Learn to Quill Letters - Paper Zen Alphabet E-books

Paper crafters, I have good news for you! If you've admired beautiful, on-edge paper letters, wanted to try, but wondered how the heck quilled lettering is done, Cecelia Louie of Etsy shop Paper Zen has released E-books that provide patterns and templates for each letter of the alphabet. Learn Cecelia's foolproof method and you'll be a quilling star!

Quilled letter S filled with paper stars and scrolls on a greeting card

One E-book contains uppercase letters and the other, lowercase. Cecelia walks you through the steps via printable pattern and template files, excellent You Tube videos (she recommends this video as a good starting place: How to Outline a Quilling Letter A) in which she demonstrates step-by-step ways of enhancing letters, as well as shares many tips and freebies on her blog Paper Zen.
Cover of Quilling Letters E-book with A, B, and C quilled letters filled with paper scrolls
Each book contains a pattern for the 26 letters of the alphabet for you to print and use as a template. Cecelia's videos show exactly how to make paper strips stand up straight and tall, turn sharp corners, and go around curves smoothly.
Cover of Quilling Lowercase Letters E-book with A, B, and C quilled letters filled with paper scrolls and leaves
I've long admired Cecelia's clean, minimalistic quilling style... every single strip has a place and a purpose. Her designs are not a complicated jumble. She carefully forms the letter outline and fills in or around it with a spare, but lovely design.

Quilled card with lowercase letter A and aqua paper peacock feather

Quilled monograms are meant to be displayed! Giving one is such a special present and happily, there is still time for you to practice and create a framed piece before the holidays. Begin with a single letter and move on to a full monogram or word after perfecting your technique.

Quilled paper word BEYOUTIFUL with decorative paper scrolls and tiny quilled flowers

Cecelia says this about her E-books: Every letter of the alphabet has been pre-measured, so all you have to do is place your quilling paper on top of my template, then score and trim where indicated. Once you've outlined your letter, it's ready for your personalized touch, whether you want to fill with scrolls or closed coils.

printable letter A pattern and quilling strip measuring

The letters are almost 3" in height when printed on an 8.5x11 inch sheet of paper, however you can easily enlarge or reduce the letter, depending on the capabilities of your printer.

Applying a paper quilling strip to a printed uppercase letter A pattern

By the way, there is a Quilling Numbers E-book in the Paper Zen shop too - so nice for making birthday cards. You'll also find original SVG and hand cutting templates that Cecelia has created, including this new and adorable Mushroom Favor Box that was recently featured in the Holiday Gift Guide for Paper Aficionados.

Mushroom Gnome House Favor Box made of paper

And now, the international giveaway:  [ENDED] Thanks to all who entered; scroll down to see who won!

Quilled uppercase letter B filled with quilled flowers on card front

Cecelia will send three winners their choice of the Uppercase or Lowercase Quilling Letters E-books. To enter: simply leave a comment on this post - easy peasy!

Quilled uppercase letter G filled with quilled scrolls on card front

Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type into the comment form with your name, so you must include an email address within your comment to be contacted if you win. If spam is a concern, type your address like this: janedoe at gmail dot com

Dimensional paper uppercase letter R with quilled roses and scrolls on white card

The same giveaway is underway on the All Things Paper Instagram feed. Enter on the giveaway photo [ENDED] to double your chances. Okay? O! K!

Quilled paper letter O surrounded by quilled leafy vine on greeting card

Letter K shape surrounded by ivory quilled scrolls on purple card

Cecelia's Etsy shop is Paper Zen. She blogs and is on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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  1. Love these letters!
    joehrlein at gmail dot com

  2. Love your letters and the things you have done with them.

  3. Stunning and all so different!

    Christa dot j dot cunningham at gmail dot com

  4. Your artworks are so appealing and attractive.They just make me fall in love with quilling all over again.
    I watch your YouTube vedios and appreciate the effort you put into it to let others get motivated and practice it more often.
    Lots of love and luck from India !!

    Gmail id - quillingbymanvi@gmail.com

  5. So lovely and inspiring!
    Ann dot Rocole at gmail dot com

  6. Gorgeous! Love! Pick me!!

    mrsdog at hotmail dot com

  7. I love Cecelia's style!

  8. Beautiful! Angelafelix1979@gmail.com

  9. Love this.. would love to try hands on it. Thank you for the chance.

  10. I have always been a fan of Cecilia's quilling style!

  11. These are great! tyriii at yahoo dot com

  12. Capital letters. randarsreptiles at att dot com

  13. I thought I had posted a comment but it doesn't look as if I did. Sorry if this is a repeat. I've been seeing these lovely letter creations for a long time but haven't gotten up the nerve to try them. I think with these detailed instructions I could do it! These are so beautiful.
    mmiller zero 11 at new.rr.com

