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Flamingo Paperie Review

flamingo paperie review

If you’ve heard of Flamingo Paperie but aren’t sure what it’s all about then you might find this answers some of your questions. Flamingo Paperie is still a relatively new company, which rose out of the ashes of Phoenix Trading. It’s about to enter its busy period with the Christmas range launching late August. Now is possibly the best time to join and reap those rewards. But you might be wondering how it all works. Whether it could work for you and possibly even who or what is Flamingo? Well here’s my Flamingo Paperie review after 6 months being an Independent Flamingo Partner with the new company.

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Just A Card

Just a Card

I took the Just a Card 5 day social media challenge and shared what Just a Card means to me and my business.

I’m Janet and this is my wee independent biz, Cards and Gift Wrap.

Day 1 My Story

Cards and Gift Wrap started because I am a full time mum at home with 4 children, now aged 2 to 12. I seemed in constant need of birthday cards and wrapping paper for the children and their class mates parties. Other friends were in the same position. Always having to go shopping at the last minute for a card and constantly feeling disappointed at what was on offer in the shops but having no other choice. Now they too are wise and keep a stock of my cards because they are nicer, more afforable, better quality and because it’s just so much more convenient than the last minute panic.

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Easter cards

easter cards

Easter isn’t very far away so I’ve picked out a couple of Easter cards, gift wrap and gift ideas below. If you’re a busy person struggling to find time to order cards then how about an Easter/Spring bundle?

Easter Cards

Butterfly Tree, illustrated by Kim Anderson

I love this card, it’s glittery and just so pretty. Butterflies can symbolise hope, life, transformation…all things that our mothers give to us. Lots to be grateful for.

Painted Eggs, illustrated by Gerry Murray
Painted Eggs

A beautiful flittered design with a tree of eggs. This card is also flittered (glittered) with eco-friendly, vegetable based, non plastic glitter!


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Floral greeting cards

Phoenix Trading March new cards

Find the perfect card from our exclusive range of illustrated designs. With plenty of cards to choose from, including blank floral greeting cards and new designs added regularly. The card you need is right here, whatever the occasion.

Bestselling floral greeting cards

Thank you floral greeting cardsThree flower jars

Gardening Themed Cards

Floral Birthday Cards

birthday cornflowersButterfly Birthday

Sympathy Cards

If you like your sympathy cards to say something on the front then we have some great ones to choose from. If you think a floral illustration does the job just as well then take a look at the floral range.

with sympathy thinking of you

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Birthday Cards

Phoenix Trading March new cards

Find the perfect birthday card from our exclusive range of illustrated designs. With plenty of birthday cards to choose from and new designs added regularly. The card you need is right here.

Bestselling birthday cards

Prosecco Birthday backpack Butterfly Birthday

All our cards are made in the UK and are all blank on the inside for your own message. At £1.75 our cards are great value and even more so when you save 20% by buying 10 or more assorted.

Children’s Cards

little fishesspecial delivery birthdaygreat day

Cards for her

cake is for lifehappy birthday flowers  day over fabulous

Cards for him

special birthdayblue happy birthdaybicycle

Pop out cards

dinosaur world mermaid palace  fairy door

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Do you send 250?

Christmas Bauble XC002 corporate Christmas cards

Does your company send corporate Christmas cards?

Of course I’m talking about the giant, stiff, corporate cards that seem to come wearing a suit and tie – yep that’s them. Well – fear not there is an alternative because…

Your company can now send exclusive, charity Christmas cards, all printed in the UK, all from ethical sources. You can choose the card, whether you want it glittery, embossed.

Send corporate Christmas cards this year that look good, do good and are good.

Look good because our artists are some of the top illustrators in the UK.

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Thinking of You Week 2015

Send cards to 7 people during the week and make someone smile

11988353_10153109933959290_5541195894422836966_nSending smiles across the miles

Help to create a wave of love, caring and happiness during this special week by harnessing the power of sending and receiving greeting cards.

It’s been scientifically proven that receiving a handwritten card makes people feel much more special than receiving instant texts, emails or Facebook messages. And it feels really good to send them too!

This is all great for everyone’s health and wellbeing.

Cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Lynda Shaw, firmly believes that receiving cards helps to stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation, increases self-esteem and even wards off the early stages of depression.

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Words of Comfort

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words but in difficult situations I believe your own words are often the best. All our cards are blank on the inside for you to add your own thoughts, fond memories or reflections at those difficult times.

sympathy collage

This is just a few of my favourite cards for these situations and you’ll find some of these, and more here.

What do you find helpful to read in a sympathy card? Do share in the comments below, it might help someone else who is struggling for words.

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Exclusive cards for exclusive businesses!

best seller pack Phoenix Trading

If you’d like to see a better range of greeting cards available locally, all high quality with stunning artwork and illustrations, at prices that are really good value – then why not stock Phoenix cards in your area?

Stunning cards from Phoenix Trading

Many people contact me from all over the world wanting to know how they can buy Phoenix cards. Well here’s the thing – they can’t – unless you sell them!