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How to Create Faux Calligraphy in 4 Simple Steps

Faux calligraphy with a red Sarasa Fineliner Marker

By: JoAnne Ovenell of @theletteringcompanion Hello! I’m Jo of @theletteringcompanion. I am an Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pen USA, a calligrapher, and lettering artist based in Washington State. Today, I’m going to teach you how to create faux calligraphy. What is Faux Calligraphy? To understand faux calligraphy, let’s discuss a little background on calligraphy. As […]

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6 Desk Items You Never Knew You Needed

Desk flat lay with Sarasa Grand Gel Pen, mug warmer, cell phone, and blue light glasses

While stocking up on desk accessories generally doesn’t rank high on the list of office priorities—it should. Most Americans spend more than 40 hours a week sitting at office desks. Adding some interesting gadgets and having a well-thought out work area can help you produce your best work and keep you organized and tidy. Go […]

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How to Set Goals with A Level 10 Life Spread in Your Bullet Journal

January themed bullet journal

By Andrea of @wildeyesbujo Hello! I’m Andrea from @wildeyesbujo. With the start of the new year, I’m going to show you how I set up a January monthly overview and a Level 10 Life layout in my bullet journal. January Monthly Overview Bullet Journal Design Each month, I create a cover page and a “month […]

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6 Ways to Boost Your Morning Routine

F-301 with morning to-do list

Let’s just admit it—mornings can be tough. When the alarm clock goes off, it can be so tempting to just hit snooze and snuggle down into the blankets. But suddenly, you’re late and rushing out the door with no breakfast, hair a mess, and your keys are nowhere to be found. This hectic start can […]

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Quick & Easy Holiday Ornaments

Peace, love, and joy Christmas tree ornaments

By: Hazel Ung of @hazel.lefty.lettering Hi everyone! I’m Hazel, Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pen USA and lettering artist on Instagram, better known as @hazel.lefty.lettering. This project is a fun way to gather family and friends to get into the holiday spirit. You decide what colors you want to use for your paints and ribbons. Unleash […]

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How to Create Holiday Recipe Art with Zebra Pen

Sugar cookie recipe art featured image

By Emily Colledge of @sugar_coated_canvas Hello! It’s Emily of @sugar_coated_canvas and I’m here today to share how to create—or more specifically, illustrate—the perfect meal for the holiday season using recipe art. These recipe art cards are perfect to have on display during your next holiday get-together. I was so excited when Zebra Pen asked me […]

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6 Ways to De-stress After Work

F-701 ALL METAL Retractable Ballpoint Pen on top of a open notebook

It’s natural for work to leave you a little stressed at times. But if you’re leaving your day job and still feeling overwhelmed once you get home, you might want to consider stepping back and prioritizing a little R&R. There are tons of activities that have been proven to reduce stress and help relax your […]

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Personalize Your Thanksgiving Table with These DIY Place Cards

Thanksgiving placecard

By Mai of @mai.notebook Hello! It’s Mai from @mai.notebook and I’m here today to share with you four easy ways to make a place card for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Creating place cards doesn’t always have to be elaborate. I will walk you through some very easy-to-follow examples that will be sure to help you […]

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7 Ways to be More Productive at Work

DelGuard Mechanical Pencil beside a laptop and notebook

Being productive is an important part of any job, no matter what career you are in. But we all know, going to work every day and striving to be consistently productive is no easy feat. Between long meetings, chatty co-workers, and never-ending email chains, some days just seem to slip away and when it is […]

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5 Simple Strategies for Taking Better Notes at Work

Effective notetaking is often the unsung hero of the workplace. It can help you capture ideas, learn new concepts, organize your thoughts, share information, and much more—but in order for your notes to be effective, you first have to learn the right notetaking strategies. We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re in a one-on-one with your […]

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