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New & Notable ~ w/c 23/09/19

New & Notable ~ w/c 23/09/19

In the first of a new series, I’m taking a look at notable new products from the greetings & giftware industries.

House of Cards – A Perfect Intro to the Greeting Card Industry

House of Cards – A Perfect Intro to the Greeting Card Industry

If You Want to Be a Greeting Card Designer Sarah Hamilton's 'House of Cards' is a Great Place to Start.  Today we're talking 'House of Cards', a wonderful book all about greeting cards by the super talented, and super hard working Sarah Hamilton. Not just an artist, a...

Top Drawer 2018 Reveal New Design Trends

Top Drawer 2018 Reveal New Design Trends

Top Trends for the New Season This week we've looked at new products launching at this Autumn's Top Drawer trade show. We've seen new designs from the greetings & stationery sector, and new giftware lines, but today I want to turn your attention to new trends....

8 Greetings & Stationery Brands to Check Out at Top Drawer

8 Greetings & Stationery Brands to Check Out at Top Drawer

Top Drawer 2018 is Coming with a Brand New Collection of Greetings & Stationery Products This weekend Top Drawer 2018 Autumn & Winter Edition opens for business. Independent retailers from across the UK and Europe will be descending on London's Olympia to see...

The 2018 Henries Finalists Have Been Unveiled

The 2018 Henries Finalists Have Been Unveiled

The Henries 2018 Finalists Last Thursday the finalists of this year's Henries' Awards were announced on PG Buzz. The annual event sees a panel of over 50 retail buyers reviewing hundreds of ranges for the best new greeting cards. This year the panel considered over...

25 Designers With Perfect Cards for Thinking of You Week

25 Designers With Perfect Cards for Thinking of You Week

Have You Got Your Thinking of You Cards? In today's post, we're looking at some of the best greeting cards shops can order in for Thinking of You Week 2018. Running from the 24th-30th September this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. With 7 weeks...

Introducing the Intricate World of Hayley Louise Crann

Introducing the Intricate World of Hayley Louise Crann

Meet Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator Hayley Louise Crann I recently came across a stunning collection of greeting cards and giftware that I wanted to share with you here. Featuring striking illustrations of flora, fauna and the natural world, the collection...

A Sneak Peek at the New Designs for PG Live 2018

A Sneak Peek at the New Designs for PG Live 2018

The Countdown to PG Live 2018 is On! With PG Live 2018 rapidly approaching I thought it was about time we took a sneak peek at some of the new greeting cards, which will be launched at the show. So I quickly got to researching the 200+ exhibitors and found a top ten...

Spotlight on The Greeting Card Project

Spotlight on The Greeting Card Project

Discover all there is to know about The Greeting Card Project, a year long adventure in sending greetings cards and connecting with your friends and loved ones.

14 Designers & Makers That Are Thinking of You

14 Designers & Makers That Are Thinking of You

Instagram Inspires for Thinking of You Week This year's Thinking of You Week is in full swing, and with just a few days left I thought I'd share a little inspiration. Maybe get you in the mood to send your own greetings cards, letters and postcards. Courtesy of the...

10 Greetings Card Publishers to See at Autumn Fair

10 Greetings Card Publishers to See at Autumn Fair

Card Makers to Look Out for at Autumn Fair 2017 It's Autumn Fair time once more, and this weekend exhibitors from across the world will descend on Birmingham's NEC to showcase their latest products. I will be there soaking up inspiration, taking in all the new cards...

New Mental Health Cards Give Supportive Sentiments to All

New Mental Health Cards Give Supportive Sentiments to All

Discover the Mental Health Cards from The Paper Elephant Project New mental health cards send a message of support to those in need. Whilst the sending of cards for physical health problems is common, research has revealed this doesn't carry across to mental health...

See the Best New Card Ranges Before They Hit the Shops

See the Best New Card Ranges Before They Hit the Shops

More Fabulous New Card Ranges from PG Live Following on from our sneak peek of PG Live 2017 and its must-see exhibitors, today is for everyone (who like me) wasn't able to make it to the show. A chance to take a look at some brand new card ranges, before they hit...

Monochrome Stationery Collection Adds Elegance to Every Day

Monochrome Stationery Collection Adds Elegance to Every Day

Katie Leamon Goes "Back to Basics" with Monochrome Stationery Designs Today I'm delighted to be able to share a first look at the new monochrome stationery collection of Katie Leamon. The new range reflects the company's beginnings; adding to their signature range of...

See the Neon Letterpress Cards Bringing Joy to the World

See the Neon Letterpress Cards Bringing Joy to the World

Neon Letterpress Cards Are Spreading the Joy Wouldn't it be great if there was a little more joy in the world? Now more than ever it feels like we need it. Happily new greetings card company Joy Addict has come to the rescue with a brand new range of neon letterpress...

Big Top Brings the Joy of the Circus Back to Birthdays

Big Top Brings the Joy of the Circus Back to Birthdays

Roll up, roll up! Today we’re taking a closer look at Pennychoo’s new range of Big Top greetings cards. A superb celebration of the vintage circus, which brings all the fun of a traditional circus to the modern world.

The Top 10 Greeting Cards of 2016 Are Here

The Top 10 Greeting Cards of 2016 Are Here

Today we’re taking a nostalgic look back at the top 10 greeting cards of 2016. It was an exciting year for greeting cards and these were the best of the best. Did you favourites make the cut?

Happy Halloween! 14 Cool Cards for a Super Spooky Time

Happy Halloween! 14 Cool Cards for a Super Spooky Time

With Halloween just round the corner it’s time to take a closer look at some cool cards that will ensure a Happy Halloween. October 31st may be a time for ghosts and ghouls but it’s also a perfect time to send a spooky greeting.

See the Alphabet Gifts That Are A-Z Awesome

See the Alphabet Gifts That Are A-Z Awesome

If you’re crazy about your A-Z’s then today’s alphabet gifts are just for you. Created by illustrator Becka Griffin today’s gift pick sees mugs, prints, notebooks and cards united by the alphabet.

Love Prints With Style & Charm You’ll Adore

Love Prints With Style & Charm You’ll Adore

BigJon AKA graphic designer Jon Harvey has recently announced the launch of ‘BIG LOVE’ a fun new range comprising A3 love prints, colourful greeting cards and co-ordinated luxury gift wrap.

Little Design Business Makes Big Commitment to Be Green

Little Design Business Makes Big Commitment to Be Green

If you’re looking for green greeting cards that are kinder to the environment, today’s card pick is for you. ‘Be Green’ is the new eco-friendly, locally sourced card collection by small, Yorkshire-based design company Plewsy.

Lovely New Flower Greeting Cards Are Here!

Lovely New Flower Greeting Cards Are Here!

For some splendid occasions only flower greeting cards will do. The best way to send a bloom of florals that will last for years with no withering in sight.

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