I'm not sure this craft is for me. I thought for sure I'd love doing it since I love looking at it, but it's just a bit too finicky for me. I may or may not try this again. I cut the strips myself and used an upholstery needle to roll with. If I decide, sometime in the future, that I do indeed enjoy it, then I'll invest in the quilling tool and some precut strips.
I'm going to use this piece on a birthday card as the cake. I had this thought in mind before starting, so I didn't go into it without a plan :) and I wanted to do something other than the heart shapes in the book I got the idea from.
So one of my future "things" will be the card!