National Stationery Week 2014 Round Up

I hope you’ve all enjoyed National Stationery Week 2014 as much as I have! I found SO many amazing blogs, shops and paper enthusiasts and feel grateful I’m not the only stationery geek out there.

After having a big rant to a friend that I’d seen so many people mis-spelling stationery (STATIONARY?!!!) we joked that the week would take on a whole new meaning with people standing completely still for a week. Anyway….

Here’s a round up of my favourite finds this week, enjoy!



Stationary (haha) giveaways by Oh Squirrel, Vivid Please and Claireabellemakes! You can enter until 14 April and also find the DIY for the bicycle notebook.


DIY Gold Polka Dot Envelope Liner /Camera Tape Dispenser /DIY Pocket Book


DIY Simple Paper Banners / DIY Washi Tape Gift Tags / Speech Bubble Sticky Notes

You can also follow my Papercraft and Stationery board on Pinterest for DIYS and tons more inspiration!

Follow Claireabellemakes’s board Papercraft & stationery love on Pinterest.

All my previous stationery themed posts can be read here!



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Oh Squirrel Stationery Giveaway

I’m totally spoiling you with giveaways this week and today is no exception!

National Stationery Week (UK) is a great excuse for me to share my favourite handmade businesses with you and today it is all about Oh Squirrel.

I discovered Oh Squirrel at Renegade (best craft fair ever) when their quirky gift tags and cheeky stationery caught my eye.



The stationery ranges are all handmade and offer fun cards and notebooks, right through to wedding stationery and hen party sashes and pin badges. AND they have just launched a super spangly new website showing their jolly stationery designs so do check it out here!


I’m a big fan of the polka dots, stripes and fabric touches on the cards and notebooks.


Oh Squirrel have kindly agreed to share some goodies with you in a giveaway, to celebrate National Stationery Week!

You can be in with a chance of winning a pack of handmade stationery at a value of over £25 featuring items similar to these!


If you fancy doing a bit of shopping before the giveaway winner is drawn, you can get 15% off orders over £5 for the whole of April in the Oh Squirrel Etsy store. Just add the coupon code HELLOAPRIL at the checkout.

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I am also running another giveaway with Vivid Please which you can enter here until 14 April. Treats galore!



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Filofax Inspiration #3

It’s Filofax inspiration time! It is National Stationery Week in the UK so I hope you have found plenty of inspiration across the web. Predictably, my Filo has taken on a bicycle theme so I thought I’d share the recent updates I have made.

Enjoy! And please link up any Filo goodness you have found in the comments below.


This is a snap of a gorgeous free bicycle printable I downloaded from The 36th Avenue blog. It is available in lots of colours and adds some good motivation to my planner.


Staying on the bicycle theme, I’m loving my little Bicycle Filofax charm. Available in the Claireabellemakes Etsy store here!


I recently had some custom dividers made in bicycle and polka dot themes. They are from the Etsy store My Planner Addiction. Note: this Etsy store has now closed.


I had the tabs customised for me too which was a great touch. I’d definitely recommend this Etsy store!

I’ve also collated some Filofax and planning inspiration on Pinterest as well as a board full of (mostly) free printables. Click below to explore!

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You can see the rest of my Filofax Inspiration posts here.



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Vivid Please Stationery Giveaway

Guys! It’s National Stationery Week here in the UK which runs from 31 March – 6 April. This means you are all in for some serious treats as I’ll be posting more frequently than usual to bring you giveaways, inspiration and to share my favourites with you.

This time last year I interviewed the fab duo behind Vivid Please. You can also take a look at when Vivid Please interviewed me on their blog! Then in November, I was lucky enough to meet them at Renegade. I’ve been a long time fan of their quirky illustrated stationery and prints, so just had to share them with you today.

Vicky and David have kindly agreed to give away the goodies below to one lucky Claireabellemakes reader! There are plenty of options to enter on the widget below. I actually own the craft blogs notebook and I love it.


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This giveaway is open worldwide and closes on 14 April. The winner will be drawn at random and contacted shortly after.

Make sure you check out the Vivid Please Etsy store as they are also offering an exclusive coupon code to you lovely lot! Use DOODLEPOP for 10% off until 6 April. (Orders will be posted out after 3 April).

More giveaways coming this week! Don’t you just love National Stationery Week? Use the hashtag #NSW14 to search for more paper goodness this week.





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