Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cuttlebug Quilling Dies - Flower Headband

Here's a sweet idea for a summer headband from the Mixology Crafts blog at Provo Craft. I can just imagine how cute a little flower girl would look wearing it on her way down a wedding aisle.The flowers and leaves are examples of what the new Cuttlebug quilling dies can do... true, these embellishments are made of thin embossing metal rather than paper, but a lightweight metallic cardstock or sculpture paper would be just as nice.A strip of paper or metal is run through the Cuttlebug along with a quilling die and is then simply rolled up to make a flower - that's it! If you'd like to add a bit of dimension for a more realistic look, shape each petal and leaf by placing it on something spongy like a mouse pad, and rubbing it in a circular motion with an embossing stylus or an implement with a rounded end, perhaps a paintbrush handle or small dowel.
The flowers and leaves are glued to a ribbon-wrapped headband and accented with pretty beads. Find the complete PDF How To at the Mixology site.

And here's a brand new video tutorial in which Kathleen Green of the New Zealand Scrapbook Company demonstrates just how easy it is to use the Cuttlebug dies.


  1. I've seen those dies and I do have a cuttlebug. I've thought of getting one and trying it out.

  2. I think thais will bea tt he top of my list of things to find when I am in the States in July and August. Maybe I will be extra lucky and find them on sale!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi, I have been having trouble with my new quilling cuttle bug die! Do you need a special mat to put it through machine? As mine doesn't cut it and it over hangs on the end's. Do you have to use 3 clearspacers and the white large one? Help I'm getting very frustrated. ;-)

  4. jen'sbug, I don't have a Cuttlebug, but found this link for you that might help:

    If it doesn't, then you could email Provocraft or ask at one of the scrapbooking message boards.


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