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Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016's Best List: Pencil Case Edition

With the range of pencil cases introduced in 2016, the competition was definitely a close one this year. With food and beverage pencil cases to new characters arriving on scene, we've narrowed down this 2016's Best List to the following Top 5. See them below...

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Color Love Pencil Pouch $16.25

1) First place goes to our Color Love Pencil Pouch. In 3 vibrant colors, we can easily see why all our Cool Pencil Case fans fell in love with this school essential. With the capacity to hold over 30 pens, identification cards, and even bookmark clips, it's obvious why this pencil pouch is easily rated as our #1!

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Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo $22.65

2) Coming in second and very close is our Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo. Simple and chic, this butterfly pencil pouch includes two zip-up compartments for your school supplies. Find this wallet and pencil pouch duo to be voted as the pencil case that keeps you organized in style!

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Alpacasso My Pencil Case 18.25

3) The classic Alpacasso My Pencil Case will always hold a spot on this list. With rosy cheeks and a soft plush fur-like exterior, it's no surprise why our fans find this pencil case irresistible! Available in Apple Green, Yellow, Lavender, Baby Pink, and Sky Blue, if choosing one color deems difficult we simply advise collecting them all.

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Classic Backpack Pencil Pouch $15.45

4) Classic Backpack Pencil Pouch? Yes, please! Inside your actual backpack, find this backpack to hold pencils and pens as well as the smaller accessories, like paperclips and erasers, in the smaller compartment. Available in 6 different color ways, will you be mixing OR matching this pencil case with your actual backpack?

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Jinbei-San Luxe Pencil Pouch $18.85

5) Last but not least, we have one of our newer characters making the Top 5. The Jinbei-San Luxe Pencil Pouch features San-X's newest character, Jinbei-San (aka Mr. Whale Shark). The luxe exterior of this pencil case features a cute design of Mr. Whale Shark and his kawaii friends hanging out and having fun. See more of our Jinbei-San collection here!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

DIY Washi Tape Greeting Cards

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 See our DIY tutorial below!

Send greeting cards this holiday season without worrying too much about the cost yet still adding that personal touch! How would one do so, you ask? Well, see the easy tutorial below on how to make DIY Washi Tape Greeting Cards using our Festive Pattern 2-Pack Washi Tape Set (& in case you may want to try other designs and patterns, see our selection of washi tape here).

Step 1 - Fold a sheet of colored construction paper (8 1/2 x 11 inches) to create the card. We prefer the more sturdy construction paper for this DIY project. Cut small strips of your desired washi tape and stack 2 side-by-side to create the box shape of the presents.

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 Step 1 - Start with a base...

Step 2 - Cut a thin strip of washi tape and place it along the middle of the boxes to replicate the ribbon of the presents. We advise using a different, patterned washi tape for the ribbon just because it easily stands out!

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Step 2 - Add the ribbon...

Step 3 - For the bows, cut thin, short strips of washi tape and fold the end to touch the base. This creates a pop-up effect and quickly elevates the look of this simple card!

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 Step 3 - Top it off with a bow...

Step 4 - Add the ribbon and bows to the rest of the presents to complete the look. If you prefer simplicity, then you're good to go! However, feel free to add washi tape among the edges for a border or even strips for a striped effect on the back.

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Step 4 - Complete the entire look!

& There you have it... your DIY greeting card is ready to be written in and sent off to your loved one.

Show us your creations in the comments below!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Gift Wrapping Ideas, Crafts, and More!


With the gift season here and presents ready to be put under the tree, we wanted to put together a few ways you can have some fun wrapping, decorating, and just being creative this winter!

In addition to being all about the details, here at Cool Pencil Case we're definitely suckers for keeping it simple and sweet. Therefore, when it comes to gift wrapping, we absolutely love how craft paper wrapping paper just embodies that perfectly. We've fallen in love with the idea of craft paper wrapping paper and wanted to share a couple cool ways to gift wrap your presents with Cool Pencil Case favorites. Who knew simplicity in gift wrapping could be this easy?


Customize your gifts with one of our newest arrivals, our "Wooden Deluxe Stamp Set." Though these can be used throughout the year on organizers and notebooks, use this stamp set to create a fun allover print on craft wrapping paper. Available in three animal themes, see how these stamps will add a burst of personality to your gifts!


Allover print gift wrap created with our "Wooden Deluxe Stamp Set."


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Wooden Deluxe Stamp Set $8.85

It is no secret that there are countless ways one can use washi tape but did you know this applied for the season of giving too? Keeping the simplicity of the craft paper wrapping, we added washi tape from our "Festive Pattern 2-Pack Washi Tape Set" to add a subtle pop to our presents. Replicating that design of a ribbon, mix and match and see how a little washi tape can go a long way! Top off with more holiday details, like mini ornaments!


Gift wrap with washi tape details.

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Festive Pattern 2-Pack Washi Tape Set $5.25


Lastly, for those just running a bit low on time? Don't worry! We offer gift wrapping to your entire order so there wont be any trouble to you! Simply click here to add the "Gift Wrap My Entire Order" option to your cart. With a selection of kawaii-theme gift wrapping paper (yup, we even have a Rilakkuma roll), the recipient will be joyful to see their gift fully wrapped, kawaii-style!*




*Note: Gift wrap only offered with full kawaii gift wrap, not craft paper specialty as pictured in this post



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cool Pencil Case Fans Tell Us What They're Thankful For!

