Valentine's Day

“That is so Sweet of You”

When I receive a special gift or when I give a gift, I hear those words most often.

I like to think of this day as the Sweetest Day, not so much the sugary kind. It is sweet to give or receive a custom created gift vs one just quickly grabbed off the shelf from your favorite drug store.

This is the fist year that I have created custom gifts for this Valentine's/Sweetest Day. I had a great time creating one-of-a-kind gifts that will make your Valentine's Day shopping very easy.

As one of my clients said: "I don't give my wife real flowers for Valentine's Day, because they die and that is a poor representation of my love for her."

For more information and how you too can have one of these beauties, contact me at  

PF at Hawaii Woman Expo Sept 5, 6, & 7

Come visit Paper Fancies at Booth 342!

I'll be at the Hawaii Woman Expo at the Blaisdell in Honolulu this weekend. Come by and say hello and to check out my latest creations in person.
Hope to see you there!

Boxes and Cards

A beautiful way to impress someone special.

Blue Box & Card Design - May 2013

Hi, Nada! She LOVED it! She was very surprised, and loved the intricate details! She kept saying, "I really, really like this!" She was amazed at the customized card and matching box! Even the hand-made envelope! She loved the finely cut blue designs on the white card stock, especially the flowers. Did you also put those blue jewels on the bag? You have such a fine eye for artistic design, Nada! Your handiwork is the best answer for beautiful, handcrafted creations that make an impression! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nada!

The start of something great

A request came through from a client for a Mother's Day gift for his wife. This year she did not want candy or flowers or jewelry. She wanted to go to a dinner and maybe a movie. My client wanted to know if I had something that he could purchase from me to give to his wife that fell within these specifications. 

I enjoy a challenge and this proved to be a small one. But since I'm quick in thinking of new ways to design my creations, I welcomed the job. I let him know that I could create a special box with a matching custom designed card with room for a note from him. He loved the idea and I started designing it in my head. I had never made a card before but that wasn't going to stop me. And as I have made beautiful small boxes in the past, I started with a quick research on custom designed cards, saw a couple of cards that caught my attention, gave me a couple of ideas and I was off creating my very own first card. I had less then 24 hours to design, create, package and deliver. And...

...mission accomplished!  

What's New...What's next...

I enjoy creating custom orders. As a matter of fact, that is basically how I work. Each of my creations is a work of art, therefore I thrive on the inspiration and challenge of creating something new. 

Next I will work on creating a 6x6x2 and a 6x6x3 box as well as a 4 page, 4x4 booklet card. This will be interesting, since I need to find the right size paper for a larger box.

Stay tuned, there's much more to come of the "Handmade just for you" creations!


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Paper Clip and Magnet Fancies

Not too long ago I posted a contest on the Paper Fancies Facebook page. I asked my followers to make suggestions for the next project for me to make. I would then pick the winning suggestion and the winner would receive the suggested Paper Fancies design.

The winning suggestion

I received a number of great suggestions and at the end of the contest I chose to create fancy, floral paper clips. The winner was from my own town, and we were able to meet up and I was very happy to present her with a couple of Paper Clip Fancies.

Some ideas for using the clips:

For a real estate agent: Clip client documents together with these colorful and unique clips, making the transaction with the client personal and memorable (in a good way!). 

For musicians: Clip your scores together, thus when singing there are pretty flowers to remind you to smile when you sing. 

For your home office: Clip together that stack of papers that needs your attention – a more cheerful reminder that something is due!

Gifts for young and old, for teachers and students, for professionals and homemakers, and everyone in between!

Magnet Fancies

Paper Fancies also carries Magnet Fancies, and these make great gifts (or self-indulgences!) for everyone that has something special to show off and a magnetizing surface.

As I was creating these cute Paper Clip Fancies, I came up with an idea to create Mini Magnet Fancies and a few large ones too. 

Additional "mini" products and more to come

After creating these paper clips and magnets, I decided to create a new smaller item 6-7 times per year. Who knows, I may even make something different every month. 

For the month of July, I will be making Flower Ring Fancies

What color Paper Clip Fancies would you like me to make for you?

What color Flower Ring Fancies would you like?