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How to make two tone tear drop shape quilling flowers

We are coming close to mid February and I'm blogging about something that I did last January! LOL! It's been a month since I last blogged here. And soon enough, after this I'll be blogging a lot more on what I did last January because January was so packed with crafting activities. Unfortunately, I just didn't have the time to blog about them then.
Last year I made quite a lot of this two tone tear drop shape quilling flower for my customers. I made quite a lot of cute thank you cards for them and decorated them with this flower. I even made a birthday card with this type of flower. Since so may requested for a tutorial for this flower, I tried to make one for them. I don't always get some free time to do it, but when I do, I try to make a few if possible.
I do hope many enjoyed the tutorial I uploaded on YouTube.....and tried to make this flower your own. For those who didn't manage to check it out earlier at my YouTube channel, you can check it out at the v…

Spirelli or Dutch String Art on card!

Hello everyone!
I'm absolutely in love with this Spirelli or Dutch String Art that I've just tried for the first time a few days ago. Been wanting to try this technique for quite some time now because it's a super easy technique that everyone can do and the result is pretty awesome when used as a decorative little embellishments on scrapbook pages and cards ! All there is to do is wind the thread, string or yarn around the circle scalloped shaped die cut or star shaped die cut. I really had fun with this one. One thing great about it is that you don't need special tools to make it other than the dies and the die cut machine. If you don't have a die cut machine, then you can trace the shapes onto card stock and cut them out with scissors. Just remember that the shapes must be symmetrical in shape with scallops or points.

I learned how to do this technique from a few crafters on YouTube. Didn't realize how easy it was to do this until I saw the tutorials. Since …

Blue baby boy card

Hello again! I wanted to share with you guys another handmade card I designed that's made mostly using dies from In Love Arts Shop. Basically the card was very easy to make since all I had to do was just cut the selected papers with the dies and paste them on the card. No special skills needed to make this card, LOL! :D It's just a matter of choosing the right colour of papers that goes well with each other, cut them up and arrange them in an artistic manner.  
Stitched Note Tags Dies SKU: DMZH621

English Letters Alphabet Dies SKU: DMZH194

Hollow Star Frame Dies SKU: DMZH436

Arrows Tag Dies United States SKU: DMZH075
The photos above are all the dies I got from In Love Arts Shop and I selected some pieces from these dies to be used for the card. As mentioned in my previous posts, I have no problem at all with all the dies I received. They all cut really well just like any other branded dies I've bo…

Rainbow coloured birthday card

Hello everyone!
Here's another stitched card I made for the craft product review recently. The arrow tag die cut is made using the arrow tag die I received from In Love Arts Shop. I've been wanting to get me that arrow tag die for the longest time. LOL! I don't know why but I just love to use that arrow tag for my handmade cards. I used to cut my own arrow for my handmade cards but why cut it myself when I can use a die for it right?? It looks so much better too compared to the one I made on my own. There's something about cutting with dies that is just so much more professional looking I suppose. I'm sure a lot of people would agree with me on that. :D

If you guys are interested to purchase the dies I used for this card, do click on the links I placed below the photos of the dies. Apply the code : FSAZLINA when you make the purchase to get 15% off every purchase. Worldwide free shipping for orders over $25! Thank you so much! J
Arrows Tag Dies United States SKU: DMZ…

Rainbow heart pop up card

Hi there!
I'm blogging again today about one of the cards that I made using dies from In Love Arts Shop. I love this one especially because it has a pop up heart inside.
I've made a rainbow heart card like this previously but this one is a little different because the quilling rainbow heart has many more loops than the one I did in the tutorial. A bit more complicated and time consuming as well. I didn't really enjoyed myself making this one, LOL! It maybe my last time making it hehehe!
Anyways, I did however love doing the cross stitch! I think this pattern suits the card the best. Love stitches like that on cards. It's simple and pretty. Pretty simple to sew too.
Of course the die cut letters are the best! It was a little harder to cut that gold glittered paper because it was really thick but managed to cut it after rolling it through the die cut machine 4 to 5 times. The glitters made it difficult to cut through easily. But I really love the results. Really suits t…

Blue stitched card with blue quilling flower

Hello everyone!
I am excited to share with you today this handmade card because it has both the things that I love doing which are stitching on cards and quilling! 
I made that quilling flower a while ago but never used it for any of my handmade cards until recently when I got that happy birthday die from In Love Arts.

