Oct 09 2009
Next week I am teaching my first basic quilling class with a Halloween theme. It will also be my first Mommy & Me class (mother & daughter pairs), so I am really looking forward to it. For each class, I provide my students with three original quilling patterns along with all of the materials necessary to complete three projects. After making the basic shapes for their take-home chart, we complete one of the projects in class. They can then keep quilling at home with the other two projects… and get hooked on quilling (I hope)!
I was looking around the web for inspiration and ran across a card that spelled “boo!” using a chipboard letter “b” and exclamation point “!”. For the letter “o” they used jack-o-lantern stickers. It was so cute and I knew it would be just perfect as one of the class projects since each pair could make the card together, with the Mommy quilling one of the pumpkins and the child quilling the other. I wanted to put a photo of the inspiration card on this blog, but it is on a major site and I honestly couldn’t figure out who to ask, so I am including the link here so you can click over and take a look.
I am very happy with how my quilled Halloween card turned out.
Being creative doesn’t have to be expensive. All of the supplies for this card came from my own stash, except for the ribbon that was on sale this week at Michaels. Use what you have to make quilled cards for each season. The lucky recipient will thank you for it.
Quilling Tip: The idea of using objects for letters is not new. An arching black cat would make a perfect “h” in Halloween. And a quilled witches broom could be the “l”, or used as an exclamation point. You could even quill the spider from the last post and use it for the “o” in “Boo!” instead of the pumpkins. Just make its body out of a larger loose coil and shorten the legs, making him more of an “o” shape.
If you have been inspired my card, please take a moment and leave a comment. I would enjoy hearing from you!