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Illustrated Cards

Anja Stoeckigt of Paper-Tales is a local designer with a panache for creating lovely stationery and other pretty bits and bobs. We previously featured her toast coasters made of cork on House and Leisure, which are a quirky addition to your kitchen. We’re also a fan of her range of cards, which are each illustrated with a different message. With our April Art issue currently on shelf, this is the month to embrace your artistic side and to join us in discovering exciting new local talent. Anja's creative use of fonts, selective choice of bright hues, and touch of humour make each card truly unique. Most of the cards are blank inside so that you can personalise them for the lucky recipient. So whether you need to find that special card for a birthday, a couple or ‘just because’, there’s something for every occasion. The cards also have a very natural look and feel, much like many of Anja’s other creations. And if you’d prefer a notebook there a few lovely options included in the range, inscribed with messages like ‘The little book for delightful doodles and stupendous scribbles’. The notebooks are A6 sized and have 72 lined pages ready for jotting. Each card also comes with a handmade envelope made of map-printed paper. Prices are as follows:

  • Facebook Birthday Card: R25 
  • Really Like You & Naps Card, Bunch of Lovely Card, and A Perfect Match Card: R28
  • Brilliant Ideas Notebook and Delightful Doodles Notebook: R50
You can buy your favourites online at For more information email or check out the Paper Tales website here.