Jan 13 2013

Upcycled Quilling Card

Published by at 7:21 pm under Quilled Card,quilling

Looking for quilling inspiration?  Why not upcycle old gift enclosure cards into new cards for friends and family?

upcycled quilling gift card

Last fall I spent a lovely day with my friend stopping at yard sales and thrift stores.  At one very unique shop in downtown Villa Rica, GA, I spied a shoebox of old, unused gift enclosure cards.  I picked out several for only a dime a piece.  What a deal!

upcycled gift cards

I love making quilling cards, but don’t make enough of the same ones to justify spending a lot of money on specialty stamps and supplies.  When I saw these wonderful little gift cards, I had the idea of using the colorful fronts as the sentiment part of a card.

upcycled quilling card

The enclosure card was the inspiration for the colors and the actual quilling design which is a repeat of the whimsical leaf and berry doodle.


I love how this card turned out!  Not only did I save an old card from the trash, but I have a new quilling card ready for the next special occasion.


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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Upcycled Quilling Card”

  1. antonellaon 14 Jan 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Love the colors!! It really brightened my day!! What a great deal 🙂
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  2. Poojaon 14 Jan 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Simple and sweet card .I liked the colors too.

  3. Jennifer Littlefieldon 15 Jan 2013 at 5:07 pm

    The colors are wonderful. What a great idea.

  4. LisaMon 15 Jan 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Love how you continued the design. What fun and bright colors. Wonderful idea. Thanks

  5. Lucía Sinningon 29 Jan 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I love it! Colors and design are wonderful!
    Hugs from Spain!

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