I'm pretty new to the quilling world, but I saw so many awesome projects on Pinterest and Instagram that I wanted to take a stab at it.
I read a bunch of posts, watched tons of YouTube tutorials and ended up choosing to make my own quilling strips. You can buy packs online, but for this project, I had specific colors in mind and, of course, I wanted to use CutCardStock products so I could be sure of the paper quality.
I wanted to do a pink and purple monogram letter, so I choose a variety of those shades of Basis cardstock:
I found this great blog post that included a free SVG download for cutting your own quilling strips. I did this on my Cricut, but the post has instructions for doing it on a regular printer and then cutting by hand.
After cutting the strips I drew out a pattern on my iPad, cut a 'C' to outline and then got started.
I used Aleene's Clear Tacky Glue and a small brush, as well as a quilling toolset I purchased on Amazon. From there, I followed my pattern and started putting together the monogram.
I really enjoyed this project - I was worried it was going to be really tedious and frustrating, but it was actually really relaxing. To finish up the project I put it into a shadow box frame.
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