Apr 13 2011

Use Quilling to Spruce up Ready Made Cards

Published by at 7:01 pm under Quilled Card

I enjoy making and giving quilled cards to friends and family, but sometimes I simply run out of time to make a card from scratch.  I end up giving a store-bought card, but feel a twinge of guilt because it seems so impersonal.  Sound familiar?

 

To help with this problem, I have begun looking at commercial cards in a different way.  I have found that by adding a little quilling, I can change a commercial card from ordinary to extraordinary.  And best of all, it only takes minutes to do.

 

For example, I found this colorful birthday card with candles printed across the bottom.  By adding quilled candles right over top of some of the printed ones, I added a layer of dimension and the crystals glued to the flames makes it pop even more.

quilled-candles-on-card 

The second card shows a cute little bear holding a bunch of balloons.  I glued some quilled balloons (tied with a black string, of course) over the existing ones.  It was so easy.

bear-with-quilled-balloons 

For those on a budget, this is a great way to dress up inexpensive boxed cards or thrift store finds.  And it’s a great way to use up bits and pieces of quilling paper left over from other projects.  Give it a try.  It just a few minutes, you can create a special card any recipient will love.

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4 Responses to “Use Quilling to Spruce up Ready Made Cards”

  1. annon 13 Apr 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Now that is a fantastic idea. Love it.

  2. Lisaon 21 Apr 2011 at 2:35 pm

    What a wonderfully creative use of quilling.
    Love it.

  3. Cindee Staceyon 22 May 2011 at 2:05 am

    Hi! Just found your blog and so far I’m lovin’ it! I just tried my hand at quilling and so far so good! I love this idea and would have never thought to do this! I look forward to following your blog!!

  4. Merryon 02 Jul 2011 at 9:41 am

    Now that is a wonderful idea.

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