What’s Hot…in The Card Gallery, Exeter?

Helen Mitchell is the owner of The Card Gallery, Exeter. This is a medium shop, in a historic city, which has a customer base made up of locals, tourists and destination shoppers.

‘Just You and Me’ by Lisa Graa Jensen - A beautiful scene on a card from Dry Red Press.
‘Just You and Me’ by Lisa Graa Jensen – A beautiful scene on a card from Dry Red Press.

Cute: Little Sparkles from Alex Clark
“The rural (and coastal) characters captured are really sweet and the publisher’s ranges allow us to stand out as an indie.”

Humour: Fleet Street from Pigment; Mindfulmess from Woodmansterne; Say It from CardMix; Quotish from Brainbox Candy
“Jokes with light suggestiveness; we couldn’t get away with anything that could cause offence.”

Photographic: Norman Parkinson from ArtPress
“Vintage 1960s photos of Audrey Hepburn or Twiggy by the famous fashion photographer.”

Contemporary artwork with a retro feel from Winged Hat (found at Hammond Gower).
Contemporary artwork with a retro feel from Winged Hat (found at Hammond Gower).

Photographic: Framed from Woodmansterne
“A nostalgic black and white collection of photos of times gone by.”

Photographic: General from Glebe Cottage
“A local company to us who publishes eco-friendly art cards and also prints its own photographs.”

Art: Across The Board from Art Angels
“The colours, nature themes and the cards’ crisp white edging making it look like a print and appeal to the countryside dwellers around the city.”

Art: General from Dry Red Press
“A great selection of country scenes, coastal views (both in the UK and abroad) that allow us to reminisce of past holidays.”

A Claire Picard design from Cinnamon Aitch.
A Claire Picard design from Cinnamon Aitch.

Contemporary: General from Winged Hat (Hammond Gower)
“Fresh coloured designs in a modern style with a retro feel.”

Contemporary: Bubblegum from Think Of Me
“Bright, vividly coloured designs with inspirational words.”

Contemporary: Claire Picard from Cinnamon Aitch
“Beautiful designs on a nice size card with little gems.”

Contemporary: Coco By Rachel Hare from Belly Button
“Stunning quality designs with a jade envelope that are perfect for customers who are searching for that special card.”

Stooshie Design creates sweet and simple designs.
Stooshie Design creates sweet and simple designs.

Contemporary: General from Stooshie Design
“Small square cards featuring a tiny little simple and pared down flower or figure and a jewel in the centre.”

Contemporary: Little Card from Lagom
“A little note of happiness that retail at a good price – people buy them by the handfuls.”

The wording on Pigment’s Happy Jackson range is perfect for older children and teens.
The wording on Pigment’s Happy Jackson range is perfect for older children and teens.

Children’s: Happy Jackson from Pigment
“The designs for the older children’s ages – 7, 8, 9 – really capture the age group, and with bright yellow envelopes and flitter they really stand out.”

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