Papier Vogel is German for “paper bird” and it came from a few things: my lifelong love of paper, my grandmother calling me Katiebird, and spending 8 years of my life in the gorgeous city of Heidelberg, Germany.

I have been collecting paper and craft supplies for many years, without using them as much as I had intended. When our kids were born in 2012 and 2013, I started using some of my supplies to make their birthday invitations. Then in 2015, I stumbled upon a couple of cardmaker’s blogs and I became enamored with all the possibilities for handmade cards. Remember those two kids I mentioned? Well, they keep me pretty busy which is why I have started out slowly, so bear with me.

I’ve gained a lot of inspiration (and most of my cardmaking knowledge) from the designers and crafters that generously share their talents and wisdom online, so my hope is that someone else interested in crafting might possibly find some inspiration here.