Day six of National Stationery Week 2018
Saturday 28 April
Here at Crafter’s Companion, we think crafts and stationery go hand in hand. Cardmaking is still a huge hobby in the UK – what can be better than giving or receiving a handmade and handwritten card or note through the post? We’re always striving to encourage more people to try this rewarding hobby, which is the perfect marriage between creativity and a love of stationery. The trend for hand lettering and calligraphy is growing by the day in the craft industry, and lots of crafters are using quality brush pens like our Spectrum Noir Artliners and brand-new Metallic Markers to add their own hand-written touch to their projects.
Our focus today is all about crafting with pretty paper and pens to create unique handmade stationery and storage. Creating your own paper-crafted storage items for your desk or craft room adds a personal touch to your decor, and means you can tailor it to perfectly suit your needs, theme and colour scheme. We’ve created some beautiful projects for you to try over on our blog, complete with templates and stunning papers and elements, which you can download for free from our website!
There’s even the chance to win a bumper Spectrum Noir pack of products worth £100, so make sure to take a look. Do you have a paper-crafted stationery item you would like to share? Whether that’s hand-lettered paper designs and envelopes, or DIY paper construction projects like ours, make sure you share a picture with the #getcrafty hashtag!
A little bit about us…
Crafter’s Companion was set up in 2005 by Sara Davies MBE from her university bedroom while she was studying for her degree at York University. We are now one of the leading players in the UK’s papercraft market, designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative crafting tools and materials, and we have a number of brands in the papercraft, art and sewing sectors. We are proudly based in the North East of England, and everything we do is with the aim of making crafting fun and simple. Our products have always been aimed at meeting the needs of the enthusiastic crafter, which has led us to create many inspiring products and become a household name in the craft industry.
Our popular ranges include the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion, an all-in-one compact carry case, allowing you to score, trim, create envelopes and more, the vast Spectrum Noir colouring range and the innovative range of Die’sire metal dies. The most recent addition to Crafter’s Companion’s tool range is the Gemini – an electronic die-cutting machine that cuts a variety of materials such as card, paper, vinyl and fabric, and is compatible with most leading thin metal dies and embossing folders.
Check out the website and social media pages for Crafter’s Companion and our Spectrum Noir colouring brand: