ithaka

ithaka: repurposed literary ephemera

Enterprise, Oregon 293 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (37)

ithaka

ithaka: repurposed literary ephemera

Enterprise, Oregon | 293 Sales

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Note from shop owner The ithaka repurposed literary ephemera shop on Etsy is on vacation. I have items for sale at The Bookloft in Enterprise, OR. If you need something special, contact me at kristy [!at] kristyathens.com. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 29, 2019

The ithaka repurposed literary ephemera shop on Etsy is on vacation. I have items for sale at The Bookloft in Enterprise, OR. If you need something special, contact me at kristy [!at] kristyathens.com. Thanks!

Kristy Athens

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Kristy Athens

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About

one-of-a-kind, literary collage ephemera

ithaka cards and envelopes are handmade using vintage books, maps, scraps, photographs, magazines and other reclaimed paper sources. Unduplicated and unduplicat-able, clever and quirky, each stands alone as a small collage artwork.

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Shop members

  • Kristy Athens

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kristy Athens is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living (Process Media, 2012). Her text-infused, repurposed collage artwork appears in 1,000 Ideas for Creative Reuse.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Thanks for checking out ithaka! ithaka designs are typically an interplay between images and text, and what each evokes. The materials used for ithaka cards are scavenged from estate and garage sales, office supply clearance tables, and flea markets. I don't cut into books unless they are outdated and/or already damaged.

Cards come singly or in sets of four with handmade envelopes, which are sturdy and include adhesive and mailing labels so they’re ready to pop in the mail. Envelope designs vary; usually made of calendar pages, glossy magazine or book pictures, or maps.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
ithaka cards are non-refundable but if you're unhappy with a shipment, talk to me and we'll work something out.
Payment
If you buy ithaka cards, please make your payment immediately, either via PayPal or contact me to let me know you're sending a personal check. Cards that are paid for with a personal check will not be mailed until the check has cleared the bank, unless I know you or you have ordered from me before.
Shipping
ithaka cards will be shipped with care via U.S. Mail in a protective envelope. ithaka is not responsible for loss or damage.

Please inquire if you live out of the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
These truly unique, one-of-a-kind collage-type cards are made with care and love, but sometimes have minor technical flaws (slightly off-center; imprecise cut). This is part of their charm! If you want completely a neat and perfect design, there are many cards available on Etsy that were assembled from kits.