Friday, December 12, 2008


The Custom Quilling sale has been extended through the end of 2008.

All orders over $30.00 will receive 10% off the order total (
excluding gift services) with the code...

Your Wish List is a great way to drop a few hints! You may email your list to anyone, this way you'll be sure to get just what you want. Don't forget to add a gift certificate to your list!

In addition all paid orders placed during the month of December will once again be entered in a random drawing for a $10.00 CQ Gift Certificate!

The great thing about CQ Certificates is you may purchase any amount, it is put into your account. Then when you need a quick gift you can just email a GC for any amount up to the total in your account. Perfect for the up coming holiday season. Or if you wish spend it on a gift for yourself!

Click below to see all the latest additions to the store ...
New Inventory

The Custom Quilling Family would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and Healthy Wonderful New Year!!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free Pattern ~ Poinsettia Gift Embellishment

Punch 3 Kikyou flowers (or any similar punch) for each flower. Lightly emboss (rub with a round ended pen or tool) outer rim of all petals, making it cup slightly. Turn over (embossed side down) layer and glue the flowers with the petals alternating. Place a small dot of glue in center, add three gold beads. Repeat for remaining two colors.

Punch 3 Large and 3 Medium Holly leaves with stem.
Or quilled holly leaves may be used. Lightly score vines on all holly leaves, by gently drawing your pin from the point of the leaf to the stem then from the inner vine to the outside point.

Punch one 1” circle or use scrap paper.
Glue the
three larger flowers to the circle, placing as close as possible.
Glue 3 large and 3 medium holly leaves under and
between the flowers as shown in picture.


These maybe be made in advance and stored until
To adhere, cut a glue dot with the backing paper left
on until ready to use.
Repositioning adhesive may also be
use so the decoration can be saved after use.
They may also be used for cards, frames, bookmarks, and more!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Quilling Newsletter and Cyber Monday Sale!

Custom Quilling will be having a Cyber Monday sale today 12/1.
All orders over $30.00 will receive 10% off the order total (excluding gift services) with the code

The Custom Quilling newsletter and monthly kit are also ready, be sure to check these out for some awesome ideas!

This month the kit is looking towards the New Year with a journal themed kit, graduated & two-tone papers, and a pattern for a snow crystal.

Sue and Doreen came up with some wonderful journals, cards, bookmarks, and more. So be sure to check-out the newsletter this month.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quilled Snowflakes and More!

This time of the year everyone is looking for snowflake patterns, well not to worry Custom Quilling has enough for you to make your very own blizzard!

.From wonderful kits with paper and instructions included.
Add to cards with the addition of a gold or clear thread, and you have just turned your card into a gift to be remembered!
To books with loads of Holiday patterns to jump start your designs.


Or how about learning a new technique like Husking?

.What ever your level of quilling experience you will be sure to find a project just perfect for you!

To help you get your blizzard started we have offered a few free snowflake patterns.

To add your own touch to the patterns try using glitter, embossing powders, or wonderful gilded edged quilling strips.


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Friday, November 21, 2008

New Cutting Tools at Custom Quilling

A collection of new fingertip knives have arrived at Custom Quilling, these little blades are awesome!

You hold the knife similar to how you hold a pencil by cradling your finger and "drive" the knife with your thumb and middle finger.
So far we have three types in stock, the first is the basic.
DT Heidi's review on this tool:
"I have been craft knife challenged until now. You put your index finger in the loop handle and just point and cut. It swivels around corners and curls around bends with no hopping, rolling or slipping. Best of all very little pressure is required."

Next is this rotary blade, the tiny rotary blade glides smoothly wherever your finger is pointing, to easily cut the thinnest and most delicate papers

Last but not least is the swivel blade, is ideal for cutting intricate designs and flowing shapes.

So if you are knife challenged like Heidi these may come to your rescue!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Guide to Endangered Flora in Quilling

A brand new quilling book has just been released!

Stop by Custom Quilling to check it out.....

