Monday, 29 June 2009

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

We braved the sweltering heat on the London underground yesterday and tubed it down to Piccadilly Circus to see the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. It was gloriously cool and air conditioned in the galleries and we spent ages studying the paintings, sculptures, photos and videos. I particularly loved Donald Hamilton Fraser's large oil paintings and Chris Orr's limited edition prints.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

New Belle and Boo Cards

How cute are these Belle and Boo cards which have just arrived in store! There is a lovely notebook on its way too. Watch this space.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Ultimate Men's Birthday Cards

We're thrilled to unveil our brand new range of birthday cards for the men in your life.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Anita Klein at the Marine House Gallery in Beer

We were in sunny Devon over the weekend and popped into the Marine House Gallery in Beer, where to our great delight, there was a show of Anita Klein's paintings and etchings. We stock one of Anita's beautiful greeting cards here at Papergrain so it was wonderful to view her original artwork. You can see all the works for sale on the Marine House's website below:

Friday, 19 June 2009

Darling Clementine Cards for 1973

Sooo excited this morning as we have just received our delivery of the brand new Darling Clementine designs for 1973. Our hands were trembling with anticipation as we unwrapped the packs of gorgeous greeting cards featuring adorable retro ilustrations. There were many ohs and ahs of approval as we lined up the cards on our desks and squabbled over our favourites.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Lovely write-up On Print and Pattern Blog

Print and Pattern, the prestigious design blog has just featured our new Noi Publishing cards and notebooks which is tremendously exciting! You can see the post at

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Super Stylish Wedding Card

The wedding season is in full swing and with this in mind, we have just added this stylish contemporary card which is just perfect for a city wedding!

Lovely Caspari Notecards

We have just added these gorgeous notecard sets to the shop and they are officially our new favourite notecards. The two designs were taken from the textile archive of the Williamsburg Museum and the one with a black background features tiny flecks of gold- so pretty. They cost £3.99 for a pack of 8 notecards with matching envelopes!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Papergrain in ELLE DECO

We are so thrilled to have been featured in the July issue of ELLE Decoration magazine (out now). Check out the lovely shopping feature on p76, there is a great picture of our Julie Bell die-stamped note cards- so exciting!!!

National Gallery Cafe

We are huge fans of the National Gallery Cafe and were delighted with the beautiful sandwiches and cakes we tucked into last Saturday. The catering is by Peyton and Byrne and they certainly know how to make a tasty snack and a mighty fine cup of tea.

Brand new designs from Rosehip

Brand new Rosehip notebooks arrived on the site last week are we are literally the first in the country to be stocking them, which is very exciting! They are perfect-bound and made from 100% recycled high-quality paper.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New Cards from The Strawberry Card Company

We've just expanded our range of gorgeous greeting cards from the Strawberry Card Company.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

New Cards and Notebooks from Noi Publishing

Very excitingly, we have just started to stock these fabulous greeting cards, notebooks and note cards designed and produced in the UK by Noi Publishing.