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spotlight A selection of this month’s latest releases Goody Two Shoes


Goody Two Shoes has recently released 5 new everyday ranges. The company whose cards are bright, cheerful and punchy with a focus on trend, has


been trading for over 5 years and has over 600 stockists in the UK.


Kashmir is a 155 x 155 large square bright collection with a luxurious feminine fi nish and using colours taken from the spice markets on a recent trip to India. It covers ages, general birthdays and relations. We have also released a range of Kashmir Baby cards to compliment these.


Sweet Nothings is a 130 x 130 small square quirky collection with lots to choose from. It covers all occasions, ages and female relations. Sweet Petite is our new baby version of this. For the guys there is Goodfella’s, a collection of 20


cards also covering ages, male relations and general birthdays. Very bright, very bold, very cool and proving to be very popular.


T: 0113 2853457


E: askgoodytwoshoes@aol.com. www.goodytwoshoescards.co.uk


New Bud to Bloom designs


Cotswold botanical artist Alison Coe has just released four new greeting cards entitled ‘Bud to Bloom. Taken from her unique range of original watercolours, the four images display the bud and bloom of the Peony, Lilium, Alberic Barbier rose and Poppy. Painting from life, Alison’s designs capture the true colours and natural form of her subjects, making each card individual. There are 30 designs in the range in either square or portrait format which is chosen to compliment the particular subject. All cards are professionally printed on Trucard stock sourced from managed forests, and supplied with envelopes and cellophane bags. High quality control ensures that colours are an accurate representation of the original paintings. All cards are blank inside and the range is designed to be versatile so that the cards can be used for all types of occasions. Brochure available on request.


Alison Coe Botanical Art T: 07733 118524


E: alison.coe@alison-coe.co.uk www.alison-coe.co.uk


Gift and greeting in one


Greeting card entertainment specialists, Best Publishing Ever (BPE), have launched a new range of concept cards, designed to fulfi l the role of card and present at the same time.


The Cardooo range, designed primarily for the under 10’s, combines games, puzzles, stickers and stories in the card under a range of different themes from Wild West to Pets and Ballet. Two Doctor Who tie-ins on


the cards, features exclusive writing from the Doctor Who story-teller, Matthew Dow


Smith, as the new series 6, part 2 hits the screen again this autumn. BPE’s Nick Kenney said: “We spotted a gap in the market for interactive cards and designed Cardooos for card and gift buyers looking for something new and different. The cards feature a ‘card that entertains for hours’ message on the pack for strong shelf impact”. Cards come in a standard 127mmx 187mm (5x7) format with an RRP of £2.99.


www.bpeint.com Strange Fruit


Strange Fruit, a diverse greeting card publishing company based in Walthamstow, east London says it was the only company specialising in multicultural cards to attend Top Drawer.


Set up by Denise Rawls in October 2010 Strange Fruit cards are proudly refl ective of black Britain and the cards are already available in a number of independent shops across London. ‘We live in a multicultural society and it is crazy the


greeting card market is still so under representative of all of its customers’ says Denise who designs the cards from her home-based studio. “Strange Fruit already has a few stockists and the cards sell really well to customers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.”


www.ilovestrangefruit.com T: 07952 817874 E: press@ilovestrangefruit.com


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