Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Life is too Short for Boring Stationery : Part 4

I welcome you to Part 4 and the last of my stationery series. Isn’t it amazing the amount of incredibly talented crafters there are in South Africa. Today I feature 3 online stores that are based in Johannesburg and a wonderful stationery boutique here in Durban.

Elephantshoe Stationery Studio

Elephantshoe was established in 2010 by the dynamic duo of Samantha and James Schwikkard.  It is a custom boutique papery, branding and styling design studio. Their wish is that your life be made more lovely and that you are inspired by their stationery goods. Whether by customising your home or business or commissioning something special for an event, they would love to help you. They have amazing products for you to buy and they also are very generous with free downloads of prettiness.

Favourites :

I Love You Box (this was the July box)

Tattly temporary tattoo "Cartolina Blooms"

Love Lives Here tote bag


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Owned and run by Mariaan, is a graphic design company specialising in company branding, wedding and event stationery, gifts and accessories, greeting cards and lots more.

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Favourites :
Doodles & Sketches Notepad
Bright & Beautiful Ideas Notepad
My Stach Jar

Created in 2010, Macaroon was born from the desire to merge the traditional values of letter writing and gift giving, with the latest in modern technology. They specialise in personalised stylish social stationery. Use your favourite photos to personalise their large range of calendars, yearly planners, greeting cards and birthday invitations. They also have stickers, tags, gifts and gifting accessories. Sadly orders for 2014 delivery are closed but don’t let that stop you from ordering for 2015.

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Bucket List Journal Blue

Menu and Shopping Planner Blue
Workspace Labels Blue


Ruby & Swallow

Hello! My name is Kim and I own Ruby + Swallow Stationery Boutique, a business based in Durban. Part of my course at Rhodes University was specialising in graphic design, so it is both a profession and a passion. Ruby + Swallow was conceived from a love of stationery, weddings and design, and originally began as a blog back in 2012, and grew into a bespoke "stationery boutique".

Currently we design and create custom made stationery for any happy milestone and event, primarily weddings, but also for baby showers, bridal showers, engagements and birthdays. We pride ourselves on keeping our designs on trend, and keep focussed on customer service and attention to detail. All stationery items are individually handcrafted. 

Ruby + Swallow has lots in the pipeline for 2015, so keep up to date with us on social media! Please contact us on for any stationery enquiries.

Favourites :

Gold foil print on champagne shimmer board
Accordion folded square invitation



Instagram: @rubyandswallow / @_kimwalsh_


Interviews and Mentions :

The Umhlanga magazine - Get to know your bloggers!

Indie Berries - Ruby +Swallow

City Girl Searching - Wedding Invitations

1 comment:

  1. The Gold foil print on champagne shimmer board is stunning.