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Godzilla Birthday Theme…

IMG_6028 A few years ago, before I had my cutting machine, my son asked me for a Godzilla themed birthday party. I was like “sure, ok”. But I was really thinking “why can’t they pick a theme that’s easy to find at a local party supply shop”? Luckily a friend of mine, who has the Cricut, was able to help. She made a banner and a photo prop. It just adds that extra touch so everything comes together.

Since I got my Cameo Silhouette, I’ve been making all kinds of crafty messes in my living room. I recently had some spare time and started an Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazelle86. I wanted to make a Godzilla birthday bundle because I know that there are other Mother’s out there who are looking for ideas on how to make this theme a reality.

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I decided to go with a Godzilla silhouette. I think that the silhouette keeps the image and color scheme simple. In my bundle, I include the following:

  • Birthday Banner
  • (2) Pinwheels
  • (2) Circle Garlands
  • (24) Cupcake Toppers + (1) Godzilla Cupcake Topper for the birthday boy. (image not included).

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I was pretty happy with the finished product. Hopefully there’s a child out there who will be able to enjoy this for his birthday in the future. What do you guys think?

 

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There’s A First Time For Everything!

This was my first large order since I started offering my services as a paper artist. I am grateful for the opportunity because I’ve learned some valuable lessons from this experience. 


One of the biggest lessons learned was how to price the order. Each size flower requires a set amount of sheets of paper you will use. Now, depending on how much you will spend on the sheets of paper, you’ll have an idea of how much to charge. Add to that how many sheets you need for the centerpiece of the flower and the embellishments. Plus any other supplies such as glue and in my case the cutting mats and blades for my cutting machine. 


Another lesson learned during this process was the back wiring of the flower. Clients need to have some form of attaching their flowers to their backdrop and I found that floral wire works really well with cardstock and hot glue. It makes the set up so much easier and makes your flowers look a bit more professional.


This project was a lot of work but so worth it. I think this set up turned out beautifully and my clients were extremely satisfied. Many of the party guests enjoyed the flowers as well. I can’t wait to show you guys the next project in the works. Check back soon!! πŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’‹

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Tools and SuppliesΒ 

I recently purchased a new tool that I found to be very useful. So I decided to blog about the tools and supplies I use for making my creations. 


You don’t need a lot of tools and supplies to make paper flowers. Some tools work better than others, but in the end, whatever works best for you is key. You learn as you go and you have to try things out to know what will work for you. 

  

Some basic tools that I use on a daily basis are: Cameo Silhouette 3, scissors, spatula and glue. 

 
I just purchased the Hot Glue gun from RYOBI. I like the fact that it’s cordless and it makes gluing flowers onto backdrops so much easier. You don’t have to worry about finding an outlet or the cord not reaching far enough. 


My supplies are mostly paper and embellishments. For my paper, I like to get the packs in bulk at Michaels when they have their $5 “Hot Buy” sale, normally the packs are sold at $19.99 each. You get 48 sheets of 12X12 cardstock. You can’t beat that!!!


What tools work best for you?? 

Thanks for visiting, catch ya next time!!!

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Matching Colors

When a potential client comes to you for an order of paper flowers, they usually already have a color scheme in mind. I wanted to share a color palette that was given to me recently.


The potential client found this color pallete from Pinterest and sent it to me via text. The following photo is a comparison of the color palette to the paper.

  They seem to match pretty good so I decided to make some samples for my potential client. 


This set of four flowers consist of One XL flower, One Large flower and Two Medium sized flowers. They all have centers attached as well. 

Even though the flowers turned out beautifully, and the colors used were closely matched to the color palette, visually it’s not what I expected. So, now I’m thinking that I will need to add more of the dominating colors so that the color scheme is more present. 

What do you think??

 Check back soon for more  paper designs by me πŸ™‚

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It Looks Good There!!!

Paper Flowers have the potential to last for years! Therefore, using paper flowers vs. real flowers has its advantages. For example, you can add paper flowers to your bicycle basket (as posted in my previous blog), picture frames, office supplies, etc.  


You have to think outside the box and add them to places that can use a little something. You don’t have to go out and spend money on something to decorate, just Look around your home for objects you already have. 


I would recommend finding an object you have at home and then make your paper flowers to match the color scheme. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your decor!!!

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Bicycle Flower Basket


This was a fun project. I love how it turned out. You can match the flowers to your own bicycle’s color scheme. 

Using the no glue method from my previous blog post, this Flower Basket was done fairly quickly. The paper fasteners attached easily and made rearranging the flowers manageable. 


This was definitely a fun project and I can’t wait for spring weather to take it out for a spin. πŸ™‚


Check out my Instagram: Jazelle86

I usually post projects there first before writing a quick blog. Also, in case anyone is interested in ordering a custom paper Flower Basket, these run about $65 + shipping. 

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

-Jazelle 

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Skip the glue.

Making paper flowers is tedious and can get messy. Glue is widely used to put these babies together. But sometimes, i ain’t got time for all that. 


I’m currently working on decorating a bicycle basket and since it already has holes, i figured that using paper fasteners would be the most effective way to attach the flowers to the basket. And, if I can just fasten through the flower, I can skip the gluing process altogether. 


So far, it’s working out fantastic. It’s saved me so much time. At first I cut the petals using my Cameo Silhouette and I used a hole punch to cut the holes….silly me.


All I had to do was add the hole in my template and my machine now does the work for me.  



Easy does it. Check back soon for my finished product. Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

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The Set-Up.Β 

Just wanted to share the final stage of this project. I must say that once you start putting everything up, it’s like space changes up on you. 

I laid these flowers out so many times and in all different kinds of ways. Once I started putting up the flowers, everything was rearranged all over again. 

 Overall, I’m happy with how this office flowerwall turned out. I think that rearranging your set-up is just part of the process. So don’t fret if you have an idea in mind and it doesn’t turn out like you planned. 😁

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Attention to Detail

Paper flowers can be as simple or as busy as you want them to be. Even if you decide to go with a busy look, you can still maintain a level of elegance. 

Adding a center to your flower is a must. But you can go another step and add a center to your center, and finish it off with the cherry on top. In this case, the “cherry” is a pearl. 

The beige flower is my center to a much larger flower. The rouge stamen is my 2nd center, and the pearl is the cherry on top!

We can stop here and have a fabulous flower that’s ready to go and pollinate with some paper bee’s. Or, we can add some more detail. Stems and petals please!

Doesn’t that look lovely. This set up can stand alone and look great, or you can combine it with other flowers. Either way, adding details is a great way to complete your design. 

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Fun with Vinyl

Today was one of those days where I decided “I’m going to do this”, and I did! I conquered my first vinyl decal like a BOSS.


I’ve tried making a vinyl decal before but this time it was extra special because I got the design right and had the transfer tape to put it all together. 

Even though I used a Cameo Silhouette, I did use Cricut’s vinyl paper. 


It was a lot of fun making the vinyl decal and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Below is a picture of my first attempt. It didn’t come out bad, but some of the thinner areas were cut off. I didn’t use the transfer tape the first time around. 


Once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy! Good luck with your vinyl projects everyone. πŸ™‚