Monday, May 17, 2010

I just couldn't wait for the new cuttlebug folders!

I've pre-ordered the rose and carnation quilling set for the cuttlebug. But I just couldn't wait, so I made these.

I used my Gypsy and made some variations. Going from top clockwise, I used rows 5, 6 and 2.  The main difference between row 2 and 3 is the width of the quilling band (I know almost nothing about quilling so I have no idea if that's the correct term).

It's very important that you use a thin paper for these to work. This is definitely a project that will not work with cardstock. You can download the file here. Because there is a lot of welding, it is a lot faster to cut if you delete the cuts you aren't working with. If you want to try them all just realize it's going to take about 10 minutes for the "cut" icon to appear on your gypsy after you hit the cut button.

The last tip I have is these are lot easier to make with a quilling pen (it has a little notch for the paper to fit into. I got one at Hobby Lobby for $3.99. I tried wrapping around skewers, pins, piercing pins, but it just slipped too much for me. Let me know what you make!  : )