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March 17, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Medallions Three - More Ideas

Hi Everybody,

Since the tutorial last week I have had many emails telling me how much you love the  Victorian Collection from Spellbinders

And many of you have also said that you have the Medallions Three and enjoy working with it.

So for todays tutorial I am staying with this lovely die and showing you a couple of ideas that you can do with it to ring the changes

I created my base card from Matting Basics A #7 (#1 is always the smallest)  in white

From some petty blue card I cut another mat from Matting Basics B  #7

The other white layer is cut from #4 Matting Basics A

Select  #2 and #3 from Medallions Three  and cut one layer in blue and then cut this piece in half neatly down the middle of the card.

Take the smaller white piece that you cut  and the two blue filigree halves  and place the outside patterned edges into the centre of the card and trim to fit.

I added my panels to the white with foam pads to give depth to the design

The next thing we are going to do is create a double frame to sit around this panel
From Matting Basics A take three dies ... #3 #5 and #6 and lay them all together on your white card

Tape them in place so that they don't move and with the EMBOSSING sandwich run them through the machine

This will push the impression of the dies into the card but won't cut it ... you are just embossing

Once you have embossed the card very carefully remove the centre die #5 without disturbing the other two dies

And this time you are going to use the  CUTTING sandwich for your machine

Once you have done this,  again carefully remove the tape and the dies from the card ...

... and this is what the card should look like with a double frame impression around the edge

To the back of this frame we can now attach the foam pads we need to raise it up

It can now fitted over the filigree panel that you created earlier and then mount all these layers to your base card.

Dress it up any way you wish and you will have a really pretty card to give to someone special.

I have added satin ribbon from Mei Flower to mine and tied it in a single bow

The blue and white flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Behind the flowers I have added some pieces of pearl flourish from Want2Scrap

And here is the exact same die used in another way to give you variation in your designs.

The base card and frame are created in the same way but I have added in the Medallions Three to the top and bottom of the frame and trimmed it to fit.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed and then cut with Labels One  and then mounted onto Luscious Labels One

There you have one die and two ways to use it as well as the variation I showed you in last weeks tutorial

Such a versatile die and such beautiful cards created from it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. they are just lovely, really will have to buy some more dies

  2. Lovely card, very classy.


  3. Superb tutorial, amazing how you cut these die shapes to create something quite different. Your skills are endless....thank you. Luv Ursula

  4. Hi Christina, thank you for the tutorial and your cards are beautiful again, must buy the Victorian d8e too

  5. Two lovely samples today Christina, thank you for the tips regarding embossing the frame, will store this away for use later, regards, Linda.

  6. beautiful card and love the blue colour ,very delicate looking.
    Marion H

  7. Morning Christina,
    Two lovely cards, they are beautiful. Great use of the die

  8. Hi Christina,another gorgeous card , and thank you for showing the way with your fantastic tutorial , i will certainly be having a try later today .
    Elaine H X

  9. thank you. they are all so beautiful.

  10. Absolutely beautiful, love everything about it.
    Will definitely have ago at this
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  11. Hi Christina, another beautiful card and brilliant tutorial. I have wanted this die for ages but it has been out of stock, I have finally been able to order it. Thanks again for the tutorial so helpful for crafters like me who find it hard to come up with inspiration for different ways of using these dies.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  12. Great ways to get more uses out of this lovely die. I don't have #3, I have one and two but I believe it would work with one of them. Thanks you for showing us more ways to use those dies!

  13. OMG Wow….. Good Morning Christina :) Awesome!!! Love, Love, Love it!! What a wonderful Tuesday tutorial on two gorgeous cards. Thank you so very much! I will enjoy a very busy day…. or two (cause I'm pokey) crafting these two beautiful cards. I don't have the 5x7 matting basics, but I do have the A2 matting basics A & B and I'm thinking I can make the aperture to the frame with the largest die and then cut around the outside of the card to the size I need. Thank you again for such a beautiful start to my day. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  14. ANother beautiful creation and a great tutorial


  15. I love the simplicity of this elegant card! TFS!

  16. Hi Christina A lovely card. I don't have the Medallion 3 die, so won't be able to create the same card, but I will be having a go with the medallion dies I have which are no's 2 and 7. Perhaps you could use those in one of your tutorials sometime? Margaret xxx

  17. Beautiful cards. I love them both. Wish I had the dies to make these. Keep inspiring, I really enjoy your artistry!

  18. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card, and as always a very good tutorial on how to use this die in different ways.

  19. Such beautiful cards....I love when you take a die and cut in half to make such a good use of die again....Love the color of soft blue
    Well done Christina

  20. Another 2 winners Christina - I have this die so will be having a go - after playing with the stash I bought on Saturday - I'm getting spoiled for choice xxxx

  21. Beautiful card Christina. I just love using my dies to emboss with. The tutorial was great. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. So delicate and soft looking. I will definitely watch for dies that I don't have, this one is very decorative. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne Crowe

  23. Hi Christina. Have just ordered the Die so cannot wait for it to come. What beautiful cards. Mavis xx

  24. Hi Christina, boy! Are they two beautiful cards or what!!! Love them!!
    Regards Liz.

  25. So beautiful and creative is your card as always you are so talented in lots of crafty ways x

  26. Hi Christina,
    Lovely card and thank you so much for the tutorial,
    they are always very helpful
    Take care Maria x

  27. Fabulous designs with this die Christina. I just love the Victorian medallions. Pat x

  28. So love this, really pretty and so simple. Now to go give it a go.

  29. Hi Christina,
    Another wonderful tutorial, two beautiful cards. I love these tutorials because they teach how to extend the use of your dies.

  30. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I don't have any medallions however I shall use the double frame technique and I shall come up with something. You really have inspirations that shine.

  31. Hi Christina, Your card is beautiful and thanks for the great tutorial.

  32. Hi Christina,thank you for another great tutorial you make it so easy to follow.
    A gorgeous card love the colours. Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  33. Thank you for yet another great tutorial and tips with a stunning creation to finish x x x


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