Friday, February 4, 2011

February Stationery Giveaway

The February Stationery Giveaway has some awesome products in our biggest giveaway yet! If you're getting this newsletter, then you're in the drawing.
Above is pictured everything in this month's giveaway (if you can see it all) except for the Japanese Writing Papers which arrived after I had taken all of the photos and had already uploaded them. The Japanese Writing Papers stationery set is pictured near the end of this post along with a description.

Ko Co donated this brightly colored notebook with lined pages and a pocket in the front,. The notebook also has a black binder to keep everything in place. In case you can't read what it says along the right side in the photo above, it reads, 'notes & ideas including lists, facts, poems and of course manifestoes'. So there you go!
Crane has been very generous since we started these monthly giveaways last June. This month they donated a set of Thank You cards. I thought the heart motif ties in nicely with Valentine's Day.
Jac Zagoory Designs offers another of Jac's unique and impressive designs. This eagle staple remover has some fine detail and a hefty weight considering its size. How could you ever go back to using a regular staple remover after using this piece of work?
Inviting Company is offering 3 full size notepads! These colorful and cute notepads offer clever sayings as well as appealing designs.
PiPo Press has sent in a uniquely designed set of  note cards that say 'Thinking of You. There are 10 of these of flat cards with envelopes from the friendly staff at Pipo Press.
Galison sent in this awesome notebook that starts off as a calendar switches to a weekly planner (no dates for either so you can start anytime!), followed by lined pages which are then followed by blank pages. On the last page is a pocket. This little notebook has it all, plus a great typewriter design on the cover and a black binder to keep everything contained. Galison is also offering 15% of any orders on their site. Use code ZZZ2. There is no minimum purchase for the discount. They have a ton of great items, so I hope you check them out.
In My Book has once again generously sent in 3 notecards/bookmarks with the bright red envelopes and the gorgeous pencil illustrations. If you're not familiar with items, they are described as 'greeting cards that perforates to become bookmarks!' Awesomeness indeed!
Ecojot is earth friendly and generously donates one notebook for each one that it sells. They also walk their talk by traveling to third world countries and donating even more time and resources to do their part to help make the world a better place. This small notepad is colorfully designed and has blank pages inside.
Papaya! has donated three items to this month's drawing. Above is a 2011 Day Planner with beautifully illustrated pages. There is also a two-pocket envelope in the front of the inside cover and a black band to hold everything snugly inside.
Next from Papaya! is a a 6-pc Celebrate the Art of Mail stationery set. Cute!
This stunning address book from Papaya! is colorfully illustrated, has a built in book mark as well as a yellow band to hold the book tightly shut. It also offers a small packet at the end of the book for keeping some of your stamps or notes safely tucked away. Each letter has its own tab and a page illustrating the letter in a gorgeous design.
Pictured above is a set of handmade Japanese 'kujaku' (peacock) patterned writing paper and envelopes. Made of mitsumata, one of the traditional but less well-known fibres used in traditional Japanese papermaking, the papers are made for writing; in addition to being sized, they have a subtle lined watermark meant to act as a writing guide. The package includes 30 sheets and 10 envelopes and usually retails for $50. This set has been generously donated by the Japanese Paper Place. You can check out their site for other unique items as well as for retail stores where this can be purchased.
Craftgasm has donated 2 cards and a stationery set which evokes a sense of exploration and travel. Anyone who enjoys sending or receiving letters will have fun using this set.

There are just two ways you can win any of the monthly stationery giveaways:
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8 comments:

Julie (Okami) said...

WOW!! What an awesome selection of items! What to go, Jackie!

projectforty said...

What a delicious collection of treats and goodies. Delighted I'm in the draw!

Susan B. said...

Beautiful stuff.

Lost City Denise said...

Wow! That's a fabulous collection of goodies!

::crossing fingers::

G said...

Such a great giveaway...hoping I'm the lucky winner this month! :)

I'm heading to Minneapolis in March... any suggestions for shops where I can buy postcards, greeting cards or letter paper? Thanks!

G said...
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Jackie Flaherty said...

Hello G! There are a few stores I would recommend. Sorry I don't have the addresses here, but you can find them online or on my stationery store database on my website.

Paper Patiserrie (this is near Garison Keillor's bookstore- Common Good Books) on Selby Ave in St. Paul

Paper Source (near Magers & Quin bookstore) on Hennepin Ave in Mpls

Anchor Paper has 2 locations for its retail division but I have been to neither since they moved out of Mpls/New Brighton (although I do plan to get there sometime).

Pulp Fashion in Stillwater, MN - but I heard this might have moved and/or changed its name, so you may want to call first. This was my favorite, but it has been over a year since I've been there.

Russell + Hazel (they also list stores by state on their site)
http://www.russellandhazel.com/content/store-locations#minnesota

Good luck. I would love to hear where you went and what you thought. Maybe you will discover others I have not gotten to yet.

Jackie

G said...

Thanks Jackie! I just googled Letters & Journals & came up with this site, but now I see I should have commented on http://lettersandjournals.com instead. I commented here because I couldn't find your stationery store database, but now I'm back on track & have bookmarked your official site. :) I'll be sure to report back if I make it to any of the great shops you've mentioned, thank you!!