Paper Punches and Crepe Paper Flowers

I have a load of paper punches that I somehow have picked up over these year and unfortunately not used them at all thanks to having a great Michaels store a few steps away from my home....

I thought I should put these and all the stacks of paper I have left over after all my orders and all the paper I have ordered for the 3 books I wrote a while back,so some time back I was in card making deluge..and recently I came back to these and thought this was the time to take pictures of them and perhaps redesign a few of them to sent to loved ones..especially with my new cricut machine that I have to add sentiments..

I sometime looks at all the paper I have and wonder and gulp :-) as I am sure all crafters do..

Here are some basic card I made all created using paper punches,some are via Martha Stewart and some are Fiskars..

This one used quilling ideas I have in the book "How to Make 100 Paper flwoers"

this one paired with my paper dahlia I made recently and the leaves I cut using my new cricut explore (isn't it beautiful! and what a breeze to make them)

A modified vintage rose in yellow

and here below is another one with Martha's punches along with a note card!

Here is by the way some pictures of  boxes that crafters have done who have my kit "Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack"! Lovely paper and a steal at the prices,check your local Barnes and Nobles for both the kits!

Crepe paper Dahlia and handcrafted cards!

I have been playing around with creating crepe paper Dahlias so here are some new pictures I managed to get this time.The flower in the back is fire flowers from the book "How to  Make 100 Paper Flowers" It creates quite an impact,when used in arrangements.

crepe paper flowers dahlia

paper dahlias

paper dahlias

To add to it Valentine's Day is coming up and  I hope to create a DIY for these gorgeous post it note camelia like flowers that you can create easily.I have been inspired to create some handcrafted cards using the paper punches lying around and here is a gorgeous card along with a note card I created!

valentines day flowers

paper flowers

Christmas is over but don't throw away the wrapping recylce them to create boxes using instructions my Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack and use them to store yours treasures till next year! 

origami boxes

Origami Easter gift basket Tutorial

A lovely and super easy gift basket that you can make out a single sheet of paper - yes can you believe a  single sheet? to pack your goodies for your baby shower or Easter or upcoming valentines!

There are 10 other such creative boxes in my new kit on Amazon.To create this one you would need one 6 by 6 square paper preferably double sided which is a good feature of the kit that all the papers are double sided and soo gorgeous! 

Step1: Cut one square paper into half lengthwise.(it's a square so anyways :-) fold the rectangle into half bringing the taller side into half.Fold this into half bothways marking the edges to get half points.Bring up the folded corner edges to meet at center to form 2nd step in first picture.Fold this triangle formed inward (open the paper and tuck in the triangles to result in first shape in step 2.)

Step 2: Turn over and bring flap to meet at the middle.Turn over the shape and repeat step to result in first shape in Step 3.
 Step 3: Fold upwards the bottom triangle creasing the fold very well using any hard tool.Fold down the top corners of the flap to meet at middle to form handles.

 Step 4: Bring folded handles up and tuck one handle within the other like shown in 2nd shape to form a lovely box to hold all sort of goodies and favors.

Be sure to pin this!

Welcome 2016 and a Origami Box Tutorial

I have been taking it easy mainly because of the arrival of my new bundle of joy on Dec 1st! An advent Christmas gift after a stormy ride.. It had been a tough ride riddled with lots of prayers :-) God has been merciful and true and guided us to safety! So today I am looking back at the year to give Him all the Glory for his awesome Mercy especially at this year of Mercy..

The two origami kits are out and we have been getting a lots of pictures of flowers and boxes created out of them! Thank you all for senting them in! I am hoping to be creating more this year even though I have a little one in tow:-)

Celebrating the baby theme here is a very easy origami box  (tutorial that will follow) that can be done for a baby shower or for Easter or Valentines day even to hold all those yummy candies..

origami boxes

Closing with this prayer at this time of celebrating the Holy Infant in thanksgiving.

