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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … CJ Armstrong!!!

CJ Armstrong (ceejay48, #665) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Quilling Merit Badge!

“Papercrafting is not new to me; however, I had not actually pursued quilling. Quilling, also known as paper filigree, has been around for centuries. It was used in the Renaissance to decorate scrolls and books. In the 18th century, it became a “ladies” art.

Basic tools currently include a slotted tool, tweezers, glue, and a tapered needle.

I studied the different rolls and scrolls, which include tight circle, loose circle, teardrop, marquise, shaped marquise, square, rolled heart, loose scroll, open heart, V scroll, C scroll, S scroll and variations on the scrolls. It certainly is nice that you can purchase quilling paper already cut into neat, tidy, and even strips!

I decided to make a card with a simple flower design on it. Since I’ve made lots of papercraft cards, it was pretty easy to get into the process. I used teardrops for the flower petals, a loose circle for the center, and shaped marquise leaves. I’m very happy with the result and look forward to the next project!!”


  1. Faith perrino-DuBois says:

    Nice – that’s gorgeous!!

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Congratulations CJ! Your card turned out lovely and that craft looks quite difficult to do!

  3. Sharon D. says:

    Great job CJ!!! Beautiful card 🙂

  4. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Love the card! Now I want to get back to quilling.

  5. CJ Armstrong says:

    Thanks girls! Appreciate your kind comments. I’m hoping to do a snowflake for the intermediate level. They are beautiful and more complicated. And, even more complicated ones for expert. Need to do those while it’s still winter!
    Thanks, Mary Jane, for sharing this!

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