Monday, October 11, 2010

Quilled Nativity

The simple elegance of this all-white nativity scene caught my eye. Cheryl Scanks of Vancouver, British Columbia is the designer.


Cheryl told me she learned to quill in 2002 with the toothpick/puddle of glue method via a class at a scrapbooking store. Her love of quilling took off from that moment... she enjoyed practicing and was inspired by helpful sites such as the Yahoo quillers group.


For the past few years, Cheryl has made a similar nativity using colored papers, but the all-white version is new this season in her Etsy shop, Cards By Cheryl. She's also in the midst of creating sweet animals to join the manger scene. You can follow along on her blog.


About five years ago Cheryl tried 3-D quilling and found it was her favorite technique. "I love to tell stories though my crafts and 3-D quilling lends itself to that nicely."


Of course with a shop name like Cards By Cheryl, you can be sure she designs greeting cards too. Quilled in her signature style, they are simple and modern.


Cheryl works at The Essential Packaging Store in Surrey, BC which must be a dream job for someone who loves paper. She makes quite a few of the display samples, especially invitations, for the store and website.


Recently Cheryl shared a tutorial for these cute tissue paper pumpkin favors on The Essential Packaging Store blog.

By the way, Happy Thanksgiving today to all of you in Canada!

17 comments:

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

I get very purist when it comes to nativity sets - I own a beautiful and plain, handmade one from the 1950s - but this gets my seal of approval. Very nicely done. I would get one of those.
Thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

I collect miniature nativities. I don't have one in paper. This one is unique. I'm going to visit the Etsy shop. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this Nativity. What a talent. I'll be visiting the on-line store to see all your designs.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely works.

Isabelle said...

How amazing! I especially love that sheep.

Ann said...

I love Cheryl's blog and her nativity is awesome.

Cards by Cheryl said...

Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments. They are all greatly appreciated.
Cheryl

The Essential Packaging Store said...

What a beautiful feature - we're fortunate to see Cheryl's talents first hand and are always amazed what she comes up with! Congrats , Cheryl!

The staff at the Essential Packaging Store

BellsInSpires said...

ohhh cuuute!! 3-D quilling?? so amazing. i love love love the sheep, it is adorable times ten.

Molly Smith said...

This is so pristine, love it. Lots of work in every piece. Thanks for sharing Cheryl's talent! hugs xo

SUGANTHI said...

Her quilled white nativity is so unique ,her cards are cute too.

Melissa said...

I love the little sheep! I need to get some of those for my friend.

Cards by Cheryl said...

Thanks again everyone for all of your comments. For those of you asking, I hope to put the quilled sheep, donkey and camel on my etsy site over the next week or so. I will be selling them as a trio add-on for the nativity. If you want me to let you know when they are ready just send me an email.

Thanks again to Ann for the profile of my quilling. I am truly amazed at the feedback.
Cheryl

Nati said...

Beautiful and delicate!!!
Congratulations Cheryl!!!
Nati

CraftyRichela said...

The all white 3-D work is fantastic, but I really love that pumpkin. Amazing. Thanks, Ann.

licia politis said...

I love the monochrome navitity set, I love the stylised figures, they are very sweet, what a fantastic 3d piece.

Licia

Captain Haddock said...

great !!!!! liked it !

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