Stationery Box Swap: A Collab With Bournemouth Girl

Last month, I saw a really sweet collab with Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook and Jordanne from Life Of A Glasgow Girl. They sent each other a box of thoughtful self-care treats with the theme ‘Me Time For Mums’. After reading their posts, I had the inspiration for an idea: I could do something similar but with stationery goodies! And, I had the perfect blogging friend in mind, the lovely Lauren from Bournemouth Girl.

Lauren & I share the same love of all things stationery and I’ve always wanted to collab together so this was the perfect opportunity. If you love bullet journalling, self-care tips, pretty stationery and fun days out like I do, then check out Lauren’s blog and Twitter. If you want colourful notebooks, washi tape, pens, doughnuts, cats and other nice things on your feed, I encourage you to check out Lauren’s Instagram too!

For our stationery box swap, we agreed to a budget of £20. Cool story: Lauren’s sister hand delivered me my box as she was visiting my local area one Sunday (thanks Holly!). I’m so excited to share with you my awesome box of goodies! Make sure you head over to Lauren’s blog to see what’s in her box too!

How gorgeously is everything wrapped up: Pink paper, hearts and unicorn chocolate all in a cute basket.

Wow! It was like Christmas had come early when I opened up all my beautifully wrapped gifts. There were colourful pens, pastel highlighters, stickers, pretty blank cards, colouring books and pencils, adorable paperclips, delicious unicorn chocolates, a cute notebook and a really sweet card!  What an awesome bundle, thanks so much Lauren!

Pastel highlighters: everything was so thoughtfully chosen and was perfect for me.

I love this. It’s pretty and motivational and you can never have too many notebooks, right?!

Yay, washi tape! I have a small (big) washi tape obsession and these fun and colourful designs are perfect for my collection. This is such an adorable set with cute frogs, donuts, hearts, flowers and pandas.

I love how everything is so bright, fun and colourful. This really is a box of happiness!

I never knew paperclips could be so much fun. These are the prettiest paperclips I’ve ever seen!

Lauren very kindly included two colouring books. Colouring in is one of my most favourite ways to chill, I can’t wait to get creative with these. Also, how awesome are those girl power stickers! 

Whenever I see sharp colouring pencils, I just want to colour things…

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I opened the colouring books.

I got carried away colouring in pretty pastel rainbows.

And I’ve already added washi tape and stickers to my notebook.

This is such a fantastic bundle of stationery goodies, I am so happy with everything! Thank you so much to Lauren for this thoughtful and awesome stationery box swap. This was such a fun collab to do and it felt like I had Christmas early in September. What is your favourite item in the box? I’m off now to do some more colouring and eat tasty unicorn chocolates…

Make sure you head over to Lauren’s blog to see what stationery goodies I’ve included in her box too!

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  1. September 7, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Those washi tapes are so cute! They’re something I want to get more of for my bullet journal, so I definitely have stationary envy now ahah. This post is a lovely idea😊

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Megan 💖. The washi tapes are awesome, glad you love them as much as I do ☺️💕 xx

  2. September 7, 2018 / 8:50 am

    This is such a cute idea, what a wonderful thing to receive. Also I have never seen Staedtler colouring pencils before!! Mind = blown, they look so great with the black stripes and the colours.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much Claire! 💖 I’ve never seen Staedtler pencils either but they are great! They are such pretty colours too, glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💕☺️ xx

  3. September 7, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Firstly, thank you so much for mentioning my collab with Jordanne, so kind of you! This is such a fab collab to see, I know how much you love your stationery 🙂 Those paperclips are wonderful, I love the pastel highlighters, and the washi tapes are super cute. Lauren also wrapped everything so beautifully too. It really is Christmas come early, she’s chosen some gorgeous things – and all for £20, amazing! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lisa and thank you for the inspiration for our collab too. I agree, everything was wrapped so beautifully, I was very lucky to get such an awesome bundle of thoughtful goodies. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael 💖. Definitely! I’m using the basket for blogging/stationery bits, it’s really handy! ☺️💕 xx

  4. September 7, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I loved collaborating with you, it was so much fun! 😊. I am so glad you like everything in your box. I am actually wishing I picked up some of those paper clips. So I will getting some of them next week 😊🌷. You have taken lovely photographs, I’m in awe of how well you photograph, you should offer lessons! Such a bonus Holly could hand deliver it to you! So happy you enjoyed your box! It was an absolute pleasure to collab with you! 💗xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Aww thanks so much Lauren! 💖 It was a pleasure doing this collab with you too! I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect for this! ☺️ Those paperclips are so cute, I love them! Aww thanks so much for the kind words about the photos too! 💕☺️ xxx

