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All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Make decorative, simple do-it-yourself projects with this friendly guide to paper crafting.

Recognized paper artist Ann Martin has searched the world over for unique and beautiful paper crafts to feature on her popular website— In this book, she gathers completely new projects and shows how to make them in ways that are clever and fun. All of the pape
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 10th 2015 by Tuttle Publishing (first published June 11th 2013)
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Oct 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers definitely does not cover all things you might want to make with paper, but just a small, perplexing, and rather contradictory subset. Some of the projects are ridiculously simplistic and obvious, such as "Silhouette Portrait Art", which somehow drags out over three pages what basically amounts to "Trace someone's silhouette. Cut it out in black paper." or "Candle Luminaries" ("Use decorative scissors on a s ...more
Sandy D.
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love quilling so I went straight to the jewelry projects featured in the book. I was able to make the "antique key pendant" as well as the "teardrop orb pendant". I gave the orb pendant to my mother in law as a gift and she is in love with it!

This is a perfect winter craft activity book. In just a few hours you can make multiple projects. The two pendants took me about an hour and a half (but I do quill regularly). A great addition to your craft book arsenal. You'll definitely learn something
Michelle Brigham
This book is full of beautiful projects that I will definitely try, including some ambitious ones for me that I can't wait to attempt and learn from! The instructions are accompanied with detailed photos that give me confidence in replicating the techniques. Amazing artists - their individual websites and blogs are included in the back of the book and are all well worth a browse as well.
Sarah Lee
Various projects you can make using paper. Some cute and some not so much. At this moment in time nothing that I directly want to work on. There are a lot of quilling projects to make a few things I might like to learn and try in the future but not at the moment. I will come back to this book when I am ready to pursue quilling. At this time I'm looking more for paper crafts to cut out and this didn't have much of what I was looking for. Also a few projects are bizarre to me...not sure why anyone ...more
Veronica Smyth
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-through-it
Love the eclectic look of the projects!
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: craft, non-fiction
Some serious crafting. Most of these projects are for advanced crafters.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk
all things paper, like pliers, metal wire, and others. ugly hands pictured doing ugly crafts.
Shala Kerrigan
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafts, make-it
All Things Paper is a book of paper crafts by various artists that is curated by an expert in the field. Ann Martin is enthusiastic about paper, and it shows. These are 20 projects that truly showcase the range of paper as a material for artists and crafters to create things. From realistic paper flowers to beautifully bound books, this book is a fantastic collection.

There are all sorts of paper used in the projects shown. Some are upcycled from things you have around your house already, others
Jeffery Rudell
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
20 Beautiful (and doable!) Paper Projects

Fans of Ann Martin's website,, already know her for her considerable accomplishments as a writer, as a crafter of exquisitely fine quilling, for her tireless efforts to promote the work of others, and for her uncanny ability to find, and bring to the attention of her readers, anything and everything that is happening in the world of paper crafts. With her new book, the similarly named "All Things Paper," she continues that good work
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As someone who loves paper craft so much, I’m always on the lookout for new books on the art. I was lucky enough to win a copy of “All Things Paper” from Tuttle Publishing.

The Table of Contents divides up the projects by type: Home Décor, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, and Correspondence. The projects themselves are fairly standard: candle luminaries, paper flowers, greeting cards and paper jewelry. Each of these fairly common projects is given a twist to make them something unique to each of the
Dana Wright
This book takes everything from wearable paper art to items for the home. I have often marveled at the curled paper and quilled projects I had seen during the holidays and now Ann Martin has given us some step by step visual aids to make projects that will wow your friends and family. The key pendant and the orb pendant made me want to rush out and buy all the parts. The Crepe Paper Lilacs project was simply amazing. The flowers looked so life like and I wouldn't have to worry about killing them ...more
Stephanie Pounds
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-art, your, library
I am a huge fan of Ann Martin's blog and was so excited when I heard she was putting together a book. And Ann doesn't disappoint. Every one of the projects in this book is so unique and not like anything I've seen in other paper crafting books. The steps are easy to follow and there are lots of pictures of each project being made. They all look like so much fun, I have trouble figuring out which I want to try next! The other cool thing is that each project features a different paper artist. I re ...more
Krista Benskin
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in a drawing and was super excited to have received it so fast. The first thing that caught my attention when I flipped through the book was the detailed step-by-step photos. There is a wonderful variety of projects to try and I am excited to work my way through the projects. I am starting with the crepe paper flowers first and then perhaps I will delve into the quilled jewelry. I love books that inspire and this definitely fits that bill! Ann Martin is amazing and I love re ...more
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from a Goodreads drawing. I like the simplified steps and multiple pictures showing each step. Good variety of projects. Can't wait to figure out my first project to begin over Spring Break.
Dale Edmonds
Kinda eh. Good instructions, but only the box interested me.
Heydi Smith
Not my favorite paper creations book but has some easy projects. The one I was most impressed with in this book was the silhouette project towards the back.
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I'm Ann Martin, a quilling enthusiast who explores the worlds of creative paper art and paper craft. My newest book is The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Yes, stylish and durable jewelry can truly be made from simple paper! Previous titles include All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers and Creative Paper Quilling: Wall Art, Jewelry, Cards & Mor ...more