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Black Friday Deals For Great Personalized Gift Ideas

24 Nov

tss-blackFriday-2015-pressRelease-607wAre you someone who waits for Black Friday deals?  We are too.  It’s a fun time to get some great values on great gift ideas.  And with simple online ordering, our Black Friday deals will save you all that trouble of running around to stores, parking, fighting the crowds, and then hoping they have what you are looking for on the shelves. So put on your slippers and relax… many maybe make some hot cocoa.

Our Black Friday offers will be running from November 21-29 and no coupons will be necessary.  At The Stationery Studio we literally have almost 10,000 items available, all with great special offers.  Our stationery will be up to 50% off, along with our party supplies and many cooking and entertaining essentials.   So whether you are looking for a gift for you mom or best friend, you husband or simply for yourself, you can be sure that the items you see are all wonderful offers, will be in stock and will arrive perfectly personalized before Christmas.

With the address book tool you can find in your profile, you will be able to keep your friends & family’s addresses all stored in one convenient spot making your checkout very easy.  You can easily add or edit the addresses of your favorite recipients you shop for and we’ll store them for you in one convenient spot so you can enter them easily at checkout.  And with Studio Reward points, you can also reward yourself with each purchase! For a limited time we are offering double Studio Rewards on every purchase.

You can organize your shopping by many categories including Stationery, Post-It® Notes, Notepads, Cooking & Entertaining items, Party Supplies including gift stickers, personalized napkins and plastic plates, Stampers and Embossers, Hostess Gifts, Address Labels and Spa Gifts including personalized soaps and candles.

nov-blackFriday-holidayCardsSince many people like to take their family photos during the Thanksgiving weekend, you will find fabulous holiday cards on our Black Friday deals including Christmas cards, Caspari holiday cards, Hanukkah cards and New Years cards.  We have hundreds of new designs with vibrant colors, classic to modern imagery, and free die cut options including medallion, scallops and rounded corners.  You will be able to upload your digital image and your online proof to be sure you love your cards before ordering.

So make this holiday week easier and check some great gifts and holiday cards off your to-do list.  If you need any assistance on anything, our wonderful customer support team will be available by phone or email so please give us a call.  We have been in business 21 years and we all have the experience and care to be able to personally assist you whether it’s to answer a question, send you a sample or just to give our opinion!

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great holiday season!

Renee

 

Wood-ology 101 on Cutting Board Wood Shades

30 Mar

march-woodBoardsWooden maple cutting boards made with premium quality hard maple wood makes a great portable cutting work surface or an elegant serving tray.  They also make a beautiful gift for holidays or anniversaries or housewarming!  Here is a little “wood-ology” about the variety in wood color, according to one of our leading Maple Leaf experts.


There are two types of maple wood that are harvested – summer maples and winter maples – when you see a hard maple that has more color that means the wood has been harvested in the summer because the sap in the maple is still in the tree, on a macro level, at the time it was cut.  When you see a board that is more toward the cream or white shades, that tree has been typically harvested during the winter and the sap has been harvested from the tree in all likelihood.


The boards are a natural product and it will vary.  The maple does patina over time and become more honey, especially when treated with butcher block oil.  A wooden cutting board is one of our favorite gift ideas, it’s something special they likely would not buy for themselves!

Check out our expanded article about this topic, Wood-ology 101, in Studio Insights.

Best wishes,

Renee

Thanksgiving Dessert You’ll Gobble, Gobble Up

11 Nov

Gobble, gobble!  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your menu.  So much time and effort goes in to planning and making sure everything turns out right.  I have a great recipe to share with you to make sure you shine in the dessert department.  If you’re not hosting, offer to make this delicious dessert to finish off your Thanksgiving meal.  I made this recipe last year and everyone made sure to save room for a slice … or two! I got this recipe from Taste of Home.

Deluxe Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Deluxe Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Ingredients

1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20 cookies)

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup butter – melted

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened, divided

1-1/2 cups sugar, divided

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons ground cinammon

1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in remaining cream cheese, one package at a time until smooth. Add remaining sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Place 2 cups filling in a small bowl; stir in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Remove 3/4 cup pumpkin filling; set aside. Pour remaining pumpkin filling over crust; top with remaining plain filling. Cut through with a knife to swirl. Drop reserved pumpkin filling by spoonfuls over cheesecake; cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Garnish with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, whipped topping and additional crushed gingersnaps if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

If you make this yummy dessert this Thanksgiving, let me know what you think of it (and most importantly … what your guests think of it!).

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

recipe & photo source:  Taste of Home