  5. September 7, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Wow!! What a basket of fun! I’ll be completely honest, as soon as I saw the frog Washi tape I considered if it’s possible to wallpaper an entire room with washi tape, lol!! . So cute

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      A basket of fun, I love that! It definitely is! Wow, a frog room would be awesome he he, how cute! 😍 Thank you for the lovely comment ☺️💖 xx

  6. September 7, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I’m such a stationary lover so this post satisfies me immensely. I may have to do my own stationary swap with a friend myself as this sounds like good fun. I particularly love those highlighters; they’re so cute!
    Sarah x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:22 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah 💖. Aww yes, a stationery swap is such a lovely thing to do, hope you and your friend enjoy! 💕☺️ xx

  7. September 7, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Omg there’s so much colour in this swap!!
    I’m very jealous of the washi tape and highlighters aha.
    Great photography btw xx

    Annelies | https://thefrugalfrenchie.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much Annelies 💖 Yay for washi tape & highlighters! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  8. September 7, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Hello! I don’t really know much about stationary but being a photographer can I just say that these photographs fill me with so much joy and happiness. I could actually look at them all day. Beautiful and colourful. These days you see too many minimalistic flat lays but this is actually really refreshing.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      Awww thank you so much for the lovely comment Shannon, you are so kind! I’m glad you enjoy the photos 💖☺️ xx

  9. joy abou zeid
    September 7, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    such cute goodies and I love the photos!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much! 💖☺️ xx

  10. September 7, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Wow, what a basket full of so many goodies! I wish I had time to use things like this. These days my twin 2yr olds would destroy it.

    Jonelle
    – amateurtwinmom.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much Jonelle 💖. Glad you enjoyed the goodies! 💕☺️ xx

  11. Roxie Watt
    September 7, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Oh my goodness! So many pretty things! I love the panda and frog wash tape, they’re adorable. This is such a good idea.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much Roxie! 💖 I love the washi tape too, it’s super cute. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  12. September 7, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    This is just the sweetest thing!! Oh man I would be ecstatic opening this box of goodies. It’s so bright, colourful and full of a wonderful array of things. I love the notebook and the paperclips the most, I wish I knew where all these bits are from. Maybe Lauren can let us all know!? Haha 🙂 These photographs are just as fabulous as ever Bexa and the entire post has just brought me so much happiness and exudes positivity! I’m tempted to show this to Jake and tell him to make me one hehe.
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Awww thank you so much for the lovely comment Alice! 💖 I love the paperclips and notebook too! It’s such a fun box of colourful goodies! I hope Jake makes you one too he he ☺️. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! I love the notebook too! 💖☺️ xx

  13. September 7, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    Wow what a wonderful package of goodies. I’m impressed with how much was in the package considering your budget – smart shopping! I think if I received a package like this I would never be able to go to my day job again, I’d need at least a week off just to play! So lovely, so colorful, so happy. Your posts never disappoint.
    Can’t wait to see the package you sent to Lauren!
    Heading over there next!
    Love,
    Joan
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Joan! 💖 I am so happy with all the goodies, they are all so thoughtful and perfect for me! Yay! Hope you enjoy reading Lauren’s post too ☺️💕 xx

  14. September 7, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    What a wonderful collab. idea. I really love the super cute paper clips. I have never seen that before. I am a big fan of washi tape and stickers. I like how the colored pencil have a nice metallic look. Congrats. on such a cool collab!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Debs! The paperclips are so fun! Yay for washi & stickers too. Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  15. September 7, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Absolutely love this idea! There’s such a great mix of stationery here, especially for £20. I totally agree about sharp coloured pencils, I want to get colouring straight away! Great post xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much Lorna! 💖 Sharp coloured pencils are just waiting to be used he he. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  16. September 8, 2018 / 12:15 am

    Love all of the pictures!!!!! Looks like so much fun!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Alicia! 💖☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much Britt! 💖 Colouring books are so much fun, my favourite way to chill. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  17. September 8, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Everything is so cute! I have a slight obsession with stationary too, especially this time of the year when I’m going back to university so I have an excuse to buy loads! But I’ve never tried the colouring books, I’ve heard they’re really good for relaxing so maybe I need to give it a go!

