9.07.2009

J'adore Papier~

Before we get into my real post for today...YES, this is the Shabby Nest...just playing around with a bit of a new look. (I keep changing the header - so you may see a different one if you come back later.) Any thoughts? ...and please, be gentle :-)


If you have been reading my blog for very long at all, you may have noticed that I am infatuated with paper...or papier (because as Fancy Nancy would say "everything sounds fancier in French"!)

I adore paper....stationery, craft paper, scrapbook paper, handmade paper, wallpaper...you name it. And, as a natural result of this infatuation, I love crafting with paper. I love to draw, I love to create, I just love to make things with paper.

Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite recent paper crafts with you, along with links to any tutorials I have for them.


First up...these beautiful paper flowers. I just found this tutorial last week via One Pretty Thing. Aren't they just lovely? (And so, so easy!)


Next, these darling paper stars. These are so much fun to add to a package you are sending to someone special. I actually got the instructions to make these from Family Fun Magazine, but couldn't find them online, so I did my own tutorial here.



This is an Easter photo, but the cute little rabbit comes from a great website called Toymaker where you can print out lovely paper toys! Just cut, fold and glue. So. much. fun.



Also an extension of my love of paper...a love of books...especially old ones. Last Halloween, I created this festive fellow. Without the pieces of paper that create the jack-o-lantern face, the book still has a place of honor on my buffet. Just love it!



And finally, my sweet glitter heart ornaments. Have I told you all how much I love glitter? Well, I do! And these hearts were so fun to make too!! Here's a link to the post where I tell you all how I made them.



Hope you all got a little papier inspiration today...
And a reminder that I will be hosting a Frugal Friday Linky Party here on Friday! Hope to have you all join up with your Frugal OCD* decorating projects! *Obsessively Consumed with Decorating.
Happy Labor day~

19 comments:

{ L } said...

Those paper stars are awesome! I want to make them with my boys. Thanks!

The Little Red Shop said...

*Moi aussi!

: )

Julie M.

*Me too!

Sue said...

Love the jack'o'Lantern book! What a cool idea..
the creative juices are flowing now..a Santa face perhaps?

Emily said...

I finally found the "no right click" annoying, as I wanted to check out some tutorials and stay on your blog. Ah, well, there is always the back button.

Elyse said...

hi wendy,

i love paper, too. thank you for the great tutorials!

i understand wanting to play with a more minimalist look on your blog. (sometimes i wonder if mine is becoming too busy but i don't quite know what to do.) i like it. i liked the other look, too. i like it.

xo
elyse

randomcathy.com said...

I like the new header because it is shorter, the other ate up too much screen area on my teeny tiny laptop screen. LOL....

Looks great!

Jen R. said...

*sigh* I love paper too! I like the way your header looks!

pk said...

Absolutely love your new header!

Wendy said...

Those stars are so cute!!

I made some of those pumpkins last year, love em.

Gwen said...

The book/jack-a-lantern is just too cute for words!

Holly said...

How fabulous!! I love paper too.:)

Your Saturday post was wonderful!!! It inspired me and now I wish I could redecorate the whole house. pffftt!! ;P ;)

Shannon said...

I love your paper crafts and love your new look!

Benjamin said...

love your site~ wonderful inspiration.

amber
{hutch5@xanga}

Ashley said...

I just always love everything you do- your blog, is always beautiful, your ideas are amazing! Love it all!
Ashley

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Lovin' the new header!

julie said...

i am a lover of paper too! especially creating paper crafts! i recently started an etsy shop with a few paper creations! i will have to try some of these! i love those sweet flowers and that book, love it! thanks for the ideas!

Soiree Design- Creative Parties & Events said...

Love the jack o'lantern DIY. So adorable! And I love your new header!

Amber said...

I love the paper flowers! I definitely would like to try my hand at those.

Robyn said...

I am a paper lover too! I love all the pretty designs and sometimes have to buy an extra sheet so I'll have one I don't have to cut!