Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quilled Hearts ~ Valentine's Day Cards

These are easy and fun to create. Quilled hearts (two teardrop shapes glued side-by-side) and a little bit of twine. I like to use eccentric loose rolls before shaping the larger hearts.

The teardrops are 4, 6 and 8 inch strips.

 8 and 24 inch teardrops

4 inch teardrops

I used free fonts from DaFont website.

My quilled hearts website page.

Have a great day!
-Molly

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Color of the Year for 2013

I am very behind this year posting Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013. You may already know that it is Emerald:
I like it because it is a jewel color, I love the movie Wizard of Oz and it looks like a lucky color to me!

The previous colors of the year (if you are curious): HERE

Have a great day!
-Molly

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Tip

I have been using this daisy background graphic for about six months for all occasion cards. I make the daisies while watching TV or when I am in a mood to quill. I like to use the 1/16" English paper strips I buy from Whimsiquills .. the strips are actually more narrow than the American 1/16" paper.

I embellished this with several shades of brown chalk, set it with a fixative and glued it on the card. The center tight roll is slightly convex. I covered the quilled daisy with two layers of tissue paper and mailed in a regular envelope, no bubble packaging.


TIP: If you make up a stack of all occasion cards ahead of time and use quilled motifs on your cards, try using 1/16" paper strips and mail one to yourself, first, to test how it turns out in regular mail.

Have a great day!
-Molly

Monday, January 7, 2013

Calm ..

I'm not quite ready to jump back into the realm of things, mainly blogging, but wanted to say a belated Happy New Year to my readers ... and I hope your week has started out fantastical! 

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