    Beth x | https://bethrebecca.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! 💖 Yay! Stationery shopping is so much fun! Hope you find some nice goodies for uni 💕☺️ xx

  18. September 8, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Aw, this is a fantastic idea! Love how there is a cute theme to the products🤩

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖☺️ xx

  19. September 8, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Wow how did she find so much amazing stuff! That is a stationery lovers HEAVEN right there 😍 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! I was so impressed too, it’s such an amazing bundle of stationery! 💖☺️ xx

  20. September 8, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Ah this is such a lovely idea! It’s made me want to splurge on some new stationary now haha. Them pastel highlighters and the washi tape are adorable, need to get my hands on some! Thanks for sharing Bexa ✨

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much Evie! 💖 The washi is awesome and pastel highlighters are a favourite of mine too! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  21. September 8, 2018 / 10:19 am

    I want that frog tape and the pastel highlighters! Lovley idea.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks so much Marta! 💖☺️ xx

  22. September 8, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    This post is so exciting and what an amazing idea to do a stationary shop. Why does stationary make me so happy, it all looks so aesthetically pleasing. I’m going to go and see what Lauren got now!

    Vicki | http://www.missviclb.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much Vicki! 💖 Stationery makes me so happy too! Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you like Lauren’s too! ☺️💕 xx

  23. September 8, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I loooooooooooooooooooove this, it so cute and so colorful. It is so bright and cheery. And I love those paperclips.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! The paperclips are fantastic! 💖☺️ xx

  24. September 8, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    My favorite items were the paperclips, I never seen any like that before!! How sweet she gathered all those treats for you into a fantastic bundle. I believe this makes an incredible Christmas gift idea. I also like the notebook 😁 Nothing like filling out a notebook with your thoughts and ideas with a motivational cover to match 🤗

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Natonya 💖. It’s such a fabulous bundle, it’s so kind & thoughtful. I love the motivational notebook too. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  25. September 9, 2018 / 8:08 am

    Oh wow, I love all these items! 😍 Lauren definitely got some great things for you, my favourites are the paperclips (so cute!!) and the pastel highlighters. Ugh, I wish we could choose our own stationery at work! I’d have so many brightly coloured things on my desk.
    **Off to check our Lauren’s blog**

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Thank you so much Kim! 💖 It’s such a fantastic bundle of stationery, I love the paperclips too! Yay! Hope you enjoy Lauren’s post too! 💕☺️ xx

  26. September 9, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I love stationery and those pastel highlighters look so pretty!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Thank you so much Sakhile! ☺️💖 xx

  27. September 9, 2018 / 8:22 am

    This is lovely, I’m sure I commented already but I can’t find it but my wordpress on my phone has gremlins. I love washi tape, this is a fab swap basket!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so much Gem! 💖 Aww yes, the washi is awesome! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💕☺️ xx

  28. September 9, 2018 / 8:26 am

    These stationary items are so dreamy! Lovely post

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Thanks so much Amy! 💖☺️ xx

  29. Gemma
    September 9, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Ohh my this is such a lovely idea! I adore when bloggers collaborate it’s such a great thing to do. This is most definitely any stationery addicts dream! There’s soo much here and everything is perfect for colouring. I will be heading over to Laurens blog now.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Thank you so much Gemma! 💖 It really was a dream collab, so much awesome stationery! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely! ☺️💕 xx

  30. September 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    This is AMAZING. I feel like Lauren chose the perfect goodies for you. It’s so sweet that it was hand delivered as well – that makes it extra special. To be honest, I love everything in this so it’s hard to pick favourites, but those paper clips are so fun and the girl power stickers are awesome. 😀 Brilliant collab, ladies! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Ruth! 💖 It was such a fun collab and I was so lucky to get so many awesome goodies. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you! It’s awesome! 💖☺️ xx

  31. September 9, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Oh wow, how brilliant! These are some amazing stationary items here! They are so many different unique styles of stationary now aren’t they? Love these, I just love those taps and the paper clips.

