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I believe in humans! – September’s Unicorn Stationery Box

Unicorn Box

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September’s Stationery Box was unicorn themed and I had so much fun putting it together! I worked with lots of other small businesses this month and found some fantastic items from talented designers and makers to share with you guys. Here is what was included and links to where you can buy more!

I’ll start with the smallest item! The pin badges. These came from Tessa the owner of a long time favourite shop of mine House of Wonderland. Looks like he believes in humans too!

You will have received two out of three of these gorgeous cards from Ohh Deer! Mark and Jamie work with illustrators to produce amazing stationery. I already stock a few of their designs and hope to stock a lot more in the future. Who will you send your cards to or will you keep them for yourself?

Unicorn Magnetic Bookmark

The amazingly cute and super practical magnetic bookmarks were from Sarah at A Little Dream Come True. I’m using mine to keep my page in my traveller’s notebook. You can use UNICORNSUB09 for 10% off when ordering!

These perfectly proportioned notebooks came from Bethany at The Rhubarb Tree. They will fit perfectly in your A6 TN or pop into your handbag for keeping your lists and notes in order. She has a full range of unicorn goodies including oven gloves! Pop over and say hello.

I bought one of these pencil cases for myself and knew you’d love them! There are seven different designs selected at random. They can also be used as a make-up bag if you are sorted for pen storage. As if!

Today page markets are a fantastic way of keeping track of where you are in your planner, organiser or reading. These were made especially for us by the amazing Stephanie and Cute and Quirky Design. Her etsy shop is opening on the 8th of October where she will have lots of other amazing items!

Sparkly Unicorn

I couldn’t resist these sparkly unicorns! I feel the need for a lot more sparkle in future boxes!

These amazing stickers are from Marta at Leona Prints. She designed them in this colour way just for us! I can’t decide where to stick mine!

Of course there had to be washi tape! How do you use yours or are you just a hoarder?

Unicorn charm

Last but not least, if you were a super star and paid for your box before the 12th September then I added a little unicorn charm to your box. These are great attached to the zip on your pencil case or to the elastic on a traveller’s notebook. I do have some spares so if you didn’t get one and would like one I’ll add them to the website.

October Stationery Box

October’s box is now open for signups! As it’s halloween this month I’ve decided on a black cat theme. You now have the option to set up a rolling subscription so that your payment is taken automatically once a month so you don’t have to keep remembering to buy your box. Don’t worry, you can cancel and rejoin at any time. You can still order one off boxes and gift subscriptions.

I love to hear feedback on your boxes so please do comment in the facebook group. I’d also really appreciate it if you can leave reviews on facebook, etsy and here on the website. As a small business every single order really does make a difference and I love every single one of you for supporting me in my dream!

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Flamingo-a-go-go! July’s Stationery Box

What’s in the Flamingo box?

Flamingo Box

 

Washi!

Two different flamingo washi tapes. What can’t you do with washi tape? Decorate your planner spread; reinforce the holes in your ringed organiser; wrap beautiful parcels; embellish gift tags; make your headphones easier to spot…

Flamingo Love Washi Tape

Flamingo Stickers!

Two different types. Perfect for sealing envelopes, decorating your planner… Just hide them from the kids!

Flamingo stickersFlamingo Sticker Sheet

Iron on applique

Perfect for your jeans, handbag or pencil case! Super easy to add using the instructions below.

Iron on appliques and embroidered patch setting instructions using an Iron:

  • Step 1: Set your hand iron at the hottest temperature setting. DO NOT USE STEAM DURING APPLICATION!
  • Step 2: Place your applique or embroidered patch in the desired position and place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top. This will protect your item from the heat of the iron.
  • Step 3: Press the iron straight down for 35-45 seconds with as much constant pressure as possible. NO BACK AND FORTH.
  • Step 4: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 2 & 3.
  • Step 5: Allow the applique or embroidered patch to cool down.

Flamingo Applique

Decorative straw. Use it to sip your perfect summer cocktail or pop it in your pencil pot to decorate your desk. Carefully pull open to allow the paper to fill out and tuck the two pieces of pink card together using the pre-cut slots. Remember it’s only made of paper so be gentle!

