Journal Journey: Paper Poetry notebook

Hello my lovelies 🙂

today is a really windy day in my home town. Dark clouds in the sky and they are moving quite fast. I personally like such weather because it gives me a cosy feeling. So I sat down with a good cup of coffee and started writing this post for you.

Today I would like to talk to you about notebooks by Paper Poetry. I got a set of two notebooks at a hobby and creative shop called „Idee-creativmarkt“ in Germany. Unfortunately, they are working on their website, so I can’t give you the right link for that. I tried to find them on Amazon but there are just a few other products by them but not the notebook set I bought. Because of that, I can’t tell you the exact same amount of money I paid for it. I guess it was something around 15 Euros.

The two notebooks are A5 seize and they have the theme Japan. One of them is black with a golden circle pattern and the second one is soft pink with a star pattern in gold as well. The first thing I noticed was that the black golden one is easier in the eye. You can see the pattern very well and it isn’t too overdone. The soft pink isn’t pleasant on the eye for me. The golden pattern seems uneasy for me and it is a little too much of the soft colour. The front and back covers are really smooth and you can feel the pattern which I quite like. It seems to be a very thin cardstock material. The notebook is stitched which looks quite cool even though it is a simple stitching.

When you open the notebooks there isn’t any cover page for your name or an index either. You can start with journaling right away. The pages have dots on it and they are the standard ones (0,5 X 0,5 cm). The paper of the pages seems really thin. Unfortunately there isn’t any clue how thick the paper really is. I would guess it is something around 80gsm.

The paper hasn’t got any problems with fountain pens, highlighters and I can doodle with my Faber-Castell PITT artist pens too. The colour of the paper is white but it isn’t a really bright white. You can see the dots really well on the paper. I tested my Tombow brush pens as too and there isn’t any bleeding.

The pages aren’t numbered and on the packaging wasn’t any clue how many pages the notebooks have. I don’t want to be fussy, but I like such information on the packaging. There isn’t any bookmark or elastic band.

For me the notebooks are good quality for the price you pay. Personally I wouldn’t use them as daily journals where I write, into which I draw or stamp. The feeling isn’t right. I would use them just for project planning or for quick notes from time to time.

Wisdom of the day: If the notebook doesn’t give you good vibes, don’t be afraid to search a little bit longer. 😉

Love to you all,

Chrissi

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