Ruffled is a wedding blog run by Amanda Nistor, Editor and Founder. It all started with her own wedding in 2008 when she was sourcing ideas and inspiration — before Pinterest and Instagram, can you imagine? So Ruffled was born, sharing do-it-yourself projects, real weddings and inspiration.
Today the blog has grown into one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings. She pinches herself every day to be able to do what she loves and work from her New Jersey home with the help of her small-but-mighty team!
Q: How does your creative process start? Where do you look for inspiration?
A: My favorite sources of inspiration are interior design blogs, art exhibits, and just everyday life. Often times inspiration comes to me at completely unexpected places, like a grocery store or reading a magazine. Once I find inspiration, the initial concept evolves as it merges with other ideas.
Q: What is your favorite part of your creative process?
A: Turning a rough idea into a realistic yet inspirational setting that anyone can recreate on their own as well transforming everyday things into party decor materials.
Q: What role do the Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors play in your creative process?
A: I use Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors for virtually all of our projects. From paper crafts to mixed-media installs; from large scale backdrops to finishing a styled flatlay, they are a reliable multi-tasker that we’ve been using for years. It’s the must-have tool for all of our behind the scenes DIY photoshoots as well, whether that’s used to trim fabric used as tablecloths or backdrops, cutting string used for floral and lighting setups or cutting ribbon with a clean edge, etc.
Q: How do you use Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors in your day-to-day?
A: I always keep mine at hand for sewing projects, whether these are for Ruffled or just personal projects. It’s also adds a pop of color to my pencil cup on my desk, so it’s within my arm’s reach for whenever I need it!