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Photography Goods: Paper Quilled Vintage Camera Cards

Back in January I mentioned buying a Beginner Quilling Kit. You can see my first attempt here. It was fun, but I haven’t had a chance to try it again since then. While looking for inspiration I came across these awesome quilled vintage camera cards by Sweet Spot Card Shop on Etsy. OMG! So cute!! The little details, like the tiny gems for the flash and lenses, really sets these apart.

That got me thinking about the art of quilling in general. A lot of quilled design feels sort of dated. And that is good if that’s the look you’re going for. But what could bring this skill back for the masses is if quilling took an updated turn – whether being added to mixed media, or moving beyond the common bouquet of flowers you see all over. Anyway, Sweet Spot Card Shop really nailed blending the art form and making it appealing to today’s buyers. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to get a card (or calendar!) like these?

 


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An Intro to Quilling

When I was away visiting my mom without the kids, I found myself with a little extra time on my hands. One evening I stopped into AC Moore, a craft store we don’t have on the west coast. I bought new yarn and knitting needles and later returned for this Quilled Creations Quilling Kit with the 50% off coupon they gave me. We have a beautiful quilled snowflake ornament that my mother-in-law made, and I figured this would be the perfect time to try it.

Quilling takes patience and fine handling, but it is rewarding to see how strips of paper can be rolled, curled and bent into different shapes. The card shown above was my first attempt. I sent it to my mother-in-law as a thank you for coming to help watch the kids while I was away. Below is an intro video found on youtube, to better show how its done, but I have found the best inspiration is on Etsy. I forsee some quilled jewelry in my future.

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