{Organising} Cards and wrapping + {Review} Phoenix Trading + GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulation to the winner of this giveaway – Tara!

Part 2 – Gift Wrapping Station

Following on from Part 1 – Gift Wrapping Station – I have a cabinet in our lounge room which I use as our gift wrapping station, keeping together all cards, wrapping, tags, ribbons and gifts purchased in advance.


I purchase cards in advance and make sure I always have them on supply.  I have birthday cards for kids and adults along with some cards ‘thinking of you’.

Keeping them organised in long plastic baskets I have 1 for kids cards and another for adults cards, Christmas cards behind.  When my stash gets low I purchase more.


Again, I always have wrapping on hand, purchasing them by the sheet as they are easier to store rather than rolls.

Tags, Ribbon’s and gift drawer to come in part 3.

Review – Phoenix Trading

Annie Jennings from Phoenix Trading sent me some absolutely gorgeous greeting cards to review.

I love that Phoenix Trading have a selection of cards which are blank inside allowing you to use the card how you please like ‘thinking of you’, ‘thankyou’ or ‘Happy Birthday’.  The quality of the cards are exceptional feeling strong and high quality.  Speaking of quality the illustrations on the front are just devine, as though they have been drawn on, filled with water colours and sprinkles of glitter…gorgeous.  Many of these card designs would look gorgeous in frames in kids bedrooms or toy rooms.

It’s super easy to purchase from the Phoenix range of greeting cards, wrap, gift items etc.  All you need to do is hop online to www.phoenix-trading.com.au/web/anniejennings and Annie will be happy to help you.  And the bonus, especially if you are wanting to top up your supply and always have cards on hand is their price incentive for buying 10 or more is very tempting. When you purchase 10 cards (as many different designs as you wish) the price is reduced from $3.60 per card to $3.00! Quite alot cheaper than those in the newsagencies.

I first learnt about Phoenix Trading from a get together that my friend had where I purchased my first set of cards.  Usually you don’t need an excuse/reason to get together, but having somebody run the event, creating conversation, laughing over drinks and shop at the same time…perfect, I’m a sucker for party plans!!  If you live in the Brisbane area Annie would be more than happy to organise a get together for you.  Don’t forget there is the usual FREE product for you as the host.

Become a Trader

The Phoenix business opportunity is family-friendly, financially rewarding and FUN! If you are interested in becoming a trader, Annie would be more than happy to help as she is welcoming many more new Traders into her team.  Set your own hours and working either part-time or full time around family and individual lifestyle commitments.

Annie Jennings Phoenix Trading can be found on Facebook and on her website.

The Giveaway

Annie is giving away to 1 lucky winner a Butterflies Card Organiser Box, your so lucky!!!

How to enter

  1. Like this blog post using the ‘Like’ button at the top of the post.
  2. Like Annie Jennings – Phoenix Trading facebook page, let her know that The Organised Housewife sent you.
  3. Visit Annie’s website and let me know your favourite card design.
  4. Comment in 1 blog comment only, letting me know you have completed all of the above and your favourite card design.

Entries close 5pm Thursday 26th May 2011. Any entries received after this time will not be considered.


  • Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org
  • Maximum of ONE post only per person.
  • Entry comments are to be place on this blog post only, facebook comments are not considered.
  • Winner will be announced shortly after entries close.
  • Winner is to contact me within 48 hours. If I have not heard from winners, I reserve the right to redraw giveaway.
  • Open to Australian residents only.

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Natashja Treveton May 20, 2011 - 7:15 AM

I have completed all the requirements….. wow what amazing cards!!! I love so many but the ‘dictionary of bras’ is definitely a favourite…. actually I need that card!

MadS May 20, 2011 - 7:31 AM

What an awesome idea! So how are you storing Christmas wrap? That very rarely comes as flat paper… Any tips?

MultipleMum May 20, 2011 - 8:22 AM

I am a recent convert to having a stash of cards. I am loving it! Prior to this change, my kids were on duty to produce artwork to convert to cards. Either way works, but having a supply has meant that I can give a thoughtful card more easily. That is a beautiful thing. Having said that, my card stash is in no form of order and I have learnt a lot from this post!

