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Monday, March 21, 2011


I am still thinking spring, even though it is SNOWING in Enfield, CT today. I like having a bunch of quilled cards ready whenever I need them; but if I run out, I need something I can put together in just a few minutes. Here are a couple of simple “spring” cards that only take a few minutes to make.

I started by using a leaf border punch along the bottom of the card, I glued a ¾” wide strip of green along the bottom of the inside of the card to accent the punched border. I made two dark yellow 2” sculptured rolls for the centers of the flowers. I then arranged six light yellow 3”shaped teardrops around one of the sculptured rolls (rounded side toward the center). To make the smaller daffodil, I put the sculptured roll on its side and glued four 3” shaped teardrops along the bottom of the sculptured roll (this time pointed side toward sculptured roll.)The leaves are wheat ears (I used 3 loops) and single strips of finger curved paper makes the stems. Quick and easy!

Even though daisies don’t bloom in Connecticut until June, they say “spring” to me. I used the Isabella multiple shaper punch for the back ground behind the daisies. I put a 6” strip of yellow paper through crimper and then rolled it to make a center for the larger daisy. I then arranged ten white 6” marquises around the center. For the center of the smaller daisy, I crimped and then rolled a 3” strip of yellow, squeezing it into an oval. I used four white 6" marquises for the smaller flower. I finger curved two green 1 ½” strips for the stems and then used two 4” open scrolls to put on either side of the stems. Happy Spring!


Anca said...

I like so much the way you did the daisies and the background used for them. And all the details about how you did everything and where you got the punchers. Just perfect. I also make quilling cards and prefer the fast ones because they are cheap for my clients.

chillin with Quillin said...

Very nice, and liked the way you explained the steps.

Antonella said...

Very pretty! Love those punches!

We had snow yesterday - it was crazy!

Hugs, antonella :-)

Teddie Seeley said...

I love daffodils, when I see these pushing up through the ground, I know spring is coming.
Thank you for sharing these lovely cards.

Molly Smith said...

Oh how pretty! I use a quilled yellow daffodil as an avatar on one of my etsy stores! Yours is perfect :) Sending sunshine your way. hugs, xo