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defunctbuffalo
« on: May 07, 2005 11:55:28 PM »

So I've been lurking awhile and finally decided to register and post some things.  There are some beautiful things on here, but not too much quilling.  There are some cards and a few Christmas ornaments (I know, wrong season) I've made.  Hopefully the link works.  If not, let me know.  Please comment!

http://www.msnusers.com/quilledcards/shoebox.msnw

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005 12:05:34 AM »

The link works for me... And those look fantastic! I especially like the birds and I think the one with the image name filigree1 010 is my favorite. It's beautiful. Be sure to post more when you've made them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2005 12:09:42 AM »

Wow, they all look amazing. I think the one with the large bird is my favourite. it looks so complicated.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2005 12:25:06 AM »

Beautiful work!  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2005 10:05:18 AM »

Those are great! Welcome to Craftster.
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kellyfitz84
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2005 01:09:56 PM »

I love quilling, and have gone insaine looking at people's creations, thetre is amazing stuff out there!! And your flowers n potted plants, ahhh, too cute!
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JazzyBee
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2005 01:35:29 PM »

oooooohh...love those cardss....especialy h ones with the lower pots, the birds and the bigg bird...really cute..
any chance of a tutorial! would love to try it!
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Mary Bell
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2005 03:02:30 PM »

You have some awesome stuff - I am still flipping through it and so far my favorite is that little foot...

My mom had me quill cards when I was young and we just cut our own strips and used toothpicks to wrap the paper around. I've been toying with coming back to it and haven't -

could you give me specifics...what tools you use, paper supplies, books etc...I want to no if you are low tech or specialized and where you get your stuff!!

ah the birthday card with the butterflies (005) is awesome!!

the angel card (007) is cute...would be greatly appreciated by some...

ooh fishies!! you do some awesome work!!

Thanks!!
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defunctbuffalo
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 04:09:09 PM »

Thank you to everyone for your kind words!

The large bird is actually a pattern out of a book, although whenever I follow a pattern it kind of morphs.  But I was pleased with it.  I don't think any of the others were patterns.

As to a tutorial, I'll try and put something together.

I don't cut my own paper, because I can't get it thin and even, and you need the right weight of paper or it twirls funny.  AC Moore and some other craft stores occasionally have quilling paper, but online is your best bet.  E Bay often has good deals on big lots of paper.  I use a quilling tool (a long needle stuck in a wood handle), but it's not really necessary; you can basically do everything with your hands.  Mostly I use the tool to spread glue, and a toothpick works well for that.  Tweezers are handy for arranging the pieces on the cardstock.  Everything is done with Elmer's glue.

I've been playing around with the idea of selling these, maybe at a craft fair or something.  Do you think people would buy them?  They're time-intensive, so the price would have to be fairly high for a card.

Thanks again for looking and commenting!  I love craftster   Grin
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JazzyBee
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005 07:38:13 PM »

thanks for that lil tutorial....may i pm u i i have more questions?

I would defiitely buy those lovely cards...not sure how much..but thy could be worth a good prce...the amt of work that goes into making these is obvious...good job!

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