The various stitches on the card was made earlier too when I was experimenting with different yarns and threads for stitching on paper. It's like a stitch sample kinda method. I really love the results and it's a great method to use if you have many leftover yarns or threads that you can't use anymore for big projects but they're just enough for decorating on a card. 
The paper I used for the happy birthday die cut was given to me by a friend in USA long time ago and it was perfect to use with the die. It has this thick shiny like glaze on the paper with some glitters on it too. When cut, it looks like I heat embossed it! LOL! Love it! 
Although it look…

String art on quilling card

Hello everyone! Here's another card I showcased in my recent YouTube video where I used one of the dies that I received from In Love Arts Shop. 
I really love this banner type of die as I don't have to think much about writing the sentiment/wishes. when I want to make a handmade card. I just cut the paper with the die and paste it on the card and it's done! The die is sharp too, can cut a 230gsm paper easily with my Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine.
I tried applying string art on my handmade card this time around, using it as a background decoration for the quilling flower. I really love the effect! Especially since I used a glitter type of yarn that makes it even more attractive. 
I definitely can make more of this card in different colours. I love making simple and fast cards in smaller sizes nowadays because it's easier for me to handle. I am just not into making overly complicated ones at the moment. Maybe when my health has improved a lot, then maybe I'll …

Simple Hello card using square vortex coils

Hello everyone!
Gosh, can't tell you how great the feeling is to make square vortex coils again this year. It's been years since I made any. The last time I made multi-coloured squre vortex coils, I used shredded papers and the results were not as good as I would like them to be. I was lazy to cut them properly back then and the manual paper shredding machine was an easy and cheap way for me to make quilling papers. To make vortex coils, I believe that we should use standard commercial quilling papers or we cut the papers using a good paper cutting machine. I cut my papers using craft knife and a metal ruler. I don't enjoy doing that but it works for now. Then the design of the vortex can be clearly seen and admired. 
For this Hello card I made recently, I had the opportunity to use standard quilling papers that I got from In Love Arts Shop. So I didn't have to cut any papers to make the quilling papers for this one. The paper itself is a little thicker than the type …


Hello everyone! I'm back today with a craft product review for In Love Arts Shop. Oh my God, can't tell you how much I love their die cuts and quilling papers! I was over the moon with them! Really enjoyed making handmade cards with them.
If you check out the video you'll be able to view some of the handmade cards I managed to come up with recently. Will blog more about them soon! 
I want to explore and experiment more using the die cuts but the quilling papers are all finished! Yikes! Wish I could get more next time from them. The quilling papers are quite thick unlike my own quilling papers. Maybe theirs is about 90 or 100 gsm. I'm just guessing since the weight of the paper is not stated on the packaging. Mine is only 80gsm.
I want to do a handmade card video tutorial, so please check out the video and let me know which handmade card you like the best from the video. I'll do a tutorial for the most requested card. It will be my fist time making a tutorial for a…

Rainbow heart - Quilling Tutorials

Hello everyone!
Good news, I have two quilling video tutorials to share with you guys today and some photos of handmade cards that I made using those quilled rainbow hearts! Yay! For those of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel, you probably have already seen the video tutorials before I published this post. LOL! So for those who haven't subscribed yet, please do so in order to get fast notification whenever I upload a new video. :)
The first rainbow heart quilling tutorial that I made, showed me making a quilled rainbow heart using a quilling husking board. I made a lot of the quilled rainbow hearts last year. It was very easy to make anyways and looked pretty nice on cards. So I made a lot of them for stock. I wasn't sure if people wanted to learn how to make it because it was so simple. But I was surprised that there were people who made requests for it. So since many wanted to learn, I decided to teach! :D
But then, not everyone owns a quilling husking board. So for t…

Sewing on paper for beginners

Hello everyone! As promised, I made this very basic video tutorial explaining how I sew on paper and use them as part of the decoration on my handmade cards. Most of you would know how much I love sewing on paper for many years now but most of the sewing that I did before were pretty basic and simple. I wasn't brave enough to do a more complicated design until I figured things out and realised how easy it is to do it given the right method.

All these years, I've been doing it wrong until recently I started using graph paper. Graph paper is a fantastic medium for sewing on paper because it has all those guide lines all ready on the paper. All that is needed for me to do is decide on what design I want to do and mark them on the paper. Once they are marked, I simply just pierced the graph paper through, which will also pierce together the card stock underneath it. The graph paper is especially wonderful if we want to do cross stitch designs. I love cross stitch!

There's just…