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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.

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

 

Flamingo Paperie Launches Humorous Guest Card Range

 

Humorous Card Manufacturer ‘Emotional Rescue’ has teamed up with Flamingo Paperie this month to bring a bit of fun back into our lives. Emotional Rescue has been the UK’s number one humour card brand for over 30 years. If you’re talking laughs, then you have to be talking Emotional Rescue!  They are the UK’s leading humour publisher with a vast array of commercial, punchy and extremely funny greeting cards.

Many of you will be missing these fun designs that are normally readily available in the high street. With Father’s Day around the corner we thought we’d lend a hand and bring  their range of funny cards direct to your door.

We have three categories to choose from on our website :

Father’s Day

We have a range of 30 humorous Emotional Rescue Father’s Day cards, all available to view in this Father’s Day supplement. As you will be aware, the coronavirus has lead to much longer deliver times. I would therefore recommend that, if you are planning to include a Father’s Day card in your order, then you should place your order before the 5th June .

Here’s a couple of my favourites:

Our children frequently giggle at my husband’s faux pas when it comes to all things internet and mobile phone related.

Father's Day technophobe card design

As a cat lover I had to show you this one too. My husband frequently complains about the damage to the house and furniture caused by our daughter and our Ginger Tom Rolo. Another grumble too is the fact that they both ignore him (unless he’s preparing food of course)!

Homourous Cat Father's Day card design

Humorous Everyday Cards

We will be offering a range of Emotional Rescue Birthday Cards and Humorous Everyday Cards as well until the end of June. Here’s just a couple of my favourites to tempt you.

My husband and I frequently have words in the car on long journeys because he doesn’t trust the Sat Nav!

Sat Nav themedd homourous card design

And who has left over wine? Once a bottle is open in our house it’s pretty much gone I’m afraid!

Leftover Wine Homourous Card

We’ve produced a supplement of our range of Emotional Rescue Everyday Cards for you to flick through.

Half-hearted apologies for some of the humour being a little bit cheeky; nothing that you wouldn’t find in a Great British pantomime!  We realise it’s not our normal vibe but hopefully this will be its appeal. When it comes to Father’s Day cards, Emotional Rescue refreshes the parts other Flamingo Paperie designs fail to reach!  It’s fun and it’s experimental for us. We hope it gives you a giggle too! We certainly all need it don’t we!

Please note that these cards are not part of the 10-or-more at £1.60 each price deal. They are all priced individually and are available to purchase along with the rest of our Flamingo Paperie range on my e-commerce website.

Fancy Selling Our Cards Yourself?

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

Kind Regards

Sarah

Top 10 Best Selling Flamingo Paperie Birthday Cards

Birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions still need to be celebrated and acknowledged even though we are all in lockdown. The closure of high street retailers means that people are looking online to purchase their greeting cards and giftwrap. Flamingo Paperie is the UK’s leading direct selling paper stationery company. To help you with your selection, here is a list of our Top 10 best selling birthday cards based on February 2020 sales data:

1. In the Number One Slot is our trendy ‘Stars (Happy Birthday)’ design by popular  Flamingo Paperie artist Kate Mawdsley (Code : FP6128). Customers regularly tell me at events how difficult it is to buy cards for men and boys. This 6″x 6″ generic birthday card design is a must have staple and is suitable for males of all ages.

Blue Star Birthday Card

 

2. Another generic 6″x 6″ design.  ‘A Big Happy Birthday’ card by artist Lorraine Duff is a great staple for your card draw (Code : FP6145) as its multi-colours make it suitable for all genders and ages.

A Big Happy Birthday Card

3. Amazingly there is just one alcohol related card in the Top 10. Artist Michael C L Cheung’s new 5″ x 5″  ‘Cheers!’ design is proving to be extremely popular (Code: FP5105). Its muted blue brown colour combination is very attractive.

Cheers Card Design

 

4.Our best selling Christmas Sheep appear in a party mood in this fun birthday design called Happy Baaaa-Day by artist Tim Mason (Code : FP6133)  . Have you noticed that all of our top 4 designs have stars on them? Interesting!

Happy Baaaa-Day Card Design

 

5.I love this cheeky and very trendy 6″ x 6″  ‘Not As Old’ design by artist Laura Stone (Code: FP6138). It has a lovely delicate shaker feel to it.

Not As Old Card Design

There’s a passion for pink

Interestingly the last five designs in our top 10 are all pink ….

 

6. We find that the Flamingo Paperie floral designs sell particularly well. There are now three whole pages of florals and landscapes in our catalogue for you to choose from. This 6″ x 6″ ‘Happy Birthday (Pink Floral)’ is artist Laura Stone’s second design in the Top 10 (Code: FP6140)

Pink Floral Birthday Card design

 

7. One of my favourites! This delicate ‘Rose Cupcake’ design (Code: FP5115) by artist Mikki Butterley reminds me of a Laura Ashley style bedroom wallpaper that I had when I was a child.

Rose Cupcake Card Design

 

 

9. Interestingly, this is the only card in our Top 10 with a traditional 5″ x 7″ dimension. ‘Happy Birthday Balloons’ is a very pretty design by artist Claudine Rose (Code: FP7042). It has been foiled during the production process to make it even more luxurious.

Birthday Balloons Card Design

 

10. This witty and very cute 5″ x 5″ Llama design called ‘Another Year Older?’ by artist Karen Tye Bentley (Code: FP5112), has not surprisingly trotted into our Best Seller list.  The Directors loved this design so much that they used it as our 2020 brochure cover design. Its gold foil accents make it look even more special.

Llama Birthday Card Design

 

I hope you found my little round up interesting. Just a reminder that, whilst some of our cards have captions on the outside, they are all blank on the inside leaving space for your own personalised messages.

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 continuously 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. We favour the exclusive use of vegetable-based inks ensuring that 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

Need more birthday cards but short of time?

If you’re short of time and would like one of each of these Top 10 designs to restock your card draw then simply email me the words “Top 10 please” with your name and address to SARAH.L.GIFFFORD@GMAIL.COM. I will then process your order and will email you a payment link. Simples!!

Would you like to sell these amazing cards yourself?

The coronavirus lockdown has increased the demand for an online supply of greeting cards. I received a record number of orders through my website last month. As a direct selling greeting card company our success is determined by the number of distributors that we have within our sales network. Are you looking for a new challenge or an additional source of income for yourself? Would you like to do some fundraising for a favourite charity? For more information please visit the Join My Team section of this website.