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Make Jumbo Kraft Paper Flowers

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.

Crafty Summer Giveaway! Win $50 Michaels Giftcard

Crafty Summer Giveaway! Win $50 Michaels Giftcard

This week I am here in San Francisco filming 8 new creative classes with Creativebug. So very exciting! To share the gift of creativity I am giving on lucky winner a $50 gift card to Michaels! Woo hoo! Just use the rafflecopter below where you can enter everyday for the rest of the week. Cheers!… Read more.


DIY Dogwood Branches from Italian Crepe Paper

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.


Featured in Mollie Makes US Edition

I am so excited that the favorite UK craft magazine Mollie Makes now has a US edition! What makes me even more pleased is that I was featured in a small clip in issue 2 and a 7-page home tour in issue 3! This feature was written by Emily Barnes who has recently moved to… Read more.


Printable Banners for Your Vintage Fourth Of July Party

I am up here in Salt Lake City today working on some fabulous Cricut projects that I will be sharing soon. Since we do have a big holiday this Friday in the US, I thought I would share another fun printable for your Fourth of July event. These vintage banners are ready to download and… Read more.


Video: Crepe Paper Peony

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.


Hand Paint Your Summer Party Napkins

I have been planning a tropical Luau party setting (and of course the tutorials and printables that go with it) for this summer’s entertaining. Part of the Luau is a sit down dinner so I wanted to make the place settings very unique. I was having difficulty finding napkins to coordinate with my fuschia, pink… Read more.


Food Lover Friday: Old Fashioned Carmel Corn in Fourth of July Paper Cones

What makes this caramel corn recipe extra special is the adorable vintage packaging. The recipe is old fashioned tasty like Crackers Jacks, and will be a hit with your guests. I love putting my popcorn or caramel corn into pretty paper cones for any party and event. These cones make a serving easy to hold… Read more.


Paper Pine Cones for Woodland Decor

This last Christmas when I made my holiday tree decorated in all paper ornaments, I made some orbs that were covered in little paper circles. I kept seeing them as a very round paper pine cone and thought how cute it would be to make some in more of the cone shape. Pine cones are… Read more.


DIY Jumbo Monograms For Your Party Decor

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.

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