Stop & Smell the Paper Roses! :)


Happy Monday!    Hope you all had a great weekend.    Isn’t that the most perfect sentiment???   It’s designed by the awesome Ann Vento and available from Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps.   (All of Ann’s Word Art sentiments are on sale right now too!!) 

Quite awhile ago I ordered one of the new Cuttlebug Quilling Kits.  I’ve always loved the look of quilled items, but knew they were pretty labor intensive;   So, seeing these kits and watching the video tutorials, I thought hmmm… I could do that!   

 The one drawback was that it is recommended that you also purchase the new larger/longer plates to use with the kits.   That’s quite an investment, so I decided to wait on it.   

Well, I finally couldn’t take it anymore and HAD to try the Daisy Quilling Kit with my regular standard CB plates.   In my opinion, it worked!    I’ve included a few photos to show you how I made these flowers WITHOUT the larger plates . . .



  • This is what is included with each kit:   A sample flower, a handy-dandy quilling tool, four cutting dies, instructions and green covered wires.   It’s really helpful to have the sample flower!



  • Here’s a closeup shot of the cutting dies from the Daisy Quilling Kit.   I love all the detail on the leaves, which can be added to other flowers too . . .



  • This is also an AWESOME way to use some of those scraps of paper and cardstock that we all seem to have!   Cut your strips one inch wide and at least 7.5 inches long.   (the length of the standard CB plates)     I’ve used several different lengths here.



  • And this is what you end up with after you run the strips and dies through your Cuttlebug using the standard plates:  more than enough leaves for one flower, also more than enough strips for your flower center, two middle flower strips and one outter flower petals strip.



  • I have not included a tutorial on the actual quilling technique, as there are several detailed videos available . . .  here are a few that I found to be really helpful:   (this artist used thin metal with these dies to make an amazing flower, colored with alcohol ink!)  

Here’s the flower that I quilled with only some of the above strips of cut paper.   For this flower, I’ve used one inner strip, one middle strip and one outter petals strip.   I think it’s okay without the longer plates, although I’m sure if you do have and use the longer plates , your flowers will just be a little fuller.



Hope this was helpful.    Thanks for visiting today!



Supplies Used: