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Tutorial for Paper Quilled Dinosaurs

Big, scary Tyrannosaurus Rex

Majestic Apatosaurus

Lumbering Triceratops

Mighty Stegosaurus

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What child is not intrigued by dinosaurs?  What are these mighty creatures who are seen so often in books but never in real life?  I wonder at what age a child truly understands that there used to be dinosaurs on the Earth, but no longer.

Do you have a child who loves dinosaurs?  Is there a dinosaur themed party coming up?  Need to decorate a dinosaur themed greeting card?  Here is your solution!   Use the art of paper quilling to create your own paper quilled dinosaurs!

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes when creating tutorials.  When I am working on tutorials I often feel guilty for not posting more often, as if I’m not doing any work.  But really, it takes a long time!  From creating designs, taking photos, editing photos, compiling photos, writing the tutorial, and so forth.  I feel a great sense of accomplishment once I am able to share all that I have been working on!

So here is my newest tutorial, paper quilled dinosaurs!   These awesome dinosaurs can be used to decorate frames, bookmarks, greeting cards, placecards, door hangers, notebooks, magnets, anything really!  Here are some things that I have used these dinosaurs for:

A paper quilled dinosaur frame

A paper quilled dinosaur frame

Paper quilled dinosaur party gift bags

Paper quilled dinosaur party gift bags



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Chinese New Year Gift Tag Pattern

It’s that time of year again!  Here in Malaysia we are greeted with cheerful cherry blossom branches, red Chinese lanterns, and other festive decorations wherever we go.  One of the great things about living in Malaysia is getting to experience the holidays of many cultures!

Here is a cute little gift tag pattern that you can add to your ang paw packets, gift tags, greeting cards, and more.  The pattern has been moved to my new blog and updated.  Click here to read it and be sure to subscribe to the new blog so you don’t miss out on new tutorials!

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Paper Quilled Christmas Tree – Free Tutorial!






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It’s always an honor when I am contacted by another blog to create a quilling tutorial for their site.  A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of the ladies behind the site asking if I wanted to post a tutorial on their site.  Of course I did!  I knew exactly which tutorial I wanted to do, but it took  me a few weeks to actually find the time to do it.  With a new baby in the house it hasn’t been easy getting everything done.  But finally I found a day to get it done and it has been posted!  So head on over to and find out how to create a paper quilled Christmas tree!  This little tree is perfect for greeting cards, gift tags, placecards, etc.



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How to Make a Paper Quilled Rose

This free tutorial has been moved.  Click here to view the instructions at my new blog, and don’t forget to subscribe to my new blog!

Ah, the classic, beautiful rose.  When anyone would ask me when I was a kid what my favorite flower was, I’d always say rose.  I don’t know why, exactly.  Perhaps because my favorite color was red, and the classic rose was red.  Anyway, I still love roses!  Thankfully it’s fairly simple to re-create my favorite flower with a strip of paper, a quilling tool, and some glue.  And today I’m going to share a tutorial showing how I make them!

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One thing you can do with your roses is turn them into gorgeous earrings!



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Day of the Dead Skull Necklace

Finally I have something new to share!  As usual, this neat design idea came from a customer.  The customer asked for a skull pendant.  I had never made one before, but I thought sure, why not!  It took several weeks for me to get started, however, as my daughter Talisa had just been born and I was taking a break from doing any custom orders.  Finally after she turned two months old I was feeling ready to get back into quilling.  This was my first project!

I was given some ideas of what the customer was looking for and came up with this Day of the Dead skull pendant:


I was very happy with the results!  It is unique, bright, and eye catching.  It turned out to be not the right size for the customer, so I made another slightly smaller one:


This turned out very cute as well!

I look forward to the next time a customer contacts me for a new custom design.  It always stretches my creativity and I love bringing new ideas to life!


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BOGO sale!

It’s that time of year to start crafting gifts for the holidays!  To kick off the holiday sale season I am having a BOGO sale on all of my paper quilling tutorials!  Hour chase any paper quilling tutorial in my etsy shop or at and get one of equal or lesser for FREE! No coupon code needed, just make your purchase and let me know which tutorial you’d like for your free one 🙂

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Fall Fashion Line – Part I

Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to start embracing autumn!  This year I thought it’d be fun to make some jewelry in the colors that pantone has declared to be popular for this fall season.

Here is the color palette from Pantone for fall 2012:

And here is the first part of my fall 2012 collection based on these colors:

Crescent earrings in olympian blue 

click HERE to find tutorial

Circle earrings in rose smoke, titanium, and rhapsody:

click HERE to find tutorial

Circle earrings in french roast and pink flambe:    click HERE for FREE tutorial!

Circle earrings in french roast and honey gold: (I love these colors together!)

click HERE to find tutorial

Single large lattice earrings in titanium grey:

Heart pendant with pink flambe and rose smoke:

click HERE to find tutorial

I have other pieces in my shop that fit these colors and are great for this fall’s fashion line, but these are the new ones that are these specific colors.  Click HERE to see all fall fashion designs in my etsy shop.
Looking to make your own?  Click HERE for FREE tutorials and HERE for more tutorials in my etsy shop!

This post is called Part I because I have more pieces that I have yet to photograph that are made of these colors.  I can’t wait to show them to you!

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