DIY Polaroid Stationery Labels in PicMonkey

And she’s back! Gosh, have I missed blogging. But I am glad I took a break, I’m feeling a lot better about my little corner of the Internet now! Today is a tutorial for some Polaroid stationery labels! These are so cute and you can customise them to your own taste.

For this DIY all you will need is your computer and a website called PicMonkey. I use this for just about EVERYTHING! It’s so simple to use and one of my favourte free editing websites.

1. Open up picmonkey.com. Hover your mouse over ‘Design’ then click ‘Square’

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2. Click on ‘Frames’ then ‘Polaroid Frame’. Tick the ‘Transparent Background’ box and set the ‘Rotate’ to 0°.

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 3. Insert a pattern for the background. Just use Google Images or a free stock photo website. Or use a photo of your own! Then hold down SHIFT on your keyboard and drag the corners of the picture out so they fit the Polaroid frame. Then right click on the picture and press ‘Send to Back’.

Lots of Love Lottie Instruction 34. Add a white rectangle and fade it out, if you wish. This will be the name label!

Lots of Love Lottie Instruction 45. Add a text box and type in your name or whatever you fancy! The font i used is from 1001fonts.com and is called DJB COFFEE SHOPPE ESPRESSO.

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And that’s it! Super simple stationery labels. You can also read this post I wrote last year on how to make another type of stationery label. Hope you enjoyed!

Are you going to try these out? What’s your favourite shop to buy stationery from? I love WH Smith and Paperchase!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Best Study Tips: Tried and Tested!

I know, a school related post? We haven’t seen one of them since my Back To School Wishlist back in September! Now I know that most schools do GCSE’s in May/June and there are lots of final assessments around so I thought this would be the perfect time for a roundup of study tips! There are probably some you’ve seen before, and some you haven’t, but they’re actually tried and tested by yours truly so you know I’m not just making up some rubbish. Enjoy!

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1. Write up a schedule This is sooooo vital for me. If I don’t know how many topics or subjects and how long they’re going to take to revise, I will leave it 2 days before exams and it doesn’t end well. Ever! You can find some really cute schedules on Pinterest, I found this especially cute printer-friendly one from the lovely Landee at landeeseelandeedo.com, I use it for blog scheduling. Find it here.

2. Google example questions This is great but remember to ask your teacher if you’re doing current papers or old ones, don’t want to find you’re doing the test all over again! And unless you know you can Google the answers to the questions, make sure they come with an answer sheet so you can mark yourself. This is great so that you can familiarise yourself with what you need to go over again.

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3. Find your own study space I find it really hard to study with people talking and loud music playing around me. So I love to move myself up to my bedroom and either throw a load of cushions on the floor or keep my desk cute and tidy to encourage and inspire me (how deep). But studying in silence is not fun so using a website like A Soft Murmur which provides soft background music is great. I love mixing the waves and coffee house options together!

4. Repeat the information When you’re reading through something and it feels like it just doesn’t make sense, just say it out loud. Somehow our brain (or at least mine does) feels like that if we say it out loud, it’s true and there’s sense in that stupid Chemistry question. If you really want to you could record it on your phone then listen to it whenever you want.

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5. Put the facts in a way you understand For me it’s baking. So I had to learn how a fractional distillation column works the other day. To help me remember the different properties as you go down the column, I imagined it as a badly mixed cake! So the butter is light in colour and runny when melted so that goes to the top. And that dark and thick sugar stays at the bottom (obviously there is no butter and sugar in a column but do you see what I mean?) I also like to draw it out to help me!

6. Find out what type of learner you are There are hundreds of online tests you can do to see what type of learner you are. As I’ve got older I’ve become more of a visual learner but I used to be almost equal in everything! Once you find out your learner, read more study tips for your type of learner. This will mean that they’re most likely going to help you! You can probably see that some of my tips are leaning towards the visual side.

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I hope those tips helped you guys! I really enjoyed writing it actually, made me remember how on Earth I got a B in a Physics test!

What are your favourite tips? Please share them down below!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Back To School Wishlist

Well hello there my chummy chum chums, how are you all doing? Good? Yay. Today I have my personal wishlist of the things that are SUPER cute and cool for back to school (yes, that did rhyme). Some of them a little more expensive than my liking, but hey, a girl can dream! So let’s go!

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1. Aztec Double Backpack

2. Face Friends Ringbinder

3. Crayola 24 Assorted Crayons

4. Stabilo 8825-021 Point 88 25 Assorted Fineliner Pens Roll-Up Pack

5. Pencil Case Canvas Zipper Pouch – Salmon Geometric Pattern with Lime Green Zipper

6. 4-Pack pencils

7. Swampy A4 Lined Notebook

8. Aztec Backpack

How adorable are these products? Too cute! Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next week, party animals!

Any requests? Which is your favourite item from the ones I chose? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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