Idea Chíc joined the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce in December 2017 and has jumped right in with Chamber events including the annual holiday party, Business Before Business, and the Annual Appreciation Luncheon. “I always feel like every local business should join their local chamber,” said David Sandusky, who owns Idea Chíc with his wife of 16 years Julie Sandusky. “There’s a lot of value and benefit and what you put in, you get back out. There’s so many cool small businesses here in such a small area that it’s a unique deal. That is what we are most excited about.”
Idea Chíc creates custom, chic style invitations, stationery, products and packaging for events, personal needs or business cards and stationery. Founded in 2009, Idea Chíc was born after Julie ran a successful wedding invitation design company called JS Design. The idea was to grow Idea Chíc quickly while always maintaining the quaint and European feel to their storefront. Located at the popular Workshops in Glendale, Idea Chíc has done just that.
Great Team: David and Julie Sandusky started Idea Chíc in 2009 after Julie ran a successful wedding invitation business.
With a degree in Hospitality from Metro State and a career as an event planner, Julie has an eye for detail and creativity. Her creative juices expanded beyond her custom wedding invitation business. When the company first started, David helped fill orders at night and weekends until joining full time in 2011. A dream came true for David and Julie to work together in a creative business where they design and make everything. David and Julie certainly enjoy putting together quality handmade products.
Idea Chíc customizes and personalizes any retail products, invitations and favors for weddings, baby showers or other special events. They specialize in creating unique designs and have over 14 years of experience designing and creating products for their clients. All products are created and designed in-house. They also operate a high-quality letterpress and flat style printing along with unique sourced materials, bindery and die-cutting.
Their letterpress is named “Hazel” and was built in the 1930s by Chandler and Price. All printing, bindery and related equipment is in-house to ensure high quality, excellent service and fast delivery. The letterpress offers a unique product that many high-end customers are looking for. “Having a letterpress, Julie decided was a great opportunity to expand the creative product development process as opposed to just doing wedding invitations,” said David.
Hazel: The letterpress, located at Idea Chíc’s European style store in Glendale was built in the 1930s by Chandler and Price. Idea Chíc offers free demonstrations of the letterpress by appointment.
As an example, 200 wedding invitations made on the letterpress take about half a day to produce and start at $10 per invitation. This unique and high-quality production generates repeat customers. “We do something for someone’s wedding and then years later, we are doing something for their baby,” David added. “That’s repeat business for us.”
Also, repeat business is offered through their subscription services. Two subscriptions called Idea Chíc Parcel Post and Stationery Box Sets offer uniquely packaged items in the mail each season or month. Customers can stock up for the year and be ready with unique cards for any occasion. They offer 12 boxes with the Stationery Box Set subscription and ship monthly. The subscription costs $19 per month.
Idea Chíc is located at 4340 E. Kentucky Ave., Suite 121 in Glendale. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 303-884-RSVP (7787) or visit www. ideachic.net.