Monday, December 21, 2009

Custom Quilling SALE!

Custom Quilling is having a holiday sale lasting through the end of 2009.
This is our way of thanking our loyal customers and spreading a little holiday joy!

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

Need a quick gift? CQ Gift Certificates are the answer.
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:

The Custom Quilling Family would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, Healthy & Quilling New Year!!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Two New Quilling Kits!

Just in time for the holidays, two new quilling kits have arrived at Custom Quilling.

How cute would the snowflakes be with a picture of your child?

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Custom Quilling December Kit & Newsletter

The holiday season is officially in full swing at Custom Quilling Supplies!
This months kit is full of sparkling papers, charms, calendar pads, mulberry paper,cardstock, tassel, free calendar pattern, and more.

Here's a sneak peek at just one of the fabulous jewelry designs... stunning isn't it?!?!

To see all the latest projects from Sue and Sonya in the latest newsletter:

Custom Quilling will be celebrating the holidays all month long, with specials,gifts, coupons and more! So make sure to check out the home page frequently for the latest news. First up is a free sheet of holiday paper with all orders over $20.00 while the supplies last.

Keep on Quillin'

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Custom Quilling Black Friday Sale

Custom Quilling is jump starting the holiday shopping season with a 10% sale through Sunday 11/29!

All orders over $30.00 (certain categories excluded) will receive a 10% discount with the code HOLIDAY


To see all the latest products click the link below:

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Loads of New Quilling Supplies!

The UPS guy has been working overtime delivering all the new inventory to Custom Quilling!

First up there are a limited amount of Custom Quilling Monthly Kits left...

Awesome new Flower Soft Line is here featuring domed aperture cards, scenic windows and more.

The 3D flower kits are back...

The Enveloper which can create envelopes in many different sizes include 3-D perfect for quilled cards!

That's just a few of the highlights, click the link below to see all the latest inventory.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Quilling Comes to Neiman Marcus

Well sort of.
They incorporated the use of quilling in their holiday catalog.

Got a very nice surprise when I opened the online holiday catalog for
Neiman Marcus... Quilling! I was awe struck by quilling that was used in the ad.

Make sure to watch the Fantasy Gift Video (lower right cupcake)... it's not to be missed!
The quilling in action it showed was breathtaking, well at least for a quiller!

This looks like the amazing artistry of Yulia Brodskaya
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Custom Quilling October Kit

With a touch of fall in the air the Custom Quilling October Kit is perfect for all your autumn projects.

Autumn Leaves are Falling!

Here's what's in the kit this month:

    • 80 - 1/18 Fall Assortment strips
    • 1 sheet 8.5" x 11" rust cardstock
    • 1 sheet 8.5" x 11" goldenrod cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" cream cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" celery cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" gold cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" light rust cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" double sided leather cardstock
    • 1 sheet 12" x 12" leaf embossed cardstock
    • 2 sheets 12"x 12" striped print paper
    • 2 sheets 12"x 12" fruit print paper
    • 2 sheets 12"x 12" fall leaves print paper
    • 1 sheet of heavy weight stickers
    • 1 length of copper ribbon
    • 1 length of gold gimp
    • 1 package of gold beads
    • 1 take-out box 3.25" x 4"
    • Pattern from Denise for four Autumn place cards(first picture below), which will be emailed.

Please note colors or components may vary from pictured kit.

You may see more of the Design Team's projects using this kit here, please note it is a PDF:

October CQ Newsletter

Don't want to miss out on any future kits?

We are now offering Autoship for the monthly kits, if you are interested please click here for more information:

CQ Monthly Kit Autoship

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Custom Quilling September Kit

Water/Snow Globes are in stock here:

Ready for a little chill?
Well the Custom Quilling kit this month is the answer!

Includes loads of chilly blue with a snow globe to add to the chill factor. The kit pattern from Sue for the Joy Flake is just frosty!
These snow globes are way too cute, the penguin from Sue is having a blast in his snowy world.
Sonya created a globe filled with snow!

Check out the September newsletter to see what else Sue and Sonya created...

Don't forget to stop by Custom Quilling Supplies to see all the latest additions, including the CQ kits!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Free Quilling Pattern...

Since there will be a shipping delay at Custom Quilling the week of 8/17/09 a free pattern will be emailed to all paid orders over $20.00.

Learn to make roses using the pear punch from DT Trina.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quilling and Paper Art Discussion Group

Just started a new group over on Facebook for paper artisans, you must be a member of Facebook to participate. But it's easy to sign up!

Quilling & Paper Art Discussion Group

This will be a place to ask questions, share projects... a sounding board for the art form will all love!

Hope to see you over there soon.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Custom Quilling August Kit

Here's the August kit including the Summer Fun pattern below.

