Friday, February 8, 2013

Giant Wall Rose Giveaway!

Hello Friend!

It's been too long! Just wanted to let you all know that I'm having a little giveaway over on my bloempjes Facebook page. But you can enter here too :)

The winner will receive one of my newest creations - a giant paper rose that you can hang on your wall! :) More details on how to enter will be at the end of this post! :)

If you're a fan on my Facebook page, you might have seen my posts on my giant flowers. I had one little wall space left to fill in my craft room and wanted to make a fun flower installation with handmade kraft paper flowers. I remember seeing something similar to this at Anthropologie and wanted to try to replicate it for a long time.

I still have some spaces left to fill as you can see. Most of the flowers here are about 12 inches across! Then a dear friend mentioned that I should sell some in my shop. So! I'm in the process of making a few that will be mounted to a round piece of wood with a hanger on the back. I'm planning on making some available in different colors & sizes as well - BUT it has been tricky finding the right weight/thickness of paper and the right size (needs to be oversized!). Scrapbook paper wouldn't work because these flowers are so big! I thought I found some but didn't realize that the color was only on one side. And I've already ordered it. Darn. I might just have to make it work somehow.

Here's how I attached them to my 3 feet x 2 feet piece of cardboard. The flat flowers were easy - but the roses and poppy were tricky! Then I had the idea to use paper towel tubes! I just flared out each end and that made a nice flat surface for a glob of hot glue. :) You won't be able to see the messy glue once the whole thing is covered with flowers. Looks like a funny little forest from this angle :)

Here's my sweet boy holding one of the roses so you can see the size - just love the funny expression on his face.

This was my first attempt at using colored paper. It was a little tricky using this paper though because it was so thick! I'm also experimenting with different glues. I'm finding that hot glue really shows more than I'd like.

And's the link to the giveaway! One winner will get the first one before they are available in my shop! The best thing is that you get to choose the color! You can either choose red, pink or kraft paper. The size you will receive is a little smaller at 8 inches wide so that I can fit it in a box and mail it to you! :)


This giveaway ends on Valentines Day & is open to all! :)
Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Halloween Paper Treats

Well, it's September! That means I get in gear for Halloween a bit early. I've been posting a few new things in the shop - more fun stuff coming soon!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mama day winner!

Well, I didn't get as many entries as I would have liked.
But I still get to make two people happy, right? :)

I just put the number into the winner is #7...

Yay, Sarah, you won!!

Send me a message with the color you'd like your rosette ring to be. And your mom's address so I can get her ring to her!

Thanks for playing, everyone! I loved reading your mama stories :) ♥♥

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mama Day Giveaway


Here is a photo of me and my mama. Not sure how old I am here...maybe one? It's funny to see my little boy's features in my own!

So! I'm having another giveaway! I thought I would start this one early so that I'll have plenty of time to make the rings and send them out. And so that they arrive in time for the day, too.

Here's what the winner will receive: one of my new rolled rosette rings (they are attached to adjustable bands - so don't worry about them not fitting - they should!). And the best thing about this giveaway is that there will be *two* winners! If you win, so does your mom! Now I understand some of you might not have a mother anymore :( . So, you may choose your sister, a friend - someone who is special in your life right now. They don't have to be a mama :).

You choose the color (for yours and your mom's!) - I have six available at the moment (more coming soon): cranberry, fuchsia, lime green, soft blue, ecru (not pictured, go to my Facebook page for a picture) and dark purple.


I will take care of mailing your gift off to your mom (and to you, of course). If you would like to add a note for you mom, I can do that too! :)

So, the rules -

This giveaway is only open to the continental US, sorry International friends - I'll have a giveaway for you soon. 

You have four chances to win! Please leave a separate comment for each one & don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact you if you win!

1. (mandatory) Leave a comment here telling me a favorite memory of your mom or a fun 'mommy moment'.
2. Become a fan of bloempjes on Facebook (if you're already a fan, just say 'already a fan on FB')
3. Follow my blog (if you're already a follower, just say 'already a follower of Valerie Paperie blog')
4. Share this giveaway using your social media of choice - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or the old fashioned way - with your mouth :) . Let me know how you spread the news in your comment with the link (or the person's name).  

The winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Tuesday, May 1st.

Good Luck! ♥♥♥

And now, I'll leave you with an ad I came across that is so lovely and brings a little tear to my eye. To all the mamas out there - Thank You for all that you do!!