Paper Crafter’s Library was launched in January 2011 with the goal of becoming an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With over 1000 videos in our library to date, and over 50 videos being added each month – we are the largest and most comprehensive online learning resource for paper crafter’s worldwide.

Each Monday we provide you with a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the projects that were released to our members the previous week.  So the sneak peek you see above is a snapshot of the video tutorials & pdf handouts our members received for the week of February 4th to February 8th

Each week at Paper Crafter’s Library our full monthly members can expect to receive access to a minimum of 8 exclusive projects – totalling around 50 videos each month.  In planning for our projects we ensure that we cover a range of project types so that there is something for everyone whatever their interest or preference – whether it be card making, stamping, scrapbooking, altered art, mixed media, 3D items, templates, techniques etc.  Projects range in difficulty level – so there will always be projects in library for whatever your paper crafting “level” whether you are a beginning paper crafter, or a more advanced paper crafter.

This week Sophia continued on with our Shadow Box Easel Card series – this time with a beautiful oval-shaped shadow box in an Easter theme.  You can see the other Shadow Boxes created so far by clicking HERE and  HERE and HERE.  Each shadow box has it’s own exclusive template designed by Sophia – and two versions are provided to Paper Crafter’s Library members – a printable template and a studio cut file that you can cut out on your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait machine.  So far five different shapes have been released to members – a square, a rectangle, a circle, a heart and now an Oval.  Sophia will be completing this series with a hexagon shaped Shadow Boxes which will be released this week.


Paper Crafter’s Library newsletter subscribers were treated to this adorable Valentine’s project.  Signing up to the newsletter is free and each week subscribers receive a fun project idea with video tutorial and pdf handout.  Projects are accessible for one week and then moved to our library for members only.  If you haven’t already subscribed to our newsletter you can do so from the top right sidebar.


Last week we featured Nunn Designs and their fantastic jewelry findings on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog.  If you didn’t see that post or enter the give-away you can do so HERE. In conjunction with that feature we launched a new series of videos on working with metal and jewelry findings.  As part of that series we talked about the basic tools needed for getting started, how to properly open and close jump rings.  For the projects we showed how to create a charm or pendant using Crystal Clay and Chatons (see the turquoise charm below), we also showed how to create this charm bracelet (using the turquoise charm), as well as how to create a simple pendant necklace (shown in the sneak peek photo above).


Other highlights this week:

  • An out-doorsy scrapbook layout perfect for scrapping all those camping or cottage trips
  • A cute Valentine Owl treat pouch featuring a punch and die art owl
  • A layering technique for creating dimensional flowers
  • watercoloring with aquapainters and die inks
  • adding dimension to a stamped and layered image with sponging
  • creating scenes with die cut images

To see a sample of our teaching style you can check out our Free Project of the Week – which is released every Friday.  You can see this week’s project HERE.

Read about all the perks of being a Paper Crafter’s Library member you can visit our Benefits of Membership page HERE.