Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Thank you for visiting my Sarah Loves Cards website and blog. After operating as a Phoenix Trader for 13 years I was, as you can imagine, devastated when the company  ceased trading.  This was primarily due to a failed and costly expansion into the US market. Thankfully the Greeting Card Industry (Printers and Industry Experts) rallied round. They helped to breath life back into the UK operation.

On 1st February 2018 the business relaunched as Flamingo Paperie. I signed up as a Pioneer Partner so that I could continue to supply you with their fabulous products.

Like Phoenix Trading, the Flamingo Paperie business will focus on greeting cards, wrapping paper and notecards  all year round. In the Autumn/Winter Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards will be added to the range. Flamingo Paperie products will represent at least 90% of my product range. I will also offer you a small range of complimentary products under my umbrella company Sarah Loves Cards.

I will continue to fly the flag for British design. My entire range will have been designed and manufactured in the UK using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Flamingo Paperie launches 63 Brand New Designs

Link to 2021 Flamingo Paperie online brochure

New 2021 Flamingo Paperie brochure

Flamingo Paperie (formerly Phoenix Trading) has launched a fabulous  collection of 63 new designs and 4 new craft kits for Spring/Summer 2021. As well as our famously good value cards we have a range of stationery and gift wrapping materials.

Click on the brochure image to browse the new catalogue online. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a paper copy, and are not already on my mailing list, please comment below.

Former Phoenix Trading customers will be delighted to see that we have several new designs from many of their favourite artists.

With Easter and Summer approaching, hearts, bunnies and florals are in abundance.

More than 95% of Flamingo Paperie’s products are produced in the UK using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Some of My Favourite New Flamingo Paperie Designs!

Such a cute design for young pony lovers this 6×6 matt textured design by artist Tim Mason reminds me of The Moomins, one of my favourite childhood cartoons.

Cartoon Pony Greeting Card design

These 6×6 matt textured and embossed Bunny designs by  artist Mikki Butterley are ideal for a young baby or toddler’s birthday.

Blue Bunny Card Design

Pink Bunny Card Design

This gorgeous matt textured and “flittered” Patisserie design by artist Victoria Nelson is my final choice. It takes me back to my favourite weekend pastime when I was living and working in France in my early 20s; languishing in a French cafe enjoying a delicious Mille-feuille or Tarte au Citron. Those were the days! “Flitter” is bio-degradable glitter by the way.

Pattisserie card design

Fancy a Challenge?

Why not try your hand at paper crafting? Our life-sized 3D paper model labrador will keep you entertained for hours. This Craft Kit contains 28 sheets of 270gsm card with printed templates, high adhesion craft glue, sticks for glue application, scissors and scoring tool.

All of our paper craft kits are aimed at adults and teens. Any under 12s would need to be supervised.

Labrador Paper Craft Kit Image

Alternatively how about creating this cute paper bunny as an Easter decoration.

Bunny Paper Craft Kit Image

Still Excellent Value

All of the cards cost just £2 each. Buy 10 or more cards and get 20% off. Orders of £30 or more will qualify for free delivery. All of these gorgeous new Flamingo Paperie designs, as well as lots of old favourites, are available on my website.

Let me bring my Flamingo Paperie cards to you!

Pop Up Shops in customer’s homes are currently prohibited. However you could still earn a commission by collecting orders from friends and family. Ask them to browse my website  and then simply email me a list of their requirements and I will give you a 10% commission on their order as a discount off your own.

Alternatively, if you are local, you could simply borrow a stock bag for a couple of days. Pass it around your neighbours (ensuring that you sanitise hands before and after browsing, and you will again receive a 10% commission as a discount off your own order. Moreover, if you collect £200 worth of orders, you’ll receive an additional surprise gift as a thank you.

 

Top 5 Flamingo Paperie Christmas Card Designs for 2020

Christmas Post DogFlamingo Paperie Christmas Brochure

Dogs rule in the Flamingo Paperie Christmas Card Top 5

This year, man’s best friend features in two of the top 5 Flamingo Paperie Christmas Card designs.

