kelly grace
about kelly

This studio first began in my home during the summer of 2017 right after my wedding. I had just finished creating all my own wedding florals from sola wood, and during that process, I also discovered paper flowers. I watched a lot of YouTube videos and joined a Paper Floristry Facebook Group that was immensely supportive. Two weeks after my wedding, I made my first paper flower following a Lia Griffith design. It was a book page flower. My first crepe paper flower was a Camelia following a tissue paper tutorial from Livia Cetti's book. The best feeling ever was when I successfully started creating flowers from my own floral studies from my garden or local florist shop. I had always been of a creative and independent nature, and my craft raised a level of excitement in me that I hadn't felt in many years. I had spent 13 years working in different Human Resources capacities from recruiter to analyst, and one of the best gifts ever was to be laid off from my position in 2015, allowing me to completely redesign my life. I knew that Monday-Friday 9-5 was not for me anymore and I returned to school and began a couple of different entrepreneur ventures. Bringing a little beauty into the world every day via handcrafted botanicals seemed to be what lit my passion so here I am, a Crafting Studio Owner and Paper Florist! Now, I mentioned I began in my home, right? Specifically, at my kitchen table. I grew from a few items here and there that took up a small corner of my home to an entire wall of storage in our home library and multiple corners of our dining room. This is pretty hard for someone with a decorating taste that tends to run along the lines of less is more. My husband Jim, who is not the neatest person in the world even started to roll his eyes a little and began to encourage the concept of a work studio outside of our home. IIt was time for me to get serious or do something else. And since I knew I didn't want a Monday-Friday 9-5, it was time to get serious. At first, I was looking for a small room or a shared artist's space but when I found my current studio location in Frenchtown, I knew it was perfect. I had found a location that can be utilized not just as my studio but also as a place to share this satisfying art! Here, I will serve that individual that wishes to have the most amazing event florals that last or utilize my creative discretion for their loved one, or someone that clearly knows what they want, someone that wishes to explore a hobby and so many more. I pour my heart and soul into each and every creation and I'm so fortunate to be able to do what I love to do when I'm not spending the rest of my time with my busy blended family! Thank you so much for supporting my small business. It means the world to me and I appreciate every single person who allows me to do this- first and foremost my clients but also my amazing and supportive husband Jim. Special shout outs must go to other Paper Florists I've come to know. The support, the mentorship, the love has been unsurpassed by anything. The handcrafted community is fantastic. Thanks again.

Much Love,
Kelly Grace Gibbons xxooxox