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 Succulents - The paper craft version of these sweet and trendy plants --

Quilling Paper Succulents

While I was working on my quilling paper greenery post a few weeks back, I remembered a tutorial that I had been sitting on for a while… quilling paper succulents! Succulents can come in many variations, but they are usually recognizable by thick, fleshy leaves and a compact shape. This week I’m sharing a tutorial for quilled succulents that is perfect for a paper craft beginner! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make…

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My Favorite Dollar Tree Craft Supplies - A few of my go-to craft finds from the Dollar Tree that save me a little money when I'm

My Favorite Dollar Tree Craft Supplies

I am a thrifty lady. Whenever I’m in need of something new, one of my first thoughts is always “what’s the lowest price I can find this for?”. This goes double for craft supplies! And, since I’m always crafting something, I really need to watch the bottom line. So in the interest of saving a little money on craft materials, today I’m sharing a list of my favorite Dollar Tree craft supplies.   I know there are other types of dollar…

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5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery ~ Simple leaves, ferns and other types of greenery to add a little style and realism to your quilling paper flower designs ||

5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery

.Quilling paper flowers are incredibly lovely on their own. They can be as delicate as a daffodil or as hearty as a sunflower. But nothing will make your botanical scenes look more realistic than adding some leaves and greenery. Now, you could just make a few swirls and call it a day, but why not make those designs more lifelike? Today, I’m sharing 5 types of quilling paper greenery to really jazz up those flower scenes! This post contains affiliate…

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How I Run a Craft Blog while Raising 2 Small Children - Ways I stay motivated to be productive paper craft blogger while enjoying my time with my kids ||

How I Run a Craft Blog While Raising 2 Small Children

I didn’t start off wanting to have a blog. I just wanted to make stuff with paper. After my Moose was born and I went back to work, I found a way to fill in my creative gap with an Etsy shop. Then things evolved and changed as they tend to do, and I realized how much I enjoy teaching new crafters and breaking down the mystery of quilling paper. So, here I am –  4 years later with a quilling…

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The Essential Tool Kit for Quilling Beginners ~ Start quilling paper with just a few inexpensive supplies! ||

The Essential Toolkit for Quilling Beginners

It’s no secret that lots of crafters are supply hoarders. Quilling paper artists are no different! There is always the newest tool or another pack of paper strips to buy. It is easy to get overwhelmed! But a newcomer to quilling doesn’t really need many supplies at all! Today, I’m sharing the essential toolkit for quilling beginners so all newcomers can get started now! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I…

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Beehive Quilling ~ Add some lightness and dimension to your quilling projects with this simple, but impressive technique! ||

Beehive Quilling Technique

When I first started sharing my quilling tutorials online, one of the first emails I received was asking if I could demonstrate how to do beehive quilling. But not only did I not know how to roll beehive coils, I have never even heard of them! Now I’m starting to see it more and more. And, after some research and practice, I’m finally ready to share a quick introduction to the beehive quilling technique! This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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

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! ||

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! ||

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 ||

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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