Photo Credit: Chantal Dominique

Photo Credit: Chantal Dominique

About the Artist

Stephen began creating paper flowers in early 2017. After desperately trying to find real and artificial Juliet Roses for the celebration of the birth of his second daughter, he stumbled upon a paper flower version of the rose. After making a small bouquet of roses, he began to realize the joy that came from making these intricate flowers. 

In May of 2017, The Paper Peony was started. Offering individual stems, arrangements, and custom arrangements, The Paper Peony is steadily growing to provide people in the Indianapolis area and around the country with handmade paper flowers.

In addition to crafting paper flowers, Stephen is a stay-at-home dad of two, teaches piano lessons, shoots photography on the side, and co-owns a local theatre company. 


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Back in 2017, it was Lia Griffith's Juliet Rose paper flower template that caught my attention and opened my eyes to the whole new world of crepe paper flowers. I am honored to be a part of Lia's Crepe Paper Flower Circle and strongly reccomend you visit her beautiful website for a variety of crafts you can do at home.

-Stephen