Friday, 22 October 2010

Featured etsy seller & a Giveaway!! - Jack and Ella Paper

Another brilliant giveaway! 

When we moved house recently I was looking around for some change of address cards and stumbled upon this fab shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackandellapaper I love the clean, fun, designs, and the fact that they're quite green, using recycled card stock.

I thought I should spread the word about this fab crafter, and Jessica very kindly agreed to be featured on the blog, and offered a prize for a giveaway too! Personalised notecards...




Check the info at the bottom of this post for how to enter the giveaway...


But first of all, read about this inspiring etsy seller.....over to you Jessica...

My name is Jessica Bates and I live with my husband and two children (Jack & Ella!) in Wisconsin, just outside of the capitol city of Madison. We share our home with many animals including 3 dogs, a parrot and a bearded dragon. Needless to say there is not a lot of down time in our home.

I have long been the 'go to' person (among family and friends) for their stationery needs. I would often make wedding and shower invitations and I truly enjoy designing my holiday cards each year. After only recently discovering Etsy.com, I knew it would be a great tool for me to sell my paper goods.


I began my Etsy shop last spring, http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackandellapaper
I also sell to a couple of brick and mortar shops as well. The goods typically have a clean and organized look about them, are eco-friendly (recycled card stock), with a hint of fun...similar to how we all strive to live our lives. My biggest sellers are my change- of-address postcards. I also do a lot of custom invitations.




As far as other work, I work (very) part-time at an animal hospital and in a kitchen specialty store (mostly to feed my other hobbies, pets & cooking). My primary job is managing my children's activity and social schedules, as I'm sure most mothers can relate! 

I hope to spend more quality time expanding items in my Etsy shop in the near future. My mind is overflowing with ideas to add to my shop...I just need to find the time to actually make them! I recently purchased a machine to make custom rubber stamps so I will soon be adding return address stamps to my shop.

Working from home is such as sweet gig. I am available to my school-age children most of the time and enjoy the luxury of creating my own schedule. I am able to watch my dogs out my studio window, living the good dog life lounging in the sun in the backyard, listening to Pandora while creating fun paper goods.


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Would you like to win a set of personalised notecards all for yourself (or as a pretty lovely Christmas gift for someone else...?) 

Here's how to enter:
1) LEAVE A COMMENT - visit
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackandellapaper and come back and comment here on the blog about which item you like best. 

You don't have to do anything else to enter... but if you'd like some extra chances you could...

2) TWITTER - for a second entry you can follow @redbirdjewels on twitter and tweet "Another fab giveaway on the @redbirdjewels blog http://www.redbirdjewellery.blogspot.com/"
3) BLOG - for a third entry blog about this giveaway (and let me know here!)
4) HEART - for a fourth entry heart the jackandella shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackandellapaper

The giveaway closes at midnight GMT on Monday 1st November.

92 comments:

  1. Becky....another giveaway!....i checked out the shop and liked knitting knotes - blank notecards!

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  2. Such a cute site! I love the Earthy, Monogrammed Notecard Set
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

    BTW, the link you have for your etsy site is missing something ... it shows an error when clicking it ;.)

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  3. I hearted the jack and ella shop
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  4. thank you for that - have ammended the errant link!

    I know Sue, how lucky am I hosting these giveaways! Just wish I could enter!

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  5. I have hearted the shop and retweeted this giveaway.

    I think my favourite item is the fathers day card... but it's really difficult to choose!

    Another amazing giveaway :)

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  6. What a great giveaway! I love the sweet,simple and sassy baby announcements set. Fingers crossed!

    If I should be lucky enough to win, you can message me here :)
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/ClaresCreations

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  7. My favourite items, it has to be said
    Are the 'knitting notes' cards with the envelopes red
    I'd send them to Gran, or to friends far away
    If I win your fab prize, it would so make my day!

    I've hearted your shop, and I've written on here,
    I'll blog on it too, just to make things real clear
    I hope that this poem has made Red Bird smile
    Cos it makes all the brain-ache especially worthwhile!

