Paper Craze offers fun, bright and quirky stationery and cute prints.
They’re undergoing a bit of re-brand at the moment, so when I was invited to test some of their new products, how could I resist?
As well as appealing to my stationery-loving nature, Paper Craze is also a local business, located just down the A19 from me in Hartlepool.
The Paper Craze ethos
Gemma Laverick is the creative copywriter in the close-knit team of five people responsible for keeping stationery addicts happy.
“We’re re-branding from a company which was set up by somebody else and re-designing the products to be more colourful, playful and bold.
“The inspiration behind our new ranges and re-design of the old ranges is all about fun products for stationery addicts.
“We’re looking to do themed boxes around popular trends as well as carrying on the hashtag series, but with a whole new look.”
It starts with a pencil and paper
Paper Craze design and make greetings cards, personalised wedding stationery, prints and gifts.
My package was jam-packed with notebooks, postcards, pencils, badges and sweets, all beautifully wrapped in tissue paper with a sprinkle of heart-shaped confetti.
The foiled sticker on the outside promising ‘happy things inside’ had raised my expectation levels and I wasn’t disappointed.
My Paper Craze experience
A personalised note always gets things off to a good start and the modern calligraphy font, also used in their logo, gets more brownie points from me.
I’ve started using the larger of the two notebooks and the paper is lovely to write on.
It’s just the right size for my handbag, although it’s currently my go-to notepad when I need to jot something down in the house.
The quote on the front also makes me smile: “It’s not a fad, I’m stationery mad.”
And if you’ve got a thing for unicorns, or llamas for that matter, check out their llamacorn designs!
Paper Craze is already a Not On The High Street partner (you can visit their store here) and I’m sure their future will be as bright as their stationery!