Testing Weekly & Daily Layouts in my Bullet Journal

While I've been using planners, journals and sketchbooks for as long as I can remember, I'm new to the more systematic side of planning with a bullet journal. It's also the first time I'm actively trying to not only organize my days and weeks, but to do so beautifully. 

I enjoy the whole process a lot! But of course, there are still parts of the system I'm playing around with. 

 Girl sticker to decorate my Kraft paper bullet journal. 

Adapting the Bullet Journal to personal needs

One personal adjustment that works very well for me is keeping anything related to the past - like writing down achievements, social media stats and finances - and fixed dates like deadlines in a separate journal. As I describe in this post on my overall planner and journal setup, this makes one of the two 'bullet journals' a more permanent record keeper, and the other a flexible daily planner. It also gives a great feeling of satisfaction whenever I get to use the 'permanent' journal and write down any results of the past month. 

Another personal adjustment is still very much a work in progress: My weekly and daily layouts.

As a freelancer, self-employed, working from home (and with an unpredictable housing situation in the near future) most of the systems I've tried in the beginning focused too much on events and appointments. Most of my own appointments are very spontaneous (seems to be a culture thing here in Korea - most of the time, friends just drop by the house unannounced) and my days aren't defined by events, work hours or meetings, but projects and tasks. 

What does that mean for my bullet journaling habits? 

  • I don't really need a very detailed monthly overview - most plans fall apart as soon as a new client commission comes in, or a deadline moves up...
  • I need a lot of space to break down projects into smaller and smaller tasks
  • I need to give my days structure through my to-do lists instead of fixed time slots
 Very simple, quick week in my bullet journal. Bit of a mess, but lesson learnt! 

Very simple, quick week in my bullet journal. Bit of a mess, but lesson learnt! 

First week: Minimal Approach

Daily layouts: Horizontal with simple task to-do lists
A rough overview of the week on the very top with tiny 'main goals' of each day.
Separate categories: Blog, Etsy, Work/Commissions

These 'main goal' tasks are all nice and good, but I have a tendency to never cross them off after actually finishing the item. I love crossing off in my daily to-do lists but then completely forget to add that final touch...

I also tend to be over ambitious when it comes to planning my week, forgetting that depending on how many guests the cafe I work at has, I don't really have that much free time to work on my own projects or client commissions on the side. Around Thursday, I started re-arranging, adding new tasks, moving around old ones... I prefer just planning day to day with only the most important deadlines written down.

 Using watercolor stickers to organize in my bullet journal - and for the pretty. 

Using watercolor stickers to organize in my bullet journal - and for the pretty. 

Second Week: Getting creative! 

The second week of March was where I wanted things to be pretty - mostly since I came out of a bit of a lull after fighting the flu. 

Combining my task lists with simple watercolor stickers my daily spreads more structure. The stickers came in handy in creating a visual separation for different areas of focus. 

I still kept my 'main goals' on top, but with a slightly different arrangement. Again, I kind of just left stuff unmarked despite finishing the tasks and now I'm getting antsy just LOOKING at these pictures!

Habit tracker: First steps for self-care tracking

I've so far never felt the need to add a habit tracker. It just seemed like so much effort for tasks that would, in themselves, already be an effort. I refuse to even write down household chores - I do those on autopilot and I'm trying to keep my journal focused on work and art. :)

BUT. I stand corrected. Habit trackers are fun! I'm still intimidated by large monthly ones, but tiny weekly trackers? Those are the perfect baby steps in the right direction. And since I'm a lot better at working and getting stuff done than I am at actually taking care of myself, I decided to add a little self-care tracker this week (alright, I started Thursday...).

