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 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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Quilling Paper Stars ~ Brighten up the night with a few shiny stars made on a quilling comb ||

Quilling Paper Stars

What a year 2017 has been! My little family has had a lot of adventures, Moose & the Bean are getting so big and I’ve quilled a ton of paper! For my last post of the year, I thought I’d focus on some New Year’s Eve decorations and the first thing that popped into my head was bright, metallic stars. So break out your favorite shiny strips and let’s make some quilling paper stars! This post contains affiliate links. If…

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

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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Quilling Paper Poinsettia Flowers _ Use a quilling comb to make traditional holiday blooms! __

Quilling Paper Poinsettia Flowers

This year, I had so many ideas of quilling tutorials to write for the holiday season! After spending some quality time with my calendar and realizing exactly how little time I had left before Christmas, I had to narrow that list down quite a bit. But the one idea that I couldn’t let go of was making some quilling paper poinsettia flowers. So I decided to jazz them up by making the poinsettia with one of my favorite tools, the…

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

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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