5h 48min beginner Resources

Learn professional gift-wrapping tips, discover the joy of pop-up greeting cards and spice up your living space with trendy paper decor.

Episode descriptions

1. Episode: Introduction

Alton introduces you to the topics and projects covered in this class.

Basic Gift Wrapping
2. Episode: Basic Gift Wrapping

Learn the three basic rules of gift wrapping, how to wrap a basic box, the ins and outs of tape and paper and basic bows!

Advanced Gift Wrapping
3. Episode: Advanced Gift Wrapping

Learn advanced techniques and open a world of creativity. Alton shows you the crisscross wrap, pleating, the tuxedo wrap and the purse wrap.

Pop-Up & Greeting Cards
4. Episode: Pop-Up & Greeting Cards

Learn a number of ways to either dress up a ready-made greeting card, or better yet, make your own. Alton also covers some of the fundamentals of paper engineering, including the Z fold, the spiral fold and the strip fold.

The Written Word
5. Episode: The Written Word

Discover the art of the handwritten letter, learn creative postage displays and see how to make your own envelope liners to dress up any correspondence. Seal the deal with a personal embosser or wax seal.

Paper Flowers
6. Episode: Paper Flowers

Real flowers fade, but paper flowers last and last. Learn to make several paper flowers including the carnation, spider mum, daffodil and rose.

Entertaining with Paper
7. Episode: Entertaining with Paper

Life's moments are meant to be celebrated. Learn several creative techniques for adding paper elements to those events, including how to make a customized label for a champagne bottle.

The Book
8. Episode: The Book

There is nothing quite so nostalgic or romantic as a book. Explore the many facets of books, including how to decorate with them, book folding, decoupage, fabulous book covers and eco-friendly book marks.

9. Episode: Wallpaper

Learn the basics of wallpaper as well as creative ways to use it in isolated areas, including door panels book shelves. Alton also shows you a few other ideas for using scraps of wallpaper including for book covers and as gift wrap.

Paper Decor
10. Episode: Paper Decor

Alton shows you several ideas of how to incorporate beautiful paper into your environment. Make a lampshade cover with matching switch plate and luminaria with the help of his detailed instruction.

It's a Wrap
11. Episode: It's a Wrap

It's a wrap. Thanks for taking the Paper Arts course!

Bonus: Tools of the Trade
12. Episode: Bonus: Tools of the Trade

Every carpenter, engineer, surgeon and jeweler knows that you are only as good as your tools. Alton provides a guide for putting together the basic toolbox you will need to complete most of the projects featured in Paper Arts.

About the Teacher

Alton DuLaney
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Kimber McGray
Kimber McGray
Create smile-inducing cards while learning essential techniques every cardmaker should know!
Danielle Flanders
Danielle Flanders
Create standout cards with beautiful layers, well-placed embellishments and eye-catching texture!
Cecelia Louie
Cecelia Louie
Create cards that stand out from all the others! Add pizzaz to your paper crafts with innovative quilling and die-cutting techniques.


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