Wednesday, 18 June 2014

How it all started


We are Paper Petal.  By ‘we’, I mean Graham and Melanie.  We are a husband and wife team, who design, cut and frame all of our beautiful paper cuts by ourselves.

Graham has always been a creative type.  In his day job he works as a web designer.  Melanie’s day job isn’t creative at all.  She’s a cost management analyst, but she does love doing all things crafty with our little girl Emily.

Emily is the reason we started Paper Petal.  It all started nearly 3 years ago, when we had just bought a house and were very heavily pregnant.  We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl, so we went for a neutral theme.  We looked online for inspiration, and came across wall decals and thought that they were a brilliant idea.  But being the fussy people that we are, we couldn’t find anything that was just perfect, so we decided to design our own.  We drew out various designs onto paper, but thought if we could cut them out, it would give us a better idea of how it would look.  So that’s what we did, and that is how we discovered a secret hidden talent, and the rest is history!

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