Quilled Nativity by Cheryl Scanks of A Paper Life

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

all-white quilled nativity scene

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 a Yahoo quillers group.

miniature quilled nativity figures

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.

quilled sheep

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."

quilled donkey
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.

quilled pumpkin card

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.

tissue paper pumpkin on shelf
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!

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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