  14. To own one of these? That would be marvelous!! Lorena24 at Sympatico dot cap

  15. Just as it went I saw it was incorrect
    Lorena 24@sympatico dot ca

  16. Unique and clever, with sophisticated color combos as shown

    ksukeena at yahoo dot com

  17. These are beautiful and this is something I've wanted to try for some time. Thanks for the chance to win. Icinganne@yahoo.com

  18. That makes it look so easy and fun. jgbaswell at hotmail dot com

  19. Love these books - the projects are lovely. If I don't win, I'll be purchasing these.

  20. Would love to have these. paolapinedapfatgmaildotcom.

  21. Ooh love these books... that would be great to win.. Thanks for the chance..kwkrisatgmaildotcom

  22. Your work is so beautiful! I am still attempting to learn a lot of the basics of quilling however trying to master the crispness of creating the letter itself seems very difficult to me! Thank you for this opportunity to win such a beautiful book as you have written! Keep up the amazing work!

  23. Such artistry! I always feel SO good after looking at the beautiful works of art. Thank you.


  24. So gorgeous! Would love to win one of these! Thank you for the chance -- blakeneyd at yahoo dot com

  25. I would love to win one of these! hookbill 64 at g mail dot com

  26. WOW, she takes, the ordinary alphabet to a whole new level. Fabulous!! sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

  27. Have tried letters and having difficult. Your work is so beautiful. I would love to win a copy of your ebook. Thank you for the chance. Quilling has been a life saver for me the last year. Chansen at gmail dot com.

  28. I absolutely love quilling, up till now I have been self taught through articles and so on, finding your website has truly inspired me to do more and try different things. I love making gifts for my family and friends who appreciate the work that goes into each article, but I still have so much to still learn. :)

  29. Oops, I forgot my mail address, I plead old age and end of the year syndrome!! :) hennetta@gmail.com

  30. Loved the tips. Would also like to know how to apply glue on finished quilled products to make it firm without the glue showing when it is dry. I use white plastic glue diluted with a bit of water and then brush my work with this. The problem is that when it drys I can see thin films of glue on my work. Now I would also like to win your e-books. Hope I'm one of the lucky winner.
    Seemah Taragano. email: seemah.taragano@gmail.com.

  31. I would love to learn from Ann Martin. Ann is so creative and inspiring. GlnsDVrry@gmail.com.

    1. Aw thanks Glynis, but Cecelia Louie is the author of these lettering books.

  32. Beautiful quilled projects! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    ~Leanne S
    jolea dot 1994 at gmail dot com

  33. WOW, I'd love to try to up my quilling ability with the uppercase how-to! Cicero at Roadrunner.com

  34. I NEED this book! I've been getting into quilling and this would be so helpful.

  35. This would be fun! rosemoon1984 at gmail.com

  36. I have long admired quilled lettering! And, I'd be thrilled to win one of the e-books. My e-mail address is: msgould_ams at hotmail dot com.

  37. Quilling Paper Jewelry has inspired me to begin quilling again - and Cecelia's letters are on my list of things to try! She does such a beautiful job! stlnlove at aol dot com

  38. I would love to do this kind of quilling. Is the book for sale

  39. Cecelia.....I am fairly new at quilling and have watched many tutorials. I have tried my hand
    at 3 and 5 mm paper strips. I love to make cards and give them away to family and friends.
    I used to just cut pretty things out of magazines and paste them on the cards. But then I
    discovered your quilling and I am hooked. I think having these books would be fabulous.
    I could make a card for everyone I know, every birthday, every holiday and every event.
    I unfortunately don't have a printer and am not as savvy at computers as I am at quilling.
    Winning one of these books would end up making so many people smile at their very own
    personalized initial on a nice card, it would be wonderful. You are an amazing woman and
    very kind to offer one of your books to someone who enjoys your work. In this terrible time
    it is so pleasant to view your art and also to be able to send someone something nice
    without having to have contact. What a nice idea for family and friends we have not been
    able to visit with for so many months. Keep making people smile. We need it right now.


    1. Hi Elizabeth, I've passed your message along to Cecelia as this post was published back in 2018 and it's doubtful she will check in to see if there are new comments. Her book is available in her shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperZenShop.

  40. Hi, The are amazing creations. Please advise the width of quilling strip for letter outlining and is it filled with same or lower width quilling strip?

    Thanks Yoshi

    Y dot nanda at gmail

    1. Yoshi, this post was published in 2018 so it is doubtful Cecelia will check in to see if there are new comments. Her book is available in her shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperZenShop. She also has made a number of videos that are posted on YouTube. I recommend you experiment with strip widths to achieve a look that you like.

  41. So eager to get the upper case letter book. Have wanted to do this so much. I appreciate all the assistance I can get. Kishco99@yahoo.com

  42. Preciso tanto ganha este livro. deiseasouza_@hotmail.com


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