Sep 09 2012

Birthday Card with Quilled Flower Accent

Published by at 2:01 pm under Quilled Card,Quilling Tips

A dear friend of mine, Sharon, recently had a birthday and I wanted to craft her a quilling card to celebrate the occasion.

quilled birthday card
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.

 

Crafting Tip

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.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Birthday Card with Quilled Flower Accent”

  1. Lisa Mon 18 Sep 2012 at 3:58 pm

    What a great card. I really like it.
    🙂

  2. Gail Freedon 15 Oct 2012 at 4:48 am

    Love the card, the bordered wrap worked great.

  3. Connie Bon 09 Feb 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I have just recently started quilling and am anxious to begin doing cards, however, what type envelope do you use to mail these fragile cards?

  4. Charlotteon 10 Feb 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hello, Connie,

    If you are going to mail your quilled cards (and not hand deliver them to the lucky recipients), you will want to keep the quilling toward the center of the card and use a padded envelope or small box envelope made specifically for mailing cards with dimensional embellishments.

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