Paperhouse.me Stationery Haul & Product Review

The world of stationery can be very overwhelming. Check out my thoughts on the Paperhouse.me products and get 12% off your Paperhouse order!

The world of stationery can be very overwhelming and finding and testing products yourself can be daunting and expensive. Paperhouse.me reached out and offered to send me some of their products to test out so that you do not have to! This article is a product review where I will walk through my first impressions, pros and cons after use, and final impressions of the Paperhouse.me products they sent. Check out my thoughts on the Paperhouse.me products and get 12% off your Paperhouse order!

Overall First Impressions of Paperhouse.me

Paperhouse sent me so many products; I was overwhelmed at first and just had to try them all out immediately. The pictures above show my first trial of each of the products outside of sticky note tests. I have very few negative first thoughts. The only negative that stood out to me was how difficult it was to use the fruit tape without ripping it. However, everything else worked just fine. The iridescent tape is beautiful, and the pens are really fun to play with!

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Double Lines & Colors Pen Set of 3

paperhouse.me Double Lines & Colors Pen Set of 3

Positive

  • Very unique
  • Instant depth
  • Varied color options
  • Write well on paper
  • Come with 3 pens

Negatives

  • Not my favorite color pairings
  • Require some practice (not a ton)

Glitter Washi Tape Set of 3

Positive

  • Beautiful coloring
  • Irridencence

Negatives

  • Sticky, but could be stickier
  • Not glitter

Rainbow Masking Washi Tape

Rainbow Masking Washi Tape

Positive

  • Many color options
  • Easy to use
  • Beautiful color

Negatives

  • Sticky, but could be stickier

Watercolor Fruit Washi Tape

Watercolor Fruit Washi Tape

Positive

  • Perfect for a summer bujo theme
  • Beautiful
  • Various options

Negatives

  • Rips very easily
  • Loses stickiness easily

Cherry Pink Sakura Stickers

Cherry Pink Sakura Stickers

Positive

  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Varied styled
  • Good size to use in planner
  • Stickiness is optimal

Negatives

  • Difficult to store

Plant Cactus Washi Stickers

Plant Cactus Washi Stickers

Positive

  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Varied styled
  • Good size to use in planner
  • Stickiness is optimal

Negatives

  • Difficult to store

The Beautiful Planet Sticky Notes

The Beautiful Planet Sticky Notes

Positive

  • Good size
  • Beautiful design (watercolor)
  • Round

Negatives

  • Not very sticky

Colorful Thin Decor Foiled Washi Tape

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Positive

  • Huge variety of patterns
  • Varied colors within the pack
  • Awesome designs
  • Very thin
  • Stick well

Negatives

  • Not for everyone

Weekday and Clock Time Washi Tape

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Positive

  • Very useful designs
  • Small enough to fit time on one A5 sized page
  • Perfect tape pairing

Negatives

  • Oddly colored

 COLNK Outline Marker

 COLNK Outline Marker

Positive

  • Very unique concept
  • Super useful to outline headers/lettering
  • Various color options
  • Vibrant coloring
  • Writes very well/smooth

Negatives

  • bleeds on some paper types
  • Doesn’t show up properly on some paper types

Final Thoughts on Paperhouse.me

I love the unique pen types, the iridescent and rainbow tapes as well as the houseplant stickers. These are my favorite items of those noted above. Overall, I am delighted with the products Paperhouse sent me and would recommend them all, though, the fruit washi tape does rip a lot. I intend to use each of these products in my future layouts!

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Ultimate Gift Ideas List | Bullet Journaling & Planning

Coming up with gift ideas is difficult when you arn't into bullet journaling. Here is a HUGE list of gift ideas for the bullet journaler in your life!

Shopping for everyone during the holidays can be a real hassle! Coming up with gift ideas is often difficult when you are not involved in the same hobbies as the person you are shopping for. Look no further! Here is a comprehensive list of gift ideas for a bullet journaler or planner obsessed person!

