Thursday, June 28, 2012

Favorite Summer Popsicle Recipes

With the start of Summer kicking off last week, Cool Pencil Case has been obsessing on Pinterest (btw, follow us now!) over awesome popsicle recipes anyone can make at home. It's such a great activity to do with friends and family. To be quite honest, everyone at the Cool Pencil Case office wants to spend half the day creating our own special popsicle recipes to share, but of course, we're hard at work prepping for the upcoming back-to-school season. Here's a list of the top 5 popsicle recipes we've found on pinterest! Click on the image for the recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments below. Yay for Summer!

Fresh Fruit Pops by Lil Sugar

Lemonade Stand Popsicles

Blood Orange Creamsicles by

Frozen Banana and Chocolate Goodness

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday Wonders: Pirate Treasures Pencil Case

If you're a follower of Cool Pencil Case's blog, we've decided to add a weekly feature, Wednesday Wonders! We'll be showcasing's best items that you may have not discovered in among our hundreds of pencil pouches and pencil cases. This week, we'll be featuring the Pirate Treasure Pencil Case, one of our roomiest and most functional pencil cases offered for our pirates and sea men. 

The pencil case is available in a thick cotton blend in two colors
to survive battles in and out of the seas. Pick your sides now, are you
a pirate or a sea ghost?

When opened, the pencil case reveals a detachable  main case to fit up to
35 pens and pencils. It even includes holders for three keys, flash drives,
or keychains.
Be careful when inserting your keys or other objects into the holder.
The the metal is a bit pointed at the end -- even for tough pirates.

Besides the main compartment, the outer shell of the pencil case
features compartments for pens and pencils.

On the other side, there are two compartments to fit in identification cards,
notepads, and other large, flat items.

This mighty pencil case is available online at Cool Pencil Case offers free shipping to residents of the U.S. and Canada with a minimum purchase of $10.00. For international orders, we've got you covered -- a flat rate of $4.95 is available with a minimum purchase of $10.00 as well!

How do you like the Pirate Treasures Pencil Case? Is this something you might want to get for someone, or ever better, yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cool Pencil Case's Fourth of July Favorites

Let's salute to the red, white, and, blue! July 4th is coming up in a couple of days, and everyone here in the Cool Pencil Case office is excited for some barbecue and fun with family and friends! We all agreed this excitement began when our newest pencil roll case came in -- the Patriotic Pencil Roll Case --featuring a vintage-style red, white, and blue flags. To get you pencil case lovers excited for this upcoming holiday, we decided to round up our favorite red, white, and blue items to show your American pride all year long.

Red, white, and blue writing tools from left to right: Blue Teddy Bear 0.38 mm Gel Pen, White and Red Dog Bone Gel Pen, White Rabbit Correction Tape and Eraser, Coke Soda Scented Eraser.

Red, white, and blue desktop assistants from left to right: Red Double Decker Bus Pencil Sharpener, Puffy Face Emoticon Stickers.

Red, white, and blue featured notebook: Shadow in my Thoughts Notebook

Red, white, and blue pencil pouch:
Converse Shoe Pencil Pouch

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Easy DIY: Floral Trim Stationery Tape

An item that's a office favorite is the Floral Stationery Trim Tape. For those of you who are fans of washi tape, you'll definitely be fans of this tutorial. We decided to take some props from our photo studio and see what awesome and easy do-it-yourself designs we could think up. Get ready to spruce up your office and living space with these ideas!

For this project, you'll need our floral trim stationery tape,
scissors, and a vase or bowl.

It's easiest to measure how much floral tape you need to wrap
around your object. This stuff is too cute to waste!

It's the summer, so bright colors are a win! We chose a jolly
yellow and bright blue color combo and gave this plain
object a total makeover. Now, it's anything but ordinary.

Our floral stationery tape come in really cute cutout
designs. Here's an up-close shot of the butterfly pattern.

We didn't stop there! We took strips of the floral trim stationery
tape and cut them into angled strips for a modern, chic look.

 We took a piece of black paper to provide a great contrast
against our selection of fun and bright colors. These would make
 great scrapbook or journal cover designs!

Seeing how great the angled strips looked, it was only
necessary to spruce up some more household objects.
We took this plain white vase....

...and turned it into this. How cool does this overlap effect look?

And it's a small, but fun makeover in minutes!
Leave a comment below and let us know which design is your favorite!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cool Pencil Case's Summer Kickoff Giveaway!

