Saturday, June 14, 2014

Quilled Birthday Card Cupcake with a Candle: Project from Pretty Quilled Cards book

Quilling, also known as paper filigree is an addictive fun craft that I started a few years ago, and have enjoyed making cards, frames, used it in decorating notebooks, and more. Most of the time, when I do quilling I quill the paper into circle shapes and then make different shapes using my fingers.
When I got a chance to look through Cecelia Louie's Pretty Quilled Cards book I saw a different, fun technique of using the quilling paper. In Cecelia's book she uses the quilling paper to make exaggerated spirals and dynamics, giving quilling projects a different look.
The author in the introduction of the book mentions the quilling basics, the supplies needed, information on the tools, explains techniques and gives tips. The 26 different projects such as cards for many occasions, gift tags, cupcake toppers and more are marked with up to 5 coloured rating scale to show the skill level; 1 coloured circle being easy and 5 being advanced. 
The author provides actual size cutting guides, so we can get the correct lengths of the paper to help get the shapes accurate and to get our designs look similar to the projects in the book. 
The exact length we need to cut the paper and the pencil lines on where to fold and glue are clearly illustrated and mentioned, making it easy to follow and replicate the beautiful quilling projects. 
The author has also given the background accents such as designs and embellishments that we can copy on to our card stock. I like that this unique style and appealing colour palette gives the quilled cards a fresh and modern look. 
The step-by-step instructions with pictures helped me make this birthday card cupcake with a candle. 
For this project, I used...
Needle & Slotted Quilling Tool
White glue
Paper to trace and transfer
Colour pencil 
Click on the image below to see the step-by-step instructions that helped me to make this.
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  1. Very pretty, looks like it is an easy to follow book. May have to try this out someday for a new craft! (Judy Cowan)

  2. I love that. That would be perfect for someone like me who is not at all crafty but would like to be! Very pretty :D

  3. Very creative. Thank you for posting
    Florence C

  4. That is soo prettt. What a great idea!

  5. These are beautiful! My aunt has sent me many a card like this from Europe!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  6. Wow, that's awesome! I don't think I'd have the patience!!

  7. Cards like that are keepsakes, very pretty.

  8. This is so lovely. I have my class try paper quilling every year. It is so much fun!!!

  9. Homemade cards are so pretty and they are a lot less likely to get tossed in the trash!

  10. Well now that is cool. I haven't seen any of these books.

  11. What a cute card. my oldest daughter would love to make cards like that.

  12. My mum enjoyed quilling and made some gorgeous cards.

  13. I love making my own cards, quilling will add a new dimension to them

  14. oh so cute! very lovely! It is really lovely to make hand made cards and its more special knowing its handmade.

  15. I love this idea! So creative and super cute. I will have to pick up a quilling tool so that I can do this.

  16. Very unique and creative - I like what I see. Thanks!

  17. I love homemade cards.. I would be so thrilled to recieve a card like this

  18. What a neat way of letting someone know that you took the time to make something for them. These are definitely keepsakes!


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