Blog Posts - Quilling Inspiration



Tea Time Quilling Card

A cup of tea is an invitation to put your feet up and relax for a moment, or catch up with the latest news as you chat with a friend. Is it any wonder that teacups are such a popular motif in stamping and paper crafting?   When I first started t...
by The Art of Quilling on Mar 3, 2012

Bridal Shower Quilling Card

My niece is getting married this June and I attended her bridal shower yesterday.  I wanted to create a special card for the occasion and using the colors from the invitation, I designed this one.       Deciding on the actual quilling...
by The Art of Quilling on Feb 19, 2012

Quilled Mini Valentine’s Day Cards

Feeling sweet, sexy, or playfully punny?  Then one of these quilled Valentine’s Day cards is right for you. Archiver’s has been advertising a card workshop making Itty Bitty Valentines that are 3-in x 3-in.  They looked so cute I decided to cha...
by The Art of Quilling on Feb 1, 2012

Cute as a Button Quilling Card

We were blessed with our fourth grandchild, Daniel John Morgan, on July 21st, so to say that I have babies on the brain is an understatement.  When I ran across a free “cute as a button” graphic on the Papercraft Inspirations website, I...
by The Art of Quilling on Sep 8, 2011

Quilled Acorn Bookmark

A while ago, I saw a window tag at the scrapbook store that held confetti.  The tag was made from two pieces of card stock with a clear plastic window sandwiched in between.  As I examined the piece, I wondered if it would work with quilling and fi...
by The Art of Quilling on Aug 23, 2010

Back to School Quilling

For those of you wanting to add quilling to your scrapbook pages, this sample layout featuring my handsome grandson, Jeffrey, makes the grade.  Made for an 8″x8″ album, the primary colors, quilled pencil, and A-B-C charms definitely give...
by The Art of Quilling on Aug 1, 2010

Quilled Puzzle Piece Magnet

I really appreciate all of the feedback I receive from my newsletter subscribers and blog readers.   One request that I hear quite often is for more quilling projects made from recycled materials, which is great because I enjoy creating them!   Se...
by The Art of Quilling on Jun 6, 2010

Fabric “Paper” Makes Fun Background for Quilling

Back in the 1980s, it was all the rage to stiffen strips of large-print floral fabrics (usually mauve) into bows to dress up wicker baskets.  While that decorating look has come and gone, it’s still fun to stiffen fabric, especially if you are...
by The Art of Quilling on May 15, 2010

Spring Quilling — Easter Egg

It has been a very cold, wet winter, which is unusual for Georgia.  We have had more snow than I can remember in years and I am so looking forward to spring.  I was surfing the web looking for a poem or saying to go with this post that waxed poetic...
by The Art of Quilling on Mar 15, 2010

Enhance Your Quilling with Blending Chalks

Blending chalks are an excellent choice when you want to add a bit of color to your quilling.  Made by several manufacturers, they come in a wide array of colors from soft pastels to bright jewel tones.  Some even have a bit of shimmer mixed in (Fi...
by The Art of Quilling on Jan 30, 2010

Quilled Stencil Rose

In my last post (Groovy Birthday Wishes) I talked about the very popular technique of filling in an outline with quilling to form a design.   Normally, your piece of quilled art would be glued on top of your background surface like I did with the bo...
by The Art of Quilling on Jan 15, 2010

Groovy Birthday Wishes

I was browsing through the bargain bins of ribbon and found a funky retro paisley design in yellow, green, and orange that simply screamed mini skirt and go-go boots.    I wasn’t a teen during the Mod 60’s, but I do remember having a pa...
by The Art of Quilling on Dec 29, 2009

Snowflake Ornament Quilling Card

I want to thank all of the ladies who attended the Christmas quilling class at the Marietta Community School.  I hope you had a great time because I know I sure did!   Our class project was a Christmas card with a detachable snowflake ornament.  I...
by The Art of Quilling on Nov 16, 2009

Quilling with Kids — Ms. Pumpkin Head

My youngest daughter would tell you she is craft-challenged when it comes to the actual execution of a project, but she is as crafty as they come and has great ideas.  The other day we were discussing Halloween and she suggested that I quill a face...
by The Art of Quilling on Oct 18, 2009

Quilled “Boo!” Halloween Card

Next week I am teaching my first basic quilling class with a Halloween theme.  It will also be my first Mommy & Me class (mother & daughter pairs), so I am really looking forward to it.  For each class, I provide my students with three orig...
by The Art of Quilling on Oct 9, 2009

Steampunk Quilling ATC

I have decided that this is the year I am going to quit saying, “someday,” and start doing the things I have wanted to do.   When I had the opportunity to go to Dragon*Con this past weekend with my daughter, I went.  In the organizati...
by The Art of Quilling on Sep 8, 2009

Quilling Inspiration — Modify a Quilling Design to Suit Your Needs

Shortly after sending out my first newsletter, I received a lovely comment post from Rick Whitman, “Thanks for sharing your ideas. The rose pattern came just in time as I’m working on a wedding invitation and was looking for a fill in. I use...
by The Art of Quilling on Aug 31, 2009

Make Yourself a Quilling Idea Box

Creative ideas — we all have them, but do you capture them for future use?  If not, you are losing a very valuable crafting resource.     Flashes of inspiration can occur anytime, anywhere. You may be browsing through a home decorating maga...
by The Art of Quilling on Jul 10, 2009


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