Last year I was really excited to attend a blogger workshop at Paperchase – you might remember my food themed Christmas tree? Yum! Anyway, I was lucky enough to be invited to another blogger evening for a preview of the new organisation ranges, some creativity (of course) and catching up with some of my fave bloggers including Tessa from All Things Stationery and Lauren from Britton Loves.
From practical (folders, lamps and pens) to pretty (prints, letter balloons and pompoms), Paperchase have our backs when it comes to creating the perfect work space this spring! P.S. some of these photos are pretty poor quality because my camera decided to break, so I had to persevere with my phone, sorry!
Hands up if you’re excited to get your hands on those golden letter balloons… raises hand SO fast
Cutesy clips, sticky notes and washi tape galore – this wall has everything you need to keep your organisation on track and fun at the same time. Also did you know that Paperchase’s flagship stores stock some cool stationery brands including Kate Spade and Bando!?
Kraft paper + Neon detailing = a winning combination in my eyes, and I loved the clock wall – every office should have one!
In contrast to the girly pastels, Paperchase have also created some more minimalist collections which have a slight industrial feel. The girls explained that Paperchase is often criticised for being too girly, so they designed and curated part of the range to be gender neutral so that men can get in on the stationery fun too. With the copper baskets, grey tones, metallic details and geometric patterns, I think these gender neutral collections are actually my favourite. What do you think?
After ogling over the new ranges we were treated to a quick tutorial on the art of Macramé by Talking Tables. If you’re a fan of cacti and succulents in pots then this is for you:
She made it seem quite easy to do – it’s essentially a length of cord cut into 4 lengths and then secured together by a series of knots. The knots you choose determine the outcome, with simple, spiral and square knots all being simple but good options.
Now for the main event; getting our craft on! What do you get when you take a group of bloggers, Paperchase planners, pretty papers, stickers and several rolls of washi tape?
Luckily Anna aka Mrs Brimbles was on hand to help us answer that. A planner queen, she explained some planner basics for us n00bs as well as getting us started on our way to planner heaven…
With the Triangle paper at the ready (obviously the ladies at Paperchase know me well) I cut, laminated and decorated something known in the planning world as a ‘dashboard’. Anna also showed us how to make a little pocket for receipts and ’emergency’ washi tape for sticking things on the go – both super simple and super cute!
And if cupcakes and planners didn’t make us happy enough, the lovely ladies at Paperchase also gave us goody bags with some cool stationery bits (obvs!) as well as a shiny new blogger discount card – all together now: oooooh!
I can’t wait to be updating my planner whilst I’m sipping from my Pineapple cup – now all I need is a tropical holiday, or some sun at least. Thanks to Paperchase for having me, Anna for showing us the planner ways and to the other lovely bloggers 🙂
Are you a planner person? Did something from the new ranges catch your eye? Do you have as much of an addiction to Paperchase as me? (I know I’m not alone!) Let me know what you use to stay organised – I’ll be heading back to get some folders soon.