stationery

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

I’m a note-aholic. I have a collection of notebooks in different sizes, materials and thickness. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy yet another notebook or notepad. But just like a shopaholic, I couldn’t stop. The weird thing is sometimes I don’t really use them. When I’m feeling like everything around me is so bland and boring, I like to look through my pile of notebooks and notepads. They make me feel happy.

My favourite type of notebook is the pocket book. They are cute and easy to bring around. I made three printable pocket book covers for your own D.I.Y Pocket Book. It’s very easy!

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

All you need is to download and print the pocketbook covers on thick carton paper (200 gsm and above preferred), plain or lined paper cut into 20.5 x 13.8 cm size for the insert and some twine or staplers. You can find the download link at the end of this post.

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

They will also make an awesome gift!

 

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

DIY Pocket Book with Printable covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

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I’ve always loved personalised stationery. When I was little, I used to purchase some stickers with cute cartoons and my name on it, and stick them on everything I own. Back then, having your name printed on things like books, greeting cards or note cards seem like a luxury. Thanks to the invention of digital printing, they are now luxury that we can afford. Look at the range or Personalised Stationery that we can get now, with prices ranging from affordable to more fine ones like letterpress stationery. Here are some of my favourite personalised stationery picks.
Personalised Stationery Picks | DESIGN IS YAY!

1. Letter Love Designs ; 2. Curio Press ; 3. Pera Press ; 4. Stationery Boutique ; 5. Bears Eat Berries ; 6. Modern Pink Paper

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

I created three animal cards for your Valentine’s. A bunny, a bear and something that reminds me of Pokemon. I also created two pattern squares that you can make origami hearts with!

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

These are what you’ll get when you download.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Write your message at the back of the square, so that it’s going to be inside the origami heart.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

I found this video on youtube that gives crystal clear guide on how to make origami heart. If you don’t know how to make one, I recommend you watching the video.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Carefully cut the dash lines on the cards to make slots for the origami hearts.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Ta-DA! Slip in the origami heart with your secret message in it. These cards are no larger than 14.8cm in height, so they will fit nicely inside a C6 envelope. Or they make a nice display too!

By the way for this post, I am using my iPhone 5 camera for the photos. I think they look pretty good for a mobile phone camera, don’t you think?

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

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Desktop Mix & Match 04 | DESIGN IS YAY!

Today’s Desktop Mix & Match, I put together some stuff that reminds me of school life. Canvas bags, grid and geometric stationery, and going to camps were my favourite things about my school life.

Stripey Canvas [ iPad Case ] by Baggu
Wooden [ Ball Point Pen ] by Delfonics 
[ Enamel Steel Cups ] for your water, coffee or tea by Best Made Co
Mates for Life [ 2014 Calendar ] by Little Low
Grid & Block Colours [ Cushion ] by Depapa
Bear Return Address [ Stamp ] by Native Bear
Blue Check MT [ Washi Tape ] from Notemaker