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2017 Planners: A Peek Into New Collections

Ok, so we might only be half way through 2016, but my attention is already being turned to 2017, as designers unveil the previews for their 2017 planners. I’ve recently switched back to pen and paper, as I was growing nostalgic over the planners I used in school (sadly, a long time ago!). While I could…

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The best stationery shops in London – a whistle-stop tour

This week marks National Stationery Week, probably one of our favourite weeks in the calendar (for obvious reasons). I’m speaking for all of us as a devote stationery nerd – it’s a time when we need no excuses to top up our collection of scissors, pencils, notebooks and greetings cards. My stationery ‘addiction’ began as…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I think it’s nice that Mother’s Day falls on different days around the world – saying ‘you’re the best’ to mamas, grandmothers, stepmums. We’re not always around to make the morning cup of tea, deliver breakfast in bed or give mum a night off from the kitchen, so if you want to bundle together the…

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Christmas Gift Guide – for the stationery lover

It’s no secret here in the CardNest studio, or to my friends and family that I’m a huge paper goods lover. I have notebooks, journals, greetings cards (naturally) that would likely keep me going for a year or two. If I see a beautiful design, or anything featuring a gold or copper foil, it’ll likely…

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That’s A Wrap.

There’s so much joy that comes from gift giving; whether it’s finding the perfect present or hand-picking the card. It’s then wrapping it all up in beautiful paper that makes it a masterpiece, and is often my favourite bit. As a long-time stationery hoarder, I often keep an eye out for new and unique wrapping paper….

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Father’s Day Gift Guide – Howkapow

This month we’re delighted to have teamed up with our friends at Howkapow, a colourful online shop based here in Bristol. Shipping worldwide, Howkapow stocks home and kitchenwares, ceramics, accessories, lamps and lights, prints and posters; a real haven for those looking for unique gifts from independent designers and illustrators. Howkapow are currently giving away a…

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5 Of The Best Anti-Valentine’s Day Cards

At CardNest, we’re by no means allergic to romance, or spreading the love for that matter. After all, we often talk about how wonderful it is when you receive some surprise post from someone, telling you they think you’re pretty darn amazing. That said, we fell head over heels for these ‘anti-Valentine’s day’ cards that we stumbled upon…

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5 Creative Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

While we get the Christmas tunes going on our playlist, we’ve scoured the net and pulled together our favourite Christmas gift wrap ideas. Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below! 1. Oh Christmas tree! After using snow-white tissue paper for the base of this gift, spare a few sprigs from your Christmas tree…

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Drawlloween Roundup

As we carve out our pumpkins, bob for toffee apples and don our gothic wigs for Halloween, we’ve taken some time to check out some ‘Drawlloween’ entries by some very talented illustrators! We’ve pulled together some of our favourites here! 1. This jazz-hand-waving witch will definitely give Professor McGonagall a run for her money in terms…

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