First self-care tracker in my bullet journal:

  • Tea: Instead of counting glasses of water (I drink  A LOT anyway) I kept track of special teas.
  • Skincare: Living in Korea, I've got an abundance of masks and scrubs available, but need to get into the habit of using them more regularly. This worked out great since I wore masks while working in Photoshop or blogging! :)
  • Yoga: I love to exercise. I really do! I was an avid Yoga-Class-Goer when I still lived in Switzerland, and did martial arts and jogging, too. But working out at home? What a failure - I always get distracted by other tasks. Despite all my habit tracker motivation, I got to fill in exactly ZERO here.
  • Massage: I've got this strange wooden contraption for facial massage (like a wooden spatula?) and it's so relaxing to massage my jaw muscles and shoulders with it. I also counted using my oil cleansing step if I focused on doing massage movements instead of just quickly rubbing the oil in.
  • Food: To keep track of any special, healthy food items. Strawberries and Kohlrabi ruled!
  • Supplements: I'm terrible at taking anything regularly, so I started to keep track of my vitamins. The result is sad. 

    I really want to incorporate a self-care habit tracker for real in the coming weeks, if only to show myself that I probably SHOULD do something. 

See that tiny bundle of drawings and text on the upper right side of the journal? That's my first attempt at tracking my habits. Note the empty space next to the lotus flower, which was supposed to track yoga.

So in the following week, I added the habit tracker on the very top, slightly reduced. Does this even count as a habit tracker? I write in variations instead of just filling out task boxes...

Love keeping track of all the strange teas I drink! And the skincare tracker got me to use some old products (and my skin looked great that week haha). 

Yoga/meditation/pilates/ANYTHING that you can't do while working on other tasks is still my biggest struggle. 

The supplements are a great thing to track, though.

I'm not yet happy with the overall tracking system, though. Maybe I should make some sort of stickers...? Give myself more space? 

 Self-care habit tracker experiment in my bullet journal. Tea, skincare, yoga and supplements.

Self-care habit tracker experiment in my bullet journal. Tea, skincare, yoga and supplements.

Week 3: Structure with boxes and drawings

The habit tracker did replace those pesky 'main goals'. If I was afraid of forgetting anything, I could just look it up in my permanent planner and write it in ahead of time in my dailies. 

This week I focused on structure in my layouts by drawing boxes and flags to contain my to-do lists.

While I love my Kraft paper sketchbook, I do find that the brown hue is a bit of a visual distraction. The contrast between my black pen and the background isn't big enough to make individual items pop. This was when I started looking around for a white, blank journal. All my sketchbooks are already in use, and while Korean stationery stores are adorable, most of their journals are either lined or already outfitted with (really cute!) planner layouts. 

 End of the week in my bullet journal. You can see at what point in time I got the flu and fell off the task list wagon. ;)

End of the week in my bullet journal. You can see at what point in time I got the flu and fell off the task list wagon. ;)

This was the week when my flu came back with a vengeance. My weekend to-do lists are pathetic thanks to that.

I like adding little drawings, but again, the overall combination of drawings, task lists AND the background color can be a bit of an overkill. 

 Mistakes in my bullet journal. Messed up the date of all things... and the stickers hides a smudged drawing for my skincare habit tracker. 

Mistakes in my bullet journal. Messed up the date of all things... and the stickers hides a smudged drawing for my skincare habit tracker. 

Week 4: Streamlining & Stickers

Ah, date mistakes. One huge disadvantage of a Kraft paper journal: It's impossible to correct any mistakes, so my week will forever start out with that 'lol nope' at the very top.

The yoga tracker became even smaller. Did I hope to be less intimidated by it if it was tiny? I seem to just have forgotten about it instead. 

I messed up the skincare drawing for that tracker, so I put a sticker on top of it. 

As you can see, instead of tracking habits over days, I set myself goals of 'five times per week' or 'four skincare efforts per week' - didn't like how that turned out, though. Also, where the #@* did my supplements and tea tracker go?

That's what I mean with 'not good at self-care'. I always replace simple, relaxing things with more drawing ideas, instead. 

I had a free day on the 22nd (as in, no construction/renovation work, and the cafe closed) so we went to the city to meet friends and I went on the hunt for sticker paper. 

