Meet Abbi

Hi ya’ll, I’m Abbi, creator and owner behind Abbi Kirsten Collections!
I’m a blogger, author, Cricut lover, and craft designer.
It doesn’t stop there. I’m a wife, mama, daughter, sister, entrepreneur, and child of God.
I started my small shop on Etsy in 2014, still known as Catching Colorflies, because I realized I needed to find myself outside of Motherhood and Wifehood.

After my shop opened, I started my blog Abbi Kirsten Collections, my parent brand, which unexpectedly blossomed into one of the most popular craft blogs on the internet!

My Mission

My mission at Abbi Kirsten Collections is to nurture the creative magic inside your soul and bring that bursting imagination inside you to life. 

You will discover fun yet easy-to-learn DIY projects and quality template designs here on the blog that will have you crafting a storm of “wow, you made that?!” praise!

How It All Began

Abbi Kirsten Collections had an unex­pected start back in 2015 after Abbi’s personal projects went viral. Abbi’s creative journey began as a means of overcoming depression and anxiety. Along the way, Abbi Kirsten Collections has become a light to many with the same struggles.

Since then, the blog has blossomed into one of the most popular craft sites on the web. With no shortage of colorful crafts and creative ideas to spark inspiration, readers return again and again.

After more than a decade of professional crafting, Abbi is an example to her kids and anyone who needs inspiration of what can happen when you channel struggles into creativity.

Abbi spends every day making messes and making magic in her home studio to make the world a more colorful place, one craft at a time, by sharing her Cricut tutorials, papercraft projects, and handmade gifts.

Whether a beginner or a lifelong crafting pro, Abbi is passionate about nurturing the creative magic inside everyone!

My small business has launched into a career, and I have been honored to work with many well-known companies like Michaels Craft Store, Cricut, HGTV, Bridal magazine, Create Room, and many others!
As far back as I can remember, I have enjoyed crafting.
Believe it or not, my talents haven’t always come easy to me
. Rather hard work continually forces me to discover creativity within myself, which I never knew existed. When I am not crafting rainbows of color in my studio, you can find me designing new crafts and printables on my couch while cuddling with my two kids, my husband, and my two dogs.

My bucket of creative ideas is always overflowing, and spreading the joy of crafting is truly why I love what I do! In addition to my love (ahem..obsession) for colorful crafting, I have a passion for helping other creative dreamers launch their own businesses and achieve lasting success!

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Fun Facts About Abbi

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I’m a 31-year-old mother to two babies who aren’t quite babies anymore! Wyatt (9) and Christabella (8) – are just 14 barely months apart! Certainly not planned, but it was an unexpected blessing from God in hindsight. 👧👦
I can only eat M&Ms in order of the color of the rainbow. 🌈
I love to watch reruns of Friends and Golden Girls while snuggling with my two fur babies, Macy (my Golden Retriever) and Liberty, my noisy, snoring French bulldog. 🐶
I have Celiac’s disease, which means I cannot have anything with gluten (wheat). I have to buy gluten-free things like bread, crackers, pasta, etc. 🍞
Anything reptile, but especially snakes and frogs – you never know how far the frog will jump! 🐸
I love what I do and in my spare time (…. what’s that??) I play with my kiddos, enjoy baking, and hanging out by the pool. ⛱️

Unlock all of Abbi’s freebies in the Craft Vault!

Everyone loves freebies! I love to share free paper flower templates and SVG files for Cricut projects, printables, and more with my community!

If you are looking for a place to find free SVG files and project tutorials, Abbi Kirsten Collections has lots of crafts waiting for you to enjoy! Sign up via the form below to create your FREE account in Abbi’s Vault!

Abbi Kirsten is a 3x Self-Published Author

The cover of Abbi Kirsten's book titled "The Art of Giant Paper Flowers". The book cover has a dark background filled with red, white, and pink paper flowers.

In 2017 Abbi published her first book and the only one of its kind, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers! I have been blessed that it has done well, with over 10,000+ copies sold! Download your copy here.

The book cover for Abbi's eBook titled "The Joy of Paper Flowers". The book cover has a white background filled with colorful paper flowers and crafting supplies.

In 2019 I released my second ebook, The Joy of Paper Flowers, which shares small paper bloom tutorials and how to create stunning arrangements for events. Download your copy here.

The cover for Abbi's eBook titled "Cricut Confidence: Conquer Design Space Once and For All". The cover features a digital illustration of Abbi standing at her crafting desk with a Cricut cutting machine and crafting supplies.

In early 2020 my Cricut Confidence ebook was released as a quick guide to mastering Cricut Design Space in as little as 7 days from any device – desktop, Andriod, or iOS. Download your copy here. 

Meet The Team

Teamwork makes the dream work! Without the help of this amazing team, we could never reach our goals. These hard-working ladies and gentleman keep the Abbi Kirsten Collections brand growing!


Owner and Creative Director, a.k.a. maker of all the pretty things.


Executive Virtual Assistant and Integrator, a.k.a. Superwoman.


Customer Service Expert, a.k.a. inbox fairy – keeping the magic going behind the scenes.


Customer Service Expert, a.k.a. inbox fairy – keeping the magic going behind the scenes.


Video Editor and Tech Support, a.k.a. Abbi’s husband and biggest cheerleader.


Professional cuddler and lovable licker.


Professional hugger and ball lover.

Work With Abbi

I’d love a chance to work with you! If you are a fellow creator or brand that wants to work with me, find my media kit here and reach out with your proposal!