The 2021 Paper Crafts Summit Teachers
Abbi Kirsten Collections
I’m Abbi; creator and owner behind Abbi Kristen Collections! I’m a blogger, 3x author, Cricut lover, and craft designer. I started my small shop on Etsy in 2014, still known as Catching Colorflies because I realized I needed to find a creative outlet outside of Motherhood and Wifehood. After my shop opened, I started my blog Abbi Kirsten Collections, my parent brand, which unexpectedly blossomed into one of the most popular craft blogs on the internet! My small business has launched into a career, and I have been honored to work with many well-known companies like Michaels Craft Store, Cricut, HGTV, and Bridal magazine, and many others.
As far back as I can remember, I have enjoyed crafting. Believe it or not, my talents haven’t always come easy to me, but rather through hard work, which continually forces me to discover creativity within myself, which I never knew existed. When I am not crafting rainbows of color in my studio, you can find me designing new crafts and printables on my couch while cuddling with my two kids, husband, and my two dogs. My bucket of creative ideas is always overflowing, and spreading the joy of crafting is truly why I love what I do! In addition to my love (ahem..obsession) for colorfully crafting, I have a passion for helping other creative dreamers launch their own businesses and achieve lasting success!
Paper Craft Secrets
Alicia is an Australian Card Maker, Scrapbooker, a wife and a mum to two beautiful boys. She spends many hours in her craft room creating You Tube Videos, Kits and crafty projects. She is a member of the Mintay Dream Team and loves to create projects out of paper. her mission is to unlock the secrets of paper crafting and share them with others so they too can create with confidence and enjoyment. She believes that crafting is healing and that creativity can be learned!
Amanda Lee Arguellez
Love Lee Sewing
Hello my name is Amanda Lee Arguellez and I am the owner of Love Lee Sewing creations and more. I am 26 years old and have been sewing for about 5 years. I am usually teaching a sewing lesson but recently have dived more into the creations and more part of Love Lee Sewing.
I have always been passionate about reusing, recycling and helping our earth in any way involving my craft. This is why most of what I make is upcycled! If you like to rethink and be creative about ways to recycle and craft then please create this craft and follow me on my social media for more creative upcycles and tons more. After you have watched these videos I would love to see your finished projects, so use the hashtag #llspapercrafts on Instagram, Youtube, TikTok and Facebook @Loveleesewing. You will also see and learn what I’m currently up to and loads of new creations. Also if you need any additional help or information please feel free to message me on any of my social media or email me at Loveleesewing@gmail.com. Good luck!
My So Called Crafty Life
Hi! I’m Ashlee, and I love to create all kinds of lovely things! Loving my crazy family life in NC with my wild little bear Sam, my awesome husband Daryl, and our two spunky Italian Greyhounds, Annie and Beau. On my blog you’ll find all kinds of features including a heap of DIY projects, everything I just adore, and a healthy dose of vintage goodness. I love DIY projects and always have at least one project in the works. I especially love vintage styles. I love midcentury modern and cottage styles, and I have a small obsession with cute ceramic animal figurines from the 40′s and 50′s. My background and degree is in fashion and I love to style everything from people, to pets, and of course my home. So follow along as I share my projects, favorite artists, vintage lovelies, and what’s new and happening with my shop.
I’m Ashley, a Texas girl, wife, and mom of 2 (almost 3). I’m a full-time therapist but in my free-time, I try to get in as much crafty time as possible. I love playing with pretty paper, creating fun layers, and trying new tools! I can’t wait to share ideas with you all in my class.
Birungi Kawooya Art
Birungi Kawooya is a collage artist and teacher inspired by Black women and dance from the African diaspora. She leads mindful collage workshops supporting participants to see themselves using vibrant African print textiles. Birungi’s art explores movement through paper silhouettes illuminated by Ugandan batik textiles. Her portraits celebrates Black womxnhood, elevating rest, joy and wellbeing. Nostalgia and family also inform her practice, from memories of kitchen discos with her siblings and Kiganda dancers at weddings.
