Monday, January 31, 2022

Greet Us and Win!

Do you know that this year is very special for Papemelroti?  50 years ago, a housewife started selling handmade stuffed toys at the first floor store space of her apartment.  She prayed for a business and as the years flew by, she couldn't have imagined how successful it would be!

Looking back, we are so grateful for God's blessing this business in so many unexpected ways.  Mrs. Socorro Alejandro started something small and today, it has grown into a source of livelihood for hundreds of Filipinos!

Won't you celebrate with us?  We are giving away a gift pack this month that we are sure you will love!  You'll fall in love with this gift pack, showcasing some of our newest products!  You stand a chance to win all of these by completing a simple task.  Read on...

Love Retractable Bag Holder

Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Notebook
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Stationery
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Half Pad

Love Infinity Bracelet

Infinity Necklace

Do Small Things with Great Love Desk Calendar

Seek Hope and Dream Wooden Desk Plaque
Love Wire Bracelet
Love Message Glass Boodle Bottle

The products look so nice together!

Here are all the prizes!

I Love You Bunny Gal Full Color Greeting Card

Gift Pack List

Love Retractable Bag Holder

Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Notebook
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Stationery
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Half Pad
Love Infinity Bracelet
Infinity Necklace
Do Small Things with Great Love Desk Calendar
Seek Hope and Dream Wooden Desk Plaque
Love Wire Bracelet
Love Message Glass Boodle Bottle
I Love You Bunny Gal Full Color Poster

We wanted to know how you feel about papemelroti so we organized this contest to hear from you!  

How to join:

1. Make a video greeting.  It can be as simple as "Happy Anniversary Papemelroti!" or something more unique.  Must not be more than 3 minutes long.  Short and sweet is best!  It doesn't have to be a person (it can be your dog greeting us).  It can be animation or anything you think of!  Have fun with it.

2.  Upload to YouTube / Instagram / Facebook and put a #papemelrotiat50 tag.  

3.  Send us the link to your video greeting!  Send to -

Must not be more than 3 minutes long.  Only 1 entry is allowed.

***We will give you an additional point for the raffle if you share your video on any of your social networks (public accounts only).  Send the link in your e-mail.  

We will have 2 prize winners - one for the BEST VIDEO and another winner for the raffle.

We will compile all the entries and share the finished product on social media and at our year-long celebrations!  Contest ends February 28, 2017.

You're a star!  Let's see what you got!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Kindness Animal Series

To thank all of you for celebrating #papemelrotiat50 with us, this year we're giving away limited edition postcards to each customer! Get the Kindness Bunny Postcard until the end of February and come back each month to grab a new design.

With love, #papemelroti

P.S. Hurry, available only until supplies last!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

50th Anniversary Limited Edition Papemelroti Privilege Card

Introducing the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition #papemelroti Privilege Card (PPC),  which entitles you to discounts at any papemelroti branch*!

Earn your limited edition PPC this special year by accumulating purchases worth only Php 3000! Current cardholders can get the 50th Anniversary Edition PPC by accumulating purchases worth Php 1000.

Get 5% off at our mall branches and 10% off at our main branch on cash transactions and online purchases at !  This is your lifetime ticket to the best deals for papemelroti shopping fun!  This card never expires!!!

This special offer is only available this 2017!  Next year, our privilege cards will require a minimum of P5,000 to avail.  So gather all your receipts and show these to one of our sales staff!

