Handmade PaPer FloweRs by Maria Noble

Bird cake topper pictures from Yasmin

Just got back some pictures of the lovely painted fall cake from Yasmin for which I had done the cake topper for, Below is her lovely botanically inspired invite

Her lovely review below!

Blogger Yasmin Thompson said...
Maria made my dream cake a reality! Her cake topper was a masterpiece! The colours, flowers and details of the cake topper were spot on and truly magical. I couldn't thank her enough for her amazing handiwork, and I'm very pleased to have discovered her on Etsy. If you are a bride wanting a fairytale themed wedding, Maria is your cake topper person! :)

the lovely botanically painted cake above! Great inspiration.

beautiful and thank you so much for asking me to be part of it!!!

Paper Flower Origami in Vintage Decorating magazine

I was doing my grocery shopping last week and happened to glance through a magazine with a beautiful cover just flipped through it and the magazine opened to a paper flower page,was totally surprised to notice the origami flowers from from the Origami Flower kit in the magazine in a beautiful spread.The paper used are from the Origami Box kit..The skewers are replaced with longer blue dry flower stems! Beautiful and creative idea!

Do pick one up it has the most squeal worthy styling ideas :-) that can be put to great use,beautfully photographed and styled.

typeface credits @ paperflowersjude  www.stjudescreations.com

Top 6 Paper Flower Making Tool Guide

Hope you had a wonderful year and Great Christmas!  I thought it would be a great way to start the year by creating a Tool Guide for crafters young and old alike..

Have you been searching for the right paper flower making tools? You are at the right place below are listed the top tools required to make paper flowers. I have mentioned in my How to Make 100 Paper Flowers book there are various kind of tool that you use to make paper flowers.

I love to use the following tools for many of my large and small projects.

Here is the List of My Top 5 tools that you can rely on! 

1.Fine steel Scissors 

I have used and gone through tons of scissors and one of the best ones I have come upon to get fine details in flowers is a simple barbers scissors!!.I got mine at my local grocery store (Shoprite) here in CT.It's the most fabulous scissor I have come across,still going strong after 4 years,I know people do buy expensive and nifty scissors that look fabulous,looks great in flatlays but this one get my five star rating all the time,so if you are in the cutting work and in need of fine detail work this one is the one to have and you won't regret it!

I have felt frustrated with my scissors many times and by researching many and going through many I have come upon this one!

2.Fiskars Scissors

My most trusted scissors for cutting thicker paper and cardstock is this.I think I virtually have this scissors in every step out of my book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers"

Again I have cut tons of paper with this! very trusted ,available at Amazon and craft stores.


Initially I was not much of a fan of a score board but when I started to origami boxes,this has proven this extremely useful to get clear and crisp score lines.I know EKSucess has one at Staple but I got mine at Michaels and mine is Martha Stewarts,great scorer comes with a scorer,great tool!

4.Bamboo skewers

During my craft journey I never used to use these until I started to work with clay,clay techniques do involve using bamboo toothpicks.So it happened by chance that I had only bamboo skewers on me after a season of grilling:-) I started to use it for paper and clay and it has proven to be my best go to tool ever!! My mom used to used small thicker wire to roll the edges of paper as seen in my DIY videos but I think the bamboo definitely has taken over that in my research!

5.Wire cutters

To tell you truth I hate cutting wire! and I had trouble with the small cutter that is available at most craft stores,so I started researching again and landed with a great wire cutter from Lowes Hardware.

Great on the hand -the other takes a toll on your hands! Especially with 18 gauge or more stem wire.

I have found it great to cut the stems of a bouquet that extend at the end and you want trim it at the end.It is only great for wire cutting but..not for fresh stems.

Great buy!

6.Glue gun
A great glue gun is essential! I started using the mini glue gun from Michaels because it could achieve fine work.Well,then I got the first  large paper flower wall and I went through 3 of them,burnt down 2 and had burnt finger and sore fingers for days! The large is great for large work but a stand is essential.
I have though reading the side effects of inhaling  the smoke out of it using of a glue gun to minimum.It's a choice you have to make..Use only in a well aired room and keep kids away due to smoke inhalation and burns. Make sure to buy a dual or a high temp to do large projects.

