Paper Quilling

Quilled Tulips at the Garden Gate-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #83

Week #83, and we have a sketch challege over at the Nacho Average site.

Here's my contribution:

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When I saw our sketch for this week, I immediately thought of fence posts.  So, my brain started churning on how I could incorporate a fence into my card.  Well, one thing led to another (you know how that is, right?), and I ended up getting out my paper quilling supplies to CASE (copy and share everything) a garden gate with quilled tulips card featured in one of the books that I have in my quilling library.  This book is entitled Quilled Flowers A Garden of 35 Paper Projects by Alli Bartkowski.  I learned quilling years ago from my friend and quilling expert extraordinaire, Monica Bergeron.  Quilling is one of those crafts that requires very little supplies and space, but can become so addictive!  I hope Monica is proud of my little tulip garden scene.

So the gate would have some dimension, I created each of the posts and horizontal braces by layering 3 pieces of 1/4" wide Whisper White card stock, using SNAIL Adhesive to adhere them one on top of the other.  Then I trimmed them down as needed and cut the tops to look like pickets.  I mentioned to my husband that the top of the pickets looked a little "wonky" due to my inaccurate cutting.  Bless his heart, he tells me that gates tend to become "wonky" after use and weathering.  We know this from first hand experience of course!

The tulips and leaves are made out of strips of quilling paper formed in the "marquise" shape.  The stems are also pieces of quilling paper that are laid on their edges.  The little leaves are small strips of quilling paper with just the ends curled. I used my new Fringe Scissors to cut the grass.

Here is the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pool Party

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Gumball Green, assorted quilling paper

Accessories: quilling tool, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Bitty Butterfly and Scallop Circle punches, Dimensionals, rhinestones, Fringe Scissors, sponge

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Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Heart-Happy Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day from Me to You!

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This is a quick and easy quilling project.  Remember, most quilling starts with a circle.  Then  work with the circle to make different shapes.  I made "S" scrolls for the card above.  Start by quilling both ends of a 2" piece of 1/8" quilling paper.  Then unroll and loosen the circles at both ends creating a "S".  If you don't have quilling paper, cut card stock into 1/8" strips.  The card stock is heavier than quilling paper, but works ok.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sweet Cake

Ink: Real Red

Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, red quilling paper, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Modern Label punch, Dimensional, quilling tool, glue

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Flowers

 One more quilling post before the quilling supplies are put away for awhile! This was my Sunday Stamp Club swap card.  The theme was "autumn."  Since it had been awhile since I had done any quilling, I thought I better practice before teaching the quilled chocolates class.  The swap cards gave me a perfect opportunity to get that practice! I started with quilled circles, then pinched one end to create a teardrop for the petals and leaves. 

 

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Supplies Used:

Quilling: quilling tool, paper, glue

Paper: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: cork sheets, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons (retired), linen thread, Mini Glue Dots

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Quilled Chocolates

When the ladies of Wetmore asked me to teach a quilling class, I instantly knew what project we would do.  Quilled chocolates with a coordinating gift box! 

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All quilling shapes start as a circle and then can be pinched into various shapes.  For the chocolates, make a tight circle, glue the ends and then push out the center.  To make color combinations in the same coil, glue 2-3 12" strips end to end and quill as normal.  Or you can make individual coils and glue them one on top of the other.  Add small pieces of curled quilling paper to the top for sprinkles.

Chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates!

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 Don't these look yummy?

 

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Don't forget to add the nutritional label to the back of box sleeve.  These chocolates have 0 Calories and 0 Fat but are handcrafted with 100% Love! I created the labels as a Word document and then printed out on 2"x4" address labels.  

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Supplies Used:

Quilling supplies: quilling tool, assorted colors of 1/8" quilling paper, glue

Box supplies:

Stamp Set: Pretty Postage

Ink: various color makers

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Paper (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox die, Postage Stamp punch, Pretty in Pink  or Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, paper inserts, computer, 2"x4" label, Dimensionals

 

As always, a BIG thank you goes out to Monica Bergeron of Giddy Greetings who shared her love of quilling with me! Thank you for your inspiration!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Monogram Letters

I am teaching a  quilling** class today, and these are the gifts I made for the class attendees.  They are bright and cheery monogrammed refrigerator magnets! 

