Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Paper quilled cards

Paper quilling is an art that was started in Europe in the 15th or 16th century. It was started by the French and Italian Nuns and monks who used the gilded strips of paper that adorned religious books. It again became popular in the 18th century and later spread all over the world. Today there are lots of enthusiasts for this form of art.

I became interested in this recently and started researching a lot about it on the Internet. I picked up a few techniques and then over the last few days, I have been creating stuff. All you need for paper quilling is quilling strips, glue, a quilling tool (this makes it easier to roll the paper). You also need lots of patience!

I find it a superb way to de-stress and I can sit for hours, creating quilled pieces of art. Here are a few cards that I created for my closest friends.




All the cards come with matching envelopes too :) 






Honestly, after I finished them, I had half  a mind to put them on E-bay and sell them off :)

My good friends are sure going to get a nice surprise, over the next few days. ( and no they don't read my blog and the ones I made for the friends who do read my blog, I haven't put them up here.

 Did you like?  :) Tell!  ( If you want to see more cards I made, let me know and I shall post more pics) :)


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30 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Very beautiful indeed.. I sometimes wonder how many facets of creativity you have... I have simply lost count :-)

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  2. Great...I really wonder how do u manage time to do all the wonderful stuff u do:-)

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  3. O WOW...fantastic. How beautiful are they. :) :)

    Happy Happy New Year to you!

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  4. LOVE :)...will try it out sometime! More pictures and ideas are absolutely welcome :)...thank you for sharing!

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  5. Loved them all! :) Best way to surprise our loved ones :) :)and you are so talented :) Happy that I came across your book and started following you :) You are an inspiration to me!

    Warm regards,
    Kavya :)

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  6. Wishing you A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012.....
    The cards are so pretty......
    How does one qualify to get a card from you :))
    Lovely and exquisite....

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  7. Totally agree with Prats...
    Beautiful ones...I also love quilling, especially the Fringe flowers...they look so real...

    Have a nice day!!!!
    Gayu

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  8. Loved these cards..and each one looks so beautiful..hmm...now I'm really wondering if you have been given a few extra hours in those already packed day of yours??? :)

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  9. Preeti, these cards are so pretty, I came to office with a "not so good" mood and these cards made me smile :)

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  10. wow really really really they are absolutely awesome.I especially love the cat one,really cute one :)

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  11. These are really absolutely beautiful and cute.Especially the cat one.I find it so so cute :)

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  12. These are simply beautiful, Preeti! I would love to see more of your work.

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  13. Hi Preeti,
    These cards are so lovely....Waiting to watch more cards.

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  14. Pretty! Great way to de-stress, I bet. For me its any kind of needlework!

    More pics please...

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  15. wow....they are so nice!!

    -durga

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  16. waiting for the days or the years to be passed, to earn your friendship so that i too can have that beautiful, piece.( u r sending them only to ur best friends.)

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  17. A proud owner of one of these! :)

    www.sachingarg.me

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  18. These are wonderful and perfect example of your amazing creativity:)

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  19. All are just awesome!!! loved it...:)

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  20. Simply Beautiful............

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  21. yes yes.. please post more pics so that we will get enough ideas to make one :):)

    awesome cards :):):)

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  22. they look awesome :) i too have made these kind'a cards. your friends ll be thrilled to see them when you send...

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  23. Very Pretty!

    You're really very creative Preeti. Do show us all of them! :)

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  24. Aw they're so pretty! And I finally get what quilling means :P

    I wish I could do half the things you do half as well :P

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  25. That was superb!!

    I am amazed at the creativity that you have -a truly multi talented person I must say.

    I had read it somewhere that whatever you do in life should be such that when you face God you can proudly say " I used all that you gave me!!"

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  26. Wooooohoooo!! Highly creative cards. Liked them all :)

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  27. wowww soo beautiful :D

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  28. hi,
    I too started paper quilling bought all these material.
    It needed lot of patience to begin, nowa ctually enjoying them making for my dear ones :)

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  29. hey di...they are just awesum...<3 dm all....made me go back to my prep-school-days wen we used to make do such paper crafting :)


    by d way would love to know how you made them...they look simple but I know they need a lot of patience... ;) please gime some idea of making cards using old wedding invites....

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  30. I Liked it and going to make some. Thanks for sharing.

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