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Husking with Mary
This month’s assignment for the DT was to
design projects using the new pearl papers from
our sponsor Lake City Crafts con’t on pg2
Inquiring Quillers want to know ...
We have been getting a few questions for the DT, so
thought it was time for a new feature ... Inquiring Quillers.
Send in your questions we will try our best to help.
Stella inquires:
When I am ready to glue my quills onto the back ground (cards
etc.) where am I supposed to place the glue. Do I completely
put glue on the whole underside of each quill? or Do I dot glue
here and there on the underside of the quills. I have read that
we are not to glue the quills to each other. We are to push
them together or place them next to each other and only glue
them down to the background but not to each other. I have just
started to quill about a month now and have made dozens of
cards. I have been dotting glue on the underside and I need to
know if this is the wrong thing to do. I will continue again
making my cards when I get info on gluing. I figured that if I do
my designs first onto wax paper the quills need to be glued to
one another. This I just guessed and not what I read. I surely
would appreciate help in areas of gluing. con’t on pg4
November 2005
How the Elizabeth's Creations
Husking Boards began!
I had been quilling a little over a year when I became
fascinated by the whole idea of husking ~ that was in
1998. I husked ~ the traditional way ~ with straight
pins, graph paper, and a cork board. But as I continued to work I became increasingly frustrated because
I couldn't maintain the same size or shape. So the idea
of placing pins in a piece of wood with pre-drilled
holes seemed logical. Then the fun began ~ so many
ideas for shapes and sizes! There are seven boards so
far and believe me ~ I'm not done yet!
Since I have become a strictly wholesale business, I
am finally finding more time to do what I love ~ designing more tools, developing tips and techniques,
and writing more Instructions Only, my design packets. I've a million ideas and wish there were more
hours in a day! If you ever have any questions, don't
hesitate to ask
New Items
Custom Quilling has been busy getting ready for
the up coming Holiday season, new items are
constantly arriving along with original patterns,
perfect for the gift giving season!
An easy way to drop a few hints to friends and
family is to use the “Wish List” feature at the
Store. Just make up a list then email, no excuses
for not getting what you really want!
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Inside this issue:
DT continued
Original Patterns
New Items continued
Online Classes
Husking Patterns
Color Wheel
Free Pattern
Meet ...
Inquiring Quillers con’t pg4
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Design Team
con’t from pg1
Featuring the new pearlized papers from our sponsor Lake City Crafts
This showcases the use
of the colors
for a Hanukkah card,
shows the
versatility of
the papers not just for
The snowflake is made with varying shades of the blue and white
pearl papers, a printed background over the sky blue pearl
for the card base then Mulberry I
also used pearl sequins with silver
beads in the centers for accent.
This little triangular party
favor box and gift tag are
made from cardstock. The
quilled snowflake in Lake
City pearl white mimics
the stamped design.
This square frame measures 11" x 11" and its
brown and gold textured finish blends with the
tones of gold, fawn, and tarnished copper of
the Lake City pearlized papers. The flower
petals are made with crimped strip wheatears.
Gold Trim 1/8 paper was used for the beads in
the flower centers. I intended double scrolls
as an accent, but the paper holds its curl so
well, the Yin Yang circles popped into shape
and I decided to keep them as a different look.
I made this using LCC pearl papers in Fawn, gold
and silver, along with bright white regular LCC
paper for the head. The body is made from the
pearl Fawn accessory sheet. I used various techniques including spirals, crimping, tight coils, and the
Spreuer (onion holder) technique for the wings.
These papers are an absolute treat to work with!
And the colors have a nice rich look to them, with
just enough shimmer.
I found a really neat patterned paper with
holly and pine boughs. Punched contrasting boughs and created some holly leaves
from the more neutral quilling papers.
This silver framed piece measures 7" x 9" with
Lake City pearl sky blue as the background. The
topiary tree flowers were made with pearl white,
pale blue, sky blue, and silver. The hawthorne
punch leaves were veined, shaped, and sponged
with silver ink. The woven pot was made with
pearl silver.
I try to design a couple of different
snowflakes every year to go into my
collection. This one is made with the
LCC white pearl strips. Unfortunately
you can’t see the shimmer in the picture, but it is really pretty, when you
actually see it close up. The techniques
that I used were wheat ears, and v
scrolls. The center has a single
‘diamond’ rhinestone just to give it an
added sparkle when the lights hit it.
To see more of their work and read their Bios make sure to check out The Design Team Page:
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I used LCC Fawn, and Gold pearl accessory sheets for the background. For all of
the quilling, and holly punches I used LCC
pearl Tarnished Copper. I embellished
the holly with red rhinestones. I used the
“ULTIMATE” glue for gluing the spiral, as
it holds really well, and bonds quickly, so
the spiral stays in place as I glued it down.
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New Items
The Ultimate Glue
Flat back mini
Assortment of
Embossing Ink
& Powders
Tool Kit
Quilling Papers in
new colors Forrest
Green & Burgundy
And sizes
including 3/4”
width for 45 degree
Heat Gun
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Silicone Glue
Color Wheel
Rubber Handled
Quilling Tool
Husking & Quilling Patterns
Gel Pens
Cut Punch shapes apart to form new or
different shapes
CQ is proud to introduce a new line of patterns from Elizabeth’s Creations
When husking remember to place your pins as you go.
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Meet ......
