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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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The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry Book Review ~ A guidebook to quilled jewelry by Ann Martin --

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry Book Review

The quilling paper artist world is a small one. Even fewer are the number of people who are sharing their work online. But, there are still definitely those artists who are really well-known in the paper craft circles. And one of those is Ann Martin of All Things Paper. So you can imagine my surprise when Ann Martin herself contacted me to see if I would be willing to write a post about her newest book. Of course, I jumped…

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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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Is Quilling the next big thing in crafting? ||

Is Paper Quilling the Next Big Trend in Crafting?

Last week, a slightly blurry, but still recognizable photo from an old friend popped up in my inbox. It seemed to be a window display being created out of paper strips! Sure enough, Anthropologie, the store which is well-known for their incredibly creative and stunning shop windows, was featuring large pink quilled flowers! This super-exciting showcase of my very favorite craft got me thinking: Is paper quilling the next big trend in crafting? When I ran to my local mega-mall…

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Smart and thrifty tips on how to save money on craft supplies ||

How to Save Money on Craft Supplies

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.   It’s almost a brand new year! And that means brand new goals and lots of hope for the future. One of the resolutions that I try out every…

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Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art ~ Dress up your chalkboards with quilling paper accents for a festive Thanksgiving plaque! ||

Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art

I’m really enjoying dreaming up unique and exciting quilling paper tutorials for this site. But, with all the prep and practice for each how-to comes lots and lots and lots of quilling bits lying around my workspace. After looking at the quilling paper mums that I had made a few weeks back for a while, I was really motivated to find the perfect way to show them off around the house.  Then I had the idea to work up a…

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Easter Egg Paper Craft Round Up

10 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Paper

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! I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  When Easter time rolled around in my childhood home, it meant pulling out the coffee mugs and tiny squeeze bottles of food coloring to dye…

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11 ways to decorate with Paper snowflakes all winter long

Eleven Ways to Decorate With Paper Snowflakes All Winter Long

The holidays are over. The lights are unstrung, the ornaments are packed away, and all the Christmas cookies have been eaten. And my house looks a little sad. I need some winter decor and I need it fast! After a little searching, I’ve found eleven ways to decorate with paper snowflakes all winter long!  The same folded and snipped snowflakes that we all made in elementary school can be transformed into beautiful winter decorations for your home that you’ll be…

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12 Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for Kids 

I seriously love Thanksgiving, y’all. I love the turkey. I love seeing my family. I love the stuffing. I love the crisp, fall weather. I love the pies… (you can see where my mind is right now). But, really, spending time with our family, especially those who travel in from halfway across the country, is incredibly special to everyone in our house. Since the day is super exciting and there is always tons to do to get ready for the…

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10 Adorable Paper Crafts for New Babies

It’s celebration time in the Craftery house! We’re all so excited to welcome a brand new niece this week! Since the only girl on my husband’s side for a couple of generations has been our Bean, it’s so wonderful to add another sweet baby girl to the family! While I’ve got babies on the brain, I’m inspired to create a roundup of 10 adorable paper crafts for new babies. As far as my own quilling work, I created my custom…

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