Vintage Camera Garlands & Cupcake Toppers IN ACTION!

May 24, 2010

Vintage Cupcake Toppers by Flapper Girl

Joy, the super talented photographer behind Wildflowers Photography, hosted a photo workshop for parents this past weekend. Earlier in the month, she had ordered a couple vintage camera garlands and a few sets of vintage camera cupcake toppers to use at this event.

I was giddy to see that a few completely gorgeous shots of my goodies ended up on her blog, and it made me so happy to see something I put so much love and energy into being used—so beautifully, I might add—out in the real world.

I love hearing from my customers! Being a creator is such an awesome double whammy of goodness, because not only do I love making things, I also love discovering what people use my creations for.


Garlands on Display

May 4, 2010

I almost forgot to show you how I ended up packaging my garlands for Crafty Wonderland. I strung up one of my vintage camera garlands above my main display, like this.

Then I whipped up some packaging for the garlands, and enclosed them in plastic sleeves:

The packaging design isn’t perfect, but it worked in a pinch. I need to re-work the design when I get the time to do so. It’s one of the many things I look forward to getting done over summer break.


Victorian Grotesque Medical Curiosity Garland

March 26, 2010

This garland is inspired by the mystery and creepiness that surrounds the fascinating Victorian Grotesque: medical curiosities framed with black crepe fringe and orchid lace ribbon, a peek inside an old laboratory, a hand-written hospital I.D. card, a pair of fancy aged skull medallions, and a funeral memento from 1897.

Available in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Victorian Grotesque Handmade

Teratology Garland

Medical Curiosities

Victorian Medical


New Vintage-Inspired Paper Garland Designs

March 3, 2010

So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that there is no book post today. The good news is there is actually two bits of good news!

1. I started reading a really radical book this week, and I’m really excited to tell you about it next Wednesday.

2. Instead of a book post, I’m going to share four of my new vintage-inspired paper garland designs! All are currently for sale in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Art Deco Bibliophile

The excitement of aged paper, tattered library cards, vintage books, and sexy reading flappers!

Book Garland

Retro Book Banner

Vintage Inspired Book Garland

French Perfume Boudoir

French perfumeries framed with pink crepe fringe, Victorian boudoir labels, feminine lace, and risque ladies!

Vintage French Garland

French Perfume Boudoir Garland

Retro French Perfume Banner

Vintage Cameras

Wardette, Starflash, Brownie Hawkeye, a handful of retro lightfilter boxes, and two photos documenting what fun can be had with a camera in tow!

Vintage Camera Garland

Retro Photography Garland

Flapper Girl

Rebellion & adventures, absinthe green fringe, garters, cigarettes & daydreams, a pair of handsome suitors, and plenty of rum!

Retro Flapper Garland

Vintage Inspired Flapper Banner

Flapper Girl Garland


Vintage-Inspired Carnival Garland

January 2, 2010

Step right up, folks! The old-timey charm of a traveling carnival show awaits. This vintage-inspired garland depicts the mystery that cloaks those fascinating side shows of the past: tarot cards, psychics, fortune tellers, palm readers… and who can forget the girlie show?

All components of this garland were hand-cut and hand-glued. Zodiac medallions feature hand-folded white tissue fringe.

Garland measures approx. 48″ long.

This item is currently for sale in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

P.S. Can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of Carnivale lately?


Art Deco Valentine Garland

December 30, 2009

Designed by yours truly.