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SuperFast Christmas Gift Ideas

2 Dec

dec-sf-001aI am not a procrastinator.  But every now and then, there is a gift that sneaks onto my list and I find myself close to the wire to get what I want.  This year, once again, The Stationery Studio has addressed this issue, which affects many of us!  We are once again offering our SuperFast promotion, which guarantees delivery of any item in the promotion (over 10,000 products!) by Christmas Eve with basic ground shipping.  Many items, however, will deliver much faster than that, depending on when you order.  There are so many great gift ideas!

You can view all the participating SuperFast promotions here.  In addition to gifts, you can find SuperFast Christmas Cards plus also enjoy up to 30% off and free shipping.   And, to help you finish the envelopes in style, it’s a great time to pick out a new return address stamp or embosser, or a set of great personalized address labels perfect for use with your photo cards and all year long.

dec-sf-002As you might have guessed, stationery is one of our favorite gifts and we offer an extensive selection! We love getting a great new box of personalized stationery, as it’s such a useful and lovely gift to receive.  For many, it’s not something they would normally pick our for themselves, but once they have it, they realize how handy personalized note cards can be.  The note cards can be used for the every day quick note, to send a relative some pictures, to use as a greeting card for gifts they give, and even for the little love letter they send to their special someone!  There are styles perfect for adults, for teens and for children.  Plus some great executive stationery options, colorful stationery and more.

dec-sf-003We also love to gift Notepads, as they are incredible useful.  We have little pads all over our office and our homes, which are perfect for little reminders, phone messages and to do lists.  We love to give pads too because they are something that everyone can use.  And there is a huge selection from simple personalized white or ivory notepads with a name or monogram, to colorful pads, pads for the office, list pads, teacher pads, mommy pads and memo sheets in holders.

dec-sf-004Another fave gift is to order a beautiful melamine plate or platter and back a quick batch of homemade cookies to put on them.  What a surprise when they eat the treats… to see the lovely personalized platter underneath for them to keep and enjoy for years to come.

If you are entertaining on Christmas or New Year’s Eve or any occasion into 2016, we have some fun personalized items for your events that are in our SuperFast promotions.  Our Party Supplies, including plastic plates, personalized disposable cups, custom stir sticks, guest towels, coasters and party bag, plus of course our extensive selection of wonderful printed cocktail napkins, luncheon napkins and dinner napkins, are perfect for your upcoming events!  They also make great hostess gifts!

dec-sf-005After all your planning, prepping and shopping, it might be the perfect time to treat yourself to an in-home spa day.  We have beautiful soap sets which can make a lovely present or a great gift for yourself.  Our triple-milled, 100% vegetable-based soap are manufactured and handcrafted in Vermont and intricately carved with your monogram or name.  Or, enjoy a great new cosmetic bag, recently featured on NBC’s Today show with Jill Martin.  They make a great thoughtful gift and are perfect for your makeup, jewelry and more and so useful for your upcoming travel.  For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a hand poured personalized candle made in Vermont and hand-carved with your monogram to perfection.

So relax and wrap up your list this year.  Make it easy and give the most beautiful personalized gifts.  All our items are personalized in the U.S.A. and made with care. These are presents that will be appreciated and enjoyed!  In addition to SuperFast production, we are offering some great sales to take advantage of too! What a great way to kick off your holiday season and enjoy a happy New Year.

Best wishes,

Renee

 

 

 

 

2015 Holiday Gift Picks

17 Nov

nov-giftGuide2It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Are you looking for that perfect Christmas or Hanukkah gift for family and friends this year?  Tired of the mall and trying to find just the right purse or sweater?   Have you ever thought about giving a personalized present?  It adds such a nice touch.  And it immediately elevates the product to something really unique and special.

It’s easy to find something great for that special person with our Holiday Gift Picks.  We’ve recently published an easy-to-shop guide which you can browse and see many areas which feature our top 10 gift picks and bestsellers.  The guide features many categories including Women, Men, Christmas, Hanukkah, Boys, Girls, Teens, Gift Packaging, Collegiate Gifts, Baby Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Sport Themed Gifts, DIY Cooking Gift Packaging Ideas, Pet Gifts, Party Items, Thank You Cards and Holiday Cards.

From a great box of notepads, a personalized set of Post-it Notes, to an engraved cutting board, a great set of coasters, custom printed stationery, monogrammed wine glasses, perfectly printed notepads for their desk, or printed luggage tags for their upcoming trip, you can find something absolutely wonderful and useful.  So visit our Holiday Gift Picks for the start of some great ideas!

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Within each category check out the great ideas we’ve curated or click on the gift box at the end of each category to be brought to our main boutique for each section where you can typically find hundreds of additional selections.

Best wishes for a fun, easy and happy holiday season!

Renee

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Deeply Engraved Sandcarved Glassware

13 Oct

oct-jc-005For glassware and crystal items that are personalized with a very deep impression, look for products that say they are engraved with a sand carving process.  The Stationery Studio really is one of only a few websites which offers this process and we are confident that you will see and feel the quality which adds to the enjoyment of the products.  We also offer wonderful 3-letter monograms instead of what you might see elsewhere, which is often a single initial monogram.  Your glassware will be a truly personalized, deep etch sand carved product and you can see and feel the difference. Many of our glassware that is marked Deep Etched is created with equipment and special materials developed and manufactured specifically for our unique method.

oct-jc-002What exactly is our sand carving process? First, a photo mask is applied to the surface that’s being carved. Then, an abrasive, sand-like material (such as aluminum oxide) is propelled onto that surface.  Sand carving consists of blowing an abrasive at a surface using compressed air. Where the abrasive hits glass it roughens, or eventually erodes, the surface of the glass.   The abrasive carves the surface only in the open areas of the stencil, while the areas covered by the photo mask remains smooth and spotless.  As a result, the impression made in the glass, crystal or stone cleanly follows the pattern of the photo mask. When sand carving applied to glass, it can create beautiful three-dimensional images that appear to be suspended in mid air. 

You may have heard of “etching” on glass or “engraving” on glass and that refers to a technique where the glass is simply roughened to produce a translucent “white” area on the surface.  Sandcarving is a process in which glass is actually carved away leaving a gorgeous deep imprint without damaging the integrity of the glass. Most others only “sandblast” the surface lightly to create the etched look but our carving methods provide a fabulous deep quality imprint.

  The design is first rendered as a “line drawing”, with line weights (thicknesses) carefully selected to reflect the needs of the processes that follow.  The artist will generally use a computer in this process, to ensure that the lines have a consistent quality.  Most quality sandcarving is done using freehand line drawings, with the artist incorporating the limitations of the medium into the design, as it develops.  Once the design is complete, a mask must be constructed to prevent the abrasive from carving the glass in areas to be left “clear”.

Other websites only use either a chemical etch, or a very light sand carving process with hardly any depth, or heaven forbid a milky white silkscreen process to make customers believe that their glassware is “etched”.   Most other sand carvers utilize equipment that only allows them to do what would be considered “standard sandblasting”.   Our quality control methods for our elegant sandcarving create a look you will be proud of and a product that will stand the test of time.

Best wishes,

Renee