Colorful floral shapes inspired by endangered plant species will attract countless new fans to quilling, the decorative art also known as paper filigree.
This collection of unique projects includes endangered flowers such as the mountain-dwelling Peach Myrtle, the graceful Slipper Orchid, and the shy Snowdrop, as well as some beloved plants that are not endangered, including the Common Poppy, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Sunflower.

Having already published over 86 quilled floral designs, Helen Walter now presents quilling endangered plant species.
This should excite quillers and also to raise an awareness of our disappearing flora, whether the disappearance be caused by climate change, human activity, loss of habitat or natural disaster.
The projects are set into seven categories of endangerment: Prehistoric; Extinct; Extinct in the Wild; Critically Endangered; Endangered: Vulnerable; and Thriving.

The author, whose books have spread the joy of quilling to crafters around the world, presents 42 charming projects with full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions.

120 pages
7 1/4 X 10 1/4 Paperback
All in color

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Quilling For Christmas


The monthly kit from Custom Quilling is over flowing with holiday goodies!

Here's what's in the kit this month:
  1. 100 - Pieces of 1/8" Shades of Green
  2. 100 - Pieces of 1/8" Shades of Red
  3. 1 length of red gimp
  4. 1 length of hunter green gimp
  5. 1 length of silver string beads
  6. 1 length of gold cording
  7. Assorted holiday buttons
  8. 2 Sheets 8.5” x 11” bright green cardstock
  9. 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” hunter green cardstock
  10. 3 Sheets 8.5” x 11” red cardstock
  11. 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” white cardstock
  12. 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” silver metallic cardstock
  13. 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” red tartan paper
  14. 6 green gift/card holders
  15. 6 red gift/card holders
  16. 3 red 4.25" x 5.5" cards with envelope
  17. 3 green 4.25" x 5.5" cards with envelope
  18. Pattern, which will be emailed from Denise featuring two gift tags.

Here's what Design Team member Sue
came up with using the kit:

And here's Doreen's Tag:

To see more designs check out the Custom Quilling monthly newsletter.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Husking Equals Quilling Fun!


Another busy week here at Custom Quilling, loads of new inventory came in.

Back in stock is the Quilling & Husking Pack from Jane Jenkins

And new to the scene are a series of husking cards (templates) from Elizabeth's Creations. These are compact cards offering every combination of husking designs you can imagine.

What's cool is while they last we are offering a free emailed husking pattern with a purchase of any of Elizabeth's husking cards or boards.

What is husking you ask?!?!? Well not to show my age but its kinda like the old string art where string is wrapped around a series of pins set into a pattern. Except husking is done with paper!

The imported papers from the United Kingdom have also been restocked, we quillers just love the texture and colors of these strips!

Click the link below to see the rainbow of colors offered...


Enjoy and hope you have lots of quilling fun!

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Free Quilled Wheat Pattern

With autumn in the air I thought this the perfect pattern to share.


1/8” quilling paper gold & tan
Cardstock in gold

Chalk in gold
Quilling Tool

Card Preparation
Optional step: Cut then fold cardstock into desired card size. Cut an oval out of scrap paper; place the paper from which the oval was cut out on the card and lightly chalk the inside oval with gold. The edges of the card may also be chalked.

For each stalk of wheat roll 7 - 8” strips of gold, forming a teardrop, leaving a tail of about 1/2”.
Cut the tail at an angle so that a point is form at the end; slightly curve the tail to the outside.
Glue shapes to a 3” strip of gold on edge, starting at the top and placing three shapes on each side. Making sure the curved tail faces out. Repeat the process for the other two stalks.
Cut each stem at an angle, glue together at stems, add a strip of 2” tan with the end cut to a point to form two leaves. Curve and add to each side of the stem group. Wrap and knot all stems with a scrap piece of tan paper, cut ends at angle. Lightly glue the finished wheat to center of oval.
Happy Autumn and enjoy!
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Online Quilling Class

Custom Quilling's Online Class for October is....

This kit incorporates the October kit...

