Kate’s Stationery of the Week #4

As seen on my Instagram earlier this week (I’m Magic_Kitten if you’d like to follow me!), here’s my stationery of the week for this week…

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In keeping with my resolution to keep in touch with friends on paper, I popped into my local Paperchase to look at what correspondence sets they had. I went for this set, with illustrated pages (I’ll write on the other side) and envelopes. The set contains 20 sheets of paper and 10 envelopes, for £6. For my next set, I think I might go Korean, as they’re bound to have some beautiful designs.

Plus, I couldn’t resist the adorable Koala rubber, for just £1 – it’s from the same company who made the set I bought recently.

What’s your stationery pick this week? Share it with us here!

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Kate’s Stationery of the Week #2

This week, I have a new love… Washi tape, or patterned tape, is making a huge comeback. Here’s a lovely set I found in Paperchase but you can find it all over the place online and in stationery stores.

Patterned tape set, Paperchase

Patterned tape set, Paperchase

I used the red roll on the left to wrap up my Mother’s Day present; it looks lovely against the wrapping paper. It’s also great – apparently – for paper craft, personalising greetings cards and so on. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different patterns and designs.

Do you use washi tapes? Got any tips for me on making something lovely with it?

It’s National Stationery Week – and I’m a #stationeryaddict

Did you know that today marks the start of National Stationery Week? It’s organised by the London Stationery Show and all the big UK stationery names – Paperchase, Ryman, Sainsbury’s, the Post Office, Wilkinson’s, Poundland and John Lewis and more – are supporting it. What’s really great, though, is that it marks the culmination of the year-long campaign, Get Britain Writing, encouraging everyone to write letters, send cards or postcards to each other.

NSW 2014 Logo with sponsors - Get Britain writing

Organiser Chris Leonard-Morgan said: “With the nation sending millions of emails and even more texts every single day, receiving a handwritten note is becoming a rare treat, and one that many young people in the UK are yet to experience! Penning a letter is as good for the sender as it is for the recipient, lifting spirits and inspiring creativity as we take more time out of our day to savour and enjoy communication with friends and loved ones.
“Technology is fantastic and the ability to get in touch quickly and instantly is allowing us to engage with one another more than ever before. But the power of the written word cannot be overestimated and we hope that more people will reopen these channels of communication during National Stationery Week”.

Personally, I love receiving a handwritten letter or card, and I love writing them too. The only problem I find is remembering to write one… So, this week I’m going to start using the lovely stationery I have to send cards to people I might not have caught up with for a little, to say hello, ask how they are, let them know I’m thinking about them and maybe even see if they’ll write back too.

Will you join in with Get Britain Writing? Who could you send a card or letter to this week?

Find out more about National Stationery Week at their website, http://www.nationalstationeryweek.com