I pulled out all my quilling tools and found a youtube video to guide me in the making of a quilled birthday card. I found out that quilling (for me) is more like knitting. You do a little each day, you don’t sit down and complete it in the same time that you would complete a stamped card. I could never say, “You go ahead and watch that game, Paul, while I knit a pair of socks.” That just wouldn’t happen, and I found out it was the same with quilling. The youtube video was short but the production of the card was not! Was it fun? Yes. Was it rewarding? Yes. What do you think?
Here are a few things I can point out to my dear stamping friends:
- Base: Thick Very Vanilla, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4, scored at 4 1/4
- Layer (2): Wood Tone DSP, 5 1/4 X 4; use Medallion Die to cut out the opening for the greeting on the inside; it was too big for my inside layer so I added a strip at the side.
- Happy Birthday on front: Blushing Bride cardstock with 3 die cuts layered together for dimension; die is a Kokorosa die
- Greetings on Inside:
- Birthday Wishes – Watercolor Trio Stampin’ Up!
- Happy Day…. – Basket of Wishes Stampin’ Up!
- So Glad – Gather Together Stampin’ Up!
- Embellishmensts: 3 clear jewels and 1 brass butterfly
For future reference in quilling:
- Large Flower (3): peach strip 12″ in length, marquee domed outward
- Center of Large Flower (3): yellow strip 4″ domed
- Small Flower (3): red strip 6″ teardrop domed inward
- Goldenrod (28): yellow strip 4″ domed outward
- Flower Base cup large (2): green 10″ cup shape
- Flower Base cup small (1): green 8″ cup shape
- Large Flowers in Base cup (6): pumpkin strip 6″, teardrop
- Small Flowers in Base cup (3): pumpkin strip 4″, teardrop
- Green Stems – Fold strip in half and glue to make double thick; glue to edge of flowers
- Green Leaves – Quilling comb, see video below
Now, let me introduce Meredith of The Paper Craftery and her easy to follow youtube videos:
I love learning new things, Sal, and quilled cards are showing up in many stores these days. They also sell for much more than a stamped card if I ever wanted to start selling cards; you can see why they are costly. With dies and stamps I can add a lot to the quilled cards and use my stash of tools! Win. Win.
Unfortunately not, Sal. Meredith said she gets her paper strips from Quilled Creations or Craft Harbor. I purchased a kit from Michaels and then more tools and paper from Hobby Lobby and Amazon.
SAL, Smile A Little
Click on little Sal in the computer to go to Meredith’s site.
For “next year’s” inspiration I have two super cute Halloween cards designed for the October Shoebox by Jo Brooks.
Check out the details! The little spider trinket on the first one and the bat punch used, or the smiley bat stamp, all on a spider web background!
And the corner stamp with ‘trick or treat’ and ‘happy Halloween’. It was one stamp so very easy for us to stamp. The inside greeting went perfect with the flying characters!
Thank you, Jo! Your collection of Halloween stamps is amazing. The Halloween sets I had, sold out quickly. Be sure and check out the stamp sets still in the Bake Sale. Click on the bake sale tab.
SAL, Shoebox Swap A Lot