Sep 09 2012
A dear friend of mine, Sharon, recently had a birthday and I wanted to craft her a quilling card to celebrate the occasion.
I have a very hard time using border punches and when I saw this lovely strip on the program of a wedding I attended recently, I couldn’t toss it out. I carefully removed it from the program and saved it to recycle into a future quilling project.
While creating this card, I tried various ribbons, but just wasn’t happy with the look — then I remembered the punched paper strip. I think it adds a wonderful lacey accent. It doesn’t show in the photo, but I edged the white scalloped circle with silver metallic ink. The pearl flower center and blue gems add a touch of bling to an otherwise simple card — perfect for my special crafting friend.
Take a creative look at cards, programs, and packaging before you toss them out. You may be throwing away free crafting materials that can add color, texture, and interest to your quilling projects.