Jess R May 20, 2011 - 8:28 AM

all done!! i Loooooooooooooove the Ballet Dancers! I recieved this card once from my bsllet teacher and didnt know where she got it 😉 off to order some !! Thanks Katrina

Leila May 20, 2011 - 9:33 AM

Have completed all requirements… Oooh what a lovely selection of cards! With my youngests 1st birthday coming up i couldn’t go past the DC35 Digger Card, it would match the theme of his party and i’m thinking may just be getting ordered for him.

Athough with 4 kids i can see that the Best seller pack 2 (childrens) would be a real winner and may just be the next card purchase i make.

Erica Sumners May 20, 2011 - 9:35 AM

Hi! I have done 1,2,3 ! Lovely cards really hard to pick a favourite , but one I love is the “Fairy cakes”

nikke miller May 20, 2011 - 11:39 AM

I have done all the steps, I love the “butterflies L74”
interesting website, cards are very creative
Good luck everyone!

jasmine May 20, 2011 - 12:50 PM

Hi, have done all the bits! My favourite card would have to be ls07 “Dragonflies” so pretty!

Michelle May 20, 2011 - 3:56 PM

Hi I’ve been having fun doing all the steps! And I love the box of cakes, butterfly cakes, and dozen roses cards. Yes I know I was meant to pick one, lol , but I had trouble narrowing down to 3! 🙂

Ruth May 20, 2011 - 4:59 PM

My favourite card is T18 – Birthday Dragonflies

Becci Sundberg May 20, 2011 - 5:38 PM

I have liked etc where needed.
I love the Pirate Ship card

Lynley May 20, 2011 - 5:49 PM

Completed all the tasks 🙂

My favourite card is LS10 A Flutter of Butterflies..SO PRETTY!!! I LOVE butterflies!

Larissa May 20, 2011 - 8:23 PM

Have ticked all the boxes!

Love the teapots and cosies! Just divine!
I love collecting cards and this box is just gorgeous!

celia Abou Zaki May 20, 2011 - 8:51 PM

all done. thanks katerina for sharing.it is so hard to choose because all the cards are lovely. My daughter liked the Fairy looking glass.

caketin May 21, 2011 - 12:28 AM

All complete! I love the Peacock card, definitely my new favourite! Reminds me of an amazing photo that my husband took in Kuala Lumpur on our honeymoon!

Maryanne May 21, 2011 - 1:16 PM

Love LS15 Fairy Wishes!

With two little princesses of my own who dress up wings, wand and all it reminds me of my girls!

Have completed all my steps!

Sue May 21, 2011 - 3:54 PM

Such cute cards! I’ve completed all the above steps – my favourite card is ‘Sweetie Tree’ in the kids range, my daughter would absolutely love that one too! I love the idea of organising cards (and wrap) so you’ve always got exactly what you want on hand.

Jaci Holden May 21, 2011 - 8:57 PM

HI, I have completed all the requirements, and my favourite card is GM03 Blue bunnies (i like the pink too)
I love how you have organised your wrapping station. I have everything all thrown into a box, but half the time I have squashed bows. I like your way much better.

Renee May 21, 2011 - 9:04 PM Reply
Su Chin May 21, 2011 - 9:04 PM

very very pretty.. I love cards. I have been looking for postcards… and I can’t thank you enough. Love TY91 and TY93..and done all the steps! 😀

Simone Chesher May 21, 2011 - 9:06 PM

I’ve completed all the requirements – my favourite card is the “sweetie Tree”. I like the way you organise your cards and paper. I try and keep up a stock of them as well. Might have to go and get one of the bestseller packs from annie jennings…

Rachel May 21, 2011 - 9:12 PM

Done! Great website! Lots of lovely cards.. Favourite is Fairy Cakes..

Karen May 21, 2011 - 9:12 PM

Hi, have completed the requirements above. I LOVE the strawberries giftwrap (am a sucker for anything strawberry) and am off to place an order once I manage to decide!

