Quilling and Other Fun Paper Things
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How to Make Mini Quilling Paper Snowmen

Autumn is over, so its time I figured out what design I could use as my in-package freebies for the next season. But since this is a really crazy time in the Craftery household, I took the easy way out and went to one of the themes I used when I first opened my Etsy shop…snowmen! I love snowmen in my home decor so the next logical step was to quill snowmen for my store! I’ve made a few different…

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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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How to Frame Quilling Paper Art

I get asked a looooot of questions about my quilling process and how I create my paper decor. I love to help and provide any information that I can about my technique, but what I get asked the most are questions about framing the finished product. How to frame, where to buy frames, and most often, can I just do the framing myself before I ship. Now I’ve taken care of the framing before, and I’ll happily do it again,…

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How to create Autumn Leaf Gift Tag

Falling Leaves Gift Tag Tutorial

Its time to send in my latest submission to The Crafty Mail! I had such a great experience the first time I had sent in some gift tags to the monthly handcrafted subscription service, The Crafty Mail, that I applied to send in some more sample tags to be sent out in the November box. Starting this October, Kelly from The Crafty Mail has designated themes for each box. And since I love a good theme, I jumped right on board!…

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My Most Used Quilling Tools

Paper quilling is one of the easiest and least expensive crafts for beginners. The rolling itself may take some practice, the basic tools are incredibly accessible and some are probably already in your home. I’ve made a list of my most used quilling tools to help any quilling beginner get started. Needle tool  While there are 2 main types of quilling tools, I am a big fan of the needle quilling tool. I know a lot of instructors will recommend…

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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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8 Sites and Pages That Want to Help Your Creative Business Get Noticed

When you’re trying to build your handmade business, one of the hardest parts is trying get your items in front of the eyes of the buyers. Trust me; I know the struggle. But since one of my goals this year has been to really put myself and my business out there, I’ve been consistently trying to search for those really active, beautiful sites that showcase curated features from shop owners. After doing a little research, I’ve pulled together a list…

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How to use Quilling for Scrapbooking

Not long ago I was approached to teach a quilling class for a local scrapbooking group. Because of my expertise (expert, me? what?!?!), I was going to help this group of ladies learn a few basic quilling techniques to create some embellishments to jazz up their scrapbook pages. I was so excited, ya’ll! I designed a simple idea to coordinate with the class’s monthly theme, which was Seaside. The best part of this new adventure was that I was also encouraged to…

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8 paper crafts to make for birthday parties

8 Paper Crafts for Birthdays

I can’t believe how fast time flies! My shop, The Papery Craftery, is turning 2 years old this week! I just wrote about what I’ve learned in the last two years, but now it’s time to party! To celebrate, I’ve created a round-up of an amazing group of 8 paper crafts for birthdays. These unbelievable extra-large candles from Snowdrop and Company, are the perfect use for big paper tubes! Pure Joy Events used her paper garland for Hanukkah, but they…

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10 Things I’ve Learned in The First Two Years of Owning my own Craft Business

My shop’s second birthday is right around the corner! Some days it feels like I’ve had this business forever, but, in reality, The Papery Craftery is still a baby. And still, I’ve picked up a lot of craft business know-how along the way. I’m no expert, but here are 10 things I’ve learned in the first two years of owning my own craft business. There really is a loooooot of work that goes into having a creative business. The first…

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