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130 resources paper crafters

UPDATED: 130+ Resources for Paper Crafters

*This post was updated on July 1, 2016 to include even more tools and resources for paper crafters.

If your craft room is overflowing with a plethora of tools, paper scraps, and everyday crafting bric-a-brac, the last thing you want to do is add more fuel to the disorganized fire by adding inspirational or educational references. That’s why we’ve put together this list of more than 130 digital resources for paper crafters – so you can keep your craft space organized (or at least slightly less disorganized) without adding a fresh deluge of books and printed resources.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect paper, inspiration, or technique tutorials, we’ve got you covered.

New Resources

(Added July 1, 2016)

Go Glam! How to Use Metallic Paper

go glam how to use metallic paper

Metallic paper adds a bold and elegant touch to any paper crafting project! Check our tips for crafting with metallics and find our favorite papers.

Read the full post: Go Glam! How to Use Metallic Paper

20 Uses for Paper Scraps

19 uses paper scraps

We’ve all got ’em – paper scraps. Despite our best intentions, paper scraps often go unused. WE can help you organize your scraps, and we’ve also got 20 fun ways to use them all up.

Read the full post: 20 Uses for Paper Scraps

How To Make Your Best Holiday Cards Ever

Best Holiday Cards

Getting holiday cards ready to send doesn’t have to be tedious with our tips!

Read the full post: How To Make Your Best Holiday Cards Ever

16 Effortless Paper Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations (Featured Image)

Don’t blow your holiday budget on expensive store-bought decorations! Make your own with 16 of our favorite DIY paper decorations.

Read the full post: 16 Effortless Paper Christmas Decorations

14 New Year’s Decorations & Paper Crafts

14 paper new years eve nye decorations

Get the whole family involved in your NYE party planning and create your own decorations and party props out of paper!

Read the full post: 14 New Year’s Decorations & Paper Crafts

A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink & How To Use It

Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink and How to Use It

From bleeding stamps to smudged designs, many paper crafters have a hard time working with craft inks. Some inks are better suited for certain uses, and we’re here to help you learn the differences.

Read the full post: A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink & How To Use It

16 More Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

16 more valentines day paper crafts

There’s no better way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit than by embracing the starry-eyed spirit of the day!

Read the full post: 16 More Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

Everything You Need to Know About Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring (Featured Image)

This trend will have you dusting off your colored pencils! Adult coloring is all the rage. Learn how it started, discover what you tools and supplies you need, and jump in with some of our favorite free coloring pages.

Read the full post: Everything You Need to Know About Adult Coloring

How & When to Use Glossy Paper

glossy-paper-resources

When you need your paper projects to pack a little extra punch, you need glossy paper.

Read the full post: How & When to Use Glossy Paper

53 Tips for Beginner Scrapbookers

53 tips beginner scrapbookers

Scrapbooking may look complicated and fiddly, but it’s easier than you think! Get started with 53 tips, tricks and techniques for beginners.

Read the full post: 53 Tips for Beginner Scrapbookers

It’s Raining Ombré: How To Use Ombré in Your Paper Crafts

ombre-resources

Ombré is everywhere, and it’s here to stay. Incorporate ombré into your paper crafts with 12 of our favorite projects.

Read the full post: It’s Raining Ombré: How To Use Ombré in Your Paper Crafts

17 Paper Decorations for Your DIY Wedding

paper wedding decorations

Add a little DIY charm to your special day with 17 of our favorite paper wedding decorations you can make yourself.

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Get Krafty! 12 Inspiring Kraft Paper Accents for your Wedding

kraft paper wedding accents

Kraft paper accents aren’t just for rustic or whimsical weddings! It suits any theme, from the most casual to the most sophisticated. To help showcase the many possibilities of Kraft paper, we’ve put together a list of 12 of our favorite Kraft paper accents.

Read the full post: Get Krafty! 12 Inspiring Kraft Paper Accents for your Wedding

50 Printables to Celebrate the 4th of July

4th-of-july-printables-resources

Get into the patriotic spirit with 50 of our favorite 4th of July printables!

Read the full post: 50 Printables to Celebrate the 4th of July

Techniques

Add some new techniques to your crafting repertoire! Find our tips and favorite tutorials for the most common crafting techniques.

7 Super Simple Stamping Techniques

7 Super Simple Stamping Techniques

Step up your stamping game with seven unique stamping tutorials! Learn how to grid stamp, bleach stamp, or even create a cracked glass effect using tools you probably already have in your crafting tool kit.

Read the full post: 7 Super Simple Stamping Techniques

4 Ways to Emboss Like A Boss

4 Ways to Emboss Like a Boss

Add dimension to your paper crafts with these easy embossing techniques. Find great techniques you can use to take your paper crafts to the next level (literally), whether or not you have embossing supplies like powder or a heat gun.