30 Minute Crafts
Carolina Moore has been crafty since before crafty was cool. She is the creative mind behind 30MinuteCrafts.com, a website filled with fun and fast ways to get creative. Carolina is also the co-author of the book Hot Glue Hacks and Crafts.
Claudia Squio, founder of ColorWay Arts, is a Brazilian-American living in Michigan who is passionate about cartonnage, a traditional art of making boxes covered with fabric or paper. After a difficult depressive time in her life, she found the healing power of crafting her new days, and a more colorful way of living.
Since 2014 she has been dedicated to creating wonderful cartonnage projects and to share this amazing technique with crafters around the world. Author of the book “Cartonnage Basics & Beyond – The complete guide to make fabric boxes”, Claudia also creates and offers unique DIY kits, tools and supplies in her shop. Many fabric/paper lovers are having so much fun crafting following her free online classes and workshops, or as members of the Joyful Cartonnage Club, a Community where Claudia shares her best projects, advises and inspires others to design their own projects while being connected with many other fellow crafters.
Irit Landgraf is a watercolor and mixed media artist based in Austria, where she lives with her husband, two kids and two cats. Irit has been sharing her passion for watercolors and teaching online since 2017.
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Jackie Ludlage is the Co Founder and Editor in Chief of Canada’s first scrapbooking magazine – Creative Scrapbooker. Jackie began scrapbooking many years ago after the birth of her first daughter Madeline in 1995. She became actively involved in various scrapbooking forums and online galleries through out the years. This eventually lead to her opening her own store in 2004. Here she taught numerous classes and spent hours helping others create and learn new scrapbooking techniques.
Jackie felt that the industry was lacking a Canadian voice and so grew the idea to publish Canada’s first scrapbooking magazine. Together with Katharina Doyle, Creative Scrapbooker was brought to life in the Winter of 2005 with their premier issue. There was no looking back! Today the magazine continues to inspire while celebrating over 15 years in publication!
Love for paper in all its different types, sounds and smells came at an early age for Jackie along with her love of journaling and writing poetry. Upon discovering the world of scrapbooking, she found a new way to converge these loves and tell a creative story. She continued to push the edge of the paper and now creates journals, mini albums, greeting cards, off-the-page designs, and art journaling. Jackie believes in lifelong learning and loves to share paper crafting. In 2016, she started her own paper crafting community on YouTube (Jacqs Scraps). She has collaborated with designers and sellers using physical and digital products. And, she has even had her poetry published locally and in Open Minds Quarterly, a literary journal.
Hello, I’m Jenn! I love crafting! I have been a paper crafter for 18 years. I love all art, crafting, and miniatures. I am a Mechanical Engineer by day. I live in Ohio in the States. I have a beautiful daughter and 3 giant Great Pyrenees that let me live with them lol. As far as crafting goes, my bucket list consists of using the skills I have learned to build a scaled miniature of Hogwarts Castle, my legacy (I’m a big JK fan!) and how fun will that be! My favorite style is Gothic/Dark/Fantasy but I like pastels every once in a while also.
Kathy by Design
Kathy Clement lives in North Carolina with her husband Dale. She is the owner of Kathy by Design, the home of handcrafted paper arts for all occasions. Kathy is an avid paper crafter, YouTube educator, and blogger. She has served on design teams for Authentique Paper, Graphic 45, Eileen Hull, Spellbinders Paper Arts, Heartfelt Creations and other companies. Her heart is to educate and inspire others to discover the joy of creating with paper. She is Nan to 3 delightful granddaughters who are learning all her crafty tricks with paper.
PaperTales By Kunali
Hi, I’m Kunali from Mumbai, India. I have a background in Psychology and Social Sciences and used to work in branding and marketing for Hutchison 3 Global. My mother used to teach me embroidery, she’s the one from whom I got my creativity at a very young age. I’ve always been involved with paper and have been quilling the past 11 years. Since I’m self taught, i have a certain style & method of quilling. As I have learnt from making plenty of mistakes while getting something right, I’ll show you effective ways of quilling. I have always been happy to teach this craft to anyone who’s interested to learn. I hope you like my work and you’ll need only paper and glue to learn this fabulous paper craft.
