I recently teamed up with Cricut and Creativebug to film a number of tutorials for you to watch and learn some of the techniques involved in making some of my paper projects. Up first is the video on how to make your own paper hydrangea. It was the obvious choice to shoot this tutorial first… Read more.
Succulents are enjoying huge popularity at the moment and they look set to stay that way which I’m super pleased about. These paper succulent DIY wedding favors are perfectly on trend and have the added bonus of lasting a lifetime, so your guests can take home the perfect memento of your special day! This is… Read more.
I have shared various paper rose designs over the last two years and this Valentine’s Day I wanted to bring them all together in one glorious rose filled post. One of my oldest and most favourite designs is the long stemmed red rose which also comes in a beautiful blush pink. If you fancy doing… Read more.
I was recently asked by FloraCraft® to create a piece of wall art using their Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets. My paper succulent wreath was so popular that I just had to come up with a fun twist on the design for Valentine’s Day. This 3D heart makes a bold statement on any wall but I… Read more.
Valentine’s Day. . . one of my favorites. It gives me an excuse to mix a little pink and red into my decor and a perfect opportunity to go all roses. For a little splash of Valentine’s Day color, here is a fun and easy project that you can make for your home or as… Read more.
Just in time for Valentine’s day is our newest video on how to make ombré crepe paper roses in both the full bloom garden rose and the bud. You can see the photo tutorial on this post and download the pattern using the button below the video. For this gorgeous ombré crepe paper, pop over… Read more.
It is time to bring some spring and a touch of green into my decor! The first thing that comes to my mind is a topiary, inspired by an English garden and one of my favorite shows. . . Downton Abby that just started its new season. Yay! This adorable little green arrangement is the… Read more.
Spring is coming soon and no better way to prepare than add a some blooms into your home decor. The wonderful thing about these cherry blossom branches is that it will last more than a few days and can be used as a centerpiece for your spring dining table, wedding event or baby shower. So… Read more.
There is nothing that says Christmas better than the traditional red and green color mix. This gorgeous paper Christmas wreath is something you can make and decorate with year after year as it will always me a handcrafted treasure. The wreath includes holly leaves and berries, mistletoe leaves and berries as pine needles adding a… Read more.
But of course! With all of the paper greenery we are doing this season, a mistletoe kissing ball is a must. Though I think the mistletoe would look great with a small bundle of sprigs and tied with a red ribbon, this kissing ball makes quite the statement and is perfect for your holiday party… Read more.
It is time for a new wreath from my front door! I am smitten with my navy and gold living room and wanted to continue that look to the entry of the house. I have seen some gorgeous metal wreaths that have a antique and copper feel on the market right now and thought it… Read more.
Of all of the paper flower I have designed so far, and as you know I have made many, I think this is my favorite. Can I say that? Will the peonies and dahlias feel slighted? These flowers are so happy and bright and will be my care free center pieces for my winter holiday… Read more.
I have such fun making things from Italian crepe paper and getting a set of the metallic crepes from Carti Fini made my heart flutter. You may remember my copper crepe paper acorns from a few weeks ago. These I used in my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. While I was making these I also started the… Read more.
Great news! Many of you have been asking about this gorgeous paper wedding bouquet being available in Cricut Design Space. Since I was the winner of the round three of the competition with this bouquet (thanks for all of your votes!), the full bouquet is ready for you to access and make with your Cricut… Read more.
For my upcoming family Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to great a bouquet for my table that is lush, abundant and hand made. So that is what I did. For this bouquet I added my crepe paper mums in plum and coral, acorns made in metallic copper and brown, maple leaves in plum, gold, copper and… Read more.
I love how these crepe paper artichokes turned out. The pliability and soft colors of the Carte Fini crepe paper gives it a very organic and yummy feel. Don’t they look like they came straight from my garden? I will have to watch myself to make sure I don’t just plop them into a pot of… Read more.
I am loving the metallic crepe papers that are available at Carte Fini. I am experimenting with crepe paper flowers made from these gorgeous metallics, but today I made a few adorable little acorns and leaves. For these acorns I chose the Copper for the nut itself and made the caps from a non-metallic Saddle…. Read more.
It is time for a new video tutorial and today it’s all about the crepe paper gardenia flower. Gardenia blooms are so elegant and though they are a tropical flower are often seen as an indoor plant. My first experience of the gardenia plant was when I worked in the marketing department at Pebble Beach… Read more.
Of course I would have to make an elegantly spooky wreath for my DIY Halloween Decorations, right? This black and grey creep, oops, I mean crepe paper wreath so so simple to make with just a few materials and tools. These textured black flowers and feathers do remind me of crow feathers and the little… Read more.
Have I said it before? Fall is my favorite time of year. I think a lot of you feel the same way too. One of the fall flowers that comes to mind when I am ready to add some fall flair to my decor is the simple yet glorious mum. For me a paper mum… Read more.