Flamingo Paperie Papercraft Kits
New from Flamingo paperie, beautiful papercraft kits. They are great for mindfulness and make gorgeous gifts.
Each kit has an estimated making time on the back with making times from 3 hours up to 18 hours, depending on the level of difficulty for the kit.
Full making instructions are included plus scissors, glue and scoring tool. I have had these on my stall since the start of November and they have been selling really well with the sloth being the most popular and the roses selling well as gifts for ladies.
Here are some of the kits made up! They look amazing!
I look forward to making one up after Christmas when I am less busy. I am not crafty at all so this will be a test for me!
Love Teresa xx
I am delighted to be able to tell you about our new Kraft paper roll wrap from Flamingo Paperie. It is recyclable and biodegradable. It has beautiful deep dyed colour (colour goes all the way through the paper) for fantastic colour and it is coloured using vegetable based inks.
Rolls are 3m long by 70cm. £3.50 for coloured and £2 for natural. The colours available are gold, natural, silver, white, red, grey, moss green, french blue and sky blue.
I am really excited by this new product line, it has had a great response so far just from posting about it on my teresa4cards social media! I can't wait to see how it is received it at the first fair I take it to.
This is only available through Flamingo Paperie partners it is not on the website. Contact me if you would like to order a few rolls.
Perfect for Christmas or birthdays and recyclable and biodegradable too!
You have started your own greetings card business with Flamingo Paperie! You have your starter pack, now what? How do I get started? HELP!
Here are my top tips:
1. Get the stock that is in your starter pack, put it in a basket and show it to people. The cards are £2 each or £1.60 each if they buy 10 or more. That is all you need to know to start showing the cards off!
2. Organise a home business launch, tell people what they are doing and ask them to come around and have a look! Set a date, invite people and talk to your sponsor. Don't worry if you don't know what to do at the home launch, your sponsor can help you with that.
3. Get your details on the brochures, write your details if you don't have stickers or a stamp. Put an order form in each brochure and start handing the brochures out to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
4. Meet with your sponsor. Set some goals with their help and start making a plan of how you can get to those goals.
5. Ask your friends to have a home event for you, call in some favours if you need to!
Tips for Keeping Going:
1. Work consistently and try to touch your business each day if you can.
2. Remember: you won't earn if you don't work your business especially in the beginning!
3. Meet up with other local partners to share tips, help to motivate each other, to find out about what is working for them and general support.
4. Attend company events, even if that involves travelling and juggling other things to get there!
5. Ask your sponsor for help if you need it.
How I can Help
I can help by coming along to your home launch if you are in my area or supporting you with some ideas for your launch. I can help you set your goals and your plan for the next few weeks or months. If you find an event you would like to go along to but you aren't feeling confident, I am happy to come along to your first event if you are in my area. I will help you by sharing resources with you and pointing you in the right direction for company resources. If you want weekly or monthly check in calls, I am happy to schedule those.
I am here to support you in your new business, in whatever form that looks like for you!
If you want to know more about becoming a Flamingo Paperie partner have a look at my dedicated Flamingo website here, plus these two blogs Wanted - Flamingo Paperie Partners! and Your Chance to Shine.
You can also get in touch for more information, I will be happy to send you a pack.
Love Teresa xx
With May comes some new Flamingo Paperie greetings card designs! All available at teresa4cards.co.uk Here are all the new cards launched this month:
Don't forget, all the cards are £2 each or just £1.60 each when you buy 10 or more. So plan ahead and take advantage of the saving available!
As well as the new cards, our tags launched in March proved so successful that we have launched some new designs in May too! And they are gorgeous! All of these have matching gift wrap already in the range.
Love Teresa xx
Are you a member yet?
More great reasons to join Flamingo Paperie's customer club this month!
All customer club members receive 5 free cards on orders over £30. If you are already a member you will have had an email telling you about this offer already. If you aren't a customer club member yet then join today and order over £30 to take advantage of this offer.
Here are the other benefits of being a customer club member:
In addition you will still be supporting my teresa4cards business!
If you are interested in becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner, there are benefits for you too as this is a great to help you to grow your online business. You receive commission on all sales made through your website, so all orders made by your customer club members will bring you in commission.
To join my own mailing list click the button, you will get monthly newsletters and updates plus a brochure twice a year to browse.
Love Teresa xx
How You Can Earn with Flamingo Paperie
Flamingo Paperie is a great business to be part of as it's products are easily affordable and the business is simple and totally flexible. The cards are unique thanks to our amazing artists and great quality too. What I love best of all is that the cards make people smile when they see them!
