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 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

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!

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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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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.


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!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sumikko Gurashi New Arrivals Takeover

Sumikko Gurashi has been taking over our New Arrivals section and we're totally cool with it! Deck out in Sumikko Gurashi school supplies this season and show your friends just how irresistible these corner things are!

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Sumikko Gurashi 3-Color Erasable Pilot FriXion Pen $12.25

Two of our favorite things have gotten together and created this awesome combination, here we present the Sumikko Gurashi 3-Color Erasable Pilot Frixion Pen. That's right, Pilot FriXion has joined these adorable creatures to create the ultimate kawaii, everyday writing tool. This pen includes three different colors and an eraser for those unwanted mistakes, did we mention there was even a soft grip for those long essays...what more can you ask?

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Sumikko Gurashi Sweet Treat Rulers $3.45

Measure with accuracy using these Sumikko Gurashi Sweet Treat Rulers! If you're one to switch pencil cases throughout the year, the fold-up feature will make it easy to store in a pencil case of any size. In addition to measurements, this sweet treat also includes stencils for basic shapes as well as a wavy edge for arts and crafts!

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Sumikko Gurashi Soda Pop Pencil Toppers $5.15

Designed in unique cartons and containers, you'll fall in love with the flavored drinks in this Sumikko Gurashi Soda Pop Pencil Toppers collection. Protect the tips of your sharpened pencils as well as your pencil case from unwanted marks with these essential toppers. Each set includes three pencil toppers, so you'll definitely always be ready for that pop quiz!

Want to see what else has landed on our New Arrivals page? Click here to find out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DIY: Halloween Decorations using Washi Tape!

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Halloween is slowly creeping up and we've already started to mark down the days for one of our favorite holidays of the year! With costume choices and candy cravings, one of our favorite parts of the season are the fun and spooky decorations. See below for awesome DIY projects using washi tape, and you'll find that decorations don't necessarily need to make a hole in your pocket!

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Make fun bookmarks and cards using washi tape!

Create homemade cards to send to loved ones and friends this Halloween season. Use the washi tape to create a pattern or keep it simple along the borders. Not only is this project quick and easy, but those receiving these cards will appreciate the sweet gesture! Have friends that are readers? Use the washi tape on blank bookmarks, add some ribbon, and you're good to go!

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See the tutorial to make these cute mason jars!

For this project, all you'll need besides washi tape are mason jars, googly eyes, and markers! This craft project is perfect for those hosting halloween parties this year. Decorate your mason jars to be fun little ghosts and monsters by wrapping washi tape all around then creating a fun, silly face using the markers and googly eyes. Fill the mason jars with candy and sweets for a centerpiece or straws and utensils for the food area, these will definitely stand out at the party!

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See here for 25 ways to decorate pumpkins!

Let's admit it, maybe not everyone is the best at carving pumpkins...but don't worry! See how easily you can decorate your pumpkins this year in a slightly different way. With some paint and washi tape, this DIY will allow you to show off your creativity this halloween. Washi Tape Pumpkin contest anyone?

Find more halloween ideas and inspiration by checking out our Pinterest board!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cute and Spooky Halloween Picks!

With halloween around the corner, the ghosts are coming out to play (and maybe, scare) at Cool Pencil Case! Get ready for this fun holiday with these spooky pencil cases that will surely make your friends want to join in on the halloween spirit as well!

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Ghost and Seal Slim Pencil Pouch $9.95 

Don't worry, the ghosts from these Ghost and Seal Slim Pencil Pouches are friendly as can be. Available in complimentary colors such as Aqua and Peach, these slim pencil cases are the perfect fit for all your essential accessories. Use this pencil pouch for writing tools or even make-up, these Ghost and Seal Slim Pencil Pouches are versatile from the classroom to a night out with friends!

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Monster and Ghost Pencil Case $12.65

Monsters and ghosts are pairing up to create this Monster and Ghost Pencil Case. More so cute than scary, this duo consists of the "Silver Mischievous Ghost" and "Navy Blue Playful Monster." In addition to storing your pens and pencils, this pencil case also features two mesh flaps inside so you'll have a place to keep your bookmark tabs, erasers, and clips!

Last but not least, we know a few of you have already started decorating so here are a few fun and spooky wallpapers to really get into the Halloween spirit. Decorate your desktop and mobile screens with these cute, kawaii wallpapers featuring our favorite characters!

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Happy Halloween from all our favorites!

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See what Pusheen Witch is cooking up for us!

kawaii halloween wallpapers
Rilakkuma is ready for Halloween!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cool Pencil Case's Top Customer Favorites

We have a wide range of customer favorites, but see what you and your peers have chosen to be ultimate Cool Pencil Case necessities for the school season ahead...drum roll, please!

