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Paper to Petal: Best Crafting Book to Add to Your Wishlist

My favorite stylist / photographer team is Thuss + Farrell. They have just released their new book, Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand. The cover of this book is gorgeous. I had a hunch that the inside was a sight to see. Since I have gazed and soaked up each and every page of this beauty of a craft book since I received it to review last week, I have to recommend this to anyone who loves photography, styling and crafting. If you just like pretty books, well this is the prettiest book I have EVER seen. Now, you might be saying that I am just saying this. I assure you, this is the most beautiful book. By crafting book standards, it sets the bar and is beyond anything that is out there. What is better than just me saying it? I can prove it. You can win your VERY OWN COPY of this amazing book right here. Yep. One copy could grace your shelves and completely change the way you see crepe paper.


I have a love of vintage crepe paper books and I collect them. My most recent acquisition was a Dennison Crepe Paper Flower book. At our recent crafting club, I just watched as the girls made some right from the book, wishing that I could, too. You see, there are a few skills that I still want to add to my crafting repertoire, and paper flower making is one of them. This book is just what I needed.

What those vintage books lack, is a detailed description, with pictures about how to make each and every flower they show. The book Paper to Petal covers everything. It even has pages upon pages of crafting supplies you will need. If there was a textbook for paper flower making, this is it.

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As you first open the book, this is what you see, beautiful sweet mess. I'm a crafter, you know I can find beauty in everything, including the scraps from gorgeous projects.  

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Have you died and gone to heaven yet? I mean, come ON! The styling is beyond and the crafting is impeccable. I have been running H+H for four years this fall, and I have never been hit with so much inspiration at once. Every image in this book is amazing. I could barely even choose just a few to share.  

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This is what completely blew my can paint and draw on crepe paper. Why something so simple hasn't been shown before?  I have no idea. It has forever changed the way I see crepe paper and I'm calling it right now. Crepe paper with hand painted details is the next craft sensation. Trust me on this. Paper to Petal will show you everything you need to know to do it, even what paint to use. You too can make this incredible bouquet.  

So how do you get your hands on this, the new standard of crafting books? If you need one right now, hop on over to your bookstore and snatch up a copy. Or order one online here. Or try to win one below.

GIVEAWAY: Win one copy of Paper to Petal {ends 9/12/13, midnight}

Just leave a comment below saying telling me the first thing you would decorate with paper flowers for and that's it! Be sure to leave your email in the comment field, I need to be able to contact you if you win. Only one entry per person please! Giveaway runs through next Thursday, September 12th, at midnight. Winner will be announced right here and on Twitter and Instagram first thing Friday morning. I will also email the winner. Good luck!

UPDATE: Contest is now CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner Carrie! I can't wait to see what you make! xo

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