I did not feel comfortable enough creating the outline of the letters free hand, so I created a letter pattern to follow as a document in Word.  Each letter was created using the very light gray text color using Lucida Fax font at size 225.  The text color was dark enough to use as a pattern, but light enough to not show through the circles when complete.  I printed the letters out on regular white card stock, then cut down as needed to make the magnets.

 

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**Quilling is the fine art of twirling and curling paper strips to create beautiful three-dimensional embellishments.  Whether you want to embellish a card, picture frame or scrapbook, quilling is easier than it looks.  A twist here and a pinch there; before you know it, your quilling has come to life.  The possibilities of what you can create are only limited by your imagination!

Quilling takes only a few inexpensive supplies:

-quilling tool

-quilling paper

-glue

That's it!

The quilling tool is about 2-3" long and has a slot at the end for inserting and holding the end of a strip of quilling paper .  From there, you twirl the paper on the quilling tool.  Yes, you can use a toothpick or paper piercing tool, but they are not quite the right diameter, and don't have the slot to hold the paper in place while you twirl.

Quilling paper comes in various widths, but I find that I like the 1/8" size the best.  Yes, you can use regular card stock cut down to the correct width, but I say why?  Quilling paper is slightly lighter in weight, comes in a wide variety of colors, is inexpensive and is already cut into strips for you.  Much less time consuming and you have the correct kind of paper.

Use a liquid or water-based glue that dries clear.  Avoid overly tacky glues that are hard to remove from your fingers and tools.  These can slow you down and ruin the quilled shapes.  You only need small dabs of glue to hold the coils together since you are gluing paper to paper.  I squeeze a small amount of glue onto a scrap piece of paper and then use a toothpick to pick up a dab of glue and place where I want it.  This gives  you more control and helps keep the glue off your fingers.

Optional Tools: Since all quilling starts with circles, I find that a circles template is very helpful.  After removing the twirled paper from the quilling tool, you can place the paper in one of the circles on the template.  The paper will open up to fill the template giving you perfectly sized coil to work with!

I am a firm believer of having the correct tools for any project.  There are numerous ways you can quill without "quilling tools", but why not just use the tools that are made specifically for the craft?  And they are not expensive at all.  A quilling tool can be purchased for about 4.00.  A pack of 80 pieces of 1/8" width quilling paper is about 3.00.  One pack of assorted colors is enough to complete several projects.  There are numerous quilling supply stores found on line, but I purchase my supplies at  the Quilling Super Store.  Prices are good, they don't charge an arm and a leg for shipping, are quick to ship and have great customer service.  And with you first purchase, you will receive an assorted pack of quilling paper for FREE.

I am not a quilling expert by any means, but I was fortunate to learn quilling from Monica Bergeron, one of the premier paper quillers around!  Be sure to visit her Giddy Greetings web site for ideas and tutorials.

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Chocolate Paper Quilling Class was so much fun!

Thanks to our locally and internationally known paper quilling guru Monica Bergeron for her class on quilling paper chocolates!  We had a great evening of quilling, friendship and laughter!

To make the gift boxes, we used the Big Shot and Matchbook Box die from Stampin' Up! and retired Sweet Always paper.  The brown, orange and pinks in the paper went perfectly with a box full of chocolates! 

Here's Shelley's chocolates. She said her box was a mixture of Maple Creme, Creme de Mint, Raspberry Creme, Coconut, Milk and Dark chocolate and Carmel!  Too cute.

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Here's Mary's. She quilled a pink heart to go on her Maple Cream chocolate!

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Here's Nichole's.  Her assortment is fruit flavored: Lemon, Orange, Strawberry and Key Lime!

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Here's Patty's.  Don't they look yummy?

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Here's Sharon's.

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Sharon added a little extra piece of chocolate to the top of her box.

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And last, but not least, here's Melita's.

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Here is the back of the box.  I created a "nutritional" label and printed it on an address label which was attached to the back of the box with the ribbon tied around to the front.

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These boxes of quilled chocolates will make the most unique gifts!

Thanks again Monica.

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Chocolates class

Monica Bergeron, our resident paper quilling* expert is offering a truly unique paper quilling class.  She will teach you how to make a box full of quilled chocolate pieces which can be given for a wide variety of occasions including birthdays, get well, Secret Sister or just thinking of you. Believe me, this will be one of the most unique gifts you will ever give and it will inspire oohs!, aahs! and wows! from your recipient.  And best of all, this gift of chocolates has no calories, fats or cholesterol!