Our dog Rufus has been a god send during the past 8 months of Covid-19 restrictions. He has insisted on taking us for a walk everyday. Last weekend we had fun trying to replicate our brochure cover shot above. Rufus drew a line at carrying an envelope though!

Our Christmas Cards Don’t Just Look Good They Do Good Too

MacMillan Cancer Support, Together For Short Lives and Alzheimer’s Society all benefit from our Christmas Card sales this year. All of our Christmas Cards are in packs of 8 and carry a charity message , a “From Britain with Love” image and a recycle logo on the back.

So here’s the lowdown on the best selling Flamingo Paperie Christmas Cards so far:

This matt textured Christmas Tree design by Hilary Yafai (Product Code XC128) is in fifth position. Gold foiling on the stars really brings this design to life. The message inside reads “With Best Wishes” and is priced at £4.50 for a pack of 8.

Christmas Tree Card Design

How About Something Different? Build Your Own Festive Characters

In fourth place is this fabulous single pop-out Snowman card design by artist Emma Leach (Product Code XC101). This design has been die cut so that recipients can pop out the detail and dress their snowman. It is one of three pop-out “Build Your Own Festive Character” designs. There is also a portly Father Christmas version (Product Code XC100) and a Rudolph Get Ready design (Product Code XC062). At just £2 or £1.60 if you select 10+ individual designs, they represent excellent value for what is a very special card. Each card has a brown kraft envelope and a “Merry Christmas” message inside.

Pop Out Christmas Card designs

Pop Out Snowman Card Design

The Top Three Flamingo Paperie Christmas Cards Designs for 2020 :

This fabulous 3″ x 8″ matt die-cut Christmas Post design by artist Tim Mason is currently in third position (Product Code XC132). With its cut out railings and traditional colours it is my card of choice this season and comes in a pack of 8 for £4.50.

Christmas Post Card design

This fun 6″x6″ Christmas Reindeer design by artist Mikki Butterley (Product Code: XC063) is in second place. Also available in a pack of 8 cards for £4.50, red eco-flitter (environmentally friendly red glitter) brings the design to life. The message inside reads “Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year”.

Christmas Reindeer Card Design

The Number 1 sales spot currently falls to artist Karen Tye Bentley’s 3″ x 8″ fun Dog Line Up design (Product Code XC133). Also in a pack of 8 cards for £4.50 the message reads “With Best Wishes”.

Dog Line Up Card Design

Designed in the UK

100% of all our greeting cards are designed and printed in the UK. This gives our range a quirky “Britishness”  that the large American card manufacturers, who supply our high street, are unable to replicate.

Flamingo Paperie and the Environment

We are continually working to improve our environmental credentials. Best practice is applied to all issues that affect the environment. For instance we work with our suppliers to ensure that our raw materials only come from independently certified and well-managed forests which reject illegal and/or destructive logging. Vegetable-based inks are used in production and all products are printed using low, or no, alcohol printing techniques. This is because it eliminates the Volatile Organic Compound emissions that are harmful to health and contribute to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. We also encourage recycling by the consumer by having a  ‘recycle’ message on the back of our cards.

We are particularly proud that all of our Christmas Cards and Wrapping materials are recyclable. All glitter is in fact “bio-flitter” and is a vegetable derivative. It is biodegradable in marine and waste water and sourced from renewable and environmentally sustainable raw materials. For further information about our eco credentials please follow this link.

I hope I have tempted you with our top 5 Christmas designs. This is just a tiny selection of what we have on offer this Christmas season. All of our designs are exclusive to Flamingo Paperie and are not available in the shops. To view our full range of Christmas cards, advent products, giftables and wrapping materials please visit my e-commerce website.

Please note that this top 5 selection is based on customer orders received via our e-commerce websites during the month of September 2020.

Would you like to sell these lovely cards yourself? I am looking for new team members to join my team. For more details about becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner please visit this link.

