Concertina Press – Nautical Stationery Giveaway

Let me introduce you to a wonderful new Etsy shop full of dreamy nautical & vintage themed stationery and invitations…Concertina Press!

Ruth designs simple and elegant wedding invitations, note cards, announcements or any personalized stationery you might need.  I would love to have a whole closet full of her stationery for hostess and birthday gifts!

I thought you might want to know a bit more about the creative mind behind Concertina Press.


Here’s Ruth…

My name is Ruth and I’m a bookbinder and stationery designer who lives in the very pleasant seaside village of Woods Hole. I began designing stationery and invitations several years ago for a small shop, and when they closed up this winter due to a cross country move, I decided to keep on going with my own designs, and that’s how Concertina Press was started. So far it’s been great, but a little scary to work for myself.


What inspires you?

I love browsing etsy and seeing ways that other people have been creative (three of my favorite etsians right now are 2-D artists TheWheatField , Yellena and jeweler MySelvegedLife). I also love poring over antique engravings and illustrations of sealife, birds, plants and animals – often if I’m stuck in a rut, simply looking through my extensive collection of illustrations can start an idea forming for a new design.


What’s the best thing about where you live?

I  live a stone’s throw from the ocean (well, if you had a really strong arm) and I live really close to a rail-trail called the Shining Sea Bike Path, and it’s so great to get to ride my bike to work down this gorgeous path next to the beach and through bird sanctuaries – right now all the red-winged blackbirds are out.

What’s on your playlist?  Any favorite songs you listen to over and over?

I love this question! I love listening to music while I work – or pretty much all the time actually. I like listening to The Bird and the Bee’s album “Ray Guns are not Just the Future”, Jonsi’s album “Go” and Andrew WK’s album “I Get Wet” (yes really) when I need to get some work done.


Where can we find you?

Facebook l Twitter l Etsy Shop l Flickr l Concertina Press Blog

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Ruth sent me some of my very own personalized Narwhal Notes and I have to say that they are so fabulous I haven’t wanted to use them just yet.  I’ll need to stare at them on my desk for awhile longer.

Would you like to win a set for yourself???

One lucky Everything Etsy reader will win a Narwhal Notes set of 10 personalized notes and 7 envelopes featuring a vintage etching of everyone’s favorite unicorn-of-the-sea.

Here’s how to win…

  • Visit Concertina Press and leave a comment about your favorite item. {1 entry}
  • Keep up with the latest designs and specials on Facebook {1 entry}
  • Spread the word of this giveaway by Twitter, Facebook or blog post {1 extra entry each}
  • If you subscribe to Everything Etsy by email or reader…thanks!  {1 extra entry}

This giveaway ends June 13th at midnight.  Please leave a comment for each entry.

**The giveaway has ended…congratulations to Evelene!  Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

Good luck on this fabulous giveaway from Concertina Press!



  1. Juliana says

    I really do love everything in this shop, but in particular I’m loving the Sea Dendrite Personalized Notes!!

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