Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our Top 5 Cool Pencil Cases of 2015!

Butterfly pencil pouches. Pencil cases with pouches. Super bright colors. These fun themes described some of our favorite pencil cases, and with 2016 just around the corner, we're wondering which pencil cases will be at the top of your list! Take a trip down memory lane with us and check out our top 5 cool pencil cases -- and remember, enter code CPC2015 at checkout to receive 10% off your $30 or more purchase!

Hootie the Owl Pencil Case

Mini Cat Sketch Backpack Pencil Pouch

Color Love Pencil Pouch

Alpacasso My Pencil Case

 Make it Pop Pencil Pouch

Animal Pals Pencil Case

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

End of Year Sale!

Hey CPC Club -- If you haven't heard, we're holding our End of Year Sale, where you can get 10% off your $30 purchase at! See code below and feel free to pass along to friends who also have had an eye out for that special pencil case or planner all year long!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Favorites

Can you believe that Christmas is around the corner? It's been an amazing year here and as we pack our holiday orders, we are more than excited thinking about all the cool pencil cases and planners that some of you have under your trees!

To shoot the Christmas spirit through the roof, we've rounded up the top 10 finds from our Pinterest board that will make you spread the Holiday cheer just like us here at Cool Pencil Case!

10. Adorable Doggies in Christmas Lights


9. Anything Pusheen-related


8. Kawaii Holiday Decorations

7. Sweet Christmas Cookies


6. DIY Christmas Ornaments

5. Hello Kitty Gingerbread Carousels


4. Hello Kitty Ornaments

3. Kawaii Holiday Cookies

2. Christmas Tree Cheer

1. Thanking our lucky stars for a great start to Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

NEW ARRIVAL: Lunch Time Molding Doh Set

We've always been a fan of CoolRiceBunnies, so you know here awesome videos and our Lunch Time Molding Doh set would be a match made in YouTube heaven. Take a look at how fun it is to play around with our newest DIY kit

Monday, December 7, 2015

#CPCPlannerGirl: Haute Pink Fluff

If you're looking for some good inspiration for your next desk layout, meet Vanessa of @HautePinkFluff. Tons of creativity goes into her planner layouts, but we at Cool Pencil Case drool over her amazing crafting area in her home as well. Everything is well organized and full of color! She took the time to answer our favorite #CPCPlannerGirl questions today -- see below for a couple of key planning tips and which Cool Pencil Case items are her favorites!
"With the use of emails and text messages, there isn't anything more personal and sentimental than using beautiful stationery mailed to friends and loved ones. I love stationery because it can be so personal and there are endless of stationery companies and prints to choose from. It's easy to create your own stationery and it's one of my favorite creative outlets." - Vanessa

(Included above: Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo)

What do you love best about your favorite planner and why?
My favorite planner is a ring-bound planner because it's so easy customize and make planner accessories for yourself. I always find really cute handmade planner accessories on Etsy and a ring-bound planner makes it easy to update.

Tell us about your favorite and most used planner accessory (bookmark, gel pen, stamp, etc). My most used planner accessories are my planner tassels and page markers. I have them on just about every planner and notebook I have.

(Included above: Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo)

What is your favorite Cool Pencil Case product and why?
The Happy Baby Mega Pencil Case is without a doubt my favorite product. They hold a lot of pens, pencils, washi tape, paperclips, and sticky notes. I love the color selection and the quality is excellent. I love it so much, I have three of them!

Can you give some tips on those who love decorating their planner pages but are on a budget?
I first started decorating my planner using printable stickers that I would find in the free files on Facebook planner groups and mostly Etsy shops. They're really inexpensive and I can print as many as I need. I also re-use any pretty prints or images I cut from magazines, turn gift bags into dashboards or journaling cards, and check out planner related blogs for free printables. 
When did you start using your planner and how did it change the way you prepared for the day/week/month?I got my first planner when I was 10 years old just for fun, but I started to use a planner to keep organized when I was in middle school. I would write down all the due dates for assignments, exams, and projects ahead of time, that way I could see how much time I have for each assignment and not force myself to try to remember everything. Using a planner helps me remember things by writing it down, but also eases the stress of trying remember everything at once.

How do you organize all of your stationery and supplies?I use clear shoe boxes of different sizes that I purchased from The Container Store, but really any store has them. I'm a very visual person, so using clear containers helps me see what I already have and remember to use it. I label each one and stack them together. I always see really beautiful bins and baskets to hold stationery, but I prefer to have everything contained in a box. I also use the clear bead boxes to organize small push pins, paperclips, sticky notes that I feature a lot on my Instagram.

How do you decide how to design your planner layouts? How long does it usually take to complete your design for the week or month?
Most people may be surprised that I actually don't look on Instagram or watch "Plan With Me" videos on Youtube for inspiration or to get ideas. Aside from scrapbooking, planner decorating is a huge creative outlet for me, so I tend to stick with what I like and my personal style on a daily basis. I try to stick with using my favorite colors and prints all of the time and be my original self. Since I have a lot of planner supplies, it usually takes me about 30 minutes or longer. It's just something I enjoy doing and love spending time on.

(Included Above: Happy Baby Mega Pencil Case)

How has the planner community on instagram supported your love for stationery?I started an Etsy shop last January to sell my planner tassels and the planner community has shown such a huge support in my shop and my Instagram. I love being tagged in photos that remind them of me or one of their purchases from my shop. I also love seeing the RAKs or a "random act of kindness' when people send stationery gifts to friends to brighten someone's day.

Name us three of your favorite planner girls/guys that our Cool Pencil Case fans should follow!
My favorite Instagram accounts that inspire me for journaling in a planner, creative planner decorating, and planner productivity are

Friday, December 4, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Ramen and Dumpling Kit

Sure, Cool Pencil Case has its share of under $10 pencil cases and gifts for the planner obsessed friend. Today, we're sharing a fun tutorial FlyingMio created a week ago for our DIY Ramen and Dumpling Kit! We had so much fun watching her create this kit and seeing her personal, creative touches and thought it would be great to share as another holiday gift suggestion for the creative person on your list! Peep the video below and let us know what you think. Will you be getting one of these DIY kits for yourself as well?

Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats

Make your Valentine's Day gathering even sweeter with these delicious, easy-to-make treats. From oreo pops to a red, pink, and white pop...