    I am Sweet Suzy on folksy!
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/sweetsuzy

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  8. Love the We've Moved postcards!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  9. My favorite is the Slice of Sunshine Birthday Card
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I heart jackandellapaper on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I follow you on Twitter (@AmberGoo) and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/28544994948
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Great giveaway! I love the Earthy Monogrammed Notecard set the most! I'm getting married soon and these would come in handy!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  13. I hearted the jackandella shop! Name, Seasidesmitten.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  14. I think that the happy holidays eco-friendly greetings are just wonderful.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  15. I like the simple and stylish sympathy card. I needed a sympathy card recently, and all the ones at the store were so gaudy and awful. I wish I had known about this one, because it was so hard finding one that was even acceptable.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  16. I love this card!! So cute!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50114007/sweet-girly-thank-you-notes-set-of-8

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  17. following and tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/malloryrobinson/status/28551254170

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  18. added to favs on etsy

    Mallory1031

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  19. Love the Slice of Sunshine Birthday card!
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  20. I LOVE THIS happy holidays eco-friendly greetings - set of 20 :D

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  21. Followed you on twitter and twitted: http://twitter.com/#!/alvind95/status/28561071490

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  22. hearted the etsy shop, name: alvnd95

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  23. I like the your very own personalized notecards

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  24. As a knitting enthusiast, I have to say I like these the best: knitting knotes - blank notecards

    onehotstove AT gmail.com

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  25. I gave the shop a heart on Etsy (my user name is Nupur).

    onehotstove AT gmail.com

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  26. Cute shop! I love sweet peace holiday postcards!

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  27. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    I like the Sweet Tags...sets of 20, completely customized.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot]it

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  28. thanks for all the entries so far folks - and a big thank you to Hannah for the FAB poem - it did make me smile :-D

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  29. The Get Your Smoke On cards are so cute and clever!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  30. I hearted on etsy! (bokononist)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  31. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com


    I love this best:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55288296/earthy-monogrammed-notecard-set

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  32. I love the "Earthy, Monogrammed Notecard Set".

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  33. I heart the jackandella shop on etsy.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  34. I love the sweet peace holiday postcard.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  35. I love the "You are da bomb" thank yous!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  36. I like the "You the Man!" card, my husband would approve!
    Thanks for the great giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  37. I hearted their Etsy shop (OonaMoon)
    Thanks for the great giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  38. My favourite item from the Etsy shop are the "Lunch Love Notes - a month's supply of love" - How gorgeous!

    Thank you! louise_gillies[at]hotmail dot com

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  39. I have hearted jackandellapaper Etsy shop. My Etsy username is sunsetstudies.

    Thank you! louise_gillies[at]hotmail dot com

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  40. ooh love the material the cards are made out of, they look fab. I like the idea of the lunch love cards, so cute.

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  41. Love these:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59759827/sweet-peace-holiday-postcards

    vgn.artist (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. Hearted your shop on Etsy as JFIllustrations

    vgn.artist (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. Love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58907812/you-are-da-bomb-thank-you-postcards-12

    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  44. The bambino announcements are adorable but I want, need, love the Sweet Tags!!
    I Tweeted and now I am following you on Twitter...thanks for this giveaway!
    Cory
    www.tealwaterdesigns.etsy.com

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  45. I also hearted their Etsy shop!
    tealwaterdesigns@gmail.com

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  46. I like "warmest wishes" holiday card, among others!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. I hearted on Etsy!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. We love to barbeque & the "Get Your Smoke On" invitation postcards are fabulous!

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  49. i love these cards:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59759827/sweet-peace-holiday-postcards

    so sweet!

    thanks for the chance to win!

    katherine.loiry AT gmail DOT com

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  50. i hearted the shop on etsy @katherineloiry

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  51. love the Sweet Girly Thank You notes.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  52. The Lunch Love Notes are awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway- lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  53. The "knitting knotes" would be perfect for me to send--everyone who gets one knows I'm a knitter and I'm simple! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  54. I love the slice of sunshine birthday cards--so cute and original!

