August 2014 {Special Occasions} "I Love You" Box

Believe it, because it’s happened again. August is done, finished, finito and here we are mid September giving you a peek at what made its way into our SPECIAL OCCASIONS “I Love You” Box last month. It was really special for a number of reasons . . . one (and most importantly) our humble love box turned ONE, and two, it contained greeting cards for almost every occasion, three, tags and stickers should make anyone’s day a bit brighter :-) 

In light of celebrating our box’s FIRST birthday, we thought about what makes every present complete? The answer: a lovely card or tag with a personal message written specially for the recipient. So our present to you this month was complete with not just 1,2,3 or even 6 cards but a grand total of 12! And 11 tags too! Let’s take a closer look… 

This month’s {Special Occasions} “I Love You” Box included:


  • 1 x YAY A6 card with a shimmer blush C6 envelope
  • 1 x HOORAY A6 card with shimmer silver C6 envelope - lined with grey polka dots
  • 1 x YOU’RE SO LOVELY A6 card with a shimmer white C6 envelope - lined with a floral pattern
  • 1 x botanical BELIEVE IN YOURSELF A6 card with a shimmer white C6 envelope - lined with a floral pattern
  • 1 x MR & MRS kraft A6 card with a black C6 envelope
  • 1 x MR & MRS white A6 card with a gold shimmer C6 envelope - lined with a black chevron pattern
  • 1 x BIRTHDAY white small square card with a light silver envelope -  lined in diagonal stripes
  • 1 x BIRTHDAY white shimmer small square card with a light silver envelope  - lined in a silver geometric pattern
  • 1 x LETS EAT CAKE white small square card with a white envelope - lined in blush, black and coral geometric pattern
  • 1 x SORRY white small square card with a silver shimmer envelope - lined in a teardrop pattern
  • 1 x STITCHED HEART kraft small square card with a kraft envelope - lined in black polka dots
  • 1 x LOVE blush square card with a blush envelope - lined in black hearts


  • 2 x printed heart kraft tags
  • 1 x happy birthday tag
  • 1 x geometric pattern tag
  • 1 x teardrop pattern tag
  • 1 x blush love tag
  • 1 x kraft love tag
  • 1 x stitched heart blush tag
  • 1 x stitched heart kraft tag
  • 1 x floral blush tag
  • 1 x floral mint tag


  • 1 x round love sticker
  • 1 x round stitched heart sticker
  • 1 x round teardrop “to and from” sticker
  • 1 x rectangle pop fizz clink sticker
  • 1 x rectangle adventure sticker
  • 1 x rectangle baby sticker
  • 1 x rectangle “dear from” sticker with white hearts border
  • 1 x rectangle “dear from” sticker with black hearts border 
  • 1 x rectangle multi-colour triangle sticker
  • 2 x rectangle “dear from” stickers with black chevron
  • 2 x rectangle stickers with black stripes border
  • 1 x rectangle thank you sticker

Any unexpected birthdays or baby showers that crop up, or a forgotten engagement party – we’ve got you covered! This month our subscribers received a special “go-to” box of quick-fixes. We’ve included a whole selection of cards, tags and stickers, the cherries on top of lovely parcels, as we like to call them, fit for all occasions! 

Birthdays are our favourite. They include the best things in life: cake, champagne and presents. Finish your parcel with a custom designed birthday card to add an extra special touch. We say YAY, HOORAY and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! 

For words of encouragement let your beautiful BELIEVE IN YOURSELF or YOU’RE LOVELY cards help you out. Perfect for a family member or friend that is approaching exams, taking a leap of faith in their career or even having a bad day. A little card with a sweet message can do the world’s difference. Try it for yourself.

When it comes to love, even the world has dedicated a day to this thing we struggle to describe in a few words. Valentine’s day, February 14th, a day that people either celebrate or detest. Whether you’re complying with a love-filled day, or better yet, just sharing the love because you feel it! As we always say, laundry is for later, LOVE is for now. We’ve included LOVE and HEART STITCHED cards complete with adorable blush and kraft heart lined envelopes. They’re just too cute! TIP: Pop a card into a frame and you’ve got yourself a neat piece of art for a room in the house or a LOVEly gift for a LOVEd one.

Uh oh! If you’re sitting in the dog-box because of something silly, or even a little more serious we have the solution! When words fail you, leave it up to Elephantshoe to do the talking. Make it impossible not to forgive you with our cheeky SORRY card. Life is better spent in peace anyway.

We eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere, and so should you. Tea parties are our favourite and cake, well don’t get us started on our love affair with cake – we’ll keep you here all day! It only made sense to design a card dedicated to CAKE and all the other nice things in the world. Invite a special friend to tea with our LET’S EAT CAKE card and talk about happy things. We all ought to make time to do that in our busy lives.

