MAMBI do not disappoint when it comes to releasing new stuff all the time and thinking of anything and everything under the sun so I knew it was only a matter of time before they released cute notebooks… And sure enough, they released the Happy Notes!
Let’s take a closer look!
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OTHER HAPPY PLANNER REVIEWS:
- Happy Notes
- Happy Planner Recipe Organizer Review
- Happy Planner Budget Edition
- Vertical Happy Planner
- Mini Happy Planner
- Happy Planner Horizontal
Size & Cover options
As always the Happy Planner comes in an overwhelming number of size options, cover options and inside layouts. The notes comes in dot grid, graph and lined options. Add to that the fact that each inside layout has a different cover = confusing! So be careful you have the right combination before you purchase.
My favorite size is the Classic Happy Planner so I chose the Classic size Happy Notes. I picked a dot grid but am thinking I’ll get a lined one too! My sister let me have first pick after they arrived and after looking at all of them I ended up choosing this one:
Approx 1cm thick
I’m not too keen on the yellow coils and yellow dot grid pages but you can get the discs in other colors so I might switch them out.
I have another Happy Notes which has dark blue dots which are too bright – it doesn’t work well with colored pens:
There’s different tab / divider pages throughout and the tabs are blank so you can add whatever you like. The tabs feel laminated so if you want to add words to the tabs normal pens will probably wipe straight off. For that reason, I’ll be using my DYMO label maker (review here) to add customise the tabs.
The dots are the standard 5mm spacing.
While I like anything and everything rainbow I wasn’t a fan of all the quotes on the covers (much prefer just a plain pattern), however the back side of the covers have a different pattern and that’s the one I fell in love with. I like the paint swatch effect that not many planner do so this cover was like <3
As is the case with all of the other Happy Planners, the paper is thick and holds up well with no ghosting for most pens and very minimal ghosting for marker pens
Overall the Happy Notes notebooks are cute, and I’m keen to see what other inserts / refills, covers etc. come out in the future.
Update! I’ve become somewhat of a hoarder of Happy Notes. My all time favorite is this once with the rainbow stripe cover <3
I also really like the classic size Half Sheet Happy Notes (see this post for my review).
If you want to make your own Happy Planner Notebook
- Dot grid insert refill paper (Happy Planner already sold these pre-punched dot grid pages before the happy notes came out)
- Lined refill paper
- DIY graph paper (tutorial here)
- Tutorial (and free printables) for making a DIY cover (if you don’t have a laminator, office supply stores offer this)
- DIY your own dividers using digital paper printed onto cardstock, printable tabs, sticky notes or the Happy Planner tabs
More Happy Planner:
- How to print printables at MAMBI Happy Planner Size (step by step tutorial)
- Planner pen testing in the Erin Condren Life Planner, Plum Paper, Happy Planner by MAMBI and Limelife Planner
- MAMBI Happy Planner horizontal dimensions & measurements (classic size) for making planner stickers
Happy Planner Reviews:
- MAMBI Mini Happy Planner Review (pros, cons, should you buy it?)
- Happy Planner Horizontal by MAMBI Review (pros, cons and dimensions)
- Using Erin Condren size planner stickers in the Mini Happy Planner
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