Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paper Quilled Valentine's Card

I'm amazed by all of the traffic my little blog has been getting the last few days! I have really enjoyed reading all of your sweet comments and I am so happy to have my first five "followers"! It really means a lot to me that you enjoy my blog enough to want to keep checking back in. I have a renewed motivation to keep up with this blog and to try and make it as fun as I can. There for awhile I was starting to feel like I was just talking to myself here. :-)

Now for my blogging question, what do you find to be the best way to respond to comments? The only thing I don't like about Blogger is that the comments aren't done in a thread form where I can just comment below the person and have them receive notification of it. I would love to respond to each individual commenter and at least thank them for stopping by, but trying to get to each person's blog in a timely manner seems a bit daunting and the more comments I receive, the more responding to each one will take time away from working on new projects to post on here. Besides, I feel a little weird taking about my blog in someone else's comment area. So how do you respond to comments? Do you respond to each one or only when they need an answer to a question? I'm still fairly new to Blogger so I'm not quite sure what the proper "blogging etiquette" is. Any opinions on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

On to my latest project...Today I made a Valentine's Day card for my husband using paper curlique art. It was my first time trying this so it didn't turn out quite as I envisioned but hopefully you will still enjoy it.

I tried to take some pictures of the process but they were all really blurry. What you do is cut some paper into 1/8" strips (I recommend using a paper cutter for this. I got mine for about $12 at Target and I love it!), then take one end and wrap it around something small and round like a toothpick or the tip of a pen. Then do the same to the other end until you have it the shape that you want it in. Once it is ready, put some glue on the back edge of the piece and press it onto your background. I used Elmer's Glue and it worked pretty well but I had to hold the pieces in place until it dried a bit so that they wouldn't uncurl. For that reason, hot glue might work a little better since it dries faster.

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1 comment:

Maggie said...

Very cute Megan!

As for blogging and commenting and all... I'll be honest and say I have NO idea. If someone posts a question on my blog, unless they specify otherwise, I post the answer on my blog figuring that all would like to see the answer.

I have had a few people ask that I respond on their blog, which I've done.

It has just been within the last 3 months or so that I've had to worry at all about this, it was easily 9 months into blogging before anyone was paying attention.

: )