Terms and conditions apply. Inquire online or at any branch. #papemelrotiat50

Friday, February 03, 2017

Giant Greeting Cards

Send your warmest greetings with our Big Greeting Cards, only 39php each from #papemelroti! #papemelrotiat50 - Metal Bicycle (369php), Small Notepad (20php), Kraft Ballpen (25php), Big Greeting Card (39php), Long Pouch (179php)

Purchase Online

Thursday, February 02, 2017

A Dream Within a Dream

All new exclusive #papemelroti items coming your way this February! #papemelrotiat50 - Drawstring Bag by @robert_alejandro (449php)

Botanical Stamps

Thank you for sharing the journey with us! Here's what artist @joanniecandi had to say: "Congratulations @papemelroti on your 50th year! This local stationery store holds a strong sentimental value to me, I grew up smelling and collecting their products til technology took over. So thank you for these nostalgic goodies." #papemelroti #papemelrotiat50

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DIY Pen Roll Holder

Looking through art supplies, one inadvertently comes across different types of pen holders.  They come as zippered up pouches, notebook types, wooden cylinders and more.  Which type holds your pens best?  

Pouches are not really ideal as they bunch up the pens and you need to pickup each pen before you know what color it is.  Canisters and desk cylinder holders are fine but they don't really show you all the pens at once.  You still need to rummage through it to get the particular pen you need.

A notebook with rows and rows of pens held by a garter on a flat page works better although these are hard to find and usually pricey.  Besides, they usually look pretty boring.

A solution is to make your own!  It's kind of an intimidating task but you can do it - even if you don't have much time.  You also don't need to buy a lot of expensive materials at a craft store.  Just choose materials you have lying around the house.  The design will be assymetrical so it won't look like every other pen roll holder!

It will look like this!  Isn't it so exotic and bohemian?  Get yours too!  Each one will be unique!


Over-sized Patterned Blouse
Cloth Scissors
Needle and Thread
Cloth or leather
Ruler (though I didn't really use one)

1.  Choose an old, over-sized blouse with reasonably thick cloth.  I used one with a colorful design and with lining inside.  The sleeves must be wide enough for the project. (see step 4 to know what I mean).

2.  Check if the sleeve is wide enough.  Your pen height must be smaller than the sleeve's width.  If it's the right size, pick the sleeve with the nicer design.  This will the material for our Pen Roll holder!

3. Cut out the sleeve.  You'll want the widest part of the sleeve to be neatly cut.

4.  So lay out the pen once again and imagine it suspended on the holder.  Choose the side of the sleeve that you want for the outside and inside of the holder.  Nice huh?

5.  Look at the length of the sleeve with the pen on top to see how long your holder should be.  Imagine your colored pencils and see if they'll all fit in there. 

6.  If you don't want it to look too funky, you can straighten the shoulder part of the sleeve and cut it straight.

7.  Turn the fabric wrong side out.

8. Pin the wider edge of the sleeve.

9.  Sew together!

10.  Admire your work!  Neat!

11.  Turn right side out.  Do the other side (the cuff part of the sleeve).   I liked how the cuff looked so I just did a blind stitch to keep it together.

12.  Snip off one of the blouse buttons. We turned over the button cause we liked the bamboo feel of the other side!  Sew it on the cover of the pen holder as a notch for securing the holder in place.

13.  Cut the strip on the blouse where the buttons go - we will use this as the strap on the pen holder.  Cut neatly!

14. Cut the length you need depending on the thickness of the roll.

15.  Sew the part where you cut with blind stitch.

16.  Secure the slot on the button to ensure it is going to be sewn on the right area.

17.  Sew the strap onto the back of the holder.  Use a blind stitch once again, so it looks neat.

18.  Cut a piece of cloth 50% smaller than the whole holder.  You may use a ruler to measure the piece.  We just estimated the size.  Place at the piece at the middle as shown.  Pin down.

19.  Sew the edge onto the cloth, taking care not to let the needle pass through the other side of the holder cover.  Then put a pen through and sew each section - see pattern for sewing in white (above).

20.  Finish sewing until the other edge.

You're all done!  Put in your pens!  Try it out!  Enjoy your new Pen Roll Holder!


