stationery set

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I made two more stationery sets last night! 

Would anyone be interested in a video or blog post tutorial on how to create one of these sets?

 So, I’ve been getting recently tons of questions regarding my notes, and today I decided to make a post about it. If you find it useful make sure to reblog it! 

First of all lets talk about supplies. 

Should you invest or stick to your regular supplies?

We’re all different and we all have different needs and economy. In my case, I love stationery but my economy right now isn’t that high to buy all of the cute stationery in the world. I’m always trying to find dupes, or products that work similar to expensive ones (i’m also guilty of doing this with makeup oops). Here goes a list of the essentials I keep on my pencil pouch. 

  • Pens in different colors - I like to give a color to every single element on my notes. Kinda like a color scheme. Blue = definitions , Black = general content. My favorite pens are the Pilot G2 Gel pens, they’re just a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
  • Fineliners - Fineliners are by far, one of my must haves. I used to use papermate color pens, but when I bought my first pack of Stabilo’s, It was love at first sight. The two most popular brands are Stabilo and Staedtler. Both of them have their pros and cons, so here i’ll leave you a video of a battle between them. I’ve never tried the Staedtler ones, so I wouldn’t know if they’re better or not. They’re really useful for mind maps, subtitles, decorating, titles, etc. You should totally save some money and buy ones!
  • Mechanical pencils - I stopped using regular pencils because sharpening them was just pissing me off. My favorite ones are by papermate.
  • Markers - this ones to me are pretty optional, but I decided to go for some Crayola ones to make some tabs or titles. I would say they’re useful, but only if you feel like buying them. 
  • Highlighters - There are thousands of types, and thousands of brands. But it’s all about your needs. If the reason you want highlighters is to highlight on books, I would really recommend Sharpies and Stabilos. I have both of them, they work pretty well. And here we go with one of the most popular products around tumblr: mildliners. I have to admit it:  they’re beautiful. They come in different colors and they’re just gorgeous! The only problem to me is the price. They don’t sell mildliners here in my country, so I have to order them from Amazon, and it’s just really expensive. Are they worth it? To me, yes. But if you don’t want to spend that much money on highlighters, you can also try the Pilot Frixion Light ones. Anyways, here’s a video comparing many of these popular brands. 

Now that you have your stationery set and ready, is time to get started with the hardest part : taking notes. One thing you need to know is, I take many of my notes in class time, which means I have to come up with a plan and a color scheme in a matter of seconds to get started when the teacher starts giving class. 

My note taking process:

  1. Set a color scheme - You can make it all pink, all blue, all warm colors, all violets, etc. I always try to alternate and use a different color for every topic, so you should try it out. 
  2. Different fonts - I use cursive for subtitles and my normal handwriting for the rest of the text. I always get asked: What did you do to get such a neat handwriting? My answer is: practice. I used to have a really horrible handwriting when I started high school, but once I discovered studyblrs, I began to copy some of the handwriting on pictures. I came up with my own font and i’m really happy with it! So dont be afraid to copy some handwriting you like, in the end you can always add your style to it. 
  3. Organize your information - Many times teachers ask you to make mind maps, diagrams, charts, etc. Choose the one that fits your information. I’m a huge fan of diagrams, but I also like to use charts a lot. Its all about your personal opinion. Most of the times teachers give me paper sheets with al the information on them, so the next thing I do is to highlight definitions. Once I’m done with definitions, I start highlighting with a different color the rest of the text. 
  4. Start writing - This is my last step, and its pretty simple. Once I have all of my information sorted and organized, I can get writing! I spend a lot of time doing it so I really commend you to find a good and relaxing playlist to have fun while doing it and a bottle of water.

I hope you found this post useful! Love, Dani.

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I fell in love with the first one I made, so I decided to create yet another! This handmade stationery set was crafted from some awesome map papers and includes four 4"x6" envelopes, four 4"x6" blank bi-fold cards (4"x12" unfolded), four gold heart doilies and thirteen tags. 

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Dave Letter Set

Make sure you open them in a new tab at full view because these puppies are huuuuge! Also make sure you print them out at 100% scale so they fit correctly on the paper. If you print them any smaller, then they will be too small to legally send them in the mail.

And then just cut out, fold, and use a glue stick.

They are free to use. Do not sell these or repost them anywhere.

Send your friends letters, yeah? Nothing beats snail mail.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

First giveaway of the year is here! 

  • The only rules are that you must be following me (study-blr). Because I want to give back to my followers, that’s the whole point of this. And reblog this post! You can reblog as many times as you like, but please don’t spam your dear followers! 
  • The giveaway is not strictly limited to the studyblr community! 
  • There will be 2 winners who will receive everything pictured above.
  • There will also be 6 other winners who will be my Blog of the Month for six months after that. (And also receive my eternal friendship.)
  • The giveaway is international
  • Giveaway ends 28 Jan 2016 11:59pm EST.

May the odds be ever in your favour! 

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stationery icons / set 01

made some icons for the first time! saw a lot around and decided to have a go at making some myself. (using photoshop)

please like/reblog if using!

+ DO NOT CLAIM AS YOUR OWN.

also if you’d like me to add your username in any of the icons i’d be happy to! just send me a message and i’ll get back to you.

Questions for Snail Mailers! 🐌💕📫

💕 🐌 Send a number and I’ll answer it— yes, finally one for the Snail Mail Community! 🐌 💕

  1. How many penpals do you have?
  2. What are characteristics of your ideal penpal?
  3. What do you not like in a penpal?
  4. What do you write about in your letters?
  5. Do you keep a book of all the letters you’ve written/received?
  6. Would you rather receive long letters infrequently or short letters regularly?
  7. Do you prefer to hand write letters or type them?
  8. How long are the letters you write (generally)?
  9. Do you have a minimum length for the letters you write?
  10. What’s the longest letter you’ve written?
  11. What’s the shortest letter you’ve written?
  12. Do you decorate pre-made envelopes or make your own?
  13. What kind of decorations do you use on/in your letters?
  14. Are you a washi addict?
  15. How many rolls of washi do you own (be honest!)?
  16. What’s your favorite kind of washi?
  17. What’s your favorite washi roll you own right now?
  18. Do you write on notebook paper or special stationery?
  19. Stationery sets: yes or no?
  20. What’s your favorite pen you own?
  21. Colorful ink or just black ink?
  22. What’s the best letter you’ve ever received?
  23. What’s the worst letter you’ve ever received?
  24. Have you ever had to “quit” a penpal? (If so, why?)?
  25. Who was your first penpal?
  26. Do you still write your first penpal?
  27. Who was worst penpal you’ve ever had?
  28. Have you met any of your penpals in person?
  29. What type of people will you NOT write to?
  30. Do you only write people who are about your age?
  31. Do you have any penpals with the same first name as you?
  32. How did you get into penpaling?
  33. Does anyone else in your family penpal?
  34. How long does it take you to respond to a letter?
  35. Do you have a special ritual to writing letters?
  36. Do you keep old letters or throw them away?
  37. How to you organize the letters you’ve received?
  38. Would you want your future kids or grandkids to read the letters you’ve received?
  39. What’s something you regret about penpaling?
  40. What’s something you love about penpaling?
  41. Do you buy “fun” stamps to use on your letters?
  42. Do you collect stamps?
  43. Do you send postcards?
  44. Do you collect postcards?
  45. Do you send anything else in your letters? 
  46. Is there anything you wish your penpals would send you?
  47. Is there anything you wish your penpals would write to you about?
  48. Do you drop you letters off at the post office or just put them in the mail box?
  49. Do you send packages?
  50. Do you do any swaps (art, goodies, tea, etc.)?