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

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.

You can follow me on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/www.sarahlovescards.co.uk

You can follow me on Instagram at : https://instagram.com/sarahlovescards

Or you can follow me on Twitter at : https://twitter.com/sarahlgifford

Male Greeting Card Multibuy

Flamingo Paperie Male Greeting Card selection

Take the headache out of buying male greeting cards

Finding quality male greeting cards is always tricky. Hopefully I can make that job a whole lot easier for you. All of the cards selected for this promotion have been designed and printed by Flamingo Paperie in the UK.

100% Designed In The UK

There are Bundles to Choose From

I can offer you the following bundles of 10 male Flamingo Paperie greeting cards:

Male tasks greeting cardBundle 1 : 10 Assorted Male Cards

 

Bundle 2 : 10 Sports Themed Male Cards

 

Classic Car Greeting CardBundle 3 : 10 Transport Themed Male Cards

 

Cheers Card DesignBundle 4 : 10 Alcohol Themed Male Cards

 

Bluebell Woods card DesignBundle 5: 10 Nature/Landscape Themed Male Cards

 

Birthday Boy Greeting CardBundle 6 : 10 Assorted Boys Cards

 

 

Each Bundle of 10 cards costs £19 (£1.90 per card) + £3 postage and packing

Special Multibuy Offer

BUY ANY THREE BUNDLES FOR £50 (Instead of £57)
+ £3 postage and packing.

How To Buy Our Male Greeting Card Bundles

Email your order to SARAH.L.GIFFORD@GMAIL.COM with details of the delivery address. To ensure that you are happy with the contents of each bundle I will email you a photo of the selection and will happily swap any designs that you are not sure about. We can then discuss delivery and payment.

How to Buy From The Rest of my Range

If you like what you see and would like to buy more of my Flamingo Paperie product range, here’s a link to a blog explaining how to purchase from me : https://www.sarahlovescards.co.uk/how-to-buy-flamingo-paperie-products/