Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper Strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
All of our cards come with a coordinating envelope, and a short history of quilling on the back of the card. Our square cards require extra postage. They require a "Non-Machinable" Stamp which is currently 70¢ in the USA.
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During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.
Popular opinion suggests that it was first seen in ancient Egypt, where certain filigree-type art inspired more modern quilling years later.