The kit is packed with Jane Jenkins quilling strips, fun printed papers, mini frame, buttons, and loads more!

Here's a beautiful plaque Sue make using the kit:

Sonya make this fun paisley card

Both of these patterns will be available in the store soon!

Check out the August Custom Quilling Newsletter to see all the creative projects from Sue and Sonya.


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Friday, July 3, 2009

Custom Quilling July Kit & Online Class

This month the kit is all about hydrangeas and is stuffed with all sorts of goodies including Flower Soft!

The free online class is this card:

This month Sonya Appel joined Sue Custer on the Design Team and they come up with some outstanding projects!

To see all the awesome projects and articles click the link below:

Custom Quilling Newsletter

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Bit of Quilling History.....

Alumni Design Team member Paula Bauer brought this very interesting work of art to our attention.
To learn how you can own a piece of paper filigree history check out the June 2009 Custom Quilling Newsletter.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Have you seen Flower Soft yet?

The United Kingdom has always been at the forefront of paper art, the latest being Flower Soft.
If you have not checked this out yet make your way over to Custom Quilling and take a peek at the demo video:
Flower Soft
Such a simple item... it really looks like tiny colorful paper shavings, can be used in so many different applications.
The little pots come in a range of solid plus a blend like the one above. There is even an awesome starter kit with everything you need to get started...

There is a wide selection of toppers, verses, vases, and more that make the possibilities endless.
Best of all the marriage of Flower Soft with quilling and floral punch art is perfect!
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Friday, March 13, 2009

My Very First Quilling Project

Since I posted yesterday the story of the start of my quilling journey, I thought I'd share my very first project.

This is from the kit my mom had bought, Wedding Invitation Border by Barbara Maddox ­ ©1973 for Quill Art Inc.
Barbara was my first introduction to the world of quilling through her wonderful selection of kits.
Long before the ease of the internet I would spend hours on the phone both in New Jersey and Florida searching for stores that carried quilling supplies. Then if I was fortunate enough to find any, drive for miles to purchase them, finally out of desperation I resorted to mail order.

When the kits would arrive I pounced on them, lost for hours in bits of paper being twirled around the hat pin. These kits were my inspiration, giving me the ability to begin my own designs.
That very first hat pin from the wedding kit was with me up until just a few years ago when it disappeared along with the project I was working on during a demo I was giving. I was heart broken! To this day I still reach for a hat pin as my first tool of choice.

The frame was part of a set my dad gave me as a gift, it was not my taste but I have never had the heart to replace it. He worked with my mom in a frame shop as a hobby, he loved working with his hands. It was also where I worked part time for a period of time while in high school.

When I look at this first quilling attempt today, I see all the flaws... way too tight tension! But I also see what changed my life forever, a passion for quilling that has lasted all these years.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

What a difference a year makes!

This post is personal, although it does relate to quilling on some level. Many of you know that my mom suffered a major heart attack a year ago November, I posted about it here in Quilling, Children, and Christmas Reflections.

Since I have received inquires about her health I thought I'd update everyone.
This past weekend we celebrated her 83rd birthday! Here she is with my oldest son, I hope I look this good at her age!

Although Doug spent hours sitting by her side during her hospital stay, she has no memory of him or our youngest Drew being there. To her the last time she saw Doug was on her 80th birthday, so her present this year was a visit from both her grandsons... she was thrilled!

Mom has come a long way, she is back living in her home, we are fortunate to live only a few house away. Although is she is walking a little slower and no longer driving, her quality of life is so much more than we ever expected, almost as it was.

And how does this relate to quilling you ask?
When I was planning my wedding I was living in Florida but the ceremony was to be held in my home state of New Jersey. Arriving home for a planning session my mom hands me a cupcake tray filled with little bits of paper.

"OK, mom I know you love to bake but what the heck is this?"

Mom: "I saw this kit to make paper flowers around your invitation and frame it for a keepsake. I thought I'd make it for you, but I HATE doing this!"

Well, I took one look at those paper strips, fell in love, and as the say the rest is history!

This all happened back in 1975.... as much as I love to quill my mom has never touched another quilling strip again!

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Quilling, Stitching, and Anniversary

Wow there is so much going on at Custom Quilling this month... it's our Anniversary!

For all those fans of stitching, the next batch of the awesome Dazzle stickers just arrived at Custom Quilling this group includes hearts, dragonflies, and more that can be stitched!
How cool is that???

You can follow the pre-marked designs with thread or just use them as is... no matter how they are used they are stunning!

****Purchase any of the in stock Custom Quilling Monthly Kits and you will eligible to take the online tutorial for converting a regular frame into a shadowbox.
Here's this months kit.

Back in stock-
Flat back rhinestone, bone folders, 3D punch tool kit, micro scissors, grab & stab tool, and all the new quilling kits!

