July 18, 2009

Project: Summer card with a quilled slice of orange

You know, I'm not too much into scrapbooking and cardmaking, but from time to time I create greeting cards for my friends and family. This one is a pretty simple paper card with elements of paper quilling. I wrote a short tutorial on making this card, hope beginners will found it useful.

Tools and Materials

  • Colored paper: yellow, orange, different tints of blue
  • Piece of white card stock
  • 1/8'' quilling paper strips: orange and pale orange
  • Small scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Gold gel pen
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Slotted quilling tool (recommended), or thin wooden stick (toothpick or similar)

Base and Glass

1. Make the card base from a piece of blue paper, size 4 x 6'' (10 x 15cm).

2. Outline and cut out three rectangular pieces with wavy upper edges: 4x4'' (10 x 10cm) bright blue, 4 x 3 1/8'' (10 x 8cm) pale blue, and 4 x 2 3/8'' (10 x 6cm) yellow.

3. Glue them to the base one on top of the other, while lining up their bottom edges.

4. Make a trapezium out of white card stock with its upper side 2 9/16'' (6.5cm), bottom side 2 3/8'' (3.5cm) and height 3 9/16''(9cm).

5. Score and fold the non-parallel sides of the trapezium to make narrow flaps.

6. Make oval cuts at the parallel sides of the trapezium, concave at the long side and convex at the short side. This will be later used for the glass.

7. Cut through two waves in the upper third of the glass, like shown in the picture.

8. Put the glass on a piece of orange paper and trace it. This piece must be shorter than the glass (approx. 1/2), it will be the "juice".

9. Cut this orange piece and glue it onto the white piece, this is the filled part of the glass.

10. Bend the glass and attach its flaps to the base (see the picture).

Quilled Slice of Orange

1. For the orange slice you will need 8 bright orange paper strips about 12'' (30cm) long, and pale orange strips 2 6/8'' (7cm) long.

2. Glue the end of a short pale strip to the tip of a long strip.

3. Using a quilling tool, roll up the strips starting from the bright orange end.

4. Let the roll open a little and glue its tip down making a closed coil.

5. Pinch one side of the coil to make a teardrop.

6. Repeat for the rest of the strips. Now you have 8 almost identical orange teardrops.

7. Glue the teardrops together side by side to get approximately three fourth of a circle.

8. Make the orange peel by winding 3-4 pieces of a bright orange strip around the slice, like shown in the picture.

9. Mount the slice onto the base.


1. Mark golden dots on the yellow background (sand) using the glitter glue.

2. Do the lettering with a gel pen.

3. Roll up a 2 6/8'' (7cm) long bright orange strip and let it open.

4. Glue the open coil down to the left of the glass.

Have a wonderful and not too hot summer!

I'd like also to use this opportunity and invite you to visit the blog of Sonya Appel, called "Appel Quilling Garden". That is the place to find really stunning handmade cards, many of them with the use of paper quilling.


eva said...

Как интересно придумано,спасибо.

Inna D. said...

Спасибо :)

kavitha said...

very cool..
h, can you teach us to do a pop up card?

Inna D. said...

Thanks, Kalalayaa, I've never made pop up cards.

Anonymous said...

Оригинальная в плане композиции идея)
А это значит что вы творите что-то новое!

Inna D. said...

Спасибо :)

rita virwani said...

coolll glasss``````````good option for summer season

МАРЬЯНА said...

Апельсин цвета лета! Сразу солнечно становится на душе!

Inna D. said...

Спасибо :)

Teddie Seeley said...

Now that is a nice sliced orange.

Inna D. said...

Thanks :)

Unknown said...

Oh great! I learned a lot on your tutorial on making your card. Very nice idea. Keep it up.

Unknown said...

This is amazing tutorials thanks dear wants 3d tutorials.

Anamika jain said...

Very innovative idea