Monday, May 26, 2014

Tutorial - How to make a Paper Rose with template

Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to share the tutorial on how to make a paper rose. It is very easy and the results are very very pretty. It is made using a 5 petal flower punch. But in case you do not have that punch with you I am also sharing the method to make a template for the same. With the help of this template you will be able to make these flowers again and again easily.

Please find below the tutorial for both the template and the making the rose:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Paper Bow - 1

Hi Everybody!

Many time it so happens that we are involved in a project and we realize that we do not have a ribbon to match the colors scheme of the project and we so so want to put a bow on it! What to do....?? Here is an easy way our...make a paper bow and use it on your project!!!
Below is the picture of one such card I made where i have used a paper bow, because i did not have a matching ribbon!

This is the easiest paper bow that can be made. below is the tutorial:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tutorial - Candy Favour Box

Hello Everybody!

Today I am going to share the tutorial on How to make Candy Boxes.
Continue reading below for tutorial:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quilling Tutorial 1 - Introduction

Hi Everyone,

I have been getting requests to post a tutorial on the basics of quilling and how to start if one is interested in learning. So, I jotted down in this post the introduction to quilling, which will help you to understand:
what is quilling?
Supplies Required
Basic shapes
Further in coming posts I will post certain basic and then advanced tutorials for quilling.

Let's Start!!!

Paper Quilling or Paper filigree is an art or craft form, where the artist creates intricate designs shaping and gluing strips of paper. This art requires a lot of time, patience and neatness; but gives amazing results! Quilling can be used to make variety of items like: Handmade cards, decorating different items (boxes, gifts, photo frames etc), pictures, handmade jewelry, three dimensional miniatures, etc.


1. Paper or Paper Strips -
Usually now a days Quilling paper strips are available on any craft or stationery store. These strips are available in various widths like 3mm, 1cm, 2cm etc (as shown in the photograph).

We should choose the width of the strips based on our project's requirement. For ex. for cards usually strips with lesser width are used for convenience. For Folded roses strips with wider width are preferred.

In case ready made paper strips are not available, you can make these strips using a double side colored paper and cutting it down into equal width strips like 2mm, 5mm, 1cm, 2cm as per your project requirement.

2. Quilling Tool
The Quilling tool is a tool with a metal tip having a slot at the top. This slot helps to hold the paper strip in place while rolling it.

3. Glue
Usually preferred is a wet glue, which give you some time before it dries to make any adjustments in case required.

If you are cutting your paper strips ruler is very important for correct measurements.
There is another scale/ruler available in market with different sizes of circles and shape in it. It is also a very useful tool for making similar size petals or any shape.


The picture below showcases the 15 basic shapes that a learner should start with. Using these you can make a lot of basic flowers, leaves and shapes.

This is it for this post. I will be back with more posts on quilling soon. If you want to know anything specific, do leave me a comment. I will be happy to answer. Till then,
Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tutorial - Making a Shadow Box/Frame

Hello Everybody!

Today I am going to share a tutorial on how to make this shadow box/ Frame using paper.
For the tutorial read below: