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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


More Ningyogami, Washi paper dolls.

I was lucky to receive some pieces of washi this past couple of months so I thought I would play around a little.

By the way, I found out that the reason that there are no eyes on the dolls is because you can imagine them having any expression.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ningyogami cards

Here are some Ningyogami cards I made last week.

They are different posed and I didn't place eyes on them.

I wonder why most of the paper dolls I have seen do not have eyes. I'm sure there is a reason. Mmm, maybe I'll do a little research.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Changes to Little Paper Studio

As I prepare for 2016, I will be making some changes to the blog.  First of all, I wish to thank Karen and Dori for being my blog partner these past several years.  I enjoyed blogging with you and sharing with you our love of crafting.

Moving forward, welcome back to my Little Paper Studio . . .

Tea and pocket page swaps still occur every month.  Classes still occur every month.  So please drop by often.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Dress up

Here's an idea for you. Dressing up a bottle of Balsamic Vinegar or any bottle of liquor:

I cut the red "jacket" just long enough to cover the label of the bottle.

I think he came out very cute. Don't cha think?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Teacher gifts

This season, I chose the owl as my theme. I used Stampin Up's Owl Punch.

A Special personalized gift for the main teacher filled with post-it notes, chocolate bar, notepad, matching pen, a mug, Starbucks gift card all in a personalized recycled Spam Can.

And gifts for all the teachers which included chocolate candy, a Starbucks gift card and a candied chocolate spoon.  Tis the season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tea party - Another Explosion Box?

I'm back! Hi, everyone! This past weekend was the last of the craft fairs this season. Today I just finished putting everything away and now I can start some serious holiday shopping. I can't believe I only have 10 days to purchase and wrap everything. My poor relatives on the mainland always wait patiently for their gifts.

Well, it seems I haven't posted for over a month! I recently got a new iPad and having a hard time maneuvering around. For years I had the first generation but as the updates kept coming, the iPad got slower and slower and I had to do things to get around. Now, I have to catch up. Everything looks so different!

On to the project: As I was putting things away, I found some items from a tea party at the Halekulani that I had several months ago with my favorite tea gals.

At first, it looks like a present . . . Probably an explosion box, you say . . .

You are correct, it is an explosion box but with a twist. Each of the four sides holds a tea bag.

Here's another photo. Instead of folding over the flaps in a typical explosion box, the corner squares are cut in a diagonal and folded over to make pockets.

The box cover measures 7x7, with 1" scoring.

Dori, a belated thank you for a terrific gift!


If you didn't know by now, Classes are on break for the holidays. Classes will resume again in January. Tea swap and pocket letter swaps will also start up again in January. In addition, there will be several changes to the blog in a couple of weeks so I sure hope you hang around! Thanks!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas Gift Cards and Tags #2

Wow, my life is pretty busy right now but I wanted to show you a couple more projects we will be making in class this Saturday:

Here is a picture of one of the gift card holders which looks like a present. When you open up the gift card holder, the gift card slides up. We will be using some heavy weight paper here which makes your project look so professional!

The other item is an ornament tag using this pretty ribbon I recently picked up. Hopefully I'll have time to post another gift card holder so stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Christmas Gift Cards and Tags Class

Hi, everyone!  Announcing the last class of 2015:

"Christmas Gift Cards and Tags"
Saturday, November 7, 2015
at A Place in Time, Kailua
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We will create 2 gift cards and 5 gift tags.  Pictured are three of the gift tags we will be making in class.  

 Please bring the following supplies:  Tape adhesive  and glue of your choice, dimensional tape, corner rounder, paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder, scor pal or equivalent, crop-a-dile, TH Distress Ink Walnut Ink (or equivalent) and applicator (or foam sponge).
I will try to post more sneak peaks during the week.
If you are attending, please RSVP your space and call Bill or email me directly.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bosses' Day Cards

On bosses' day, breakfast was on me!  I brought a pastry, banana, orange juice and a little note from me.
For the male boss, one of my favorite white collar shift cards:
For the female, white bossing, copic coloring on kraft card:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ningyogami cards

WOW!  It's been a while since I have posted anything.  It's seldom that I actually sit down on the computer.  Most times I'm on the ipad or the iphone.  Well, it is difficult blogging on the mobiles!

Class this month has been postponed to November 7th.  We will be creating Christmas tags, and gift cards.  Sneak peaks coming soon.

Here's some Ningyogami cards I've been playing around with:

They were fun! 

Craft fair season is kicking up.  My first one was yesterday.  Our next one is November 21, Parker Methodist Church in Kaneohe.  If you plan to visit, please say, Hi!!

Thank you for stopping by and I'll try to post more often!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bottle Cap Craft

 Needed an ID for a flash drive. Since I had a bottle cap available, I quickly checked online to see how others were creating their cute bottle cap jewelry.
Did you know that you can just run it through the Big Shot?  Punch a hole with your Crop-a-Dile and either use Crystal Lacquer or adhere a clear acrylic 1" circle on it.  Add a chain or key holder like I did and you are all done!
 Speak of ID Tags, here's one you maybe interested in. I've been doing it for years!  At the hardware are laminated chip samples.
I've taken a couple of these samples, added stickers, punch art, etc., etc.  Then using a Versamark stamp pad, ink all over the front of the plate.  Then use UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) and emboss the front of the laminated chip.  In the back of the laminated chip I usually print or label my phone number or address ("If lost, please return to ...").  I've added these personalized laminated chips on our suitcases, backpacks, lunch pairs and other cases.  They last forever!!  The daisy tag above is actually the first one I did 12 years ago.  It was sealed with regular embossing powder so over the years the embossing was starting to fall out.  To make it new again, I re-embossed it with the UTEE.

