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Friday, December 17, 2010

Embellish Me with Quilling BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome to the "Embellish Me with Quilling" Blog Hop!!!


If you have arrived here from the Super Talented Trish then you are on the right track. If you have stumbled upon this hop out of order you can visit the Amazing Momo to start at the beginning. Remember to visit all of the ladies on the hop so you can see all the wonderful Quilled projects and take part in this exciting unique blog hop with us!

I am Quiller though I don't quill for every card. It is a hobby I enjoy and find relaxing and challenging. I love to quill while watching television and I especially love the look of quilled accents. It is also really easy, anyone could do it!

So...for my project I decided to make a card for my co-worker who is retiring. We have worked together for 40 hours a week for 8 full years and it is going to be sad to see her move on, but I am very happy for her. So I wanted to make her a unique hand made card to give her before she goes. Here is the first picture:



I made a 5.5x5.5 gate fold card. I found this pretty printed paper at AC Moore and it is thick like card stock. I just loved the print on it and the blend of colors wasn't anything I would normally pair together but it was so pretty. I also needed to make a hand made envelope to complete the package. I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and made it using the directions for the 6" square. I adhered some of my patterned paper to the back flap to make it pretty. I also added some papers on the front and used some acrylic stamps to stamp her name. I love how this turned out.



Another thing I love about quilling is the dimension it gives. Also it is super cheap to do. Just a few strips of paper and some Elmer's Craft Bond Glue and a slotted tool and off you go! I made this pretty quilled flower for the front of her card and then added some pink gems in between each petal for an added accent. I glued the yellow flower center on top of the petals and added a pink gem to that too! I think she is going to love this!



For the inside of the card I wanted it to have all the same pretty papers. I created a pocket that I could put some papers in to write her note. This way I can write a lot if I want to. I cut 4 sheets to slide into the pocket, alternating with the pink and the yellow. I liked this idea because if she wants to show the card to others, and doesn't want them to read the message I write, she can just take the sheets out. It also is just something different. I put my sentiment inside, because there wasn't a good place to put it outside. I am definitely going to miss her but I am happy for her. She has worked for nearly 47 years at the same organization. I think she deserves it! And you really can't ask for anything nicer in a card than something made with love just for you!

So...how about some: BLOG CANDY NOW!!!

For my giveaway I am offering a set of 4 Quilled Cards that I made using all the same papers as my project for the hop! How awesome is that!!! I used the same design for all of the cards but I changed the sentiment using the new Scrappy Moms Stamps "Simple Sentiments" which are awesome. So you have 4 cards to use for those you love for all different reasons!







To qualify for a chance to win these cards I just ask that you be a follower of my website and also leave me a comment on this post only and tell me how you enjoyed my project and if you currently enjoy quilling yourself or if you think you will try quilling after experiencing this hop.

Make sure you leave me an email address to contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be drawn at random on Monday night!!!

Thank you so very much for hopping by and sharing in this unique event with all of us! If you haven't ever been to my blog before I do hope you will stay and be a follower. I post several times a week, sometimes more than once a day and I try to offer much inspiration to you all!

Your next stop on the blog is the Super Famous Emma!!! Have fun on the rest of your hop!

60 comments:

Kitty said...

Wow this looks so pretty! I'm definately going to have to give quilling a try now.
Kitty
casandra.styles@gmail.com

Elaine said...

Your card is wonderful. I did some quilling as a child in school for an art project. But have not done it since. I really do love it, though.
Thanks for sharing.

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Debc06 said...

Wow I am making so many new friends and learning so much. Thanks for the great idea's. from your newest follower. debc

Glora said...

Cute cards! I love the flowers.

Patti B said...

I have dabbled in quilling and like it. I have following you for sometime now and enjoy this card and many of your others.

craftaholic said...

I have to say that I have always wanted to do that kind of card, and I do quilling a little bit but I do enjoy it and it really is not that hard to do! TFS!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Anna said...

Awesome cards!!! Super nice. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm definately going to have to give quilling a try..I'm already a follower and LOVE your card
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Janice W. said...

Your cards are so pretty! I have done some quilling, probably about 35 years ago. I have been wanting to try it again, maybe someday soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Philippa said...

Great cards, Christina! I'm a quiller too, and it's always inspiring to see other quillers' work.

http://quilliance.blogspot.com

Lauren B. said...

These all turned out so cute! I've always wanted to try quilling, but it seemed a bit intimidating. I may have to give it a try now! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kim said...

Great Card your Co-Worker is just gonna Love it:)

Debbie said...

wow your card is beautiful I always love to visit here I would love to win these cards so pretty thanks for sharing and its nice to be in the hop with you Debbie

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful card! I have a quilling starter kit, but am afraid to try it! This hop has inspired me to get it out today! Thanks for sharing!

2Bis2DO said...

Very pretty cards.
olsond_d@digis.net

sleeplesswonder said...

Very nice cards, they turned out great. I love quilling, and this hop has give me a lot of inspration.

MariLynn said...

Love the gate fold on your card. I also really like how well you quilled flower coordinates with your designer paper. Awesome job! I am sure you co-worker will cherish this card.