Weddings, another occasion we just can’t get enough of! Be prepared when weddings come around with our classic yet simple card design. Save time and spruce up your wedding gift with a touch of Elephantshoe.

When it comes to tags there’s not much more we can say except they’re wonderful. So simple in its shape and design, yet conveys a list of things. It adds instant attention to detail as well a meaningful touch. They’re perfect to attach to a little parcel, a big parcel, a jar full of goodies, a bunch of flowers (we love flowers with a quirky tag!) or even on its own. 

Stickers, well, they’re just lovley to add the final touch and label a special parcel. Use it in place of sticky tape or just pop it on top of a gift for some extra detail and colour. There’s bound to be some favourites in there fit for every occasion! Whether it’s a simple “DEAR… FROM” sticker you’re after or a more specific celebratory sticker – we’ve added them all!

We are so proud and happy that our “I Love You” box is one year old, our little LOVE baby that has grown so much in the last year thanks to YOU, our subscribers, followers and clients. We are so blessed and can’t thank you enough. We hope our subscribers enjoy their box of card treasures and put them to good use.

Stay tuned for the September “I Love You” Box sneak peeks. We are so, so excited to share our new and FRESH Spring surprises that left our studio for our subscribers early this month.

Don’t forget to visit out online shoppe and purchase our October box. Perfect to spoil yourself OR as a special gift too. 

May 2014 {With Love & Thanks} “I Love You” Box

In the beautiful month of May we celebrated Mothers Day. The 11th was a special time to honour, thank and cherish our moms and the motherly figures in our lives. How wonderful!

At Ellieshoe we decided to design and create our May “I Love You” box centred around the theme {with love and thanks} to celebrate everything Mom’s do for us. All of the lovely contents could also be used to spoil others that are dearest to you too, not just your mum. Let’s take a peek . . .

The May box of goodness included:

  • 5 x custom button magnets
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated “Thank You” card with a pink floral C6 envelope
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated “Thank You” card with a blush C6 envelope with stripe liner
  • 1 x twine paddle with 5m x natural&silver twine and 5m x grey&white bakers twine
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated A5 wall art print with a kraft “To… From” gift tag
  • 1 x custom letterpressed “Love” card with a light kraft grey heart-lined C6 envelope
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated quote card with a grey c6 envelope with stripe liner
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated quote card with a grey floral c6 envelope

5 custom-designed button fridge magnets, use them yourself or they are also a cute idea for a small gift. Package up one or two, or even all of them (if you’re feeling generous!) and attach a photo or note and send it off to that someone special’s fridge. These awesome fridge magnets don’t only spruce up your fridge but also acts as a charming reminder that “everything is going to be okay” and to “do all things with love”.

To keep the love flowing each subscriber received 4 custom hand-illustrated printed gift cards with matching V-flap envelopes all carrying the theme of love and thanks. Gift cards are a great addition to any gift. In fact, a card on its own with a simple message can go a long way.

All it takes sometimes is a humble “thank you” or a meaningful “I love you”. But when words fail you, little gifts from Elephantshoe come to the rescue. To make any parcel just look that extra special, tie around some twine from the twine paddle from your box. Twine is great for adding some magic to a parcel and attaching to a little gift tag.

Audrey Hepburn couldn’t have said it any better: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”. Our A5 wall art print acts as the perfect “thanks for being there” gift. Whether you give it to your mother, a dear friend or even keep it for yourself (don’t worry, that’s okay too!). Hang it in your home office or even in a little corner in your bedroom as a lovely little reminder to share the love.

One letterpressed "LOVE" card and custom heart printed liner was also included in each box.

We hope you’re enjoying these these icey days in June and getting ready for July as the days get colder and shorter. Our June “I Love You” boxes have already been shipped and I must say [SPOILER ALERT] they are going to make your hearts happy happy happy and make you feel all warm inside.

*Orders for our June “I Love You” box have closed, order before June 22nd to receive our July box in the first week of July.

Pop on over to our website to order your July “I Love You” box . Whether you give it to a very special friend, sister, work colleague or even keep it for yourself – it’s bound to be fantastic!

Brown Paper Packages

Since launching the Shoppe just three and a bit weeks ago, James and I have been packaging up brown paper parcels and delivering our finest products to their new homes. Who could ever imagine that this would bring so much JOY, with every order and every custom project received we have celebrated!!! Thank you for all your support, kind words of encouragement & of course for adding Elephantshoe goodness to your shopping bag, we really appreciate everything you have done to make these past weeks happy ones. 

Here is a round up of some of the lovely goodies we've been delivering a) Paper Planes Tattly  b) Arrows Tattly  c) Chalkboard Letters  d) Kraft Custom Envelopes e) Black Triangles Washi Tape

Fun pics of James and I photographed by Blackframe Photography. No Elephantshoe products were hurt during the photography of this shoot :-)