Paper Talk

Paper Talk

Hosted by: Quynh Nguyen of Pink and Posey and Jessie Chui of Crafted to Bloom

The Evolution of Paper Talk… The Paper Talk community started in 2017 with the founding of a Facebook group that gave people who loved to make paper flowers a safe and nurturing place to ask questions and meet...

Episodes

Episode 131 - Season 6 Preview: Back to Basics

Season #5

Season 6 will get back to the basics of our craft. We’ll debate the best tools, materials, and techniques to use when making paper flowers.    At the end of the day, we’re here because of paper flowers.  On this...
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Episode 130 - Over Coffee: Why It Can Be Good to Shift Direction

Season #5

We wrap up our season about finding your why as a paper florist. Learn why it can be beneficial to shift your artistic and business direction as you hone in on what matters to you. Making changes is difficult, but...
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Episode 129 - Building a Positive Reputation Through Networking with Rebecca Grant

Season #5

Rebecca Grant shares how she built an incredibly successful and well-respected wedding planning business, in large part due to networking. Many of us rely on word of mouth to advertise our paper flower businesses....
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Episode 128 - How to Know Your Work is Right for You with Susan Beech

Season #5

Susan Beech shares how she knew that being a paper florist was the right career path for her. Plus, hear about the publishing journey of her new paper flower book.  Do you ever worry that you’re committing time and...
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Episode 127 - Finding the Person You Want to Be with Eileen Lim

Season #5

Learn from successful paper florist Eileen Lim about how she transformed from bitter to blooming with happiness by following her why. Do you feel excited to start your day?  Do you look forward to your work? Do you...
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Episode 126 - Over Coffee: How We Use and Experiment with Crepe Paper

Season #5

Jessie and Quynh discuss the various weights of crepe paper, including their strengths and limitations. We share lots of tips for how we use them and how to experiment with crepe.  The world of crepe paper has grown...
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Episode 125 - Forging Your Own Path with Felt Florist Marlena Colazo

Season #5

Marlena Colazo shares how she learned to create felt flowers when other artists weren’t open to sharing knowledge. Hear how she used personal experience and connected with other industries to grow. How do you learn...
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Episode 124 - Enjoying the Journey to Find Your Why with Deane Bautista

Season #5

Deane Bautista shares her paper flower journey and how the winding path was essential to finding what sparks her creativity and joy. Is it taking longer than expected to find your why?  Is your paper flower business...
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Episode 123 - What a mentor can do for your business with Amy McGee

Season #5

Learn how Amy McGee has mentored us on our paper flower journeys and helped us refocus why we run creative businesses. Where do you go from here? What’s next for your paper flower business? How do you want to grow? If...
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Episode 122 - Over Coffee: The 100 Day Project

Season #5

Learn about The 100 Day Project and how Quynh is participating, plus the strategies that are helping her achieve her goal. How do you stick to a goal and see it through to the end?  It’s really hard! We all want to...
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Episode 121 - Staying True to Your Art AND Building a Successful Business with Janna Willoughby-Lohr

Season #5

How can you stay true to the why behind your art and grow your business at the same time? Janna Willoughby-Lohr chats with us about how she’s done both.  Artists need to eat.  While we create paper flowers because we...
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Episode 120 - Managing Multiple Brands with Laura Richey

Season #5

Juggling multiple brands as a small business owner can be tricky. Listen to how Laura Richey manages marketing, aesthetics, and customer service with her paper art brands. You have a fantastic new paper idea. It’s...
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