Wednesday, October 12


ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?  Didn't you just love those cards at Stephanie's blog?  She is so creative.

More fun is awaiting you here at my blog as well.  I have tackled how to make a medallion or "lolly" as our Canadian friends seem to call them.  The pretty folded materials that are the main part of an award ribbon.  What do you call them?  I call them medallions.  My card below has one of those medallions on it for your viewing pleasure.

 Aren't the colors so fun?  I used Perfect Plum card stock for the base and the "lolly", the designer paper is Cast a Spell, and I also used whisper white and pumpkin pie card stock  I also used pumpkin pie satin ribbon, and the scallop oval and scallop circle punches.  Also the circle punch.

 Here is a nice closeup of my Lolly or Medallion.  I used 1 1/2" wide cs, cut across the width of the paper, or 8 1/2 inches, and used two pieces.  I used my Simply Scored tool (LOVE IT) to score every half inch.  Then I adhered the two pieces together with sticky strip so it will hold well, and bring the ends together to form a circle and adhered them the same way.  Then I pushed down on the middle until it all flattened out into this beautiful rosette medallion.  I TRIED EVERY TAPE AND GLUE UNDER THE SUN, I REALLY DID!! Most would not hold, some held but then popped open later and were a sticky mess.  You know what worked for me and is still holding?  HOT GLUE.  I punched a circle of scrap and put hot glue all over it, then put my rosette medallion on top of it and held it down with my fingers until the glue cooled, just a minute or so.  VOILA.  It was stuck permanently.  No need to worry how the back looks, because it was then glued to the card so it does not show.  I used sticky strip for that part.  It doesn't matter what kind of glue you use for the top decorations because they do not have any stress of the folds pulling because those were taken care of by the hot glue on the back.  LOVE THAT HOT GLUE GUN WHEN YOU NEED SOME MUSCLE!!

On the right side of the rosette medallion, I put some sticky strip and then pinched and pleated some ribbon until it was as full as I wanted it to be.  Looks like I gathered and sewed it, but I did not.  I wanted easy after fighting with all those glues to figure out the lolly!!  ha

The Stamp sets I used were:  Scaredy Cat for the BOOOO, Wicked Cool for the witch hat and boots.  I also used markers to color in the details on the hat and boots.

Here it is again for one final look.  Click on the photo for a large photo to get a good look.

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I saw this idea somewhere on the web and forgot to write down whose it was.  If it is your original idea, please let me know so I can give you credit, ok?

Have you tried the wonderful Simply Scored tool yet?  It is precise and so easy to use.  I LOVE how I can do so many things easily and quickly with it.  Here is an idea with these Lollies, medallions or rosettes.  This is from Stampin' Up!, but I am working on my own version.
LOVE the fall colors of the card stock and Spice Cake designer paper.  AND look at the size of those buttons - these are made to go with the Spice Cake suite of paper and cloth.  Also included is the 1 1/2" espresso ribbon, antique designer brads, other buttons and brads.  FUN FUN FUN.

 Here are some smaller lollies/medallions on goodies bags from a recent party.  The First Edition designer paper with black or black and white striped ribbon is such a classic look.  AND we cut out some vinyl monograms for each person who attended.  CUTE CUTE CUTE
Close up of two of the goodie bags with their lollies on them.  Buttons, large pearl buttons, brads, small ribbon rosettes, etc. can be used for the middle of the lollies.

Another Halloween card but this time NO lollies.  I call it my BAT Masterson Symphony.  I took the Newsprint designer paper sheet that has music notes on it and then I  stamped bats where the notes are and heat embossed black embossing powder mixed with irridescent ice embossing powder.  After I was finished with the bats, I sponged Concord Grape, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade ink on the music script.  It made it look a bit like a Halloween sunset, I think.  It is a fun card for my grandkids.  SPOOKY

One more idea for Halloween - we got some of those little mini pumpkins and decoupaged newsprint all over them.  Then cut out vinyl Halloween characters to stick onto them.  Black and white ribbons on the stems and we had a hit with all those who attended the party. They took them home for favors when the party was ovet/

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Thank you for looking at my creations.  I would love to hear from you - won't you leave me a comment?

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  1. yes hot glue! i learned this the hard way too when i was making best costume award ribbons last halloween! lol! great job on all the rosettes, projects, cards, and newsprint covered decoupage pumpkins! you're really outdone yourself jen! can't wait for the next one!

  2. Beautiful lollies. But, those gift bags knocked my socks off. Love them! Thanks for sharing this week.

  3. Jennifer, I adore all your projects! I wish you were closer to me, so you could help me. What a great idea you had with the covered pumpkins, so very cool! TFS!

  4. Love the lollies. Thanks for sharing your cards and ideas!
    Kristie G.

  5. Great idea to use the hot glue rosettes (as I call them) don't seem to hold together with any sort of adhesive. I'll try the hot glue gun for sure now!

  6. wow, you have been very busy. Love all of your projects. That Rosette witch card is too cute!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  7. Great projects! I have thoroughly enjoyed hopping by each day! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love all your goodies Jennifer, your cards are cute, I had the same problem with the medallions and I also use my glue gun for that job :D Love the newsprint bags and the newsprint pumpkins, Fun! TFS

  9. OMGoodness, thanks for sharing so much inspiration.


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