  1. 120 - Pieces of 1/8" Speck-Tacular strips in Latte, Moss Green, Cypress Green, Rose, Mauve, Pale Blue, Cornflower Blue, Blueberry, Cream, Straw, and Pumpkin
  2. 11 - 8.5 x 11 Sheets in Latte, Moss Green, Cypress Green, Rose, Mauve, Pale Blue, Cornflower Blue, Blueberry, Cream, Straw, and Pumpkin
  3. 1 Cube of Sage Chalk with two tools
  4. 1 Yard of mauve ribbon
  5. 1 Yard of burgundy ribbon
  6. 4 Assorted buttons
  7. 6 Sheets 6” x 6” of Fade Pink Flowers paper
  8. 6 Sheet 6” x 6” of Green Salt paper
  9. 3 Ivory 5" x 7" cards with envelope
  10. 3 White 4.25" x 5.5" cards with envelope
  11. Pearlized 4.25" x 5.5" card with envelope
  12. 1 Small card mailer

Class will be October 28 at 9 pm eastern time.

We will be going over making the Custom Quilling Logo Rose, chalking, paper tearing, mailing, and much more.

The cost of the class (which includes the awesome kit) is $29.99.

For more information please visit:

Custom Quilling Online Class For October

To see what the Design Team did with the kit check out the Newsletter:

Custom Quilling Newsletter


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Looking For New Quilling Friends?

Check out the list of world wide quillers looking for new friends to share their love of quilling.
Click the link to the left or below.

Quilling Friends

If you would like your information included on the list just click the link at top of the list page to contact us.

Following this theme... Toni over at 3 AM Designs has a great post about meeting up with other quillers:

3 Am Designs
Hope everyone finds a new quilling buddy!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Quilling Card Book!

50 Nifty Quilled Cards by Alli Bartkowski

"If you can cut and roll a strip of paper, you can quill! Paper quilling is enjoying a bold resurgence, with artists reinterpreting and revitalizing the technique with exciting new ideas. These 50 diverse designs feature breathtaking quilled cards for holidays, special occasions, and just for fun.Start with simple, fundamental forms, all shown in close-up photos that novices can easily follow: a tight roll, teardrop, square, scroll, and more. These form the basics for such projects as an adorable baby carriage-shaped tag, embellished with buttons; rolled Christmas holly berries on a tiny wreath; and a Father’s Day card with bright, graphic patterns forming a background for a miniature white shirt and tie.A beauty shot showcases the completed card, and line drawings clarify all the quilled components."
Stop by Custom Quilling Supplies to see all the latest books.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Online Quilling Classes Are Back!


The popular online quilling classes have returned!

Starting this month the monthly kits from Custom Quilling Supplies will have the option of including an online class project.

Here's what's in the kit this month:
10- Pieces of 1/8" Bright Yellow strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Gold strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Rust strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Orange strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Deep Red strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Chocolate strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Deep Green strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Black strips
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of Candy Corn paper
4- Sheets 6" x 6" Cream Crackle paper
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of deep green
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of gold
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of orange
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of chocolate
1- Sheet 8.5” x 11” of Black
1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of smooth high gloss white cardstock
2 - Ivory 5" x 7" cards with envelope
2- White 4.25" x 5.5" cards with envelope
5- Lengths of ribbon
1- Vine strip of stickers... color may vary.
1 - Pattern for a fall spider mum card from Denise, which will be emailed and used for the online class.

The online class will be a fall spider mum.
All the information for the class is included in
Come join the fun, learn new techniques and make
some new quilling friends!

Want to see more awesome projects and ideas using the September kit?
Check out what the Design Team at Custom Quilling came up with...


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Floral Punch Art

The inventory for floral punch art has been replenished, including books, punches, and tools.

Books from the queen of floral punch art, Leone Em have been the an inspiration to all.
Also provided are a line of inventive tools:

The designers at CQ have also gotten on board with their own floral punch art patterns:

So stop on by
Custom Quilling to see if we can get you creative juices flowing!!!


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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Custom Quilling Monthly Kit

Here's the August kit, just love these colors!

