Bella Card Giveaway

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I have another lovely giveaway for you and if you love stationery as much as I do, then this one’s for you! Alicia from Bella Card Company is kindly giving away a set of 10 beautiful ‘ oh hello!’ matching cards and envelopes and a pdf of DIY gift tags so that you can print away endless tags.
Bella Card Company

Alicia is from Cincinnati and is the designer behind Bella Card Company. She’s a paper lover of course and also has a lovely blog. Let’s find out a little more about her…

Please describe yourself in 3 words.
I love my family + my God, fitness, and paper. 

Are you more of a city or country girl? 
City – I love walking through crowded streets and living close enough to be able to walk or bike anywhere I need to go!

What makes you happy?
Sunny days make me the absolute happiest!

How/why did you start your online shop? 
For about a year and a half after I graduated from college, I was working at a local Starbucks store (which was fun and awesome, but not so fulfilling!).  I started to really think about what I really like to do + how I could make a living doing it.  I quit my job at Starbucks earlier this year + soon after started Bella. The rest is history.

Is it a hobby or a full time job?
I like to think of it as my full time job – it takes up a lot of my time (in the best way possible)!  However, I also teach Pilates about 10-15 hours a week as well, so I split my time.

Alicia Clinton
Image credits: Bicycle pic, cafe mountain view, Sevilla street view
Do you have any tips for readers wanting to start their own business? 
I am the kind of person who, if I am excited about something, I will jump right into it.  Starting a business that way can work, but I would suggest that if you want to start something up, research the industry as much as you can!  What is the best way to sell (online, wholesale)?  How can you get your name out?  What are industry standards + what blogs/websites can you read to figure things out?  That would have helped me in the beginning.

Where do you see your shop in five years’ time?
Probably moving into wholesale during that span of time.  Staying very personal still.

What inspires you?
I am inspired everywhere I look – watching commercials on TV, reading through blogs, looking through magazines.  Inspiration is everywhere if you just look!

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Be outside, especially with the warm weather right now.  One of my favorite things to do is to go out to eat or get coffee + sit on the patio of the restaurant, with good company of course πŸ™‚  

Bella Card Company stationery

What is your dream holiday destination?
Southern Spain, mostly Sevilla, with my husband.  I studied there right before we started dating, and it would be so fun to make a trip back there with him by my side.
Can you tell us some favorite blogs or online shops/websites where you find inspiration?
Escapade, The City Sage, Hooray, Elephantine, Sterling Style
Thank you so much Alicia,  I wish you lots of success with your new venture.

 Now for the GIVEAWAY, here’s how to enter:
1. You need to be a follower of my blog and then need to leave a comment on this post, telling me which is your favourite item from Bella Card Company.
2. For extra entries, you can blog or tweet about it but please leave your link here so I know!

This giveaway is open to all readers in all countries and will end on the 16th of August. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17 August! Wishing you all luck!

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    Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    August 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

    What a fantastic giveaway – thanks Lana and Alicia! My favourite item from her fun store is the simple monogram notecard set – stripes and colour = my faves!

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    Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    August 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway, too!

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    August 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love all her stuff! My fave is the DIY Gift tags. Fingers crossed x

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    My Owl Barn
    August 3, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Fabulous stationery! I love "Thank you so much" card set.

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    August 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    How funny, I just wrote about how I miss writing and receiving hand written letters this morning!
    It is virtually impossible for me to choose a favourite – I love all stationery and Alicia's designs are especially gorgeous. Her lined envelopes are such a brilliant touch!
    Okay, actually, my fave has to be the Audrey Hepburn quotes with the sunglasses lined envelope – swoon!!

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    Akona Ndungane
    August 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Oh these are so beautiful! I love love the DIY gift tags and the Quotable collection!

    Will tweet now now

    *fingers and toes crossed*

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    August 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I like the Audrey Hepburn Quotes Collection!

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    August 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Alicia is such a sweet blogger + I love her shop. Her Audrey quotes stationery is one of my favorites!

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    Anu@My Dream Canvas
    August 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous stuff, would love to win!!

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    August 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Lovely!! Really, really like the Hello cards: They're so cheery and personable. πŸ™‚

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    Rambling Tart
    August 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    PS – I also tweeted about your lovely giveaway. πŸ™‚

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    August 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    All of Alicia's items are so amazing! I really do want them all! If I must choose just one, I pick the Happy Birthday Card Set. So cute and fun!

    Here's some twitter love, too:

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    Emma Alexandra
    August 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I would LOVE to win this stationery! I love the OH HELLO cards and the Audrey Hepburn quotes the best!

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    August 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Stationery will be my biggest downfall! I love all of it, but the simpler the better so my faves are the DIY Printable Gift Tags – love the colours, love that they will have a myriad of uses.

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    Sent My Way
    August 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I really like the Pink Surprise Cards! They are a great mix of colors and it would make me so happy if I received one.

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    August 6, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Oh what a fab shop!! Talented lady indeed – I am LOVING her Audrey Hepburn quotes…that's gotta be my fav!

    I'm off to Tweet this comp too

    Twitter ID: @MissMesina

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    August 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Hello lanalou!

    This giveaway is so adorable! My favorite is HANDS DOWN the "oh hello!" card.

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    Holly Knitlightly
    August 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Ah she has such pretty stuff! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! πŸ™‚

    I think the "oh hello" card set is my favourite!

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    August 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I like the bright border personalized card set.


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    August 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, all the items are so adorable!

    But my favourite would have to be the Moving Day Postcards. My boyfriend and I are moving in together for the first time at the start of next month (yes, I'm going to be living with a boy! he he) and these would be perfect to send to friends and family πŸ™‚


    I've also tweeted this comp from @number1erin

    (email address is

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    August 8, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485). My favourite item is the 'Happy Birthday Card Set (Set of Five)'

    Kate1485 at

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    August 8, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I tweeted about it:

    Kate1485 at

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    cerebral e
    August 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I love the Simple Monogram Notecard Set.

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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    cerebral e
    August 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I've tweeted too:

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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    August 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I think I'd get the Simple Monogrammed cards!

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    August 9, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I'm a follower of course!
    Count me in for that amaizng giveaway!

    I love the Printable Gift Tags and the A. Hepburn quote cards!

    Cross fingers!

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    August 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    The Happy Birthday cards are fantastic — it's so hard to find a simple, straight-to-the-point card these days. I love their thickness, too, it just makes it extra special!

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    August 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Just realised when i posted this above I wasn't logged in, so it didn't look like I was following. So second attempt!…

    Wow, all the items are so adorable!

    But my favourite would have to be the Moving Day Postcards. My boyfriend and I are moving in together for the first time at the start of next month (yes, I'm going to be living with a boy! he he) and these would be perfect to send to friends and family πŸ™‚


    I've also tweeted this comp from @number1erin

    (email address is

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