May 2015 {Quirky Happy Birthday} "I Love You" Box

On the 30th of April it was our Elephantshoe blogs official 5 year Birthday. Wow, I started writing here on our the Ellieshoe blog all the way back in 2010, it was a leap of faith and a chance for me to do what was in my heart, to put action to my thoughts and dreams. {If you'd like you can read my very first and short post here under LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE .} My my what a wonderful journey it has been, it wouldn't have been as wonderful or possible without all the lovely & amazing people that follow our posts, download our free printables and order our Elephantshoe goods from our online shoppe. THANK YOU so much!!

To celebrate our Birthday we themed our May "I Love You" box as our Quirky Happy Birthday Box. There were some pretty awesome goods inside to help all of our May subscribers make their own cards, tags and paper bags & to encourage them to get creative and wrap up the Birthday gifts they give in lovely Elephantshoe inspired parcels.

Let's see all the Birthday wrapping goodies that went inside each Love Box.

  • 1 x Maple Wooden 'Happy Birthday to You' Stamp in a Kraft Square Box
  • 5 x Variety Large Flag Tags with Bakers Twine
  • 5 x Variety Bakerstwine and Hemp Cord Card Set in Dusty Pink, Purple & Natural Colours
  • 1 x Lavender C6 Envelope with Black Confetti Liner & 'Happy Birthday' Card
  • 1 x "Ice Lolly & Cupcake" printed C6 Envelope with 'Make a Wish' Card
  • 1 x Kraft C6 Spiral Printed Envelope with a 'Lets Party Mkay' Card
  • 1 x Blush Pink C6 Envelope with Spotted Liner with a 'Happy Birthday Balloon' Card
  • 5 x Round Stickers with Cupcake, Ice Lolly & Lets Party Mkay Designs
  • 9 x Paper Bitty Bags (Large Kraft, Small Kraft, White, Purple Chevron, Small Kraft with Stripes)
Elephantshoe I Love You Box

A Birthday Box surprise for a one of our subscribers celebrating her Birthday. We love creating custom tags with special messages from our online shoppers.

Our favourite and most versatile product in this months box was our "Happy Birthday to you" maple wooden stamp. This little winner can be used to stamp tags, cards, envelopes, stickers and wrapping paper to get your HAPPY message across. Presented in a small kraft box that our subscribers could use to package up a small gift for a friend, family member or colleague.

Happy Birthday Stamp Elephantshoe

A handy set of 5 quirky 'ice lolly, cupcake, yay, and make a wish' flag tags were included in each box. These came with twine attached so that they can quickly be attached to a gift be it a wrapped pressie, bottle of wine or bunch of pretty flowers.

Choose a simple wrapping paper (i'm sure you've noticed that we have a love for brown kraft), stamp with your new maple wooden stamp and tie with one of the twine colours included on our Elephantshoe sorbet twine card set. Ta-da and you are sorted with your gift wrapping. A cute solution for presenting your Birthday gifts in a cheerful way.

Elephantshoe tags

What's a Birthday box without a fun selection of Birthday cards and lined envelopes? Mix and match your cards with your envelopes and of course most importantly send a special message with your Birthday pressie.

Elephantshoe Card and Envelope
Elephantshoe Card and envelope
Elephantshoe Card and Envelope

Our Elephantshoe Birthday stickers are perfect to close the back of your envelopes, a bitty bag or to simply place on the top of your gift wrap. Something small that can customise your gifting and add some extra happiness.

Elephantshoe Stickers
Elephantshoe Paper Bags
Elephantshoe I Love You Box

And there it is our May "I Love You" box ready to rumble and spread a little jolly around over special Birthday times.

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

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.