While cleaning out my inbox a couple of weeks ago, I came across our string of messages and emailed to ask if the magazine had made it to print. Yes... last autumn! Soon after, a copy arrived in my mailbox and I snapped these photos to share with you.
(the closest I'll ever come to being a centerfold model :)
What a nice magazine! As it turns out, the entire issue is about quilling. There is information on supplies, coil and scroll instructions, and a number of step-by-step tutorials for a variety of flowers including lilies, tulips, and daffodils... just in time for Easter card making. Even the paper it is printed on is high quality, always a plus in my book.
In addition to my interview, there is one with the owner and designer at QuillingCard, Huong Wolf and Jenna Faden, and another with Erin Curet (Little Circles). Natasha Molotkova (PaperGraphic) and Yulia Brodskaya (ArtYulia) are spotlighted too.
While print copies of Get Creative with Paper Quilling are sold out, the issue can be purchased as a digital download via the magazine's website. Inside, you'll find loads of inspiring pictures...
...and projects to get you started. Quilling Card supplied many professionally quilled floral examples and capsule images were gathered from a number of quilling blogs. The tutorial designs are not too intimidating for beginners.
One more neat thing about Get Creative with is that a specific crafting topic is covered extensively each month. The newest issue focuses on creating backgrounds. Get Creative with is published by the same team as the popular UK magazine, Making Cards (which I have seen for sale at bookstores here in the U.S.) and is on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
A question... a reader emailed me to ask if quilling suppliers sell recycled paper strips. I'm not aware of any, are you? Let us know via a comment if you have a source. True story... I attended a NAQG convention some years back where a package of quilling strips made from upcycled paper money was included in the goodie bag... it was a lovely shade of muted green, just right for foliage. I don't recall the manufacturer though - my guess would be Lake City Craft or Paplin. (edited to say it was Lake City)