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  55. I love the sweet peace holiday cards!

    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  56. the Lunch Love Notes....so cute!!

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  57. I love the You're da bomb postcards!

    luv.me.some.blog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. I'm a follower!

    luv.me.some.blog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. I love these
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59759827/sweet-peace-holiday-postcards

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  60. Love love love the Warmest Wishes Eco Friendly Holiday Cards! Such a great shop!
    Stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

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  61. My faviest item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/50114007/sweet-girly-thank-you-notes-set-of-8

    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
    Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I love the eco friendly christmas cards!! Loved the warmest wishes, they are so imple and elegant!

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  63. Oooh, I love the Earthy, Monogrammed Notecard Set. My favorite colors!
    ao@ohrum.com

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  64. The "warmest wishes eco-friendly holiday card-set of 20" are adorable!!!! Need to get my Christmas cards going:)

    jmtrautman@hotmail.com

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  65. I really love the simplicity of the Earthy, Monogrammed Notecard Set
    lifewithjding (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Love the "You Are Da Bomb" thank you cards!

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  67. I love the you are da bomb thank you postcards!
    jesage@asu.edu

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  68. My favorite item is you are da bomb thank you cards! dana.austin74@yahoo.com

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  69. I hearted jack and ella paper's shot! thanks.
    dana.austin74@yahoo.com

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  70. My favorite item is sweet peace holiday postcards.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  71. I really love the save the date cards...they are great and the peace holiday cards also...they are very cool.

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  72. I blogged about this give away:)
    http://imjustkeepingitreal.blogspot.com/2010/10/go-check-out-red-bird-blog.html

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  73. Lunch Love Notes are, hands down, the best! I often write little notes of love or encouragement and sometimes knock, knock jokes, to my kids and sneak them into their lunch. I love to picture them at lunchtime opening up their lunch and bringing a smile to their face, even when I am not physically with them. These are awesome for those hurried mornings when I don't have time to personally write out a note! Love your Etsy shop! My sister-in-law just moved to Prairie du Chien, WI!

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  74. I love the "We've Moved" suitcase cards! We're moving next year and those would be perfect to send out to everyone!

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  75. ah buckeye mom - maybe i should start doing that for my girls... esp now eldest can read.
    glad everyone is liking the shop

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  76. I simply adore the christmas cards.
    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted AtlYankeeBelle
    I hearted the site on Etsy
    please email me if I win - atlyankeebelle@gmail.com

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  77. My favourite item right now is the sweet peace holiday postcards, mostly because I have recently gotten into the mood for christmas. You are very talented, I wish I had your skills, it would make the process of making christmas cards for everyone a much simpler task! Lovely postcards, thank you!

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  78. love the monogrammed notecards!
    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

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  79. hearted your shop.
    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

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  80. My favorite is listing/57631786/knitting-knotes-blank-notecards. Absolutely lovely.
    merimax1968 at yahoo dot com

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  81. My faves were the "sweet peace" Christmas cards! But I LOVED all the cards! Glad my friend directed me to your site! I'm marking as fave for future orders.

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  82. My favorite listing is sweet girly thank you notes. They are just so beautiful and simple.
    isollea at gmail dot com

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  83. Have long wanted personalized notecards--I'd order those.

    Also, think the knitting notes are adorable. And love the bikini--although I have no reason to plan a teen birthday party.

    catherine (dot) alley (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. LOVE THESE!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59771427/happy-holidays-eco-friendly-greetings

    Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  85. My favorite items are the Lunch Love Notes - a month's supply of love. What a fun idea!

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  86. I love the warmest wishes cards! So beautiful! Thanks for the chance to enter! Also hearted the shop :) brongard at hotmail dot com

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  87. i LOVE the happy holidays cards!
    jesage@asu.edu

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