Quilling is currently on trend and gaining in popularity. Elizabeth Moad is well known in the papercrafting world, and has created a range of beautiful quilled designs that are suitable for all occasions and life stages, from new baby cards to wedding gifts to sympathy cards. One reason that quilling is so popular is that you need very few items to get started. It is also easy to achieve very impressive results quickly and easily.
The book begins with a short history of quilling, a list of practical tips and a tools and materials section. There is a useful techniques section, with step-by-step photographs and instructions, which takes you through some very simple methods to get you started.
The projects section of the book contains 20 beautiful cards, gift boxes, framed pictures and gift tags, featuring ducks, roses, flowers, hearts, a bird house, a Christmas tree, owls, a garden shed and balloons. There are birthday cards, a Mother’s Day gift box, a sunflower get well gift bag, a framed wildflower picture, an owl pencil pot, a rose garland wedding card and a string-of-hearts engagement card with matching heart favors box. All the projects have alternatives such as a gift tag, a gift bag or place name cards.
Elizabeth’s understanding of color and her stylish designs combine to make this a very attractive and appealing book containing contemporary cards and gifts that anyone can turn their hand to.