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 January 28th – Feb 1st.

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 classy heart-shaped shadow box – just in time for Valentine’s Day.  You can see the other Shadow Boxes created so far by clicking HERE and by scrolling down on THIS page.  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 four different shapes have been released to members – a square, a rectangle, a circle and a heart.  Sophia will be adding to this series with an oval and hexagon shaped Shadow Boxes which will be released one this week and one next week.



We also revisited an oldie but goldie – the “sour cream container” – a fun, quick and easy 3D item you can use for Valentine’s treats or other little gifts.



One of the benefits to Paper Crafter’s Library members is their access to exclusive templates created by PCL for our members.  This past week we had this fun shaped card – a baby onesie.  Members were provided with a printable template as well as a .studio file they could cut in the Silhouette.



Other highlights this week:

  • 2 different scrapbook pages – one featuring a love theme, and one that showed another fun blocking technique using patterned papers
  • Using your alphabet stamps to create a title
  • how to create a punch art baby rattle
  • covering chipboard shapes with washi tape
  • incorporating mixed media techniques into your cards
  • embossing chipboard letters with glitter.

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.