I'm still a beginner at paper quilling so one of the things I enjoyed most, was that the book covers all the basics of quilling- tools, materials, and techniques. A total novice could pick this up and make something great.
The book covers most of the major card giving occasions and holidays. There are some standards like a baby buggy and wedding cake (that would serve a quiller well for years of card making). And then there are fun twists like a jam jar "Thank You" and birthday cupcakes. Each project has a pattern to follow, so even a beginner like me could manage to make anything in the book. There's also a good mix of simple quick projects and more complex designs.
Some projects even include templates and design elements that can be photocopied. This is a really nice addition to the book!
More than anything, I found this book inspirational. It gave me lots of ideas and techniques I can use to make my own designs.
If I had one criticism of the book, it would be that I found the title limiting. It contains much more than cards. There are wine charms, gift tags and cupcake toppers, just to name a few!
In fact, I loved the cupcake topper idea so much that I made some Easter themed ones. I'll show you next week!