Cafe Press Review & Giveaway

Café Press Messenger Bag & Journal Review

Cafe Press Messenger Bag

Product Sample: Cafe Press Messenger Bag!

One of the things I love about blogging is that I have the opportunity to discover fabulous companies I might not otherwise hear about – and, in turn, introduce those companies to you!

Case in point:

Recently, Café Press – a unique company that allows you to create personalized gifts for your family, friends and pets – invited me to visit their website and review a few of my favorite products – and, in turn, offer a gift certificate to one of my lucky readers!

How cool is that?

Needless to say, it did not take long before my fingers went happily hopping over to their website!

Here’s what I discovered:

Cafe Press Messenger Bag Open

Product Sample: The Cafe Messenger Bag Is Huge!

Café Press offers just about everything you can imagine! In the mood for some new clothes? Why not design your own t-shirt! Headed to the beach? Check out their amazing selection of flip flops! You can even create your own custom accessories for your home, car and office by adding your own photos, logos or personalization to it!

Of course – if the possibilities are too great too imagine – you can always browse to your heart’s content, then pick your favorite pre-designed products, like I did! There were so many items to choose from, it took me a week to figure out what I wanted!

I finally decided on two items (and I love them both!)

Cafe Press - Paris Bag 3

This bag is roomy, stylish, durable – everything I hoped it would be!

First, I wanted a stylish bag that would be perfect for toting notebooks and books in, so I picked the Vintage Paris Eiffel Tower Messenger Bag. I could not be happier with my choice!

This bag has outside pockets for your cell phone, inside pockets and rings for your keys and small valuables, and more room than I dreamed possible!

I grabbed a handful of books off of my desk and put them inside to give you an idea of how roomy this bag is – there was still room to spare!

Cafe Press - Cherry Blossom Journal

Product Sample – Cafe Press Journal

I also picked up a pretty Cherry Blossom Journal! Cafe Press has so many journals to choose from, I never finished looking at all of the designs!

The 5 x 8 journal has 160 pages. One of the things that I love about Café Press journals is that you have your choice of 4 different paper options! I chose lined paper for mine!

Cafe Press - Journal Inside

Product Sample

I really love my Café Press products and I think you would too! To see all that Café Press has to offer:

Café Press Giveaway – $20 Gift Certificate

Cafe Press Gift Certificate

What would you do if you won a $20 Gift Certificate to Café Press? Thanks to Café Press, one lucky Create With Joy reader is about to find out!

To enter this giveaway, submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway is open to ALL Create With Joy readers, 18 years and older, through Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Midnight PST.

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The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If the winning entry does not comply with all conditions set forth in the entry/giveaway, another entry will be drawn. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The sponsor is solely responsible for prize fulfillment. The winner releases Create With Joy from all liability associated with this product/contest.

No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. All decisions by Create With Joy are final. The complete Terms and Conditions are listed on the Rafflecopter form. By submitting an entry, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.

Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate this review. I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, based on my experience with the product.

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35 Responses to “Cafe Press Review & Giveaway”

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  1. patsy says:

    How exciting! I am familiar with Cafe Press and would be delighted to be able to choose from their great products! patsy

  2. Bev says:

    What a great giveaway! love that bag! The journal is lovely as well!

    • Thanks Bev – I LOVE this bag and can’t recommend it highly enough! I was torn between this one and one of their beach bags – I’m SO glad I went with this one! It is nicer and roomier than I would have imagined from the site!

      The journal is nice too – great for every day notes – but I REALLY love the bag!

  3. What a wonderful giveaway & review!
    I would pick the same bag for my teens birthday if I win! She loves the Paris theme!

    • Thanks for joining this fun giveaway, Susie!
      One of the nice things about Cafe Press is, once you find a theme you like – you can find several coordinating products!

  4. Oh, I love journals and that bag looks great! Great post – love the books in the bag pic. I usually walk around with a bag of books in real life!

    • Then you would absolutely love this bag Dawn!
      Thanks for entering the giveaway – best of luck to you!

      P.S. Originally I was going to order ALL journals – until I decided to check out the bags..

  5. Mary says:

    This is an awesome looking bag! The Journal is neat and looks like it can hold all kinds of hand written info in one spot. You can even doodle on it! Cool give away.

    • Good points Mary – I was tempted to go with the blank paper for doodling, but ended up going with the lined paper for journaling and note-taking!
      Thanks for joining in – best of luck to you!

  6. Here from the Monday Mingle, and boy am I glad!! My daughter would LOVE the same messenger bag you ordered. Gracias for the giveaway. BB2U

  7. Kitties Blue says:

    Have ordered from Cafe Press previously. I ordered the most adorable aprons with a cupcake print as gifts. I am not sure what I would order…most likely something with cats on it. Thanks, Janet

  8. Mary Bearden says:

    I am a flip flop fanatic and would love the Carved Dragonflies Flip Flops! Of course, I will be shopping either for myself or hubby!

    • Hi Mary,

      I flip over filp flops too, and could easily have a shoe wardrobe centered around nothing but flip flops if my budget and closet space allowed!
      Best of luck to you in the giveaway – so glad you got your e-mail updated so you won’t miss out on any of the upcoming events and giveaways! 🙂

  9. cazzy says:

    I would find it so hard to choose to only spend $20 on the lovely things at Cafe Press.

  10. that messenger bag looks so useful! and such a lovely design on it! thanks for the chance to win the GC!

  11. Kathy Stutzman says:

    Just found you from Sit Girls. Excited about possibly winning a certificate from Café Press.

  12. Celeste says:

    I think I’d get something for my brother-in-law if I win (for Christmas).


  13. That looks like a great bag! Back in the day I had a Cafepress “store” and sold various things with my nature photos on them. It’s a good business and a fun website to check out for goodies.

  14. This journal:,676224791

    It has a black cat and it’s a vintage print. Lovely!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • What a cool journal, Michelle – I missed that one in my challenge – best of luck to you!

      (Seriously, journal lovers, I have never seen such a huge selection – my hand got tired of clicking before I exhausted all of the possibilities and just made a choice and that NEVER happens!)

  15. Great post! I would probably get something for my daughter or something cute for our new home. So fun. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  16. Pooja says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I adore cafepress. If I do win, I’ll go for a messenger bag – possibly one with a quote from Pride and Prejudice 😀

  17. Pooja says:

    Sorry, forgot to leave my email address:

  18. I would probably buy a Christmas present, or I might just keep it for myself! Thank you for the chance!

  19. Emy Cooks says:

    Great giveaway, I like CafePress products and designs!

  20. Nikki C says:

    I would probably get the Giraffe going to be a Big Sister T-Shirt for my daughter. I love Cafe press!

  21. Sydney D says:

    I would get Yorkie Tote Bag.


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