It also includes the handy bone folders, this gives your folds a sharp even edge.
Here is what is included in this kit:
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Sky Blue strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Purple strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Soft Green strips
10 - Pieces of 1/8" Lavender strips
1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of Purple Sponged paper
1- Sheet 8" x 8" of Green & Purple Stripes paper
1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of green cardstock
1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of white cardstock
1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of double sided two tone purple cardstock
1 - White 5" x 7" card with envelope
1 - White tri fold with oval opening card with envelope
5- Lengths of ribbon
1- Length of funky fiber
1- Length of Felt Fusion Flower Doodles in lavender
1- Bone Folder tool
1 - Pattern from our new DT, which will be emailed
You may see the Design Team's projects using this kit here:

Click here see the August CQ Newsletter, (This is a PDF file)

Please note colors or components may vary from pictured kit.
We are now offering Autoship for the monthly kits, if you are interested please contact us for more information.
CQ Monthly Kit Autoship


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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Templates Have Arrived!

Some new templates have arrived at Custom Quilling, four are the new larger 12 x 12 size.

This one of snowflakes is so awesome! Can't you just see all the possibilities with it?!?!

Just imagine all the cool holiday decorations, cards and more than can be made.

Some other new items are McGill punches, two really caught my eye... the ribbon punch and the spirelli punch.

The ribbon punch permits you to easily thread ribbon on your projects.

With the spirelli you punch out the shape then wrap thread in a decorative pattern.

Lots more goodies have arrived, stop by the store to check them all out!

Custom Quilling Supplies


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Friday, July 11, 2008

Custom Quilling Staff

As many customers of Custom Quilling Supplies know the staff at CQ consists of Luna and MacTavish. This team oversees the packing of orders, incoming inventory, and bubble wrap. Granted the prior is just “popping” the bubbles but this is an important part of their job description.
Due to this very strenuous work schedule they will be taking a much needed break and are busy packing this morning.
They will be taking a road trip, don't worry MacTravish is a seasoned navigator, he hardly ever gets lost!

During their time away customers of CQ will receive 5% off all order over $20.00 just use the code below at checkout.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Multi Shape Punches

Four new Multi Shape punches are now in stock!

The new series is slightly smaller in size making for easier storage. The cool thing about these punches is that they work with a magnetic system which permits you to punch any place on the paper. Below is Isabella, one of four new punches.

The ideas for these punches are endless, just imagine the cards, layouts, and frames that can be made!

Don't forget to use the code Welcome on your first order to save 5% on your purchase.


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Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Starter Quilling Kit

Here's a cute new starter kit from Lake City Crafts.
It includes ruler, slotted tool, quilling paper, patterns and instructions for the follow ten designs: hearts, Christmas tree, shamrock bouquet, robin, sailboat, butterfly, bunny and owl.
Perfect solution for keeping the kiddies busy this summer!

By using the code WELCOME you will recieve a 5% discount your first order over $20.00!!


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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Shipment of Velvet Paper Has Arrived!

When velvet is mentioned the first thought that pops up is elegant. The new age papers are now so very versatile, a wonderful look and feel with the ease and adaptability of paper. It can be used with ink jet or laser printers. Draw on it with markers, pens, pencils, paints and chalk pastels. It can be punched, cut with decorative scissors or die-cuts, embossed and stamped.

Here are a few ideas from the Custom Quilling Design Team to get your creative juices flowing!

Designed by Ann Martin
Designed by Ann Martin

Designed by Heidi Bishop

To check out the full array of colors click here:

Velvet Paper

The only limitation is your imagination. .


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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monthly Quilling Kit with Free Pattern

Can you believe that it is July already?!?

Well here is something to cool you down, the Custom Quilling Christmas in July Kit, which includes a free angel stick pin pattern from DT Doreen.