Content Overview

  1. Notebooks & Journals
  2. Brush Pens
  3. Other Pens
  4. Lettering Book & Guides
  5. Washi Tape
  6. Stickers
  7. Paints
  8. Stamps & Ink
  9. Stationery
  10. Desktop Decor & Organization
  11. Other Odds & Ends

Notebooks & Journals

The most basic thing you can get someone is a notebook or journal for their bullet journal experience. There are a ton of amazing journals, but chances are, your loved one is interested in one of the following journals!

Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Journal

Moleskine Classic Notebook

Midori MD Notebook

Miquelrius Soft Bound Medium Journal

Some Lines A Day 5 Year Memory Book Hardcover Journal

Dingbats Wildlife Hardcover Notebook

Essentials Dot Matrix Notebook

Dotted Bullet Notebook – Eco-Friendly Natural Cork Hardcover

Rhodia Goalbook

Brush Pens

Brush pens are a specific type of pen that your loved one is sure to want! These pens are great gift ideas because they make it easy to do amazing lettering in your journal and come in so many amazing shapes, sizes, qualities, and colors! Here are a couple super popular brush pen sets!

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set

Faber-Castel Pitt Artist Brush Pens

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen

Metallic Calligraphy Brush Marker Pens

Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolor Brush Pen

Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers

Other Pens

Maybe your loved one is looking for something other than brush pens? Here are some gift ideas for other types of pens like art pens, markers, high lighters, fine liners, etc. Check some of these well-loved pens out!

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens Set

Metallic Markers Pens

Sakura Gelly Roll White

PILOT G2 Rolling Ball Gel Pens

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens

Sakura Pentouch Paint Marker, Medium

Pentouch Paint Marker, 1.0mm

Zebra Mildliner Highlighter Pen Set

Lettering Books & Guides

Sometimes we are gifting for someone who is interested in something but hasn’t quite gotten around to learning how to start yet. Well, these lettering book gift ideas are perfect for someone who wants to improve their handwriting and brush lettering but doesn’t know how!

Creative Lettering and Beyond

Hand-Lettering for Everyone

Hand Lettering 101

Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Washi Tape

Washi tape is a fun way to spice up your bullet journal and it is perfect as a gift idea! The fun shapes, colors, patterns and designs that washi tape comes in is sure to excite your loved one!

Savena Washi Tape Set

Decorative Washi Tape DIY Rainbow

Wonderful Washi Tape – Geometric Collection

Washi Tapes Month Week Daytime Todo

Crafty Animal Washi Tape

Japanese Washi Masking Tape

Sunshine Washi Tape

Sunshine Washi Tape banner

Stickers

So many people love to add stickers to their journals and notebooks. This as well as the immense variety of stickers to pick from, makes these sets perfect gift ideas for bullet journalers!

Holiday Seasonal Planner Sticker Sheets

Cute Nature VSCO Girl Stickers

Various Special Shaped Stickers-Flower Series

Clear Cursive Planner Sticker Bundle

Ultimate Productivity Planner Stickers Set

The Happy Planner, Clear Dates Stamps

Paints

Just like washi tape and stickers, paint is a great addition to any artistic bullet journaler’s toolbox! Giving paint is a great gift idea if your loved one is an artistic person!

DecoArt0 Media Fluid Acrylic Paint

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FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint

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ARTEZA Watercolor Paint

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Watercolor Paint Set

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Stamps & Ink

I love using stamps and ink in my bullet journal. It’s a quick and easy way to add art! As such, stamps and ink make a great gift idea for a planner!

Clear Stamps, Holiday Planner Icons

Planner to Do and Planner Everyday Stamp Sets

Planner to Do and Planner Everyday Stamp Sets

Hero Arts, Weather Icons

Wooden Box Number Alphabet Letter Rubber Stamp

Ubegood Stamp Pad

Tsukineko Versacraft Ink Pads

Avery Carter’s Foam Stamp Pad, Black

Craft Ink Pad Stamps 20 Colors

Stationery

People who love bullet journaling and planning often love stationery as a whole! Here are some stationery items such as cards, notepads, sticky notes, and more!

