A cute presentation idea - just the right size for a gift card or a small surprise. The design has a pillow basket base and it fits onto one sheet of A4 copier card. There's a 3D flower on the basket tab and another on the gift tag.
The basket is pretty and pink - sorry about the photo!
Here's a Fabergé Egg-inspired sliceform that can be posted as a greeting and used as a decoration. It slots together - big fun to assemble - and folds flat for posting. (It fits neatly into a C6 envelope.)
Contemporary Paper Techniques for Captivating Quilled Designs
By Erin Perkins Curet
Quarry Books 2019
Paperback £19.99 UK/ $24.99 US/$24.99 CAN
Here’s a fab new quilling book from an imaginative and resourceful self-taught quiller. Erin Perkins Curet shares her clever techniques, which include making your own quilling tools (a Stacked Quilling Form Tower) and using cookie cutters as moulds for quilled shapes.
Erin’s projects are colourful and often – useful (in addition to being decorative, as you would expect from a quilled project). There’s a lovely Arching Candle Holder – a quilled construction filled with bubble-like quilled coils, an ornate Mandala Wall Clock, and some Quick Roll Coasters.
Quilling techniques taught include How to Cut Your Own Quilling Paper Strips (more design versatility), Quilling Using Circular Forms, and how to make sphere-shaped beads by joining two domed shapes made using a mould. There’s perhaps a bit less on making basic quilling shapes – but the book provides the know-how to get you started.
If you like your quilling contemporary rather than trad, this new title is for you.
Note: I was supplied with a review copy of this title.
Here's a friendly all-occasion sliceform card. It is suitable for Valentine's Day, birthdays, get well, thanks - or simply "hi". It is easy to make for a sliceform - it's all about the slots. Folds flat for posting (fits into a C6 envelope).
The card is a simplified sliceform - so not too tricky to make. It's all about the slots! Important to remember: glue front and back of like dolls together with edges matching, cut out the slots - they have width (don't just cut slits). For more detailed how-tos, check out this earlier sliceform project.