I was really excited to receive a couple of cute items from JetPens that I could review and then in turn to offer to one of you as part of a giveaway, sponsored by the fabulous JetPens!
The items JetPens sent to me are the multi-color Maurman Loose Leaf Mini Sheets and the cute post-it like Kuretake Echizen Washi Adhesive Memo Notes.
I had a lot of different ideas on how I wanted to use these loose leaf sheets and I want to share two different ideas.
First, I took seven individual sheets and lightly glued each of them together, using the Kuretake Craft Glue Pen. Then I glued just the very edge of the loose leaf sheets to the page in my planner.
This picture shows a good representation of the color of each note. They are a muted blue, pink and yellow without being too pastel.
This design hinges having a quality paper, due to the fact that I have to be able to fold the pages back and any bleed through would mar each subsequent day. With that criteria in mind, I wasn't disappointed.
I didn't experience any bleed through with using everything from sharpie pens, Marvy LePens, Pilot Juice Pens, some scrap-booking pens and Uni-Ball Signos. Since this planner is built on a Moleskine base, it is easy to compare the paper performance. The Moleskine paper isn't even a match for the loose leaf paper, since these pens routinely show/bleed through. You can see on these folded back pages, nothing has really shown through and definitely didn't bleed through. I think that fountain pen users would be happy with these if it wasn't an extremely wet ink, but I didn't test it on this layout.
You can also see the Washi Memo Note in action here. It is definitely a more textured paper and not as smooth or slick as the loose leaf paper. The sticky part on back is sufficient as well, I just held it down with some washi tape because I have about 50 rolls and I need use it! Ink performed well on these and the pencil theme is perfect for all of us office supply fanatics.
I also hole punched down the side of the page in a few spots, to make it look like it was held on by the ties rather than the glue. The ties are just a bit of washi tape folded on itself and tied in a simple knot. The knots have held fine all week, no extra glue was required.
I am excited to give you a chance to win both of the items I reviewed directly from JetPens. All you have to do is visit the official entry page. Keep in mind you must be a subscriber to the JetPens newsletter and if you aren't, you will have a chance to subscribe on the bottom right of the entry page. And why wouldn't you want to be a subscriber? JetPens is awesome and you will find supplies on there that you will absolutely have to have!
The contest will close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 5th and I'll announce the winner shortly after and your itemswill be sent to you directly from JetPens.
Don't forget to enter for your chance to win!