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PaperOrchidDIY

DIY Metallic Paper Dendrobium Orchids

It is time for a new paper flower! Let’s make some dendrobium orchid stems using gorgeous metallic papers in shades of purples. You can find these paper over at paper-papers.com and I used Violet, Amethyst and Punch all in the text weight. Once you have your paper, you can either use the printable pattern for… Read more.

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NestingTableTN

One Nesting Table, Three Ways

When designing my daughter Emily’s new house, it was important for us to find base pieces that can be used in multiple ways as her space and needs change. When we saw this Room Essentials nesting table at Target, we knew it was a winner. You may remember seeing our final look in this post where… Read more.

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DIY Geometric Leather Jewelry

I have been anxious to try some materials other than paper with my new Cricut Explore machine. You may remember a few project of my past project using their glitter iron-on that I love, (aprons and canvas bags) but today I went straight for the leather. That’s right. . . leather! Using the geometric gem… Read more.

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Corkboard_Graphic_DIY

Organizing the New Office Space

This week is a week of new beginnings for me! I have always dreamed of having a creative business where I can join with a group of like minded and make things happen. Well, after 17 months of working solo (and very long hours), I am delighted that two talented ladies have joined me in… Read more.

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Printable Mini Envelopes and Tiny Cards

Here is a fun little printable for you! Tiny note cards and envelopes are the perfect way to share your love and appreciation or you can print and bundle these in a set to give as a gift. Just download the PDF below, print onto a white paper, trim and fold your envelopes that are… Read more.

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PaperGerberaDaisyTN

DIY Paper Gerbera Daisies

I have to admit that I find a great joy in inventing my version on paper flowers every week. Gerbera daisies are such a happy flower so it seems that this week I have a double dose of cheer. I made these paper blooms with a variety of papers in text weight (anything lighter than… Read more.

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RANUNCULUS

VIDEO: Make a Paper Ranunculus

I am so excited to share with you my next paper flower video! Here I am showing you how I make my version of a crepe paper ranunculus which are so surprisingly easy to make. You can watch the video and place pause where you need to create along with me. These flowers use the… Read more.

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TreatBagTN

Sweet Little Treat Bags to Make

A few weeks ago I received a package from Martha Stewart Crafts with a brand new border paper punch for me to try out for our 12 Months of Martha project that is available on HSN and in Michaels stores on September 7. How fun is this? The punch has the ability to cut both… Read more.

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TargetTN

Styling my Daughter’s New House

I often miss having a little girl to dress up and plan princess parties for, but now my daughter and I are onto “grown up” creative adventures. Emily, who is about to turn 21, will be finishing her cosmetology training soon (yesterday she gave me the best haircut I have ever had) and I am… Read more.

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HibiscusDIY

DIY Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flowers

Even here is rainy Portland we love a wash of tropical colors. It has actually been in the 90′s for the last few weeks and for our little city that is a heat wave! August is the perfect time to go a little tropical, no matter where on the globe you live. These lush hibiscus… Read more.

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Help Me (Please) be the Cricut Design Space Star

Help Me (Please) be the Cricut Design Space Star

Hello everyone! This is a really tricky post for me to write on several levels. One, I am not really accustomed to asking for help, and two. . . I have a HUGE anxiety around what I would consider “popularity contests”. I am getting a rash right now just thinking about it and I am… Read more.

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Make a Paper Flower Pinata

How fun is this over-sized ball of bright blooms! This project is perfect for a summer fiesta, birthday party or even a colorful wedding. I made this bright paper flower pinata for a wedding. . . well, a pretend wedding that is. Today I am meeting with a handful of other Portland wedding vendors and… Read more.

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PaperCrownDIY

Paper Crowns for all of the Paper Queens!

When I was a little girl, I was not the typical “dress up like a princess” type. In fact, I had a full (DIY of course) Native American costume that I wore everyday for at least a year. However, as a grown up a tiera now and again is a good thing. We can all… Read more.

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RecipeCardSummerTN

Printable Recipe Cards for Summer

Summery fresh and with a citrus twist, these printable recipe cards were designed just for you. The cards are ready for you to download, add your text and print onto card stock. For this editable text you will want to download the free font Museo Slab and install onto your computer. Then you can open… Read more.

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PaperFlowerLei

Make a Tropical Paper Flower Lei

If you are planning a Luau or tropical party this summer, what a better way to add a splash of color than give each guest a handmade paper lei. You can also decorate your tropical drink straws with these pretty blooms. I promise that these will be a big hit at your summer celebration! For… Read more.

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PaperSucculentDIY

Four Paper Succulent Tutorials and Patterns + Win a Cricut Explore!

I am officially in love with paper succulents! These are so fun to make using a variety of card stock papers and my Cricut Explore cutting machine. Of course you can cut them by hand which would give an even more natural look, but I am a busy girl so this is a perfect cutting… Read more.

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SucculentPaperWreathTN

DIY Paper Succulent Wreath

Last Friday when I was in San Francisco, I visited my favorite garden store, Flora Grubb. They are known for their lush and abundant succulents and offer you every which way to create and grow your own succulent gardens that either hang on the wall or in beautiful containers around your living space. I was… Read more.

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Make Jumbo Kraft Paper Flowers

A while back I posted this photo on my Instagram. These jumbo paper roses were made to style a Kraft themed baby shower. Shortly after posting and seeing the response, I knew I would be sharing a tutorial for this polka dot bloom. So here you are, the tutorial as well as a pattern for… Read more.

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DogwoodTN

DIY Dogwood Branches from Italian Crepe Paper

Happy Monday! I know it is now July and most of the dogwood trees have dropped their blooms, but. . . wouldn’t it be nice to keep those blooms just a little longer? These blooming branches are made with Carte Fini Italian crepe paper in 180 gram weight. With my pattern that you can download… Read more.

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VideoTutorialTN

Video: Crepe Paper Peony

Many of you have been asking if I could film my classes, especially the paper flower classes, and I listened. Starting with my all time favorite flower, this is the first of a series of 5 crepe paper flower classes which I will share with you in the month of July. I am filming these… Read more.

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