Craft Kits and Cards from Flamingo Paperie


I am delighted to introduce the fabulous range of Craft kits and Kraft Paper as well as beautiful Greeting Cards and wrapping paper from Flamingo Paperie (formerly Phoenix Cards ).

 

Button to buy Sloth Craft Kit

Sloth Craft Kit £15

You can order by just clicking on any image and it will take you to my Flamingo Paperie website. There is free delivery on orders of £30 or more

You can also order directly from me by emailing jennyaldridge21@gmail.com. Unfortunately, I may need to charge for delivery on direct orders but will always agree this with you first.

 

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Craft Kits

Greeting Cards

Gift Wrap & Tags

Notecards

Kraft Paper and Tissue

 
All the greeting cards are produced in the UK using UK-sourced environmentally accredited materials, even biodegradable glitter! You can find more details on my Company Ethic page
 
 

My Story

I left my job at Southampton City Council after working for Local Government for over 20 years. Fortunately I was able to do this to give me the best chance at the IVF treatment I needed. We had tried for a baby for nearly 2 years so I am happy to say it worked on the second attempt. Thankfully I was able to stay at home with my son but in 2008 he started pre-school. This gave me time on my hands which I used in various volunteering roles. Phoenix Cards (later to  become Flamingo Paperie) came to my attention while volunteering for the National Childbirth Trust. I was running a Nearly New Sale and spotted a the cards at one of the trade stalls. Straight away I was drawn to the beautiful designs and was like a child in a sweet shop!

The following day I joined up as an Independent trader and became part of the amazing Phoenix family. Because I built a team of over 20 partners my business flourished and I became an Executive Partner. Understandably, I was devastated when the company ceased trading in 2017. 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 and helped to breathe life back into the UK operation. Flamingo Paperie rose from the ashes of Phoenix Cards.

Future Plans

I signed up as a Pioneer Partner in February 2018 to keep my business and continue to supply fabulous products. My customers stayed with me and my team had their own businesses to maintain. My first goal was to re-qualify as an Executive partner. Thanks to my wonderful team I did that in the first month. Since then, my team has grown year on year and one day I hope to exceed the size of my Phoenix team.

I am delighted to say Flamingo Paperie are now going strong after taking over from Phoenix Trading. The focus is on providing quality greeting cards, wrapping paper and note cards  all year round. In the Autumn there are new designs of Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards. Many of the artists now work with the new company and new artists are joining all the time. All the cards are designed and printed in the UK and every card credits the artist on the back. I am pleased to be part of a business that supports British artists as well as the British Print industry.

New Craft Kits and Kraft Paper

A selection of new Craft Kits was added to the range last Autumn and were a great hit at my winter events. In fact, my team sold over 250 kits at the Winchester Christmas Market stall that we run as a shared event. This year I can also offer you a fabulous range of Kraft wrapping paper with 17 colours to choose from. You can order them from my website in packs of 6 rolls (plus one free) or the whole range of 17 colours with a 20% saving.

I will continue to fly the flag for British design. My entire card and craft kit range will have been designed and printed in the UK using  environmentally accredited materials.