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ButterflyTN

Watercolor Butterfly Brunch for Spring Celebrations

Happy Earth Day! As you can see from my recent posts, I do love a pretty brunch! This sweet butterfly brunch is one that I put together when I lived in my downtown loft. Bringing in the lush green and colorful butterflies into the industrial environment was such a hit with my guests. As you… Read more.

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DIY Paper Apple Blossom Branches

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.

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PaperTulipsTN

Make a Few Watercolor Paper Tulips

Paper flowers can be made from just about any kind of paper. I started my paper flower blogging with only printer paper and text weight metallic paper because I saw that there were a lot of crepe paper flowers already out there and my gift is to make patterns for the text paper that can… Read more.

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DIY Crepe Paper Tulips

Make These Pretty Crepe Paper Tulips

As you may have noticed, most of the flower patterns and tutorials I share on my blog are made from printer or metallic paper. To mix things up a bit I have been working on some crepe paper flower projects and decided to share with you my version of a crepe paper tulip. Though I… Read more.

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EatCakeBannerTN

DIY Eat Cake Party Banner

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.

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VintageGiftTagTN

Spring Gift Tags in Kraft Paper and Vintage Roses

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.

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RoseBouquetTN

Make a Gorgeous Rose Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers

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.

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CalligraphyGiftWrap

Make Your Own Love Letter Gift Wrap

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.

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GlitterLoveBanners

DIY Love Banners in Pink Ombré and Gold Glitter

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.

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MrMrsGlitterBanner

Mr. & Mrs. Glittering Wedding Banner

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.

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WeddingMatchboxDIY

Personalized Matchbox Wedding Favors

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.

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Printable Vintage Wedding Invitation Set in Blush & Charcoal

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.

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Paper Dahlia

Make a Paper Dahlia for Fall

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.

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YellowPaperRosePom

Real Weddings: Glorya and Tim’s 500 Paper Rose Event

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.

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Bridesmaids Groomsmen

A Chalkboard Style to Invite Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to Join Your Wedding Party

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.

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Using Paper Mums to Make This Gorgeous Fall Wreath

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.

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Paper Peonies to Remember Summer

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.

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Paper Rose Wreath

Make a Mini Paper Rose Wreath

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.

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Spiral Rose Centerpiece

Easy Spiral Paper Rose Centerpiece

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.

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Metallic Paper Rose

DIY Paper Rose Made with a Metallic Paper + Long Stemmed Rose Tutorial

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.

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