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For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to make quilled cards.

Quilling is relatively easy, once you have the right tools.

It is, however, time-consuming. Especially when you get a little over zealous.

I’ve come to the realization that I’m a crafting masochist.  I always choose insanely detailed and time-consuming projects.

But they’re pretty. 🙂

First I got these beautiful quilling papers.  I was very disappointed to find out Michael’s no longer sells quilling supplies, but Archiver’s now has them.  And actually, these papers were better quality than the kind I had gotten before at Michael’s.

If you’re interested, there is a decent quilling tutorial here.

I decided to quill flowers for these cards.

First we have tulips:

Actually, the grass was the most difficult part of this card.  It was really hard to glue it onto the card and keep it straight.

I did lilacs on another card.

I wanted to give a realistic feel to the lilacs, so I wanted some color variation. I only had one color of purple paper, so I quilled purple with pink on some of the petals.

This one is meant to be a lily, but I’m not sure that’s completely obvious.

I kinda got carried away on this one.

I wanted it to include the stamens so characteristic of lilies, so I added a 3D element.

I’m not sure how this one survived the mail, though.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!

0 comments on Mother’s Day Cards

  1. I got the lilac one. It is lovely. Thanks Amber for the extra time and effort put into making homemade cards! 😀

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