Quilled Baby Frame

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day


Floral vines and whimsical quilled ducks accent this adorable handmade baby frame for your special little bundle of joy.


  • Papier-mâché frame, 8”x10
  • Cardstock: pink, blue, light green
  • Quilling paper, 1/8” wide: light green, medium yellow, orange
  • White pearls, 4mm, 12


  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Embossing tool
  • Paints: mint; dimensional: white, black
  • Gesso
  • Flat paintbrush, 1/2”
  • Paper punches: leaf; medium daisy; small flower; round, 3/16”
  • Beacon Adhesives Zip-Dry Paper Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler



Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply gesso to frame; let dry. Basecoat frame mint. Add white dimensional dots to frame front.


For vines, cut ten 3”-long light green quilling strips. Use fingers to give slight curve to each strip. Place slotted quilling tool into one paper end and curl five to six times. Gently remove tool. Adhere three vines together for left and top sides of frame. Adhere two vines together for lower right and bottom of frame. Adhere vines to frame as shown.


Cut ten 5”-long yellow quilling strips. Roll two strips into loose 7/16” circles (ducks’ heads) and remaining strips into 7/16”-long teardrops (buds). Adhere buds to vines.


Punch out five light green leaves; use embossing tool to make veins. Adhere leaves to vines on bottom right corner. Punch out seven additional leaves, emboss veins, and adhere to vines on upper left corner.


Punch out five pink medium daisies. Use embossing tool to make dimple in centers. Adhere pearls to flower centers. Adhere three daisies to upper left corner and two daisies to lower right corner.


Punch seven blue small flowers. Embellish flowers in same way as pink flowers. Adhere five flowers to upper left corner and two flowers to lower right corner.


For duck’s body, roll two yellow quilling strips into 3/4”-long teardrops. Adhere bodies to top right and bottom left frame corners. Adhere heads to bodies. Cut three small 1/2” orange strips for each duck; fold in half. Adhere two on body for legs and one to face for bill. Punch two blue circles for eyes; adhere to faces. Use black dimensional paint to dot pupils; let dry.

by Sandy Rollinger

Quilled Flower Cards

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Send a bouquet of paper quilled flowers to let someone know you’re thinking of them.


  • Cardstock: light pink, light purple, white
  • Quilling paper, 1⁄8” wide: light pink, bright pink, light purple, bright purple, light green, bright green


  • Quilling needle tool
  • Fiskars Decorative-Edge Scissors: Pinking, Scallop
  • Fiskars Rotary Cutter and Scoring Blade
  • Circle template
  • Green fine-tip permanent marker
  • EK Success 2-Way Glue Pen

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler, pencil


(Note: Both cards are made in same way. Instructions for “The Earth Smiles in Flowers” card are indicated in parentheses.)

1. Cut 5-1⁄2”x8-1⁄2” rectangle from light pink (light purple) cardstock. Use pencil to draw line down center to make two 4-1⁄4”x5-1⁄2” rectangles. Use rotary cutter, ruler, and scoring blade to score line. Fold in half. Draw stitch-line border as shown.

2. Use scalloped-edge scissors to cut 3-3⁄4”x5” rectangle from light purple (light pink); mat to card front. Draw stitch-line border as shown. Use pinking scissors to cut 3-3⁄8”x4-5⁄8” rectangle from white cardstock. Draw stitch lines and lettering with marker as shown. Mat to light purple (light pink) rectangle.

3. Read How to Quill tutorial below. Print quilling template. (Note: The blue words “quilling template”  are a link. To access this, select the link, then download and print template.)

4. For flowers, roll tight 5⁄8” circle. Press one edge of each side inward to form flower tops (Figure 1). Glue flowers to stems as shown.

Figure 1

5. For leaves, cut light green and bright green strips in half lengthwise. Roll 1⁄2” circles. To form marquise, pinch opposite sides into points (Figure 2). Glue leaves to stems as shown.

Figure 2

How to Quill

1. To quill, slightly moisten one end of strip. Place moistened end against index finger and pointed end of quilling needle tool on top of moistened end. Place thumb on top of tool. With paper and tool between index finger and thumb, roll paper around tool, keeping edges of strip even.

2. Remove paper from tool. Place roll in template, allowing coils to expand and fill circle. Remove roll from template; glue end to roll.

by Mary Ayres

Quilled Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card

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’Tis the season to give thanks, gather with family, and eat lots of pumpkin pie! Roll, coil, and create this unique quilled pumpkin card to make your Thanksgiving wishes extra special.


  • Textured cardstock: brown; burnt orange; green
  • Quilling paper strips, 1/8” wide: orange, brown, green
  • Thanksgiving sentiment rub-on
  • Green brads, four


  • Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip ink pad
  • Hole punch, 1/16”
  • Sponge dauber
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, plastic drinking straw



Refer to photo for assembly.


1. Cut 8-1/2”x5-1/2” piece from burnt orange cardstock; score and fold in half to create side-fold card. Ink edges.

2. Cut 2”x2”, 3/4”x4”, and four 1” wide triangles from green cardstock. Cut 3”x3” piece from brown. Cut 2-1/2”x2-1/2” (diamond) and 1/2”x3-7/8” pieces from burnt orange.

3. Rub sentiment onto burnt orange rectangle; mat to green rectangle. Adhere across bottom of card front.

4. To quill pumpkin, cut plastic drinking straw to 3” length to create tool. Snip end creating slit. Cut three 22”-long orange paper strips. Position one strip into slit. Hold tool in place with one hand and twirl paper around tool with other hand. Remove paper from straw, forming coil shape. Form coil into teardrop shape. Adhere ends. Let dry. Repeat step to create two more teardrop shapes. Using photo as guide, adhere teardrops into pumpkin shape. Coil one brown 10” strip and one green 8” strip. Form brown coil into triangle shape; adhere to top of pumpkin. Form green coil into leaf shape; adhere to stem.

5. Adhere quilled pumpkin to center of green square; adhere green square to burnt orange diamond. Attach brads to diamond corners. Cut corners off brown square; adhere to card front with 1/8” space between square and its corners. Adhere green triangles centered on four sides of brown square. Adhere burnt orange diamond with quilled pumpkin to center of brown square.

by Loretta Mateik