Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quilled, No Frills + Giveaway

Designing cards for guys can be tricky, especially if you like to quill (usually flowers dominate the scene), so here's an idea for the next time a card is needed for any male/any occasion. Father's Day, birthday, graduation, retirement - just change the sentiment. The quilling reminds me of a compass, fitting for all those events that lead one in a new direction. A stress-free way to line up coils for this design, as well as when making quilled snowflakes, is to assemble them on a clear, acrylic sheet placed overtop a sheet of graph paper.My pattern is in the May issue of CardMaker Magazine, along with additional fab quilled designs by Alli Bartkowski and Charlotte Canup. The issue features lots of other cardmaking techniques as well. I have an extra copy and would love to send it to a lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment by the end of Monday, May 24 and I'll randomly select a winner the next day.

33 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

A book on card making techniques is a great giveaway. You make such wonderful cards!!!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

How wonderful that your design is in there--I'd love to see a copy!

КаРи said...

You're right - it is always difficult to create a card for a man, especially a quilled one.

But if you know the person's interests you can always be imaginative :-)

Natalie said...

I've been having fun making my own cards, and while I haven't gotten into quilling yet (I'm thinking it won't mail all that well), I do enjoy trying new things!

Melanie said...

I would love a copy of this magazine! Your card is wonderful ... a great way to quill for a man! LOL!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on having your pattern appear in the magazine!

azterya said...

You're so right about cards for men - I don't think I've managed a quilled one for one yet.

Pritz said...

Thank you for the chance to win and good luck to all! =)

Cara said...

Quilling is so much fun. I'd love to win the Cardmaker magazine!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ann Martin said...

Thanks everyone. Natalie, rolled paper is surprisingly strong, so I find it goes through the mail okay as long as I put a piece of bubble wrap over the quilling. It also helps to insert a thin piece of cardboard in the envelope to keep the whole card flat.

КаРи said...
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КаРи said...

To Natalie: I can also confirm that they will go through the mail - I often make quilled earrings and they are strong enough. And the width of the pieces used in the cards is only 3-4 mm, so - try it, you may like it :-)

(sorry for the previous (already deleted) comment, but I wrote Melanie instead of Natalie)

Regina said...

Ann!!!

I would love to have this magazine!!!! Thanks a lot for the opportunity!
Hugs
Regina

Sonya said...

Hey Ann,

Congrats and thanks for re-igniting my interest in paper quilling.

Ann said...

Love that card, what a great idea. Congrats on having your pattern in the magazine.

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Great card! Love the layered aspects and the grid just makes it all pop.
Thanks for your generosity and wealth of inspiration. Love your blog.

Kathy Duggan said...

I love your blog! Between it and the new things I learned about at NAQGCON, my newfound obsession with quilling has rapidly become an obsession with paper. Who knew?

Darja Drakšič said...

Very nice card! Also love the mesh under the compass

Ujjwal said...

What a fab idea for a male card!!

And thanks for a chance to win :)

Anupama Puneeth said...

Hi Ann, Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and I am SO happy to have discovered your blog.
I am surely going to make many many turns to be inspired by all your great work.
Best wishes to you :-)

Traci said...

What a wonderful way to use "flowery" quilling for a man! Love it!

momzilajn said...

Love you designs and love that magazine! Please enter me to win it! Thanks for sharing!

janil said...

Congratulations!!!!I'd lov eto have it!!!
Thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Manasa said...

The card is so cute..I must try it :) A giveaway...wow ! I wish I win this one :)

nannie said...

dear ann,
i came across your site,and your talent of quilling by accident.
being disabled with 2 diseases whivh end up controlling you instead of the other way around,
has mademy quality of life a zero,
so my docs tell me.my disease counselor has talked me into art therapy due to the things i use to do many yrs. ago.abstract painting and photography,but they don't fill my days,so we decided to look into other things,and tha's when i found you.your work is not only breath-taking,it's one of the most beautiful things i have seen in a
very long time.and the fact that it's paper really threw me. i have been reading all i can on the net,i looked up books but they are costly for me right now,and i could not find a magazine for quilling.i would be thrulled to win this magazine,especially if it has your art in it along with others[as you mentioned].i want to thank you for sharing your art with us here on the net,you are quite talented. if i win great,if i don't i'm still going to try to teach myself how to quill. thank you again.
barbara hopkins aka nannie

Eunice Robertson said...

I make bulk cards to sell in packs. I have just made the basic cards suitable for Father's Day and male birhdays. I did some paper mosaic on them, but they needed something else. Quilling would just do the trick. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laila said...

Thanks for the inspiration we always find in your blog. LM

sucor said...

Congratulations on having your pattern published in the magazine! Thanks for a chance to win.

Traci said...

Please withdraw my name in favor of Nannie....thanks!

Abhinita said...

wow that is really nice,,.......

Ann Martin said...

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to leave such nice comments. Eunice Robertson's name was selected by the random number generator at mathgoodies.com

megha said...

WOW ,SUCH A GOOD GIVE AWAY. GREAT FOR BEGINNER LIKE ME .IF I WIN ,IT WOULD BE MY LUCKY CHRISTMAS.
THANKS,
MEGHANUJ01@GMAIL.COM

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