Saturday, January 22, 2011

A La Carte Designs

In the spot light is A La Carte Designs. In the shop owner Nicole's words:

"A La Carte Designs Creates Beautiful Hand-Made, Hand-Crafted Custom Wedding Invitations, Shower Invitations, Stationary Sets and More!!"

Question and Answer

CC: How long have you been in business?
     Nicole:  I have been in business for only about 5 months! This is something that I have wanted to do for the longest time and I had been creating special occasion cards for friends and family members for years. I figured - why not create them in larger quantities and see where it goes?
CC: Is there a special place that inspires you?
     Nicole: I am inspired by Paris and Venice - We've been to Europe Italy a few times and I absolutely love the modernism and clean lines that are mixed with vintage and antique elements.

CC: Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

     Nicole: I've learnt that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life' - Maya Angelou

CC: What inspired you to start your business?

     Nicole: I became a mom 16 months ago and I felt the need to start doing something selfish for myself on my downtime! I always knew I'd wanted to start my own company one day and I had the name "A La Carte" picked forever. The stars just seemed to align and one day I decided to take the plunge. I hired a creative designer to help me with my logo and business cards and the rest is history. I created a Website and Facebook Fan Page and started creating my handmade, hand cut cards!
I love working with different papers and textures. I try and source out unique handmade papers and papers with recycled content and I am the one who dreams up and creates every design you see on my website! I love sending out thank you cards and birthday cards and I think that with all the technology we have these days that it's an art that's being lost and forgotten - who doesn't LOVE getting something other than bills in the mail!?!?

CC: What's coming up next for you and your business?

     Nicole: I'm working on some new designs and card sizes for 2011 as well as some new gift tag designs! I've also starting to book up with some great new Trade Shows and Craft Shows in the Edmonton, Alberta area. I have found that lots of people love to touch and feel the cards so doing live shows rather than just internet sales has been very successful! I cant wait to see what 2011 has in store for me and A La Carte Designs!!

You can find Nicole and her shop over at:

Featured Products
Bright and Bold Princess Party Set
Kits include one Regular Sized Tutu, one Doll Tutu and one Set of 6 Coordinating Stationery Cards and Envelopes.

Mod Monkey Princess Party Set.Kits include one Regular Sized Tutu, one Doll Tutu and one Set of 6 Coordinating Stationery Cards and Envelopes.

All Stationary Sets come packaged and wrapped with a raffia bow - ready to deliver or keep for yourself!

Stationary Sets

Stationary Sets

Stationary Sets

Handcrafted Card Sets

Custom Wedding Invitations

Custom Wedding Invitations



First giveaway Hot Pink Circles Stationery Set

Second giveaway for a $10 gift card towards anything in stock. 

For a chance to win you must go "like" A-La-Cart-Designs on Facebook. And let her know that Creatively Canadian sent you! Come back here and leave a comment on this blog post with your email address so we can contact you if you win.

It would also be nice if you followed Creatively Canadian here on the blog but its not mandatory.

I will use to choose a winner Sunday Jan 23 12 noon atlantic time. Winner will be posted here on the blog and will be contacted by A La Carte Designs.

Thank you so much Nicole from A-La-Cart-Designs for being in the Spot Light.


  1. Just liked A La Carte on fb & left some love.
    Beautiful work....

  2. Already a fan on facebook. I would sure love to win! :)

  3. Done! Thanks for featuring her. Hopefully I will be able to do some business with her :)

  4. Already a fan and love the Cherry Blossoms Set!