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Quilling Numbers E-book, 13 Patterns and Templates for How to Quill Numbers and More

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Hello, I’m Cecelia Louie of Paper Zen. Are you celebrating a friend’s birthday or commemorating a special anniversary or
maybe you’re helping a bride and groom make their wedding day unforgettable all
these memorable moments in life are marked in numbers if you’d like to start
quilling numbers add punctuation marks or cool and ampersand
then i’ve made this book just for you just like my previous book quilling
letters you don’t have to use a ruler to measure anything just lay your strip on
top of my template score and then snip where indicated each segment has a
corresponding number matching the template so you can follow along easily
as for filling in the numbers if you visit my youtube channel
you’ll see numerous examples and techniques for creating shapes let’s
talk about how I made this birthday card I bought a sheet of 12 inch by 12 inch
scrapbook cardstock I cut it in half and then I folded that in half to get a 6×6
inch square so there’s nothing going to waste and you’ve got a possibility for
two cards I really like how these numbers fit on a size like this I think
it goes quite well in terms of the ratio and gives you some space on long the
bottom to type a message in my book all you have to do is just start typing and
this font size will come up just as you see it here in my book you’ll see two
pages that are quite similar and you might be wondering what’s the difference
between them so this one says its printable and this one says it’s for
tracing so you print this onto the cardstock that you’re going to quill
onto card or paper whatever you prefer so this is the anniversary one so we’ll
set that part aside for now and I’ve already gone ahead and cut out the
square that goes on top of my cardstock my greeting card stock so whatever you
want to quill on it could be white it could be cream what have you then this
is for tracing so you’re going to find a sunny window
use some removable tape and tape this card against the square that you see on
this side and then you’re going to choose a number from my book so in this
case I’m choosing the number one and for those of you who would like to try
quilling a number before buying the entire book you can download this
template from my blog for free and just give it a try so after you print out the
number that you want or numbers you just put two side-by-side after you cut it
out so we’re just going to trim the excess
number away from this piece of paper and you’re going to tape that on to the for
tracing template and put some tape down on top of that let’s just recap I taped
the printed piece of cardstock onto my tracing template and I’ve secured my
number aligning to the baseline and the center line using removable tape and
then I’ve taken a dry pen to score along this number so now I’m going to remove
the card from the tracing sheet and it’s probably hard for you to see but I can
just make out the indentation of the number one here this way if your
quilling is just a little bit off no one can really tell and it’s just very
subtle that way so let’s get started on the quilling part I have the number one
here and as you can see this this all happened to fit on to a strip that was
cut from an 11 inch sheet of paper and the paper I prefer to use is counsin me
tall it’s a lot thicker and substantial than conventional quilling paper and I
laid my strip on here this is a quarter inch and basically I just took my
calling needle and score it along every line here and here you can see an icon
for a pair of scissors that means to snip and that’s one whole strip if you
happen to see a return arrow it just means to continue measuring your strip
if you’re using a longer strip that is to continue that strip all along here
you can also you know choose to do it in several strips if you prefer to have a
bit more corners and joins it’s completely up to you so I’ve already
gone ahead and scored along all these markings here and I’m going to start
folding where I see the number indicated here so number one is here and number
two I’m going to flip this way and when I do just keep in mind use your fingers
to keep these two edges aligned we don’t want to have them misaligned because
then it’s going to make your job when you go to glue to your surface quite a
lot harder so the next strip will come this way as you can see the number one
is taking shape and we’ll be ready to glue to our card the glue I prefer to
use most is aleene’s original tacky glue because I find it really thick
and it dries clear so I just find it grabs hold of whatever I’m gluing quite
quickly I will tend to pour a stream like that and then smear it so it’s nice
and flat so my glue doesn’t end up building up on the edges of my Chloe
strip now in this case I’m only going to put the glue on these first two edges
this way I’m not overburdened by having to worry about so many glue surfaces all
at once it’s a lot easier to control your gluing this way and because I
smeared my glue on a thin card like this it makes it easy to slip it underneath
and actually I should have smeared it towards the edge this way what I can do is lift this
number up and dip into exactly where I need so the next two strips is where I’m
going to apply so I’m going to gently tug towards my right so that I get a
straight line because paper even though I didn’t curve this paper at all you can
still kind of warp just ever so slightly so giving it a gentle tug will just kind
of gently straighten it out now I’m going to use a card that’s actually
quite a lot stiffer and it’s going to help me align this corner to this corner
and make sure that they meet up so I’m pushing this edge up against this edge
and that way this strip won’t go too far or not far enough and after you filled the number up
they’re ready to glue to your card stock for the happy anniversary card I use