Hi my name is Lou Sims & I have been crafting for approximately 12 years. I began my crafting journey with printable CDs for card making, moved on to stamping & then that spurred me on to try a whole new range of crafts. With that I was introduced to mediums, paints, powders, gelli plates & the list continues to this day. I genuinely enjoy a whole range of crafting genres: art journaling, water colouring, doodling, card making, stamping, gelli plate printing, paints, collage & crochet! I create most days and love to share what I have made.
Mariela Recinos Herrera
Hello My name is Mariela. I am the person behind the project Origami Maniacs. I love origami as a resource to make beautiful decorations for any occasion. I have been an origami instructor for almost 15 years.
Megan Elizabeth Heebner
Megan Elizabeth is passionate about scrapbooking, journaling, and making every day! She is an award winning Cricut Instructor, Certified Therapeutic Arts Coach, QVC DIY/Lifestyle Host, Wife, Mom & Lover of Coffee. With more than 15 years in coaching & crafting, she is here to help you Make a Life You Love!
Digital Scrapbooking HQ
G’day, I’m Melissa, Aussie mum, digital scrapbooker and teacher. I love pairing photos with meaningful memories in my everyday life. I’ve been teaching Adobe Photoshop Elements for many years, and my career in education gives me the unique blend of skills needed to teach the skills you need. I’ve designed my class to answer your Photoshop Elements questions and help you easily create your first digital scrapbook page.
Melissa Vining Creates
Melissa resides in Queenstown, New Zealand and is a married busy mum of 4 kids. Melissa has been scrapbooking for over 12 years and started when she wanted to make a baby album for her son. Her favourite format to create in is 12×12, but she also enjoys Traveler’s Notebooks and mini albums. Melissa is passionate about all things scrapbooking, she loves to document her family’s everyday life and her style is fresh and fun with extra added detail. She is so excited to share her love of creating with you!
The Papery Craftery
After I graduated from art school, I was looking for a way to stay in that world. I found a small local art association and began volunteering. As part of that connection, I was able to show work in their gallery, but I wanted to do something different from what they already had. I fell across some photos of amazing modern quilling techniques and I was hooked! Now I’m the mama to two crazy-adorable children and happily married to Mr. Craftery. They patiently pick up teensy scraps of quilling paper off the floor while I figure out how to recreate everyday objects into papercraft. My love of paper exploded and I started teaching online to share the incredible techniques and tricks that I’ve learned.
Ever since a child, I had keen interest in drawing, handcrafts, and other creative activities. I started uploading some of my works on Instagram when my then 15 year old son, Amitakshar introduced me to Youtube and encouraged me to upload my work there. My daughter, Kathakali, Research and Documentation Associate, Anjali, a mental health organization, has been yet another inspiration who kept pushing me to pursue my hobby seriously and constantly reminded me that I had it in me. My husband, Aloke’s support uplifted my confidence further. I started uploading videos on Youtube since December, 2016 and surprisingly within a few months, one of my videos received a million views! I was extremely elated at the fact that people were liking my work and wanted to watch more of them! And thus my journey began!
My name is Nicole Jones and I am from New Brunswick, Canada. I’ve been married for 28 years and have 3 children and 1 super cute and active 8 year old grandson. I was an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (9-1-1) for 14 years which inspired my online identity of nicolejones911 and my slogan “Helping save lives by day and memories by night”. I discovered Scrapbooking in 1999 and fell in love instantly which lead to my YouTube Channel in 2013. I have over 900 Scrapbook Process videos available. I started offering online classes and in March 2020 my son (who has an Art Diploma) and I started making digital files for scrapbooking which has been an exciting new chapter in my scrapbooking adventure.
Rebecca Oburotha is a sewing enthusiast and influencer who lives in the United Kingdom and started sewing at age 16. Ankara Rack was born out of the need to help sewists like her succeed with their sewing projects. Her online work, particularly Instagram, is a hub for anyone who wants to get their ‘sewjo’ back! This includes weekly sewing quizzes, monthly sewalongs, beginner sewing projects, garment construction techniques and tips to creating engaging digital content. She uses a 4-step approach in her sewalongs -Prep, Cut, Sew, Finish. Her vision is to grow a community of sewists and help them understand how digital and paper patterns work and to help them create personalised blocks to achieve their dream, sustainable wardrobe. Over the last 10 years Rebecca has worn many other hats, within the project management and IT space. She is also a STEM ambassador and an avid follower of the Great British Sewing Bee Series. She currently uses projectors within her garment construction process to display digital A0 patterns making it quicker to complete sewing plans. Rebecca is married with two beautiful children.
