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Editor and fellow creative journeyer, Rebecca E. Parsons is a Renaissance gal with designers eye...writer, publisher, DIYer, Foodie, digital and photographic mixed media R-tiste, Retreat Leader, Dreamer, Possibility Coach, Lifelong Communicator & Blissful Wordsmith...just one inspired creative soul on a journey to Cre8Topia. Unconventional and delightfully curious, she is passionate about helping others embrace the artist within and create a life around their passion. She believes that every dream is possible and possible is everywhere! 

I will be featured on her Radio Talk Show   on Sunday July 7th from 6:20 pm ET (5:20 pm Central, 4:20 pm Mountain, 3:20 pm Pacific)

So make sure you tune in and mark your calenders!

Easy Paper Flowers for Kids DIY Fire Flowers

One of my favorite paper flowers in my new book is the Fire Flowers partly due to fact that is so super easy and simple that mostly any elementary school kids too can do it. I wanted to make sure I create some flowers in the book that even my kids would be interested in doing and the book does have many interesting projects that your kids could take up during the summer holidays!

Fire Flowers easy paper flowers tutorials kids
Fire Flowers - paper flowers easy enough for kids
The flowers came in a spur of the moment while playing around with a diecut from Michaels which are often used in most school.Yes,the flowers are made from the regular old diecuts found in most stores and a school staple also.

This time I changed it up a bit by using scrapbook paper and cutting out the pieces using the template template from the book.I used spotted scrapbook paper from NewEngland Scrapbook Company one of my local favourite paper shop here in CT.

Trry changing up colors and I am sure you can end with a great contemprorary accent decor.I thought once the flowers evolved I would call it a Ginger Flowers by my  7 yrs old daughter was the one who saw and said Mom it looks like and Fire Flower and that how the name came to be!

These flowers are going to be going to Paper Crafters Corner Hope you like the samplers!

Paper Flowers for Home Decor My New Cape Cod Home

I rarely take pictures of my home for the blog but this time I stayed focussed to that that all my reader can take a peek in my Cape Cod New England  home in Avon. I will be soon taking pictures of my workspace too! So stay tuned!

  The "Red Room" as my family calls is is my son's and to have a paper flower arrangement in a red room is quite a challenge and here is what I did. I do feel paper flowers are really under estimated  -what a little paper flowers can do to spruce up a home and my son in happy coz Mom made it:-) he better :-)

 I hope you will share your paper flowers arrangements that you have done for your home.Email them to me @ stjudescreations AT and I will post them for all my viewers to see. 

You can find the paper flower tutorial for the flowers in the arrangement here.
 The Circle Flowers are in my new book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" on Amazon now.

GoodRead giveaway for my book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers"

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A giveaway for my readers!

Goodreads the premier reading group for avid readers is holding a giveaway of two of my books.

How to Make 100 Paper Flowers: Ideas and Instruction for Folding, Cutting, and Simple Sculpturesby Maria Noble (Goodreads Author) 5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 · rating details · 3 ratings · 2 reviews

 Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful, with How to Make 100 Paper Flowers! These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by color photos and diagrams; techniques include general crafting (cut, shape, and glue), origami, and quilling. All patterns are included! Color your world and satisfy your craft cravings with delightful, handmade, paper flowers.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking  here


Paper Flowers Daffodils Tutorial DIY How to Make 100 Paper Flowers book inspired

An blue tea cup holds a sprig of paper flowers daffodils with some mossy accents.The orange birds lend a cuteness to the arrangements.Inspired by the bird's nest cake topper this arrangement will lend a cute accent to your home and the flowers are all handmade to boot!

The daffodils are included in my new book and are a breeze to make!
paper daffodil tutorial
Paper Flower Daffodils "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" now on Amazon

Paper Orchids Arrangements Home Decor Vase Bowl

Orchids are the most wanted home decor these days! Now these gorgeous Moth Orchids are my newest creations! yes they are form paper  crafted with so much of care they look so lifelike.Potted like in the picture with silk leaves (will try paper ones soon) they look stunning real and imagine creating them yourself instead of paying a huge sum at the home decor store.

I bought a nice blue pottery vase from Mascarillos , my now favorite haunt in New England.Add moss balls from Michaels  you have an arrangement set to fool even the trained eye!

DIY Easy Paper Flower Tutorials

Would you like to make easy paper flowers for this Spring with complete step by step tutorials all in one book?

"Flowers are everywhere this time of year, and it's even in our craft books! I am a knitter and crocheter, but I used to dabble in origami & every once in a while I still do. I was thrilled when I was contacted to review this book because I was hoping it would inspire me to play with paper again - and it did !

Maria breaks the book up by materials and technique - using crepe paper (maybe obvious to a lot of people, but news to me!), scrapbook paper, construction paper (which to me immediately means affordable and bright colors!), paper napkins (another affordable option), origami paper (easily bought at craft chains like Michael's, and I happen to have a package here), quilling paper strips (something I've never done but might try thanks to this book), and recycled paper. Maria also talks about what type of glue and wire you should use, and what other materials she recommends, making it easy for beginners like me to get started.

Another feature I appreciate is the fact that the book is spiral bound so the pages lay flat. Why don't all craft books do this?

There are also step by step photographs besides the written direction.

Some of my favorite projects include the tulip (unbelievably lifelike using doublette crepe paper in yellow, black, and green), bird of paradise (also using doublette crepe paper), pinwheels (not really a flower, but very cute, and uses double sided scrapbook paper), and the Kusudama Flower, using scrapbook paper, and something I actually made before years ago as a teen (I vividly remember making some to give to my dad for Father's Day).

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to begin playing with paper."

Click link below to buy the book!

How to Make 100 Paper Flowers review on Crepe Paper Flowers Tutorials DIY wedding flowers on

Michelle at  is an avid paper flower enthusiast.She was kind enough to review the book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers".

Michelle in her own words says "I try to find and single out the cutest things to share with you each day. If I’m unsure about something, I bring in my daughters and see if it has the “Awwww, how cute!” factor."
She has a lovely site and some great DIY ideas on her blog so head on over to here site for some great ideas.

Here is a what she had to say about the new book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers"

"I was seriously so excited to receive How to Make 100 Paper Flowers! I’m such a huge fan of making paper flowers and I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it. I have enjoyed making them out of many materials, like coffee filters, felt, scrapbook paper and scrap paper. 

The very best thing about them is that they don’t die in a few days! I tell my husband to not buy me real flowers, because even though they are gorgeous, I just feel disappointed in a few days when they die. But, I love how making paper flowers has the double benefit of being able to make them myself, plus they last a long time. Read more "


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