Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Handicraft Idea - Paper Quilling

We were recently introduced at KEEPERS to this engrossing, antique handicraft. I had never heard of it before! Perhaps this will be new for you, too, although it has been around since at least Renaissance times. It's a great creative outlet, and also very inexpensive! All you need is a Paper Quilling tool (under $5 at Michael's), colored typing paper or recycled colored paper, and a paper trimmer to make 1/8" strips of paper.

The girls were taught the basic shapes, and then put them together with their own uniqe designs. We had some pattern ideas out, and they could use these for ideas or come up with their own. Each young lady made four cards.



This is a wonderful way to embellish cards and scrapbooks. It is fun and easy! Miss M has been having a ball with this handicraft, and made some beautiful cards along the way. You can Google "Paper Quilling," for more info, and here are some of the sites I found. Have fun crafting!

What is Quilling?

Basic Shapes

Easy Crafts

Directory of Quilling sites


Card Inspirations:
http://www.cardinspirations-usa.com/demo/quil1.htm
http://www.cardinspirations-usa.com/demo/quil2.htm

http://www.cardinspirations-usa.com/demo/quil3.htm



5 comments:

Tina said...

This is a neat craft. We learned about this when we did our colonial life study.

I loved the slide show and hearing about the groups happenings. :o)

~Tina

Anonymous said...

How nice that is . I've never heard of it . I've been planning on doing Keepers at Home with my girls . Are you part of a group or doing this on your own ?

Tracy
www.thereedfamily-blog.blogspot.com

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Hi Tracy,

KEEPERS is a lovely program. Yes, we meet with one other family. THere is so much helpful info at the KEEPERS website forum if you need ideas.

I highly recommend it!

: )
Tami

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Tina,

Girl, you are the craft queen. I am just a wanna be! Are you still thinking of doing KEEPERS?

: )
Tami

Tina said...

Tami,

Yes mam, I am. :o) A friend is interested and keeps asking me when we will start. But I just have a lot on my plate right now. Don't know if I want to head, or co-head, anything right now. I would love to join a group that someone else is doing though. :o) Oh I wish I lived closer to you my friend. :o)

I keep dreaming and look forward to reading your reports of your group. That way I feel a little connected, inspired, and encouraged.

Have a wonderful week!

~Tina