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Teacher Gift Ideas for any budget

Teacher Gift Ideas for any budget

Summer holidays are on the horizon and that means…. Well, actually it means a few things!  It means teachers have a bit of a break ahead, it means that parents have a hectic few weeks ahead, and it means that before any of that kicks off people are on the hunt for thank you gifts to give teachers.  This school year has also been stuffed full of pandemic ups and downs with our teaching staff having to roll with everything that’s been sent their way.  And whilst I’m a big advocate of saying thank you to all the teaching staff...

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Self-Inking vs. Wooden Handled Stamps.

Self-Inking vs. Wooden Handled Stamps.

Did you know that I can personalise self-inking stamps as well as the wooden handled ones?  Although the option has been there for a select few types of stamp, I’ve started broadening out the range so nearly all the stamps I have will also be available as self-inkers.  So, what’s really the difference and which one’s better? I think It’s time for a Pro & Cons list!  In essence a self-inking stamp is a single package which contains both the stamp and the ink pad, and there are some clear advantages to this. Firstly they're robust - the plastic is...

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Wax Seal FAQs

Wax Seal FAQs

I think wax seals are some of the most under-appreciated elements of stationery - they’re quite tactile, add a touch of luxe and although they can take a little bit of time to get right they can also be pretty budget friendly too.  To celebrate there being a new range of designs now available in the shop I figured now was as good a time as any to do a proper FAQs about them, which will hopefully make them seem a little more daunting and encourage you to give them a go!  There are, of course, likely to be questions...

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Giving the Chronodex a Go

Clear Stamps Planner Stamps

Giving the Chronodex a Go

You may have spotted that one of the new sets of clear stamps includes a Chronodex.  I think it’s a really fantastic tool but it certainly divides people into two camps - those who have heard of it and those who haven’t.  It may look a little daunting at first but actually the idea is quite simple and it’s also more versatile than you might expect.  But first, a quick bit of background.  The Chronodex was originally designed by Patrick Ng who was looking for a tool to help him plan his time and day in a more visual way...

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Year Round Love Notes

Clear Stamps DIY Happy Mail Planner Stamps

Year Round Love Notes

February may be the month of St. Valentine but love-ly stamps (see what I did there? *sorry) are for all year round.  Receiving post is often overshadowed by junk flyers and bills, but the act of sending and receiving post is such a wonderful way of showing someone that you’re thinking of them and you care, and when the cards are handmade or envelopes decorated it takes it up a notch.  And, let’s not forget, how versatile stamps are so why stop there? How about getting some gift tags ahead of time and making up a set with this ‘With...

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