Little Works

A Wedding Invitation Secret…

Wedding season has arrived! Yippy!

Let me paint that picture for you….

Blue skies on a perfect warm summer day, the scent of freshly cut wedding flowers, Chapels and Churches filled with rays of sun beams, guests arriving all dressed in their best, excitedly ready to admire and celebrate the magnificent day and the exchanging of “I DO’S”

Having said that, I thought I would let you in on a secret…

A PERFECT WEDDING ALWAYS STARTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL INVITATION!

Your invitation will set the stage of just how gorgeous your day is going to be for all your guests and most importantly it’s the start to YOUR special day coming to life.

Oh, the joys of stroking an invite with embossing, holding a textured paper to the light, admiring glossy foiled lettering or breaking a wax seal to discover the contents of a special invitation, an invitation that will be a keepsake to all who receive it.

To get your mind popping with creative ideas, here are some very popular invitation designs that have hit this year’s summer stationery trends.

All-In-One Concertina Invites

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Envelope Liners

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Foiled Stationery

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Monograms

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Watercolours

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This season is going to be beautiful and we can’t wait to create and bring your wedding stationery to life!

Little Works Is Going To SARCDA 2019

Little Works is very excited to be at SARCDA this year to showcase our new greeting cards.

The team have also been busy with new designs that are being released in our traditional ranges.

Our stand is in Hall 3 Stand FoD133.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you our gorgeous new cards.

 

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The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

This team is incredible in so many ways!! Let’s start off with the Michele, the lady that sets the scene for success…

The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

Michele Basset, owner of Little Works. Michele has the most awesome personality to work with. Her smile and cheerful morning greetings start the day off for the entire team.

They say laughter is like medicine… it certainly is when Michele is around! She brings such an incredible vibe to our working day.

Michele has an outstanding eye and attention to detail when it comes to Little Works and the designs she provides to our clients.

Let’s not forget Michele is always spoiling the team with cakes and treats for tea time…. There is NOTHING like a slice of cake to keep the inspiration going.

 

The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

Ian Basset is the wonderful husband to Michele, the one and only Brave Male in the Little Works team. He, together with Michele are the brains behind the smooth sale running of Little Works and the systems it needs to make it the success it is to date.

Ian has a great way with people, professional, friendly, humble and always goes the extra mile for our clients. His drive to help this team grow and better Little Works everyday is very much valued by us all!

A story told by Ian is almost always left leaving us with a good chuckle. A sense of humour all the way!

 

The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

Alisa is the head of production and keeps things running smoothly. She is also a volunteer fire fighter for (VWS) Volunteer Wild Life Services. We are so proud of her for giving her time to help in what could be an unthinkable situation for most, that being the devastation of fire. Her dedication in all that she does is truly admirable! That kind of dedication shows in her work.

Alisa most definitely contributes to the daily laughter. Her sense of humour and energy keeps the laughing process ongoing, especially with her contagious giggle.

Our Studio Radio is always on Smile radio. Alisa loves to sing along to most songs being played. Occasionally her own version of lyrics makes its way out… That song remains etched in our memory as a reminder of her whenever we hear it.

 

The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

Sindy is behind all things handmade! Her hands are like feathers that make everything she touches turn to pieces of perfection! When its time for bows, bows and more bows we call on the queen of bows and that’s Sindy.

Sindy has a lovely gentile nature with a natural talent for making our handmade products. She works with the utmost concentration to ensure every detail is perfect.

Lunch time for Sindy often sends our tummies into a grumble of hunger, the smells that waft from the microwave are an indicator she is a good cook too.

Did I mention she makes a MEAN cup of coffee…. It truly is a great cuppa. Some people just can’t make a cup of coffee (My head hanging in shame), Sindy is one of those that is a master at it.

 

The Magic Behind The Little Works Team

 

Deanne, That’s me. I am the newest member of this dynamic team. I am here to keep you up to date and inform you on all things Little Works, as well as assist any clients, new and old.

