Valerie has always had an eye for design and a gift for crafting. For many years these attributes were nothing more than hobbies. She could have never guessed where her love of paper crafting, a simple hobby, would one day take her.
Apart from her creative talents, Valerie also possesses a keen eye for business. With the rise of online shopping and the increased popularity of social platforms such as Instagram, Valerie recognized the demand for personalized paper craft goods and so an idea was born.
It all began with the cupcake topper. A simple touch of creativity and crafty ingenuity that elevates the most nondescript cupcakes into decorative works of art. This decorative confectionary bauble became not only the inspiration and namesake for Top It Off Designs but also its flagship product upon launching its shop on Etsy in 2011.
However, it wasn't until she took it upon herself to plan her son's second birthday party that Valerie realized her gifts were not limited to just cupcake toppers. It wasn't long before TIOD expanded into a full event planning and styling business.
TIOD now specializes in custom-designed events for all ages. Birthday parties, weddings, baptisms, you name it! TIOD can style it. With Valerie at its head there is no client too adventurous or too bold for TIOD. She can bring your visions and inspirations to life with customized style and flare that only Valerie's attention to detail can achieve.
Since its expansion into event styling TIOD has been featured in a number of the industry's most prestigious publications both online and in print. Some of the most notable features can be found on Hostess with the Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas, 100 Layer Cakelet, Amy Atlas and Weddings Illustrated.
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