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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…

Tips to cut paper with intricate dies!

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to share a quick tip today for those who have issues with cutting paper with intricate dies that has fine details on them. I got a clever tip from a friend on Instagram, IG: CMAYATO this morning, on how to make it easier to cut with them and she advised me to use wax paper! I was like, wow! I didn't know that before! 

So immediately after that I tried it with the baking paper I had in my house to see if it works. I didn't have wax paper at home, all I had was this baking paper. Baking paper has some wax too although not as much as wax paper though.  It really did work!! Awesome!! I was really struggling with these dies and I didn't know that there are ways to help make it easier.

The best part about using wax paper for this is that you can use any weight of paper to cut with those intricate dies!! So it's not necessary to use just thick paper! And you don't have to run the dies through the die cutting machine so many times! What a great relief for me because now I can use  all my 100 - 120gsm paper for die cutting. I have a lot of that type of paper with patterns. It would be a shame if I can't use the intricate dies with those papers. Yay!!!

I also found out another tip from someone on YouTube, Yolanda McCurdy who commented at my recent YouTube post. She advised me to buy the Sizzix Precision Base Plate! Now that's a cool tool to have!! That will make die cutting with intricate dies sooooo much easier!! That costs a lot though to buy in Malaysia but it's worth the money since I'll be using it a lot for my handmade cards.

Anyways, I'm so happy that these ladies helped me out today! I really needed these tips to help me with my work. Alhamdulillah, I'm grateful and thankful to God to have such beautiful souls out there who are willing to help people in need like me. May God bless them always! :)


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