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‘News’ Category Posts

PG Live

by becqua on May 3, 2015, in the Greetings Card Publisher, News, Progressive Greetings Live category

We’re counting down to this years PG Live exhibition which will be held on 2nd & 3rd June at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It’s a great show for publishers, both new and more established, and is the only show dedicated to the greetings card industry. Vanilla Bloom has enjoyed exhibiting in the Springboard section previously, and this year we’re represented in the main hall as one of the publishers supplying designs to Showcase Greetings. Visit their stand, number 222, and enjoy the show!


Vanilla Bloom licenses to Showcase Greetings

by becqua on December 26, 2014, in the News category

Exciting news for Vanilla Bloom is the licensing of two of our card ranges to Showcase Greetings. The ranges are ‘Pretty Stitches’ & ‘Super Kitsch’. The first is a clean contemporary range of white cards featuring fabric-inspired stitch effect shapes, and the second range is vibrant, colourful and cute in a gloriously retro way.

Showcase Greetings is a concept by Steve Pepper that originally started as The Brolly Group. The idea is to bring publishers together so buyers can purchase from many different sources in one transaction. Vanilla Bloom are proud to be included in the launch in January 2015 and look forward to our cards being presented to a wider audience.Showcase Logo copy

New Cards From Vanilla Bloom

by becqua on November 29, 2014, in the News category

Pleased to bring to you some details of my new greetings card range ‘Pretty Stitches’. Comprised of cute animal shapes in  colourful designs with a stitch-effect finish. All cards are on quality board, include an envelope and are individuallt cello-wrapped. Currently available to trade customers and for licensing. Drop me an email via the contact page if you’d like more information.

Have a Happy Birthday: PRT003

Have a Happy Birthday: PRT003

The Brolly Group is Growing

by becqua on April 6, 2014, in the News category

the Brolly groupA recent article on Greetings Today explains that after less than 2 months the Brolly Group is making good progress in their efforts to help small publishers get their designs into the marketplace.

Vanilla Bloom is proud to be one of the 22 names already signed up and our cards will be showcased in the children’s cards category at Home & Gift Harrogate in July.

Steve Pepper and Gary Bratton set up the company “to help and enhance your business into the UK marketplace”, they “will sell your cards into retailers all over the UK and pay you 20 per cent commission on the trade price.”

“For retailers it’s the chance that under one delivery and one invoice they can select up to 600 designs across 14-20 small card publishers” says Gary

Back to School at Lilla Rogers Studio

by becqua on April 6, 2014, in the News category

LRS SchoolWell after many years, it’s time to head back to school! I’ve joined up at a 5 week assignment-based course. “Representing 38 artists internationally, Lilla Rogers is one of the world’s top illustration agents, and for the first time ever she is sharing three decades’ worth of knowledge and experience through a pioneering new online experience”. The course has a truly international feel with attendees from all over the world, all communicating and sharing their artwork and ideas via Facebook and Flickr.

Hi There Kitty Cat!

by becqua on March 13, 2014, in the News category

View one of Vanilla Bloom’s new kitsch cards in the Innovations Section of the March edition of Progressive Greetings Magazine.

Vanilla Bloom in Greetings Today

by becqua on January 31, 2014, in the News category

See us in the February edition of Greetings Today, and online at Celebratory 10% discount available to trade customers in Feb & March if you quote code GTFM10 when ordering.

Super Kitsch Unveiled with Our Brand New Website Design

by becqua on January 8, 2014, in the News category

Wow, not only a website relaunch but also the official unveiling of our new card collection ‘Super Kitsch’. A retro inspired design-led range that we’re really proud of.

Sales Agents Required in 2014

by becqua on January 6, 2014, in the News category

We’re on the look-out for sales agents who feel they would be able to successfully promote the Vanilla Bloom brand. Experienced agents with an existing customer base. Commission-based. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then please send us some information, including territories covered, via our contact page.

Website Re-design

by becqua on December 28, 2013, in the News category

We have a major re-design of the website underway and a launch date of end of Jan 2014.