It is time for a new Fall wreath for the door and me being one who likes to push the color boundaries and traditions, decided to make it in deep plums and purples with a touch of lime. For that color palette, the paper flower of choice must be a hydrangea, right? I started with… Read more.
For our September Michaels Makers challenge, we were asked to shop at their Fall Market to find materials and items to decorate our home in preparation for Autumn. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to give my front porch a fall makeover and though the leaves have not yet started to change colors… Read more.
I am up here in Salt Lake City today working on some fabulous Cricut projects that I will be sharing soon. Since we do have a big holiday this Friday in the US, I thought I would share another fun printable for your Fourth of July event. These vintage banners are ready to download and… Read more.
What makes this caramel corn recipe extra special is the adorable vintage packaging. The recipe is old fashioned tasty like Crackers Jacks, and will be a hit with your guests. I love putting my popcorn or caramel corn into pretty paper cones for any party and event. These cones make a serving easy to hold… Read more.
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.
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.
This fruit filled summer dessert definitely sparks memories of childhood. I love a good biscuit or English scone and strawberry shortcake is right there with them. But how do you make a fluffy version that is gluten-free and does not resemble a hockey puck in both weight and taste? This is the question. With a… Read more.
I am going to bring you another oldie but goodie and show you how to make these fun and festive paper stars. These stars are perfect for your Fourth of July decor and you can make them with your kids to create a garland or to hang in your window. You may recognize the spiral… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Father’s Day is coming and Lindsay and I are designing a full set (ice cream theme) just for that occasion, but in the meantime as per request, I am sharing the printable gift wraps designed especially for men that I showed on the gifts in this tag post last week. These are simple and fun… Read more.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the United States. Some of us have the day off as it is a national holiday, but me. . . I did not want to miss sharing this tutorial and pattern for the gorgeous camellia flower. I have a few camellia bushes around my house. In the spring… Read more.
I will admit that I am a tad (just a tad) obsessed with flowers and all shades of pink right now. Stepping back from my pink immersion I realized that it is high time I designed a set of gift tags that are suited for the men in your lives. Right? I am loving the… Read more.
UPDATE: I now have a full video class for this paper peony. You can find it in this post: http://liagriffith.com/video-crepe-paper-peony I have a lot of beloved flower favorites, but at the top of that list is the peony. There are so many varieties in colors and form that I could design another dozen version of… Read more.
Of course you know I must create a set of gift tags and gift wrap for every major holiday and Mother’s Day is one of them. These pretty blush and mint tags come in three versions along with a mint polka dot bow. The gift wrap comes in three patterns all of which can be… Read more.
I will be completely honest with you here. . . I was dreading making the paper hydrangea and have put off designing the burst of tiny blooms for a very long time. Though it is one of my favorite flowers, the idea of gluing hundreds of little petals into a ball seemed daunting. One of… Read more.
Ahhhh, spaaaa. My house smells so good right now and I wish I could add a little scratch-and-sniff to this post and share it with you all. I am posting twice today because I really want to get these printable labels to you before the weekend! Mother’s Day is a week and a few days… Read more.
We are continuing the spa theme today with this recipe for a DIY scrub that will help prepare your skin ready for your pretty summer dresses. The base of epsom or sea salt not only exfoliates your skin but has the added benefit of absorbing toxins. One note about my reason for choosing salt over… Read more.
There is nothing more luxurious than homemade bath and body products that are so fresh, natural and organic. This grapefruit and lavender body butter is delicious! I had a hard time not wanting to scoop it right into my mouth. . . though I am sure it feels and smells better than it actually tastes…. Read more.