Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quilled Fall Leaves

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.  ~ Stanley Horowitz

Here are various shapes and colors of quilled fall leaves, along with a list of project ideas. Making just one colorful quilled leaf, and placing it on a little note card or tag, will do the trick for an occasion.

And here are the basic instructions for the different shapes. And a few samples:

Bag or Bottle Label and Tag

Tote Bag Tag

Instructions for the tote bag can be found HERE.


Friday, September 17, 2010

White on Black Quilled Bookmark

This is my bookmark for Challenge 1 at Take a Quill Pill. I used 1/4" (0.6 cm) wide strips and the tightrolls are 2" (5.1 cm). Using mainly tightrolls is the rule. This was fun; thanks Priyadarshini Deshpande for hosting the challenge.

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Cheers from Texas!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thank You Card Backwards

I used the front of a matching card to punch a retro flower for the back of the card that I made as the front. I used a 2" Whale of a Punch, burnished the backside to make a puffy flower and brushed on one coat of Beacon's Plastic Laminate. I added a tiny metal brad through the label before adhering it to the card. Don't like seeing those brad tails on the inside of a card.


Making puffy paper flowers. (Go to the middle of the page.)

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Easy Peasy Purse

These little girl purses were so easy to embellish. I ironed on heart appliques and sewed on bright buttons, using white seed beads. I bought the blank denim purse at Walmart for $2 something. It has a heavy zipper across the top with a nicely made white cotton pouch. Easiness!

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Thanks for looking!