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Mini magazine holder and a lesson on customer service

File folder That's an odd title to a post isn't it?  Let's just say it's been an equally odd day.  I'll tell you about it, but first things first. 

Filefolder2 I came across the cutest mini magazine holders the other day on a fellow demonstrator's blog ( ).  They fit 3x3 cards and envelopes and are perfect for a hostess gift.  I decided to make a set of 3x3's for my niece to celebrate her new sorority.  These aren't the colors of the sorority but I was itchin' to use my new Stampin' Up! Banbury designer paper!  I love the new paper and because pink is my favorite color I was drawn to it.  Is this stinkin' cute, or what?  The template is very easy to follow and a snap to put together.  I just love when my fellow demonstrators make such cute things that I can copy and share.  Thanks, Becky! 

I made a coordinating ensemble with the note cards, envelopes and holder all having some of the Banbury paper on it.  I also used the new scallop edged punch to create some interest on the note cards.  And, for a little bling, I added one of the new Filigree brads on the front.  The sorority letters are ambossed with silver embossing powder.

So, what to you think of that Alpha Sigma Tau stamp on the holder and note cards?  I had it made by a local stamp company that does custom work.  It's not the way I ordered it, but the shop owner must have thought her way was better (it's a long story).  Fortunately or unfortunately for them, I won't be utilizing their services anymore. I  had eight (8) stamps for them to make and they got less than half of them correct.  When I pointed out the numerous errors the shop owner became rude, condescending and for all intents and purposes could have just said, "Tough luck." I came home with less than half my order, fuming mad and completely appalled that this woman had the audacity to speak to me the way she did.  I'm guessing business must be really good for her because she obviously doesn't need me as a customer anymore.  So, Ms. Stamp Shop Owner in downtown Orlando, in the rare chance that you are reading my blog, please don't expect me back.  If you really thought that your condescending demeanor and your "fight to the end" mentality was going to win me over, you were wrong.  Perhaps a class in Customer Service 101 would be in your best interest.

For those of you saying I should have had my custom stamps made by Stampin' Up!, by all means, I would have, but they don't make the specialized stamps I need.  Perhaps that will be my next suggestion in their suggestion box..

Whew, a little venting goes a long way.  Thanks for letting me share. In the meantime, take a gander at Beckys blog and make a few of these fabulous holders.  They Rock!

Mary Ann 


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but how to make it??

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