Also, our cat Hedwig got hurt (probably fell down somewhere...) so that's where the little cat doodle came from. 

Of course, I had to test out my new pens. I love them - they're by the Japanese brand Sakura, actually. But the (beautiful) gray pen just didn't look good on my Kraft paper. This was when I decided to go ahead and order a new journal for next month instead of using sketchbook leftovers like this. I'm already fully committed to the whole journaling system after three months, so the investment seems worth it.

The white gel pen does look so pretty on Kraft paper, though. Ah, I'll be forever torn on this. 

This week was also a week with fewer commissions/client work, and I went ahead with a lot of personal projects, instead. From coloring pages to new sticker motives, vocabulary illustrations to blog posts... 

 Simple vertical task lists really work for me. I'll be keeping these for future daily spreads in my bujo!

Last days of March: Switching it up

Monday came with a large dinner event, which had us go to the city again to do a month's worth of grocery shopping. And stationery! New sticker paper and pens were in order since the stationery store from last week had nothing waterproof and no glossy sticker paper.  

More by accident than by design, I started to list my tasks vertically instead of horizontally. I really liked the result for Monday and kept the layout for the entire week. This automatically makes my lists look cleaner, more structured and gives a nice sense of time - top of the list is for morning tasks, bottom for evening tasks. It's a nice mix of day structure and flexibility. 

 My To-Do lists hurt my head... bullet journaling really helps with being productive and not getting overwhelmed by large tasks!

Due to a mix of optimism and stupidity, I left out Saturday and Sunday - I'd hoped for my journal online order to arrive before the weekend and switch to that one for the new month. 

While it's nice to have more space, the task lists seem to look less neat the wider they become. 

Bullet journal inspiration and lessons learned:

  1. Arrange dailies in vertical blocks instead of horizontal ones.
  2. Go roughly in chronological order when writing task lists down for the day. First task of the day: Top of the list. 
  3. Putting the most important or big task of the day at the top of a list has me paralyzed like a deer in headlights. 
  4. Habit trackers are fun.
  5. Habit trackers are hard.
  6. I really need to ... get into the habit of using a habit tracker. There's an inception joke somewhere in there. 
  7. Stickers can be used to add structure.
  8. My handwriting looks better when I elongate my letters.
  9. I can't draw straight lines with gel pens.
  10. Weeklies don't work for me - I'll just add important dates to my dailies directly. 

That's it for my bullet journal month. I love playing around with different layouts and new ideas, but need to keep it simple or else I get overwhelmed. 

I already look forward to trying new layouts on white paper in April! What are your favorite bullet journal spreads?

All stickers seen are made by me and can be found in my Etsy shop or in my Freebie section here on the blog. 

 Girl 'lazy day' stickers - yoga, self-care stickers. 

Korean Wedding Guest Dress Code & Etiquette - Illustration

Despite having gotten married in Korea, I'd never been a guest at a wedding myself. On top of that, my own wedding was a traditional Korean one, so both me, my husband and pretty much all the female guests came wearing Hanbok.

So when the wedding of a close friend came around I wasn't too sure of what would be appropriate when it came to wardrobe. Especially since I knew the event would take place in on of the most luxurious wedding halls of Seoul - I was expecting evening dresses and lots of colors. A bit of research quickly showed how wrong I was...

In general, Korean weddings are over quickly and aren't - to my European sensitivities - very festive. The dress code for guests could best be described as business or business-casual, partly stemming from the fact that a large part of the guests is comprised of co-workers.  

More Korea...

Since I love drawing outfits and makeup illustrations, this was the perfect occasion to document some of the fashion choices I saw on other female guests. Of course, there are differences depending on the size of the event, the general level of luxury of the location, and the season. For example, I didn't even get to remove my coat! Luckily I'd gone with a dark charcoal one instead of my cream colored jacket which would have looked too much like white in pictures. 

