Papercutting Workshop – Please express your interest! :)

Hi guys,

I’m planning to hold a Papercutting  Workshop in Alabang on either February 13 or 20, and I need a show of hands (virtual hand, that is) so I can plan accordingly. Venue will be at the Spectrum Lifestyle Store at Commercenter Alabang. Comment below with your e-mail address so I can add you to the preliminary list. Thanks! 🙂



Papercutting Workshop in Quezon City

Papel de Pinay is coming to QC! 🙂

Get ready to Cut, Craft and Create by turning a dull piece of paper into a head-turning work of art! Learn the art of paper cutting in a three-hour workshop this November.
The workshop fee is PhP 1,500.00, which includes a paper cutting starter kit, exercise sheets, frame, light lunch, and drinks.

Due to space contraints, and for participants to get the best out of this course, the class will be limited to 15 slots.


November 14, 2015, Saturday, 10AM to 1PM.


Cool Beans Library Cafe, 

67 A Maginhawa, UP Village, QC


Click here to register. Sign up now until October 23 to avail of the Early Bird Rate of only PHP 1,300. (REGULAR RATE: PhP 1,500.00.)

See you there! 

Basic Papercutting with Papel de Pinay – REGISTER HERE!

Get ready to Cut, Craft and Create by turning a dull piece of paper into a head-turning work of art! Learn the basics of paper cutting in this three-hour workshop. The workshop will cover sketching and drafting, tips and tricks in paper cutting, as well as framing your final product.

The workshop fee is PhP 1,500.00, which includes a starter kit and light lunch.


August 29, Saturday, 11AM to 2PM.


Lizzy Latte,
Builders Center Bldg., 170 Salcedo Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City

FEE: PhP 1,500.00


Bank deposit details will be sent by e-mail within 24 hours of registration.

Please e-mail a copy of your deposit slip to

Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE but can be TRANSFERABLE (details will be included in e-mail confirmation of payment).

Your slot will only be confirmed after your payment. Payment must be made within 3 days after registration. Failure to do so will automatically cancel your registration. If you still wish to register, you may resubmit your form.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Maker’s Market at Estancia

A little over a month ago, Papel de Pinay joined yet another Maker’s Market — this time, for a two-day stint at the newly built Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons. For some of you who may not have heard of this event before, Maker’s Market is a seasonal event held by the fine people of Craft MNL. Crafters, makers, artists, and what-have-you’s gather in one event selling stuff from yarns, paints, cutters and sculpture materials, handmade soaps, paper quilled accessories and cards, handpainted paper mache forms, to handstitched leather goods and prints to name a few. It was my second time to join such an event, and being someone who have enjoyed her first Maker’s Market last year,  I decided to sell my handmade products for 2 days — the last weekend of June.



It was a fun two days. While I enjoyed entertaining inquiries from buyers, and even passers-by, I also loved the feeling of being surrounded by other makers, such as, Frou Frou Crafts, Sqooid, Craft Carrot, Sketchnotes, Dagatbeads, and like, 40 others (yes, FORTY). It was the biggest Maker’s Market to date, and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it. Looking forward to the next one! 🙂


The first item to go!


The cutest kid came up to my booth, and asked her dad to buy this for her. ❤

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Gogh-ing… Gogh-ing… Gone!

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Good Housekeeping Philippines

Hi guys! I have a mini feature on the Time Out section of Good Housekeeping Philippines‘ October issue.


I was asked to make a papercut based on their theme for the month which is fitness.

I came up with this:

I took the photo myself. I laid out the papercut on our red garden soil for effect. I just love how it turned out. 🙂

The magazine issue is still on local newsstands, but you can also download an online copy here.

Wedding Papercut Present

I was recently commissioned to make a papercut by my aunt as a wedding present for my cousin and his soon-to-be wife who are both based in the US. I barely know them as a couple so I opted to do a theme that is somewhat safe for wedding papercuts: leaves and flowers.

I wanted to make the names in formal script so I decided to have it digitally printed instead of drawing it by hand. I used my favorite cursive font to cut: Egregio script. It’s flowy and formal, but thick enough for easy cutting. I would’ve loved to use a thinner font, but unfortunately, I ran out of stone paper, and cutting text with thin strokes is only doable (I’m speaking based on my own experience) with good quality paper, i.e. stone paper.

The only parts that are digital are the text and the oval (in mirror image, of course), the rest are handdrawn.

Everything was cut using a single sheet of 8 x 10 in. cream paper and an X-acto blade (yes, I’m back to using X-acto and I must admit, I kinda missed it 🙂 )