Meredith

Meredith

An art school grad and self-taught quiller, I'm the hands and brain behind The Papery Craftery site and shop. I love finding new papercraft techniques and artists!
Quilling Paper Dragonfly ~ Make your own flittering, flying summertime bug! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

How to Make a Quilling Paper Dragonfly

After Mr. Craftery and I got married in 2009, we moved into a large townhouse in our town. It was a perfectly nice home and we stayed for a number of years until we had our children and started running out of room. One of my favorite things about that house was that every summer, dragonflies would appear from nowhere and buzz all around. I guess it was because our house backed up to a small forest. But the sight of…

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Savvy Slotted Quilling Tool Review ~ Do you need a new quilling tool? Read my review to see if this is the one for you! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Savvy Slotted Quilling Tool Review

It’s that time again! Time to do one of my favorite types of posts and test out new quilling supplies! This week, its a slotted tool with a twist (excuse the pun!). Today I’m sharing with you all a Savvy Slotted Quilling Tool review. 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…

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Tips for Gluing Quilling to a Background ~ Make a quick quilled leaf craft and learn some helpful hints about mounting for framing || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Tips for Gluing Quilling to a Background

You never know when inspiration is going to strike. I had a lightning moment a few weeks ago while watching HGTV. Whatever show it was had a quick scene where it panned across a revamped room, and Bam! For a split second, I caught a glimpse of an abstracted leaf print and I immediately had an idea of something similar I could make out of quilling paper. I’ve been trying to figure out some sort of artwork for our powder room since we moved into…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Spirals ~ Long and twirly, quilling paper spirals can be used where ever you need a tube in your quilling crafts || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Spirals

Quilling paper can do some pretty amazing things. It can be rolled and pinched and molded and squeezed into shape. But, thin tubes aren’t the most obvious shapes to make out of something so long and flat. This is where the lesser seen practice of making spirals can come in handy. So, this week I’m sharing a quick tutorial on how to make quilling paper spirals. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase,…

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Simple Quilling Paper Grass ~ Make easy two-toned grass for your next quilling craft with your quilling comb || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Simple Quilling Paper Grass

If you read my blog last week, you heard that life has been a little crazy-town lately. The good news is that things have settled down a hair, and the family and I are starting to get back to our regular routines. I still have a little catching up to do, but I couldn’t let another week go by without a new quilling tutorial, no matter how small it is. I’m sharing my tutorial for a fun way to make…

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My Favorite Quilling Paper Colors ~ An easy to follow list of the quilling paper shades I use time and time again! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

My Favorite Quilling Paper Colors

So, so, so much going on in the Craftery house this month. We’ve had Easter; we’ve had Spring Break; we’ve had swim classes… We’ve even had two back-to-back plumbing and heating emergencies to fix! Yikes! My quilling and blog writing time has been cut in half because everything has been so crazy! And, so, as much as I was planning on posting a craft tutorial this week, sometimes life happens, and I needed to move some posts around and share…

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Quilling Paper Water Lilies ~ Brush up on your 3D quilling and quilling comb techniques with my latest tutorial || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Water Lilies

It has been one very wet spring so far, here in Delaware. Our backyard is so soggy, it reminds me of a swamp. And swamps remind me of frogs. And frogs remind me of the lily pad and water lily post I’ve been wanting to work on. So, while I was waiting for our backyard to dry out, I got busy rolling paper. And now I’m sharing a tutorial all about quilling paper water lilies! This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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Tips for Using Metallic Quilling Paper ~ Sparkly and shiny, metallic paper can add some wow to your quilling! www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Tips for Using Metallic Quilling Paper

Those of us who have been quilling for a while are quite familiar with the fact that different paper companies produce vastly different products. Some quilling paper is thicker than others. Sometimes a color can vary greatly from brand to brand. But one type of paper requires another set of quilling tricks all together, and that is metallic paper. This week, I’m sharing a few tips for using metallic quilling paper for your crafts. This post contains affiliate links. If…

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Border Buddy Quilling Tool Review ~ Do you need to pick up a Border Buddy for your quilling? I'll test it out and let you know! www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Border Buddy Quilling Tool Review

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve seen me write time and time again about quilling tools. But, I’ve only written about the tools you really need to start quilling. I’ve never really dived into the less common tools. All those extras that you might not “need”, but they might make some processes easier or more efficient. Or maybe they’re just fun! So I decided that I would start a series where I play with some newer…

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Quilling Paper Horseshoes ~ Your own quilling paper good luck charm! www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Horseshoes

My mom began one of my favorite family traditions about 14 years ago. One Saturday afternoon in March, we all gather together at her house to enjoy what she’s dubbed the “Green Dinner”. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, everyone wears green clothes and eat corned beef, shepherd’s pie, and turnips. The house is decorated and we all get Irish party favors. The kicker is that my sister and I contribute some green food or recipe to the meal. This seems simple enough.…

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