Monday, May 9, 2011

May Cherry Blossom Paperie Newsletter!

April showers bring…May flowers! And who doesn’t like flowers? We are so excited to share a flower project with you this month, along with guest writing from one of our crafter/artists, and of course our schedule of events.
May and June Schedule:
May 10th: Embossing Technique Altered Art Clipboard Class! 7:00-9:00pm $25.00 (includes clipboard, 2 tags, one bottle of embossing powder, and 2 papers)
May 21st: May Crop Party! 3:00-6:00pm Free! Bring your own project to work on and use our tools (cricut, vagabond, cinch, big bite, paper trimmers, heat tool, etc.)
June 18th: June Crop Party!
June 23rd: Alcohol Ink Class! 7:00-9:00pm $25.00 (includes 3 bottles of alcohol ink, tiles, and tags)

We have really enjoyed carrying Abby Charlton and Lydia Hol’s fun vintage-inspired fabric flower accessories in our store.  It’s like Christmas every time we get a package from them! We were so excited when Abby agreed to share a little bit about their beginnings…
“It all started in the fall of 2010 when my friend Lydia and I had our very first craft day and created our first hand-made flower using fabric. From that point on, we were completely addicted! We decided to try to give as many homemade Christmas gifts as we could, and so we continued to get together throughout the fall and craft while our children played together and had a blast. Once our gifts were made we didn't really want to stop, so it was then we decided to start a little business named "Holly Bloom" and had our first open house with all our handcrafted goods. We sold pillows, hair flowers, coat pins, scarves, purses, rings, and pretty much anything we could come up with. We do use some new fabrics and materials, but nothing beats finding that special vintage fabric.
After our open house we started our Etsy store (product will be added later in May) and are really excited to see how this year goes. We also love sending our items to Cherry Blossom Paperie! We're so thankful for the opportunity to continue to be creative and hope you enjoy our little goodies and that they inspire you to be creative as well!”

And now for a simple flower project you can try at home. Perfect if you have a few leftover Meri Meri cupcake liners!
Cupcake Liner Flowers:
Take around 4 cupcake liners (alternating coordinating designs/colors works best), put them all together and fold them in half

Then, fold them in half again and stitch across the bottom
 Unfold and cut random slits around the edges for petals, then fluff out and slightly crinkle up the petals
Finally add a button and/or embellishment for the center!

Congratulations to all graduates and belated Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you have time to go out and enjoy all the spring flowers!
P.S. You can also find us on facebook under Cherry Blossom Paperie or follow us on twitter at CBPaperie!

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