April 2015 {My kitchen is for dancing} "I Love You" Box

Some folks want to know what was in our April 2015 "I Love You" box?

Well, we’ll finally tell you, some special Easter goodness to make your time in the kitchen a happy experience. With pretty prints, wooden boards, organising labels, recipe cards and yummy soft toffee you just can't go wrong.

  • 1 x A5 Kraft Kitchen Artwork {My Kitchen is for Dancing}
  • 1 x Trudeau wooden board
  • 1 x Soft Toffee {with Easter bunny postage stamp sticker}
  • 1 set of "Hot Beverage" Clear Adhesive Pantry Lables
  • 1 set of "Baking" Clear Adhesive Pantry Lables
  • 6 x "from my kitchen with love" Embossed Recipe Cards
Elephantshoe I Love You Box
Elephantshoe I love you box

Each April "I Love You" Box received a mounted kraft kitchen print.

Frame this paperie treat and pop it on your kitchen wall or on your shelf with your cookbooks to add a whimsical feel to your kitchen.

Kitchen Print Elephantshoe

Beautiful Trudeau boards are hand crafted from French oak wine barrels and are produced in the Franschhoek valley. We love that the French oak used for these barrels is over a hundred years old and was first growing prior to the First World War. {That's pretty amazing and unique}

The board in April's Love box is perfect size to serve a small selection of yummy cheese or chocolate at your next lunch/dinner party.

Kitchen Wooden Board Elephantshoe
Kitchen Wooden Board Elephantshoe

Recently we created some handy neat & natural Pantry Free Printables as a DIY project over on theprettyblog. While it is fun to download and print, we have given all of our April "I Love You" Box subscribers their own sets of both the "Hot Beverage" and "Baking" labels as clear adhesive stickers. These are beautiful as the clear sticker allows for your ingredients to shine through the label which we think creates a really pretty effect in your pantry.

Pantry adhesive Label Elephantshoe
Clear Pantry Stickers

Keep your best family recipes all in one place with our beautiful "from my kitchen, made with love" embossed recipe cards. Use them in your kitchen or package them up for a friend as a great gift. Perfect for a bridal shower, kitchen tea or housewarming spoil. every subscriber received 6 of these handy cards with classic round corners.

Recipe Cards Elephantshoe
Elephantshoe I Love You Box

We hope that all of our April subscribers have felt the Elephantshoe love in their kitchens.

Our "I Love You" Boxes are not available to purchase currently as we make a few changes here at Elephantshoe (all to be revealed soon). We do however have our "The Serious Deal Box of Love" for sale. Visit our online shoppe to find out a little more.

Elephantshoe I love you Box

March 2015 {My custom notebook} "I Love You" Box

Time has "MARCHED" on and I'm a little behind on this years "I Love You" Box subscription reveal posts. I'm sure you are wondering what Elephantshoe goodness went into our March, April, May and June boxes of love and I am going to attempt to share it ALL with you today. (EEAK - that is a big task).

Well, lets get to it, our March Box was all about one of our very favourite things – personalisation! What could be better than your very own, customised notepads & stickers? Leave a note from "Your" desk, surprise your specials and brighten up their day with a thoughtful message from the heart with loveliness and sincerity!

In this month’s box we’ve included some pretty custom goods. Let’s take a look at them all:

  • 1 x Monogrammed water-colour notepad 12.75cm x 18.5cm
  • 1 x ‘From the Desk of’ personalized pastel notepad 13cm x 9cm
  • 1 x ‘A Little Note From’ personalized water-colour notepad 13cm x 9cm
  • 1 x Personalised ‘List’ notepad 18cm x 9cm
  • 3 x ‘With love’ personalized rectangular stickers with pastel coloured glasses
  • 4 x Monogram circular stickers, black & white
  • 6 x Personalized ‘with love’ pastel-colour circular stickers: pink, black and turquoise
  • 3 x ‘Just a Little Something to Say’ personalized gift stickers
  • 4 x Personalized monogram gift sticker
  • 1 x pink pen
List Pads Elephantshoe

Days are busy and it's easy to get a bit muddled and confused with our tasks and "to do" lists. At Elephantshoe we love lists; Shopping lists, to-do lists, packing lists, guest lists, movies-to-watch lists, places-I-want-to-visit list… the list of lists goes on! Use your unique notepad to make as many lists as you like, perfect for keeping track of daily chaos !

Although we love love love cards and epic envelopes, we also love the idea of merging stickers, gift tags and cards all into one wonderful package!

March's love box  included seven of these versatile creations! ‘Just a little something to say… from {your name}’ stickers in pretty pink and terrific turquoise, with 5 lines of space for you to fill in the your message! Pop it onto your prezzie with the greatest of ease, and there you have it – a stickered-gift-tag-card! What a perfect way to finish off the packaging of any pretty prezzie!