Here is what is included in this kit:

  • 2- Brass Stick Pins
  • 5 - Mini Frosted Bags
  • 3 x 2 x 650 - Pieces of 1/8" Deep Red strips
  • 50 - Pieces of 1/8" Forest Green strips
  • 20 - Pieces of 1/8" White Pearl strips
  • 20 - Pieces of 1/8" Silver Pearl strips
  • 20 - Pieces of 1/8" Gold Pearl strips
  • 20 - Pieces of 1/8" Red Pearl strips
  • 20 - Pieces of 1/8" Green Pearl strips
  • 1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of Gold Sponged Stars
  • 1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of red cardstock
  • 1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of green cardstock
  • 1- Sheet 8.5" x 11" of pearlize paper (color may vary)
  • 2 - Cream 5 x 7 cards with envelope
  • 1 - Pearlized 4.25 x 6.5 card with envelope
  • 1- Length of Gold Organdy ribbon
  • 14 - Assorted holiday buttons
  • 1 - Pattern from Doreen to be emailed

More than enough to get started on those holiday gifts.

Don't forget to check out the newsletter to see all the projects from the design team and the latest from Custom Quilling.


We are offering a couple of different discounts, with the code Welcome you will receive 5% off your first order over $20.00.

And the latest is....

~~A new referral program ~~

For each new customer referred (must be new or never placed an order) you will both receive a store credit for 5% of the order, not including shipping. Just have the new customer type your name in the comment section of checkout and the credit will be emailed to both of you!

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

New Quilling Kit

What a bad Blogger I have been, thank you Ann for reminding me to post! If you have never checked out Ann's art make sure to click on her name.... you'll be amazed by this talented quilling artist.
Just in at Custom Quilling is a really cute kit that highlights jungle animals. These little guys are so cute, perfect for scrapbook, cards, or how about adding a pin back?

There's a few of the monthly kits left, this is a great way to jump start projects.

For those who make their own cards, the problem was how the heck do you mail them without them becoming squished?!? Well we have the answer at Custom Quilling.... Card Mailers! These sturdy boxes will keep your creations safe until arrival.

Click the picture to see all the storage solutions available.

That's all for now quillers, make sure to stop by the store to check out all the other new goodies that have been arriving.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring Bunny Free Quilling Pattern

Last spring a mother bunny made her nest right in the middle of our front lawn.

Delighting all the children on the block but frustrating the CQ Staff, who sat daily at the window watching. Each time the lawn was mowed a basket covered the nest to avoid any possible causalities. Soon four bunnies emerged from the nest, entertaining all with their antics. Until one day they all hopped off in different directions never to return. The nest was cleaned out, the grass re-seeded, everything was back to normal, except we all missed those cute little bunnies amusing us!

So I thought you might like to make your own quilled bunnies...

1 Pom white (8 inches, 20 cm x 3/8 inches, 1 cm) forms body
1 Pom white (6 inches, 15 cm x 3/8 inches, 1 cm) forms head
2 strips white (3/4 inches, 2 cm x 3/8 inches, 1 cm) forms outer ears
2 strips pink (1/2 inches, 1 cm x 3/8 inches, 1 cm) forms inner ear
2 strips blue bead roll (1 inch, 2.5 cm x 1/8 inches, .3 cm) forms eyes
1 strips pink bead roll (1 inch, 2.5 cm x 1/8 inches, .3 cm) forms nose

Fringe both white 3/8” strips, spread the cuts out with your thumb to achieve look of fur.
Glue small pom to larger pom by lightly gluing “fur” together.
Cut two white strips into ear shapes, repeat with pink making slightly smaller then gluing on top on the white.
Tuck ears in-between “fur” of small pom and glue.
Glue two blue beads rolls for eyes and one pink for nose to smaller pom. Cut end of cotton swab
gluing to side of larger pom for tail.

Hope you enjoy your bunnies as much as we did ours!

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Quilling Sales at Shows

Here's an article I wrote a while back for the Custom Quilling Newsletter.
With the economy being what it is today, selling your art can mean extra income for you.

This time of the year many are participating in craft show, bazaars, demonstrations etc. so I thought I would share some my tips from when I did shows. It is important to remember your display is a reflection of you. If this is your first time setting up a booth, do a dry run at home then invite friends over to critique your display. Many shows are juried and require your area to be set up in a certain manner, pay very close attention to the rules you receive.