June 20th is the official start of the Summer here in the States, but that doesn't stop us from celebrating one day early in the way Cool Pencil Case knows best...

A giveaway! 

Yes, ladies and gents, a giveaway! Starting 12 a.m.PST on June 19 to 11: 59 p.m. PST on June 20th, Cool Pencil Case will be giving three special items not sold in our online store. The center of our prize pack is an ultra-roomy Ali's Dream pencil case with mirror compact. The lucky winner can fit up to 45 pens or pencils with room for cell phones, staplers, scissors, and other small items! Included in the prize pack is a 7-color scented gel pen set to start off your Summer scrapbooking in style. The last item is a special edition Hello Kitty Mechanical Pencil, with an adorable peas in a pod charm!

How to Win

You guys know how much Cool Pencil Case loves our fans, and we want to make sure that EVERYONE has a chance to win fair and square. This time, with a little help from your Facebook friends, those chances will increase! Here are the steps to prepare you for our Summer Kickoff Giveaway!

1) "Like" us on Facebook, if you haven't already.
2) On June 19th at 12:00 a.m. PST, we'll be releasing the entry form on Facebook to win. Simply enter your contact information and submit!
3) A pop-up message with a personalized link will appear for you to share with friends on Facebook. When your friends click on your personal link to enter our giveaway, you'll be rewarded an extra entry! That means, if one of your friends enters our giveaway from your personalized link, you'll get one extra entry. If 200 of your closest friends enters our giveaway from your personalized link, you'll get 200 extra entries! 
4) We'll reveal the winner of the Summer Kickoff Giveaway, chosen by's random winner generator, on June 21 at 12:00 p.m. PST.

How easy is that? Most importantly, how excited are you?! Feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comments below and we'll get back to you before the start of the giveaway!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Web Favorites: Cute USB Flash Drives

USB flash drives are a total must-have for both students and working professionals. It gets a bit inconvenient e-mailing yourself large files or carrying around data disks (who does that anymore?). While we've seen our share of boring, lifeless flash drives in office supply stores, you should know by now that  life and color is what is all about! Take a look at our favorite flash drives from around the web.

Scrumptious Donut Flash Drive

Piggy USB Hub and Flash Drive Set

Disposable Flash Drive

The Avengers Flash Drive
Badtz-Maru x MIMOBOT® USB Flash Drive

Hello Kitty Nerd Kitty MIMOBOT® USB Flash Drive

Friday, June 8, 2012

Web Favorites: Carly Rae Jepsen, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots Perform a Toy Instrument Version of Hit "Call Me Maybe"

We admit it. We're totally obsessed with Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe" (so much so that we added it to our background music to our Canimals Carnival Game Automatic Pencil Case video). Here's an awesome toy instrument version featuring Carly, late night personality Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots! We dare you not to play this at least four more times after your first play.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Parenting OC Magazine Giveaway

See us on Page 10 of Parenting OC Magazine's June Issue!

We know how much our fans love giveaways! Check out Parenting OC Magazine's Summer Fun issue featuring none other than! They're giving away one of our most popular pencil cases, the Kawaii Milk Carton Pencil Case, as well as an awesome school supply set to give OC residents a head start on back-to-school shopping.

Orange County residents, all you have to answer is this:

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? E-mail your answer to for your chance to win!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cute Pencil Cases for Girls!

Girls, not all of our pencil cases were made for just cool pencils, pens, and highlighters. We've just rolled out a couple of super cute pencil cases that can double as makeup cases or even a mini purse for a night out on the town!

Our new Hello Kitty Vanity Pencil Box offers one upper and one lower
compartment to fit up to 24 pens and pencils. We're thinking that you'd
want to utilize the vanity mirror located in the second compartment,
so may we also suggest storing lipsticks, eyeshadows,
and maybe even some makeup brushes?
This cute pencil case also comes in pink!
Our new Fancy Bow Pencil Pouch is available in four colors !
All color ways are a must in your wardrobe!
It's the perfect size to fit all of your makeup brushes and small accessories.
Or... can be a great accessory to fit a cell phone, ID case,
and more for your adventures in the city!

In love with any of these pencil cases yet? Be sure to visit our new arrivals section at  to see our the new additions we add every day!

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Make your Valentine's Day gathering even sweeter with these delicious, easy-to-make treats. From oreo pops to a red, pink, and white pop...