Hello, my name is Kate and in 2008 I started my design business called Elly Oak. It came about after I hand-painted a small collection of greeting cards that were well-received by a local art gallery, giving me the confidence to pursue this as a business idea. I then completed a course in screen printing in order to produce the cards more quickly, and from there the business grew to become a boutique stationery company offering bright and colourful greeting cards and tags.
I have always enjoyed designing and making things, and I hope this love of all things hand made comes through in my work. From the hand embellished pom pom cards to the happy and whimsical designs, Elly Oak cards have a distinctive feel and each one aims to become little piece of art for the recipient.
Elly Oak products are all designed and made here in Australia and new designs are added regularly. I find inspiration in all sorts of places, and can’t walk down the street without seeing ideas for greeting cards everywhere! I hope this passion for life, good design, and the simple things comes through in each card, and inspires you too.