Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
This week's Friday Die Day is featuring First Place,
a Spellbinders steel rule die that enables you to make rosettes effortlessly.
The die cuts 4 shapes, the strip that concertina folds for the rosette,
two central pieces (star and circle) and the tail.

Being a steel rule die it is easy to cut multiples of the long strip.
For a largish rosette I used four strips.  Fold along the embossed lines
into hills and valleys.  Join together, I found liquid adhesive held perfectly well.

Join to create a ring.
Tip: to 'squash' down to create a perfect round rosette I used the bottom of a
little bucket that had a rim.  You could use the inside of your double sided tape reel,
anything that has a circle with a lip.


I made a larger and smaller rosette, easily gauged with the strips.
Place a circle on the reverse to keep them assembled - I used
To stack I placed foam pads to the middle. The decoration is a pearl brad.

This double rosette is adorning my memory jar.
I started this on 1 January, each time something nice happens I take a photo,
write the memory on the reverse. 
My plan is to open the jar on New Year's Eve and look back on nice events.
If you look to the right of the photo Bella was keen to investigate the memory jar too!

A close up of the rosettes.

Fantastic for adorning cards, making name tags, pop magnets on the back,
lots of options.
First Place is available and will work in the following machines:
Platinum™, Platinum 6™, Sizzix BIGkick,
Sizzix Big Shot/Express/Plus, Sizzix fabi, Sizzix Vagabond.
Take care friends and wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Don't forget to stop by on Sunday...Charity Kit Day!


  1. Morning All.
    A lovely project.
    Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning All.
    A lovely project.
    Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. A lovely die set. And so versatile Christine.
    I love the idea of the memory Jar, may do one myself.
    Chris xx

  4. Gorgoeus rosette, brings back memories of making them years ago. Gorgoeus memory jar and a gret idea. Have a good day xx hazel

  5. Lovely Rosette and colours used , great idea .
    Elaine H X

  6. Lovely project-great idea. Perhaps Bella wants her own memory jar??!!


  7. Morning Christine,
    Love your jar what a lovely idea, it's good to remember nice things.

  8. Hi Christine,
    Very pretty and useful rosette.
    Love the idea of a memory jar too.
    Take care. x.

  9. Hello Christine!
    Love the idea of a memory jar, and the Rosette is so pretty,
    Thanks for tip on how to make it stay still whilst you glue!
    Love Marg

  10. Morning Christine, A fabulous idea for the Memory Jar, and Bella loving it too !!
    I love making rosettes, and these look beautiful, thank you for the tip, I always have problems in getting the little 'circles' in the middle, they never end up in the middle haha.
    Enjoy your day in the City.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Lovely project Christine. Thank you for sharing this.