QUILL I T EASY
Cardstock: burnt orange, orange, brown, yellow, crimson, burgundy, gold Autumn colored 1/8-inch-wide quilling paper strips: deep red, crimson, orange, bright yellow, brown, tan, taupe, mustard, pumpkin Black fine-tip pen Cricut Lite Bloom electronic cutter cartridge (#2000156) Cricut electronic cutter Slotted quilling tool Punches: Fiskars (Seal of Approval Extra-Large); The Punch Bunch (Maple Leaf 2 Medium, Oak Leaf Medium); Martha Stewart (Rose Leaf) 2mm embossing stylus Self-closing tweezers Toothpick Foam pad Elmer’s clear-drying liquid glue Computer with printer (optional)
Project notes: Refer to photos and illustrations when forming quilled shapes. Use a toothpick to place glue on ends of quilling paper when securing quilled shapes. Tweezers can be used to place quilled shapes onto card.
1. Form a 51/2 x 81/2-inch card from burnt orange cardstock.
2. Using electronic cutter and cartridge, cut a 51/2-inch-tall tree from brown cardstock; adhere to card front.
3. Hand-print, or use a computer to generate, quote onto gold cardstock, sizing to fit in a 11/2 x 1-inch area; punch with Seal of Approval punch. 4. Roll three 3-inch lengths of quilling paper into tight coils. Adhere coils to reverse side of sentiment panel to create raised effect; adhere panel to card front as shown.
5. For large leaf, roll and shape a 6-inch length of desired inner color quilling paper into a Marquise (see illustration). Repeat four times for a total of five pieces. Wrap each piece four times using desired outer color quilling paper. Glue the shaped marquises together at their points to loosely resemble the finished leaf; wrap shape four times with the outer color quilling paper. In the same manner, create two additional large leaves using different colors of quilling paper. 6. For multicolored frond leaf, roll and shape a 4-inch length of desired quilling paper into a Teardrop (see illustration). Repeat six times with desired color paper for a total of seven pieces. Using a 1- to 2-inch scrap of brown quilling paper for stem, glue stem to point of one teardrop, then glue the six remaining teardrops in pairs with points meeting on each side of the stem. In the same manner, create three additional multicolored frond leaves.
7. For small leaf, roll and shape a 4-inch length of desired color quilling paper into a Teardrop, Marquise, Shaped Marquise or Arrowhead (see illustrations). Repeat four times for a total of five pieces. Arrange like colors into twos and threes to create leaf shapes. Glue shapes together at their points and glue to a scrap of likecolored paper as a stem. In the same manner, create a total of 11 small leaves.
8. Punch leaf shapes in a variety of colors as desired; add veins using stylus.
9. Referring to photo, arrange and adhere leaves to card front. •