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It’s Be-Ginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas !!

Gin themed Christmas card

A Big Thank You to Our Suppliers

Launching this year’s Flamingo Paperie Christmas Range has been no mean feat! Many high street retailers have pulled their production back into the UK which has caused supply issues. We have also had staffing issues at the warehouse caused by illness and Covid-19 restrictions. Despite these difficulties the Directors at Flamingo Paperie have produced one of our best Christmas ranges yet. UK printers have rewarded our loyalty to the British Print Industry and have prioritised our production.

Exclusive Range of Quirky British Designs

Our 2021 Christmas offering is made up of 24 NEW Charity Christmas Card designs, all available in packs of 8 cards, as well as many of the old favourites. There are also 33 NEW Christmas Accessories : 3 new advent calendars, 3 new advent calendar cards, 4 new wrapping paper designs with matching tags, 2 new 3D single cards and 2 special pop-out, dressing up single cards. To keep the children entertained we have produced 6 new colour-in Christmas products. We have also launched 3 delightful new bunting designs, 2 thank you notecard packs and 3 sets of five mini-boxes. Plus a new money wallet design for sending monetary gifts.

Best Selling Christmas Cards so Far!

Four designs are proving to be front runners, some of which have already necessitated a reprint. As predicted, our cute and quirky 6 x 6″ Highland Cows (in the snow) design by artist Tim Mason (code XC152) is our best seller.

 

Highland Cows Christmas Card Design

Last year’s popular 3 x 8″ Dog Line Up design by artist Karen Tye-Bentley (code XC133) continues to be a firm favourite this year.

Dog Christmas Card Image

Not surprisingly this 5 x 7″ gin themed design ‘Be(gin)ning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ by artist Clare Mcelfatrick (code XC159) is already out of stock.  ‘Flittered’ for extra sparkly wonderfulness, this card is currently being reprinted. We hope to have it back on our website by the 2nd November.

Gin Christmas Card Design

Our other front runner, also by artist Tim Mason, is this  beautiful 5 x 7″ Mistletoe Tree design with a beautiful olive background. It glitters with sparkly eco-flitter too. Absolutely gorgeous if you’re looking for something slightly more traditional (code : XC129). We have also used the same design on a thankyou note card pack (code XN008).

Mistletoe Tree Christmas Card Design

Last year these three pop-out single card designs turned out to be so popular that we have introduced two new ones : XC163 Madonna and Child  and XC162 Penguin.

Pop Out Card DesignsNew Pop Out Card Designs

We have also launched two new Diamond-Shaped 3-D single card designs this year: 5 x 7″ XC164 Nativity by artist Kate Garrett and 5 x 7″ XC165 Buckingham Palace by best-selling artist Amanda Loverseed.

All of these single card designs form part of our multi-buy offer at just £2 each or £1.60 each if you buy 10 or more single cards. The offer applies to both our everyday and Christmas single card range. Excellent value!

Nativity 3D Card DesignBuckingham Palace 3D Card design

Christmas Money Gift Cards

If you’re planning to send money or vouchers this year, these three 3 x 8″ money cards are perfect. There is a tab inside to secure cheques, vouchers or cash. The money cards are also included in our multi-buy offer.

2021 Autumn Winter Catalogue

Browse our new Autumn Winter Catalogue online or, if you’d prefer a paper copy, either for yourself or a family member please complete the form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively you can go straight to my e-commerce website and make your selection today. Orders over £30 are delivered free of charge.

Join Our VIP Customer Club

If you love our quirky designs, why not join our Customer Club? Be one of the first to find out about new products and promotions. Our new Customer Club members also receive a small free welcome gift.

Flamingo Paperie and the Environment

We are particularly proud that all of our Christmas Cards and Wrapping Papers are recyclable, unlike many of our competitors’ products. All glitter is in fact ‘bio-flitter’ and is a vegetable derivative. It is bio-degradable in marine and waste water and is sourced from renewable and environmentally sustainable raw materials. For further information about our eco credentials please follow this link.

Finally, if you like what you see and would like to find out more about becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner yourself, please follow this link.

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New Range of Spring 2021 Product from Flamingo Paperie

New Season New Range

Spring is, without doubt, my favourite time of year. To celebrate this wonderful season we have published a  New Product Supplement.

Flamingo Paperie Spring 2021 Supplement

There are 39 brand new greeting card designs, 2 new gift wrap and tag designs and a range of fabulous new A5 and A6 notebooks. You can flick through the new supplement by clicking on this link. If you would prefer a paper copy of it simply email your address details to SARAH.L.GIFFORD@GMAIL.COM.

Some of My New Favourites

Spring is well and truly upon us heralding new life and regeneration. Our garden in East Dorset is now bursting with life. Swathes of daffodils have sprung up to replace the fading snowdrops. Tulips are coming into bud and our Star Magnolia, the first tree in our garden to flower each year, has just opened its first flower.

I have selected this gorgeous matt textured and flittered Cottage Garden 6×6″ greeting card design (code FP6222) by artist Lucy Grossmith as my favourite of the new card designs. For me, it’s total escapism! The cottage reminds me of my grandparents house where I spent two weeks every Summer as a child. Their house used to be the old saddler’s cottage in the village. Unlike this design the front garden was just lawn. It had a fabulous vegetable and flower garden at the rear teaming with butterflies and bees during the Summer months.

Another of my favourites is this beautifully vibrant matt textured and foiled 6 x 6″ Wild (Happy Birthday) design (code: FP6233) by artist Chester Bentley. The photograph doesn’t do it justice, however, as you can’t see the opulence of the foiling.

Wild (Happy Birthday) Flamingo Paperie Card design

The two new gift wrap and tag designs are completely different to each other but both lovely in their own right. Both designs are printed on matt-finished 120gsm paper and have a cutting guide on the back. The wrap dimensions are 50cm x 70cm and retail at £1.50. There are also matching packs of five trendy luggage-style tags with raffia ties for £2 per pack.

Flamingo Paperie New Spring Gift Wrap Designs

Calling all Notebook Lovers!

As a paper stationery addict I have always been unable to resist a notebook. The Directors have answered my wishes by launching a range of ten gorgeous new notebooks in five different designs. Each of these designs is available in A5 and A6 sizes. Their quality is impeccable with harmonising colours on the inside covers, gold foil detailing and a generous 96 lined pages inside. The A5 notebooks are £6 each whilst the A6 versions are £3 each.

New Flamingo Paperie Notebook Designs

Each new notebook design has a matching card. A matching A5 and A6 notebook combo with its matching card design would make an excellent present for any notebook loving family and friends. Personally I’m partial to the sheep design myself. Which one do you prefer?

If you love our cards and would like to be the first to hear about new releases and special promotions then why not join our Customer Club. It is free to join and you will receive a FREE GIFT with the next order that you place after joining. If you are not already a member then you can sign up now.

Please Support The British Print Industry

As a customer of Flamingo Paperie you are supporting the British print industry. Most high street bought cards are being imported from the USA or the Far East whereas 100% of our cards, notecards, sheets of gift wrap and notebooks are designed and printed in the UK.

100% Designed In The UK

 

 

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 + £3 delivery :