Amy Barber May 21, 2011 - 9:12 PM

Hi Kat.. ive done all the steps!
I particularly like these butterflies with the the little tea bag ornament! i love butterflies and ive started collecting those little ornaments for decorations in my kitchen! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-Jennings-Independent-Phoenix-Trader/117811804968544?sk=wall#!/photo.php?fbid=117814618301596&set=pu.117811804968544&type=1&theater
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Lisa robertson May 21, 2011 - 9:15 PM

I have completed all the requirements. My Favourite is the princess palace. Would be perfect for my daughter this year who has requested a castle piñata for her bday!!

Danni Sheehan May 21, 2011 - 9:31 PM

I love the Peacock in the adult range 🙂
Ph, and I have completed the other steps..

Jodie-lee Hoe May 21, 2011 - 9:48 PM

I have done all the required… and oh my, they do have some lovely card don’t they!! =)
I couldn’t choose one so my top 3 are:
Rabbit with ballon
Sweetie tree
they are just tooooo cute!!

lynne lillington May 21, 2011 - 10:01 PM

Done and I like the LS10 A Flutter of Butterflies , with 6 grandkids , 5 kids plus partners , 12 nieces and nephews plus friends a card orgadiser would be very helpful and a great idea.

Tam May 21, 2011 - 10:29 PM

All required liking tasks completed ;). I’m loving the CC16 Handbag design – so cute and different to regular cards :). WS160 The Birthday Dress is also lovely 🙂

Rebecca May 21, 2011 - 11:19 PM

This is a great competition…
I have been promising myself a card organiser for years now and can never find a seller! Thank you for putting me in touch with Annie.
I have followed all the steps for the competition and my favourite card is “Sending Sunshine” (S170)
I have my fingers crossed xxxxx

Candice May 21, 2011 - 11:58 PM

I have completed the requiremements nd my fav card design is the CM11 Purple Irises card.

Kelli Stevens May 22, 2011 - 1:41 AM

Done and done! My favourite card would definitely be ‘JY57 Anniversary Years’. Love your blog hun! 😀

Karene May 22, 2011 - 1:47 AM

Have completed all steps, and OMG how to narrow down to one Fave? I love all of them but adore Rocket in the kid’s cards

Amanda Gorton May 22, 2011 - 7:55 PM

I have completed all the requirements, liked on facebook etc.
having to choose one is a hard task but the peacock immediately caught my eye how ingenious!

Birdie May 22, 2011 - 8:45 PM

I have completed all steps required.

It is hard to pick a fav BUT I must say WS147 Butterflies And Flowers Heart which is one I purchased for my mother’s birthday last year. ???

Although I do like the die cut cards as well (esp LS20 Butterfly Cupcakes) 😉


Jaie Busst May 23, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Hey ive done all!!!!
my favourites (couldnt choose one are
Patchwork giraffe(going to be my baby girls first birthday card;)
and the star gazing.
Thanks for recommending the site!


Sherrie May 24, 2011 - 8:52 AM

Thanks for this opportunity! I have completed all requirements for the competition.
So hard to pick a favourite as it depends on my current mood! But I do love “Girl With Bicycle”. I wish that were me!!

Julie May 24, 2011 - 12:22 PM

Beautiful cards,
I usually make a gift tag rather than a card for children as i have found most parents throw the cards away and many parents do not even ?train their children to read the card/notice who the gift was from or even say thankyou! :-O
I like the ones my kids make as well but these are all so beautiful and would be really handy for being more organised for birthday occasions – I really like the cupcake – the artwork is georgeous!!

jen May 24, 2011 - 5:13 PM

love love love the summer bay design…….can you tell I am longing for summer !!

this completes all 4 prerequisites for the competition.

Genevieve Peden May 24, 2011 - 5:16 PM

I have always had a stash of cards on hand as well as wrapping paper. Makes it so much easier.
Love the Sweetie Tree Card. Its just so cute <3

Karen Hancock May 24, 2011 - 5:19 PM

I love the animal alphabet… i think it would look gorgeous framed!

Tara May 24, 2011 - 5:20 PM

Done all the tasks and I love the Pirate Attack card, it is way too cute!!

