Welcome to Paper Basket!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paper Basket. My name is Ilyn.

Paper Basket is a start-up company selling handmade cards, albums, blank journals, calligraphy and scrapbooking services. Also, weekend papercrafting classes are in the planning stages so if you want to learn the things I'm selling, watch out for that. Papercrafting is such a fulfilling hobby that I don't mind sharing the love. It's such a digital world that we live in and, if you're like me who loves handcrafted products, maybe Paper Basket is for you.

I will feature my products every now and then for you to see what this Paper Basket is all about. Hopefully, you'd like what you'll see.

A bit of a background. I am a licensed architect since 1998 and taught architectural drafting and painting to high school students for five years. I worked as an architect for four years. However, I always love papercrafting. It started at three years old, sustained in elementary school when my teachers would ask for my help decorating bulletin boards. It was in high school when I started my calligraphy and did many certificates (I earned a bit from that) and handmade cards. In college, I did calligraphy work for a few couples for their wedding invitations. I even did my own wedding invitations myself, handwritten and all, in 2002. Why didn't I see it then? I have no idea.

After a while, I realized that the fulfillment I get from my handcrafted little projects far surpassed whatever the architecture profession was giving me and so, I decided to turn it into a business. When my first scrapbooking client and her family saw the album (it was my first) I did for them and was a bit blurry eyed with happiness, I knew I did the right thing.

I hope you stay aboard with me. And if you want to send me a message, leave a comment below or email me directly at info.paperbasket@gmail.com for inquiries. I would love to hear from you.

We offer customized handmade papercraft products such as greeting cards, scrapbook albums, mini-albums, blank journals, calligraphy work, boxes, scrapbooking services and other papercrafts.

Ms. Ilyn is a licensed architect who decided that teaching arts and crafts, or making them, is way more fulfilling than dealing with contract documents, estimates and technical specifications. She taught Architectural Drafting and Painting to High School Students for five years, and Arts for Pre-K to Grade 3 Pupils for three years.

Please email us at: info.paperbasket@gmail.com