Inspirations - Andreia Miclaus

Box decorated with quilled paper flowersIntroducing Andreia from Rolling Ideas. Her specialty is paper crafts. She makes everything from cards, invitations and tags to boxes and other paper related products. Her designs are three dimensional and simply beautiful.

I met Andreia through one of the Etsy teams I am involved with, Strategic Promotion for Success. Andreia is one of the team's leaders. (Whether you buy or sell on Etsy or just love things that are hand crafted with care, you really should take a minute to learn more about the team and check out the SPS team blog.)
Home key holder decorated with quilled paper Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Andreia and I am from Romania, a small country in Eastern Europe. I live with my husband and our cat in small town surrounded by mountains. We love to take long summer walks to the mountains or to go snowboarding in the winter. I work as a front office assistant in a Best Western hotel and there are days when I work 12 hours in a row and days when I am totally free. I love these free days because that is when I do my crafting work.
Why do you like handmade items?

I always loved handmade items. They are unique, original, special and, as opposed to industrial products, they carry something from the care and passion of the crafter who made them.
Quilled paper note pad
Quilled paper welcome sign When did you start creating?

As a child, I had my room (shared with my sister) in my parents’ home. I enjoyed doing nice handmade things to decorate it and continued to do this after I got married and moved with my husband to a different town.
What do you create?

I crafted different stuff for my home and myself, but 3 years ago I saw a quilling tutorial on You Tube. I liked the amazing things that can be made using such a common and fragile material as paper. I watched more tutorials and read online articles, I bought some books and started quilling and working with paper, making cards and invitations, tags, favor boxes and other nice things that can be decorated with paper.

Last year I bought an electronic die-cutter machine which helped me to diversify my products and work faster. I started sharing on Facebook and on my blog the stuff I make and soon a wedding planner lady contacted me and we started to work together.

Table number place card
horthy Is your crafting a hobby, business or something in between?

My husband is very supportive and I am very thankful for that. Even my tom-cat, Horthy, supports me in his way. I wish I could turn my hobby into a full-time job, it would be perfect: doing what I like most at home and making a living out of it.

Where do you sell your creations?

Craft fairs have always been a good experience and success. I enjoy interacting directly with my customers.

This summer ‘fishing’ on internet for some tutorials and ideas, I got to Etsy and …. wow … I instantly loved it: crafters from all over the world, gorgeous items, socializing with people from all over the world … soon after that I opened my shop on Etsy.

bike arrangement

quilled paper wedding invitations How did you choose the name for your Etsy shop?

As quilling is often defined as the art of rolling, shaping and gluing paper, here came my shop name: Rolling Ideas.
Coffee or tea?

I am a totally addicted coffee drinker, that means I drink 4-5 cups of coffee per day and even when my work place is a complete mess, the coffee mug has its place.
working mess

Here's a sample of some of the beautiful, one of a kind holiday cards available in Andreia's Etsy shop.

quilled paper holiday cardquilled paper Christmas card

snowflake Christmas card set

Stay connected with Andreia
Etsy: Rolling Ideas
Facebook: Andreia's Rolling Ideas and Andreia Miclaus

Quilled paper thank you card



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