About Me

Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Hello, I'm Jill - mother of three grown up children and wife to Geoff. I have been crafting one way or another for as long as I can remember. In the1990's I discovered quilling and in 2009 I began selling my quilled card designs online (https://folksy.com/shops/PaperDaisyCardDesign) - this continues to go from strength to strength. My blog "Paper Daisy Cards" features my handmade cards, quilled or otherwise! More recently I re-discovered rubber stamping and became an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, showcasing and selling high quality paper crafting materials including rubber stamps, inks, cardstock, punches and dies. My blog "Paper Daisy Crafting" features my creations made with Stampin' Up! products, a list of all the papercrafting classes I run, all the latest news and offers and a link to my online shop , so that you too can join in the fun!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Quilled graduation cards

Hello again everyone,

Wow, this is my third post in a week - can you tell I've been off work this week?

I've just spent a lovely Sunday morning, listening to Richard Madeley on Radio 2 and crafting away in my studio, coming up with some new designs for my Folksy and Etsy shops. This is the time of year when orders for graduation cards come rolling in and this design was inspired by a customer who wanted her card to feature a wise owl. Something stirred in the deeper recesses of my mind, reminding of a quilled owl design I used to make several years ago. I managed to find some photos of those designs.

Now, I wouldn't want my name associated with those cards these days - I think my design skills have improved somewhat. But the little quilled owl was a perfect pattern for what I needed.

This is the personalised card made for my customer:

I then started to play around to create a non-personalised card, as some customers do not want names, dates etc added. This card is smaller - 6" x 4", but I think I prefer it! What do you think?

And here are the two cards together, so that you can compare the sizes. In my mind, small is always more beautiful!!

Sadly no more time to play today - I have 6 orders to get made and I'd really like to get out in the sunshine for a little while!

Back soon,

Jill x


  1. You are so talented, I really enjoy your posts.

  2. I think your cards of the past are great! These new owls are adorable, Jill. The cutest quilled owls I have seen. Love your design and cuteness.
    hugs from Texas xo

  3. These graduation cards are fantastic. Do you make them to order? Please let me know. Thank you.

    1. Hi Steph,
      Thanks for your nice comments. Yes, these cards are available from my Folksy and Etsy shops (addresses in my banner at the top of the blog). Both shops are closed for a couple of days while I catch up with orders but will be open again at the end of the week. Jill

    2. Thank you for your reply. My son and his girlfriend are graduating in the middle of July, so I hope I will be able to buy your cards soon. I work in Woking, so quite close to Chertsey.