Wednesday, September 30, 2015

{CLOSED} GIVEAWAY! Craftsy Class: Quilled and Sculpted Cards

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE.
THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR PARTICIPATING!

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I have a treat for y'all today! Not only is Cecelia Louie of Paper Zen guest-writing on my blog, she brought along freebies and a giveaway! 

Cecelia is the author of the book, Pretty Quilled Cards and she's here to introduce her new Craftsy class: Quilled and Sculpted Cards.

Everyone, let's say "Hi!" to Cecelia.
 
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How lucky am I??? Jin is such a fantastic teacher with all her great tutorials, and she's letting me share her classroom today with this guest post.

I've taught a couple quilling classes in the past, and that helped prepare me when Craftsy contacted me to teach a class, Quilled and Sculpted Cards.


There were many things about Craftsy that impressed me. It takes a talented team to put a class together, beside ensuring I looked and sounded good (and feeding me well too!). Throughout the entire process, Craftsy focused on teaching skills that students could then use in other projects.


For my first lesson, I teach how to make a Fanned Die Cut Christmas Card. It even holds a little prezzie in the tree - a Hershey's Kiss! Rather than throw away the paper in the middle, I thought it would be nice to make a bonus item, so I came up with a mini tree that also works as a place card or a menu item note. The 3D star sits flat on the card and puffs up while you start forming it. It's hard to see in this photo, but in the class, I show a method to make them textured and look like fluffy flakes!


In Lesson 3, I teach how to sculpt your die cuts, so that they take on more life and movement. I love combining quilling with my paper projects, and show how to accent the card with simple scroll embellishments.


I'm pretty sure the topmost item that inspires most people to take up quilling is snowflakes. In Lesson 7, I supply pre-measured quilling strips (I like to cut my own) and a grid to follow along to make it super easy.

There are 7 lessons in total and run for about 20 minutes or so each. If you've never heard of Craftsy before, it's an online learning classroom for a wide range of hobbies. Your class never expires and I check in to answer questions.


To conclude today's post, I wanted to show that you can easily create 3D items like the Christmas tree. Since Halloween is coming around the corner, I designed a few pumpkins for us all to "carve".


If you'd like to give this technique a try, here's the link to download the digital die cut files as well as the step-by-step instructions on how to assemble them. It's not as wonderfully video taped like my Craftsy class, but you'll get an idea of how fun and easy it is.

I'd like to thank Jin for letting be a guest on today's post - you're the sweetest!

It was my privilege to be a part of your paper-craft day. I hope you liked seeing some of the things I'm teaching in my class. I'd like to give away a free Craftsy class to one commenter. Please leave a way for Jin to send the winner a link!

Happy crafting!

Cecelia Louie
Paper Zen
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To check out Cecelia's class, just click HERE. Cecelia is also giving away her Quilled and Sculpted Cards class to one lucky reader. To enter in the giveaway, just leave a comment below.

The giveaway starts now and ends on Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct 7.

Cecelia has also designed 3 pumpkin shapes to share with everyone. You can download the Round Pumpkin HERE and the Wide Pumpkin from Michelle's MichelleMyBelle Creations blog HERE. For the 3rd pumpkin shape plus an extra chance to win Cecelia's class, please click HERE to visit Ann Martin's All Things Paper blog. You can find the download for the Tall Pumpkin there.

Good luck!


53 comments :

  1. I've been looking into quilling a lot just lately as being another string to my bow.

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  2. I tried this year's ago when I was a teenager, looking forward to quilling again. Hoping it comes back to me easily :)

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  3. I love the look of quilling. I have the supplies just a little intimidated by it

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    1. Hello Patti, I'm working on a new quilling project, just for beginners. Would you like to contact me at paperzeninfo (at) gmail.com to learn more about it? - Cecelia

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  4. Looks fun! I would love to learn quilling. Those cards are just beautiful

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  5. How fun! I've never even tried this - but all of my Craftsy stuff has been excellent!

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  6. Beautiful work! Thanks for the chance to win the class. I've done a little quilling, but it sure would be fun to get some helpful tips!

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  7. How exciting!!! I need a boost in getting started in quilling! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Tweetyscuriosities@gmail.com

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  8. Sounds like something I'd like to learn.

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  9. I would love to try quilling! I hope to win Cecelia's Craftsy class!

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  10. The class sounds wonderful indeed! I am particularly impressed by the neatness & precision of your work! Beautiful 'stuff'!

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  11. Paper quilling is so beautiful. I would love the opportunity to learn how to quill properly from an amazing artist.

