May 26, 2015

Welsh Weekend: Suze Loves The Happy Stamp Gift Co.! & Giveaway



I love The Happy Stamp Gift Co. The spoons Chloe makes are fantastic.


Chloe stamps spoons and other cutlery with personal and/or fun messages.


I think her spoons are gorgeous and love the idea.


It's such a nice way to show someone that you care.


To find out more about Chloe and her shop I've asked her a few questions.

How did you learn your craft?

My craft is pretty much self taught. Lots of trial and error. But the idea came from my Grandfather. Christmas just gone I had been making wreaths and really enjoyed being creative and making things for people to enjoy. When the season ended I felt a bit lost and was desperate to carry on being creative. My Grandad suggested stamping cutlery after he had seen a stamped spoon in a magazine, so off I went.. 


What inspires you?

I'm inspired by lots of things. I love history and anything antique or vintage, things that tell a story. Most of all though I'm inspired by people. Especially my friends and family.. I'm always asking my Mum, sisters, daughter, friends what they think of an idea and then we just throw things back and forth.


How did your Etsy adventure start?

I opened up my Etsy shop in January, shortly after I started the business. It was a slow start, I didn't get my first sale until April after I read all the seller handbooks, re-took photographs of my items, adjusted my keywords and joined some teams. After I had re-jigged everything, sales were steady. I'm averaging one every other day now which I'm really pleased about, but there's still along way to go and a lot more to learn. 


 Is there a connection with the Welsh Lovespoons?

The only connection between The Happy Stamp Gift Co and the Welsh love spoon tradition is that I'm Welsh and I stamp love on spoons.. ;) The Welsh love spoons are beautiful, wooden and hand carved decorative pieces whereas the spoons I stamp are vintage silver and silver plated that at one time would have been used to be used to eat with..


What are your plans for the future?

I'm working really hard to get this business off the ground. So far, things have moved really quickly and business is picking up speed more and more everyday. I have a few small shops supplying my creations already and I would love to someday have a well known department store on board too. Perhaps open my own little gift store locally.. I'm such a dreamer, but I'm determined to make these dreams a reality and be a success. 


Chloe has her own website where you can also find her products and more information about her and her shop.


I think Chloe's spoons make such perfect gifts. It's a joy to both give and receive one. Plus they are perfect for romantic occasions. 


Chloe uses vintage cutlery and gives it a wonderful new life.


If you want to have something personal, especially made for you, Chloe will be happy to make it.


There's also a bespoke service which makes it possible to order the spoons in bulk quantity, for example for a wedding.


I really like this shop and am really happy I've discovered it.


Chloe's items are very pretty and reasonably priced.


Check out this fantastic cutlery...


...and enjoy shopping!


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:


 The winner of this giveaway will receive a gorgeous personalized spooning in frame.


Good luck!


   I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.
 

34 comments:

  1. I think they are romantic too. They would be perfect for a wedding or anniversary gift.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I think they are sentimental and awesome!

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  3. I also think they are romantic!

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  4. They carry fun and interesting messages.

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  5. I love them because the look antique but very chic :)

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  6. I have to agree ... they are cute and romantic ... a little touch of whimsy

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  7. I love how different and unique they are, while still having a vintage flair :)

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  8. I'm not really into soppy romantic but I do like the quirkiness of the idea. Now my Dad was an old softy when it came to romance: he once came back from a business trip with cutlery he'd pinched from the hotel because the knife had a 'B' on it and a fork with an 'E'' for Brian & Eleanor (of course she was mortified that he'd stolen them!). He built a brick coal/wood store once & in the fresh concrete floor he drew a big heart with 'B & E Forever'.

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  9. I love how cute they are and the funny thinks that are put on them. I absolutely love the letter opener the most! I had to laugh immediately when I saw that one!

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  10. They are cute, and I love that they are hand-stamped so they are unique.

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  11. I just love the vintage look... & it's re-purposed!

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  12. i really like the simplicity and vintage feel

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  13. I love how fun they how, my favorite was the pair of ice cream spoons! :D

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  14. I like that the type face is so cool looking. I also like the way the little hearts are made. So endearing & cute!

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  15. they're pretty cute and decorative xx

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  16. Quirky too, love the cereal killer design!!

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  17. There is something for every one!

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  18. That they are personalized.

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  19. I love how personal they are, would love to hang one on the wall <3

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  20. I have seen these in Cardiff and they are so unusual.

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  21. Very rustic and charming! :D
    Mary Loki

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  22. I really love the vintage appeal they have! And they really are cute and romantic!

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  23. They are so cute and unquie I haven't seen anything like this.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  24. i think they make lovely keepsakes x

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  25. They're beautiful and a very unique gift idea!

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  26. I love the personal touch these gifts have.

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  27. I love how unique yet simple they are, such a beautiful idea :)

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