April 2014 {Personalised Polka Dot} "I Love You" Box

Our "I Love You" box is one of my most dear products on our Elephantshoe shoppe. A small parcel of awesomeness that arrives at your doorstep in the first week of every month. Stationery treats designed and curated by us here at Ellieshoe to make your life more lovely. 

How does the "I Love You" Box work?

  1. Visit our shoppe and subscribe. Choose to receive a box of goodies from Elephantshoe for either a 1-, 3- or 6-month period.

  2. If you are giving this subscription as a gift to Le Lucky friend or loved one, don't forget to type in a personalised message at the end of your order. 

  3. Then it’s simply a case of us packaging and delivering your box of paperie and styling goodies to you. 

*Orders for our May box have closed, order before 22 May 2014 to receive our June box.

Polka dot, polka dot . . .  dot dot dot, it's time to reveal all the paperie goods that went into our Elephantshoe April 2014 "I Love You" Box. 

  • 1 x customised monogram maple wooden stamp
  • 1 x color box cats eye pigment ink brush pad in orchid
  • 4 x large square kraft envelopes with pink and black polka dot printed liner
  • 4 x white square printed personalised notecards (with monogram and name)
  • 2 x flat bitty bags in black and pink polka dot
  • 2 x standing bitty bags in black and pink polka dot
  • 4 x personalised white gift tags with ribbon

Each of our subscribers received their very own monogram stamp with the first letter of their name. These stamps are handy to make your mark on parcels & gifts, letters, envelopes, tags and brown paper bags. Visit our monogram section on our shoppe to see some of our other designs. 

Each maple wooden stamp was engraved on the top and placed into it's very own kraft paper box with an orchid Color Box cats eye ink pad. How hot is this color? Also Pantones 2014 color of the year although this ink pad is more on the pink side which I love.

We made up four large square envelopes for each box, these envelopes were lined with a large and small swiss dot pattern in both black and hot pink. These sexy little numbers were accompanied by four personalised notecards with each subscribers name and custom monogram. At Elephantshoe we say, don’t just drop someone a note, deliver it with a wink, a smile or a classic handshake. Whether you are giving a gift or saying thank you, note cards offer a simple, yet elegant solution to traditional greeting cards.

Four personalised name tags with ribbon were also included in our April box. Simply add a small kind message and attach to flowers, a box of chocolate or any small gift when you haven't had the time to purchase a greeting card. Plus 4 paper polka dot black & pink bitty bags (2 flat and 2 standing) to pop your gift into can also save time when it comes to wrapping. Plus they look super cute, specially with your personalised tag dangling.

All the "I Love You" box goods about to be packaged and shipped off.

One of our lucky blog readers is going to WIN a MAY "I Love You" box today - Thursday 1 May 2014. Simply, LIKE US on Facebook and leave a COMMENT BELOW to be entered into our random draw.

  • Draw to take place at 17:00 this evening {South African Time}.
  • Winner announced by 17:30 this evening {South African Time}.
  • Competition only open to South African residents due to shipping reasons .
  • One entry per person.
  • Delivery of May box to take place between the 5th and 7th of May 2014.

What’s Cooking . . . good looking? Meal Planner Printable

Hey, Kat here - I’m the new intern at the Elephantshoe factory. I’ve just entered my third week of internship here at Ellishoe and I’m very excited and proud to be a part of this week’s NEW family & lifestyle FREE PRINTABLE post we conceptualised, designed and styled for theprettyblog

Dig out the unused cookbooks you’ve hidden away on your top shelf. It’s time to make the new delicious meals that you’ve always wanted to try out. {We particularly love Summer Linguine & Roasted Pepper Bruschetta recipes from theprettyblog}.

This week’s DIY is a meal planner, use it for yourself, your family, or print a few, tie it up with some twine and give it to a friend as a little gift. Download your free MEAL PLANNER here.


Spring has come and what better way to slowly move away from hearty winter stews and soups to some lighter meals. Our Elephantshoe meal planner will not only help you to stay on track with what’s cooking in the kitchen, but it also serves as a great way to remember your list of groceries. Write them down and tick em off.


I love planning ahead and cooking good food, so I know this planner will be a must-have in my house.


"WIN one of our FAMILY RECIPE Maple Wooden stamps" 

Whats your favourite family recipe? A meal you may find on your planner week in and week out? Whether it’s your grandmother’s apple crumble or your dad’s famous steak marinade. 

Simply pop on over to our “What’s Cooking?” blogpost over at theprettyblog to find out how to win both the stamp and a cats-eye black stamp pad.


Thank you to our buddies at Blackframe Photography for working with us to capture the lovely photos in todays DIY post. Visit their blog to see their awesome work.

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

Love Kathleen

From the “Elephant factory”