Quilling fun

Next weekend, I get to have a fun getaway with a couple of friends and scrapbook a little.  A few coworkers and I used to always go to Archivers a few nights a year to make Christmas cards, scrapbook, and have some fun.  Since Archivers closed, one friend decided to invite us all to a weekend of scrapbooking at her house with some giveaways and free Make & Takes like we’d have at Archivers.  🙂

So, I thought I’d do a Make & Take, too, but I had to have some fun & try out a few things I found on Pinterest.

If you’ve never done Quilling, it’s great!  To try to show you what I do, I’ve included a few pictures below.  I saw this beautiful tree on Pinterest, so I worked to make one similar.  (It’s almost impossible for me to make one exactly like someone else.  I don’t think I know all the secrets of Quilling yet.)

I started out by making 2 “S” scrolls, 2 “C” scrolls, & 3 “Y” scrolls.  I bet you can tell why they’re called that!  And I also made some loose “1/2 S” scrolls (on the right in the picture below).  I doubt that’s really what they’re called, but that’s the best way I have to explain them.


And then I put it all together by gluing them in place on a card.


Can you tell it’s a tree?  I hope so!  Lastly, I add some of my favorite embellishments, and ta-da!  How fun!


For my “Make & Take”, I made the following card, which is a lot more simple.  I even got to use a crimper.  It reminded me of crimping our hair as girls.  I wonder if Mom still has that hair crimper.


Hope you had fun reading up on my latest fun.  Love you, sisters!