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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