Can you say, “I love my job!” well I certainly can! To sum up this team in one word, that word is passionate!! We are all passionate about our products, clients and making Little Works the best it can be.

Now that you know a little more about this team, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would gladly love to assist you.

Did anyone say CAKE!!!!!! Right I am off to join this awesome team for a slice of cake!

Competition News

Are you newly engaged?

Little Works creates awesome wedding stationery for your special day?

Pop on over to our Instagram page to enter this fantastic giveaway of R5000 worth of wedding stationery.

Its as easy as 3 simple steps.

  1. Like the photo shown below
  2. Tag 3 of your friends
  3. Share the post

 

T’s & C’s Apply

The prize is not redeemable for cash.

The prize is valid till 31st of January 2020

All courier and postage costs are to be paid by the winner.

Competition News

 

The lucky winner will be announced on Monday the 26th August 2019.

Get those fingers tagging, sharing and liking!

Good Luck!

 

Wedding Trends For 2019

I have been researching for you the latest trends for 2019. The list is vast and can be quite overwhelming! So, I am here to start you off on the right footing and get those ideas popping.

Colours…

Let’s start with colours because if you have colours you can then start planning your dream day theme.

The colour of the year is Pantone “Living Coral,” peach and colours like Berry are set to bring these bright colours into 2019 with a bang! As well as rich deep colours like Burgundy, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire blues, these colours are going to tie in silvers and chromes as well as rust (rust is the new metallic), brass and gold.

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Bringing Nature In…..

Rustic and vintage are on the decline. Greenery and foliage are a big trend for 2019 by bringing the outdoors in. This trend is being incorporated with flowers that brides are flocking to like Dahlias and Ranunculas. These flowers have a wide colour variety and intricate layers, adding a beautiful texture.

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Stationery of course…..

There are quite a few trends hitting the stationery for this year!

Garlands and Wreaths, this design is also being accompanied by geometric designs that incorporate floral and greenery.

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Then there is a trend of the intricate laser cut stationery, with belly bands and textured print.

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Envelope liners are a big 2019 trend by adding that special touch to invitations.

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Mixed metals have also made its way into 2019 with foiled prints as well as customized monograms.

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A quick touch on other aspects with regards to wedding trends for 2019.

There are going to be more weddings on the rise that are eco-conscious ceremonies, brides and grooms are aiming for a no plastic wedding throughout their day. Then comes the most important element to the bride and that’s the dress! Sleeves are a big hit this year, boat-neck-meets-off-the-shoulder silhouette are also trending after the dress Meghan Markle wore for her wedding.

When it comes to food there is always the hit of the more traditional sit-down dinners, but brides are now leaning towards table grazing buffet style, allowing guests to pick from the more customized food choices of the bride and groom.

Unplugged ceremonies will continue to increase in popularity. Expect more signs to pop up, encouraging guests to put away their cell phones and enjoy the moment. This, of course, won’t be the case with the reception, where guests will be eagerly sharing the experience in real time on their phones.

This year’s trends really are a WOW factor for all those planning their special day, with SO much to set the stage for an incredibly special day.

Drop us a mail should you require our services, we would gladly love to help you with all your stationery needs. eMail us at info@littleworks.co.za

Happy Planning!!!

 

Customise Christmas Cards For Your Business

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Ever thought of going that extra mile to interact with your customer by sending them a hand written Christmas Card? Show your customer that you do care by sending then Christmas wishes the old fashioned way.

Let Little Works customise a Christmas Greeting card for your business or your personal family Christmas Card. We can add logos, fit inserts, add embossing, laser cut, to name a few to add to your card.

We have many designs that you can choose from, or we can create your own unique Christmas Card.

All come with a matching envelope, these too can be personalised for you.

Drop us an email at marketing@littleworks.co.za

Let’s Get To Know Sindy

Sindy’s hands are made of magic. She can fold up to 1000 cards in one day! Read more to find out what makes her tick 🙂

Sindy

1. What do you enjoy most about Little Works / your job?

Packaging – it’s relaxing!