Lisa Smith May 24, 2011 - 5:26 PM

Hi there, I have completed all of the above. I love the Heart Dogs one, absolutely gorgeous and I would love to get it for Valentines Day next year!

Aliesha May 24, 2011 - 5:32 PM

I have done all 3 & my favourite card would have to be the “love you lots” in the animal category

Annie Jennings May 24, 2011 - 5:40 PM

Hi Katrina and all your followers! I am so excited to see who is going to be my big WINNER!!! I love to see which cards people are drawn to – perhaps I might have to put your favourite in your prize to start off your collection!!

Barbara May 24, 2011 - 5:56 PM

Done all the above
Love peacock greeting card

Jasmine May 24, 2011 - 6:06 PM

I love Owls Code: LS17

jess May 24, 2011 - 7:52 PM

Hi There! Ihave liked the post and liked Annie’s fbpage, I am totally loving her designs and am loving the butterflies and flowers heart, but my all time fave would have to be the princess palace – how gorgeous is the dug out pool with fish in it? Thanks for holding the comp.! Jess 😉

Karen May 24, 2011 - 8:17 PM

I’ve completed all the requirements. I love the Birthday Bugs card – the perfect card to have on hand for girls and boys and would suit a large range of ages.

Carmel James May 24, 2011 - 9:31 PM

I have completed all the requirememts. Choosing a favourite card however has taken the past hour to complete WOWOW I am seriously am in love and feeling very very inspired now! OK My pick of the cards is ws166 Little Black Dress! It is important for all girls to have at least one little black dress in their wardrobes… isnt it!

Ruth May 24, 2011 - 9:56 PM

I have completed all the requirements.
My favourite card is Butterfly cupcakes.

Chris May 24, 2011 - 10:55 PM

All done! I love them all but the WS130 Russain Dolls is a standout!

SkyeO May 24, 2011 - 11:43 PM

I have completed all the requirements and my favourite would have to be the Sweetie Tree, what a gorgeous design.

Tasha Moon May 25, 2011 - 6:58 AM

CM 11 Purple Irisis is my fav 🙂 all steps completed too!

Deb May 25, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hi! I’ve completed all steps to enter and my fave card is ‘Air Guitar’ (code: S133) I was having trouble picking a fave but when I saw that one I literally LOL’d as my soon to be 4 year old son is ALWAYS playing air guitar. He’s guitar mad and has even requested a guitar birthday cake for his birthday at the end of June!

Alicia May 25, 2011 - 10:48 AM

JY36 – The soccer card. Im always on the hunt for boy theme cards.
Really loving the all giftwrap and tag sets, especially the strawberries. Great ideas….gimmie gimmie, tough choice selecting just 1.
Love the gift wrapping station Kat. Totally my style. ((HUGS))

Elishia May 25, 2011 - 4:35 PM

Had done all the requirements. I love Phoenix products, & my favourite card atm is Birthday Dress – WS160. 🙂

Michelle Ley May 25, 2011 - 6:30 PM

I have finished all the requirements and my favourite would be the Cut Thru’ Camping Van

Alison May 26, 2011 - 5:33 PM

I have done all that you wanted and my fav card design is DC41 four monkeys (because my son is turning 4 in a few months)

Hayley Curtis May 26, 2011 - 5:40 PM

I have completed all of the requirmements.. There is so many gorgeous cards.. I love so many of them! One of my favourites is the ‘Birthday Cupcake’. Super cute!

Kristy May 26, 2011 - 5:45 PM

L74 is my fave love the butterflies. Hope im not too late?

Olivia Wallace May 26, 2011 - 5:54 PM

I love the Pirate Card..In the general category…My son will be 4 in Sept & loves pirates…Will be ordering these & using them as his invitations!!! Love all the stuff!!!!

Suzy May 26, 2011 - 5:56 PM

I love Phoneix! Delphinium Butterflies is my favourite design. I have complete everything esle required. Thanks Katrina for all the great tips. My fingers are crossed.

Julie Cadusch May 26, 2011 - 5:59 PM

I have ticked all the boxes and my favourite card is ‘Wonderful Surprises Charity’ card. Cheers 🙂


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