As a small craft business owner, I get a lot of emails.
I am often sent custom order inquiries, requests for donations, and, of course, my fair share of spam.
Mostly, it is everyday, run-of-the-mill business-y stuff.
So, imagine my surprise when in October of last year, an editor from Better Holmes & Gardens contacted me though my Etsy shop. She asked if I would be willing to send one of my hot pink quilling paper Christmas ornaments to their office in Des Moines, along with a written tutorial to possibly be featured in the 2016 Holiday Craft issue.
I was in shock!
After some quick googling to make sure I wasn’t being set up for some type of quilling scam operation, I sent back a big “absolutely”! A big happy dance around the kitchen followed.
Now, almost a year later, the holiday craft issue is on the stands. I’m over the moon!
The editors at BH&G photographed my hot pink quilling paper Christmas ornament as part of the “Celebrate the season” section of the magazine.
It looks pretty amazing!
Plus, my instructions to make your own are a few pages back.
I’m so excited that one of my tutorials can reach such a massive audience.
Now, this ornament is one of my more time-consuming designs, but for the die-hard quiller, I’m happy to share. And for those who would like one of their own with fewer steps, I’ve got plenty.
This year, I’ve added a few new color combos to my quilling paper Christmas ornaments!
If you’ve picked up the Better Holmes and Gardens Holiday Craft issue and you have any questions about the ornament tutorial, ask away!
And for those who are looking to buy a unique holiday bauble for yourself or a loved one, I have some listed now!
Check out this year’s line in my Etsy shop today! Quantities are fairly limited.