General outfit tips: 

  • Subdued colors. The wedding is all about having the bride shine brightest! 
  • Choose an outfit you could wear to a business meeting or formal event during the day. A lot of Korean weddings don't take place late in the evening, so evening gowns or festive dresses aren't usual.
  • Men basically wear suits or a nice jacket, though ties are definitely optional. Like mentioned, business-casual is the order of the day. I've seen my fair share of jeans-wearing guests, too. 
  • Keep in mind that there will probably be no place to put down bags, jackets or coats and you'll have to carry/wear them all the time.

A "Korean Wedding" How To: 

1. Arrive early  

... so you can take a picture with the bride. She'll be sitting in a room exclusively for that purpose, so especially if you're a guest from the bride's friend circle, that's probably your best chance to see her up close and give her your best wishes (but fast, other people are waiting in line!).  

2. Gifts

Bring an envelope (or use one of the envelopes provided somewhere near the entrance) with money. This is your gift - you're essentially helping to pay for the wedding venue, food etc. 
The amount varies depending on how close your relationship is, so try asking some friends or colleagues from the same circle on how much they give.

There'll be two tables to chose from - one for the bride's guests and one for the groom's - where you'll be able to hand over your envelope (with your name written on it) and sign the guest book in exchange for a buffet coupon. You'll probably be able to greet the couple's parents there, too.

 I added a little extra drawing as a wedding gift for the couple.

I added a little extra drawing as a wedding gift for the couple.

3. Ceremony  

The ceremony hall was inspired by a church when it came to design and layout. The benches on the right side of the aisle were for family, the left side for friends and co-workers, but we chose to stand to see better.
The actual ceremony is usually short. A ceremony master guides through the process, which is opened by the two mothers. Their part of the ceremony is based in Korean traditional weddings, so they'll be lighting candles and greet each other with bows while wearing traditional Hanbok. Then, the ceremony master introduces first the groom and then the bride, who'll be led down the aisle by her father.

 For traditional Korean weddings, the exchange of symbolic food between the to-be married couple, as well as between the two families, is very important. Traditional Hanbok are worn and, among other elements, lavishly decorated dishes and lots of bowing dominate the ceremony. 

For traditional Korean weddings, the exchange of symbolic food between the to-be married couple, as well as between the two families, is very important. Traditional Hanbok are worn and, among other elements, lavishly decorated dishes and lots of bowing dominate the ceremony. 

A note on traditional Korean weddings: 

While there are lots of elements from Korean traditional weddings sprinkled through-out the modern version, the actual thing isn't that common anymore. For a true traditional ceremony, the bride and groom (as well as close relatives) would all be in Hanbok - with traditional wedding adornments on top! - and instead of exchanged vows or rings, it involves a lot of greetings and gifts between the families in form of symbolic food. 
I actually got married in a traditional Korean ceremony and will blog about that in the future!

 Wedding illustration for an invitation card to a traditional Korean ceremony. The elaborate Hanbok for weddings are colorful, covered in intricate embroidery, and surprisingly heavy!  This wedding invitation portrait was a custom order. 

Wedding illustration for an invitation card to a traditional Korean ceremony. The elaborate Hanbok for weddings are colorful, covered in intricate embroidery, and surprisingly heavy!
This wedding invitation portrait was a custom order. 


The groom has to do a lot of bowing through-out the ceremony! Where the bride has a dress (and a flurry of professional ceremony assistants assuring it always looks perfect) that limits her movements to half-bows, the groom will do the traditional full bow on his hands and knees in front of the parents to ask for their blessings. 

The couple will also read out their vows, and the fathers or a very close friend will hold a short speech. Depending on the couple's background, there might be other short interludes (my friend had a singer duo sing for her since both she and her husband work in the music industry) but generally, the ceremony will be over in about 20-30 minutes.  

4. More pictures! 

Then, it's immediately time for some group pictures. At this particular wedding, the large number of guests made them take the group picture with friends before the family ones so that the largest chunk of people would be out of the ceremony hall. The bride will also throw her bouquet to an (already decided on) girlfriend. 

