Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ollie The Owl

Chicago Play Pen loved my digital design so much they gave me a daunting task. Make their logo into a giant cutout for their store, complete with a writable chalkboard. What do you think, did I nail it?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet Mr Fruit Turkey

Yes, I am that mom. The one who takes a simple request to bring a dish to their kids kindergarten lunch party and makes it complicated.  But Mr Fruit Turkey was a HIT!! The kids ate the entire thing, including his head, lol.


Monday, November 10, 2014

School Days

I love a challenge, especially a 4' x 7' challenge that needed to be able to fold into a car. A dance instructor contacted me hoping I could make a stage prop for her students upcoming dance recital. We settled on creating a over-sized yellow school bus but since they didn't have a truck we needed to make it portable.  It was a pickle for a moment but cleverness prevailed and it came out great!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Whimsical Quinceanera

I met a lovely young lady who was planning a whimsical Quinceanera. She was looking for someone to make a large number of paper flowers for her bouquet, head bands, table settings and corsages. She needed over 100 hand made paper roses. Whew, am I tired after this one. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Out Of The Paper Box: Recycled Sofia Dress

If there is one thing you should have learned about me is, I love learning new ways to crafts. So when I got a sewing machine, I had big plans. One being my making the kids costumes just like my mom made for me. Now I am still a novice so when Little Miss wanted to be Sofia the First , I had a big job on my hands and not enough experience to make a dress from scratch. Luckily, I found a regal purple dress that just needs some changes to make it work. I took it apart to put it back together but I think it came out pretty awesome. 

 Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monkeying Around

How cute not only is this customer putting up a name banner in a Monkey themed nursery but its for TWINS!  Hope this sweet little girls get tickled each time they see this cute little monkey banner. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Choooo Choooo

Little Mister John looooooves, I mean looooves trains. So his mother didn't have to think to much on what his 3rd birthday theme should be.  She is more of a colors than a theme girl anyway.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Out Of The Paper Box: Teachers Kits

School is back in, yay!!!!!!  I am sure I am not the only parent celebrating. Since Little Miss PaperCuts school is private, the parents are expected to put in a certain number of volunteer hours. This little project covered mines for the first semester.  The administrator requested I make a gift of for the returning teachers.  This adorable survival kit was a huge hit with the teachers. Thanks Dollar Tree for making it happen at an affordable rate. Even the personalized coffee mugs are from the Dollar Tree, with vinyl names attached. Now I need a nap. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


I think I am going to start a line just for name banners. I really love the simplicity of a just make a name banner.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fairy Princess Party

Little Miss PaperCuts is 5!! She was ecstatic and I was a little sad that my baby was no longer a baby but a big girl.  She had a HUGE fairy princess party and it was a hit. Even though it was inside this year, I was sure to bring in tons of grass and flowers to give it an airy feel.  No craft was left out, I think it was my best work yet, lol.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Rockin Good Time

Little Braden is such a rockstar, his parents built a party around it. They wanted the guest to have a similar hat to the birthday boy. I am sure it was a rockin good time.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sweet Owl

Another name banner. Dana is a girly girl who loves owls. I thought this simple banner fit the description, the customer gave me.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birthday's Are A Science

One of my favorite PaperCuts kid's Little Miss Jade just turned 4! It is amazing to see her grow. Her sweet parents threw her this amazing science party. How cool is that! I made an adorable science hat to go with this fun theme. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Out Of the Paper Box: Fun w/ Chalk!

For father's day this year, the Little Mister and Little Miss PaperCuts wanted to do some special. We had the grand idea to draw a huge chalk drawing on the ground and jump into the drawing. It was so fun and the results were really cool. We framed this and put it on Mr PaperCuts desk at work.

Happy Father's Day!!!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Girly, Girl!

This company loves these mini-banners lol. This one needed to be "Girly, Girl."  I think I hit it on the head. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Whoooo loves Chicago Playpen

I met the sweetest lady the other week who owned Chicago Playpen, a kids indoor playroom. She was launching a new line of stuffed animals in her store and was looking for a someone to design the signs. How cute was this little collaboration. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Classy and Fabulous

More mini-banners!  This was was inspired by a lover of Coco Chanel.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Gold and Lace

My client had one contribution to her grandmother's big surprise party, the invitations. So she wanted to make sure they were a hit.  I think she succeeded. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fancy Feathers

Look at this mini-banner I made for a office cube.The inhabitants favorite color was pink and yellow but specifically wanted feathers for flair.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See...

Wow, my early childhood memory is this book. Love it.  So imagine my excitement when a client asked I design not one but THREE birthday hats with this theme.  She wanted one for little Henry, his dad and herself. What fun parents!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Finally its SPRING!! After a looooonnnggg awful winter, I could literally kiss the grass. I can't wait to take Little Mister and Little Ms PaperCuts to chase some butterfly and enjoy the weather.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Boys Are Easy

Or so you would think. I don't get to many orders for boy hats strangely enough. But lately I have had a number of orders. What I have learned about boy's decor is that you have be careful to keep it masculine yet cute. I think I got it down with this one. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Not Just For Kids

Sometimes I forget PaperCuts isn't just for kids. I love designing for adults too, always a challenge. This invitation design was a fun mix of sassy and typography.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy "Birth" Day that is. Flynn is such a happy toddler, his mommy wanted his first party to be nothing but smiles. So I made a happy hat, centerpiece and sign to celebrate the special day.

Oh don't forget his cute little banner!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Royal Princess Tea Party (Part 2)

Sometimes its nice to come out from behind the paper and actually get my hands dirty throwing a party. A very sweet customer of mine basically told me she didn’t want to have to worry about anything for her daughter’s party but to show up and have it look fabulous.  She wanted Claire’s 5th birthday to be amazing… and it was! 

I had a blast decorating for this party. The devil was in the details, from the gloves to the silver chargers.  This party was nicer than my wedding. Probably because I didn't have custom paper chandeliers, which came out amazing if I do say so myself.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Crown Fit for a Princess (Part 1)

In preparation for a royal tea party, I was asked to make hats for the birthday girl and royal guest.  We settled on lavender and teal for the color scheme and it came out perfect.  Just wait till you see the tea party!

Princess Claire's Crown

Royal Guest Hats

Oh and how cute are these invitations!  I cut them to look  like over-sized tea bags.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Is In The Air!!

Aww, aren't they adorable. Sometimes for very special people in my life I like to come from behind the paper and pick up my camera.  So when this wonderful couple announced their engagement, I jumped at the chance to capture some photos.  Congrats guys, I can't wait to see you two live happily ever after.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

J is for Elephant

Ok no it isn’t but J is for John who loves Elephants.  He had a animal theme for his 2nd birthday and need the proper head attire.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


More vinyl! You didn’t think it was going away did you.  I designed a huge golden record for a Motown themed birthday party.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

One Sweet Year

I was so honored to make this picture banner for a very special little girl. Her parents wished for so long and were finally blessed with the sweetest little girl. To say they first year together was amazing is an understatement. 

And not party is complete out a hat.