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!


Anonymous 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 Mairs - Serenity You said...

wow these are great carla xxx

thanks for sharing on serenity saturday link party

Michelle Day 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.