Monday, March 26, 2012

tutorial: bunting magnet

This is a short tutorial on how to make an easy-peasy bunting magnet. It's a great way to make use of your too-pretty-to-throw-away paper or fabric scrap.

1. Gather your supplies of:
  • paper scraps
  • magnet sheet (can be bought at stationery shops)
  • image of what you want to make (i use triangle to make a bunting)
  • pencil
  • double-sided tape
  • cutter knife
  • steel ruler

2. Draw the shape of the triangle onto the right side of your paper. You can cut them one by one now, or later when they are stick to the magnet.

3. Stick the double-sided tape onto the magnet, peel it off and arrange the paper to be put on them. Make sure you do it carefully edges to edges.

4. Cut each of the triangle with a cutter (and a ruler) or a scissor, together with the magnet. 

5. Arrange them on your fridge or anywhere to make it look festive. Ta-da!

paper bunting magnet

Some things to remember:
  • straight lines cut best when cutting magnet. So geometric shapes work best in this case, or if you want other shapes, choose ones that only have curves on the angle.  Example:  i tried cutting a puzzle shape, and the result was not very neat.

  • If you wanna do bigger shapes (say a balloon speech?), laminate the paper first
    before sticking it to the magnet. That way you can write and erase on it by using the dry-erase marker! Oh, the possibilities...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

rainbow bouquet

My infatuation for anything multicolored has resulted in a rainbow bouquet.

I made this bouquet for my cousin, Widya, who had been an owner of two empty vases for too long. 

The width of the peonies makes a perfect fit for short but stubby vases, and i added some artificial  leaves with berries to fill in the empty space between the flowers.

What's so good about this rainbow bouquet is the different looks you get every time you turn the vase around. I find myself staring at it several times a day and never get bored.

Oh, the possibilities of having rainbow bouquets of roses and every other flower now fills my mind. I'm gonna show you what i'm gonna do with another vase of her soon! 

rainbow paper peonies bouquet

Monday, March 19, 2012


Hi, just to do it properly, there had been some changes here at Paperpleased:

1. All questions related to purchasing will be done via paperpleased's facebook
Blackberry groups no longer exist and the blog will be used as a more-personal platform to share things that i love. i hope i can post more often, even if they are shorter.

Add me at : "Angelia Florensia (paperpleased)" for questions regarding price, availability and custom orders. Please check out multiple "ready stock" albums for the most updated collections too.

2. Pricelist had been updated.
Email me at if you'd like to know more.

3. I've been featured on "365" project on adalahkita! Very happy to be featured among other creative locals. Thank you! 

365 project

the decorator in me

Being a new house owner (two years and counting...) definitely led me to a decorating frenzy. The satisfaction comes mostly from finding things that don't break the bank but give the most impact. 

Some of my new favorite buys...

1. A4-frames, that i use to display a collection of old money and stamps, as well as some quirky illustration cut-outs from magazines.

 2.  Tin cans for storing stationeries

3. Fold-able shoe-rack that saves much more space by allowing each pair to be put on top of each other.

4. Trays for grouping of things and hence give a neater look to the tables. I have wooden, rattan, aluminium, and now, steel.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

craft studio

This is probably one of those dream-comes-true moments for me. 

Been toying with the idea of having my own craft studio for months, but somehow i never gave it enough time to sink-in, thus it just sat happily in the corner, occasionally nudging to remind me that she's still there. 

Well, after many nights of browsing pinterest and reading "Studios" careful thinking, i decided to give it a go. 

We have this room we called "office", with a couch and a TV rack inside (yes, that kind of "office") that were rarely used. It would be the perfect space for a craft studio, thanks to its natural light.

It doesn't take a genius to realize how much neater the house would be if there was a proper room for all my sh*t, really. My stuff is filling up quickly, it reached a point where the moment we stepped into the house, you can see piles of papers hung on the shoe rack. 

My husband, being the wonderful guy that he is, had been coping with it very well and occasionally joked how the whole house has turned into a factory/ sweatshop since i started Paperpleased.

But that's about to change...

old "office"
piles of papers

my other "emergency"storage room
what-used-to-be the dining table

Two weeks after discussion with my step-dad (the architect / go-to guy for all my house woes), the furniture was installed and I was ecstatic with the result.

I have so much room now, that after storing all my stuff i still have space on the what-feels-like the never-ending shelves. I could tell that my assistants were happy working in the new studio too. Not to mention my husband. 
(See, why didn't i do this sooner?)

I'm still waiting for the peg wall to be installed (when it does, will post another pic), but at the moment, let me just share some pictures of the newly-renovated "paperpleased" studio.
Now, i'm currently on the look-out for some pretty baskets and storage to decorate it. Looks like this will be a long and enjoyable process...

view from inside

view from outside