How to top up your Phoenix Card stock

phoenix trading pack

Do you need to stock up on your Phoenix Cards?

I have purchased a large stock of Phoenix products to see us through until the official launch of Flamingo Paperie on 1st February. As there are currently no catalogues or online ordering I plan to supply the cards packs of 10 at £14 per pack plus £2.80 post and packing. That’s just £1.40 per card.

The greeting card packs available are:

Adult Female, Adult Male, Florals, Boys, Girls and Special Occasion.I am happy to tailor each pack to your requirements so if there are any particular hobbies that you want me to take into consideration then please let me know when you order eg. 1 x golf, 2 x football. Please give me similar guidelines for the Special Occasion Pack eg 2 x anniversary, 2 x new home etc. Once I have pulled 10 cards together for you I will send you a photo via Messenger or E-Mail to make sure that you are happy with the selection.phoenix trading pack

If you are ordering a Children’s Pack, please give me an idea of the ages that I am catering for.

SPECIAL OFFER : If you buy two or more packs then DELIVERY WILL BE FREE.

HOW TO ORDER : Please send me details of your requirements via

Facebook : Using the SEND MESSAGE function

Email : sarah.l.gifford@gmail.com .

Once we have agreed your selection I will send you my account details so that you can do a bank transfer. If you don’t bank online I can take a card payment or you can mail me a cheque.

Goodbye Phoenix Trading, Hello Sarah Loves Cards

closing of Phoenix Trader

Goodbye Phoenix Trading

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news! As of the end of this month, Phoenix Trading will no longer exist. The company, in fact, ceased trading on Tuesday 15th August due to financial difficulties. Head office will, however,  remain open for a couple more weeks whilst staff despatch the final orders and tie up loose ends.

Unfortunately the demise of Phoenix Trading means that I can no longer operate as an Independent Phoenix Trader. I’ve been very lucky to have been a distributor with this great company for over 12 years. I have met some wonderful people and have made good friends along the way.

Thank Ewe Greeting Card

I’d like to thank all of my loyal friends and customers for supporting my little card business.

I have always loved the company’s ethos and the fact that all of its products were designed and printed in the UK. The wood was sourced from the Scottish managed forests. Every card could be traced back to the tree that it came from. My goal for my own company is to stick to this ethos.

Most noteworthy is the fact that Phoenix Trading has done so much good. Over the years it has donated in excess of £2 million to charitable causes , through its charitable trust The Phoenix International Charity. It is unclear at the moment whether The Phoenix International Charity will continue.Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Hello SarahLovesCards :

So what now I hear you ask? Well, I am delighted to confirm that my own business SarahLovesCards will continue to operate. I have purchased a large stock of Phoenix Trading products. Customers can, therefore, continue to purchase Phoenix cards from me for the foreseeable future. I also plan to retail cards and paper stationery from other British companies with a similar ethos to Phoenix. All of the products that I stock will match the quality of Phoenix Cards and will offer the same good value for money.

Hopefully, over the next few months we will see a new Phoenix rising from the ashes. If it does, I will supply their products too.

I will keep you posted as my new business unfolds. The first step in the relaunch of my new business has been the unveiling of this fabulous new logo above, designed by Indigo Fox.

My website design will gradually change as well as the new business unfolds. It’s a case of “watch this space”. In the meantime, if you need to restock your card draw, please contact me via this link to my Facebook Business Page.

Easter Gift Wrapping ideas (Updated 2017)

easter treat ideas

Isn’t Easter a lovely time of year? Beautiful Spring flowers are everywhere brightening up our lives and after three long cold months we are at last catching a glimpse of the better weather to come. Over the weekend, just like at Christmas, families will gather and exchange gifts; often of flowers or chocolate eggs. Unfortunately, whilst people will go to town wrapping birthday and Christmas presents, Easter gift wrapping is often an after thought. Easter Eggs are frequently handed over either unwrapped – or in a carrier bag!

Picture of Easter Wishes Card from Phoenix Trading

Easter Gift Wrapping : 

It need not be the case! Here at Phoenix Trading we have a fabulous choice of wrapping materials: quality gift wrap of many beautiful designs exclusive to Phoenix Trading with grid lines on the back to help you cut straight lines; cellophane wrap with dots or stars on; plus tissue and organza ribbon in an array of Spring colours.

These two Easter eggs took just 15 minutes to wrap.

picture of Easter wrapping using Phoenix dotty celllophane wrap

You will need :

  • One roll of dotty white cello (Code RWC01: £2.75)
  • Yellow tissue ( Code: TS11 : 5 sheets for £1.50)
  • Yellow organza ribbon (Code: RS 20: £3.75 for 6 metres).

Simply wrap the Easter egg in one sheet of tissue, securing the bottom but leaving the top open. Pull together the top of the tissue like the end of a  cracker and tie with a short length of organza.  Cut 1 metre of cellophane (half of the roll) and stand the wrapped egg in the centre. Scrunch the cellophane up around the top of the egg in the same position as you tied the tissue and tie tight with a short length of organza. Cut a longer length of organza and tie over the previous length forming a bow. Fan out the top of the tissue and cellophane.

Easter wrapping using tissue and organza from Phoenix Trading

Tie one of our lovely gift tags to the ribbon (Price : 25p).
Alternatively you could add one of our beautiful little duckling note cards (Code: B034: 90p).

Easter Treat Idea

Add a twist to your Easter Egg hunt! You can buy a pack of five of these fabulous mini-boxes for just £3.50. Fill them with mini-eggs and sweet treats and hide them around the house and garden.


Picture of Colour-in Easter Tablecloth

This colour-in Easter tablecloth is excellent value and will keep little ones entertained for hours. No longer available online as they are sold out at head office I have a limited stock available for the sale price of £4. Please call me on 01202 823330 to order.

To purchase any of the above products click on the individual product links above or click on the following link to view all products: Buy online : Sarah Loves Cards