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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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Jumbo_Paper_Rose

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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NapkinTN

Hand Paint Your Summer Party Napkins

I have been planning a tropical Luau party setting (and of course the tutorials and printables that go with it) for this summer’s entertaining. Part of the Luau is a sit down dinner so I wanted to make the place settings very unique. I was having difficulty finding napkins to coordinate with my fuschia, pink… Read more.

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PaperPineConeTN

Paper Pine Cones for Woodland Decor

This last Christmas when I made my holiday tree decorated in all paper ornaments, I made some orbs that were covered in little paper circles. I kept seeing them as a very round paper pine cone and thought how cute it would be to make some in more of the cone shape. Pine cones are… Read more.

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CrepePaperGardeniaTN

DIY Crepe Paper Gardenias

Ahhhh, the gardienia. I remember back in my 20′s when I was working as a designer at a well known golf resort and the flower department (how luxurious is that) placed a potted gardenia plant on my desk before it was in bloom. Within a few weeks my office was full of its soft, inviting… Read more.

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PaperRanunculusTN

Make a Crepe Paper Ranunculus Bouquet with Lemon Leaves

I can tell it is summer (even though it has been raining the last few days here in Portland) because I am craving bright colors. And that is exactly what I reached for when I started making this paper ranunculus bouquet. I love the color pop of the gorgeous Italian crepe paper from Carte Fini…. Read more.

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FathersDayArtTN

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift + Michaels New Online Store!

I happened to have it on my project list to do a simple, last-minute Father’s Day project. When Michaels invited me to join 29 other crafty bloggers in their Michaels Makers group I knew exactly the project I would make. As Michaels Makers, we are given a monthly challenge (you know how I love challenges)… Read more.

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GroceryListTN

Editable Grocery List Just for You

Summer is here! The kids are almost out of school which means you could use a little more help staying organized, right? Well here is a pretty printable that we made just for you. I get to say “we” now because I have been joined here in my studio by the talented Lindsay Kretchun, who… Read more.

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BackdropTN

Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland Backdrop

Today is the second of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make this gorgeous paper flower garland that you can use for a backdrop or a photo booth background for your wedding or shower. The garland is made from one flower design, made many… Read more.

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TissuePaperRosesTN

Make a Tissue Paper Full Bloom Rose

I do realize I posted a tutorial for a crepe paper rose last week, but I was inspired on one of my morning walks just the other day by this gorgeous rose that looked like a peony. I posted the photo of this rose on my Instagram asking if I should take it on as… Read more.

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FathersDayTN

Printable Father’s Day Gift Wrap & Tags

I am just loving these handsome graphic black and tan prints! There are 6 gift wraps in this set along with tags, 6 round labels, 2 bow ties and and SVG file to cut these fun twigs. How fun is that! Tomorrow I will show you how to incorporate this set into an ice cream… Read more.

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LGPaperFlowerClassSquare

Meet + Make: Italian Crepe Paper Peony Workshop at West Elm

If you would like to learn some great techniques for making flowers from gorgeous Italian floral crepe paper, this will be a perfect class for you! We will be working with Carte Fini crepe to make a lush peony. These blooms are perfect for weddings, parties and to decorate your home. You can save your… Read more.

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PaperHeadWreath

Make a Crepe Paper Flower Head Wreath

I am so excited to announce that the first of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug is up and ready to view. This is a four-week series through the month of June and will include a live chat with me every Thursdays to answer any questions. The course also includes your materials lists… Read more.

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OmbreRosesTN

DIY Crepe Paper Ombré Garden Roses

I am loving working with Italian floral crepe paper to make new flower designs. The crepe stretches to form petal shapes and ruffled edges giving the paper flowers a luxe finish. It has been several years since I designed the rose pattern for the printed and metallic paper version that are quite easy to make… Read more.

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