Last week I was invited to a 60th Birthday.  I was really quite honoured to be invited.  It is nice when the people who are your customers become good friends and you are included in such special occasions.  So, I had to make a special card.  I had been tossing around a few ideas for a couple of weeks and then finally a few days before the party I managed to put something together.


I created a paper Medallion from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP (see below how to do this), and I added a silver ’60’ cut using the ‘Timeless Type’  alphabet dies (retired).  This was layered on 1 1/4″ circle punched in Island Indigo.  The whole piece was a centre-piece on the front of the card stamped with the large image from Daydream Medallions in Island Indigo.  I then added tails with some Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon.  The greeting is from ‘Perfectly Penned’ and then I added a little butterfly cut using the’Beautiful Wings’ Embosslits in Pool Party to finish it off.

How did I make the Medallion??  

There are a few blogs out there with instructions but I found the most helpful was a video by Dawn Olchefske.  You can view it here.

Basically it is taking a strip of your DSP (which is 30.5cm long or 15″).  You score your strip every 1.2cm or 1/2″.  If you use your paper Trimmer you just line your paper up and score every 1/2″ and move your paper along and keep scoring.  It is a lot easier to use the Simply Scored.  Line the paper along the top edge and score down every 1.2cm or 1/2″.

Once you get to the end, then flip your paper strip over keeping the same edge of your paper along the Left Hand side of your Simply Scored (or Paper Trimmer).  Now you will score every  6mm or 1/4″.  Then concertina fold your strip all the way.  Add sticky strip to one end and join the strip into a circle.

Punch a circle from 1 1/4″ cardstock and add Sticky Strip or Hot Glue over the circle.  Gather up your Concertina ring into a medallion shape evenly spreading the folds out and then place your punched circle with adhesive face down on to the centre of the medallion.  This is where you need extra hands sometimes!!!!!  This is the back of the medallion.  Then turn your medallion over and decorate as you like.

There you go.  Add a medallion (or paper rosette) to your next special card.

Thanks for stopping by today,




I have another card to show you using the ‘Secret Garden’ Stamp Set.  This is similar to the card I showed in the last post but I did actually make this one first.  This is for my lovely friend Leonie N for her birthday.  I won’t tell you how old she turned!!! 😉


CARD: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery.

STAMP: Secret Garden.

INK: Black StazOn.

OTHER: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Ovals Framelits, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (retired), Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (retired), Adhesive Pearls.

I was really pleased with how this turned out.  I love this Embossing Folder.  You really don’t need much more to a card.  It just adds such lovely texture.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to you visiting again soon.  🙂