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Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial

Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial
Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial
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Follow this Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial and learn how to quill these beautiful florals to use for card making ideas, DIY place cards, or even on the top of favor boxes for a wedding. Any paper craft can be improved by adding a pretty paper flower and leaf quilled embellishment. Turn a simple homemade card into a stunning work of art by mastering how to make paper flowers with quilling tools. Get creative and practice with different shapes and sizes for the flowers and leaves you design and you'll find that you become a pro in no time.

A Note from Ann Martin, designer of this Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial:
My introduction to quilling came about in 2002 when a beautifully photographed article in Martha Stewart Living magazine caught my eye. On-edge flourishes and letters could be created just by rolling and shaping strips of paper... I had no idea! Determined to learn to quill, I immediately gave it a try with strips cut from sheets of computer paper and a cake tester wire from my kitchen drawer. Soon after, I purchased a kit for making gift cards and borrowed quilling books from the library to learn terminology and techniques. Helpful quillers I met via Yahoo groups gave me tips and answered questions.
I often find inspiration for new projects by looking to nature - flowers, leaves, birds, and butterflies are always popular quilling subjects. Actually, though, just about anything can be quilled. One of my favorite projects to date was a quilled ring of keys inspired by a key from an antique Victrola.
My interest in quilling led to many internet searches where I was introduced to a wide variety of paper crafts and paper art. I have always enjoyed writing and teaching, so started my blog, All Things Paper, in 2009 in order to feature these talented paper people, as well as share my own card making ideas, projects, and tutorials.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueQuilling

Type of Paper UsedQuilling Paper

Easy

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