I have great new and exciting ideas and projects coming up that I have been working on last  year.I hope this  year by God's grace may be a great blessing for all the handmade artists and handmade businesses who work tirelessly dedicating their time and money into their labor of love.

For my new Year Resolution is to reduce my social media to the minimum I felt it was tapping my creativity and family time..So more posts here and less facebook/ instagram,unless I change my mind :-)

God Bless and Happy Crafting,Have a Blessed New Year.

Maria Noble.

Love bird nest cake topper for NewZealand bride

Bird nest wedding cake toppers have been quite a favorite with my business especial for a garden wedding or a rustic wedding in a barn.This order came all the way from New Zealand!

love birds cake topper
Love Bird Nest Topper in progress

Botanical art is making a great come back in both stationery as well as in art so I think these nests and more botanical art especially flora and fauna is going to make a big comeback this season and in the coming months! Great season for nature lovers some samples  from stationery I love below:

wedding invites
Rifle paper

The bride saw my other bird bride and groom toppers especially the forget me not cake topper and ordered this,she wanted me to match her invite which is a botanical watercolor based invite with a beautiful garden woodland theme,unfortunately the bride wants to keep the invite a surprise so I am not sharing hers...

The birds sit in a handmade nest a great alternative to a fondant bird topper.The 3 layered painted cake in shade of oranges with sit atop another large nest.. gorgeous cant wait for the actual pictures to come back..
bird bride and groom cake topper

The flowers featured here are handcrafted lilies blue fillers and pettite forget me nots in white and orange as filler flowers with some berries to suit the invite.. Yasmin has such good taste that she directed me most of the ideas and it was an easy topper to make.

love bird nest topper

Ideal for nature lovers, this whimsical and rustic ,woodland themed love bird nest wedding cake topper is a creative way to display your love for each other. You can set it on top of your wedding cake, bridal shower cake, or display it on your guest book table.

love bird nest topper

Here are some ideas you can pair it with.

I would love to credit the above but did not know the source..

birds nest topper cake wedding

botanical wedding

Paper Flowers for veterans day!

Paper flowers in red ,blue and white galore! I had the honor of doing some 200 odd boutonnieres and corsages for veterans, some pictures to see!

I had made these easy paper flower buttonhole roses changing up some techniques to create a simple and yet elegant roses using simple crepe paper folds.Figured out a way to make quick and easy roses finally ,labor is always the biggest factor in a handmade business, I guess my mind is always thinking how to simplify things..

paper roses handmade

The set of 75 paper rose buds below! To buy more paper flowers do visit here

paper-flowers in crepe paper

The paper roses made from crepe paper fold you get in craft store I bought these from ACmoore see my supplier list for more places to buy paper.

paper-flowers in crepe paper
paper-roses in crepe paper

Stay tuned for exciting projects  I am working on for clients!

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Paper flower and origami flower making DIY Videos

Crafting flowers have been a great hobby for me and of lately I have been using instagram a lot to record videos on how to make them for a hands on approach on how to make these after all the best way to learn is to see how someone makes them,here is my collection of DIY videos you could go through and learn!

Creating a #valentines #greetingcard using origami and #kirigami techniques. You will learn how to create an New and easy origami leaf and rose.Like us for more future DIYs! Check out my origami box video too in feed The leaf is a variation of the often seen origami leaf except it's pleated from the corner! I created it while fiddling around with origami! ©marianoble 😘 Discover more by clicking the Follow button for more tips and tricks! . Paper for leaf and flower -Origami Flowers Super Paper pack from Amazon Paper used to make card - Card stock from @michaelsstores Happy Valentines Day and ovals - cut by @officialcricut  #cricutexplore  www.stjudescreations.blogspot.com for free tutorials and books #origamikit we r also @ www.stjudescreations.com. . . . . If you would like to order any of my handmade flowers do visit my store link in profile soon   Explore my  handcrafted flowers
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Paper Flower wedding bouquet

A great looking paper flower bouquet recreated using a wedding bouquet! I hope I did justice it has peonies,stock,brunia berries, and eucalyptus leaves.A totally beautiful one!!

Hope you like it


Brunia berries are one my first and do not forget to pin these! and take peek at the video above!



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