I’ve developed a bit of a ‘thing’ for stationery and greeting cards in recent months. A beautifully illustrated card can end up being treasured or even, as I have seen in some cases, reused by being kept on display.
Papergrain is a new online stationery boutique which is choc full of goodies that you’ll struggle to find on the high street and should be bookmarked for when you want the perfect greeting card for any occasion.
With stunning laser cut cards by Rob Ryan for Roger la Borde (left) to the beautiful vintage and whimsical illustrations of Mandy Sutcliffe for Belle & Boo (middle), to supercool Norwegian designers Darling Clementine’s retro illustrations on recycled card (right), there’s a wonderful selection to choose from.
I love the magnet greeting cards (How cool is that owl?!) which make the card become a little gift in itself and I’m all over their Rosehip pocket sized notebooks (left) like a rash! They’re made from 100% recycled paper with wonderful retro prints on the covers and are Â£2.25.
With other designers including Orla Kiely, Nineteenseventythree, Kelly Hyatt, Sian O’Donnell of The Strawberry Card Company and much of it 100% recycled, Papergrain is hot, hot, hot and a sensory overload of stationery temptation! If you’re like me and have a brain like mush, stock up on cards for a variety of occasions so you don’t get caught out and have a ‘I dashed to the local shopping centre and all I came back with is this dodgy card’ moments!
BG readers get free postage worth Â£2.50 when you enter the code BAMB1 when prompted at the checkout until 31/08/09.