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 Horseshoes ~ Your own quilling paper good luck charm!

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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Quilling Paper Cherry Blossoms ~ One of the first signs of the spring season in quilling! ||

Quilling Paper Cherry Blossoms

  Right now, from where I’m sitting, I can see buds on the tree outside my window. Spring has (almost) sprung everyone! One of the most iconic spring celebrations on the East Coast is the cherry blossom festival in Washington, D.C. Even though D.C. is just a short drive for us, I’ve never actually made it there to see the trees in bloom. But this year, I’m bringing the festival to me and sharing some quilling paper cherry blossoms! This…

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Quilling Paper Monarch Butterflies ~ Quick and simple butterflies in classic orange and black ||

Quilled Monarch Butterfly

This week’s post is brought to you by my horrible memory. Backstory ~ I was looking through my sketches to start preparing my tutorials for March when I came across the mini butterfly that I had made for my Easter eggs last year. At the end of that post, I promised I would share how I made the quilled monarch butterfly that I used on one of the eggs. Almost a full year ago. I had totally forgotten all about…

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4 Types of Glue Every Quilling Artist Needs (and when to use them!) ~ The only glues you need for every quilling craft! ||

The 4 Types of Glue Every Quilling Artist Needs

We’ve all been there. You’re in the craft store, where you swore you were just going to pick up that one thing for your next project. The next thing you know, you’re at the checkout with $60 worth of who knows what in your cart. No judgment; I’ve been there many times. We crafters are notorious supply hoarders. But I’ve been on a mission lately to declutter my stash and make my supplies multitask. Yet, the one place I just…

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Quilling Paper Flowers and Vines Heart ~ A simple and pretty mix of traditional and modern quilling techniques | |

Flowers and Vines Heart

It’s here! One of my favorite days of the entire year! Our house is decorated, school valentines are signed, and the chocolates are bought… Of course, my 6 year-old son has decided that Valentine’s Day is yucky, all of the sudden. But I’m not going to let him dampen my lovey-dovey spirit! This week, I’m sharing how to make this quilling paper flowers and vines heart. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make…

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7 Common Quilling Mistakes and How to Fix Them ~ Mistakes happen, but don't let them ruin your design! Learn some simple quilling tips and tricks! ||

7 Common Quilling Mistakes and How to Fix Them

It happens to all of us… You’re happily quilling along when … BAM! You look closely and notice the biggest, most eye-catching, glaring mistake that has ever been made in the history of quilling paper. Pause! Take a breath. It’s probably not that bad. I know it seems like the worst thing that could happen, but give yourself some grace! Chances are most viewers wouldn’t even notice, but if you’re a perfectionist like I am, you want a fix and…

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Quilling Paper Mittens ~ Make your own winter home decor with these simple mitten templates ||

Quilling Paper Mittens

Mittens have been on my mind a lot lately. Two little kids plus lots of chilly days equals tons of time squeezing tiny wiggling hands into mittens. And, since I’m always looking for ways to dress up my walls, it dawned on me that mittens would make an adorable addition to my winter home decor. This week, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make quilling paper mittens. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and…

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18 New Paper Crafts to try in 2018 ~ Spend the new year learning new skills and flexing your crafting muscles || www.ThePaperyCr

18 New Paper Crafts To Try In 2018

It’s a few weeks into the new year, and the internet is filled with posts about resolutions and lists. Don’t get me wrong ~ I love making goals for the new year! But I thought, instead of the run-of-the-mill budget and fitness-type goals, I would do something crafty here. So, I bring you…. 18 new paper crafts to try in 2018! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small…

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Winter Princess Crown ~ A delicate quilling snowflake crown for your favorite winter princess ||

Winter Princess Crown

It is definitely not breaking news that it has been absolutely bone-chilling cold across most of the country lately. I’m not thrilled about it, but instead of fighting it, we’re embracing it here! I made something really special with the weather in mind. This week, I’m saying welcome to winter with a winter princess crown made from quilling! 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…

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Quilling Art by Sena Runa ~ A Book Review ~ Learn some new tricks and gain more quilling confidence with a master of modern paper craft ||

Quilling Art by Sena Runa

Every once in a while, you’ll come across a quilling paper artist whose work is instantly recognizable. Sena Runa is definitely one of those artists! I’m sure you’ve seen her famous quilled heart or her lovely paper camera many times! I’m a huge fan of her modern quilling style, so, obviously, when I was contacted to review her new book, I was just thrilled! So, for this first post of the brand new year, I’m sharing thoughts on Sena’s book,…

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