Read the full post: 4 Ways to Emboss Like A Boss

18 Stenciling Techniques

18 Stenciling Tips and Techniques

Stenciling is one of the most versatile crafting techniques, and it’s a fantastic way to add layers and dimension to your designs without requiring a ton of effort. Take a look at 18 of our favorite stenciling techniques.

Read the full post: 18 Stenciling Tips & Techniques

20 Uses for Paper Scraps

19 uses paper scraps

We’ve all got ’em – paper scraps. Despite our best intentions, paper scraps often go unused. WE can help you organize your scraps, and we’ve also got 20 fun ways to use them all up.

Read the full post: 20 Uses for Paper Scraps

Folding Paper

Folding Paper

How hard can folding paper be? Not hard at all, if you know the best way to do it. Get the score on folding paper.

Read the full post: Know the Score…on Folding Paper

Layering Paper

how to layer paper like a pro

Layering paper is one of the simplest ways to add texture to your designs and paper crafts. So forget boring, one-dimensional designs, and check out our tips for layering paper.

Read the full post: How To Layer Paper Like A Pro

Hand Lettering

Hand Lettering

Sometimes your designs and paper crafts need a more personal, artistic touch. Hand lettering is the perfect way to personalize your project.

Read the full post: Hand Lettering 101

References

There’s more to choosing paper than you might think! We can help you understand paper weight, finish, size, and coating – all things you need to consider when purchasing paper.

How To Pick the Perfect Paper for Any Project

Use our visual guide to choosing the perfect paper for any project.

Paper Weight (Coming Soon!)

What’s the difference between cover weight and text weight paper? Find out using our handy paper weight chart.

Paper Finishes

all about paper finishes

Get the skinny on popular paper finishes and help choose the right one for your project.

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How To Choose the Right Paper Size

No sheet is created equal! Learn how to choose the right paper size for your project.

Understanding Basis vs. Grammage Weight

They aren’t as complicated as you might think! Learn the difference.

Coated versus Uncoated Paper

coated vs uncoated paper

Learn the difference between coated and uncoated paper and when you should use each.

Read the full post: Coated versus Uncoated Paper

Go Glam! How to Use Metallic Paper

go glam how to use metallic paper

Metallic paper adds a bold and elegant touch to any paper crafting project! Check our tips for crafting with metallics and find our favorite papers.

Read the full post: Go Glam! How to Use Metallic Paper

A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink & How To Use It

Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink and How to Use It

From bleeding stamps to smudged designs, many paper crafters have a hard time working with craft inks. Some inks are better suited for certain uses, and we’re here to help you learn the differences.

Read the full post: A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Ink & How To Use It

Everything You Need to Know About Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring (Featured Image)

This trend will have you dusting off your colored pencils! Adult coloring is all the rage. Learn how it started, discover what tools and supplies you need, and jump in with some of our favorite free coloring pages.

Read the full post: Everything You Need to Know About Adult Coloring

How & When to Use Glossy Paper

glossy-paper-resources

When you need your paper projects to pack a little extra punch, you need glossy paper.

Read the full post: How & When to Use Glossy Paper

It’s Raining Ombré: How To Use Ombré in Your Paper Crafts

ombre-resources

Ombré is everywhere, and it’s here to stay. Incorporate ombré into your paper crafts with 12 of our favorite projects.

Read more: It’s Raining Ombré: How To Use Ombré in Your Paper Crafts

Tools

Add some new tools to your paper crafting toolbox! Check out our free templates, paper project suggestions, and paper calculators.

Free Project Templates (Coming Soon!)

Stay tuned for free printable templates for 36 different paper projects, for everything from greeting cards to resumes to wedding invitations.

Paper Project Recommendations (Coming Soon!)

Not sure which paper is right for your project? We’ll have the answer soon.

Convert Grammage Weight to Basis Weight (Coming Soon!)

Convert grammage weight to basis weight using our calculator, and if you don’t know what grammage weight and basis weight are, you can find that out too.

Convert Basis Weight to Grammage Weight (Coming Soon!)

Just in case you want to convert in the other direction.

How Many Pieces Can You Fit per Sheet? (Coming Soon!)

If you’re cutting a sheet of paper into smaller pieces, this calculator will be the quickest and easiest way for you to figure out how many pieces you can fit on each sheet of paper.

Paper Quantity Estimator (Coming Soon!)

Not sure how much paper you need? Use our paper quantity estimator, coming soon to The Paper.

Scrapbooking

We can help you capture your cherished memories in a beautiful, timeless way. Find layout inspiration, get journaling tips, and more with our best scrapbooking resources.

The Art of Journaling

The Art of Journaling

Journaling helps your scrapbook layouts evoke the feelings and memories you and your loved ones felt when you experienced the moment captured on the page. Get our tips for adding evocative journaling to your scrapbook layouts.

