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,




Twice in one day. Don’t die from shock!  This is a quick post.  This afternoon I thought I better whip up a tag for my Convention bag. With 700 people having the same bag you need a tag to identify your bag.  Now I could just tie a piece of ribbon on, but why not make a tag when I have so much time this afternoon – NOT!!!!

Here is my tag.


I have used the Blue Ribbon stamp set stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the 1 3/4″ circle.  I had to have some bling so punched a scallop circle with the 2 3/8″ scallop punch from Silver Glimmer paper.  The silver ‘J’ is cut on the Big Shot with the retired Timeless Type Alphabet die.  I added a length of Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon to tie it on to the bag.  I found the tiniest piece of Island Indigo Satin ribbon from Sale-A-Bration to tie on to the white grosgrain ribbon just to finish it off.  See those tiny little scraps of ribbon do come in handy!!

OK, enough from me today.  I still haven’t packed.  Thanks for stopping by again.


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I can finally show you this card now.  I made this a couple of weeks ago for a lovely friend for her special birthday.  Happy Birthday Andrea xx  I won’t say how old she turned (although you can probably work that one out. Hehe!!).

This is fun card to  create once you work out the scoring and folding.  I found this idea and the template on Valita’s blog here.  I wanted it green and sparkly although I don’t own any glitter except for Dazzling Diamonds.  Is that bad??  The numbers were cut in Lucky Limeade with the ‘Timeless Type’ Die on the Big Shot.  I then used the 2-way glue pen over the numbers and sprinkled poured over the Dazzling Diamonds.  I used the fantastic Sale-A-Bration set ‘Elementary Elegance’.  I can’t believe there is only one week left to get your hands on this set.  Sale-A-Bration finishes on the 31st March. (Have you got your free Sale-A-Bration set yet?).  For the centre of the flourish I had used the centre of the stamp that comes from the middle of the flourish and stamped this in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla card and then punched it out with the  Curvy Label Punch. I think I should have used Certainly Celery perhaps?  I wasn’t too happy with the result there when I looked at it after.  To finish I tied around some of the gorgeous Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon (that you can choose for Free during Sale-A-Bration), and I added some more bling in the centre of the crown with a Rhinestone.

Today we celebrated Andrea’s Birthday by going out to lunch.  It was planned for a couple of weeks ago for her Birthday but the weather played havoc with those plans.

Here we are:  At the back is the Birthday Girl Andrea and Tracey.  In front is Leonie N. and me!!  We had a lovely time: lots of laughs, good food and great company.  Thanks my lovely friends xxx (Thanks for the photo Tracey).

I still have lots of Sale-A-Bration cards to show you.  So stop by again very soon.

Jenny xx