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  When: Saturday, June 20, 2009 1:00- 3:00 pm

  Where: My crafting studio,14500 Oakwood Pl NE

 

 Cost: There are two fees for this  class depending on whether you attended the beginning paper quilling class taught by Monica in February.

For new students: Cost of the class is $25.00.  This fee will include all the supplies needed for the quilled chocolates and gift box, plus basic paper quilling supplies (quilling tool, a packet of quilling paper, glue and quilling chart) 

For returning students:  Cost of the class is $15.00.  Please be sure to bring your quilling tool and glue.

 

 

 

 

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 RSVP: Non refundable class fee due June 17, 2009.  Class size is limited, so please contact me today. 292-2980, blumoon@comcast.net

Don't miss out on this very special class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Paper Quilling or paper filigree is a craft that involves rolling thin strips of paper into decorative shapes, then arranging them to create a picture.  You can frame your finished works, or turn them into greeting cards, gift tags, picture frames or use them as embellishments for scrapbook pages. It is very easy to do with very little supplies needed

  

  

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Easter Eggs by Monica Bergeron

Thank you to Monica for teaching us how to create quilled Easter eggs at a recent class.  Monica is so talented and is willing to share her knowledge of paper quilling on her blog site, Giddy Greetings

She has great quilling instructional videos on her blog site.  The latest one is on how to quill an Easter bunny.  Check it out!

Isn't this the prettiest egg?

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Here is Monica's quilled Easter Egg collection:

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Happy Stampin'!

Paper Quilled Easter Egg Class

Paper Quilling or paper filigree is a craft that involves rolling thin strips of paper into decorative shapes, then arranging them to create a picture.  You can frame your finished works, or turn them into greeting cards, gift tags, picture frames or use them as embellishments for scrapbook pages. It is very easy to do with very little supplies needed.

I am very excited to offer an Easter Egg paper quilling class taught by the very talented Monica Bergeron!   

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Class Details:

When: Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: My crafting studio, 14500 Oakwood Pl NE

Cost:  There are two fees for this class depending on whether you attended the beginning paper quilling class taught by Monica in February.

For new students: Cost of the class is $25.00.  This fee will include all the supplies needed for the Easter Egg plus the basic paper quilling supplies (quilling tool, a packet of quilling paper, glue and quilling chart)

For returning students:  Cost of the class is $15.00.  Please be sure to bring your quilling tool and glue.

Both classes will include all supplies needed to create the Easter Egg.  This includes a painted paper mache egg, wooden stand, quilling paper and full instructions.

RSVP: Non-refundable class fee due March 25, 2009. Class size is limited, so please contact me today. 292-2980, blumoon@comcast.net

Happy Stampin'!

Our paper quilling class was a big success!

We had such a good time paper quilling on Sunday! 

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Monica has graciously agreed to teach an Easter Egg paper quilling class on March 29.  More details will follow, but you don't want to miss this one!

For more of Monica's quilling creations, check her blog site here







Be sure to check out the paper quilling gallery located on the right hand side of this blog site. (Sorry, the photos are in no particular order despite my care in re-naming and uploading them in numerical order.  Can't quite figure out how Typepad adds photos to a photo gallery!  If anyone can help me figure it out, I'd appreciate it.)

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Quilling Class

Paper Quilling or paper filigree is a craft that involves rolling thin strips of paper into decorative shapes, then arranging them to create a picture.  You can frame your finished works, or turn them into greeting cards, gift tags, picture frames or use them as embellishments for scrapbook pages.

I am very excited to offer a paper quilling class taught by the very talented Monica Bergeron!  Monica taught me how to paper quill one afternoon, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to do with very little supplies needed. 

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Please join us for an afternoon of friendship and paper quilling! 

 

We will make this cute Valentine's Day card using the Big Shot and Scallop Envelope die from Stampin' Up!  The card will be accented with paper quilled hearts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We will also make this pretty spring-themed gift bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Details:

When: February 8, 2009 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: My crafting studio, 14500 Oakwood Pl NE

Cost: $25.00.  Class fee includes all supplies needed to get started paper quilling immediately: a packet of assorted color quilling papers, quilling tool, a quilling chart, card stock, adhesive and full instructions for each project. You will have quilling paper left over to create several projects at home.

We will also have a drawing for 2 quilling kits provided by Monica ($10.00  value each).

RSVP and non refundable class fee is due no later than Wednesday, February 4, 2009.  Class size is limited to 9, so please sign up early.  292-2980, blumoon@comcast.net

Happy Stampin'!