Read the full post: The Art of Journaling

Printing Photos

Project Pointers Photography

Your photos are the centerpiece of any scrapbook layout, so make sure you print them on the right photography paper. We can help you choose.

Read the full article: Project Pointers: Photography

Layout Inspiration: The Grid Technique

Magical Messes Allie Stewart Scrapbooking Grid Technique

Allie Stewart at Magical Messes shares how you can use a simple technique to create a beautiful layout.

Read the full post: Paper Crafter Showcase: The Grid Technique

Pocket Pages

Ashley Newell Paper Suite Pocket Pages Scrapbooking

Give your scrapbook pages a complete makeover! Try using this pocket pages technique, shared by Ashley Newell from Paper Suite.

Read the full post: Paper Crafter Showcase: Pocket Pages

Layout Inspiration: A Day At The Beach

A Day At The Beach Detail

Capture those summer memories with this lovely beach day scrapbook layout.

Read the full post: A Day At The Beach Scrapbook Layout

53 Tips for Beginner Scrapbookers

53 tips beginner scrapbookers

Scrapbooking may look complicated and fiddly, but it’s easier than you think! Get started with 53 tips, tricks and techniques for beginners.

Read the full post: 53 Tips for Beginner Scrapbookers

Card Making

A homemade card beats a store-bought greeting card any time. Personalize your correspondence, get ready for the holidays, and find card-making inspiration below.

Free Downloadable Greeting Card Templates

Easily print templates for homemade greeting cards at home using these free downloadable templates.

Holiday Cards Project Pointers

Handmade Cards by Diana Poirier

Get ready for the holiday season with our tips and tricks for creating and sending beautiful holiday cards to all of your loved ones.

Read the full post: Project Pointers: Holiday Cards

How To Make Your Best Holiday Cards Ever

Best Holiday Cards

Getting holiday cards ready to send doesn’t have to be tedious with our tips!

Read the full post: How To Make Your Best Holiday Cards Ever

Stationery Project Pointers

Project Pointers Stationery

Everyone loves receiving mail! Surprise your loved ones with a handwritten missive. Take a look at our favorite stationery suggestions.

Read the full post: Project Pointers: Stationery

Using Translucent Envelopes

Halloween Snail Mail Printable

Translucent envelopes put a unique spin on an old classic, and they’re perfect for any occasion. Get inspired by this craft showcase.

Read the full post: Halloween Snail Mail Printables with Translucent Envelopes

5 DIY Ways to Embellish Notecards

decorate-greeting-cards-five-ways

A blank notecard is like a blank canvas! Dress it up with 5 easy embellishment tips from Paper & Stitch.

Read the full post: 5 Easy Ways to Embellish Notecard s and Greeting Cards

12 Inspiring Cards You Can Make At Home

12 inspiring cards you can make at home

Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect seasonally inspired card! Check out these lovely card design ideas and get our tips for customizing them for any occasion.

Read the full post: 12 Inspiring Cards You Can Make At Home

Paper Quilling Inspiration

Paper quilling looks so intricate that you’d never guess how easy it is. Simply learn how to create a couple of basic shapes, and you can quill any design you set your mind to. Here’s some great inspiration:

Quilled Party Invitation

You're Invited Under the Sea Card

The quilled elements in this party invitation play on a seaside theme to create a whimsical (though impressive) invitation no guest could say no to. Learn how to make your own quilled invitation – we promise it’s easy.

Read the full post: Quilled Party Invitation

Quilled Flower Card

Showcase: Beautifully Quilled Flower Card

This quilled flower uses basic heart shapes to create a simple but elegant greeting card that’s perfect for any occasion. Follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own.

Read the full post: Quilled Flower Card

Fonts

Choosing a font is one of the biggest decisions paper crafters face, and with all the options out there, it’s no wonder crafters get lost in the labyrinth of font styles. Good news – we’re here to help!

Choosing a Typeface

Choosing a Typeface

Get our tips for choosing the perfect typeface (or typefaces!) for your craft project.

Read the full post: Dos and Don’ts for Choosing a Typeface

Comic Sans – Good or Bad?

Comic Sans Is It Really That Bad

Is Comic Sans really that bad? Yes and no. Read our post on Comic Sans to get the scoop.

Read the full post: Comic Sans: Is It Really That Bad?

Weddings

Planning a wedding is a uniquely stressful experience, especially if you’re doing it yourself! Our wedding resources will make the planning process a little easier.

Choosing Wedding Fonts

Featured Wedding Fonts Selection Tips

Choosing a font scheme for your wedding can be just as difficult as picking a dress, but our tips and suggestions should make the process much easier!

Read the full post: Tips for Choosing Wedding Fonts

Wedding Color Palettes

Wedding Collections

Your color palette sets the tone for your entire event. If you need a little inspiration, check out our favorite seasonal and themed wedding color palettes.

