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

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Winter Pashmina Promotion

We love the idea of giving a pashmina to your wedding guests as a favour, it will keep them warm and complement your decor. Add a gorgeous printed paper band with a special message or ribbon with a note of gratuity. For more details, please contact info@elsje.co.za. (Photo by Heidi Ryder)

Place your stationery order with Elsje Designs now, and receive this luxuriously warm pashmina as a thank you gift to keep you fashionably cosy this winter!

Please reference "pashmina promo" when you place your order. Applicable to all orders from R2 000+.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our favourite font

We fell in love with this awesome font and recently bought it, Jupiter also the winner of Typeface of the Year 2007. Inspired by the monumental capitals of ancient Rome, Jupiter recreates the alphabet of Roman antiquity in a way that no other printing typeface ever has. Designer Patrick Griffin provided the font with an unprecedented number of variations and ligatures, and thus presented the design world with a splendid titling font. You'll be seeing this beauty in many of our designs in the future!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Alice in Wonderland


Yesterday we designed this fantasy Save the Date for a top woman's magazine. Please let us know what you think!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sneak Peak: we loved today's shoot in Cape Town!

We took this photograph ourselves and was so happy with the beautiful concept - can't wait to see what the professional photographer's pics would look like! Something different and unique, all the layers of papers are either totally transparent or semitransparent, giving it a whispy and layered modern look.


Thanks to Annemie and Linnett that worked very hard for today's shoot. Big big thanks to both of you...

As usual, it was a priviledge to work with Gareth.



Paper and bamboo fan with silver print


We have created this beautiful handfan for Karla Oettler, well known Cape Town Wedding Coordinator. It was even prettier in real life! So popular that we would like to stock it as one of our new favours.