Sunday, June 21, 2009


Last month we had some really great entries for our Etsy Papertwirlies Team contest, and it looks like this month is off to a great start. Oh, before we forget; the winner of last months contest was Beth, with her very creative and very pretty Maypole - congratulations again Beth.

This months theme is Patriotic. We have two entries so far and they are both really great.

Quilled Red, White and Blue Hats by Iguanamakeit

Quilled Red and White F√©licitations Card by Ensorcelledminds

Here is what Lisa has to say about her card
Canada Day is coming up on the First of July. Our Paper Twirlies team of paper quillers on Etsy is hosting a contest to use patriotic colours this month in preparation for the celebrations. (America’s Independence Day is the Fourth of July.) For this contest, I decided to incorporate Canadian elements by using – of course! – red and white which are the colours in our National flag. Also, I used a French language sentiment since French is our second National language. To incorporate a celebratory theme, the card is a wedding cake card that reads “congratulations” on the front. It could work for an anniversary card too!

The tiered, quilled cake is topped with a red bow and sprinkled with red roses. The side of the card is scalloped so the last red strip is actually on the inside of the card for some interest.