Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quilling for Scrapbooking

One of the greatest uses for quilling lately has become adding quilled paper designs to scrapbooks because it is a unique and beautiful paper craft that can add dimension and uniqueness to your books. You can make all kinds of designs with paper rolling; really anything you think of can be coiled into a paper design. You just need to use your imagination and you can make a quilled paper craft for each page of your scrapbook, even if it is simply a flower border around your photos.

Paper filigree is such a great addition to scrapbooking because you are already using a variety of paper and creating a unique craft for someone (or yourself!). So quilling is really just an extension of your paper craft work that can add a great dimension to each of your pages.

Don’t forget that you can also quill paper letters and numbers to add to your scrapbook which certainly come in handy for many pages. You don’t need to just make flowers or other items, you can write small phrases or add numbers to your scrapbooking pages.

Add quilled toy, car, and truck designs to your little boy’s scrapbook. How about balloons and gifts for a birthday or other special celebration book? Or even baby toys, teddy bears, and toy blocks for a baby scrapbook! The possibilities for using quilling in scrapbooking are really endless, especially when you consider all the really neat rolled paper crafts you can learn how to make with ease, but that look much more time consuming and detailed.

Learning how to quill paper is a fantastic addition to your scrapbooking pages because it will add a unique dimension and decoration to each of your scrapbooks inexpensively.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who Would Be Interested in Quilling?

Have you heard of quilling before? That's right its quiLLing and not quiLTing....took me a few minutes to get that when I first read about it. But its a really neat paper craft that you coil around a tool (or quill, I guess is how it got named!) :) I think the coolest thing about paper quilling is that is it a great embellishment for scrapbooking and card making. So if you make your own scrapbooks or greeting cards, you definitely want to check out paper quilling and add some more dimension and pizzazz to your creations! Check out a free lesson at to get started. Its a fun craft that even kids can do! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to do quilling yet how stunning the results are! Your friends and customers will never know how easy it really was for you to create such an intricate paper design with your quilling paper.

So scrapbookers and greeting card makers, take a look at quilling and have fun with paper! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Glue for Quilling Projects: Here's My Favorite!

This just made me husband asked why I didn't use super glue for my quilling to hold it together tightly and quickly. hehe I do love super glue and use it for a LOT of stuff around the house (I think that's why he asked!) but for Quilling its out of the question!

Actually my favorite glue to use when quilling is plain Elmer's craft glue or Elmer's glue pens. Its easy to use and dries quickly on the quilling paper (use sparingly of course!) and it doesn't dry out quickly in a small container while I'm working. I've tried some other craft glues and they get all globby while I'm working which doesn't work for me.

Enjoy quilling!! :)

My VERY First Quilling Project Revealed!

That's right, I'm going to show you my VERY FIRST Quilling project that I did from scratch the first day I picked up my Quilling tools. I've gotten much better since then, but its always fun to look back and see where I started from!

I've since learned to make more even coils and have made smaller designs. I think the smaller tighter designs actually look better than the larger ones I started out making.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at my FIRST Quilling project! :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

WARNING: Quilling Books Truth Exposed Website

Okay, I really don't ever do this, but I wanted to issue a warning about a website that claims to be "Quilling Books Truth Exposed." (I'm not going to post their website link since that will only help them get more people to their website and to fall for their deceptive advertising.) After a bit of research, I've found out that this website that claims to be providing quilling book reviews is in fact a site owned and written by an author of a quilling ebook that sell for $37.00

I'm sure the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) will find out soon and remind the owner of this website that it is illegal (and punishable by large fines) to NOT disclose that you are in fact making money off of any reviews.

I'm currently in the process of compiling some TRUE testimonials from those Quillers who have a sneak peek at my "Secrets to Quilling Success" before it gets released so you can read actual and FTC compliant testimonials. For now, I'd suggest that you be extra careful when reading supposed "review" websites for any product, for that matter.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

ps - I added my picture to this post so you can see that I'm a real, authentic person. I'm on the left. Hubby on the right. :)