Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Latest Paper Project • Halloween Kitties.

I am still thinking and designing in 3D with my paper crafting.  For Halloween I made a pair of kitties. They have been sized so an LED tea light will fit in the head and the eyes glow! You should have seen my granddaughter's reaction to them!

I am selling the cutting files for both Silhouette and Cameo crafters on my store site at The most time consuming part of creating files like this is making the step-by-step tutorial to go along.  Check it out here

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kusudama Flowers - Spreading the Beauty

One of my online discoveries years ago was directions on how to make Kusudama paper flowers.  I made one style from old book pages and used them in this centerpiece.

And I put up a blog post about it back in 2012 here.

Recently, I received a very nice email from a student in Australia, Mackenzie Page.  She was working on a art project inspired by the work of others for a school assignment. She chose my paper flowers as her inspiration. Part of the assignment required communication with the original artist so she emailed me. I answered her questions and asked that she send along a photo of her finished work.  I received I nice email last week with several photos.  She took my idea of the flowers and a branch but from it, created her own variation. It is a mobile with the flowers hanging in descending strings.  The view up is an incredible one.

Makes for a stunning crib mobile. Nice job Mackenzie!

©2014 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paper Sunflowers • DIY

July turns into August and to me, August is symbolized by sunflowers. ( I am beyond the back-to-school phase!)  I still enjoy working in the multiple shadow box arrangement as a basic design element. So I combined sunflowers and shadow boxes and.....

This triptych is composed of 3 shadow boxes, each made up of 4 simple layers. Constructions was easy because each layer is basic. 

The cutting files are available here at
There is an in-depth pictorial tutorial here.

©2014 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy,