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.
These last few months I have been working with my friends Lauren and Nelson in preparing the design and decor for their wedding. Saturday was the big day and our creativity and hours of crafting really paid off because the event was not only stunning, but clearly personalized by the bride and groom. I just… Read more.
It is time for a new paper flower! Let’s make some dendrobium orchid stems using gorgeous metallic papers in shades of purples. You can find these paper over at paper-papers.com and I used Violet, Amethyst and Punch all in the text weight. Once you have your paper, you can either use the printable pattern for… 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.
A few days ago I shared that I had made this gorgeous crepe and tissue flower pinata for a wedding photo shoot, which I will share the final photos once they are available. In addition to the pinata I also made a papel picado banner that was designed by my intern, Lindsay. These flower and… Read more.
How fun is this over-sized ball of bright blooms! This project is perfect for a summer fiesta, birthday party or even a colorful wedding. I made this bright paper flower pinata for a wedding. . . well, a pretend wedding that is. Today I am meeting with a handful of other Portland wedding vendors and… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.