Tutorial: Boondoggling Earrings

What’s Cooking?

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Ingredients

4 strips of quilling paper (any color of your choice)
Earring hooks with rings
Glue
Scissors
You and Your Amazing Hands !


Things to remember

REGIONS


 Steps

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STEP 1: Take your 4 quilling paper strips. Name each of your strips as A, B, C and D.

STEP 2: Take strips A and C, glue each of their ends together, forming the A-C strip. Repeat for D and B strips, forming the D-B strip. Stick the D-B strip on top of the A-C strip so that it looks like a perfect cross (STEP 2 in the above diagram).

STEP 3: Gently bring strip C to Region A. Make the fold tight.

STEP 4: Gently bring strip D to Region B. Make the fold tight.

STEP 5: Gently bring strip A to Region C. Make the fold tight.

STEP 6: Gently bring strip B to Region D. Make sure to slide strip B under the loop made by strip C in STEP 3. Refer STEP 6 below. Make the fold tight.


Realistic steps

In these steps I exchanged strips A with strip C, and strip B with strip D.

But only the names are different, the steps remain the same.

STEP 2

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STEP 3

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STEP 4

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STEP 5

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STEP 6

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Front view after the first fold.

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Behind view after the first fold.

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This is what results after repeating the above 6 steps another 5-6 times.

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These 6 steps complete one full fold. Repeat these steps as many times as you want till you are satisfied with the size of the earring.
Once you are satisfied with the number of folds, cut off the extra quilling paper and stick them on the base formed with all the folds.
Now stick the two ends of the folds together to get the circular shape.

There you are 😁 you made one cute little boondoggling earring !! Now do the same for the other one 🙂

Please let me know your feedback once you have tried these !
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Card for a Twin :)

twiniesThere are only a handful of people, who can make us feel comfortable in our own skin.

This card is for one of my most favorite person in the world.

My twin, my confidante, my youngest-adopted-mommy ❤
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I decided to make this card at the last minute and seeing lots of ready-to-use art material sitting right in front of me, I thought, “What the hell ! Let’s make a card for my twin !” 😀

I finished making the card in around 5 hours, my personal record 😀

❤ :* Love You Pooja, my Twinie :* ❤

Card for my loves :)

My mom, dad and brother, Carsan have been extra special to me always !
They have been sensitive to my needs and my problems.

Always consoling me when I am sad, scared more than myself when I get hurt or have an accident, always there when I need them.

❤ 🙂 I LOVE my small and sweet family !! 🙂 ❤

I recently had a HUGE need to Thank them 🙂 So, I made them the following card 🙂

Yes, the shape is the most weirdest shape ever ! I myself can’t believe what was going on in my mind when I cut out the standard square card to the current weird cloud shape…

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It’s supposed to look like a bouquet of flowers 🙂

Included are all the different types of flowers I learned to make using Quilling and Origami.
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For the inside of the card, I tried a popup flower.

But, I kinda messed up the inside by adding the crepe leaves !

I get all these weird ideas that I have to try out ! 😦
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But, at the end, Mom, Dad and bro liked it, That’s all that matters ! 🙂

Love You Mummy, Daddy, Carchu ❤

A January Birthday ! :)

My favorite ❤ cousin’s birthday was some days back. Normally, I rack my brain to think of a suitable gift for her.

But, this year I put my new found love for quilling and making cards to some use and made her a small, cute little card. I  had actually started with a Z-fold card but then it looked too standard.

I had to do something ! Make it a little different !

So, I cut out opposing (curved) halves of each of the outer folds and I ended up with two wing-like folds. Then I thought, why not just give a wing feel to the folds ? So, I cut out the feathers into the folds and that’s how the card ended up looking like it did ! 😀

Joalita's Card - Front
Joalita’s Card – Front
Joalita's Card - Front half
Joalita’s Card – Front half

For the middle fold of the Z-fold, I added a Quilled cake. I put in all the colors that I could find, to make it look fun and vibrant. Though one friend mistook it for a rabbit, most people understood it was a cake. 😀

Joalita's Card - Quilled Cake
Joalita’s Card – Quilled Cake

The cake opens up and I wrote a sweet and simple message under it.

