I know it’s been a while, but I’m back! Today’s post is a review on a couple beautiful notebooks I received from The Paper Cuts! (I did receive these notebooks from them to review for my blog. My opinion of them is MY honest opinion and not that of the company.) I have been wanting to try out the 68 gsm Tomoe River paper for a while and let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint!
I received two notebooks to review. One is a dot grid and one is a lined notebook. Both are B6 size, which measures about 5×7. You can check their website for the exact measurements of their notebook. The covers have a black linen look and the inside is lined with a thick red cardstock. This makes the cover very durable yet still flexible. This is great because I wanted to use these inside my traveler’s notebook. Hardcover notebooks inside the TNs can get heavy so I wanted something exactly like this!
You can find their logo and website information embossed on the back cover which is always a nice touch! Each notebook has 190 pages but because Tomoe River paper is so thin, the notebook still has a slim profile which is definite plus!
The gorgeous cream colored paper inside is so smooth! It is great for fountain pens and wet media such as watercolor. There is absolutely no bleed through and very minimal shadowing. This gets a thumbs up from me! The lined notebook has a spot at the top where there are two dots, which I assume is for the date. I could do without that but it doesn’t hinder me from writing in it. There are also some tick marks under the top and above the bottom lines. I’m not completely sure what those are for but again, not a hindrance!
I am currently using both of these notebooks in a B6 traveler’s notebook from Boho Cottage on Etsy. (Use code ALLYCIA for free domestic shipping!) The one I am using is her new leather in the Cream color and it is gorgeous! It’s a very thick leather but it is also very soft and floppy. I will try to get a video of it up on my YouTube channel soon!
As you can see the notebooks fit in beautifully! I have the elastic around just the back cover of each and they stay in perfectly. Previously I had the elastic though the middle of each notebook but the elastic started to cut into the binding. This traveler’s notebook serves as my journal. The lined notebook I use for my morning pages/vent journal and the dot grid is my daily life/memory keeping journal.
As you can see above, watercolors look amazing on this paper! There is watercolor on the other side of the left page as well and you can’t see it at all. These are my decorated pages in my daily memory keeping journal. Paints used here are the Jane Davenport Brights watercolors.
In my morning pages journal, a bit of washi is all the decoration I use here. I want to focus more on just writing here! I love using my Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with Noodler’s Black Eel and Iroshizuku Chiku-rin inks. But I also love the Sharpie pens!
Overall, I am in love with these notebooks! I am planning to order another dot grid one to use for my bullet journal for 2018! I have already calculated and with the way my setups are, it should last the whole year! The question is, will I use it the whole year consistently without changing to something else?! Let’s just cross that bridge when we get there! Ha!
If you decide to try out this notebook I would love to hear what you think about it! Leave me a comment below or join me over on Instagram! I’m very active there and love communicating with my followers! I hope this review has helped if you’ve been on the fence about these notebooks or even if you were just looking for a new notebook to try out!
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