Cathie w said...

your cards are so sweet and great "candy" love something handmade


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Miria said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jessica said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty - Oh as I am going through each hop I am so wanting to quill. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Scrappy Mel said...

So pretty! I love the colors and paper you used. :)

The quilling pieces are so awesome too!

Tanya said...

Oh I love your card! This hop is really inspiring me to try quilling!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

following:)

Lila said...

Your cards are awesome... I so want to learn how to do this. TFS

Creative Quilled Creations by Jennifer said...

Christina you cards are wonderful. I love the colors on your co-worker's card. I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for being in the quilling blog hop.

Jennifer
Creative Quilled Creations

Jeanine said...

very cute
scrappinchic12@gmail.com

Melissa said...

What gorgeous work! I'm so happy to be finding more quilling blogs to follow on this hop!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Manasa said...

Very simple and elegant cards...! I am a quiller myself

shanna13 said...

Your card is beautiful! I saw quilling done on DIY and sat and did it with their instructions. I'm ok at it but would love to do more intricate projects. TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Tami B. said...

These are soooo pretty. I have got to try quilling!

Mrs.Debbie said...

What a pretty Card

TFS Hugs Debbie

Reneeleeak said...

I really like your cards, they are so delicate looking. I've never tried quilling yet, but after seeing all the beautiful projects, I'm definately going to look into it. Thanks for sharing! (I'm a new follower now)
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the card set. I just became a follower.

SimpleScrappin said...

the card set is adorable!!! love your color choices! TFS!

Heather said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! I have never quilled but I love the work that I have seen so far!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy's Creations said...

These cards are so cute.

CyndiU said...

Great cards. This hop is tempting me to try quilling. Just may try it after the holidays. TFS your wonderful skills.
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are So pretty!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @hotmail.com

pattyk said...

Beautiful card --great colors- thanks -millierose651@aol.com

My Crafting Time said...

I'm a new follower. I have never quilled but the blog has opened my eyes to this crafting. I would love to give it a try. Your cards are so beautiful and elegant.Thanks for the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

ctimzthree said...

beautiful!!!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom

Cindylu2u said...

Your card is fabulous, your co-worker is going to flip!! I am wanting to learn to quill, that is why I am doing the hop and it is definitely inspiring me to learn!! Thanks and Happy Holidays
Cindy
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I love your design. I am going to start quilling.

I just became one of your followers via email. I look forward to seeing your new creations.

Marjorie from TX

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Nana Jo said...

I think I will try quilling after seeing all the great work. I am a new follower.
mmlmn@polarcomm.com

debpaint16 said...

I love your card, especially the flower, it is so very pretty!! How nice to offer the beautiful cards you made, anyone would be so impressed to receive one of these cards!! I have not tried quilling, but would like to try, maybe after the holiday madness subsides!! TFS & Merry Christmas!!1

debpaint16@aol.com

littleeifwife said...

Very pretty card..you are obviously talented in the art of quilling...lucky coworker!!

cowbelleru said...

Your cards are so special. Anyone would be happy to receive one of these. TFS!

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

quilt4fun2 said...

Very nicely done. Your quilling is beautiful. Thank You for being in the hop and sharing.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Yuenie said...

The colours you used on the card are so vibrant and really catch one's attention. I'm completely addicted to quilling, I just started around a month and a half ago. My current favourite is quilling christmas presents. You can see some of my past projects at http://yueniesfancies.blogspot.com =)

I'd love to be able to win your cards!
yueniesfancies@gmail.com

Lesley from WI said...

Beautiful cards. I have never quilled before but would love to try it.

VICTORIA said...

I love your card its so pretty.

Karen said...

Hey Christina, I am already a follower, and I am so glad there are people like you keeping this craft alive, Karen

Jessica said...

I love the quilled pieces! I'm teachig myself, I'll need lots of
of practice! TFS

Cricut Matriarch said...

Beautiful! Love quilling but am still a rookie!
Thank you for sharing.

Dawn, RI said...

Your card is just so specil. I like how you managed to make the colors work together. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

mississchic said...

I'm a follower. I'm not a quillier but it looks fun. I would like to try. Doesn't look too difficult. mississchic@ yahoo dotcom

Juicy Creations said...

wow very nice.. im a new follower.. I haven't tried quillier but it looks like fun..
TFS
theresa
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful job on your card and I love the colors...shows off the quilling. Thank You for being in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Shari said...

What great blog candy. I have never quilled but it has intriqued me, I thought it would be more difficult, but after this blog hop and watching a video, I am going to have to try quilling. Thanks for Sharing . . .
syoung6987@aol.com

Jennifer said...

Christina,

I love your co-worker's retirement card (& envelope!)!!! :) And what thoughtful blog candy! I would love to win your beautiful cards!

I definitely plan to try quilling after seeing all the beautiful creations on this fun blog hop! (and I like the thought of doing it in front of the tv)

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

My Quilling Nest said...

Hi Christina,
Just wanted to thank you once again for being part of this Blog Hop. Your Quilled cards are amazing. Congratulations to the winner of these creations. Thank you again.
Hugs,
Linda K.

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