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We ❤️ Dogs!

22 Sep

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We absolutely love dogs!  Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason … they make us laugh, keep us active and become an important part of our family.  We couldn’t imagine our lives without them!  Everyone at The Stationery Studio loves dogs, too.  That’s why we keep expanding our personalized pet gifts  collection with everything from personalized notepads to Post-it® notes and more.  Here are a few of our favorites {and our customers, too} that we think you’ll absolutely love!

Darling Dogs Post-It Notes

 

We ADORE our Darling Dogs Post-It® Notes sure to brighten up all your notes.  These are perfect for daily reminders, to-do lists, notes to school and much more.  They look great on a desk and make the perfect gift for your friend who loves dogs.


 

Dog Friends Weekly Planner

Plan your week surrounded by good boys!  Easily see your week at a glance with our personalized Dog Friends Weekly Scheduler.


 

Pick Your Dog Notepad Collection

A customer favorite, our Pick Your Dog Notepad Collection lets you choose your breed.  These make excellent gifts and earn 5-star reviews!

This breed is my best friend’s favorite and she has been searching for dog note cards and paper pads for a long time.” — Ronna S.

 


 

Darling Dogs Flat Note Card Collection

You can really show off your love of dogs with every note you write with our Darling Dogs Flat Note Card Collection.  A fun assortment of different dog notes for all your thank you notes, birthday greetings and more.


Dog Bone Photo NotepadWant to show off your best friend?  You can with our Dog Bone Photo Notepad where you add your own photo.  We think these make an excellent birthday or holiday gift, too!

Speaking of dogs … here are some of OUR best friends!  Enjoy these pics of dogs who belong to employees at The Stationery Studio!

Corrado

Mia

Jasper

Marco

Gary

Bunny

Libby

Sparky

XO,

Jennifer

6 Scary Good Halloween Party Ideas

17 Sep

HalloweenHalloween is my favorite holiday!  I love everything from the costumes to the candy to the decorations.  If you’re planning a party for kids or adults (or both), we have six ideas to help get your party started from food to decorations.

1. Witches Potion

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We love this punch recipe for both kid and adult parties.  We found this recipe on WomansDay.com and it’s super easy!  We would simply add vodka for an adult party.  You can garnish drinks with gummy worms, plastic spiders or snakes. 

INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 c. ice
  • 1-liter bottle lemon-lime soda
  • 1 qt. lemonade
  • 1 c. pomegranate juice
  • tubes red decorating gel
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place ice cubes in a large pitcher or glasses. Add soda and lemonade and stir to blend.
  2. Gently add pomegranate juice at the top of the pitcher or glasses to keep the color concentrated.
  3. Squeeze some gel on the lip of the glasses and pitcher.

2. Stay for a Bite Party Supplies

Stay for a Bite Party Decorations

Bring on the scary good times with personalized Halloween party supplies! We love the Stay for a Bite collection where you can personalize your cups, napkins, plates, favor boxes and much more to impress your guests.


3. Spooky Ice Cubes

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One of the easiest and most fun way to add some fun to your Halloween party is to freeze plastic spiders in ice to make your drinks extra spooky! Simply use ice cube trays, add small plastic spiders and fill with water and freeze.  Note:  Be careful with small children as this may pose a choking hazard.  


4. Spiderweb Nachos

photo credit: womansday.com

These spiderweb nachos from womansday.com are not only adorable by delicious!  Serve with tortilla chips for a great party snack.

INGREDIENTS
BEAN LAYER:
  • can lowfat refried black or pinto beans
  • 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. hot Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • large plum tomatoes
MIDDLE LAYER:
  • 1 1/2 c. thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend
GUACAMOLE LAYER:
  • ripe Hass avocados
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. minced red onion
  • large jalapeno chiles
  • 1 tsp. salt
WEB:
  • 1 c. reduced fat sour cream
Decoration: a clean plastic toy spider
DIRECTIONS
  1. Make Bean Layer: Scrape the mixture onto a 12- to 14-in. round serving plate and smooth into a 10-in. circle with a spatula. Arrange tomato slices around edge of bean layer to make a border.
  2. Make Middle Layer: Drain salsa in a strainer to get rid of excess juice. Spread over bean mixture, leaving some of the bean layer showing around the edge. Sprinkle cheese over salsa, leaving some of the salsa layer showing.
  3. Make Guacamole Layer: Halve avocados; remove seeds and spoon flesh into a medium bowl. Add lime juice, onion, jalapeños and salt, and mash until fairly smooth. Spoon over cheese layer and spread into an even layer.
  4. Make Web: Place sour cream in a ziptop bag; seal bag and snip a small tip off one corner. Pipe a spiderweb design over guacamole and onto the plate. Decorate with toy spider. Serve with tortilla chips.

5. Party Favors

Halloween Pumpkin Hanging Gift Tags with Organza Bags

No matter if you’re throwing a kid or adult party, everyone loves a favor!  Our personalized Halloween Pumpkin Hanging Gift Tags come with organza bags ready for adding your favorite candies.


6. Glittery Pumpkins

photo credit: HGTV.com

A great way to add some fun Halloween decor is to decorate your own black glitter pumpkins!  They look great on front porches, tabletops and fireplace mantles.  We found this DIY tutorial on HGTV.com.

Happy Halloween!

XO,

Jennifer

Shop Early for No Worries

15 Sep

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2021 Holiday Shopping

While it’s only September, experts are already predicting that holiday shopping will be a challenge this year due to worker shortages, continued shipping delays and a variety of issues that can affect supply chains.

“September is the new December. If you see something that’s important to you, buy it now,” according to WashingtonPost.com.

While personalized gifts naturally take more time, we always love seeing our customers get their gifts on time for holiday gift giving.  A personalized gift means you ordered something special and took the time to order ahead.  With a little preparation, you can wow them this holiday season with a unique and thoughtful gift.

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah (which starts November 28 this year) or Christmas, we have beautiful gift options for anyone on your list and a dedicated customer service team that is happy to help with your orders.  We also feature an estimated arrival date tool to help you with holiday shopping.

“Don’t wait until the last minute. It could take longer for items to reach you, and you might need to hunt around for them even more than you’re used to,” according to Money.com.

So, is September too early to get a head start on holiday shopping?  We don’t think so!  This year our motto is, “Shop Early for No Worries!”

Happy Shopping!

xo,

Jennifer