, we have this little notebook covered in sweeties* (see a similar one here). I think the way that this is illustrated is so gorgeous and it's a lot of fun picking out all the different sweets that I loved to eat when I was growing up. Those ice cream sweets though! I was also sent the cutest blue badge that says 'hooray for today'* and you'll know if you've been reading my blog for a while that I'm a massive pin fan. I'll be wearing this badge with pride! Then my tip-top favourite item from the parcel was the llama pin*, which I'm hoping will be available to buy on the site soon! As I said, I'm such a fan of pins, but this one is kind of special because he's a little misshaped, making him unique. He's only got one eye, poor thing, but that just makes me love him much more!

Be sure to check out Paper Craze because they've currently got a whole bunch of beautiful items for sale, but I'm pretty sure that they're in the process of making more pieces. We'll have to keep our eyes peeled! You can also keep up with the company as they go through a rebrand over on Facebook and Instagram.

All items that are marked with a * have been sent to me or gifted by a PR company for review purposes.

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  1. This makes me wanna go and spend loads of money there!

    1. You should definitely go and take a look at the site! There's so many gorgeous bits and bobs x