5. Buffet

While group pictures are still being taken, you can head over to the dining hall. Some guests don't even watch the ceremony, just hand over their gift envelopes, eat and leave. With the number of guest at this particular ceremony being well over 700, that was the only way to have the wedding hall and even dining hall not be completely overcrowded. 

Grab food and an empty table (only chairs for the couple's closest relatives come labeled), enjoy the music and make sure to eat noodles! Noodle soup or any noodle dish brings luck for the married couple, with the length of the noodles symbolizing a long and happy marriage.

Is it over...? 

The now married couple will change outfits after the ceremony and join the guests in the dining hall.
On this particular occasion, the bride went from wedding dress to evening gown (by the way, none of the guests or even bridesmaids wore anything even close to a gown. Like mentioned: Business-casual) and went around the hall to greet everyone and, since they're musicians, sang a duet. After that, another outfit change into the traditional Korean hanbok was in order. I believe the couple didn't get a single bite to eat! 

That is pretty much the end of all official parts.

At one point, the married couple and closest relatives will go into another room to complete the traditional Korean part of the wedding ceremony, but at that time, most of the other guests will have left already.

It can be a bit hard to tell when it's time to leave since guests trickle in and out constantly.


But don't be surprised if you feel like you're leaving early - as mentioned, Korean weddings don't take very long, and as far as I know, there is no dancing involved. In fact, when we had our own 'second' wedding in Switzerland to celebrate with my Swiss relatives and friends, my husband was petrified when he found out we'd have to dance a little bit of a wedding waltz! 

Just leave after you've at least once congratulated the married couple and eaten your share of the buffet!

 free printable paperdoll inspired outfit stickers - Korean wedding guest dresses - watercolor illustration, makeup and handbags, sticker printables for scrapbooks, filofax, planners and journals.

If you - like me - love to decorate your journals and stationery with outfit stickers, you can download the printable file for these illustrations here. Just print them on sticker paper of your choice (or normal paper - a good old glue stick does the trick!), cut them with scissors and put them in your journal, planner, Filofax, or scrapbook. The files are 300 dpi on half a US letter page, making for some cute, small outfit stickers. 

Some of the drawings are from my 'OOTD Seoul' post here.

iHerb Haul - Vegan in Korea

My latest iHerb haul for living as a cooking-mostly-from-scratch, on-a-budget vegan living in South Korea. This post contains affiliate links, all products are purchased by me. 

While South Korea is a paradise for online shopping in general, iHerb still is my go-to source for certain organic, vegan or natural foods and supplements. I've used iHerb even before I went vegan, mostly for facial oils and similar natural cosmetics that went well in combination with my Korean skincare routine. 

 My most recent iherb haul as a vegan living in Korea. Staple products for cooking from scratch, sweet treats and coffee. 

My most recent iherb haul as a vegan living in Korea. Staple products for cooking from scratch, sweet treats and coffee. 

Staple ingredients for 'international' vegan recipes 

Korea has a traditional cuisine rich in vegetables, grains, beans and seafood which has in recent years evolved to include a lot more meats and dairy. Living on Jeju Island gives me traditional temple food restaurants, organic tofu places and a variety of rice cakes and Jeju-style breads, but limits some other foods.

So while I can easily find a lot of staple products on local markets, others are harder to come by - especially following 'international' vegan recipes and meal plan tips can be a bit of a challenge when bananas are on the expensive side, almond milk can only be found in the large supermarket an hour away, oatmeal isn't the cheap staple grain you might expect, and avocados are pretty much non-existent.

My latest iHerb haul - cart overview.

This is where iHerb comes in handy. While I can't order any fresh produce, they have a lot of specialty food available that is hard to find on Jeju in particular. I order from them once every three months (which is how long their loyalty coupons last after each purchase) for just enough value to get free shipping.

