Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tutorial for quilled flowers

Here's some flowers I made the other day: 
I call them paper Asters.
To make them you will need:

double sided patterned paper 

scissors 

bonefolder (optional) 

quilling tool (optional) 

glue 

Cut a strip of paper 12 inch long and about 1- 1 1/2 inch wide.
Fold it in half lengthwise.
Cut a thin fringe along the paper, but leave a tiny part uncut.
Put the strip in the quilling tool
and start rolling up. Put some dots of glue along the edge.
 This is what you will have now:
Start from the outside and bend down the fringe.
And it's all done!
If you want full flowers like these, use a 12 inch paper strip.
For these, I used two  6" strips in two different widths.
               
You can also make them flatter by using a shorter strip and then add a brad or a paper coil in the middle.
     
I got the inspiration from this picture I found browsing around on Ebay. 
Cool huh?

Good luck and let me know how it goes:)
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

September's sketch



Can you believe September is already here? First week of school is almost done and we only had tears on Monday:)

If you wonder about the typhoon the other day, it wasn't bad at all. The kids were very dissapointed that we didn't even loose power. Now I've heard that it's another typhoon coming this way tomorrow and I hope it won't be too bad either, because hubby left yesterday:(

I wanted to share my sketch for September.
I had all the right intentions to make a layout based on the sketch, but it just didn't happen.
That's why it's so awesome to have a design team that can inspire you instead.



Here's the DT's take on the sketch:























Take care and I'll be back real soon...



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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrap A Little in ScrapStreet!!


YAY!

Scrap A Little and my design team are being featured in Septembers issue of ScrapStreet.

To read the article and all the nice things that Melissa Elsner wrote about my blog click here.
 Kind words like that really warms my heart. 

Here's my layout for ScrapStreet that I made months ago, but of course I had to keep it secret until the article was published.




 I based it on my sketch # 27




and sketch # 27 was based on this layout;)





Hop over to ScrapStreet and check out my design team's layouts and to read the article:)


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