A6 Traveler’s Notebook set up and Studio Calico Unboxing

I am absolutely loving life in my A6 UglyDori, the inserts from @annieplansprintables work well for me (although I’m not a fan of the fold out pages) but my whole set up just didn’t have my heart singing with joy!

I knew my Planner Society kit from Scarlet Lime Crafts would be arriving soon and hoped that I could pimp my planner out with that!

Then my studio calico scrapbooking kit hit my doormat and I fell in love,  I’m not  normally a floral girl but the florals in this are bold and colourful, the colour palette both clash and compliment each other at the same time and looking at the whole kit together I could literally feel spring bursting from the pages!

I knew as soon as I opened it what the first project would be and I am so pleased I did. I filmed the unboxing and first part of my planner set up which you can see HERE, unfortunetly I have managed to misplace the second half of the footage..

In my eagerness to craft this sensational kit into something wonderful for my UglyDori I also forgot to take any pictures of the whole kit.. so today’s blog and video go hand in hand and by watching/reading them both you’ll get the whole picture haha.. I promise to be more careful with my footage in future and less eager to use the products so that I can snap a few pictures… who am I kidding, I’ll end up doing the same again next month haha.

I used 4 of the papers to create dashboards for my inserts, I had some gold foil stickers from simple stories that I placed on the blue cover and decided that this will be my positivity journal and that I’d write down all the positive things that happen to me every day.


Planner stickers, Washi and Ephemera unboxing/haul : Little Rainbow Moon on Etsy

At the beginning of January I placed an order, via Etsy, from Jo at Little Rainbow Moon, she had a code running and I’d been wanting some of her ephemera and stickers for a while.

Her shipping time was 2 weeks as she has children and they were off school for the holidays, we all know how chaotic that is right? 

So last week the postie handed me my envelope of delicious happiness, I didn’t realise what it was at the time so tore it open only to find that it was my order. The kids were screaming around me and I was one Muuuummmmmm away from eating my feelings in chocolate cereal! But that’s the perfect time to record an unboxing right?? Perfect timing indeed! 

First out the bag was the super stunning feather washi, although the word feather seemed to evade me. To match the washi I ordered the sticker kit, in personal planner size, to fit my a6 UglyDori and the matching ephemera pack.

I also ordered another sticker kit along with a sheet of feather stickers on transparent sticker paper and a galaxy ephemera pack… for no other reason than they are so stinking cute!! 

If you are into art journalling then you really have to check out Jo’s shop, the stickers and ephemera are her own stunning art work.


Unboxing/Set Up : All Things Paper Uk 

A few weeks back I put a post in a Facebook group, for other UK sellers, asking if anyone would like to swap store products. Sarah from All Things Paper UK replied and we arranged a swap.

After that I noticed on her Instagram page that she was recruiting Design Team members, I send an overly long message as part of the “application process” and this Monday I found out I’d been successful. I am over the moon to be working with Sarah!

What is a design team?? Well it is basically a few people selected by a business owner to show off their products, in this case it is Planner stickers.

Once a month Sarah will send each member of her DT a set of her newest stickers and we all help to promote them on social media, it helps to drive sales for a small business as people use them in different ways, I have opted for a ECLP vertical kit and although I rarely do a “full layout” I use the kits for memory keeping and in my a6 UglyDori which has AnniePlansPrintable inserts in it.

I received my swap from Sarah and knew I wanted to use this beauty and the beast inspired set right away so I used it in my memory planner. I have another kit that I will be using in the future… I filmed the unboxing and then add the process video to the end… to view that click HERE!

As soon as I scheduled this blog in I asked Sarah to write a few words about herself to introduce you all (I think you’ll be seeing more of her quite soon), this is what she had to say…..”I’ve always had a love of planning and stickers since being a little girl. I opened up allthingspaperuk so I could share my love with other planner addicts like myself and so that I could work from home and spend time with my beautiful 3 boys. I work hard to ensure I bring my customers the best quality, on trend, products at a really affordable price.. every girl needs a pretty planner right?” – Sarah @ allthingspaperuk (Don’t forget to use Michelle15 for a 15% discount, her “full sets” like the one I use in these pictures/video are only £10 + £1 p&p for the full set).


Unboxing/Review : Rapesco 6 Hole Planner/Organiser Punch

The lovely people at Rapesco sent me their new 6 hole punch to review for them, I did receive this free for the purpose of this review (and over on my YouTube channel) but all opinions are my own, apart from the actual product I have not received any financial compensation in exchange for this review!

I had seen the new punch on a few blogs (Mrs Brim and The Stationery Geekette) so when Rapesco got in touch and asked if I would like to review one I jumped at the chance.

My old black Rapesco punch has done a grand job over the past year or so but this new version is jam packed with updated features and I couldn’t wait to get my grubby little mitts on it.

The first thing I noticed when unboxing it is the “lock” function which locks the handle in the down position making it totally convenient for storage, the last one spent its life on my shelf and I’m sure this one will too, but at least it’s flat lol.

There are printed guides under the handle which allow you to see the paper type you ar set to cut (something I didn’t realise until the end of filming when I’d already worked out the settings for myself, what am I like lol). You can also move the holes over without taking the bottom flap off which is very convenient.

My favourite feature has to be the little flap that allows you to empty all the confetti out without taking the whole thing apart, I’m not sure why it’s my favourite part, small things and all of that!

The biggest improvement is the way you actually punch your paper, for most planner sizes you just slide the holes over to your desired size and punch, for A5 you pull out the paper guide, line the holes up with the A5 setting, put your paper up to the guide and punch, you then flip your paper and punch again. This is a million times better than the old way and, if I didn’t already own this new one, I would not hesitate replacing my old punch with this one!

I have the white version but they also come in blue and pink, they can punch upto 10 sheets of paper at a time. I’m not sure what price they will retail at or when they will be available, as soon as I have that information I will let you know.

Thank you Rapesco for sending me this punch.

To see my video review/unboxing please click HERE!