Joy as felted friends join Paper Bird

Publisher brings Pippi & Me’s cute characters out of retirement in PG Live appearance


Some special little felted friends are gearing up to make an appearance at PG Live to herald the return of Pippi & Me’s cute designs under the Paper Bird Publishing banner.

The delightful animal characters created by Jeannett Stevenson jumped at the chance to come out of retirement when Paper Bird’s founder and co-owner Una Joy got in touch after realising Pippi & Me’s publishing side had been quietly closed down.

Above: Paper Bird’s Una Joy at a previous PG Live, and some of the new cards
Above: Paper Bird’s Una Joy at a previous PG Live, and some of the new cards

“Jeannett had very successfully moved on from greeting cards to nurture her first love, ceramics,” Joy told PG Buzz, “and the adorable Pippi & Me characters had been retired. We were so delighted when she agreed to let them back out again with us as their chaperone.”

Joy explained she and the Paper Bird team had been fans and customers of Pippi & Me as well as great trade show friends and, when they realised Jeannett had changed the company’s focus to launch her own pottery studio in Devon, asked if they could publish her cards.

The first batch has been released this month so at London’s Business Design Centre over Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-7 June, Paper Bird’s stand 164 at PG Live will have a whole panel of Pippi cards!

Above: Paper Bird has launched the Pippi & Me range this month
Above: Paper Bird has launched the Pippi & Me range this month

They’ve had a Paper Bird makeover so the backs of the 125x125mm cards have the widely-appreciated signature bookmark, and the selection includes birthdays, occasions and Christmas as well as everyday, and are eco-packed with kraft envelopes using translucent paper bands. Two designs are to be used to Paper Bird’s Christmas charity packs which are sold to raise funds for the Child Poverty Action Group.

Joy added: “I’ve asked Jeannett if we can borrow one or two of the characters for the PG Live show, that would be lovely – although I might feel the pressure of puppet-sitting!”

Top: Pippi & Me creator Jeannett Stevenson has moved on to ceramics and her cards are now being published by Paper Bird

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