Mini Notebook December Challenge

Mini Notebook December Challenge

 

HURRAY! We have new Cafe Analog Mini Notebooks especially for the December Challenge on Instagram. After the huge succes of the last Mini Challenge on Instagram (#30dayswithminitn), we promised our followers there would be another one in december ! So here we are, ready to go! The notebook is a little big wider and bigger than last time, to make working in it a bit easier when you get towards the end!

Will you hang yours in the Christmastree this year? We sure are, and we picked the RED one, but you can make your own choice!!

The Mini Covers are SOLD OUT sorry, but feel free to make your own, or even use another size!

We are superproud of these pretty handmade products! The maker is ‘our’ Monica (IG @moon.4.life). She has been a Cafe member from the beginning and makes beautiful things. Like these perfect mini artworks!

Here are this year’s prompts!

PS:

We are co-hosting this Challenge with Akanksha aka Akay. She is writing about these Mini-challenges here : Mini Challenge

You can see lots of examples here too !  We will bring out the list of prompts for december around half november. Also there will be some very cool give-aways coming up so stay tuned!

Buy the notebooks in our shop!

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Gyro Cut (rotating blade): Useful for cutting illustrations and washi tape!

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Cutting illustrations with the Gyro Cut

A few weeks ago I saw this video on Instagram by someone who uses a very handy knife to cut out a piece of washi tape. The Gyro Cut seems so handy and quick that I asked asked around of someone of my friends knew this knife. Before I knew 10 ladies where so enthusiastic and agreed to order together to save shipping costs! It was a bit of a wait until we would see each other again but last weekend I got my Gyro Cut.

In short: The Gyro Cut is a precision cutter especially for thin materials like paper, washi tape, sticking vinyl, Solartex and tissue paper. With the 360 ​​degree rotating blade made of hardened steel, you cut as you draw. It costs €15.95 and you can buy it here, at Café Analog, where you can also order extra blades.

Gyro Cut
Gyro Cut + extra knife

First experience with the Gyro Cut

During the Stationery Cafe where I was at that moment I tested it right away because the enthusiastic reactions of others I had become so curious. Enthusiastically I started to cut and the knife turned in all directions except the good one and I thought “this is such a fail!” As it turned out, I immediately started to cut washi tape while you should start with paper! Ofcourse you can’t expect to be able to cut well with the knife right away. You need some time and practice to figure out how fast the blade turns, how much (little!) pressure you have to put on and the best way to hold the Gyro Cut. That same evening I started practicing and now I will take you into that process, are you coming?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy Newyear !

We wish all friends and followers of CAFE ANALOG

and the Stationery Cafe

a wonderful, healthy and creative 2018 !

Are you already in on ‘Project18’ and ‘Alphabet of me’?

This club is worldwide over 250 people =, how fun is that?

2018 is YEAR of the DOG!

Toyah (kikki.arts) made the cutest ‘Year of the Dog’ sticker,

you can print it yourself on (sticker)paper!

We wish you lots of fun with Project18,

you can folow on Instagram

(via @cafeanalog17 and hashtag #caproject18 en #alphabetofmep18)

and on Facebook here

 

 

A little PRESENT to top it all off!

In 2018 you can shop at our favorite store Appelboom Pennen

with a 10% discount using code project18 !

Introduction Project18

 PROJECT18

 

After our Cafe Analog December Daily being such a big success, many asked us ‘are you going on in january ?’ Well, yes but …

Not as frequently as in december, that’s for sure.

Not many people have time or energy to journal every day even if they wanted to (like me ). And we want to avoid that dreading feeling of ‘having to’ and ‘oh no I am already behind again’. we think journaling should be relaxing and fun, ME-time!

So we are approaching it a bit different in 2018.

How, you can read further on.

Meanwhile you are probably about to close the book on 2017, and you have a fresh notebook waiting for you.

 

PROJECT18

  1. Choose YOUR WORD for 2018!

 Focus – Ambition – Open – Life – Growth- Enjoy – Persivere – Inspire – Balance – Happiness – Creative – Believe – Just Be – Enforce – Organize – Slow down -Cherish – Be Me – Forgive – Imagine – Compassiom –  Emotion –  ME  – Heart –  Joy – Enjoy – Attention – Mindful – Family – Feel – Power – Love – Passion – Trust – Let Go – Zen ….. or pick your own

Make a first page of your Word in your Journal for 2018

And journal about it throughout the year! You can already mark some random pages to journal about it on those days as a reminder for yourself.

      2. ALPHABETOFME

This year we will use the ALPHABET to journal.

So at the end of 2018 you will have made your own exclusive Encyclopedia

Each month has 2 letters: January has A & B , February has C & D, March E  & F  etc.

This way you can journal as often as you want, and make pages with that certain letter that  1. is about you and  2.  is about that day, month or season. And as you can see, no pressure! You only ‘have to make’  2 pages / spreads per month.

Example for January :

In the first  2 weeks of January  I  will  journal about  Aruba (where I go on vacation every year) ,  Alpaca’s (my new favorite animal) and  Amish culture (that I have an interest for) . 

The last 2 weeks of January you could journal about Beauty, Bears, Blue Monday (jan 15th) and so you work on.

  1. HANDLETTERING

 Since I am still very unhappy of my handwriting, I will also practice the letter A and a / B and b for my handlettering these weeks. I will do so every month with the other letters, so in the end I hope it to be better! 

