Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Paper Quilling Greeting card

Material Needed:
Quilling tool
Quilling paper
Scrapbook paper


  • Take your piece of paper and gently put the end into the slot in the tool. Make sure that only the tiniest bit of paper protrudes through to the other side of the slot.
  • Then, holding the tool in your dominant hand and the paper between your other thumb and index finger, slowly turn the quilling tool so that the paper winds evenly around the tip. 
  • Use a toothpick with a tiny dot of tacky glue on the end to stick the end of the paper in place.

Quilling Shapes:

The teardrop

Pick up your coil and with the thumb and index finger pinch it together forming a shape with a point at one end and leaving the other end rounded. This is a useful shape for flower petals.

The petal

Taking your teardrop shape, gently press your pointed end to one side to curve it over.

The marquise or eye shape

Take another coil and this time hold it between the thumb and index fingers of both hands. Pinch tightly with both hands to form points at each end. The marquise is one of the most useful shapes in quilling.

The leaf

Make another marquise but this time after pinching the ends move them in opposite directions creating a twist in the shape.

The half moon or crescent

You will need your quilling tool again for this shape. Take one of your coils and push the handle of the tool into the circle, squeezing the two ends to form points.

The triangle

A slightly tricky one this time. Holding the circle between your index fingers of each hand, push the bottom of the circle up with your thumbs to create a triangle. Pinch the three corners to sharpen them up.

The tulip

Start by making the teardrop shape but before letting go of the pinched end push it back into the main part of the circle to form an indentation. Sharpen up the two outside points if required but they can be left rounded.

Bunny ear or shield

Similar in appearance to the crescent, this shape is made without using the quilling tool as a former. Holding the coil in one hand use the index finger on the other hand to push an indentation into the circle. Then pinch the two resulting points to sharpen up the shape and make the ears.

The arrow

First make a teardrop by pinching one end. Then, holding the pinched end, use your finger to push the other end towards your other hand forming an indentation. Pinch the points to sharpen up the shape.

The star

Make a marquise as before, then turn the shape 90 degrees and repeat, pinching two more points to make a star. Press hard at each point to sharpen up the shape.

The square

This one needs both thumbs and both index fingers! Hold the circle between all four digits and gently press into a square shape. Squeeze each corner to transform your circle into a square.

The holly leaf

A pair of pointed craft tweezers are useful when making this shape which is, of course, great for quilled Christmas cards.
Squeeze your circle together in the center using your tweezers. Using your fingers pinch one end and push it towards the center, repeat at other end to form a holly leaf shape.

Card Design:

To make teardrop petal,leaf,circle in the center of the flower, half moon for small petals as explained in the basic quilling shapes.

Arrange the flowers and leafs in the scrapbook paper and glue it.

Now you can get the quilling greeting card as shown in the picture.


Priya said...

Awesome post, Muhil ! just happened to check out your blog today.. gr8 !

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