ithaka

ithaka: repurposed literary ephemera

Enterprise, Oregon

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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!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

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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About ithaka

Sales 293
On Etsy since 2009

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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.

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 May 10, 2022
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 I don't cut into books unless they are outdated and/or already damaged.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.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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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.