Happy crafting!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ningyogami cards

I learned how to do a different ningyogami doll from Kelli a while ago.  It entailed more folding.  Well, I finally had some play time to create more of these cute dolls.  Here's they are:

 That was fun!  I was even able to use some of my Graphic 45 Bird Song scraps.  Here's one up close:
Thanks, Kell!  L-o-v-e it!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Card Buffet Class

Hi everyone!  This past week we have been drenched with rain.  Here's a picture of Friday's slow drive down from the Pali Tunnels on the windward size of Oahu.  On a normal day, you could see the ocean and mountains in front of you.  However, the rain just pelted down on us, courtesy of what was left over from Hurricane Ignacio, now just a tropical storm.  The brown covering on the road is about 3-4 inches of running water streaming down.

On to the next scheduled class:  This one is called a Card Buffet.  For this class, you will have the opportunity to create as many cards as you can in the time frame from 1:30p to 4:30 p.m. There will be about 10 different cards available to choose.  The way the class works is there will be a sample card with all the supplies to make that card.  Following the sample, you will be able to create the card.  Now these are all simple cards to put together.  In other words, I will not be teaching but will be available if you have any questions or have problems.  Card kits are not exactly the same but as close to the sample as possible.  The goal is to use all these extra pieces of card items I have lying around ;o)

Class is scheduled for September 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at A Place in Time.  Cost is $23.00.  Please bring the following items which is your basic supply kit:  Paper trimmer, scissors, all times of adhesive (liquid, tape, etc.), ruler, dimensional tape, black ink pad, black pen, corner rounder, scor-pal (card size), bone folder, piercing tool.

The above cards are just a sample of some of the cards available for you to create.  If you are interested in attending, please call Bill at A Place in Time or email me.  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Baby Blue

Well, since it has been a long time since I have posted, I'd better start showing you what I have been up to:

Baby shower for my ex-boss.  Her baby theme was elephants.  I cranked out 45 baby blue and light gray favor boxes (Stampin Up's Curvey Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies).  Thank you, Colleen!!!  I have fallen in live with these boxes.  They are definitely cute!

Then brought out the little elephant die from Cuttlebug.  The favors were all done rather quickly in a week.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Open Call for Pocket Letter Swap and Tea Swap

Our monthly tea swap continues.  My partner for the August tea swap is Carol who lives in Arcadia, California.  
I love the card that Carol made for me.  The optional colors this month were teal, orange and white.  She heat embossed the ginkgo leaves in gold.  I am going to guess that the stamp she used is PTI Harvest Berries.  I may just have to invest in this stamp set.  It's just beautiful!
Along with the required tea bags, she sent gifts of silver cording and Christmas present stickers which I know will look just elegant on some holiday tags.

In exchange, I decided to pull out an old embossing stencil that I have never used by Lasting Impressions called Bear/Just for You and created a card with matching tea bag holder.

The tea holders opens into three partitions.  I included a Stamp by Kitty Bee Designs, Hawaiian Tea and a Hawaiian snack.

Back by popular demand, we are having the 2nd Pocket Letter swap and our monthly tea swap.

September Tea Swap:
Requirements: A hand-made card and 2 tea bags mailed to your partner by September 30.

Optional Themes:   Giving Thanks
Optional colors:  Fall and Autumn Colors
Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!
If you are interested, email me no later than September 13 with the following information:

1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

Your partner's information will be sent to you by September 16. Teas must be mailed out by September 30! 

Pocket Letter Swap
Everyone who participated in July's Pocket Letter Swap had fun creating their pocket letter and receiving them.  Some even created a Pocket letter for their tea swap.  Guaranteed to be creative, inspiring and fun!  You are required to use a 9 pocket trading card protector.  For more information on what a Pocket Letter is, click here or google it. Here is also a pocket page swap from Brenda of Honolulu:

 This is the front of the pocket page.  The optional theme was Summer.  Brenda's personal letter is included in the bottom middle panel.

Brenda even decorated and included some more goodies on the back side of the pocket page.

Requirements:  Fill a 9 pocket trading card protector and mail to your partner by October 7, 2015
Optional theme:   "Where I live"

If you are interested in the Pocket Letter Swap, email me no later than September 13 with the following information:

1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) interests
5) blog (if any)
6) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

Your partner's information will be sent to you by September 15. Pocket letters must be mailed out by October 8, 2015

**Please indicate which swap you are joining

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 29 class - Hawaiian Cards

Hi everyone!  By request, the August 29 is a repeat class, called Hawaiian Cards.  Class starts at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Cost is $23 and will be held at A Place in Time.

Please bring the following supplies to class:

5 sponges or a Tim Holtz Ink Applicator or Blending Tool
Dreamweavers Palette knife (opt)
Dreamweavers Spreader or plastic credit card
3-5 daubbers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Versamark Ink Pad
Dimensional tape
Adhesive of your choice

Here are pictures of the class projects:

Have a GREAT Weekend!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trios card class - sneak peek #5

A couple of minions complete the class project set for Saturday. I neglected to add a corner rounder to the class supplies and, if you have, silver liquid pearl.

And yes, this also was inspired by nail art! Have a great one!!