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Why Quilling is the Perfect Craft

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been creative. And I’ve tried close to every type of art and craft out there. I have been known to wander down the aisles of craft stores swooning over paint, yarn and embroidery floss. But after practicing the art of quilling paper for the last 6 or so years, I have come to the realization of quite a few reasons why quilling is the perfect craft! This post contains affiliate links. If…

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Why I Submitted Samples for a Craft Subscription Service

Why I Submitted Samples for a Craft Subscription Box

I’m so excited ya’ll!  I just mailed off my very first offering to a monthly craft-based subscription box, The Crafty Mail!  For those new on the scene, subscription boxes are curated packages that are based on a common theme, this one being made up of entirely handmade crafts. I put in a good amount of work to get my samples together, but I’m thrilled to work with this new company and this is why I submitted samples for a craft…

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How to make quilling paper flower bud gift tags

Quilling Paper Flower Bud Gift Tags

Traditional quilling techniques are very often used to create intricate scenes of flowers and plants. Since I am a self-taught quiller and I tend to work in a more modern style (and sometimes I just make up the approach as I go), but as I grow and expand my shop, I’ve really begun to appreciate the beauty of classic quilling. Here’s some insight into how I create my new flower bud gift tags. I just recently starting using a comb in…

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Yellow Gray Cupcake

Quilling Color Inspiration

Whenever I have a free moment, I like to quill new cupcakes for my shop. They’re one of my favorite designs and seem to be something others like as well. The tricky part comes in figuring out what color palette to use.  See, I’ve made quite a few of these quilled cupcakes. I could keep to the standard traditional icing colors and pastels, but I need to experiment and keep trying new combinations. Craft inspiration can be found anywhere. A…

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Anatomy of a quilling

I’ve had some questions lately about how I create some of my quillings. At the risk of spilling all my secrets, I thought I would use my latest shop listing to have sort of a mini-tutorial. An owl quilling was suggested to me a little while ago, and, after a new shipment of paper strips, I finally had my color inspiration! I always begin with a simple sketch in my favorite notebook. Since I usually quill my items to be about…

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Hello world!

Hello out there!  This brand-new, straight out of the box, shiny and wrapped in a bow website is in the works now!  Lots of quilling news and The Papery Craftery updates are on the way, but in the meantime, feel free to shop The Papery Craftery  or find us on Facebook or Instagram.  Be back soon, paper people!

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