Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Elliven Stationery Set Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Congrats to winner: Amanda, winnieayala at yahoo dot com
Elliven is an etsy shop that offers chic accessories to help keep you organized. She also sells the cutest fabric belts. She just came out with a new stationary line that is original and oh, so chic!

I asked the owner of Elliven a few questions based on her etsy shop and here's what I found out...

Q. Where did your inspiration begin for starting your own online shop?

A.  I started designing and sewing accessories for myself because I couldn't find any made with fabrics or with the right design that I truly loved in the retail shops. After receiving some lovely feedback on my handmade pieces, I decided to try selling them at a a few local Christmas Craft Shows. The shows were a wonderful success, and that lead me to deciding to try Etsy as a way to sell my creations. I had no idea how wonderful finding Etsy would be. It's been an amazing creative outlet for me and a fabulous way for me to reach people all around the world.

Q. What all items do you make? Do you do custom orders?
A. I focus on creating fabric accessories such as Receipt/Coupon Holders, Mini Card Holders, Coffee Cozies and Sunglasses Cases to name a few. I recently started making stationery sets some of which are made with handmade paper that I make myself using recycled paper from my own home. I then adorn each card or gift tag with fabric, to give it a unique and fashionable look! I'm unfortunately no longer able to accept custom orders due to a hectic family schedule. I'm hoping to be able to accept custom orders again in the near future.

Q. Do you offer a variety of choices on fabric?
A.  I do! Finding fabric is honestly one of the best parts of the fabrication process. I love love love searching for new and bold fabrics.

Q. What makes your items unique?
A.  The stationery sets come with fabric ruffles which I think is quite unique. They are simply stated, but make quite an impression, a conversation piece! I personally love to receive "snail mail". I often write and receive letters to/from my husbands grandmother since she doesn't have access to Internet. To have such lovely stationery sets to correspond with is so fun!
  All of my fabric accessories have been sketched and sewn together by myself. When designing a new item I try to take into consideration just how it will be incorporated into our busy everyday schedules in hopes that it can withstand being taken from place to place, wherever the day may bring us. I also want it to be functional as well as fashionable. Being a mother of three, I know that life can get pretty hectic and we don't always have the time to pamper our accessories, so having confidence that they can hold up to some wear and tear and still look great is fabulous.

Elliven sent me the cutest stationery sets along with a receipt/coupon holder! 

I absolutely love her original and creative style of cards with the Amy Butler handmade ruffle.  I use gift cards a lot with every order that I shipped out from my boutique, Blissful Bee Boutique.  The cards from Elliven came in so handy with this.  This is such a unique and girlyElliven is such a great shop, I recommend my friends and readers to check out her creative and chic style of items!

One super lucky reader will win a stationery set from Elliven which includes two recycled handmade paper cards adorned with Amy Butler fabric, two Kraft envelopes, two strips of washy tape, and two matching gift tags. 
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Please leave your e-mail address for contacting if you win!
Note: This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE! yay!

Main Entry: Check out Elliven on etsy, come back and leave me a comment on this post with what kind of print or colors you'd like to see Elliven use on her items.

Extra Entry: All extras are worth one entry unless otherwise noted. Please leave me a comment for each that you complete. If the task counts for multiple entries, (+2), then leave as many comments as the number.

* Become a public follower of Elliven's blog
* Become a public follower of my blog
* Leave me a comment with your favorite item from Elliven +2
* Add Elliven as a fav shop on Etsy

Giveaway will end on May 19, USA. Open worldwide! I will notify the winner via email. I draw the winner via Winner has 48 hours to verify my email notification along with their shipping information before I select another winner!