Flamingo partners buy the cards at a 30% discount and then we sell them, giving us great retail profit. The more you sell, the more you earn. This business is very simple, there is no detailed product information to learn. Once you get your starter pack, pop your cards in a bag or basket and show them to family and friends, the cards will sell themselves! You can also earn by starting your own team of Flamingo Partners and by growing and supporting your team.
There are no monthly targets so you can work as much or a little as you choose. Obviously the more active you are the more you will sell and the more you will earn. There are additional bonuses that you can earn once you reach certain retail levels.
Now is a fantastic time to become partner, there is so much business out there to be had. Many people have lost their old Phoenix Trader and are looking for what we have!
What Does it Cost?
Packs start off at just £45, with £95 and £200 packs available too.
For that you get:
Pack 1 costs £45 and includes £54 of fabulous Flamingo Paperie products (30 greeting cards), and £13.43 of business sales aids and brochures.
Pack 2 costs £95 and includes £144 of fabulous Flamingo Paperie products (80 greeting cards), and £32.13 of business sales aids and brochures.
Pack 3 costs £200 includes £367.50 of fabulous Flamingo Paperie products (200 greeting cards and 5 sheets of gift wrap), and £60.51 of business sales aids and brochures. This qualifies for a £20 retail bonus.
Sell all of the contents of your pack and you are instantly in profit!
Want to Know More?
More information can be found here, or you can contact me if you have some questions before you join.
I love this business, it is so flexible and people love the cards! It is perfect to do alongside a job, or other part time business as you can fit it in around lots of different things.
Love Teresa xx
Flamingo Paperie March New Cards
We have some lovely new cards, gift tags and two new gift wraps now available in our March launch. So I thought I would do a little showcase to show some of them to you. Don't forget when you buy 10 cards or more they are just £1.60 each, a 20% saving! #moneysavingtip
There are animals, Easter cards, good luck cards, birthday and lots more. Here are the cards, I hope you like them!
We also have some new gift tags, in packs of 5 for just £2! Mix and match with our gorgeous range of gift wrap. I love the Flamingo ones!
And finally we have two new gift wrap, balloons and unicorns, which are certain to be popular!!
I hope you have enjoyed browsing!
Love Teresa x
Flamingo Paperie have started the New Year with 43 beautiful new greetings card designs, which I am excited to adding to the teresa4cards.co.uk stall in the near future! Click on the slide show to view all of the designs. Don't forget all of our greetings cards are 100% made and printed in the UK!
I am looking forward to seeing the new designs when I get my delivery, I know they are going to be even more beautiful 'in real life'!
Don't forget, planning ahead will save you money! All of our cards are only £1.60 each when you buy 10 or more assorted cards. Who do you know who has a birthday coming up soon?
As well as the greetings cards also new this month are a range of note cards, which I can't wait to see. They are going to be available at the end of the month, so just a couple of weeks to wait!
I also have a new brochure now available. If you prefer to browse a paper copy rather than browsing online then click the link to be added to my mailing list.
That's all for now!
Love Teresa x
I can't be in two places at once, or three or four!! But this time of year I sometimes wish I could be! I have had more enquiries than ever this year from people looking for me to have a stall at their event. This is great of course, as people are finding my details and getting in touch. I am just so booked up, with many of my Christmas events having been booked since the start of the year!
So how do I choose which events to do at busy times? This is to be honest a little hit and miss. I always make sure I have my regular good fairs booked in as soon as I can, then I fit in what I can around that. Then I talk to other stall holders and find out which ones have been good for them in the past. Then I look at the local ones and fit them in if I can. This year I have been offered a few which have been free, they just want a raffle prize, I take these if I can as they are a great way to advertise my business!
I find it very frustrating to see so many selling opportunities that I am not able to do for one reason or another. But I do what I can and I consider each fair very carefully as I don't want to take on too much and burn out before the Christmas season is finished! In fact a couple of years ago, I took on too many and it became really stressful and totally put me off doing any fairs the following year!
If you fancy becoming a partner and starting your own card business click the button to find out more! You can also check out my blog post on becoming a Flamingo Paperie partner.
Love Teresa x
We are now well into the Christmas selling season with some people already beginning to countdown to Christmas day! So what has been selling well at teresa4cards so far? Let's start with the best selling Christmas items for the whole of Flamingo Paperie:
And my best sellers are:
You can never tell exactly what will sell well. I didn't think that people would take well to the single sheets of wrap, preferring the roll wrap, but they are selling well across the whole of Flamingo Paperie. I think it is because it is perfect for those special presents!
I think my favourites belong to the Winter Village range, advent calendar and gift wrap. And my favourite cards are Merry Christmas Foliage and CHRISTMAS. I love the green theme in some of this years range!