Thanksgiving is a couple of days away and with turkey we can't wait to eat, family we can't wait to see, and shopping we can't wait to do...in the midst of all the chaos, we couldn't help but ask the question, "What Are You Thankful For?".

What Are You Thankful For? Q&A on CoolPencilCase Instagram
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We posed the question on our Instagram and check out all the lovely answers we received by you and your peers! Heart eyes emoji all around, please!

@myfavoriteivan : I am thankful for my life and my opportunity to help and influence others' lives as well

@neeilus : For a healthy family!

@stphsky : Thankful for a roof over my head and my friends and family!

@sabrinasakay : I'm most thankful for my sister

@aliateapot : My cat chalk and chocolate!

 - @melhayyy : I'm thankful for the ups and downs in life that teach me resiliency, the selfish people to teach me how to forgive, and my friends and family that teach me how to love

@j0y_rich : I'm thankful for music!

@jennifahhjo : i'm thankful for my friends!

happy holidays from CoolPencilCase.com
Happy Thanksgiving from Hello Kitty!

...& in case you were wondering what we were thankful for, that would be all of our awesome Cool Pencil Case fans, of course! We thank each and every one of you for all your continuing support...we couldn't do it without you! :)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Biggest Sale of the Year - 30% Off $50 Purchase!

You heard correctly, the Biggest Sale of the Year is currently happening at Cool Pencil Case and we personally invite you to check it out! Now valid from November 21st through the 28th, you can receive a whopping 30% your $50 purchase (before taxes and shipping)! Just apply the code BLACKFRIDAY2016 at checkout and you're all set!

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Biggest Sale of the Year at CoolPencilCase.com

Not yet sure on where to start shopping? See the mini-guide below to navigate your holiday shopping on Cool Pencil Case!

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 Pencil Case Sale - don't miss it!

Did you know that we're also having a pencil case sale with all your favorites marked down? So stock up and make sure you don't miss it as it ends on November 28th as well!

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  We've put together these gift collections just for you!

Put together thematic gifts revolving the recipient's favorite style, character, or collection! We went ahead and gathered together popular collections even including one for the Pastel Lover, one for the Foodie and Drink connoisseur, and one for the Under the Sea enthusiast. See the rest of the collections here!

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All Under $5!

For those on a budget this holiday season with never-ending lists of family members, friends, and co-workers to gift...fill up their stockings with these awesome picks just under $5! See our previous post for more details and well, you can thank us later.

BLACK FRIDAY UPDATE

It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on the Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo, which will be only $1 with a $75 or more purchase! No code necessary. Offer ends 11/28!

Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Case Duo only $1 this weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Stocking Stuffer Favorites All Under $5!

Holidays are getting closer and closer and let's be honest, when it comes to shopping for gifts...sometimes it's hard knowing where to start! Well, fret no longer because Cool Pencil Case has got you covered this holiday season. Fill those stockings with awesome little gifts that won't burn a hole in your wallet. Yup! Shop our Stocking Stuffers section and you'll find yourself crossing names off that list sooner than you think...

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Animal Family 3-D Stickers $3.25

Stickers are always better 3-D, wouldn't you agree? These Animal Family 3-D Stickers are the perfect stocking stuffer for planner addicts and animal lovers alike! Whether its to decorate pages of an organizer, trade with friends, or to simply collect them all, there's an endless list of possibilities when it comes to this simple and fun accessory.

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Animal Slim Washi Tape $4.25

We couldn't have a Stocking Stuffer Favorites list without adding washi tape! The Animal Slim Washi Tape is a great gift for those DIY and craft lovers. With Lace Trim and Hot Air Balloon designs, see what else our washi tape collection has to offer!

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Disney Lipstick Correction Tape $4.65

It is no secret that this Make-Up Collection has become a favorite in the office. Gift these Disney Lipstick Correction Tapes to classmates that are make-up gurus, lovers of Disney, or just lipstick fanatics! Not only will they love this fun and quirky designed correction tape, they'll also be glad they now have something to make all those unwanted marks disappear!

There's so much more we just couldn't fit onto this post, so see a few of our other favorite stocking stuffers!  For those that would love a collection of gifts just featuring their favorite character or style? See the gift collections we've put together just for them!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a month away and with a whole feast to prepare, who has the time to think of the dessert table? No need to fret, we're here to help! See our fun and easy recipe finds below to keep your guests satisfied in addition to minimal work in the kitchen. Also, did we mention that all these recipes are super cute? Win-win!


Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins? Yes, please! With less than 7 ingredients, these little pumpkins will definitely be your go-to this holiday. They're festive, cute, and everyone will love this sweet dessert after a big meal!

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Easy No-Bake Pretzel Turkeys

These Easy No-Bake Pretzel Turkeys include the two words we're all wanting to hear: No-Bake. With 5 minutes preparation time, we say that you're good to go with this one! Switch it up and serve these turkeys as finger food appetizers, not only are they no-mess treats...they're also great conversation starters!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops

Let's face it...not everyone has a sweet tooth as big as ours (and maybe yours?), so sometimes that cake may not even be necessary to make (yes, that was an intentional rhyme)! With this said, cake pops are the way to go! They're individual, perfect sized, and did we mention that these cake pops were filled with pumpkin cheesecake? Yum!

Do you have any easy dessert recipes you'll be making this Thanksgiving? Share them in the comments below, we'd love to see what sweet treats you'll be making!