Meet the youngest sibling of the original Papemelroti brood of artists, Christina Alejandro Burke.  At the age of 7, Christina was already working in the family business.  Customers would fondly recall seeing her wrap gift items on the floor because she couldn't reach the countertop. She oftentimes dabbles in drawing, calligraphy,  photography,  music, and typography.  Christina is based in Tokyo with the love of her life, her husband Patrick.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bright Ideas for Romance

Newlyweds get a lot of advice from their elders and they're all the better for it as they embark on a journey that is not without its ups and downs.

If you come into a relationship looking only for the fun times, you'll get a rude awakening for long term relationships are best matured in the not-so-fun times.  It can only be true love if it stands the test of time.

One advice is to love, no matter what.  Isn't that a tall order?  What if she shops too much? What if he burps so loudly every day?  Love, no matter what.


Be grateful for God's best gift to you - your spouse.  When he/she does something you don't like, think of the phrase, "love no matter what".


We remember things better when we write them down.  Grab a brush pen and do some calligraphy!  

There are a lot of brushes to choose from!

We like the Kuretake ones as they produce thick, bold strokes.

The best advice we can give you is -

Wait, you don't have a brush pen?  No worries, we had our artist Calej make a sample video of calligraphy without a brush pen.  She just used a black ballpen.

It's your turn!  


Imagine being married for 90 years?  That's how long Karam and Kartari Chand were married until the husband's passing last October.  He was 110 and his wife was 103 at the time.  They have 8 children and 27 grandchildren.  Let's see what we can learn from this amazing couple.

The two met as teenagers in India and eventually settled in the U.K.  When asked the secret to their happy married life, they said, they they "don't argue" and they get along.  Is that possible you say?  It must be!

Some would argue that arguing or "discussing" is part of married life and that fighting fair is good for your relationship.

We must agree that expressing your opinions and not keeping it inside is good but how do you say this to your partner without arguing?


Express yourself lovingly and not argumentatively.  See what this does for your relationship.


Print the quote below and color in with crayons or paint, etc.  Paste on your journal to remind you of the week's assignment.

Respect comes from the Latin word "respectus" which means "to look back, to regard, to consider".  We are to look at our spouse with attentive, reflective vision.  We are not to disregard them or to forget looking at them.

Some studies have shown that RESPECT is even more important than communication.  In 1 Peter 3, where the bible talks about marriage, respect has more mentions compared to love.

"Wives, respect and obey your husbands in the same way. Then the husbands who do not obey the word of God will want to know God. They will want to know God because their wives live good lives, even though they say nothing about God. 1 Peter 3:1"

 "Husbands, also live with your wife the way you know is right. Respect her because she is a woman. She is not as strong as a man. Also respect her because God has given her, as well as you, the blessing of life." 1 Peter 3:7

So, respect is one of the secrets to a long and happy marriage.  We don't give it only when our partner does something good but even when they have failed you.  It's something we shouldn't ever forget if we want them to be content and happy in the relationship.


Read 1 Peter 3 and think of how to respect to your spouse in the day to day circumstances of life.


Make a song about respect!  Click here for the online music studio.  Just play around with it and have a fun memory.

Our last advice is by no means the least.  It's probably the most important.  You'd think our spouses ought to be at the top slot but it's God who should occupy that place.

Putting God first puts everything in the proper order.

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27

If we put God first and consequently, His ways, that is the best we can do for our spouses.  God is love and if we follow the ways of love, we cannot go wrong.  God alone can give us the grace we need to make it the best marriage ever!

If we put our spouses first and our world revolves around them, this is not going to be a happy way to live.

Just think of your spouse agreeing with you even when you are going to do something wrong.  This is not good for our spouse.  If God was in first place, we can encourage our partner to make the right decision, in accordance with God's righteous ways.

Put God first and your spouse second.


Spend some time in prayer thanking God for His blessings and of course, for your spouse.


Create a collage with your favorite traits of your spouse.  Use your calligraphy and computer for typing out the characteristics of your spouse!  Then you can give it to him/her as a memorable gift!

We hope you enjoyed making the projects in this article!  Feel free to share them with us by a link on the comments below!


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