If using a table make sure to have a tasteful covering that goes to the ground. This space under the table if useful for storing supplies and stock. I found when arranging the table to have different heights, staging the table with the current season, i.e. now would be a small tree. If the space is available do a grouping so customers get an idea of how items would look together, than perhaps buying the whole grouping.

Check to see if electricity is offered, if not battery operated lights may be an option for those dark rooms. Do not forget the space behind the table, I used a folding screen system where larger picture could be hung.

Most shows permit set up hours before the doors open, so give yourself ample time for this. All your items must be carried to your location so choose your props very carefully many can serve a double propose. If you plan on doing several shows a small hand truck or wagon are VERY handy!

Have a guestbook set out for customers to sign, this is a great way to add to your mailing list. With preprinted pages for names, address, emails, also check off boxes if they are interested in classes, hosting a home show etc. I used two types of business cards, basic one set out on the table for all to take and more elaborate ones with quilling for customers who purchased or who wanted to order in the future. I also had my portfolio of work on hand for those who wanted to see it. Bring you projects along, people love to see you quill, I would just quill shapes placing them in a bowl for samples. I always had extra paper and pins for people to give it a try. This also came into play when someone would question the prices stating it was only paper and they could do it. I would politely hand them some paper and a hat pin offering them a try, most could not even start the shape without a mini lesson.

Do not sell yourself short, you are an artist, your work is worth the price you are asking. It has become a trend at shows for the customer to offer you a lower price, more so at the end of the day. There are many who only attend shows the last hour to do just this.

Most important have fun and let your personality shine...

you are a Quilling Artist!

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Card Book At Custom Quilling

The new book by Jenn Mason is here, stop by Custom Quilling to pick up your copy!

Here's the lowdown...

The Complete Guide to Design, Color, and Construction Techniques for Beautiful Cards The most complete volume on card making available! The Cardmaker’s Workbook is the only book on cardmaking that a crafter will ever need, and is formatted in a sturdy volume that can kept on the desk and referred to again and again.

The book is divided into chapters focusing on composition, color, theme, construction and inspiration. Instructions are clear but concise, making room for large pictures and multiple variations.

It has the look of a designer's notebook with sketches and templates that show different card formats. Unlike other cardmaking books available that are occasion driven or aren’t stylized,

The Cardmaker’s Workbook provides an inspiring and hands-on tool for paper addicts to use to expand their skills and stretch their imagination.
The designs cover many different styles, from detailed multi-layered beauties to simple cards that can be quickly made and given as a set of stationery.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Custom Quilling Supplies....SALE!!!


Since a April is tax month here in the states, I thought it would be nice to save some $$$ on stuff we all like.... Quilling Supplies! So until the end of the month you can use the Happy08 code, you'll receive 5% off all orders of $20.00 or more.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Quilling Friends

Quillers are artists who have a passion for their artform. They continuously search out others who also are addicted to strips of paper, eager to share the joy of twirling.
Willing to share patterns, techniques, and ideas the main goal is the advance the artform.
If you are looking for a friend to share your passion of quilling why not check out the list of quilling friends at Custom Quilling?

If you'd like to add you name to the list just use the link at the top of the Quilling Friends page to send me an email.
Good luck in finding a new quilling friend!
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Free Quilled Spiral Rose

This is a very simple fast version of a quilled rose, hope you enjoy it!

Draw or trace circle shape onto paper of your choice. Cut out the shape following the spiral line.
With the backside of the circle facing towards you start to roll the shape with a slotted tool at point 1 rolling until you reach point 2, let the rose loosen slightly then glue this end to the outside of the rose. Add a couple of punched leaves and the rose is complete!

Size of rose maybe adjusted by making a larger or smaller circle.
For a different look decorative scissors can be used to cut out the spiral.
Try chalking along the line for a shaded effect.
The edges of the rose can be embossed with metallic embossing powders.
Two toned paper (each side a different hue) is also very effective when making these roses.
Have fun making a garden of roses!!

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