When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.
I am in love with calligraphy! It has been many years since I picked up a calligraphy pen so last week I decided to sign up for a calligraphy class, and not the chisel pen old world style, but the pointed nib gorgeous handwriting style. I will share this class with you as I progress…. Read more.
A few months ago I was invited with nine other bloggers to be on the 12 Months of Martha craft bloggers team and this is month number one! I received my box of goodies last week and found myself giddy like a teenage girl. The box was full of so many Valentine craft paper, stickers… Read more.
It was only about a year ago that I reconnected with glitter. I am a simple girl, more practical and less fuss. But when the glitter bug bit it definitely took hold. One of my favorite wedding projects using glitter is this Mr. & Mrs. DIY banner that is oh so easy and fun to… Read more.
Last year I posted a printable matchbox label with inspiring words and an editable monogram. Remember these? I have had so many requests for a personalized version for wedding favors and events that I added that option to my Etsy shop. The most requested for wedding favors are the words “a perfect match” and bride… Read more.
Ahhh weddings stationery. As I have mentioned before, for three years before I began blogging full-time, I was a creative director for a stationery company specializing in weddings. When Made in Paper magazine asked me to do a creative wedding invitation project, I went right back to what I know, and of course I had… Read more.
It is time for another paper flower! Dahlia’s are one of my all-time favorites, partly because my name is included in the letters of this luscious bloom. Dahlias come in a variety of colors and shapes so I picked a rich plum with a irregular petal pattern as my inspiration. I will not lie, this… Read more.
I first “met” Glorya and Tim this spring on Instagram. They tagged me in a few of their photos showing their paper rose making process that used my rose video tutorial, bouquet tutorial and rose template for their June wedding. I immediately started following them. Having this tiny behind the scenes view was a delight… Read more.
A quick diversion from home decor today. . . Yesterday I offered to design the “will you be my groomsman” (and bridesmaid) tags for a friend’s Sunday engagement party. Her fiancé plans to give a bottle of each man’s favorite beverage with a tag asking for them to join him for their special day. Knowing… Read more.
To welcome in Fall this year, I planned to make a lush flower wreath for my front door. I chose the paper in antique gold, coppers, plums and purples (ruby & punch), all in a metallic finish text weight paper from paper-papers.com. It was after I made the fall mum wreath that I thought maybe… Read more.
Happy Monday! We are going to start this week of upcoming fall and Halloween goodies with an homage to summer! My all time favorite late summer flower is the peony. They are unpredictable in shape with many varieties, yet are always elegant. Last week I was making peonies from crepe paper for my upcoming book…. Read more.
I am going to share a fun little paper flower project today. This mini rose wreath is made from just 6 roses that have been attached to a 5 inch foam disc that I purchased at the dollar store. You can easily punch a hole in the center of the disk with a glass cup… Read more.
Here is a fun paper project that is not only simple to make but looks elegant and lovely when finished. This is a great DIY project for wedding reception decor or to decorate any elegant party. I can even see this spiral rose branch used in styling a little girls room or to decorate your… Read more.
Happy July everyone! Let’s start the month off with another version of a paper flower. . . the all time favorite and my first flower to make for blog readers. . . the paper rose. A few of you have been asking for my paper rose pattern in just outline form. This printable is perfect… Read more.
Another one of my favorite paper flowers that I created last year is this orange paper poppy. I made two dozen of them to decorate my daughter’s 18th birthday party last year mixing it with a black and white French theme. As one of my favorites and loving the happy orange color, I have since… Read more.
Today I am going to show you how to make the paper mums that I used for the mixed bouquet in yesterday’s post. These mums are so simple and colorful that you can make several dozen to use throughout the summer and fall for your party decoration, gift toppers or for wedding flowers. In the… Read more.
I was very excited to see my guest posts for the DIY Network this morning. They invited me to show their audience how to make four of my favorite paper flowers for weddings throughout the year. This paper orchid was one of them. Remember my paper Kentucky Derby hat that was decorated with orchids? I… Read more.
Still loving the look of the chalkboard style, I am adding this new design to the collection. These printable table numbers can be used for a wedding reception or any party, year round. I loved mixing them with the chalkboard terra cotta pots from this tutorial. You can add any message onto the rim of… Read more.
It seems that every time I create a new paper flower template it becomes my new favorite. Well my dears, it has happened again. This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for Mother’s Day. Even if you don’t have time to make a full bouquet, just one on top of a wrapped… Read more.
A few weeks ago a reader asked me for some ideas on how to make her paper wedding flowers into corsages and boutonnières. This tutorial was on my list so I pushed it up to the front and here you have it. These wearable paper flowers are not only great for the crafty wedding, but… Read more.