Our Very Own Flamingo Paperie Floral Card Show

Flamingo Paperie Floral Supplement Cover Photo

As a nod to the first ever Virtual Chelsea Flower Show we are bringing you our very own Floral Card Show. Floral and Nature cards have always sold very well for us at Flamingo Paperie.

During the Spring and Summer months you will normally find our stalls gracing the lawns and marquees of garden shows around the country. Sadly such gatherings are not allowed this year. We have therefore decided to bring all of our floral and nature cards together into one supplement .

 

Die-Cut Floral Card Range

 

Our floral card selection opens with this pretty series of four 6 x 6 ” die-cut matt textured cards called Three Flower Jars. It is by one of our most popular artists Gerry Murray.

Die Cut flower vase card selection

Short of time?

I have made up a pack of  ten of my favourite designs from our Florals and Nature Supplement. Each pack costs £16 + £2.80 delivery. To order a pack simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page and I will contact you to take payment.

Each pack contains the following ten designs.

Eight floral cards :

Jug of Flowers Card Design

Another beautiful die-cut design by artist Gerry Murray. This Jug of Flowers design  (Code FP6039) features a pastel pink selection of roses and lilies. Again 6 x 6″ and matt textured.

Bluebell Woods card Design

 

I love this 7 x 5″ Bluebells card design (Code : FP7031) by Alison Vickery. It reminds me of hours spent foraging for wild garlic in our local bluebell woods. It was the highlight of our daily outing during the recent lockdown. Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones became part of our staple diet for four weeks as well as Wild Garlic soup.

Hedgerow Posy Design

The above 7 x 5″ Hedgerow Posy design (Code FP7047) is by one of our most popular artists Karen Tye Bentley. It is one of my favourite floral card designs this year. The design is beautifully subtle and extremely versatile due to its simplicity.

Three Pots Card Design

Pot plants are very ‘a la mode’ again. I have therefore chosen two very different pot plant cards for my top 10. Both are very attractive in their own way. This striking 5 x 7″ dye cut traditional Three Pot Plants design (Code FP7011) by Laura Stone is a fast seller at my events.

Plants In Pots Design

By contrast, this contemporary graphic 5 x 7″ Plants In Pots  design (Code FP7046)  by artist Sophie Hanton has a younger feel. It is a massive hit with my teenage daughter. She and her friends are all cultivating cacti on their bedroom window sills at the moment.

Lavender Card Design

 

This 5 x 7″ double-sided matt textured Lavender card design (Code FP7045) is by artist Kate Green. I think it is absolutely stunning and beautifully delicate.

Buttercups and Daisies Card Design

This beautiful 5 x 7″ Butterflies and Daisies design (Code: A188) is by Jules Watson. It has been a long standing favourite with my regular customers. Can’t you just feel the sun on your back when you look at it?!

Blue Alliums Card Image

 

This 5 x 5″ matt textured and flittered Blue Alliums design (Code: WS379) is also by popular artist Gerry Murray. It has a beautiful sparkle to it and looks extremely stylish.

Plus Two Beautiful Landscapes :

White Cliffs Card Design

 

The above 5 x 5″ White Cliffs design (Code: FP5092)  is by artist Claire Henley. It has been particularly popular over the past few months as we have commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War. I find it particularly poignant as it was the last sight that I saw of England when I left for a year working in France at the tender age of 20. Similarly it was my first sight upon returning.

Looking Out To Sea Card Design

 

After weeks of lockdown who wouldn’t dream of finding themselves sitting in one of these deckchairs? This beautiful 6 x 6″ Looking Out To Sea design ( Code: FP6114) by artist Claire Henley has , not surprisingly, been one of my best sellers in recent weeks.

Like to Sell These Lovely Floral Card Designs Yourself?

For information about how you could earn more during these financially challenging times by selling our cards yourself please visit this click on this link.

Order these 10 beautiful Floral and Nature cards today for just £16 + £2.80 delivery :