I started this week with a post about The Green Gables stationery and I didn’t even realise that it was national stationery week! Well, since then I have come to realise that it is and I have extra reason to celebrate! Last weekend I went to Paperchase (two different shops actually) and I got some amazing bargains which I might as well share with you! It is National Stationery Week after all!
The first Paperchase shop that I went to was in Meadowhall as James had won a voucher for the Schuh shop there (don’t ask him how, he can’t even remember entering a competition…) and while we were there I stole an opportunity to browse Paperchase. I really love the Paperchase range as it is really unique and most of the items are reasonably priced…but a girl never says no to a sale! On the front table as we walked in I noticed a box of cards and postcards at reduced prices and I pounced on it right away! I rummaged right through the box and nothing caught my eye, but as I stepped back I saw another box under the table so I had a nosey in that one too and it proved worth my while!
The card that made me notice the second box hidden away was this one:
The bright yellow is what caught my attention but once I say the little owl on it I knew that I had to dig deeper! The umbrella is 3D on the card and for the amazing price of £1.25, I knew that it would be a lovely addition to my card box for future use in my #PostCircle.
The next card that I found stood out simply because it is so unique!
My brother is currently doing his A-level exams with the hope of going to university in September. I have never seen a good luck card specifically for people going to university, so I thought it would be a great one for me and my parents to send with him when he goes away!
On my way to the counter to pay I discovered yet another box of cards! I was that speedy at glancing through this one that James didn’t even notice my last addition to my collection until it was going through the till!
I thought this card was really pretty and cheerful and I think it would be a great card to send as an introduction to one of the members in my #PostCircle. Speaking of the post circle, I sent out my first letter to Zoe and she wrote a blog about it, which you can read here!
After our shopping trip to Meadowhall, I needed to call at Boyes in Beverley on the way home so I had a look in their Paperchase shop too…I’m so glad I did! Ever since I saw the adorable Buttonbag Craft Kits over a year ago in Salt’s Mill, I have had my eye on the owl one…guess what was half price in Paperchase…
Yeeey! This definitely made my day! I am aware that these are designed for kids but they look so cute! I’m still young at heart :’) The kit contains everything you need to make these three adorable owls and the box is crammed full of crafting goodies:
And…once you have finished making the owls, the box turns into a house for them! (simple pleasures…)
I am really eager to start making these but I am currently mid-way through a sewing project that I want to get finished first. Hopefully I will have time to get some sewing done next week then I can share that one with you too!