Jul 01 2011

Recycled Ribbon Spool Quilling Card

Published by at 6:00 pm under Quilled Card,quilling

quilledribbonspoolcardHere is a delightful card that uses an empty ribbon spool as the card base.  A message strip is attached to the core, wound around the spool, and secured with a piece of ribbon tied into a bow.  The lucky recipient then unties the bow to unroll the greetings.  I guarantee that this card will be a keeper!  Since I wanted larger flowers, I used strips of scrapbook paper cut to various widths and hand fringed them.



Since I firmly believe in giving credit where it is due, I must mention that I ran across this clever idea by Alison Eads in the paper crafting book, Retro Mania, published by North Light Books.  The quilling design that decorates this card, however, is all mine.

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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Recycled Ribbon Spool Quilling Card”

  1. annon 01 Jul 2011 at 10:36 pm

    that is the most unique and clever card I have ever seen. It’s so pretty too

  2. Merryon 02 Jul 2011 at 9:40 am

    Wow…I really love this idea and you have decorated this amazing card beautifully.

  3. Happy Quillingon 02 Jul 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Super great idea! So neat and so bright! Plus, you get to reuse the ribbon spools. I think it would look great even with a wider spool, for a longer/bigger written message…

  4. Paulaon 04 Jul 2011 at 2:17 pm

    what a neat idea, love it!!!!!!!!

  5. Lisaon 09 Jul 2011 at 12:03 am

    What a great project. One I will surely have to case.
    Thanks so much.


  6. Cora Azucenaon 16 Jul 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I guess I have to start collecting spools so I can try this one of a kind card. I am sure my friends will be amazed by this unique idea. Thank you for sharing

  7. Helenon 16 Jul 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I love this idea! Can’t wait to try it. I have begun a new Yahoo Group to showcase Recycled Materials Art: Any who do art work with recycled materials are welcome to join it, to post your own artwork. So far only mine is posted. Would you like to put this photo there, Charlotte? Any are welcome to post your website, also. Helen

  8. sue custeron 20 Jul 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I love your card! I have been saving the spools but with ornament in mind; love the card idea much better!

    Your design and quilling is beautiful…thanks for sharing!


  9. Nikitaon 21 Oct 2013 at 7:02 pm

    wow..!! Awesome idea .Loved it 🙂


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