Little Feet
Little feet come, pattering down,
Little feet,of the, Lord of the World,
O Sweet Mary, when did you know,
This little feet is the feet of our King?

Angel rejoicing,birds are singing,
Holy Son,Born to be King,
Arms enfolding,holding him tight,
Little Heaven, is now on Earth

O sweet Joy,what Grace is given,
God has made his Son to be born!
Holy Infant,we place at Thy Feet,
All our sorrows and our joys!

Little feet come, pattering down,
Little feet,of the, Lord of the World,
Grant from Heaven,Holy Grace,
Holy Son, Born to be King!

DIY Christmas Front door Wreath

Its Christmas time again and over the years I have been changing the wreath on my door with simplechanges to create something new and here is my new one that you could whip up in a few secs,

Materials needed:
1.Flowers -poinsettia bunches - pick the heads off the stems I used a bunch of golden and red- use colors to suit the season  you could use paper flowers of course.
3.Christmas ornaments leftovers from tree
4.Wreath ring from Michaels

Snip or pull heads off from the pointsetta bunches,gather any leftover ornaments that you have leftover from the tree.

Snip a small pieces from the wire and wind onto the pointsetta stems wiring all the flowers. Wire the bauble ornaments too.

Lay wreath flat on floor and arrange the pointsetta onto the wreath base placing them alternatively and see how they look,use the wire and attach onto the wreath  base,wind tightly! You have a lovely wreath!

You can view the different wreaths I made over the years here and their tutorials,


Be sure to check out my two new Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack kits perfect for gift giving for your loved ones.

Origami Super Paper Pack out now in stores and Amazon

I am thrilled,humbled and grateful to God to see the new Origami Flowers kit are out in stores.It's available on sale at your local  Barnes and Nobles,Foyles and online on Walmart and Target with free shipping..Thank you to the publishers  for the good work they have put together!  I will be sharing some videos of the kit soon! The kit (I just got my authors copy!!) is so well designed and with attractive and very good quality pretty paper to get you started that I am so happy with it! For $9.73 I think it a steal to gift giving especially for Xmas so make sure you order a copy on sale before the price goes up!!!

Featuring 10 flower designs and over 200 pages of double-sided origami paper, this pack has everything you need to let your creativity bloom!
Enter the origami garden of your fantasies with these folded flowers! Complete step-by-step instructions for tulips, lilies, roses, and other flowers that come from the imagination of Maria Noble (author of How to Make 100 Paper Flowers) are contained in a removeable 32-page booklet. Some of the designs even include leaves.
All of the designs are clearly photographed, so you'll have no trouble picking out the first one you want to try. The pack includes 464 sheets of origami paper, printed on both sides, in nearly 40 different colors and patterns, so you can start creating right away. This is the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love-- Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack will bring hours of pleasure to any origami fan.

Here are some sneak peaks of flowers that you could create using the pack!

These photos did not make it into the book unfortunately  so I thought I could share them here instead but the step by step instructions to create them are in the kits.

Origami Tulips 

Origami Frittileria and many more easy flower each with very clear step by step picture instructions..

So head on over on Amazon to get this pack to create these flowers!

Paper Flowers and high tea!

I have been still enthralled by dahlias I am seeing around here in New England.I am trying to recreate them of course I know I will never ever be able to get it absolutely right but here my take on another kind of dahlias in paper,enjoy, imagining sipping tea (I am a tea person) surrounded by dahlias.Enjoy!

paper flowers dahlia maria noble

I have been trying to shoot still life what better model than paper flowers! I have plenty more to share so keep watching!!! Here below are 2 kinds of dahlias - dinner plate dahlias and hierloom varieties with some of my older flowers I had around definitely something I will be playing around with, in the future.
paper flowers

Fall is coming soon and I am sad to see all the flowers go with the rain,the cycle continues:-)
Happy Crafting and hoping to share some pictures of my coming books soon on the blog!

Stay Safe!

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