    Melissa 🌙 |

    Moonlight Mel

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Melissa! I love the washi and paperclips too. Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  32. September 9, 2018 / 11:22 am

    What a great idea! Everything is so pretty. My favourite is the colouring book. It’s how I de-stress.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much Bea 💖. I love the colouring book too, it’s such a relaxing activity 💕☺️ xx

  33. September 9, 2018 / 11:52 am

    This is such a good idea and I love everything Lauren got for you! I completely agree I’ve never seen such cool paperclips in my life either you can’t beat stationary especially when it has motivational quotes and it’s pretty colours!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! 💖 I love the paperclips too, everything is so fun & colourful. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

  34. September 9, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Actually in love with the blog post! This post is so full of beautiful colour and I’m loving the note book💖🙌🏻 You and Lauren really make a great collab team 💕

    Finlay grace xo

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      Aww thanks so much Finlay! That’s such a sweet comment 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post, it was such a fun collab ☺️💕 xx

  35. September 9, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Oh wow I can’t believe how well Lauren did with a £20 budget, she managed to pick up so much for that! This is all so cute and colourful and just so you! This has really made me want to get straight on the Paperchase website and spend some serious money on stationary I don’t need haha!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Soph! 💖 I was so impressed with all my goodies too, it’s such an awesome bundle of stationery. He he, stationery shopping is so fun, hope you get some nice treats! 💕☺️ xx

  36. September 9, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Bexa!! You’re back at it again with the cute stuff! Love how you and Lauren got to swap some goods. Everything was wrapped up so nicely! She picked out all of the nice things for you :). I like that she was on point with the whole overall theme of cute. Glad you enjoyed the treats she got you!!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Nancy! 💖 It was such a fun swap and was so lucky with all my goodies. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  37. Shaun
    September 9, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    This looks like a great box of goodies 😄. I can imagine you were really excited when you received your washi tape, I like the one with the frogs on 🐸☺️. Ooh, I love your paperclips too, very fun and pretty 😍. A lovely post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you so much Shaun! 💖 Yeah I was so happy when I saw the fun washi, especially the frogs! The paperclips are awesome too. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️😍😘 xxxx

  38. September 9, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Ahhh it’s all so cute! I go back to uni in a couple of weeks so this has gotten me all excited for the ‘back to school’ stationery shop haha!

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Thanks Eva! 💖 He he, stationery shopping is so exciting! Hope you find some nice treats 💕☺️ xx

  39. September 9, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    This is such a sweet idea for a post! I love how thoughtful all her gifts were but I espechially love the little paperclips! So cute! I have been trying to find some in my local stores but none I have found are as cute as those ones!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 6:29 am

      Thanks Kristin! 💖 The paperclips are super cute, I love them! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  40. September 9, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    The watermelon/rainbow/ice cream/doughnut paper clips are so cute! As is the panda washi tape. Such a lovely box of goodies! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Thanks Victoria! 💖 The washi and paperclips are awesome! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  41. September 9, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Another awesome post Bexa! I love your collection 😊 xo

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thank you so much Lozza! 💖☺️ xx

  42. September 10, 2018 / 12:32 am

    What an incredible idea and so many gorgeous products she sent you!! Salivating x

    Joy at The Joyous Living

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Thank you so much Joy! 💖 I was so lucky with all the lovely goodies ☺️💕 xx

  43. September 10, 2018 / 12:42 am

    Awesome post. Bexa! I love this stationery swap box thing going on – everything they’ve packed into your box is so amazing. And as a stationery lover, I’m sorta jealous of this! Thanks so much for sharing.

    cabin twenty-four

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thank you so much Eena! 💖 It was such a fun collab and I was really lucky with my lovely treats. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  44. September 10, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    My faves are the washi tape and the pastel highlighters!! but wow a stationery box swap is a dream!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Thanks so much Ellie! I love those too! It was such a fun collab 💖☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Thank you so much! 💖☺️ xx

  45. September 13, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Oooooh everything is so cute and pretty. Those coloring books, pins, tapes oh my everything is just gorgeous and your pictures make them even more prettier. Lovely beautiful post Bexa.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Via! 💖 Yay for stationery! I was so lucky to get so many nice goodies ☺️. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  46. September 14, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Oooh so cute. You got such an amazing assortment of goodies here. The washi tape designs are super cute too! I must get in on the washi tape trend.. I just don’t know what I’d do with it. I love the look of stationery and stuff, but I don’t really have a use for it. I should put pen to paper more often, but our lives are just so digital now. Such a lovely lot of goodies though, thanks for sharing! ♥

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much! 💖 Yay for washi tape! I have such a big collection but never really know what to do with it 😂 it just looks all pretty. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💕☺️ xx

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