Of course, I also buy the occasional special treat (because who could resist?), like in my latest haul a dark coffee by the brand 'Kicking Horse' - 454 Horse Power Dark Whole Bean Coffee. One can never have enough coffee beans, and I already can't wait to use that beautiful packaging for something else #recyclelikeaKoreanahjumma 

 Creamed coconut for my curry cooking needs, and coffee-scented lip balm by Hurraw! because coffee-scented everything is good in my book.

Creamed coconut for my curry cooking needs, and coffee-scented lip balm by Hurraw! because coffee-scented everything is good in my book.

On that note: I also got myself a new Hurraw! lip balm - coffee scented! These aren't the most moisturizing lip balms in the world (they give instant moisture, but it doesn't last particularly long) but they just taste so good I can't resist. I mentioned their coconut version here.

I also bought what I thought at the time was coconut milk, but actually turned out to be something even better: Creamed coconut, which arrived as a solid block thanks to the slightly colder temperatures on that day. I keep it in the fridge now. To use the creamed coconut, you mix it with two parts warm water. I've used tiny portions of this (one tablespoon at a time) to mix into curries and baked goods and it gives just the perfect hint of coconut. Its expiration date is in 2018 and I plan on buying more of these since they're easier to store than normal coconut milk.


 Sweet treats and peanut butter from iHerb. Vegan haul.

Sweet treats and peanut butter from iHerb. Vegan haul.

Vegan delights:

Another special treat: GoRaw Choco Crunch Sprouted cookies - I normally don't buy processed foods since they're more expensive than just getting the raw ingredients and making/baking/cooking myself, but these seemed really hard to make myself and looked delicious. I loved them! May have eaten all of them over just a few days... I'll probably not re-purchase since they are quite expensive, but will give the chai version a try instead!

I also got some new peanut butter by the brand 'Bell Plantation'. I'm definitely a 'crunchy' person - for some reason, smooth peanut butter is gross to me. The brand was new to me, but the tub was really cheap and it definitely passed the taste-test! It has a bit of a denser texture than other peanut butters we'd tried, and I personally prefer this. Goes really well on fresh baked bread! It's currently sold out on iHerb, but luckily I still have more than half of the jar left. Fingers crossed for its swift return!

 Vegan baking staples for bread, banana bread, sweets... cacao nibs, coconut flakes and Muesli. Yes, I put Muesli in bread. Sue me. 

Vegan baking staples for bread, banana bread, sweets... cacao nibs, coconut flakes and Muesli. Yes, I put Muesli in bread. Sue me. 

Superfood, secret bread ingredients and favorite breakfast muesli:

Organic raw cacao nibs by Now Foods. Cacao nibs have become popular in Korea lately, but are still very much over-priced around here. 
Look, I want to say that I only use these for baking or in smoothie bowls (something I rarely make, by the way...) BUT to be completely honest I just eat these by the hand-full. Don't judge!

Flaked, unsweetened coconut is another baking ingredient. I like to just toss ingredients into a single bowl and make random breads, and coconut flakes are a new addition to that ingredient-roulette I've got going. They're delicious on and in banana bread!

And then, of course, with me coming from Switzerland, I need Muesli. This one by Bob's Red Mill comes closest to my personal preferences - not too sweet (I hate most of the crunchy granola ones, especially since in Switzerland, we mix our Muesli with fresh fruit and yogurts that automatically make everything sweet enough) with a nice mix of dried fruit bits, different grains, seeds and nuts. 
I normally don't care for gluten-free products, but the mix for this one is just too good to switch to another one.


Swiss muesli breakfast habits, living in Korea

I mix my Muesli with basic oats, and generally use a lot of oats during the day. Hot oatmeal with cinnamon is one of my favorite comfort foods, and I mix oats into my breads (both sweet and plain) or to balance out excess humidity when making vegan bean burgers or lentil meatballs. They're great in smoothies, too, especially for busy days when there's no time to cook or prepare any elaborate meals. 

