The Little Paper Tree is an online only paper crafting store specialising in the best of the USA brands. Our aim is to stock the widest range of US goods in Ireland, and become your go-to store for quality craft products with a great service to match! We are a mother daughter team of card makers, scrapbookers and mixed media artists. Slightly different than other crafters, the daughter introduced the mother into crafting. Jeni started scrapbooking in 2006, and introduced me in 2008 when we went to a mini album class in New Zealand.
We love the American brands and search for the best quality products (stamps, dies, papers, cards and embellishments) from the USA that are hard to find in Ireland, or even the UK. We follow the top US card makers and mixed media artists to find the best products to bring to you. We love to keep our eyes out for all the new and amazing products, (and show new ways to use these great products). And love being the first craft shop to bring them to Ireland (or even the UK) before anyone else. We are proud to have a couple of exclusive brands that no-one else carries in Ireland.
We have shared a dream of having our own paper crafting store for years and years. 2015 was the year when everything fell into place. We could relocate to Galway Ireland and start our own family run business, The Little Paper Tree.
Between 2008 and 2010, we lived in New Zealand but sadly couldn’t stay. Since then we have been searching for a country that feels like ‘home’ for all of us where we can start our own paper crafting store. Galway immediately felt like home to myself and Jeni on a holiday in 2012. I bought Peter across to Galway for a weekend in 2013, and he felt the same way.
Working as a mother daughter team is great for us as we get along so well! When we aren’t busy working on The Little Paper Tree, we can be found in our craft room where we inspire each other.
As well as the online shop, we post weekly card making techniques and ideas on our tutorial blog.
For 2017, we are hosting Saturday Crafter-noons every second Saturday each month. These workshops will focus on card making techniques or creating mixed media art pieces. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out the details for these workshops, and any weekend craft retreats happening in the future.
And, we have a monthly stall at the Flea Style Market at Claddagh Hall in Galway, where we sell our handmade items.
WHY “THE LITTLE PAPER TREE”
Simply we love paper, and paper comes from trees. We envision our online shop as a little sapling that will grown and get larger and stronger. The future holds more wonderful products from the best designers, craft retreats and more workshops.
If there is anything that you need advice on or any questions – don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are only too happy to help! We want to be your one stop craft shop!
Janet and Jeni