Don't forget all our products are produced in the UK, with artists designing them especially for us, making the designs unique. And this year sales of our Christmas cards is raising money for 3 charities voted for by Flamingo Paperie partners, see my blog post Christmas Card Charity Donations.
If you would like to shop online don't forget to join the customer club first for your free gift with your first online order!
Love Teresa x
Our Flamingo Paperie Customer Club is now LIVE!! Click the button to join!
Great for You as a Customer
If you love online shopping then the Flamingo Paperie Customer Club is perfect for you! Here are some of the customer club benefits:
In addition you will still be supporting my teresa4cards business!
Great for You as a Flamingo Paperie Partner
If you are interested in becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner, there are benefits for you too as this is a great way to help you to grow your online business. You receive commission on all sales made through your website, so all orders made by your customer club members will bring you in commission.
Once you have introduced your customers to the Customer Club, Flamingo Paperie then do all the hard work for you. They pack and ship the Customer Club orders and they market to your Customer Club members monthly for you, making them feel part of the Flamingo Paperie community.
If the customer club is not for you, you can still join my own mailing list for monthly news and updates from teresa4cards.
Love Teresa x
Thinking of You Week is an initiative by the Greeting Card Association to promote the benefits of sending greetings cards. In the UK the average person sends 33 cards a year and the UK greetings card market is worth £1.75 billion. So is this just a marketing ploy to get me to send more cards I hear you ask?!! Maybe.....but have a think.
I know my Flamingo Paperie cards make people happy, its part of the reason I love what I do! I see it every time I do a stall or a pop-up shop. People browse my card stand and the cards make them smile. They smile because they have seen a funny card, or because they have a seen a card which is perfect for a certain person or they have seen a card which they can relate to. Even if they don't buy I am happy because the cards have given them a smile.
I think that Thinking of You Week is a great way to promote the mental health benefits of sending and receiving greetings cards. If it makes you feel nice to send a card and it makes the person feel loved to receive the card then send away!! #sendacarddeliverasmile
Here is more information from the Greeting Card Association:
Here are some fantastic blog posts on Thinking of You Week if you would like to read more.
https://www.blueeyedsun.co.uk/blog/thinking-of-you-week/ and https://www.pgbuzz.net/ukg-begins-the-countdown-to-thinking-of-you-week/
Here is some great news from Flamingo Paperie. Every year there are charities selected to receive donations from the sales of our Christmas cards. This was happening in the days of Phoenix Trading and has continued with Flamingo Paperie. As Flamingo Paperie partners this year we got to choose from a selection of charities which ones we would like to give a donation to. Here are the results!
In previous years partners were able to put forward their own nominations for small donations. I was delighted to nominate Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and both of them received donations in previous years. I am hoping that we will be able to do this again in the future too.
Love Teresa x
It is tradition to mark the coming of Christmas with advent calendars, advent means coming in Latin. Advent calendars are traditionally a large rectangular card with windows to open, one each day until the last one on Christmas eve. These days there are many different versions of advent calendars and we have some gorgeous ones at Flamingo Paperie!
We have advent calendars and advent calendar cards. Starting with the advent calendars, my favourite this year is the Winter Village advent calendar. Instead of doors to open it has characters to slot in each day to build up the scene during December and is just such a beautiful design!
My best seller for a few years now has been the Reindeer Stables advent calendar, and I am delighted to see it in the range again this year. Again you slot in a character each day to create the full picture of the stables during advent.
Whilst I was at an event last week I opened up and set up two of the advent calendars for my display. They always sell well when I have some opened up on display and people can see what is inside. The Reindeer Stables was one, and I also set up the Nativity Stable advent calendar. This one is a bit different again as some characters you slot in and some characters are free standing at the front of the advent calendar. I had a fantastic time arranging the characters to create the Nativity scene!
We have three more advent calendars on the range. The last one I am going to look at here is the Tower of London advent calendar. This one often catches people out as there are some characters to slot in but also some doors to open too!
To view all of the gorgeous advent calendars visit teresa4cards.co.uk. They are £9 each and can be used year after year. We are on our 3rd year of the ones we have at home!
We also a beautiful range of advent calendar cards, and at just £2.75 each they are excellent value for a special card to send. And at 6x6 inches they will post as a standard letter. Just remember to send it early in time for the start of advent! Here are some of my favourites!
That's all for now, I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the advent calendars. For more Christmas goodies, join my online shopping evening by clicking the button!