Cheryl Lynn (Tucker) Blevins of Pell City, AL
I am a Genealogy Research Specialist, I have 3 sites where I have the research I
have done on each of my families. I am married to a very nice man who loves paragliding, his
name is Bob Blevins and one daughter, Brandi, who will be 28 this Nov. (she is my miracle
baby) and five grandchildren. We have been married for 29 yrs. now. I love scrapbooking my
ancestors and have been scrapbooking for about 4 yrs. Just in the past 2 yrs, been really getting
into it. I have found I really enjoy quilling and coming up with new designs. Mainly because I
can't find the embellishments I need for some of my pages. My husband takes 2 of my
granddaughters flying with him and we take lots of photo's for scrapping. When I quilled the ice
skates, I couldn't find anything on ice skating to embellish my page, so I decided to print out a
small version of ice skates I found in clip art and shrink the pattern down so I would have a
better idea of how small to quill them. I had no instructions and not much of an idea of how I
was going to start. Quilling is very relaxing for me since I have panic attacks and I am most of
the time at home.
Dipti Shah of CT
I am a wife and a mother of 2 sweet children 2 & 4 years of age. I love
anything where creativity and art is involved. I feel passionate about Quilling.
It has brought me so much joy and tranquility. I recently taught a series of
quilling classes at my local library and very soon will be doing another series
for my town’s adult education….and certainly will not just stop right there.
Recently article about me and my quilling was published in the “Connecticut
Post” news paper. I do various types of fringing, alternate side looping, folded
roses apart from basic and advanced quilled shapes. I use quilling and
punches in frames, greeting cards, various announcements or to decorate
anything I think will look magnificent with this work.
Inquiring Quillers
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DT Ann:
My favorite tool for gluing is one that is actually used in parchment craft... it is similar to the long-handled needle tool, but
has a thicker, sharp point on the end. A glass-headed straight pin, old fashioned hat pin, or the tiny-tipped small plastic glue
bottle works well also. I dip the point of my tool into a small glue puddle (contained in something like an empty eye shadow
box or contact lens case - close the lid between uses) and then dab a tiny amount on each coil. When making a flower for
example, I glue the end of each coil closed and pinch to shape. Next I arrange these pieces in a flower shape, gluing them in
place so that when dry, the finished flower can be picked up with all pieces intact. I spread a very thin glue puddle in the lid
of an empty yogurt container and use tweezers to grasp the flower. I dip the flower gently in the puddle to get a light coating
on its back. The flower is then placed directly on the card or frame. I try to assemble as a unit as many components as
possible away from the final surface - less chance of error this way when setting them in place on a card background paper
or expensive matboard. Remember that less is more when it comes to gluing as you do not want ANY glue to show on your
finished project.
Why not share your Quilling story?
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Online Classes
Every month Custom Quilling offers two or more online classes which range from beginning to
advanced techniques in both Quilling and Punchart. The cost of the class includes the materials
needed to complete the project. Some basic tools (i.e. scissors, embossing tools, chalks) may also be
required. Classes are held at 9 PM EST with Yahoo Messenger on Tuesday and Wednesday, for
more information visit:
The most important tip when beginning to learn to Quill is to ..... Relax!
Original Patterns at Custom
The Rainbow Color Selector by DT
The Rainbow™ Color Selector wheel is an
excellent addition for anyone who has doubts on
matching up colors! It is an easy pick, point, and
match system. It was introduced to me by a fellow
quiller and friend Heidi Bishop, who is an
accredited member of the English Quilling Guild,
and also is Vice President of The Broadway Gallery
in Longview WA, where she sells her quilled art as
well. A direct quote from Heidi about it: “I love
my wheel so much that I take it with me
everywhere I go. It's not just for quilling but any
project that requires color choices. It is always at
my work table. It was the best money I ever spent
on color theory. I threw out my old-fashioned
color wheel and have never looked back.” This
product is so easy to use, as you simply put your
color underneath the wheel into the open area,
then match it to the closest color, then follow the
arrows to get your complimenting/matching color
combinations. Best of all it is nice and portable,
and comes with great instructions. As Heidi
mentioned, it can be used for more than just
quilling. You can use it in all types of card making,
scrapbooking, painting, or virtually anything else
that you need help matching colors. Although I’m
very new to using it, I’m learning a lot more about
what colors work with each other I highly
recommend it to everyone!
Sign your work as any true artist does.
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Free Pattern ~ Poinsettia Gift Embellishment
written by Denise
Punch 3 Kikyou flowers for each flower
Lightly emboss outer rim of all petals, making it cup
slightly. Turn over (embossed side down) layer and glue
the flowers with the petals alternating. Place a small dot
of glue in center, add three gold beads. Repeat for remaining two colors.
Punch 3 Large and 3 Medium Holly leaves with stem
Lightly score vines on all holly leaves, by gently drawing
your pin from the point of the leaf to the stem then
from the inner vine to the outside point.
Punch one 1” circle or use “scrap” paper,: Glue the
three larger flowers to the circle, placing as close as possible. Glue 3 large and 3 medium holly leaves under and
between the flowers.
Why not start a tradition of
exchanging handmade
ornaments with your friends
and family?
Hints: These maybe be made in advance and stored until
needed. To adhere, cut a glue dot with the backing paper left
on until ready to use. Repositionable adhesive may also be
use so the decoration can be saved after use.
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