Insert Haul May 2016

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As I’m writing this, I realized I haven’t even posted the Insert Haul post from April!!! I’m so behind! [Edit: That post went up last week.] Anyways! It’s no surprise that narrow / standard size notebooks for Traveler’s Notebooks are hard to come by in local stores, prices vary online, and if you buy online, you have to wait for it to be shipped (if it’s not a digital download).

In the previous post I mentioned above, I showed some Piccadilly notebooks I had gotten on Clearance. I was in Marshall’s and once again managed to score more notebooks!!! These are not narrow sized, but I got them cheap enough that I don’t mind cutting them down to fit my Narrow TNs. I know some TN users cut Moleskine notebooks down, but Moleskine is too expensive for me.

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The notebooks I got are Punch Studio brand and come in packs of 3. They measure 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, and fit inside a Chic Sparrow Extra Wide TN (FYI). There were 4 singles (2 have already been cut down) at $2.99 each; and 13-3 packs (39 notebooks total) at $4.99 per pack. For a lovely grand total of: $76.83 before sales tax. Yes, that may be a lot of money up front, but works out to $1.79 an insert!!! *happy dance*

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If you think you’re seeing double of some covers, don’t worry, you are! Some don’t like having the same cover over and over on their inserts, so my acquisition method may not suit some. That’s okay. To each their own. And if I don’t like the cover or get tire of it, I can always glue scrapbook paper cover it!

I love getting deals on products I use! Once again, I recommend checking out off-price retailers. (Off-price retailers are stores that sell brand name merchandise are discounted prices.) I love these stores!

This lot are some I’m not planning on cutting down. I’m keeping them for something special:

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YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/cZwiS9Qrtd8

© Cori Large 15 May 2016

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28 Responses to Insert Haul May 2016

  1. I love the paper goods section at Marshalls and it looks like you got some really great deals!

  2. This are really great. I can’t pick just one favorite. I was scrolling and think “I like that one” then keep scrolling and think “this one is cute too!” lol

  3. There are some very pretty patterns. That’s a lot of hard work with beautiful results.

  4. candy says:

    Sounds like you scored with a great deal.

  5. carol says:

    Thanks for all of the good ideas and advice about traveler’s notebooks. I keep meaning to start journaling so this has been my inspiration.

  6. Klauss says:

    Good design, I liked all the cover, and lovely idea!

  7. Sophia says:

    I love the quotes that are on them. Very inspirational.

  8. So you put the inserts in there for writing and such? I wasn’t sure what they were used for exactly.

    • caendicott says:

      Yes. In a traveler’s notebook, you can put various different notebooks and such in there. I have a monthly calendar, daily planner, a “notes” notebook in one. In another, I have my Master To Do list in one notebook, knitting ideas in another notebook, my quick journal, and plain one in case one fills up. You make the notebooks whatever you need them to be.

  9. Bree Hogan says:

    One can never have too many pretty notebooks I say! I love my collection.

  10. Mayra says:

    These notebooks are so cute! But what will you fill them with? So many!

    • caendicott says:

      I’m done acquiring notebooks for awhile. I think I have enough to last me for a little bit. As I told Carol in a previous comment, above or below yours, I use them for whatever I need them to be. Knitting notes, Master To Do list, random notes, planning.

  11. LeighAnn says:

    This haul looks great! Like you, I also love getting great deals!

  12. Roxy says:

    These all look so good! I always get so jealous that I’m not crafty enough to make this kind of stuff.

  13. Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed says:

    quite a collection

  14. Kusum says:

    Loving the patterns, I spend so much time in the stationary section haha.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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