Love Teresa x
If you are on my postal mailing list the latest Flamingo Paperie brochure should have arrived with you now. The brochure has Christmas in (sorry if you aren't ready!!) plus our everyday best selling cards. You can also still order from the main everyday brochure I sent out earlier in the year, let me know if you need another one sent!
In amongst the Christmas items we have a new range of gift tags, which actually are not just for Christmas! There are 12 different colours of tags and they all come in packs of 5. They look great with our everyday range of wrapping paper!
They also look fantastic with our selection of individual sheets of Christmas wrap. There is unfortunately no Christmas roll wrap this year as we just cannot source this from a UK supplier at a competitive cost. So we have focused on some beautiful individual sheets for those extra special presents! We also have some beautiful Christmas tissue paper hidden away on page 21!
I hope you enjoy browsing the brochure, an online copy is below. I have received my Christmas stock from Flamingo and the cards are beautiful! We will look at some of the gorgeous advent calendars in another blog post coming soon!
That's all for now! Take care
It's September and the kids are back to school. I am finally getting settled back into a work routine and with my Flamingo Paperie business, it is all about the build up to Christmas! Oh no too soon I hear you say......yes me too I am a last minute kind of Christmas shopper!! But many people like to or have to spread the cost of Christmas or are just super organised and start thinking about it much sooner than me.
Flamingo Paperie launched the Christmas range this year on 20th August. I have brochures and new Christmas goodies in my hands and they are selling already! Actually, many of my Christmas fairs have been booked in since the start of the year.
So what do we have this year? Beautiful designs of Christmas cards, advent calendars, advent calendar cards, gift wrap, gift tags and new colouring in items.
All of our Christmas cards are charity Christmas cards and this year all of us Flamingo Paperie partners got to vote on which charities would receive donations. They will be Together for Short Lives, Alzheimer's Society, and MacMillan Cancer Support. As well as the packs of cards, we also have a small range of individual Christmas cards, which I think will be very popular.
My favourite Christmas items are always the advent calendars and advent calendar cards. They are just beautiful and always make customers and visitors to my stall smile! More on them in another blog post soon!
If you would like a 'real' copy of the brochure to browse and would like to join my mailing list then click the button to keep up-to-date with all my Flamingo news. Or you can find me on social media too!
Love Teresa x
So you have gone and done it! You are booked in to your first event and you will have to set up your own 'pop-up shop'. What do I expect? What do I need to take? How much stock will I need? I have done many fairs and events over my 7 and a half years with teresa4cards.co.uk and I hope to be able to answer some of your questions here.
Here are some of the things you are likely to need:
Here is my most recent stall at a fair. I was set up in a barn at a fun day! My set up is very practical, to make best use of the space available. I have seen many beautiful and much more creative stall set ups! It will depend on your products, and quite often as much work will go into the display as the products themselves. Also bear in mind I have been doing my card business for some years so I have plenty of stock to display. A smaller amount of stock is perfectly acceptable and indeed may look much more attractive. I tend to take the kitchen sink with me!
So what to expect? The answer is anything! Some places will offer you more space than others. At school fairs expect the tables to be low. I have also on a couple of occasions been given circular tables or hexagonal tables! If I am going to a new place I quite often take my own table with me even if they are providing tables as if the table is not suitable you can sometimes switch it for your own. At the event pictured about I could have easily fitted in another small table which I didn't think to take with me!
In terms of how much you are going to sell, you can never tell. I have been to fairs where I have sold nothing. Sometimes due to poor footfall, other times people are just not spending money. Sometimes I think I have had a poor fair and then had regular orders come in afterwards from people I have met at that fair.
If you decide to do fairs regularly, over time you will find you get to know which ones work for you and your products. You will also meet other stallholders who will often be very happy to point you in the direction of a good fair or good organiser.
My final tip is to smile and speak to as many people as you can. A simple 'hello' may attract their attention as they are near your table. Some may not respond or reply, that's fine. Others may speak but not stop, also fine! You will get the attention of some that may have passed by otherwise.
Finally, give yourself plenty of time to get there and set up, be flexible in your set up to allow for smaller or larger spaces and see them as a good way to advertise your business. Hopefully you will also make lots of sales while you are there!
Love Teresa xx
If you follow my social media pages you will see I do lots of fairs/fetes/markets and other types of events with my Flamingo Paperie greetings card business. I do these in order to meet new people, to get my business out there and in short the cards are so beautiful they sell themselves, so just getting them in front of people sells them! I also use these events to attract people to my mailing list where hopefully they will then become regular customers. But MOST of all I do the events because I love doing them!! It gets me out of the house, doing something that is for me.