It's way cheaper to buy oats online if you're not keen on GMO - pretty much all of the affordable options in Korea are import products with no special certifications. Locally grown oats are more expensive and are mostly not for use as cereals, but to mix into rice when cooking.


Baking bread in Korea

While there are a lot of bakeries in Korea, taking inspiration from France, Japan or even Germany (I see Bretzels everywhere lately), I still prefer to bake my own breads, both sweet and 'normal' ones. Bread isn't particularly cheap here - except maybe basic toast - and I just love full-grain breads with crunchy crusts too much to go for the mostly sweet and soft breads that are the most common here. 

Jeju has a lot of traditional breads like barley buns with our without filling, but not a lot of people bake themselves or even own an oven, since traditional Korean breads are steamed instead.

I get basic whole-grain wheat flour at the local supermarket (it tends to be cheaper than actual white flour!) but most Korean whole-grain flour is still pretty bland, so I like to order special flours online to mix with my usual fare here. This Dark Rye Flour really adds flavor and texture to bread even if I only use a little bit for each batch. Currently sold out, but the brand has a lot of different flours to try if you're into baking. 

 Vegan staples haul from iHerb, illustration. 

Vegan staples haul from iHerb, illustration. 

That's it for my vegan staples haul from iHerb! As you can see, I'm a total bread & carbs girl. Not saying this is the healthiest haul in the world (definitely not) but it sure is delicious and gives me a lot of basic ingredients to cook and bake from scratch here in Korea. 

Do you use iHerb? Any product you'd recommend - I'm always on the look-out for new muesli or sweet treats. :)

Writing Weekly Letters | Making My Own Letter Paper Printables

When did you last write a letter?

Letter writing, even and especially in the digital age, can be such a relaxing and rewarding way of communication.

I actually write regular letters to my grandmothers back in my home country. These arrive only after a couple of weeks and anything urgent or important reaches them via the all-knowing, all-powerful family network of Skype and messages, but they are perfect to just relate small events - sometimes they read like diary entries, or are observations of local customs and holidays, and just responses to their letters in turn.

 Camellia flower printable letter paper. The original watercolor painting was arranged for different formats and both blank and lined variations. Writing paper printables can be found on Etsy.

Illustrated Printable Letter Paper

I like to elevate both the writing and reading experience by giving the letters a fun touch: Little drawings, stickers or beautiful stationery.

Since I started creating printable stickers, I've come to love using my printer a lot more! Now I printed my own letter papers instead of using store-bought ones.

(Although I have to admit: Korean stationery is the cutest!)

 Aquamarine crystal letter paper. Stationery set printable with watercolor gemstone illustrations. Free printables for A5 writing paper. 

Stationery Sets

Recently, I've upped my letter writing rhythm - mostly since I go to the post office a lot, anyway, and throwing in one or two extra envelopes among my Etsy orders really doesn't take much time. For that reason, I've started creating more and more of my own stationery. 

So far, I've only turned existing illustrations into letter paper, but hopefully, I'll have time to make a completely new stationery illustration set soon! These have definitely wet my appetite for more. 

 Printable hand drawn letter paper, floral pattern of Camellia flowers in watercolor. Printables available on Etsy by evydraws.

I've added the aquamarine crystal letter paper to the freebie section here. The PDF file contains two A5 pages arranged to be printed on A4 paper and cut in half. 

If you're looking for more variety, the Camellia floral letter paper comes in two variations (large illustrations and floral pattern border), both lined and blank and for US letter size and DIN formats. You can find it in my Etsy shop

 Etsy printable letter paper. Camellia flowers in watercolor for a romantic vintage stationery set. Digital download file for A5 and US letter size.

What kind of letter paper would you like? I've got lots of ideas, but am mostly going for floral patterns at the moment! 

 Printable letter papers - free watercolor crystal letter paper printable & Etsy digital file Camellia flower letter paper set.  Romantic vintage stationery printables.