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Stationery Items to Help You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. No matter your nationality, March 17 is a day to sport your best green shirt and celebrate all there is to love about the Emerald Isle. We believe you’ll need more than a touch of green in your wardrobe, however. Go big this St. Patrick’s Day with a set of green stationery supplies that will suit your sensible taste and sense of style not just on St. Paddy’s Day, but all year long. Each one of the items below is of the highest quality and represents some of the most well-respected brands in...

The Use of Invisible Ink During World War I
Mar 13

If you’re a fan of Noodler’s Blue Ghost invisible ink, you may love exploring all the creative uses for covert messages and letters that can only be revealed under a black light. Did you know, however, that there was a time when invisible ink played a critical role in history? It may be hard to imagine, with so much digital technology available to today’s governments, but there was a time when invisible ink was considered a modern invention essential for transmitting secret messages, and that time was World War I.     One of the most amazing stories of the...

12 Social Media Accounts to Follow for Stationery Fans
Mar 12

Those of us who love high-quality stationery supplies—the luxurious feeling of slick fountain pen ink gliding across a smooth sheet of paper, or the satisfaction of watching a glimmering bead of ink from a fineliner pen weave its way around soft colored pencil shades—just can’t get enough of all things creative. If you want to indulge in more how-tos, more tips and best practices, and more inspiring creations, we’ve compiled a short list of social media accounts to follow. Of course, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.   Facebook   Fountain Pen Facebook – A closed...

24 Inspiring Quotes About Art and Creativity
Mar 07

In honor of March being National Craft Month, we are bringing you 24 inspiring quotes about creativity and art from those who know best, some of the most prolific and legendary creators in our history. After you read these quotes, spend some time reflecting on how the art you practice and the crafts you create inspire you to develop new skills and challenge yourself to accomplish feats that make you proud. Then, funnel all your inspiration into a new creative project. We have everything you need right here.   “To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes...

What to Look for in a Combination Straight/Oblique Calligraphy Pen Holder
Mar 06

If you have mastered basic calligraphy, you are likely ready to take on the challenge of even more complex and accomplished styles and techniques. This advancement means you need access to tools beyond your essential, introductory level tools. You need the highest quality, smooth but absorbent notebook paper, outstandingly elegant bottled ink, and a calligraphy pen nib holder that offers you options for your calligraphy stylings. You may want to consider a combination straight and oblique calligraphy pen holder as you work to further your skills. An investment in this type of flexible tool will give you the freedom and versatility...

Six Tips to Make the Most of National Craft Month
Mar 05

It’s March, and it’s time to get creative and crafty because it's National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association established National Craft Month in 1994 with a goal of allowing people to rediscover their inner creativity and discover the wide variety of crafts, tools, and techniques that can expand their knowledge and skills. Over the years, National Craft Month has grown, with retailers and manufacturers across the nation celebrating this significant holiday. To help you expand your appreciation for the limitless possibilities of crafts, here are six tips to help you make the most of National Craft Month.  ...