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Tight Coils Quilled Heart

Updated February 22, 2019
Tight Coils Quilled Heart
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Create a gorgeous motif for a homemade Valentine's Day card or scrapbook layout with the Tight Coils Quilled Heart tutorial. This gorgeous tutorial is so creative and lovely. If you are a seasoned paper quiller and you're looking for new paper quilling designs, this is an excellent tutorial to view. Simply create the heart outline and fill the shape with beautiful quilled coils. Choose unique color combinations for a particularly striking motif. Your valentine is sure to adore this card when you give it to them this holiday.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedQuilling Paper

Easy

SeasonValentine's Day


DID YOU KNOW?

The idea of giving cards to express sentiments dates back to the ancient Chinese as well as the early Egyptians? These card making ideas originated in order to send messages of good will in the new year or greetings sent by a messenger. The ancient Egyptians would write messages on papyrus scrolls. Europeans got on board around the fifteenth century, with Germans using thin pieces of wood to express greetings. Though using papyrus and woodcuts aren't quite as popular in modern times, the idea is the same. We use greeting cards to send our thoughts for holidays, personal important events, sympathy, and "just because." Now we can make a card from scratch using paper, stamps, and embellishments. We can also simply press "print" and get free printable cards. Few things warm a heart more than receiving a thoughtful card in the mail. Sure, times have changed, but card making has been a part of human culture for longer than most of us realize.

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This is a different take on quilling than I've seen what with filling in a shape. I like the appearance it gives as well as the dimensionality! I can see technique of quilling being used with other shapes like balloons and maybe stars. I like the idea of being able to do some of this as lap work while I watch my favorite television show. Thanks for sharing!

What a way to add some texture to a Valentine's card. I like that you can make this as kid friendly as you want. You can also make them sophisticated to give out to friends and someone special if you like. I can think of a few people that would appreciate a card like this one.

I have never tried quilling, but admit that the projects are extremely pretty. I may have to try this new-to-me craft in order to create embellishments for my own paper projects. This tutorial makes quilling look like something that would be fun to try, not super expensive to try and would yield some nice decorative details to add to projects. The card depicted is pretty!

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