quite a few different papers the polka dot pattern here came from DC WV DIY
project stacked wedding and it’s got a pearlescent finish with different kinds
of patterns I love all these patterns it’s even got a slight debossing and I
was kind of worried will it handle the quilling with this pearlescent finish on
here and debossing and it was just fine my quilling adhered to it quite well the metallic here that I used for the
letters it actually came from royal metallics by Wausau paper and it’s
sixty-five pounds so you know it’s easy to put that through your printer if you
need and I cut them into my own strips to use for quilling and then finally the
sturdy card that I adhered it all to this glitter it actually came from Rhett
collections called glitter paper and I just got that from Michaels and it was
rather stiff so it was just perfect to bring all this glitter together so again
this template is already ready for you and you’ll find the two sheets just as I
showed before so this is the printable version so you would print the this
message after you type it you would print this message onto whatever paper
that you want and then there’s a corresponding tracing one so same idea
it’s just that it’s you know repositioned for the anniversary ribbon
to go underneath and basically after you print out this message you would just
score along these diagonal lines first and then you would cut out the ribbon
and then you would just apply some glue here and secure it like that after
you’ve glued your ribbon together down like this you’re ready to glue it to
your card what you can do is trim the for tracing sheet out just
half way down the middle and just you know a corner of this ribbon part and
line that up to your card and then you would basically put a dab of glue here
on this corner and use this as a template to line everything up and then
you secure this half down take away your template and then you can stick secure
this part down so this way it takes all the guesswork out and you’ll have a
centered banner and completely straight simple right it’s really quite simple to
make these hearts I just arbitrarily took any length I didn’t measure any of
this I just know that my heart would be about half that distance and actually I
don’t know if I would use this paper again next time I found it kind of
buckled I had to actually round it like this in order to get it to fold in half
and by buckling I just mean that the two sheets would kind of separate and it
just doesn’t flow very well so to create those curves I just used a crochet hook
I found using the smaller circumference utensils it just made all the paper
buckle so after I rounded those two parts
I would then glue the two ends together like that and that’s how I shaped these
hearts most wedding couples try to do as much as they can to keep the budget cost
low but they also want the memorable event with all the last-minute guest
changes you don’t want to be freaking out redoing something as time sensitive
as quilling you can start the quilling way ahead of time so here what I’ve got
is a cover weight of Stardream cover so Stardream is a paper that has a nice
metallic sheen and I would use cover so that your quilling is nice and flat and
stable then I would buy a matching sheet in
wait text wait is what they call like really good quality paper you’d find
this to be a little thicker than what you’d find in the photocopier but you
can still you see it’s quite malleable still so you can put that through your
printer so what I did was I put the menu on one half and I put guest list on the
other and I folded that in half so as you can see these are all the same size
then what I did was I put double-sided tape on the back and all along all these
seams so what you would do is you would keep all these elements flat just before
the wedding and so it’s easier to store and transport and ship and stuff like
that and obviously you’ve got lots of little helpers that get things done
right before the reception what-have-you so I would take the middle strip of wax
away first and I would secure that then I would remove just a portion of this
and flatten that wax part down taking your quilling sheet I’d line up all
these edges and you see because we’re leaving this wax here you can still
shift and move and it’s not going to grab hold of it and you’re freaking out
trying to rip these pages apart that’s like the worst thing you can possibly do
to your paper right so after I’ve got my corners nicely matched out I’m going to
hold down with this head as I press down on this hand securing that corner that
we did expose now when I remove the rest of the tape I know it’s going to align
and you’re not fighting your paper so same goes on the other side so now what you got is something that
stands up by itself isn’t that great you’ve got all three sides taken care of
and it looks cohesive you can do this in the wedding bride’s dream color for her
wedding and it’s going to look so unique and you can still manage last-minute
changes on the guest list or on the menu and you don’t have to worry so much
about the quilling I hope you like this idea I wish I thought of it as a budget
saving cost for a wedding back in the day
whatever your special occasion is I hope you enjoy quilling numbers want to be
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6 thoughts on “Quilling Numbers E-book, 13 Patterns and Templates for How to Quill Numbers and More”

  1. Arlene Rocha Fullerton says:

    Great video as always !!!

  2. Maria Wheeler says:

    Another wonderfully helpful video Cecelia! ❤️

  3. Patty Allen says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3

  4. Jean Corkill says:

    Super video from a very talented lady. Many thanks.

  5. Lavern Melanson says:

    Where is the number book ..I have the alphabet one but haven seen the number book. Love to have it. I’ve learned so much from your videos..thank you.

  6. Harpreet kaur says:

    please make 18

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