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Favourite AliExpress purchases #2

If you need some advice on how AliExpress works, go here for my guide filled with tips and tricks. If you already know how to use the website, keep reading. I am sharing five of my favourite purchases and will try doing this every month.This month it’s all stationery related but it won’t be like that every month, although I do love my stationery. There are so many amazing things to find on there! I have listed the prices as they are today, prices change daily so they might be different when you check.
If you want to check my previous post about favourite AliExpress purchases click here.

Fountain Pen Case

Price:  € 3.53 // $4.14 // £ 3.19
Shipping:   free
Seller:
Dongsheng_shop

I bought this case to store my fountain pens, I tend to have a lot of fountain pens inked up as I have a lot of different colours of ink and I can never choose so I ink up loads of pens. It comes in really handy, it keeps all your pens save and it’s quite compact for a case that holds 12 chunky fountain pens.

PVC sticky pocket

Price:  € 2.72 // $3.20 // £ 2.46
Shipping:   free
Seller: Alice’s Sweet Castle

You get 3 sticky pockets but I gave two away so I can only show you one. There are 2 of the ones shown above, the second one is mirrored and the last one is a cardholder. You take them off the transparent paper and just stick them wherever you want. I put one in a travelers notebook which came without pockets. This way I can still take some stickers with me.  The quality is really good and they come in super handy.

Wide vintage washi

Price:  € 3.53 // $4.14 // £ 3.19
Shipping:   free
Seller: Lifestyle fun Store

These washi tapes are enormous! These are the biggest tapes I own, you can see the size in the background, each square is 1 centimetre. They are stunning and definitely stand out in my collection. You can choose from a few more designs so go check them out if you are in the need of some wide vintage looking washi tape.

Long Arm Stapler

Price:  € 10.28 // $12.09 // £ 9.32
Shipping: € 1.69 // $1,99// £ 1.53
Seller: Autumn520 stationery Store

This comes in so handy when making inserts for a traveler’s notebook. I love this stapler and use it all the time. Nothing else to say about a stapler, it’s just a good deal and great product!

Colorful winter girl stickers

Price:  € 2,22 // $ 2.61 // £ 1.95
Shipping:   free
Seller: Candy DIY Store

I am in love with these stickers, there are 40 different designs in each package and they are perfect for autumn and winter. I love the colours, style and quality. They are great to use in your journal or planner but the quality is good enough to even put it on a notebook, laptop, phonecase etc.

Stationery Event @ Buiten de Lijntjes

Yesterday afternoon I went to visit a Stationery Event at a store called Buiten de Lijntjes which is located in Wolvega (The Netherlands). The store sells lots of stationery and interior products from lots of brands you do not find in a lot of other stores. The store is about 50 minutes away from me by car and I had never visited the store before but I have always been curious. The store is run by two ladies called Hennie and Jacqueline and was founded in 2011. They have a physical store but also a webshop, so go check it out!


I went there with two good friends of mine and when we approached the store we saw a group of people outside, the store was packed! It was the first time they organised this so it must have been amazing for the owners to see it be such a success. Outside of the store was a table with smoothies and all sorts of snacks. There were several bowls filled with snacks throughout the store as well. They took great care of their visitors. At the back of the store was a big table where you could try out pens, washi tape, stickers and make bookmarks and charms for your planner. As it was so busy there we walked around the store first.

 

It didn’t take us long to have our hands filled with gorgeous tapes, pens, paperclips and TN inserts. We kept calling each other to come over and check out certain products. There was so much to look at! The store sells products from brands like MT (washi tape), Taroko Design, Kaweco, Midori, Traveler’s Company, Hobonichi and many more.

We finally ended up at the craft table in the back and started taking our Traveler’s Notebooks out and trying out pens, washi tapes, stamps, stickers etc. We also made some cute bookmarks with thread and wooden beads. So much fun to do and a very useful addition to a planner. It was a lot of fun trying to find the right beads for the look you wanted, there were so many colours and shapes. Being able to try out so many products and even make stuff for your planner really made it a fun event for me. Everything was free and I thought it was a really nice bonus.

After about 2 hours in the store, we made our way to the till to pay for our products and enter the raffle. You could write your name and email on the back of your receipt and put it in a jar. In the evening they pulled out 6 receipts and the names on those receipts won a goodie bag with a lot of fun stationery supplies.
I had lots of fun and met some nice people while walking around, it was nice seeing so many different Travelers Notebooks and showing newbies my own planner. I hope they will organize more of these events because I would definitely go.

This was our combined haul from the afternoon.