SOCIAL MEDIA

There is a Facebookgroup  Cafe Analog Artjournal 

Do you want to share your Project18 on Instagram , use hashtag #alphabetofmep18  and  #caproject18

WEBSHOP

Especially for Project18 we designed   Journalstickers , that you can use easily on our pages when you have a day without inspiration 😉

We will have a new set each season!       

In our webshop you can also find very nice and fountainpenfriendly  L!FE Noble Notebooks  voor Project 18.

You could also choose for a separate notebook like the Pistacchio or the  Calendar Notes.

We will come back later to share more of Project 18, we wish you lots of fun!

 

Cafe Analog – December Daily

Cafe Analog – DECEMBER DAILY

Last year we had a great time with our worldwide friends doing a December Daily , so we decided to do it again.

Please feel free to join and share in the fun in YOUR way!

What is December Daily? To keep it short: A creative Journal through December with some hints and prompts from us!

And how does it work? Look at the prompt of that day and make a collage about it, or draw or write about it.

We even made a very cute Stickerset  for it!

You can keep it simple and just answer the hint or prompt or question and that’s it.  Or you can take a plunge in the deep and write your heart out! Just follow your mood and your heart!

Of course it all depends on how much time you have, try to avoid the pressure of ‘having to’ and ‘being behind’

Even if you don’t do all days, just pick the prompts that spark something!

Fifteen minutes a day are enough we think, maybe after diner when the kids are in bed?

The weekend prompts are a bit more intensive – but only if YOU want them to be!

Print out the list and put it before the first page!

Here’s the list!

DECEMBER DAILY

If you like you can follow and share your Daily on Instagram with #cafeanalogdecemberdaily

Or on the Cafe Analog Facebook pagina.

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NEWSLETTER wk 39 / Rent a Stationery Box!

NEWSLETTER  week 39  –  sept. 27. 2017

 ‘RENT A STATIONERYBOX’ !

For our loyal customers we now have the option to Rent a Box

This makes it easier to buy bigger things (like the Coffeemug, the Letterwriting sets, the white tin containers and the bigger mounted rubberstamps for example) that only fit in a box and allows you to add during 3 weeks, so you save big way on shipping!

Also you are sure of having that washitape you wanted, to preorder stuff you see on our Instagram and always be on time for special products.

               How does it work?

  • The first time you order a minimum of 3 products and pay for it with shipping of choice included.
  • At checkout options write ‘RENTAL BOX’ and we will hold it for maximum 3 weeks from that moment on!
  • In these 3 weeks you can add as many products as you want, by just buying them in the webshop at any given moment, and we will add them to your box. Choose standard shipping everytime.
  • In the end, after 3 weeks, we weigh and calculate everything, plus the accurate shipping costs.
  • We will then either send another invoice for the extra shipping, or we will reimburse the too much payed, if needed, right away.
  • The box gets shipped after the 3 weeks are over.
  •  Earlier is a possibility too, just send us an email.

                                    Let us know what you think!

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Baum-kuchen stickers now in our shop

 

We are so proud to be able to tell you

that we are the first retailer in Europe

to sell the worldfamous exclusive Baum-kuchen stickers!

 

Who doesn’t know their classics like

‘The Journey is the destination’

All stickers are now available in our webshop,

go get them while they last!

 

 

PS: Ever since I got my first Travel Notebook, 

it has carried the Baum-kuchen charm with

Everything happens for a reason‘ on it.

This was in 2013 so its totally faded and worn.

They have them in different colors now!

 

Baum-kuchen collections

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Extra Stationery Cafe

The first Stationery Cafe

sold out in 1 day.

So many enthusiatics!

Because some people were disappointed

we decided to plan another Stationery Cafe

on Sunday 3 september 2017

from 11.00 am  – 15.00 pm

Also at Lewis Book Cafe in Utrecht

Tickets in the webshop!

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STATIONERY CAFE – Kick off

Tadaaaaa! We’re ready!

We proudly present the

STATIONERY-CAFE  ‘Kick off’

on Sunday August 27th, 2017

Tickets* are SOLD OUT

 

– easily accessible by car and public transportation –

 

Will you be there??

Tickets* are SOLD OUT

 

*incl. surprising Lunchbuffet , Washi-Workshop,  Goodiebag

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NEWSLETTER june 2017

WE HAVE A LOT OF NEWS TO SHARE!

NEW ITEMS : BAUM-KUCHEN

We are so happy and proud to tell you, that we have reached an agreement with BAUM-KUCHEN USA  to import their stickers to Europe.

We have been their fans since day 1 and we love their philosophies and creative ideas.

We can’t wait to have them in our shop, so Europe has easy access to them too.

 

 

 

STATIONERY CAFE – KICK-OFF!

Yes!!  … we have a date :

zondag 27 augustus 2017

It will take place in Utrecht, between 11.00 am – 15.00 pm.  More details will follow

Do you want to make sure you have a chair ? You can mail me desiree@cafe-analog.nl.

Costs are 35,00 euro incl. lunch, workshops and a great goodiebag.

 

 

SUMMERVACATION

Yes we also, last months were a happy rollercoaster and we are longing for Sun, Sand and Zen!

From Saturday 17 juni till monday 3 juli 2017 we will be closed,

ordering from the webshop is possible but we will not ship until july 3rd.

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

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DUTCH / ENGLISH

Many of my foreign friends have asked me to translate the site and webshop in English too! Yes of course ! We are working on that!

So please stay tuned and feel free to shop, comment and ask stuff !