Hunger Gradient Color Sticky Note

Bliss Collections Daily Planner Tear Off Pad

 Bliss Collections Daily Planner Tear Off Pad

Marble Stationery Paper

Officemate Binder Clips, Gold

Gold Premium Cute Paper Clips

Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape

American Greetings Pastel Stationery Sheets and Colored Envelopes

Recycled Cardstock Notecards with Natural Tree Design

Desk Top Decor & Organization

Being a bullet journaler can get hectic and chaotic. Trying to find places to store everything can feel impossible! Here are some gift ideas to help your loved one organize their bullet journaling tools!

Rose Gold Desk Organizer Set

Simmer Stone Desktop Letter Sorter

Desktop Organizer – Adjustable Wood Display Shelf

Desk Accessory Organization Kit

Reliancer File Organizer Triangle

Other Odds & Ends

Not every bullet journaling or planning gift idea falls neatly into one of the previous categories. However, that does not mean that it isn’t an amazing idea for a gift! Here is everything I recommend for a bullet journaler that doesn’t fit neatly into a category.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

HP Sticky-Backed Photo Paper

Glitter Shake Jars

Quickie Glue Pen

No matter what kind of bullet journal or planner you are shopping for, this list is bound to help you shop for them! Which of these was your favorite gift idea? Did you go ahead and buy any of these? Let us know in the comments!

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25 Amazing Bullet Journal Stickers from Amazon and Etsy

I am an avid washi tape user; however, I have more recently become interested in stickers. After perusing Etsy and Amazon, I found a ton of amazing sticker sets. I know many of you love the use of stickers, for this reason,I decided to collect a list of awesome bullet journaling sticker sets to check out on Amazon and Etsy!

Organizational Sticker Sets

25 Amazing Bullet Journal Stickers from Amazon and Etsy

Meeting Label Planner Stickers

This listing comes with black and white labels with a cute stitched border and script font. The boxes are about 1.5″ in width. All stickers are printed on white repositionable matte VINYL. These stickers are kiss cut and ready to use. Just peel and place on your planner where desired!

Mini Date Stickers; 
Monthly Sticker; Weekly Sticker; Number Sticker

This set of stickers has everything you need to sticker up your undated planner, or save some time when bullet journalling. You can buy each sheet individually or the complete set for better value.

Essentials Mom’s Planner Stickers (Set of 575)

Moms! Use this set of stylish planner stickers to personalize your calendar or agenda and keep track of family appointments, school events, and special days!

Bullet Journal Stickers – Days of the Week Planner Sticker Set 3 – diary – journaling

One sheet of “days of the week” planner stickers in black to decorate your journal or planner. 

Carpe Diem Planner Essentials Seasons Sticker Tablet

{12} sticker sheets, 543 stickers total, sized for A5 planners All new designs by Simple Stories Perfect for organizing your life! Fun designs, beautiful quality products perfect for all your paper crafting needs

Hydrate Stickers Black and White Bullet Journal Sticker

Simple functional design hydrate stickers.
3 type black color.

Days of the week stickers, Bullet journal, planner, sticker sheet, weekly

These stickers are perfect for anything and everything! From bullet journalling, to scrapbooking, they will vamp up any page!

Chris.W 2018-2019 Calendars Stickers for Bullet Journal, Agendas and Organizers

Use them on Dairy / Bullet Journal / Planners / Organizer divider sheets or any size of bound material – allowing you to index anything with these calendar stickers. Use on books, manuals, reports, presentations, their uses are limitless!

2019 MONDAY START Calendar Planner Stickers

These calendars are for MONDAY WEEKLY START in the year 2019. Don’t need the full year? Pick up the first 6 months or the last 6 months. Drawing those pesky monthly calendars are a thing of the past with these cute month at a glace stickers. Don’t waste precious time anymore

Bullet Journal Symbols Stickers, Foil Legend Sticker Set

A sheet of 140 mini foiled stickers, perfect for every bullet journal, to index and enlighten tasks, events, appointments and more. Foil color is rose gold. Stickers are kiss cut, ready and easy to peel off.
Printed on matt sticker paper.