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You can easily see why the Color Love Pencil Pouch was a top pick! In three vibrant colors, there's no picking and choosing what you'll bring to school as these spacious pencil cases hold up to 40 pens and pencils! You can even fit in those washi tapes like @laughingwithoutanaccent did! With a mesh pocket to keep sticky notes and erasers, these Color Love Pencil Pouch definitely take the cake with being your go-to pencil case for the school year.

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The planner addicts couldn't go on without showcasing their love for our stickers and planner tabs. Add some fun to the pages of your planner like @__geisha__ has with the Cute Character Sketchbook Stickers or get ready to mark important events and tasks like @studyign_com is with her Lovely Days Planner Tabs! Think you'll be using the planner tabs on most days, easily fit them in the sleeves of your planner, and you're good to go!

These Perfume Pencil Boxes have also gotten lots of love! Resembling the classic Chanel No 5 perfume, show off this pencil box in nothing but style! Did you know that we also have Lipstick Double Sided TapeEye Shadow Palette Sticky Tabs, and Make You Love Collection Clips to complete this make-up collection?

It was never a secret that Giraffe Charm Wallet and Pencil Pouch Duo was an all-time fave. What's better than having your pencil case and wallet all in one? Similar to the design of a butterfly pencil pouch, this duo includes a compartment versatile for everyone. It can hold identification cards, perfect for moms and college students, and if you're a planner addict? Use the slots to hold planner accessories like paper clips and bookmark tabs like @burstsofcoloreveryday does!

Last but not least, we have the classic Traveler's Suitcase Butterfly Pencil Pouch. We can already tell that nothing will be forgotten in this suitcase. With a unique exterior design, it is no secret why this is a must-have for students of all ages! Perfect for those who travel light, there are two compartments in this pencil case, one to fit your everyday writing tools and the other for ticket stubs and sticky notes. No space in your backpack? Don't worry, there's even a handle to carry this pencil case around!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cozy Cool Pencil Case Favorites for Fall

The color of the leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, and fall is finally here! To celebrate the first day of the autumn, we've put together our cozy favorites perfect for the months ahead. Explore the season of change and see what we've gathered to be the Cool Pencil Case items of the fall season below...

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Booklet Pencil Case $12.85

As the colder days start to arrive, what's better than snuggling up and reading a good book? These Booklet Pencil Cases will make you want to do just that! Show your inner bookworm with these booklet pencil cases that appear to be dimensional but are actually slim. Fit all your writing tool favorites and choose between the three story options available.

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Popcorn Pencil Pouch $18.85

With October right around the corner, those scary movies will be easier to watch with popcorn at hand. These Popcorn Pencil Pouches are both for the movie buff and well, the popcorn lover, of course! Resembling that of popcorn you'd actually get at a movie theater, show this unique pencil case off to your friends and they'll see popcorn like they've never had before!

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Coffee Cup Pencil Pouch $18.85

Hot cup of coffee on a cold, autumn morning? Yes, please! Show your love for coffee with these Coffee Cup Pencil Pouches. Instead of topping it off with milk and sugar, fill these pencil pouches with all your pens and pencils for school. With a Mountain Blend logo and even a coffee cup sleeve, you'll never forget this cup of coffee before class!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Trip Under the Sea

Join us as we take an adventure under the sea and explore our collection of school supplies from the deep, deep blue. From koi fish to otters, we have a whole underwater world you'll just have to sea for yourself!

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Rilakkuma Otter Costume Pencil Pouches $22.25

Rilakkuma never ceases to surprise us with his selection of costumes, however the Rilakkuma Otter Costume Pencil Pouches has definitely become an ultimate favorite! With Rilakkuma holding onto that shell charm and fun details like the mock back stitching, this much cuteness is just too hard to resist.

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Jinbei-San Wooden Pencil $1.75

We just couldn't talk about our ocean favorites without mentioning Jinbei-San. Make sure you have the cutest whale shark in your collection this school year. These Jinbei-San Wooden Pencils will definitely add that sparkle to your pencil case. With holographic details, don't forget to collect all four designs these pencils are available in!

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Fantasy Aquarium Pencil Pouch $16.85

There's a whole fantasy to be explored with these Fantasy Aquarium Pencil Pouches. Featuring the Cat/Fish and Penguin/Rabbit, these hybrid critters are unique, cute, and quite fascinating! Surprise your friends with these animal creations and have them join in on the fantasy aquarium fun!

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Sea Mate Eraser Collection $1.50

Have these sea mates by your side for all those marks you want disappeared. The gang's all here as our Sea Mate Eraser Collection features blowfish and dolphins to octopus and even, squid! Collect them all or choose your favorites, these sea friends aren't going anywhere!

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Koi Fish Slim Pencil Case $14.25

These fish couldn't help but swim their way into Cool Pencil Case. Place your favorite pens and pencils in these Koi Fish Slim Pencil Cases. In four different choices, each with a different colorway, don't miss the fun details like the patterned inner lining or unique shape!

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...