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Medallion Sunshine - version 2

Medallion Sunshine for MoxieFabWorld Version 1

Hi Everyone.  Happy Wednesday night.

Well, I am back at home and managed to get a few minutes - about an hour - in my stamping room tonight.  It was really good to get my hands on my scissors, paper and glue!  It's considerably colder here than where I was though! 

I got home to some new goodies, too!  I managed to unpack them and mount the stamps, but haven't had the chance to play with them yet.  Hopefully you will be getting some sneak previews of the new occasions mini over the next few days.

I saw the challenge across at Moxiefabworld - to create an "all occasions" card.  Well, I needed a couple and had this idea in my head around the Medallion stamp.  I really did resist buying this stamp - but am loving it now.  Don't you find you do that?  I bought a couple of MUST HAVE stamp sets - and have hardly touched them... and yet, others, like this one... well... you get the picture!

I have a non-SU sentiment stamp that I bought at a local mega store.  I bought it purely because I love the sentiment and have found it very useful.  The sentiment gave me an idea....mmmm..... "wishing you a day bright with sunshine"..... well, two things struck me.... BRIGHT and SUNSHINE.  Which got me to a color scheme.  Daffodil Delight.  A color I hardly ever use - and it is certainly BRIGHT.  So, bright?  Check!  Now.... SUNSHINE....mmmmm..... AH.... got it!  SUNSHINE?  Check! 

I liked the idea so much that I decided to make two entirely different cards using exactly the same colors and stamps.  I will show you version 1 and version 2 on different nights.  Then you can tell me which you like best.  Here's Version 1

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I was really pleased with the way it came out.  It's also really simple to make.  I made the Medallion the sun :-)

Card recipe - all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Medallion Background stamp ( 115223), sentiment non-SU
  • Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (119246) (such great value!), Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon (119750)

Creating this card is so easy.  All you need to do is

  • create a Daffodil Delight layer - 5-1/4 x 4.  Stamp the sentiment into the lower right hand corner.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 5" by 2 5/8. 
  • Ink up the Medallion using Daffodil Delight and stamp it onto the Whisper White piece - stamping off the bottom onto a piece of scrap paper.  Tip:  To make the medallion look "right" make sure that you stamp it off the top and side, too.  This anchors the stamp onto the page and also makes it fit into the "thirds" rule. 
  • Adhere Whisper White layer to Daffodil Delight layer.  Wrap ribbon around - secure at the back and tie into a knot.  Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the Daffodil Delight layer and place this layer on the card base.
  • Lastly, add the bling!
  • Tip:  For the inside - I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight and made it the same size as the front Daffodil Delight layer.  I inked up my Medallion stamp again and stamped it off the bottom left corner.  This helps to tie the front and inside together.  It also leaves lots of space for you to write inside.

So, what do you thinik?   You know I really love to hear what you have to say.  Your feedback helps me to decide what to place on my blog for your viewing pleasure.

Don't forget to pop along to moxieworld.  They are having several challenges right now and there are lots of wonderful goodies for you to drool over.

On a personal note:

It is wonderful to be home.  I really miss my bath, my bed, my pussycats, my husband and my tea!  Not necessarily in that order!

Talking of husbands, in my absence Lou finished decorating the outside of the house.  It looks fabulous.  I'll take some pics to show you.  With the snow - it all really feels very festive.

I was saddened to hear of Elizabeth Edward's passing yesterday.  Regardless of your political stance, that woman showed immense courage as she faced down her disease - and her husband! 

Well, I am off to maybe make a card with my new goodies!  Oooh... talking of new goodies - Beverly had the second of her workshops this past weekend.  Her projects were fabulous and I heard from your stampers that they had a fabulous time.  Way to go, Beverly!  Robin, I bet you wish you could have been there for the party!  Cherie, I hope you had a great week vacation.  Brenda, I hope you and your mom had a fabulous time at the retreat.  Rach, sounds like you had a good time at yours!

Prayers tonight for:  Germaine, Pri, Adelle, Arthur, Rose.  Soozie, I am adding you and your mom to my prayer list.  I saw your post on SCS today saying that you were visiting the nursing home. 

 

Comments

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Joyfuljan

Hi Jaydee, I just found your blog today through Pinterest and this card. I had to follow it to your blog and tell you that I absolutely love it. I have to look now to find the greeting so that I can CASE you. haha I love to make cards for shut-ins, veterans in hospital, troops, etc and this card will make so many smile. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation and I hope you don't mind if I copy. Blessings!

Darlene Groseclose

The medallion stamp and daffodil delight are two of my favorite stampin up supplies so needless to say, I love your card.

Cath

Hey Jaydee! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions All Occasion challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Rachel D

That's such a clever way to use that stamp. Love the bling, too. :)

Robin K

Yes, I wanted to be there to help her. She took on a lot at one time. I know very seasoned SUDs that have a hard time keeping up w/ experienced stampers. I loved her projects. Don't think I stole any ideas though...lol

Robin K

I need to buy that card!! A dear friend has her last injection of herceptin today. She's been battling bilateral breast cancer for yr and she has *won*!!! Pls let me know what we can work out.

Sally Davis

I too love this card. I have run out of ideas of how to use this stamp. Now I have a new one! Thanks.

Janna B.

Love the card Jaydee. I love the Medallion stamp. Glad you made it home safely.

Doris D.

WOW! This is a fabulous card and I am sure it will brighten someone's day. Good job!

Rach

Yellow is absolutely my most favorite color and this card shines! (No pun intended, although, very well done of me. ;oP) What an inspired use of the Medallion stamp! This is an incredibly cheerful card and anyone would be put in a good mood when they received it. :o)

I had to chuckle at your mention of resisting buying the Medallion stamp. I saw it and coveted it immediately, but balked at the price. Silly me. Once I got it, I couldn't stop using it, lol!

I *have* been enjoying our Retreat--last night was the last evening for it, though.

My prayers for everyone, especially Soozie and her mama.

Hugs!

Beverly

Oh such sunshine and the card is lovely! You really know how to pick those stamps and come up with something out of the blues. I am glad to hear that you have heard from some of the stampers from the workshop. I was wondering about that. Thanks Jaydee for all the help you have given me. Would love to see some pix of the decorations ... have a great day and welcome home lady.

Ann Schach

What a gorgeous card! So bright and cheery! Love it!

Missy

Beautiful card Jaydee!
Huge hugs & prayers to all in need!

Susan

Jaydee, I love your bright, sunny, cheerful card! And thanks for adding me and my mom to your prayer list! I haven't been to your blog in awhile, and here I saw my name mentioned on today's post!

My mom is doing very poorly - she's down below 80 pounds and has "days to weeks" to live. Last week they were saying "weeks to months". But only God knows how long, and though it's SO hard to see her like this, she doesn't seem to be in pain. Today I don't think she knew I was there (despite my telling her a few times), but you never know - she might have heard, but just didn't/couldn't respond. I am thankful for the good care she's getting there.

Thanks for the prayers!

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