Sunday, December 28, 2008

Quilling on Cards

Happy Sunday to you! I hope you have had a nice weekend, winding down from the holiday hustle and bustle.

I had to clean up my corner today before I could do any new creating! Yikes, it's amazing how much stuff can be piled onto a table. LOL

I picked up a book today, with a 50% off coupon, called 50 Nifty Quilled Cards by Alli Bartkowski. I have been interested in quilling (or paper rolling) for some time, had the tool, but for some reason or other my previous attempts didn't come out too well. I tried again today. Here are the results....

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I also stopped at Archiver's on my way home from Joann's and picked up some shimmery blue cardstock. I had a coupon for 5 free sheets and I guess now you can pick out any paper and just pay the difference of what they allot for the free cardstock.

I think they are pretty straightforward cards, used the Snowflake folder in the Cuttlebug, used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and some bling. I had another 50% off coupon and picked up some inexpensive cardstock, that didn't have a white core, at Michaels. I got a variety pack. The quilling paper they sell in a tube is $6.99 for just a few colors (granted you get a total of 250 strips of 5 colors in each tube), but with the coupon I got 70 sheets of all the colors I'd want for $6.50 (with the coupon), a better deal I think. I just have to cut the paper into 1/8th inch strips, which isn't a big deal.

This is all I got done today. I guess you could say I'm "easing" back into creating cards. LOL

With that, I'll close for now. I hope you have a great start to your week and you are happy, healthy and creative as 2008 winds down.


7 comments: said...

Jeanne, those quilled embellies you made are magnificent!! Beautiful snow flake and both cards are awesome!

Clearly Inspired said...

Jeanne, now quilling! You are amazing! These are great!

BTW, thanks for the little Christmas gift...very cute!

gloria in Utah said...

VERY nice.. I love the snowflake. Just awesome

gloria in Utah :)

Felicia Fernandez said...

Leave it to you to start something new! The quilling is great, yet another natural talent for you. I'm glad that you guys have had a great weekend. I hope you catch that mouse soon! Hugs!

Angela2932 said...

I hope your Christmas was wonderful, and that you have a great 2009! I have to say, I love the quilling you just did! You're amazing! You're always learning something new! And these look like they take a lot of eye-hand coordination/artistic talent! I'd probably end up with them glued to my fingers! (By the way, my relatives DID really like my coasters! :) )

Kathi Carlson said...

Wow! CUTE cards! I love quilling - did it years ago - in my decoupage days - when you were a mere babe. LOL. It's fun to watch you branching off into new adventures. It inspires the rest of us!

Barb W said...

These are so pretty! I've seen this artform, but have never tried it myself. I admire your many talents and that you take the time to share with us all of the goodies you've made.