We are celebrating our anniversary!
As a thank you to all my wonderful customer/friends there will be a month long celebration.

  1. All paid orders this month will be entered in a WEEKLY drawing for a $10.00 CQ Gift Certificate.
  2. A one on one online class of the winners choice will be drawn randomly at the end of the month from all paid orders.
  3. All paid orders will be entered into a random drawing for a box fill with goodies.
  4. New customers will receive 5% discount on one order over $20.00 with the code WELCOME.
So stop on by and join the celebration!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free Husking Shamrock Card by Heidi Bishop

Here's a card by Heidi Bishop designed while she was a member of the Custom Quilling Design Team. She used a technique called husking, spreuer or wheatear, which just means wrapping strips around an onion holder!

To make this card you'll need:
4 ¼” x 5 ½” yellow cardstock for the card
Yellow cream decorative paper

A printed “Happy St Patrick’s Day
Spring green two tone quilling strips
White pearl paper
5 yellow crystals
Small flower punch
Onion holder

Make 3 dark green leaves: Make a seven looped leave around prongs 6, 5, 4, 3 using alternate side looping technique.
Make a dark green 3 looped stem around prongs 4 and 3 using alternate side looping technique.
Repeat for light green shamrock
Make 3, 4 looped leaves around prongs 2, 3, 4, and 5 using the wheatear technique.
Make 1, 3” trumpet coil for the stem
Punch and shape 5 white flowers and add crystals.
Attach text to decorative paper then to card stock.
Using picture as a guide, glue into place elements.

Hope you enjoy Heidi's card!

Copyright © 2007 Heidi Bishop
These written instruction, design, pattern, photographs, and projects are intended for personal use and are authorized for that purpose only.
This pattern may not be shared or reproduced by any means including, but not limited to, photocopying, electronic transmitting, email, or other means.
Any other use, especially commercial use is forbidden without written permission of the copyright holder.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Quilling Goodies

I've been having a blast with all the new items arriving over the past week!

How cute is this new cupcake template? I can imagine endless quilling possibilities, can't you?

A new line of stickers arrived including some very nice verses.

Two new kits perfect for beginners and only $2.50!

That's just a preview of some of the items that arrived to see them all click the link below...

New Items

All the links have been repaired, for some reason known only to Blogger the links got broken???

Keep on Quillin'


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Friday, February 6, 2009

New Tools For Quilling

Some new tools have arrived at Custom Quilling, hopefully this will make your quilling much easier!

First up is a spiral tool, this is flexible stainless steel spiral tool that is resistant to breaking enabling a longer length of spiral to be made.

Next, for all the fans of hand fringing.

The fringing clip will old your strip while you snip up to the metal. No more strips that have been snipped through!
To save time more than one strip can be cut at once.

Then next in the series of fingertip tools is the Tweezers, squeeze to open and let go to’s that easy!

That's it for today, lots more new inventory is on the way!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Three New Quilling Kits!

  1. The first is spiral roses which will have you making these beautiful roses in seconds!
  2. Second is a kit for quilt (yes, with a T) patterns, this sampler kit gives you endless uses from frames, scrapbooks, cards, and more.
  3. The last kit is an awesome kit for 32 chess pieces, what a wonderful gift this would make.

Stop by Custom Quilling to check them all out.
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quilling Monthly Kit & Newsletter

The Custom Quilling monthly kit for February is live!

Here's what is included with this month's kit:

  1. 100 - Pieces of 1/8" Green Shades from Quilled Creations
  2. 1 cube of green glimmer chalk (some maybe cracked but it will not effect the use of the chalk)
  3. 1 micro brush
  4. 1 length of funky fiber
  5. 1 length of gold ribbon
  6. 1 sheet of rainbow line stickers
  7. assorted theme buttons
  8. 1 sheets 8.5” x 11” bright green cardstock
  9. 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” medium green cardstock
  10. 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” dark green cardstock
  11. 1 sheets 8.5” x 11” green parchment cardstock
  12. 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” white cardstock
  13. 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” double color glorious green cardstock
  14. 1 sheet 6” x 6” green & white striped paper
  15. 1 swirl box
  16. 1 white 4.5" x 6" white aperture card with oval opening
  17. 1 white 5" x 7" card with envelope
  18. 1 green 4.25" x 5.5" card with envelope
  19. Pattern for the swirl box from Denise, which will be emailed and used in the online class.
****NEWS FLASH****
Starting this month the online quilling classes will be FREE with the purchase of the monthly kit!

Here's some more projects from the duo of Sue and Doreen...
To see more of their projects, tips, and articles check out the Custom Quilling Newsletter.

Due to popular demand Sue has written the pattern for her Poinsettia Tree Why not make one for every season by just changing the colors?
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