Easter Paper Egg Party Bowl

During the holiday season through Valentine’s Day I have been using a lot of red colors, so it was nice to see pastel colors on a new Spring project. By following this easy instructions below, you can make a cute paper bowl for Easter and Spring decorations and parties. The size of the papers in…

Story of Amalfi Paper Making (Visit to Museo della Carta)

My first encounter with Amalfi paper began over a decade ago at a paper store in New York City. It wasn’t a wrapping paper but elegant stationery. I bought a set of writing papers and matching envelopes with a beautiful watermark, nicely packaged authentic Italian stationery. I remember thinking it would be a shame to…

Valentine’s Day Handmade Origami Card (How to Measure Your Paper)

Modern communication and technology tools have revolutionized how we stay connected with others, but I believe that sometimes writing heart-felt message on a pretty sheet of paper along with a nice envelope can be a more romantic and more touching way to communicate with someone. Based on that concept I created this handmade Origami Card…

Valentine Paper Flower with Heart Shaped Petals

I found a roll of cute flower gift wrap with a rose-red polka dot pattern the other day. Many flower wraps available in the U.S. are made in synthetic materials, either mesh or thin tissue or fabric like paper. Despite the delicate appearance, they are durable, flexible and good for various craft projects.   This…