Apr 13 2011
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.
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.
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.