If the thought of doing fairs and market events horrifies you then don't worry, you do not need to do them!! For the business I am in there are many other ways to sell and grow your business, and the same is true for other businesses too. For example I am now starting to grow my business online through social media, which is possible for many businesses.
My card business is extremely flexible and people work the business in the way that suits them. Some people have a basket business where they drop baskets of cards off at places on a regular basis. This is very easy to do once you have some locations set up or people to drop them to. Some people focus on having home pop-up shops, a great way to sell a lot of cards. Others have a large door drop business and deliver and collect catalogues, much like you would with Avon. By the way, the thought of doing catalogue door drops horrifies ME and I just don't do them!!
In reality most Flamingo Paperie partners probably do a little bit of most things. So you absolutely can still grow your business without doing events. You really don't have to do them if the thought horrifies you! #dowhatyoulove!
If you think you would like to do events but don't know where to start then look out for my blog post on how I prepare for events!
If you are interested in becoming a Flamingo Paperie partner, there is more information on my blog post Your Chance to Shine and you can click the button below for more information too. You can also contact me.
Love Teresa xx
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I am now able to take new Flamingo Paperie partners! Yay! This is a great time to get started and in at the beginning with Flamingo Paperie. The launch on 1st February 2018 was very exciting with lots happening and it was a great feeling to be able to finally get under way. I am very excited and happy to be able to start growing my card business again and I would love some of you to get involved too!
The business is very very simple. You buy stock from Flamingo Paperie at a 30% discount and sell it. That's it. There isn't lots of product information to learn and there are no targets. I love it because it is so flexible. A great work from home business or side hustle! I received my pack of new cards today and they are beautiful greetings cards. I can't wait to get out and about and showing them off.
So if you are like me your first question is.....what is it going to cost me?! Answer - £200 (or £95, or £45 depending on the pack size). For that £200 you get £367 of Flamingo Paperie stock and £60 of business tools and brochures. You also get a years public liability insurance and a free website.
If you can't afford £200 there are two other options too, £95 and £45. I always recommend the largest pack, but you should go for the biggest pack that you can reasonably afford within your budget.
I love going to events with the cards and I am growing my business online. You may choose to do home parties, or basket drop offs at schools and businesses, or catalogue drops. There are many ways to sell, you do what suits you and what fits in with your current commitments.
As well as selling cards, there is also a fantastic opportunity to grow you own team of Flamingos and generate further income. I can also provide support for this if you choose to grow your team.
There is more information on my Flamingo Paperie website www.teresa4cards.co.uk or you can contact me if you would like to know anything else. Or click Join Now to get started straight away!
This is the largest pack, pack 3. This is a good amount of cards for a home pop-up shop, a stall at an event or a couple of browsing baskets. When you sell all of pack 3, the average profit is £167. In addition Pack 3 also generates your first retail bonus of a further £20.
Smaller packs are available, £45 or £95, if you have a smaller budget and they are great for showing people the fabulous quality of the cards! If you would like more information visit my dedicated teresa4cards website!
Update: it is now May 2020 and I have to say I am so happy with how my business is growing. The cards are beautiful and so well received. Our new range of papercraft kits have opened up completely new markets for me and we now have a range of biodegradeable and recyclable kraft paper. Visit my dedicated website for more information on all the new developments:
Love Teresa xx
You can also shop for our fabulous greetings cards, gift wrap and papercraft kits here:
Flamingo Paperie launch their full everyday range on 1st February!! Not long now ....yippee!! I hate waiting!! So here is a sneaky peak for you of some of the designs coming up in the launch. We were expecting the launch to be in January and I was all geared up and prepared for the new cards, getting the catalogues out and generally having a busy January. But as is often the case with starting a new business, things sometimes take a little longer than expected........
So the launch date is now 1st February, so not long to wait now. I am hoping everything will go smoothly, but I can only imagine the amount of work that has to be done to get everything ready, products, catalogues, website, and so much more!
I have not been idle during my wait! I have been working on lots of business things behind the scenes, and booking in lots of fairs and events for later in the year. I have a launch event planned, plus an event for those interested in learning more about becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner. For more details click on the relevant button!
I have also been working on a greetings card planner, where you can see 3 months at a glance which special occasions you have coming up. The idea is that you plan 3 months ahead and get in all the cards you need to save all those last minute rushing around looking for a card moments!!
So get organised and get your free copy now!
So I have been keeping busy and getting things ready, but now I am just impatient, I want to get on with it! But all good things come to those who wait right?
Love Teresa xx
Hi, I am Teresa. I am mum to two gorgeous children and I work from home. This blog is about my journey working from home. I hope to be able to help others who are looking for an additional income, or are looking for ways to save money.