Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monica's Picture Frame from Friends - Free SVG Cutting File

Monica Picture Frame Friends Fridge Magnet SVG File

If you were a fan of Friends, you'll remember the iconic picture frame placed around the peephole of Monica's apartment door. When I received some real estate calendars in the mail, rather than tossing them out, I thought the fridge magnets would make great picture frames instead.

Monica Picture Frame Friends Fridge Magnet SVG File Video Tutorial

My short video shows how to cover the magnets with vinyl, and how to avoid trapping air bubbles. If you ever have pieces jump off your work surface, getting stuck to the static cling of adhesive vinyl, you'll also see a simple trick to hold it in place.

Monica Picture Frame Friends Fridge Magnet SVG File


The fridge magnet I received in the mail was 4.25 x 5.5 inches, and my SVG file was sized to about 4 x 5 inches. Download the free SVG cutting file or PDF file here.

If you liked this file, I hope you'll leave me a comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quilling Letter C - Outline and Fill with Scrolls

Quiling Letters Tutorial Pattern

A customized monogram says so much, even on a simple gift tag. I love how a loved one reacts when they see their initial. They light up inside and feel special because they know I took the time to make it by hand. 

What I love beyond their initial reaction is seeing my creation on their mantel, even years later, because they treasure it that much.



Quiling Letters Tutorial Pattern Video


My latest video shows how to outline and fill the letter C with quick and easy scrolls.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quilling Letter B - Outline and Filling

Quiling Letters Tutorial Pattern

Know anyone who loves roses? I made a rose and leaf filled letter B monogram as a birthday card for someone who does, and so can you!



Quiling Letters Tutorial Pattern Video

My latest video shows how to fill the letter B with roses, leaves, and scrolls.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Quilling Letter A - Filling with Scrolls

Quilling Letters Template Pattern Greeting Card

Have you ever seen quilled letters, and immediately thought of someone you'd love to make one for, but didn't know where to start? I will show you how easy it is to make customized cards and gifts for your loved ones!


Quilling Letters Template Pattern

My latest video shows how to fill the letter A with simple scrolls.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quilling Letters E-book, 26 Patterns and Templates for Quilling the Alphabet

Quillling_Letters_Cecelia_Louie

I'm exited to introduce my new e-book, Quilling Letters! I have watched quilling typography projects gain in popularity with each passing year, and hope my book will help you in your next letter masterpiece.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Quilling Letters 102 - Part 3

quilling paper letters

So the last word in my paper typography project is "curiosity", made in a cursive style. It took my full concentration, so I don't have much in the way of photos here. The "o" and "s" are deliberately unfinished because I have grander plans for them.

quilling paper letters

The phrase is written by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love. I enjoyed reading her latest book, "Big Magic", and endeavoured to follow her inspirational words to get past my hesitations of going down this path. I was inspired by the color and energy of the book cover and translated it into a quilling piece.



Here's a video explaining how I formed the letter E at the size of a thumb tack, the same used in my project for the beginning of her name.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quilling Letters 102 - Part 2

quilling paper letter word monogram

When confronted with a letter like "y", I like to pause for a second and study where the most challenging part of the letter is, and tackle that part first. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quilling Paper Peacock Earrings

quilling paper peacock earring jewelry

Ever since Honey of Honey's Quilling blogged about Paper Peacock Jewelry around the world, it's been on the back of my mind to make a pair for a friend who loves peacocks. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quilling Paper Teardrop Earrings and Book Review of "The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry" by Ann Martin

Quilling Paper Jewelry Earrings

For years, I've been tempted to make paper jewelry, but for some reason haven't taken the leap. Then along came Ann Martin's book, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, and BAM! You know what that's like right? For me, it's a weakness behind the knees and an impatient twitch of the fingers. Although I don't wear earrings, I know a few people who do, and immediately embarked on a new adventure in paper.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Quilling Paper at the Night Market

Quilling Paper How to Glue

While visiting the Richmond Night Market this year, I was shocked in my tracks to see a package of quilling strips.

After surprise, my next reaction was dismay at seeing the image on the front - a blatant copy of Usokei's (formerly Iron Maiden) original and inspiring beauty. You'd think anyone who was selling product could at least make something original.