Our illustrator Krista loves to spend most of her days designing little characters. She’s been known to go one step further and give them names, ages and even a back story – she’s crazy nuts and we love her for that. Today’s post sees us sharing some of Krista’s adorable safari animal characters as part… Read more.
There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.
Our winter paper lanterns were super popular back in November so with Chinese New Year upon us next week (Thursday 19th!) I was inspired to design a fresh paper lantern for the occasion. In China the New Year celebration is also known as the Spring Festival so it seemed perfect to include a delicate Spring… Read more.
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.
As some of you may have seen from my Instagram, I spent last week working with the amazing team at Creativebug in San Francisco on a new video tutorial series that will be released this Fall, and it was to my delight that this morning the final video for my last series on paper wedding… Read more.
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.
This is such a fun project! In this video with Creativebug, I teach you how to make the letters from a flat board into these 3D forms, then give you three ideas of how to finish the surfaces. I am just loving the gold leaf look right now and these letters were made especially for… Read more.
You can now view the third of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make a Dowton Abby inspired topiary. I show you how to make them using a simple terra cotta pot, copper tubing for the form and Carte Fini floral crepe paper for… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have come to the conclusion that any paper. . . that is ANY paper. . . can be transformed into a gorgeous paper flower. Other than poms for gift toppers and tree ornaments, I had yet to experiment with tissue paper to make paper flowers, until this weekend. Having just returned from San Francisco… Read more.
This is such a pretty time of year here in Portland. The trees are bursting with blooms in pinks, whites and yellows. To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to add a pretty blooming branch to my dinner table and make something I can use again and again in many different ways. For this project… Read more.
Today’s post is in celebration of this blog’s 1st year anniversary! Whoot Whoot! It has been the best year, and the busiest year of my work life. So let us take a moment of pause the busy blogger schedule to eat cake! This fun eat cake party banner was a suggestion of a reader who… Read more.
Spring is coming very soon which means it is time for some new spring inspired gift tags. Right? I loved the mix of pastel pinks with the kraft paper gift tags I designed for Valentine’s day and decided to try a similar palette with these gorgeous vintage rose illustrations. Most of these are very feminine… Read more.
The last few days I have been working on a photo shoot for a UK craft magazine. I designed and shot an article on gift wrap as well as this issue’s cover shot. Very exciting! It has been a fun project since gift wrapping is one of my passions. One of my props that I… Read more.
Welcome to my new series, Food Lover Friday! To launch this series I teamed up with my new friend Melissa from Homemade for Friends. As a chef from New York, she has started a wonderful new blog full of food gifts that celebrate the yumminess of homemade. Earlier this week Melissa sent me her recipe… Read more.
This white tissue garland is a spin-off of the very popular cocktail napkin poinsettia I shared this last Christmas season. This is an even simpler version that when attached to ribbon to create a garland makes a gorgeous backdrop. I can see this garland used for bridal showers, baby showers or a photo backdrop for… Read more.