A perfect end to a cute, little card ! 🙂 ❤

Joalita's Card - Inside
Joalita’s Card – Inside

The end product looked good

Another birthday’s coming up !! 😀 Another card in the making !! 😀 ❤

Birthday Celebrations – Shubhangi

Birthdays are our own little “Celebrations” 😀

Painting made by Shweta, Nili and moi for Shub
Painting made by Shweta, Nili and moi for Shub

Shubhangi is an artist. So, we thought what better idea than painting a cute, little painting for her. We finger-painted the colorful rain. Most of the colors were mixed and created 😀

“Which colors do we mix to get purple ??” 😀

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Shubhangi’s Birthday card (Front View)

 Her card was a multi-fold card

Made by Shweta and moi with help from Nili 🙂

We added some little shiny beads and Quilling !!

Quilled butterflies + Quilled Flowers + Fringed Flowers + Quilled Roses

The complete view of shub's card
The complete view of shub’s card

 Every birthday feels like our own birthday 😀 😀

Cake ❤ Chocs ❤ Balloons ❤ Deco ❤

Roses… <3 Flowers… <3 Card… <3

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Quilled Roses Bouquet 🙂 ❤

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The Bouquet tied up in a more presentable manner… 🙂

After seeing Shweta’s birthday card with the quilled roses(Quilled Roses) on her desk, her colleague asked me to make 10 quilled roses with stems for her wedding. That’s the end-product… ❤ ❤ ❤ They turned out great !! 😀


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Quilled Card for a friend’s birthday

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Fringed Flowers used in the card

A friend’s birthday is a big occasion in our group. 😀 We start planning for a birthday one month in advance but end up actually implementing most of the plans 1 week before the birthday XD

The above card is a product of 4 days of removing time from work and filling up the card with many things… 🙂 Shweta and I made a Z-fold card. That’s just the front. There were 5 sides to fill excluding the front.

Love Birthdayz !! ❤ ❤ Cake ❤ Fun ❤ Gifts ❤ Balloons ❤ Tomorrow is another friend’s birthday… 😉

the start of my Quilling journey…..

I guess this is my first post on something that can actually be done to pass our time. 😀 All the other posts seem to have nothing to do with the name of my blog. 😀

Well, the first time I heard about or saw Quilling was when one of my favorite college professors, posted a photo of her creation online for some competition. It was soo beautiful !! I just loved it ! ❤ But I guess I was too lazy and uninspired to try quilling during that part of my life.

Then I had my second rendezvous with quilling when my friend(my-one-true-fan), Shweta made me a birthday card using quilling. It was, obviously, beautiful and I treasure it and will always treasure it always.

Then during the boring days, when I didn’t have any work in office, I thought, “Why not try out quilling? It’s the best time now. Now or never.” So, one boring Sunday afternoon, I finally dragged my lazy bum all the way to the city and bought a quilling set, which contained a pack of assorted color strips, a quilling needle, a small bottle of glue and instructions.

That evening, my relative, Zenelda and I tried out our first quilling creation. It looked awesome and it turned out great which fired up my interest in quilling.

My First ever Quilled card... my creation with help from Zenelda :)
My First ever Quilled card… my creation with help from Zenelda 🙂
Quilling using comb.. Easiest thing eveeer !!
Quilling using comb.. Easiest thing eveeer !!

Quilling using comb

Quilled Flowers - Quilled Rose and Fringed Flowers
Quilled Flowers – Quilled Rose and Fringed Flowers

Quilled Roses

Quilled Fringed Flowers

And then ideas started creeping into my mind. Why not gift Shweta with a great quilled card? Why not gift my family with a nice quilled Christmas card? And that’s how my great quilling journey started…. 😉

I made a quilled card for Shweta’s birthday which is a copy of a design on net. It contained 14 roses which were stuck on branches with green leaves.

To tell you the truth, learning how to make quilled roses was a pain. But, the end result always turned out beautiful. It takes a whole lot of patience to make all the turns and folds for each rose, and surprisingly, I managed to make around 15 roses without killing myself. 😛

My trials at making quilled roses...
My trials at making quilled roses…
Shweta's Bday quilled card - with Quilled Roses and leaves
Shweta’s Bday quilled card – with Quilled Roses and leaves

Now I’m planning on making some quilling goodies for Christmas and some Christmas cards for friends and family. Wish me luck !! 😀 I’ll post the pictures here once done.

Thanks to the myriad of quilling tutorials on the net, I have finally mastered the art of quilling. Thank you World Wide Web !! ⭐