Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Channa!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Good Morning All, 

Today is Sunday and that means it is time for a Tutorial. 
I am going to show you how to make your own swirls embellishments from cardboard. 
We all have toilet rolls at home that can be recycled. But you can use a kitchen roll, packaging 
from a cereal box, the cardboard rolls from all that wrapping paper that 
you used to wrap all your Christmas presents just check your recycling bin.

So this is what you need:

1 toilet roll
1 sheet of  thin cardboard or any packaging you can find in your recycling bin.
a toothpick
Paint or mists ( i used dylusion spray)

1. Cut the toilet roll length wise.

2. Cut small strips of about 1/2 cm.
I cut 7 strips for this specific tutorial but you can cut as many as you want it all 
depends on how many you want to use on your craft project.

3. Fold all the strips double and start curling them with a toothpick. 
I will leave the curling up to you, there are many options just use your imagination.


4.  Take your cardboard sheet or box and cut one long strip of 1/2 a cm. 
This will be your base where you can stick all your small curled strips on, 
so you can make a border or a circle. I used tacky glue because it dries quickly and it is solid.
See below how it is suppose to look

5. Now you can paint or spray your swirl border as you wish. 

And this is my ending result:

I sprayed my border with yellow dylusion spray and glued the ends together and made a circle. 
And used it as a layer on top of my picture. 
The options are endless, so get your toilet rolls and get creative. 

On this close up picture you have a better view of how my swirl turned out. 
It gives an extra dimension to your layout and it looks so lovely.

I hope you liked my tutorial, it is so simple and inexpensive!

If you want to see more details of this layout pass by my blog:

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday, 



9 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Channa!”

Debbie said...

A beautiful LO

Giorgia Rossini said...

thank you for this tutorial, so useful!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful! Such a great embellishment!

Sheila said...

I love it! Quilling with cardboard!

Krisha said...

VERY creative!! Turned out beautiful.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Channa, loved the tutorial

Sandra said...

wow using stuff from around the house, a great idea especially for those who can't get to the stores or go on-line. Scrapbooking doesn't need to be expensive.

Barb Craft said...

This is such a great idea Channa! I love how anyone can do it since this is a supply we all have at home! Your layout it gorgeous!

barb :)

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic LO and love the tut. Got to try this one. TFS!!!