2. What makes a greeting card great?

The detail and decoration.

3. Your favourite part of the day?

Lunch time!

4. Coffee or tea?

Tea (with lots of sugar) 🙂

5. What inspires your creations?

Weddings inspire me.

6. The highest number of invitations/greetings/etc you have folded in a day?

500 easy. Sometimes 1000!

7. Most used app on your mobile?

WhatsApp

8. Favourite song at the moment?

Nomvula

🙂

Let’s get to know Michele

What would be do without Michele? We shudder to think about it! She’s our fearless leader and passionately into all things design and stationery. We asked her a couple of questions.

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1. What do you enjoy most about Little Works / your job?

I love my Team, they are one hell of a wonderful bunch!

2. What makes a greeting card great?

The love that has gone into making it!

3. Your favourite part of the day?

I love coming into the office early when I am on my own to gather my thoughts and then when the Team comes in and there a quick morning update on the happenings of the previous day/night.

4. Coffee or tea?

Ooooh difficult – hot water for me please?

5. What inspires your creations?

I get inspired by the people around me, my surroundings, the world wide web of information, creativity and design.

6. The highest number of invitations/greetings/etc you have folded in a day?

A couple of hundred

7. Most used app on your mobile?

WhatsApp – how vintage I know!

8. Favourite song at the moment?

I have two …
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
One Direction – Drag me Down
Never thought I would ever have a 1D favourite!

🙂

 

Creating a Little Works Greeting Card

We decided to document the steps that it takes to create one of our handmade greeting cards to give you an idea of how much goes into making our stationery. In this case, we chose to show you the process of creating one of our most popular cards from the Z range: the Butterfly.

Enjoy!

Step 1: Print

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Step 2: Cut

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Step 3: Cut some more

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Step 4: Punch

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Step 5: Add the sticky bits

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Step 6: Fold

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Step 7: Emboss (yes, it’s all by hand!)

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Step 8: Add the shiny bits

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Step 9: Add the sparkly bits

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Step 10: Get them all in a row

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Step 11: Get out the glue gun

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Step 12: Put it all together

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Step 13: Voila! Nearly there!

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Step 14: Package it

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Step 15: Send it out to the world!

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Little Works is a Small Business Awards Finalist!

We are very excited to announce that Little Works has been nominated and made a finalist for the 2015 Sage One Cape Talk Small Business Awards!

Here’s the little blurb they have about us on their website:

“Little Works is one of South Africa’s premier event and stationery provider and regard customer service as core to their business. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and make sure that we have happy customers that return for years to come.

Little Works is the specialist stationery supplier within the event and stationery industry in South Africa. Our passion is to create fabulous, bespoke stationery that is an extension of our clients’ personalities and unique individuality. Little Works is streamlined in two elements, event stationery, which covers wedding stationery, this includes items from “Save the Date” to “Thank You” cards with focus on the invitation which sets the tone and mood for the special day and more exquisite stationery to compliment that memorable occasion. Our event stationery also includes specialised business and corporate stationery, birthday invitations, special occasion stationery, celebration of life booklets, christening, birth announcement cards, boxes, gifts, specialized paper décor items and many more. In this area we work with event co-ordinators, confectioners, catering specialists, businesses and corporates.

The second element of Little Works is greeting cards and stationery. We have many ranges to offer within the greeting card portfolio which consists of more than 600 different cards across the ranges. Our stationery element further consists of notelets, disposable placemats, guest books and many more which we wholesale to retail outlets, especially in the tourism industry including guest houses and lodges, boutiques and décor stores. Little Works also offers a graphic design and customisation opportunity for businesses requiring to set themselves apart from their competition by offering unique stationery items to their clients.

Little Works has been described as trendsetters that offer impeccably and efficient customer service. Your experience with Little Works will be guaranteed to be stress-free and filled with whatever it is that your heart desires.

The Little Works team will meet with you to discuss your ideas whilst using the company’s vision of being the leader in adding touch of class to your special occasion.

Wish us luck!