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Elsje Designs creates fun & functional gifts, stationery and table decor with a true South African touch


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Friday, November 27, 2009

SUMMER SPECIAL: your menu printed onto cotton printed napkins!

Order these festive printed cotton napkins for your celebration, they add to your table decor and each guest would have a memento to take home.
R20 for design and printing (excluding serviette)
Supply us with your napkins (any colour of your choice) and we will design something special and have it printed @ R20 ea
R30 for design, printing and white serviette
We supply white cotton napkins and design something special and have them printed @ R30 ea
• Minimum order of 50 napkins
• An hour design time included
• One colour printing
Contact the studio for more information on 021 976 7111 or

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Crackers caring for our environment

Christmas is less than a month away... Via the stylist, Kim Gray, we discovered the awesome Cupcake Couture company. They make these crafty crackers to do a little bit for our environment this Christmas. You can pick the gifts inside... mini tape measure corsages, small sewing kits, pencil crayons, wax crayons, matchbox notebooks... take your pick. The ingredients: fairly useless insides of toilet rolls which usually land up in the bin and old magazine pages. Once Christmas is over, make sure that the crackers are recycled with your other old newspapers. For more information please mail them on

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Creative Charity event with a twist!

We were recently very proud to be requested by Aleit to take part in the Live at Your Table event in Stellenbosch. Aleit had to present a workshop on party trends and decided to go for a paper theme.
As guests received on arrival a vintage handmade paper flower - which the guests loved. One of the tables was wrapped in textile pattern paper topped with doily place settings and mini milk cartons with the menu, guest name and vintage artwork printed onto it.
We always enjoy working for such a creative event and look forward to the next one!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baie Geluk aan die wenpaartjie van die Rooi Rose/Elsje Designs Kompetisie

Danré is a medical student and Marco an engineer getting married at Beloftebos - we will keep you posted on what we create for this special couple!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Celebrate summer

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. Author Unknown
Summer celebrations are always a very special... a day when everybody can be creative, where imaginary take a big part... Herewith some inspiration from 100 layer cakes.