> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens Bring JOY and YOU Can Help Spread More Joy and WIN!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens Bring JOY and YOU Can Help Spread More Joy and WIN!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Paper Mate, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

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Have you seen the commercial where 9 people or so, are coloring one one space, and no one gets any smears on them, nor does the page smear?

The product is Paper Mate InkJoy gel pens, and you probably heard the scream from my house when the kid opened the package and saw we had a pack of them to check out!

paper mate ink joy pen pack

We received the 14 pen pack, and as you can see, it is a rainbow of colors!

paper mate ink joy pen pack opening

Almost as impressive as the pens themselves, is their packaging! Look at that EASY open pack! WOOT! 

WIth all the things we have to get ready for Back to School, having an easy open pack makes any parent extremely happy!

paper mate ink joy pen pack close up

Sorta look like 'big kid' crayons, don't they?

Which means they are PERFECT for Back to School crafting and fun for your pre-teens and teens! 

These new gel pens have a vivid gel ink that dries 3x faster for reduced smearing, but they get your point across with their amazing colors:

paper mate ink joy pen sample 1

Miss Grace started her picture from the outside in on her drawing, so she could test for smearing, while making her bouquet!

She was pretty impressed with the lack of smearing and no color on her hand. So when she got to the center rose, she purposely tried to smear the colors (she is thorough with her product testing, LOL), and as you can see, there was BARELY any smear, and that was right when she applied both colors and pressed VERY hard on the paper to make it smear. Which means, for your normal usage, there would be NO smear!

paper mate ink joy pen sample 2

I had the same results with my sample.

I went a different route and went for a color rich drawing, that would really allow me to pick up any color on my fingers, as I crossed over the larger field of color for fine line definition. 

No smears, no transfer onto my hand!

Woo hoo!

paper mate ink joy pens 3

The pens are covered with ergonomic comfort grip wrapping the entire pen, so no matter how you hold them, or how long you use them, they stay comfortable! They also come in 2 sizes- 0.5mm and 0.7mm.

The new Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens are available in pack sizes ranging from 1 to 14 pens with, from $2.49 to $24.99,  at many of your local retailers, like Amazon, Staples, Walmart, Office Depot and Target.

If you're looking for pens for the kids for Back to School use, especially for pre-teens and teens, THESE are the pens you want! They're bright, trendy and the perfect Back to School sociable accessory, everyone will want to try them out!


To celebrate the launch of Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Paper Mate InkJoy is partnering with Island Records Multi Platinum selling singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes to “Spread Joy, Not Smears” during his Summer World Tour. Now through December, fans will have the chance to join Shawn in spreading joy with new Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens,

“The simple act of sharing a handwritten note can help spread joy and make a positive difference in someone’s life. Shawn Mendes believes strongly in the power of the written word so the decision to partner with him for this program was easy,” said Victor Misawa, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Writing and Creative Expression. “Shawn is a true advocate for spreading positivity through his lyrics and we are proud that he uses Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens to inspire his songwriting.”

spread joy sample note

Paper Mate is challenging fans to spread handwritten notes of joy in their everyday lives. As a part of the movement, fans can share their joy-inspired messages with Shawn on Instagram and Twitter using #SpreadJoy. Fans can get involved by following these three simple steps:

1. Handwrite a joyful note; try it using Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, and using the #SpreadJoy download
2. Take a photo of the note
3. Share it on Instagram or Twitter tagging Paper Mate and using#SpreadJoy.

shawn mendes spread joy

The campaign with Mendes continues the tradition of his #NotesFromShawn campaign, with DoSomething.org, which was started in 2014 to help spread and promote positivity by encouraging fans to share notes with others, to help brighten their days, boost self-esteem and to show the power of the handwritten word.

 Isn't that such a GREAT thing with Back to School upon us? Just think how peer encouragement could make SUCH a huge difference in how our kids see school!

Concert goers can stop by a “Spread Joy Station” at Shawn's concerts, to receive a Paper Mate InkJoy Pen and note pad, to write a positive “message of joy.” 

Plus, now through December 31, fans can enter the “The Ultimate Shawn Mendes Fan Experience Sweepstakes” for a chance to win one of two Grand Prizes, merchandise or win a concert ticket for themselves and ten friends in select markets.The two lucky fans selected as Grand Prize winners and three of their friends will win the “Ultimate Fan Experience”- spending a day with Shawn and his crew to spread to joy. 

Additionally, fans can tune in to their local radio stations and follow Paper Mate InkJoy on social media for a chance to win concert tickets, signed merchandise and other cool prizes. So be sure to follow @ShawnMendes and @Paper_Mate on Instagram or @PaperMate on Twitter for real-time updates and behind the scenes access, plus chances to WIN! Just imagine the joy on your teen's face when you tell them the prize you won for them and their friends!

So spread some joy this Back to School season thanks to Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens.
You might want to grab a set for yourself too!

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