Read the full post: The Perfect Palette: Wedding Color Collections [Infographic]

Wedding Invitation Templates

Make creating your own wedding invitations even easier with our free downloadable wedding invitation templates.

DIY Wedding Invitations

dont elope diy wedding invitations

Weddings can be expensive, and creating your own invitations is an easy way to cut down on costs. Ready our tips for creating and sending your own invitations.

Read the full post: I Do…It Yourself: DIY Wedding Invitations

Whimsical Weddings

Featured Wedding Theme Whimsical Fonts Papers

See our favorite whimsical fonts, papers, and color palettes and get inspired for your whimsical wedding.

Read the full post: Featured Wedding Themes: Whimsical Weddings

Modern Romantic Weddings

Featured Wedding Theme Modern Romantic Fonts Papers

Add a little romance to an already romantic day with our favorite romantic fonts, colors, and papers.

Read the full post: Featured Wedding Themes: Modern Romantic Weddings

Art Deco Weddings

Featured Wedding Theme Art Deco Fonts Papers

Party at Gatsby’s! Add some vintage flair to your wedding and recall the classic elegance of the 1920s with these fonts, paper suggestions, and color palettes.

Read the full post: Featured Wedding Themes: Art Deco Weddings

Traditional Weddings

Featured Wedding Theme Traditional Fonts Papers

These classic fonts, papers, and colors are perfect for any wedding.

Read the full post: Featured Wedding Themes: Traditional Weddings

17 Paper Decorations for Your DIY Wedding

paper wedding decorations

Add a little DIY charm to your special day with 17 of our favorite paper wedding decorations you can make yourself.

Read the full post: 17 Paper Decorations for Your DIY Wedding

Get Krafty! 12 Inspiring Kraft Paper Accents for your Wedding

kraft paper wedding accents

Kraft paper accents aren’t just for rustic or whimsical weddings! It suits any theme, from the most casual to the most sophisticated. To help showcase the many possibilities of Kraft paper, we’ve put together a list of 12 of our favorite Kraft paper accents.

Read the full post: Get Krafty! 12 Inspiring Kraft Paper Accents for your Wedding

Holidays & Occasions

We’ve got you covered for all the major holidays and occasions, whether you’re decorating, getting into the holiday spirit, or creating the perfect DIY gift for a loved one.

Birth Announcements

project pointers birth announcements

Celebrate the arrival of your newest family member the traditional way by sending paper birth announcements to your closest loved ones! Learn what to include in your birth announcements and find great paper suggestions.

Read the full post: Project Pointers: Birth Announcements

16 More Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

16 more valentines day paper crafts

There’s no better way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit than by embracing the starry-eyed spirit of the day!

Read the full post: 16 More Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

Mother’s Day

11 last minute mothers day ideas

Give Mom the day she deserves with our favorite DIY decorations and gifts.

Read the full post: 11 Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day

5 fathers day diys

Celebrate Dad in style with these easy paper crafts, cards, and decorations.

Read the full post: 5 Father’s Day DIYs

Father’s Day DIY Pop Art

Fathers Day DIY Pop Art Paper Stitch

Hang something bright on the wall for Dad’s special day. Check out this great DIY Father’s Day pop art over on Paper & Stitch.

Read the full post: Pop Art DIY for Father’s Day

4th of July

10 fourth 4th of july diys

Get into the patriotic spirit with these simple but stunning paper decorations and 4th of July activities.

Read the full post: 10 Fourth of July DIYs

50 Printables to Celebrate the 4th of July

4th-of-july-printables-resources

Get into the patriotic spirit with 50 of our favorite 4th of July printables!

Read the full post: 50 Printables to Celebrate the 4th of July

Back to School

7 back to school paper crafts

Back to school is probably one of the best times of the year – though your kids might disagree! Ease the transition and get your kids excited to go back to class with these back to school paper crafts.

Read the full post: 7 Back to School Paper Crafts

Halloween

Halloween Paper Crafts Decorations Kids Activities

Decorate your house with spooky paper decorations, or just get into the Halloween spirit with these easy paper crafts and activities for kids! Check out 16 of our favorite Halloween paper crafts.

Read the full post: 16 Halloween Paper Crafts, Decorations, & Activities

16 Effortless Paper Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations (Featured Image)

Don’t blow your holiday budget on expensive store0-bought decorations! Make your own with 16 of our favorite DIY paper decorations.

Read the full post: 16 Effortless Paper Christmas Decorations

14 New Year’s Decorations & Paper Crafts

14 paper new years eve nye decorations

Get the whole family involved in your NYE party planning and create your own decorations and party props out of paper!

Read the full post: 14 New Year’s Decorations & Paper Crafts

Get Crafting!

With over 130 of our best resources at your disposal, there’s no excuse to stay out of the craft room!

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Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.