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20 Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas _ Dress up those packages with some creative embellishments __ www.thepaperycraftery.com

20 Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

I’m borderline obsessed with photos of beautiful and unique holiday gift wrapping. Every year, around Christmas time, I start thinking that I too can start working on ways to dress up my plain, old packaging. My crafty goals are usually much loftier than time actually allows, however. This week, I’m hoping to inspire others with 20 creative holiday gift wrap ideas! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a…

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Handmade with Love Super Bundle 2017 ~ Start a new hobby or brush up on your skills with an amazing deal! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Handmade with Love Super Bundle

Snow’s about ready to fall in the Northern hemisphere, and what will you be doing when it does? Sitting by a crackling fire… A Hot cup of tea nearby… Sounds like you’re ready for colder weather! If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your next handmade project. And, if you’re anything like me, you are always looking for a…

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My Autumn Dollar Tree Haul ~ Get ready for Fall with craft supplies and ideas from the Dollar Tree || www.thepaperycraftery.com

My Autumn Dollar Tree Haul

It’s finally autumn! Fall is by far my favorite time of year, and now that my Moose has officially had his birthday, and all the superhero decorations have all come down, I can break out all my pumpkins, flannel, and other warm and comfy fall decor. But I did want to pick up a few new things and stick to my budget at the same time. So off to my favorite dollar store I went! This week I’m sharing a few…

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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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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 || www.thepaperycraftery.com

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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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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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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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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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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