    -Amanda

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  12. there really is nothing as beautiful as quilling and yet it is a skill I have been afraid to try on my own. Learning how through the class Cecelia is offering would just be amazing. Here's crossing my fingers for my first ever contest win!!!
    ~Morgan A

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    1. Hello Morgan, I'm working on a new quilling project, just for beginners. Would you like to contact me at paperzeninfo (at) gmail.com to learn more about it? - Cecelia, Paper Zen

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  13. I would love to win a spot in this class and learn to make pretty cards. Thanks for the chance.

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  14. thanks so much for this opportunity! I love to quill! maryannfortunato@gmail.com

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  15. Cecilia's projects are amazing. I've always wanted to try quilling..thanks for the opportunity to win
    a class. Tried to download the 3D Round pumpkin but nothing showed up on my computer. The link
    for the Tall Pumpkin download on Ann Martin's All Things Paper Blog didn't connect to it. However, was able to download the Wide Pumpkin. Thanks.

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  16. i just bought my first quilling starter kit!

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  17. I have everything I need for quilling but it is just so intimidating but this class should give me the courage. Thanks for the introduction.

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  18. I love this! Would love to try it out!

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  19. So very nice, freebies, a giveaway and knowledge.

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  20. I'm so excited to take this class! Thanks, Ann M. for sharing.

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  21. I love Craftsy classes! Thank you for the opportunity to win your class & for the great freebies.

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  22. I have had fun with Craftsy classes. Thanks for the opportunity to win Cecelia's class! I think she's wonderful. I also enjoyed looking around on your webpages.

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  23. I have had fun with Craftsy classes. Thanks for the opportunity to win Cecelia's class! I think she's wonderful. I also enjoyed looking around on your webpages.

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win - looks fabulous <3

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  25. Thanks for the opportunity to win Cecelia's Craftsy class. Playing with the pumpkins now.

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome class. I bought a quilling tool years ago, but have never known what to do with it.

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    1. Hello Bev, I have designed a a new quilling pattern just for beginners. If you would like to give it a try, please email me at paperzeninfo (at) gmail.com. - Cecelia Louie, Paper Zen

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  27. Love Cecelia Louie's artistry and talent! I have been lucky play with some files for her - amazing!!
    Thanks for featuring her and her talent her Jin!

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  28. Love the quilling. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  29. I have never tried quilling but I would love to!

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  30. Cecilia has a great talent, beautiful work. Thank you for the freebies and the opportunity to win a Craftsy class.

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  31. I love quilling but have not yet tried it. Would be wonderful to win this Craftsy class.

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  32. Hi Jin,
    Awesome work with the designs. Shame I dont have a cutting machine otherwise I would give them a go! I will pass this on to one of my friends that does have one instead :)

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  33. Love to learn to quill. Just haven't gotten the hang of it on my own.

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    1. Hello Leslie, I have designed a a new quilling pattern just for beginners. If you would like to give it a try, please email me at paperzeninfo (at) gmail.com. - Cecelia Louie, Paper Zen

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  34. Thank you for a chance to win it is very generous of you!

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  35. I'm already inspired just by this post - love thinking about ways to add more life to my cuts.

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  36. I'm already inspired just by this post - love thinking about ways to add more life to my cuts.

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  37. I've done a little quilling years ago but these samples are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  38. I love all the cute things that can be made from quilling. I want to give it a try, it looks fun and easy.

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  39. Love the trees and the pumpkins. Such great creative ideas!

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  40. Cecelia, I saw your class on Craftsy, I've taken many classes there. I will be sure to enroll now that I know you are teaching it.

    Carmen

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  41. I love quilling but am intimidated by it also, and I have the supplies. This class would be perfect for me to gain confidence to try a nice project! ginjor0831@yahoo.com

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  42. I love quilling and cardmaking!! I would be very interested in seeing how the tree card with the hershey kiss is made. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win the class.

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  43. This looks like fun! always looking for ideas and methods for cards. thanks

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  44. I have been quilling for a short time and am fascinated by the many designs. Something I would have never expected when I started out.

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  45. I need to start quilling again. This class would be just the thing to get me started.

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  46. Hi Jen, I love your blog and follow Paper Zen too, You all are amazing crafters and I so appreciate all you share with all of us! You have a generous heart.
    XO Nana
    sistika at gmail.com

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  47. As a beginner at quilling I can certainly use these class to improve my poor technique. I hope I am not too late to enter for this lovely giveaway... Thanks for a chance to win.

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  48. Wow, those are great cards! I've done some quilling and would love to learn more

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