Personal List Pad

Moving into the business end of things, the second notepad included in this love-box is great for the working world! How many times have you popped in to talk to a co-worker, only to find them busy on the phone, or running an errand of their own? Use your ‘From the Desk of’ notepad to leave a message or question on the desk of your work friend. My note might read, "URGENT, when you visit the vending machine PLEASE buy me a chocolate bar . . . from the desk of Sam". 

With three cute pairs of glasses in fresh pretty colours, this note won't get lost or forgotten and is stacks more fun than sending a boring old email!

Personalized Elephantshoe Notebook

These days it’s so easy to send off a speedy SMS, Whatsapp or even a Facebook message when we need to communicate with each other – but there’s something thoughtful, special and sweet about a good, old-fashioned note!

Our next notepad to be included in this month’s box of love-goodies has a pretty personalised water-coloured monogram at the top, surrounded by coral-pink flowers and mint-green leaves. Printed at the bottom of the page is ‘Love {your name}.’ This pad is lovely for leaving a sweet message for a loved one to find, whether it’s on the bed, in a lunchbox, under a pillow or on a car seat!

Personalized Elephantshoe Watercolour Notepads and stickers

Stickered gift tags are often more convenient to use on precious prezzies. Use your pretty personalised stickers to WOW! your friends and loved ones . There were six circular ‘with love {your name}’ stickers in three beautiful colours – pink, black and turquoise – and three ‘with love from {your name}’ rectangular stickers with cute pastel coloured glasses inside each "I Love You" Box!

Personalised elephantshoe Stickers

Our things – and office supplies especially – can often run away from us, get lost, or even accidently adopted! Stop this madness by decorating your personal possessions with your pretty personalised circular monogram stickers. Perfect for pasting on your stapler, hole-puncher, laptop, notebook, stationery bag, lunch-box and water bottle. Or you could use them more traditionally as an easily identifiable notifier, to let friends and family know that a gift is from you!

Mongram Elephantshoe Stickers

For less of a love note and more of a practical reminder, you can use your ‘A Little Note From {Your Name}’ to do the deed. With a beautiful sweep of coral-pink watercolour paint across the top of the page, use these nifty notes to remind a friend or family member of something important you’d like them to do, or of an event or occasion, to leave a message or even to ask a question.

It’ll bring a smile to someone’s face – and a smile is a curve that sets everything straight! {Phyllis Diller}.

Elephantshoe Personalised Notepad

This was one of our all time favourite "I Love You" Boxes, we had so much joy in the design and production process and we hope that all of our March subscribers loved them too!

A little note from Sam . . . Our "I Love You" Boxes are not available to purchase currently as we make a few changes here at Elephantshoe (all to be revealed soon). We do however have our "The Serious Deal Box of Love" for sale. Visit our online shoppe to find out a little more.

Love Sam

From My Pantry {Free Elephantshoe Printable Labels}

For four wonderful years Elephantshoe together with Blackframe Photography have been contributing DIY and free printable projects for theprettyblog and what a wonderful time it has been!

Back in 2011 we posted our “My Brand Spanking New Organised Pantry” blogpost, one of our all time favourite and more popular Elephantshoe DIY projects. Years and months later after prettifying kitchens and pantries around the world, we have a new natural set of printables for you to download and print.

Pantry Label Elephantshoe 01

We want to help you bring out your inner minamalist! Be more with less through the beauty of simplicity. Create your own organised pantry cupboard, kitchen counter or shelf using these clean, classic, country styled and easy to use labels.

 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 01

We recommend that you laminate these label for longevity. Glue them to the top of your lids, stick them to the side of your glass jars or tie them to your containers with twine or ribbon.

 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 03

Here is a list of the labels that you will find in our downloadable PDF


  • All Purpose Flour
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Icing Sugar
  • Castor Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Eggs
  • Baking Stuff


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 04


  • Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Fruit Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Beans
  • Hot Choc
  • Milo


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 05


  • Pop Corn
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Pasta
  • Penne
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Linguine
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Cous Cous
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Cereal
  • Muesli
  • Rusks


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 06


  1. Download & choose the page from our three, "The finest from My Pantry" documents that will be useful to you. {Baking, Brewed Beverages, Food}
  2. Print your desired amount of pages onto a thin A4 card stock or adhesive paper. {White or Kraft}
  3. Matt or gloss laminate for the labels longevity in your kitchen/pantry.
  4. Cut out the design using a craft knife and ruler or a pair of scissors. If you have 6cm round punch that will be perfect to punch out the circular labels or simply use scissors.
  5. Glue your labels to the top of your pantry lids, stick them to glass jars.
  6. Wrap twine or ribbon around your containers and tie or glue the printed labels on.
 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 07
 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 08