Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Medallions and a Making Memories Giveaway! Mmmmm!

This is my 200th blog post! And it's Valentine's Day ta boot. Sounds like two very good reasons to host a giveaway to me. Do you agree? Good! Because I have an assortment of the brand new (and awesome) Bravissimo products from Making Memories to give to one lucky winner. Woot!


This giveaway is part of the Studio 5 segment I did today, which was all about medallions.



Like that? You can watch more of my segments on the Creating Keepsakes website. Thanks for your interest and support!

Now, here's how to make your own medallion base (the fluffy back part).

1. Cut a strip of flexible material (paper, fabric, crepe paper, burlap, felt, etc.) into a 1" x 12" strip.


2. Knot the end of a string several times, and run a basting strip along the bottom edge of the material.

3. Pull the fabric tight along the string to form the medallion shape.


4. With the medallion shape formed, stitch the two ends together and snip any excess thread. With that, you have your medallion base. Now it's just a matter of adding a delightful center.


Here are a few things you can make from a medallion base:

A medallion card


A medallion banner


A medallion gift bag.

A medallion gift bag (would also look cute on an Easter basket).

A medallion wreath, good for Valentine's Day or any other day of the year!



Medallion treats, made using my new cotton candy machine. Yum!

I hope these ideas get you in the medallion mood. For a chance to win the Bravissimo line from Making Memories, please leave a comment between now and this Friday, Sat 19. I'll randomly select a winner from the comments received.

Cheers!
Megan

29 comments:

Shemaine Smith said...

Ohh these are SOO cute! I saw that collection at CHA and loved every bit of it!

Jill C. said...

So many things you could do with these! I love it!!

sheila lopez said...

just lovely, thanks for showing the technique in ez to follow instructions!! Can't wait to try it!

Chelle said...

That is so cool..and easy. Love the wreath.

Samantha said...

Cute AND easy? Total win!

And congrats on the 200th post.

jacqueline s. said...

Totally cute. Totally quick and easy too. Medallions have so many uses in crafting. Thanks for showing us. :-)

Terry said...

I saw your video on Studio 5 and loved all of your projects. Can't wait to see what you make for St Patrick's Day!

Heather Landry said...

I always wondered how to make those! Thanks so much for sharing. Your projects are darling!

Emily Call said...

can't decide which project I heart more! Loved them all.

~Debby~ said...

Yeah! Congrats on your 200th post.
I thank you so much for the tips on how to make these. What else was popular at CHA?

vbscrapper said...

Thank you so much for all of the great ideas and how to techniques.

kimi said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I have been trying to make the medallion but mine never turn out looking so great...errrr. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

sarahw said...

Super cute! What a festive way to decorate.

kolbi said...

I think I'll be making some medallions real soon!

Just Us said...

I just made a bunch of flowers with this same method-so cute and quick!!

Wendy said...

Cute ideas! I LOVE Making Memories (and Creating Keepsakes).

Katey said...

Making Memories?! I love Making Memories! AND a giveaway? Wowza, that's two things I love!

Kell Bell said...

So cute can't wait to try some and it looks like even a no sewer like me can do it.
Thanks love your blog. Took one of your classes when you were here in Fort Lauderdale you were great

Kara Ward said...

Hey girlie!!!

Love your blog and miss you and Kim already!
I had to create all by myself today. I played the stereo really loud so I didn't have to feel so alone!!!! Looking at my pretty card right now on my studio desk. Miss you girls!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! I can't wait to get this line--LOVE LOVE LOVE it:)

Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Ruth said...

This are cute, you always have great ideas to share, i love it when your blog pops up in my reader with something new. thank you!

mandi said...

Those are adorable. Those would be great as a scrapbook embellishment.

stephiemarie21 said...

I can't wait to try these! and I love that you have a cotton candy machine!! How fun!

Nicole said...

OMG, sooooo cute love the medallion projects. I will be expecting that love medallion card i the mail any day now (lol). Its so cute. Congrats Meghan on yur 200th blog post. YAYAYAY

{VICKI} said...

Woo Hoo on 200!

thanks 4 the chance

Julia said...

Fabulous projects Megan and you're a natural on tv! So cool!

photochic said...

These medallions are so adorable! I'm GOING to have to make some of these. ;)

Kristin Hayne said...

I just adore these!! Great job!!

dubb and dawni said...

I loved you on STUDIO 5. Love your cute ideas!