Pink glitter crystal pen. What more can I say! I had to keep one for myself as I love how they write and the end can be used as a stylus for your phone or tablet. I will soon have refills and lots more colours available in the shop.

Finally, everything can be stored in the cute A5 pouch and I’ve added a flamingo planner charm to the zip which you can clip to anything your heart desires!

Flamingo A5 case

I’d love to see photos of your Stationery Box in action. Make sure you tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can see and share your posts. Join the Rowan Trees Supplies facebook group to meet other subscribers and to swap tips and ideas as well as being amongst the first to hear about new products and special offers. I’ve also created a Pinterest board full of Flamingo inspired fun. Be sure to check it out!

Sign up for August’s box from 9am 1st August here.  You can subscribe for up to six months at a time or fill in this form to begin a rolling subscription and receive an invoice on the 1st of each month. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter too!

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July’s Subscription Box

July's Subscription Box

I have to confess that I love getting parcels through the post. A day without a chat with the postie is a sad one! I love everything about parcels. It’s even better if it’s a surprise! I’m very lucky that doing what I do, I get stock deliveries on a regular basis. There is nothing better than opening a huge box of loveliness! Actually there is one thing better; getting to keep it!

I’ve always loved stationery and since starting my own business and using a planner more I found a legitimate excuse for lots of washi tape! In my previous incarnation as a teacher, I had many notebooks, stickers and coloured pens but only got to use them in other people’s books!

Over the years, I’ve had many subscriptions from craft magazines, to boxes of yarn, to healthy snacks. I’ve even had a stationery box but do you know what?  It was a bit dull! I love hunting for things that are fun and quirky. Stationery should be pleasurable and should add a bit of happiness to a simple task like writing a shopping list.

I also discovered the frustration of British stationery addicts having to order from the USA. Waiting with anticipation for a customs bill and getting their parcel weeks after their American counterparts. The step from mystery boxes to subscription boxes seemed like a small one but the amount of planning and organisation has taken me by surprise. If you saw the piles of boxes in my house you may think otherwise but I’m actually more organised than I’ve been in a very long time! My lovely new bullet journal is helping with that. As is my bible of a spreadsheet which is doing all the sums for me!

As we are almost half way through the month, I’ve started to reveal some sneak peaks of items going into July’s subscription box. Don’t worry I won’t give everything away; there will be plenty of surprises!

What sort of things might I get in my box?

If you don’t like stationery then stop reading now!  Who am I kidding? Everyone loves stationery!

  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Pens/pencils
  • Clips
  • Stencils
  • Notebooks/pads
  • Sticky Notes
  • Planner clips
  • Stationery storage
  • Novelty items related to the theme.

Each month’s box will be around a different theme and I will try to vary the types of items month to month so you don’t end up with twelve pencil cases each year but the boxes will always contain washi tape and stickers.

Not signed up yet? Be quick there are only a few spaces left! If you have missed out, I’ll be opening signups for August on the first of the month and adding another 20 places. Sign up for my newsletter to hear about it first.

July's Subscription Box

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Rowan Trees Supplies – Welcome!

If you have been following Under the Rowan Trees for a while you may have noticed some changes! There has been an addition to the family! No, not the dog, Rowan Trees Supplies! I have turned my love or hoarding into a business!

I love hunting out quirky craft items and stationery and I am making it my mission to bring them all Under the Rowan Trees (much to my husband’s displeasure). My dining room is now the heart, soul and repository of all things kooky and beautiful!

 

The Monochrome Collection

I’m still busy crafting, knitting and sewing away in front of Netflix but I’m also on a shopping mission to find lovely things from all over the world and to bring them here to Northumberland. My postie is oh so happy!

As well as selling on Etsy, I’m working on building my on little empire right here on undertherowantrees.org and I want to say a huge thank you so all those of you who have made it possible!

If you haven’t already, pop over to Facebook and enter my giveaway to win a Mystery Box.

Mystery Boxes - Rowan Trees Supplies

And make sure you have signed up for my newsletter so that you can find out more about my subscription boxes which are coming in July. Eeek!!

Right back to work adding more pretties to the website! If you want a sneaky peak at what’s coming to Rowan Trees Supplies, have a look at my unboxing video from earlier today. I apologise for the washing machine spinning in the background!