Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A little something for a friend - Handmade card

Dear Paper Lovers,

Another little creation to share made with love. I used the Friendship begins in the heart - Collection for this one. Love love love making cards. I am a very detailed girl, so love adding all those little bits and bobs to my cards and what is a card without a flower or two. Just love my florals. Also a big fan of multi colored diamante and dotted anything. I don't know what it is about dots, but just L - O - V - E them. My favorite colors are purple and the last couple years: Turquoiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise! 

Read more about this card and the inspiration behind the Friendship begins in the Heart Paper Collection over on my personal blog here

For those of you who would like to join or Design Team, don't forget about the deadline for end of November. Let those auditions role in! For more info on the Design Team Call, click here

"My Friend" - Handmade card
Designed by Ansu for Ivytree Studio

A little mixed media fun: No heat tool required. Use a stencil and textured paste. Let dry. Add 3D glue to give a glossy effect. and let dry properly. Add some Tim Holtz distress inks in various colors, to your craft sheet. Spray with water and pick up with a piece of acetate and add randomly to your stenciled area.

Products used: 

  • Anita's 3D glue,
  • Tim Holtz distress mini's - various colors
  • Cat's eye inkies in various colors
  • Multi color diamante strips
  • Pearls
  • Purple dotted ribbon
  • Scrapbook Craft glue and double sided tape
  • Paper roses bought at Jimnettes in Pretoria...they have a lovely range available always. 

Last but not least:
Ivytree Studio's latest collection "Friendship begins in the heart" #162/4,8,12,13  and #162/6 or 9 for the roled rosies and leaves cut from #162/15 (flower cut page)
Ivytree Elements White Cardstock 240gsm #161/39

Visit our store at to view or purchase the collection.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ivytree Studio Design Team Call 2016/2017!

Dear Paper Lovers,

At the beginning of this year two artsy sisters ventured out into the deep waters of entrepreneurship, putting their art out there in a big and scary world in the form of paper, scrapbook paper. Pretty patterned and lovingly designed paper to reach the scrapbookers and paper crafters of our beloved country, South Africa. Well, not an easy task, but so rewarding and absolutely worth every sleepless night.

Since the start of this year, we created our own website, Facebook page and social marketing vehicles with the smallest budget ever known to mankind. You would laugh if you knew how small. But none the less, here we are...several months into it with two paper collections already out in the world.

Every time a little package goes out, we are thrilled with excitement. Every time we see someone using our paper in their scrapbooking or crafting, our hearts skip a beat. We just love what we do.

We love it so much that we want to focus on doing just that. Creating the paper you create with. So, without much further ado, we would like to announce our very first Design Team Call for 2016/2017. Another big step for us.

Go to our website for all the relevant information by clicking here.

If you love paper, if you design your own layouts and blog about it and share to Facebook frequently and if you love memory-keeping, paper crafting and photography, you might just be the person we are looking for. This Design Team call is basically for layout designers who create and sell kits or just like to blog about their crafting experiences. We would love to see your process and so if you like doing process video's that would be a plus but  not a requirement.

In return you will always receive our paper when we bring out new collections and receive promotion on our website, Facebook page, blog, Instagram and various social media sites. The idea is marketing our paper and your creativity together as well as linking everything to all the various sites.

The deadline for the auditions is the end of November 2016 and the term for the design team is 6 months (January - June 2017).

For any inquiries, contact us here.

We look forward to receiving your auditions and having you possibly on our team.