Sunday, 3 May 2015

Write a letter day - Inkly Cards review and Nu Notebook giveaway! *now closed*

It is write a letter day and I couldn't think of a better time to tell you about a new app called Inkly Cards.  Now I know one of the main aims of National Stationery Week is to get people to pick up a pen so you might think it is a bit strange that I am talking about an app but let me explain why.  

Inkly Cards is an app that lets you create and personalise cards and postcards for all occasions.  Unlike other companies this app lets you write the message you want by hand and then electronically recreates and prints it so when the recipient opens their card inside they will see your handwriting instead of the usual Ariel or Helvetica fonts.  I think that is pretty great!  

The app is available on iOS and Android and is free to download and very easy to use.  



Simply select the card you want and personalise it.


Next decide if you are going to write the message by hand
or type it.


If you are writing the card by hand these instructions
are easy to follow.


This is the message I wrote for inside my card.


The preview of my card, then I filled out the address details 
of where I wanted the card sent to.



A day later my card arrived!


My handwritten message inside the card


On the back



On display

If you order your card before 12pm it should arrive the next working day within the UK and prices start from 99p for a postcard plus 62p postage and go up to £2.99 for a card plus 62p postage.  You even get a choice of which colour envelope you would like your card sent in.  I went with a pretty pink one to match my card.  

I am really happy with the quality of this card and the printing but it is the way the app takes your handwriting from your photo and adds it to the card that impresses me the most.  I will definitely be using this app again next time I want to create my own card!

If you would like to find out more about Inkly Cards you can find them on Facebook and Twitter or check out their website here.

Ok, now on to my last giveaway for National Stationery Week!  This prize has been given to me by the lovely people at nu Notebooks and consists of a pocket size nu elite notebook and an A5 size nu era notebook. 


Nu Notebook prize

If you want to win these notebooks all you have to do is comment below telling me which was your favourite day of National Stationery Week 2015.  I will number all the comments and then use random.org to pick a winner. 

The rules: 
  • Leave a comment telling me which was your favourite day of National Stationery Week 2015 - one entry per person please.
  • The giveaway ends at 12pm UK time on the 10th May 2015 - entries after this time will not be added to the draw.
  • The winner must contact me within 7 days to claim their prize or I will have to draw a new winner.
  • This giveaway is open internationally.

Thank you to nu Notebooks for supplying today's prize, they are another of the official sponsors of National Stationery Week so if you have enjoyed taking part in the fun this week please give them a like on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  

Thank you to all of you too for stopping by and entering my giveaways, I will be drawing the winners on the 11th May so make sure to keep an eye out for the results!

*Disclaimer - I did not purchase the Inkly card myself, I was given it free of charge for the purpose of this review.  I was not paid to write this post and as always all opinions are honest and my own.


45 comments:

  1. I'm a bit late to the party but Notebook day is my fave as I love making lists and nothing is nicer than a good notebook!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, you are no,1 for this draw :)

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  2. I loved yesterday (Saturday) The Leuchtturm1917 notebooks look fab! Notbooks can be used for anything an everything - I could never have enough! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Tracy, you are no.2 for this draw :)

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  3. My favourite day is today love the notebook xxx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, you are no.3 for this draw :)

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  4. I loved pen and pencil day. I love coloured pen ink as it makes writing such a pleasure. We need this to get us off the keyboards.

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    1. Thanks Chris, you are no.4 for this draw :)

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  5. I think my favorite day is today :)

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    1. Thanks Lise, you are no.5 for this draw :)

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  6. I love all things stationery but pen day was my favourite. Thanks for sharing this app - love it! And I love that you can add your own handwriting.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, you are no.6 for this draw :)

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  7. My favourite day of National Stationery Week 2015?
    Hmmm, I would say, Pen & Pencil Day.

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    1. Thanks Iza, you are no.7 for this draw :)

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  8. I would say yesterday and diary day as it's finally inspired me to start my journal. Thanks for this week I've really enjoyed the posts and all the opportunities to help you celebrate it.

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    1. Thank you Welshygirl!! You are no.8 for this draw :)

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  9. I like any stationary items, but if I had to pick one....it would be pen and pencil day! I love writing in color, it makes ordinary words extraordinary!

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    1. Thanks Lynette, you are no.9 for this draw :)

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  10. World Stationery Day. It's great that we can celebrate the power of stationery around the whole world!

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    1. I agree Beth! You are no.10 for this draw :)

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  11. I liked all the days, but maybe Get Organized Day was my favorite. Great week of posts!

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    1. Thank you Kara! You are no.11 for this draw :)

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  12. I think notebook day was my favourite, just because I found so many new notebook brands - I can't wait to try them all! :)

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  13. I'm torn!! I think it would have to be a tie between Pen & Pencil Day and Notebook Day...cause I have equal love for a good pen and a good notebook, can't have one without the other! But then there was Get Organised Day, and I do love my Moleskine Diary and my Filofax...
    Let's go with Notebook Day!

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    1. All good points TKK ;) You are no.13 for this draw!

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  14. I am going to be trying these Inkly cards so clever.

    What a great notebook, pick a fave day, oh god, I think write a letter day 7 as it makes me sad it happens so little xx

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    1. Thanks Kara, you're right we should all write more letters and spread some happiness! You are no.14 for this draw :)

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  15. I like Lecctturm notebooks so I'd have to choose Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks Gill, you are no.15 for this draw :)

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  16. favourite day was Get Organised Day - I'm always happy spending time labelling things!

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    1. Thanks Sooz, you are no.16 for this draw :)

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  18. My favourites were Pen and Pencil Day and Notebook Day because you can't really have one without the other

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    1. That's true Ali! You are no.18 for this draw :)

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  19. Pen & Pencil Day, I collect them! Love Color! What a fun creative way to livin up our handwriting

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I love colour too! You are no.19 for this draw :)

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  20. Notebook day. I love making lists and keeping journals.

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    1. Thanks Jenette, you are no.20 for this draw :)

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  21. My fave was notebook day, I am a total notebook addict!

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    1. Elaine, I've become one after this week! You are no.21 for this draw :)

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  22. I loved Get organised day - as this is something I aspire to, get organised ;)) the planner looked really great & would probably have never found out about it without stationery week - thanks for all the giveaways
    Sheila @CakeReev

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    1. You're welcome Sheila! You are no.22 for this draw :)

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