Carpe Diem Fun Design Bloom Mini Sticker Tablet

{12} sticker sheets, 568 stickers total; sized for Personal planners All new designs by Simple Stories Perfect for organizing your life! Fun designs, beautiful quality products perfect for all your paper crafting needs

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Fun Stickers

These sticker set are just fun little characters and items to add decorative effect to your planner. 

25 Amazing Bullet Journal Stickers from Amazon and Etsy

Planner Stickers 8 Sheets Set of 430+ Stickers for Bullet Journals

Sinceroduct planner stickers set includes a thoughtful variety of useful
Clothes, foods, drinks, makeups, inspirational stickers, flag tags and more, stickers are sized to fit nicely in planners and bullet journals of all sizes. 
Our value pack include:8 sheets, more than 430 pcs of productivity stickers (4.8 × 8.3 Inch sheet size)

Sanmatic Sticker 12 Sheets (300pcs) Green Cactus Plant Decorative Stickers 

These sticker is perfect for notebook, diary, letter, gift box, photo album, laptops, luggage, mobile phone case, photo frames, stationary, calendar…Can use it for other kind of craft as well. Use your imagination.


THE MIMI’S Tropical Rain Forest Flower Flamingo Planner Stickers

100 pieces various and great quality stickers ,so cool. Get your Stickers, Clean the surface, Sticker on, then Use your imagination to create works NOW! Best choice for Laptop, Graffiti, Vintage, Decal, Skateboard, Car, Bumper, Hoverboard, Snowboard, Helmet, Luggage, Trunk.

Green Plants Stickers Set, Green Leaves Foliage Planner Sticker Set (24 Sheets) Decorative Sticker Collection

  • Patterns: Green plant, grass-blade patterns;
  • Material: Washi Paper Stickers; Size: 80*160mm (One Sheet)
  • Package Included: 4 Packs including 24sheets stickers (6 Different Patterns Sheets in 1 pack)

Planner Stickers 255pcs Variety Funny Animals – Super Cute Cat Bear Rabbit and More Decorative Sticker Collection

You will be fond of creating new amazing picture and have a good imagination and creativity. Just enjoy it!

8 Pack Planner Cute Stickers – Tropical Rain Forest Flower Flamingo Decorative Sticker Collection

Vivid Colors & Designs: stickers feature in a variety of themes, including Starbucks coffee, succulents, flowers, fashion bags & cosmetics, cat in coffee cup, fashion girls, plants and trees, offering a great selection for both kids & adults; we can assure you that our designs are as vibrant and vivid as pictured. Try them out for yourself and you will be surprised at just what a decorative impact a small piece of sticker can make!

Washi Planner Sticker, Decorative Adhesive Sticker, Craft Scrapbooking Sticker Set

The package contains 12 sheets stickers, colorful and good-looking. Creative design, you can use your imagination to stick on pencil box, phone, computer, planner, notebook, diary, etc.

Peachy Flowers & Foliage Removable Matte Sticker Sheets Set

These Made on Terra sticker sheets are kind of epic – you may use them to accent your amazing vacation, party favors for the bash of the year, or maybe even to stick all over some plain wrapping paper that will elevate the gift to a whole other level. Or maybe you haven’t decided how to use them yet, but you just have to have them because they’re super cool. See…kind of epic.

Forest stickers • Nature stickers • Watercolor stickers

A sheet comes with 6 beautiful forest watercolor illustrations! Use them to decorate your Bullet Journal or as sticky notes! 

Navy Peony Motivational, Inspirational Quote and Letter Stickers

Navy Peony stickers are for the artist-at-heart. People who want to add some color and beauty to the everyday things in their lives that will otherwise be bland and boring. Our cute stickers and designs are curated for both quality and beauty. Anything can be a canvas, but some are better than others.

Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 HP Sticker

Me&my big ideas create 365 happy planner lets you put together a book in which you can keep track of all the things that are going on in your life. Sticker good Vibes rose- over 340 stickers include stars, flowers, arrows, circles, hearts, and captions

Coffee Stickers, Drink Stickers, Decorative Stickers

Perfect stickers planners, journals and decorating.

43 Sheets Journal Stickers

Journal stickers for kids crafts diary album decoration include 43 sheets stickers in a variety of themes and colors that are designed for you to personalize. Stylish design and perfect performance at competitive price, you won’t regret.

