Beautiful Oops ~ An Art Book for Children. Stretch that imagination and see that no drip, drop or blotch is a mistake! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Beautiful Oops, An Art Book for Children

One of my first jobs, after I graduated from art school, was with our local children’s museum. I was chosen to work in the art studio where I managed the projects that the education team thought up to reinforce the week’s theme and the museum’s mission of learning through play. It was a dream come true! Every day, I played with messy art supplies and enjoyed the company of incredibly enthusiastic toddlers and preschoolers. My time there came to a…

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Patriotic Paper Wreath ~ Grab some flag napkins to whip up this red, white and blue stunner that can dress up your front door all summer long! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Patriotic Paper Wreath

The Craftery household got a new front door last week. It’s pretty exciting because our door hadn’t opened smoothly since we bought our home a year ago! The new door is a simple craftsman style that lets tons of light into our entryway, and I just love it. But still, I think nothing makes a front door look as finished as a wreath. So I set out to make up a quick patriotic paper wreath to hang all summer long!…

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Quilling Paper Cherries ~ Simple but realistic summer quilling craft. Make one or a bunch! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Cherries

It should be no surprise to those who’ve followed my quilling tutorials for a while that I love figuring how to make realistic quilled paper fruit and veggies. In a recent post, I even suggested using produce as inspiration when you’re feeling creatively stuck, because this is a trick I use all the time. So I couldn’t resist making a tutorial for one of my family’s favorite fruit. Get ready for some simple quilling paper cherries! This post contains affiliate…

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Monthly subscription boxes for creative kids and adults || www.thepapeyrcraftery.com

Subscription Boxes for Creative Kids and Adults

A few weeks ago, I posted about Mother’s Day presents for crafty mamas. I had so much fun thinking about the ultimate gifts for moms who love to create! But I was so surprised when I heard over and over about how great a subscription box would be to receive as a gift. So I got right to work and found a bunch of other awesome subscription boxes for creative kids and adults! This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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Quilling Paper Bookmarks ~ Make some quick bookmarks from your quilling pieces to keep your pages in your favorite books! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Bookmarks

Chances are, after practicing for a while, a quilling paper crafter is bound to have tons of bits and pieces laying around, taking up space valuable crafting space. The question is: what to make from all those bits? One can only make so many cards and gift tags. So, in order to clear up some of my desk space and create something new, I spent last week making some quick quilling paper bookmarks. This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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Quilling Paper Watermelon ~ A simple summer quilling craft for scrapbooks and cards || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Watermelon

My littles, Moose & the Bean, have been really into Eric Carle books lately. If you’re not familiar, Eric Carle is the author and artist behind many, many colorful children’s books, that are incredibly illustrated with hand-painted paper collages. My kids’ current fav is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They love how the caterpillar goes through all the days of the week, eating up a storm. On Saturday, he chomps through tons of food, ending his feast with “one slice of…

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Gift Ideas for the Crafty Mom - A Mother's Day Wish List for a Crafty Mom www.thepaperycraftery.com

A Mother’s Day Wish List for Crafty Moms

Ya’ll, I love being a mama. Moose & the Bean are the most incredible little balls of awesome that I have ever imagined in my wildest dreams. It is my greatest honor to be their mommy and to help them grow up to be the best people they can be. That being said, this mama could use as many breaks as I can get! That’s why I love Mother’s Day! A whole day devoted to moms! We’re usually pretty low-key…

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Quilling Paper Cactus

  My husband, Mr. Craftery, has been working hard the last couple of weekends getting the gardens in our yard full of flowers for the spring and summer. He’s been doing such an amazing job! Our yard has never looked better! Thank goodness for him, because I have absolutely no green thumb. A nice, sturdy cactus more my speed. Even better than that, is a paper version! So I was inspired to whip up a quilling paper cactus and share…

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21 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration for All Types of Craft Projects || www.thepaperycraftery.com

21 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration

Crafty folks are creative by nature. In fact, we usually have WAY more ideas than we have the time to complete them. But, now and then, every crafter will come up against a roadblock and lack the next brilliant idea. To help in my own little way, I wrote up a quick post of 21 ways to find creative inspiration! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation…

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Find the perfect book to inspire your creativity ~ The Books Every Crafter Needs to Own || www.thepaperycraftery.com

The Books Every Crafter Needs To Own

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! There’s no cost to you and I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  As a paper crafter, it should be no surprise that I love books! I used to be able to…

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