our story...

Our stylishly playful greeting cards, art prints and tea towels are designed with flowers and foliage from our Tasmanian garden. Sandra draws on her background as a fashion designer to create ephemeral artworks that she photographs for the petal & pins collections including our signature range the Garden Fairy's Wardrobe®.

Established in 2012, our studio looks out onto the rambling garden that inspires our designs and a 'live in the moment, find joy in the things around us' ethos.  Our stationery and art prints are imaginative, unique and always enchanting.  

All our designs are available here on our online shop and are also available from selected stockists in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the UK.

floral art by Sandra Alcorn for petal & pins
how it all began...

"As a fashion designer with a studio looking out on to a slightly unkempt but enchanting garden, it was only a matter of time until my passion for flowers and design intertwined to become petal & pins.

I love to step into my garden to pause for thought, feel the warmth of the sun, or pick a few flowers and it was in one of those moments that I created the first petite dress from flowers.

I take delight in the ephemeral nature of designing with flowers and the photos I take of the dresses are keepsakes of those moments.

These miniature flower dresses feature on our signature range of greeting cards and art prints I call the Garden Fairy's Wardrobe."

petal & pins designer Sandra Alcorn

our ranges...

We have five ranges of greeting cards and art prints:

- the Garden Fairy's Wardrobe

- the Atelier Pétale Collection

- the Love Letters Collection

- the Scrapbook Collection

- the Christmas Collection 

Plus, we have a small but lovely mix of other products designed by Sandra including the pure silk peony scarf and our gorgeous rambling rose coathanger!

floral art greeting cards by petal & pins

The Garden Fairy's Wardrobe

The Garden Fairy's Wardrobe® is our signature range featuring petite botanical couture designed with flowers from the petal & pins studio garden. Available as greeting cards, art prints and pure linen tea towels.

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Scrapbook Collection

Our Scrapbook collection features cards for mother's day, father's day, new baby, happy birthday and everyday greetings.  Lovingly created with botanicals, ephemera and a dash of nostalgia.

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Atelier Pétale Collection

We love high teas and vintage treasures and think our hatted ladies would be right at home having a tête-à-tête at a teacup soirée. These charming greeting cards and art prints feature vintage style hats designed with flowers from our garden.

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Love Letters Collection

Designed with pretty Cécile Brünner roses, also known as the sweetheart rose, the love letters collection is for celebrations, friendship & romance.

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Farmgate Project

The Farmgate Project sees petal & pins collaborating with local producers to transform flowers from their farms into designs for the Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe®.

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Christmas

Delightful Christmas cards, gift tags and wrapping paper from our geranium collection.  From Paris to Australian gardens, these bright happy flowers always add a playful dash of festivity!  We also have a selection of classic holly dresses from the Garden Fairy's Wardrobe as Christmas cards and gift tags.

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We welcome wholesale enquiries from around the globe and would love to hear from you! 

Please visit our petal & pins wholesale website for details or apply online now.

Are you a US or Canada based retailer? We also offer you the option to shop through Faire at petalandpins.faire.com.

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