Planner Stickers Value Pack (Assorted 1877 PCS, 44 Sheets)

Handmade Cards, Mailing Envelopes, Boxes & Packages, Shipping Boxes, Gift Wrapping, Gift Tags, Diary, Journals, Planners, Calendars, Scrapbooks, Photo Albums, Retail Packaging.

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A Bullet Journal for Bujo Beginners | 10-Day Challenge

I was sitting at my desk the other day, looking at my list of bullet journal post ideas, trying to figure out what to post today. It occurred to me that I had not done a challenge in a while, nor had I addressed bullet journaling beginners. So today I will be challenging both beginners and pros (though this will be particularly helpful for beginners) to a 30-day bullet journaling challenge! Let’s get started!

Getting Prepared for the Challenge

Before you can begin this challenge you need a few things: a journaling notebook, colored pens or markers, other tools (stickers, washi tape, stamps, etc.). There are no specific tools that will work for everyone, some people might use a blank notebook and still others might use lined, gridlines, or dotted and that is okay! Below are my bullet journal tools of choice. You can also click here to read about the best bullet journal beginner’s notebook!


Now that we have everything we need, let’s start with day one.

Day One | Create A Plan Of Action

What is a plan of action you might ask? Well, you plan out your first few pages. For me, this means planning out the order of my started pages. My starter pages always include a title page, key, index, and year at a glance. Planning them does not necessarily mean finalizing them, but you can if you’d like. I like to at this point simply choose which pages are which (aka the order they will go in).

If you are not interested in using some of the starter pages I use, then do your own thing! Maybe add some list pages. Today is just for planning, so if all you do is pick some page types and order them, that is fine.

A Bullet Journal for Bujo Beginners | 10-Day Challenge

Day Two | Pick Your Symbols and Colors

Now we will tackle the key page. For some people, they choose to stick to the generic bullet journal key. Others, like me, like to go a little crazier and include additional symbols, rules, and colors. For some inspiration check out these bullet journal keys:

Day Three | Design Your Title Page

Today we will be designing your title page! Before you start designing your page, get inspired here. Next, be sure to start in pencil just in case you don’t end up liking it or in case of a spelling or positioning error. After the design is drafted completely in pencil you can finish it in black pen or color (or whatever else you want!).

Day Four | Design Your Key Page

For some people, this day will be easy, while for other’s it’s more complicated. It’s very important to draw this one out in pencil first and to have completed day two first. Once you know what you want on your key page, draw it up! Here is some inspiration

Day Five | To Index or Not to Index

Did you decide to include an index? If no, then today, design any other of your starter pages that you’ve planned. If yes, you need to design it. Do you need to manually number your page? Do you want to set aside several pages for the index or make it a broad index? I chose a two column, color-coded, multipage index.

Day Six | Take a Break

Designing your bullet journal pages is tedious and can easily burn you out if you don’t take some time off. So today, set aside your journal and spend some time taking care of yourself.

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Day Seven | Monthly? Weekly? Daily? Let’s Plan!

Today we are starting our regular planning pages. To do this you have to decide what pages will be included in your monthly, weekly, or daily planning. Head over to Pinterest for some inspiration. Today is a planning day so you don’t need to start a design, just have a general idea of what you want that layout to include (monthly title page, monthly calendar, goals, weekly spreads, daily spreads, mind dumps, financial planning, etc.) and how many pages it will require.

A Bullet Journal for Bujo Beginners | 10-Day Challenge

Day Eight | First Month Designing

Now that you’ve planned your monthly layout, design it. Just like before, start with pencil and get inspired! Check out these simple layout designs!

Day Nine | Catch-Up Design Day

Get caught behind the schedule? That’s understandable, I did too. Use today to catch up!

Day Ten | Use Your Journal!

Your journal is ready for use, so start using it!! At this point what you do with your journal is 100% up to you, no need for guidance. When it comes to using your journal from here on out, I suggest you take a few things into consideration.

What did you think of the challenge? Was it helpful? Let me know in the comments!

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