Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Quilled Eyeballs from Archives

This is an oldie for my new followers. I ran across these the other day and I am thinking about making them larger (really big) to send to the grandkids next week :-) I will definitely post a photo if I get this done. (Didn't get it done, sigh)


The original 2009 post with instructions for eyeballs and the tiny box is HERE .

Thanks for stopping by!
~Molly


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy October Festivals & Fun

Happy October!

If you are in the Fayetteville, AR area (home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks) or know anyone who is, please spread the word. There will be a big harvest festival this Saturday, Oct 4, and admission is free. My jewelry will be at the Suzy's Ozark Wreaths booth. Here is a sample of my jewelry ($5 & $10). 







I will be posting more about Suzy's wreaths, her website and Etsy store after the sale. These are the most gorgeous wreaths I have ever seen. I proudly own two!








Suzy also makes  beautiful table centerpieces. 



For more information about the fall festival on October 4, visit their




Have a fabulous October, y'all!
-Molly


Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

From the archives:

I don't make many cards but this is a favorite autumn card. I used paper from The Autumn Splendor Stack (DCWV). The piece leftover after trimming, fit perfectly as the envelope lining. I used spiced marmalade Distress Ink to cover the core white edges of the card and layer pieces. The message piece is raised.


Both papers have a gold foil print on them.


I also used quilled sticker leaves from my Provo Craft Stand Out line (no longer available). I have project ideas for those exact quilled leaf motifs, 8 different shapes & colors and basic instructions how to make the quilled leaves.


Have a great week :)
-Molly


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quilled Hats

Happy September!

I am going through boxes and throwing away a lot of things I no longer need. It is so, so difficult. I came across this hat. I sold a ton of these for framing on eBay in 2002 to The Red Hat Society ladies. I realized that I am that age now :o) 


The hat is 2" x 4.5" and made with two crimped loose circles. The bow is 3/16" feather-edged ribbon. The purple paper is faded a bit. Here is a link to my Easy Quilled Hat with specs and instructions.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Molly


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thought for Tuesday


This is not a finished project, only something I am playing around with until I get it right. Thanks to Paula Hogue's encouragement, I learned the "beehive" technique and was able to quickly fill in the rows and black areas. The crown is 7.5" x 6". The lighting was awful when I took the photograph, but you get the idea :o) 

Have a great week!
-Molly



Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Items - Quilling Supply Plus

Quilling Supply Plus has so many unique items for quilling and paper crafting. These animal magnet kits made with corrugated paper strips look so fun -- and everything is included in the kit; no tools needed. There are SIX different kits and more! 

Click the link under the photo to go to the New Items page. I love the 3D Star Kits, too! These prices are unbeatable and they ship Internationally!


Everyone have a fabulous first week of August :o)
Thanks for stopping by.
-Molly xo



Friday, July 25, 2014

Easy Small Container or Gift Box


Holly @ Ribbons and Glue blog has an excellent tutorial for how these boxes are made, using only one 12"x12" sheet of card stock. I also used two sided card stock and these really are easy to make. 




First, this big plastic container of clips sits out getting dusty. I move it around so often that I never can find it when I need a clip. I used these three boxes for storage.




Now they have a place in a drawer. I clipped one on each box so I will know the sizes inside. (Not my best photo.)




You can see where this box has extra pieces glued to the inside-bottom for more support (see tips below). 




I bought this delicious tea (from Sri Lanka) at the Dollar Tree -- I drink and love it!  



The three packaged flavors fit perfectly inside and this is a very lightweight gift to mail to my crafty sister-in-law in Chicago.  




I left the flap outside of the box and used cotton cord, fraying the loose ends. Lori of ItsLorraine on Etsy made me a dozen beautiful assorted flowers as a gift -- and this one I am using is perfect. The finished box is 6" wide, 2.5" deep and 3" tall.



Tips:

The two pieces trimmed off, when cutting and folding the scored lines, are the exact size to glue inside the boxes. Adhering to opposite sides or the bottom, gives a little extra strength to the box.   

Fold the top flap the opposite way and back if you find it doesn't want to stay inside the finished box.

I made these using a 6" score board. I score and turn the paper over to finish. I can't remember the last time I used my larger board. You can also use a ruler and stylus or embossing tool to score.


Thanks for dropping by!
Have a fantastic weekend :)
-Molly xo




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