Here's the first of our Christmas cards for this years Kids Craft Weekly card swap :) The kids are crazy about quilling so I thought that it would be great to incorporate it into our project.
If you don't know what quilling is it basically is just the art of twirling paper into coils and manipulating them into different shapes using the nifty little tool above :) It has two metal prongs on one end that have a tiny space between them for slipping the end of your paper strip into and then you just wind it up.
So we've been twirling balls for snowmen and teasing curly trees out of our paper :)
With our snowflake punches, sparkle papers and buttons we glitzed up our trees and my oldest was in charge of handwriting merry christmas on each one :)
Of course I wanted to play with the quilling to!
So after the kids went to bed I just had to make a card of my own and made this super cute button snowman to go along with my quilled tree :) You know I just couldn't let the kids have all the fun *grin*.
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