My name is Aoife and I am the founder of Swapums - The Fancy Paper Collection. I live in Co. Kildare, Ireland and have 2 beautiful children - a 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy.
The idea for Swapums came about when I found my old collection of Fancy Paper from the 1980's in my parent's attic. The rush of nostalgia that hit me as I leafed through my own hand-made folder was overwhelming, and I decided there and then that I'd love for my own little girl to begin her own collection.
However, much to my dismay, I soon realised that such paper is not readily available in Ireland anymore. Eager for my daughter to experience the same joy and delight that I had felt when collecting Fancy Paper, I spent months sourcing just the right type of paper and folders.
Fast forward a year or so and I'm finally happy with the products that I have sourced, and so excited that a whole new generation of little girls can step back from the TV/iPad and begin their own Fancy Paper collections.