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TOPDRAWERSPRINGPREVIEW Putting the colour in


IT’S JANUARY! It’s trade show season and Dean Morris Cards will be launching lots of lovely new card-based goodies on his very colourful stand at Top Drawer Spring down in Earls Court. There will be wonderful new additions to the Fabulous – still


going strong after eight years – Shout! and Bubbles ranges as well as lots of new postcards to have a good giggle at. There will also be all the usual gifts available including the new gift bags launched at the end of last year. Dean will also be showcasing all his spring seasons, including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and some very cheeky Valentines.


Stand G10 – T: 01902 560247 www.deanmorriscards.co.uk


Rocketing in


for debut DESIGN-led greetings card company Rocket68 will be making their debut at Top Drawer with their ranges, all of which have a nostalgic/retro lilt. The company is run by Illustrator Jill White, who will be their displaying her many ranges, including Parklife, Kaleidoscope Retro and Wilderness, as well as a few new designs.


Jill uses traditional media combined with digital to produce eye catching work printed on 350gsm board which is FSC-cerifi cated, and printed in the UK


Stand C16 – T: 01935 822588 www.rocket68.com


Happy, happy, happy IT”S A happy time at Alice Palace as they celebrate


10 years of trading in 2014 and to celebrate they’ve got a delightful new birthday range consisting of 10 very lovely and happy animals,


Look out for a lion and a zebra and all their friends and there are also four new dog-related cards: Top dog, Dog’s Life, Hot Diggety dog and, funnily enough, Happy Dog! And lots more happy cards - including designs such as Happy Hello, Happy Day, Happy Birthday and a Happy Hurrah Hooray! Founder Alice Potterton said: “We hope


you’re feeling the happy vibes - Welcome to 2014!”


Stand F8 – T: 01386 424977 www.alicepalace.co.uk


Greet the year


with a BBBBang! BRAINBOX Candy are seeing the new year in with a BBBBang, with the release of more than 150 new products across greetings cards, notebooks, coasters, mugs, fridge magnets, aprons, Oyster wallets, iPad cases and badges. Come along to Top Drawer to see these new products in all their delicious splendour.


Stand K20 – TalkyBox: 01702 716643 Intermaweb: www.brainboxcandy.com


● SABIVO Design loves beautiful illustration, exquisite craftsmanship and superior quality and will be returning to Top Drawer to showcase two new ranges of 12 open birthday and 13 Anniversary designs.


They will also launch a range covering open and milestone kids’ birthdays, and a quirky typographic humorous collection plus new relations additions to their best selling Vanity range. All cards are 145x145mm, blank inside and priced to retail at £2.99.


Stand C22 – T: 0116 225 8255 www.sabivo.co.uk


● ESTABLISHED British design house Perkins & Morley publish original, design- led greetings cards and licensing artwork for gift and home-wares. At Top Drawer they will be bringing new designs to add to their best-selling Collective Nouns range plus new gift wrap and gift ideas including a new tea-towel design. They will also be showcasing fabulous new ranges of design-led greetings cards printed on recycled card with recycled paper envelopes and fully biodegradable bags. All proudly designed and made in the UK.


Stand F15 – T: 01626 888069 www.perkinsandmorley.com


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