Friday, June 8, 2012

Cuttlebug Quilling Kit Arrives

I couldn't wait for my package from Jo-Ann's to arrive. They had a really nice sale and I couldn't pass up the free shipping. One of the items in the box was the Cuttlebug Quilling Kit to make a daisy.

Ever since, I got the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge and began using a quilling tool for the spiral cuts, I've been intrigued by the quilling techniques and looked for further applications in the things I enjoy creating.

The Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit comes with a very nice quilling pen, 4 cutting dies, 10 floral wires and a premade daisy example.

One drawback is that it is recommended that you also purchase the new larger/longer plates  to use with the kits. That’s quite an investment, but I finally couldn’t take it anymore and HAD to try the kit with my regular plates. In my opinion, it worked!

Using the sample flower as my guide, I picked cardstock and cut them the size to work with the dies provided.

Although the 4 long rectangular dies are longer than the original Cuttlebug plates, they do work when they are placed on a diagonal. I used 1 A plate, 1 C plate and 1 B plate in that order from bottom up.

I placed the piece of cardstock on top of the correct die. The illustration is faced down onto the C plate and the B plate covers the sandwich. After cutting each of the parts (2 for each of the 2 petal dies, I glued the beginning of the strip in a staggered formation each of the 2 petal strips together.

Now, I used the quilling pen and inserted the center strip into the gap in the pen and turned the pen. I kept the double strips together as I wrapped them. Next I add the smaller petal strip and then the larger petal, all in the same fashion.  After gluing the end and pulling out the pen, I tapped the flower down on the table and spread the petals down and finally finished by gluing the leaves from the back. You can add the stems to make it a standing flower or not. These will certainly work well with any floral project you can create. These flowers can be made in realistic colors or in a fanciful array of prints.

There is a learning curve with these kits and I have gotten better as I have had some practice.

 Here is a tutorial on the actual quilling technique, that I found to be really helpful:

Enjoy, I can't wait to try out the other goodies in the box!


Chris said...

Hi Carla, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

thefrugalcrafter said...

stunning Carla! I saw so many quilled flower dies at the stamp show this weekend but I like the kit you got a lot more...too bad a I boycot provocraft products:)

Christine said...

Way to go Carla!!! I've never did any quilling before! I must try it!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Natasha SerenityYou said...

wow these are great carla xxx

thanks for sharing on serenity saturday link party

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

These turned out beautiful! I haven't tried quilling yet but I'm going to. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.