I love gift giving and always enjoy the wrapping of the gift as much as the making of it. I like to play with wraps and papers, ribbons and bows but it can be tricky to get it looking ‘just right’. Tying the perfect bow can leave you cross and frustrated – which is no… Read more.
I was lucky enough recently to be asked to film a collection of tutorials for Cricut in collaboration with online craft class website Creativebug. In this video I will talk you through the print and cut feature on the Cricut explore and together we will make a range of beautiful DIY gift tags and… Read more.
Gift wrapping is often overlooked as an afterthought to the gift itself. But for me it offers another opportunity to get super creative and keep my gift giving personal – more is more I always say! These DIY gift bags and coordinating tags were designed in Cricut Design Space which makes it the perfect project… Read more.
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.
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.
Many of you have been asking me which personal cutting machine I prefer and why. I have created a 3 part series that talks about the difference of the Cricut Explore and the Silhouette Cameo and why I pick the Cricut Explore. Here is part one of three: Please note that this is my… Read more.
Tying the perfect bow is something my mom taught me. There are several different ways to do this, and this is one. The trick to keeping your bow straight it how you wrap the center knot around your first loop. If you wrap under the loop, your bow will be crooked. If you wrap over… Read more.
Last year I designed this paper bird in a larger form and used it as my tree topper. You may remember it in my Handcrafted Holiday video. It was such a hit that I filmed a full video tutorial on how to makes these as love birds. This year we are making a mini version… 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.
Fall is all but here, and as a memory of spring I am sharing the full video tutorial on how to make these pretty dogwood branches. These blooming branches are easy to make by using paper covered floral wire for the branches and Italian crepe paper for each bloom. Though dogwood comes in shades of… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe you have seen some of my sneak peeks on my instagram or heard a few hints I have been dropping about a video series I filmed in San Francisco. It is now time to officially announce that. . . . Starting June 3, l’ll be teaching a four-week paper wedding crafts course at Creativebug.com. … Read more.
Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar lights. The base of my chandeliers are made from a recycled coffee table & cabinet door. The vintage reproduction electrical parts I found on Etsy at Snake Head Vintage. I… Read more.
Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.
A few years ago after I moved from a house into my downtown loft, I realized that my Christmas decoration collection had found its way to the donation pile. I saw it as an opportunity to try something different, to fill the tree with handmade paper ornaments. This started a new tradition, and now in… Read more.
Yes, a new video! You may recognize this table from the entryway tour. It is painted in my all time favorite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan color. . . Graphite! In this video I share my favorite technique to get an old world look using this dark grey paint and both dark and clear soft… Read more.
I painted the original version of this rug back in October for a friend who needed a bold and graphic (and affordable) rug for a trade show booth. As she was asking me if I knew where she could find such I thing, I looked down at the sisal rug we were standing on and… Read more.