Who is the Nonsense Maker?
From Local Artist to Wholesale Greeting Cards Australia Wide
Beginning as a solo artist in 2014, Emily May started selling her greeting cards and whimsical art prints at local craft markets under the brand name The Nonsense Maker. In 2016 Sidonie joined to help out with their first ever wholesale greeting card order - a small gift shop in Hobart, who 8 years later is still a wholesale greeting cards customer!
In 2018 they took the leap into selling wholesale greeting cards Australia wide with their first trade show. The pair has been delivering unique designs to stores across Australia and internationally ever since.
Each product starts as a hand drawn illustration by artist Emily May, and is then carefully printed and hand packaged in our Melbourne studio. Originating with wholesale greeting cards and wall art prints, the ever growing range now also includes art tea towels, artist wall calendars, and unique hand illustrated giftware.
Visiting from a trade show?
Welcome to our online store! Fill out the form above and we will be in touch shortly with some wholesale login information.
Meet the Maker
We sat down with our friends at Life Instyle to talk about our wholesale range and all things Nonsense!
All of The Nonsense Maker's artworks are designed and made in our home town of Melbourne. We do our best to produce high quality, long lasting wholesale greeting cards, wholesale art tea towels and wholesale gifts and homewares, while also being kind to our planet and its people.
KEEPING IT LOCAL
Australian designed and made
The Nonsense Maker HQ is based in Brunswick, Melbourne. Co-owners Emily and Sidonie are both Melbourne born and raised, and much of our inspiration is drawn from the cities vibrant laneways and many hidden secrets.
All our paper products are printed in house by us. The few products we don't print are manufactured in Melbourne by other small businesses in our local community.
CARING FOR OUR PLANET
We do our best to produce the highest quality products while still being kind to our planet. We work with local paper suppliers and use FSC certified, partially recycled or entirely recycled papers in our range. For more information on plastic free and eco-packaging options please get in touch through the contact form above.
We use all Australian suppliers to shorten supply chains and lessen our environmental impact, and are extremely conscious to reduce, reuse and recycle at every stage of production in our little studio.
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
Women supporting women
Our two female founders are strong believers in supporting women in business, as well as our wonderful artist community. We are so lucky to be surrounded by a strong network of lovely ladies who support each other every step of the way!
We are here to help
Being a small two person team you can be sure you will be talking directly with one of our owners when you work with us.
We are always happy to answer questions, offer wholesale advice, or provide images and content for you to share with your customers. We can even work with you to create unique custom designs especially for your business!
FAST AND RELIABLE
All of our wholesale greeting cards, art prints, stationery and gift products are inspected by us personally before it is shipped, so we can guarantee the quality of all our products.
We also print to order so we can get your wholesale order out quick smart! Dispatch is usually within 1-2 business days unless we have let you know otherwise.
"After discovering The Nonsense Maker at Fitzroy's Rose St Artists’ Market 5 years ago, we have stocked an expanding range of their whimsical greeting cards in our Hobart gift store and online.
The playful designs are continually among our best-selling cards for birthdays and new babies, with their uniquely Australian-themed Christmas range topping our festive card list each year.
We particularly love the high-quality stock the cards are printed on, and several customers have reported that they have framed their beautiful cards."
- Katinka Dineen
Lily & Dot
Always a favourite with the customers (and staff) of LoveLuvo are The Nonsense Maker. Their vintage style, humour and Australiana themes
always bring a smile! Ordering is super easy using the wholesale website and delivery is always prompt. The Nonsense Maker are a delight to stock
in our store and always keep it fresh with new designs added frequently. Thank you Emily & Sidonie .
- Jess Sims
Read the Blog
A Guide to the Ordering Wholesale Greeting Cards
Wholesale greeting cards are a staple item in retail, and an important part the customer journey and overall shopping experience! Learn about best-selling greeting card occasions and designs, and what to look for in a wholesale supplier.
Wholesale tea towels Australia
Yes, we offer wholesale tea towels! For more details please get in touch.
Wholesale tea towels make amazing gifts because they are beautiful, practical, and make wonderful souvenirs. Art tea towels are light weight and easy to send overseas or interstate as gifts, and can be given to cooks and art lovers alike!
Our art tea towels are made ethically and in small batches so they can sell out. If you would like to enquire about a pre-order for wholesale tea towels please contact us though the wholesale enquires form above.
Wholesale art prints Australia
All of our art prints are available for wholesale, excluding the 'Free as a Bird' collection.
Our art prints are all standard sizes so can be easily framed, or remain in the beautiful book inspired packaging. For more advice on art print display feel free to get in touch and we can give you some ideas!
The Tale of Mr. Moon, a children's book by Emily May
Unfortunately we can't distribute Mr. Moon through our website. For wholesale information please contact NewSouth Books.