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Personal Gift Bundle Ideas

Personal Gift Bundle Ideas

Everyone loves a thoughtful gift.  And whilst I’m a big fan of crafty/useful gifts I especially love getting them when they’re ready to use straight away and feel tailored just for me.   A personalised stamp or seal makes a great gift, but when gathered together with a few other items that mean you’re ready to go you’re showing that someone special that you’ve really thought about how they might use them and what could come in handy.  So I’ve pulled together examples of some popular combinations - all of which can be found in the shop - and which can...

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Top Tips for Getting a Personalised Stamp

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Top Tips for Getting a Personalised Stamp

For quite obvious reasons I love a personalised stamp.  I think it’s a great way of adding a personal touch - whether its a gift to someone or to add a branding element to some business stationery.  Regardless of what you might be using it for here are my top tips of what to think about when getting one.  1 - Order with as much time as possible - don’t leave it until the last minute.   This covers quite a few aspects of getting the stamp ready but the headline message is there’s probably more to think about than you...

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Make Your Own Festive Wrapping

Make Your Own Festive Wrapping

It might seem a little early to start talking about Christmas but, with less than 12 weeks to go and memories of last year's post struggles still pretty fresh, it does feel like the right time to mention seasonal crafting.  To be honest, compared to some I think I'm actually falling behind!  Awareness of planet-conscious wrapping is something that has grown lots over the past few years, and making your own wrapping paper and packaging can really help the impact. Firstly, chances are you’ll only make what you need, or have much less excess than you might if you buy...

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4 Tips for Surviving Q4!

4 Tips for Surviving Q4!

The last quarter of the year is on the horizon, and for those of us running small businesses it's a biggie. So, how can we help ourselves now that will REALLY benefit us in the months ahead?  I’m far from a pro, and let’s face it each year springs up new challenges, but here are a few ideas from me of things that might help, or might at least spark another idea with you.  Think about Packaging When things get busy having as slick a process as possible in place will help hugely, and packaging is a great one to...

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Back to school supplies

Back to school supplies

It’s on the horizon - there’s a new term coming! September is such a energetic month and I still remember that slightly giddy feeling from when I was a kid at getting everything ready for the next school year - new shoes, new pencil case and, most excitingly, new supplies for inside that pencil case!  Whilst I may not be going back through the school gates next month (well, not as a pupil anyway) I do still get that back to school feeling so here are some tips for getting ready whether you're a parent or a big-kid and yes,...

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