Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards and thank you for visiting my Sarah Loves Cards website and blog. I have been running my Paper Stationery business since 2005 operating as a Flamingo Paperie Partner for the last 5 years following the demise of Phoenix Trading for whom I was a distributor for 13 years. I was, as you can imagine, devastated when Phoenix Trading went into administration back in 2017.  After five years, Flamingo Paperie has also sadly been forced to cease trading. The past couple of years, with all the trading challenges, rising costs of supplies and general mayhem, have meant that the Directors have been unable to keep the business profitable.

Like Phoenix Trading, the Flamingo Paperie business was focused on greeting cards, wrapping paper and notecards  all year round. And in the Autumn/Winter; Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards.  Over the past couple of years Flamingo Paperie has also successfully developed a range of Paper Craft Kits and Colour-In Paper Stationery.

So what now for Sarah Loves Cards?

As one of the main distributors for Flamingo Paperie I am carrying a lot of stock. I will continue to supply my customers and I will attend my regular fairs until I have sold it all. I estimate that my stock will keep me going until the end of 2024.

Exciting Developments for 2024

I am delighted to announce that a new Greeting Card wholesale business has risen from the ashes of Flamingo Paperie called Lilac Tree Designs. They have recruited me as a Front Line Agent. The Directors are using the same printers as Flamingo Paperie and many of the same artists so we will be able to continue to offer the quality that you have come to expect from us. Sarah Loves Cards (as an Agent) will continue to fly the flag for British design as all of the cards from Lilac Tree Designs are produced in the UK. All of the range has been produced using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

At the end of this year I will cease attending fairs and markets. I will, however, continue selling paper stationery via my website. I also plan to do a couple of Open Houses a year for my local customers.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Rainy Day Paper Craft Activities

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Paper Craft Activities for all the Family

The Easter Holidays stretch out before us and I’m afraid the weather forecast isn’t looking great. Don’t despair because we have plenty of rainy day paper craft activities for all the family.

Colour-In Tablecloths!

Perfect for keeping youngsters happy during long drawn out family meal times whether at home or in a restaurant so you can relax and chat knowing that the children are entertained.  700x1000mm in size our colour-in paper tablecloths come folded and at £6.50 each they are extremely good value. Made of thick paper they are durable and do not tear easily. We have four different designs on our website ; Monica The Unicorn, Emergency Services, Four Seasons and Let’s Go Shopping.

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Paper Globes

New to the range is our selection of simple to assemble Colour-In Paper Globes which you can either hang on individual ribbons or string together. Each pack contains six globes and costs just £4. There are two different packs to choose from : Colour-In Nature Globes and Colour-In Party Globes.

Paper Globes

Colour-In Twisters

Our latest addition to the range are Colour-In Twisters. A crafter’s delight each pack contains six kaleidoscopic twisters that you cut out, colour in and fold together. The resulting fidget toys are mesmerising. At just £4 per pack they offer excellent value for money and hours of activity.

Paper Twisters

Paper Craft Kits

Looking for a project for all of the family to share on a rainy day? Try making one of our  3D Paper Craft Models. Hours of mindful entertainment for all the family.

Paper Craft Kits

How To Buy

If you live locally to me in Verwood and would like to purchase any of my Paper Craft products please email me at SARAH.L.GIFFORD@GMAIL.COM . Alternatively, you can place an order on my website by following this link.

Company Ethics

By purchasing Sarah Loves Cards product range you are also supporting the British Print Industry. 100% of our cards, notecards, sheets of gift wrap and notebooks are designed and printed in the UK.

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Exciting Developments for fans of Flamingo Paperie cards

Out of the ashes of Flamingo Paperie Cards

I am excited to announce that a new Greeting Card wholesale business has risen from the ashes of Flamingo Paperie Cards called Lilac Tree Designs. The company has been set up by two ex. Flamingo Paperie Partners/Phoenix Traders following the closure of our much loved business. Their aim is to continue to offer a high quality, British made product. They have invited me to join them as a Front Line Agent – an offer that I have happily accepted.

Same Printers, Same artists, Same great quality

The Directors are using the same printers as Flamingo Paperie and many of the same artists so we will be able to continue to offer the quality that you have come to expect from us.

Flying the Flag for British Design and Manufacturing

Sarah Loves Cards (as an Agent) will continue to fly the flag for British design as all of the cards from Lilac Tree Designs are produced in the UK. All of the range has been produced using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Exclusive New Card Designs

The Online Catalogue from Lilac Tree Designs contains 15 New Exclusive Designs. Here are a few of my favourites. Unless otherwise stated, all designs are blank inside for your own messages.

Card Design of Mother Ivey's Bay

I adore this coastal landscape! Titled Mother Ivey’s Bay, this matt textured 6″x6″ design is by popular artist Claire Henley.

Lavender and Bees Card Design

Such a delicate design by new artist to Sarah Loves Cards Julie Graves. Again matt textured and 6″x6″ in size.

A bit of humour

Funny Get Well Soon card design

At last! A unique Get Well Soon card from one of our best selling Flamingo Paperie/Phoenix Trading  artists Julia Rigby that’s suitable for men, women and teenagers. A welcome change from the many floral Get Well Soon designs. Again 6″x6″ and matt textured.

Fun dog themed card design

That’s my husband’s birthday sorted!! I will be including this 6″x6″ design by popular artist Laura Stone in my Dog Themed Card Bundles when in stock. I suspect that it will fly out.

How To Order

That’s just a small selection of the new designs to whet your appetite. To view the whole range from Lilac Tree Designs, please click on this link , browse at leisure and email your selection to SARAH.L.GIFFORD@GMAIL.COM . The cards are priced at £2.50 each or £2 each when you buy 10 or more. Postage and packing within the UK costs £4.

Alternatively you can order a bundle of 10 Lilac Tree Designs on my website by clicking on this link. Why not stock up while you are there and benefit from our Multibuy Offer of Three Bundles for £55 instead of £60.

Buy Flamingo Paperie Cards Online

Buy Flamingo Paperie Cards Online Now

I am delighted to announce that you can now buy Flamingo Paperie Cards online via my Sarah Loves Cards website. All greeting cards are sold in themed bundles of 10 assorted designs for £19. If you buy three or more bundles then you will get them for a reduced price of £50 instead of £57. I will send you a photo of your selection, so that you can change any that are not suitable for your requirements. The postage and packing cost is £4 unless you live in my home town of Verwood where delivery is free. There is also a free collection option should you wish to collect your order from my home or from my stall at an event.

Buy Phoenix Trading Products Too

I have a limited range of Phoenix Trading Paper Stationery products too which I will list on my website over the coming months. I may only have a couple of each item. When they’ve gone, they’ve gone!! Please keep checking in.

Support the UK Economy

Just a reminder that 95% of the products listed on my website were designed and produced in the UK. By purchasing from us you are not only supporting a small business but you are also supporting the UK Economy. Many of the greeting cards and paper stationery in the high street are manufactured either in the USA or in China.

Please take a look at my shop via this link. If you have any issues with it, please let me know. It is a work in progress.

As explained previously, I will continue to trade as Sarah Loves Cards/ Flamingo Paperie until my stocks are depleted. My www.sarahlovescards.co.uk blog/website will remain active for the foreseeable future as will my social media accounts where I will share details of any events that I am attending and any special offers.

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