Hi, my name is Robin Feicht. One of my favorite creative outlets is paper crafting and card making. I love the look of pure joy on someone’s face when they discover that they can make pretty paper crafts too. That’s why I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 16 years and why I started my Stamping Country blog in 2009.
Life by Sarah Kate
My name is Sarah Kate and I am a thirty-something mom of four. I am an Army wife, a full-time student, executive assistant and manager with RI Kids Consignment Sale and a part-time blogger. I own and live on a small farm in the middle of the woods. I love planning and organizing, though you wouldn’t know it from my house, and I love to create. I sew, I paint, I draw, I design, I photograph everything. If it’s crafty I probably do it. I am a historical recreationist and costume purist. I’m a geek, a nerd and a bibliophile. Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, the Hunger Games, Ghostbusters… you name it, we live it. I am true crime obsessed and a history nerd. I have an insatiable need to know ‘why’.
Here at Life by Sarah Kate, I chronicle my life, my kids and my projects. I share what it is like to live; no holes barred.
Our Daily Craft
Sarah E. White is a crafter, writer and mom based in Arkansas. She is the author of three knitting books and writes about knitting, cross-stitch and kids learning activities for CraftGossip.com. She writes about sewing, knitting and crochet for IdealMe and about all sorts of crafty things and creativity for moms and other busy people at Our Daily Craft and Minimalist Crafter. When she’s not making all these things she loves to read, bake and garden, as well as following all the creative whims of her 11-year-old.
I have been teaching Paper Crafting for over 23 years. As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I teach card making, fun folds and techniques. My passion is helping other Paper Crafters with tips and tricks to help them! Currently my classes are held on YouTube and Facebook. I also blog to inspire creativity with my readers. Pinterest is also another way for me to inspire others and I PIN often! In my twenty-three years I have taught many in-person classes with people of all ages! I have been married to my husband Mark for over 42 years and we have five children who are all married. They have blessed us with 11 grandkids who all love to craft with me!
Shemi Dixon is a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, abstract painter, altered art artist, and an art journaler. She sells her mixed-media artwork at local art shows throughout Colorado. She owns an online art business, teaches art workshops, creates online classes, and creates weekly tutorials on YouTube. Shemi believes that every person is creative and an artist at heart. Shemi’s loves to help and encourage other people to discover their creative self. Shemi hopes to be an inspiration to others and inspire them to listen to their own creative voice.
This is “Venkateswararo Yajjuvarapu”, a professional Quilling Designer. I will teach you designs for wall frames, sceneries, greeting cards and 3D Dolls…
Victoria Martinez Azaro
La Creative Mama
I am Victoria Martinez Azaro, AKA La Creative Mama, teacher, fashion designer, fabric crafter, natural dyer, writer, illustrator and creative all around. I have a passion for sustainable craft practices and processes and use fabric crafts to tell stories. Through my blog La Creative Mama I help women tell their own stories and express themselves through the amazing world of fabric crafts and natural dyeing. Making handmade gifts from the heart and spending precious crafty moments with the kids are just some of my favorite things to share with all moms, grandmas and aunties through my blog.
My name is Wanda and I’ve been an avid crafter all my life having been taught to knit, sew and crochet by my grandmother. My experience with paper started almost 25 years ago when a friend introduced me to the world of paper tole. More recently I have delved into creating mini albums, journals, greeting cards and fancy tags. I am Kiwi born and bred and now a proud Australian. Along with my business partner Paula, we own and operate AlandaCraft.com – a website and YouTube channel that teaches others to craft with tutorials on quilting and various other sewing projects. We recently started a second YouTube channel – ‘Alanda Craft Paper Creations’ – that focuses solely on paper projects as well as ScanNCut and Cricut cutting machine tutorials.