The Crazy Suburban Mom: Stand by for a giggly, glitter gushing post...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stand by for a giggly, glitter gushing post...

I've posted a few times showing the Japanese Diary Template that took me forever to find.   A lot of people asked questions about the templates so...  Let's chat templates!


I got it on Etsy but the seller hasn't had anything listed in ages.  I don't know if she's going to reopen her shop so I've been scouting for another way to get these.  Finding the first one took forever, finding more of them is taking longer....

The nice things about this one is there are a large variety of shapes plus letters, it's a ruler, and it's compact (fits in a personal sized Filofax long pocket).    It is made by Daiso so if you live near one (they don't sell these at their website) you might be able to pick one of these glittery pink (or blue) adorable templates. 

Recently I got two  'professional' drawing templates as a test. They don't have any of the cute factor of the pink glitter one but I think they will help me do cleaner shapes  (also hoping it cuts down on my sticker hoarding). The two I got are from Staedtler; one meant for Architects and another that is Geometric Shapes.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

There are pluses and minuses to them; at 11.3 x 5.2 x 0.1 inches they are too big to store in a personal Filofax and a bit hard to use.  Where the shape is determines how easy it will be to use with the pages left in.  Of course, you can take the pages out to work with it but that gets old after a while.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

The quality is very good and I'm sure they will last for years plus being made for precision technical drawing, what you do is very precise (Be still my OCD Heart).  But after trying to make them work, whole for a few days, I cut them apart.  

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

For me, they were too cumbersome to use on small pages at full size.   I'm storing the pieces in a small zipper pouch but I can store them in pieces in my Filofax, if the spirit moves me so.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

Most of the shapes are quite a bit bigger then my pretty pink template and the templates themselves aren't all sweet and girly (that could be a plus for a lot of people!)  but  most of the shapes, if not all, are usable.

I'm still hunting for actual diary templates with tiny shapes and if I score another I will post a giggly , glitter-gushing post about how cute they are. Forthwith. 


Val 5/2/13, 10:59 AM  

it's the little things in life that can make us so happy. i just love structured doodling! but ooh...what pens are you using for the aqua blue and green?

Tracy Reinhardt 5/2/13, 12:35 PM  

Val Ianswered you on Facebook but in case you didn't see it The blue pens are called Gelly Roll pens. You can get them at amazon and and They have a lot of different versions (moonlight, glitter, etc) but I think that is the moonlight line.

Tricia@ 5/23/13, 8:51 PM  

There are a lot of templates on ebay right now!! P.S. I really enjoy your blog.

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