Susan's Saga

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiny Paper Daisies

I just could not resist quilling some more little paper daisies tonight. I m planning to use them to make Mother's Day Cards for the Troops. It will be nice to have a little stash of them like this when I am making my cards with the church ladies. I think they will go well with the little hearts we are also planning to make. Hearts and flowers for Mother's Day. It seems so right!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shutter Fold Card





Special friends celebrated their 10th anniversary this month and I wanted to make them a memorable card. This one seemed to hit the spot! It's a Shutter Fold card and there are many examples of how to make this on the Internet. Maybe I'll put a tutorial up on PaperCraftCentral anyway one day. It isn't a hard card to make in spite of how it may look to someone who hasn't made one before.

The supplies are all from Stampin' Up!
So Saffron card base
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Poppy Parade cardstock
Real Red ribbon
Stampin' Write markers in Poppy Parade and Bashful Blue
Every Moment Stamp Set
Poppy Parade and Bashful Blue ink
Scallop Oval, Oval and heart shaped paper shapers
Non-SU! letter stickers

PS: There is a tutorial for the Quilled Daisy on PaperCraftCentral.com 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy New Year! I really hope you are all having a good start to 2012. I had a wonderful time on a cruise ship and spent my New Year there. If you haven't been on a cruise, it was a lot of fun. Did you know they even have craft classes on cruises?? Ours was taken by the Entertainment crew, who also doubled as singers, dancers, musicians and actors other times. Talk about laugh! I focused on learning some more about quilling but we had the chance to learn some basic beading too. I plan to use my quilling skills a bit more often now. Next time I go on a cruise I will take my own paper scissors and glue, but really they did supply all the necessary items to do quilling. I just prefer my own scissors and glue! Lol! And then I could have kept going with projects in my cabin once the lessons were over, though I may not have as there was so much else to do and experience on the cruise.

The port hole in our cabin was a constant source of delight. It showed us when we were coming into ports, what the weather was like, the stars by night, oh it was lovely being able to just hop out of bed at night and watch the ocean rolling by. It was also a convenient platform for taking pictures of my quilled pieces!!

See how there is a good sized ledge available? I laid my crafty pieces out on this ledge and relied on the light from the sky and sea to illuminate them. How romantic! Sigh!
 Here's a double frilled flower I learned how to make. I must make a tutorial for you on PaperCraftCentral.com one day soon. They are easy to make with scraps of scrapbooking paper or thin cardstock.
 These quilled roses and leaves were easy to make as well. I placed them on the very end of a bookmark so I will always have a memory of the cruise whenever I use it.

I made a couple of cards too, I experimented with using different heights for the quilled elements here. With more time I would have filled up the entire heart! Lol!

 Again, Happy New Year and may you learn some new crafty techniques in 2012.