Melissas Paperie

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen!

I made a gift for my friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday. She loves sunflowers, so I tried to stamp some for her!

I used "From the Desk of" template to package her goodies, Background Basics: Retro for the dotted line background, Life for the sunflowers, and the sentiment comes from Vitage Picnic.

Thanks for stopping by!

"Happy Birthday" card and box
Template: From the Desk of
Stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Life, Vintage Picnic
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado
Other: Dimensionals, Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" circle punch, Dark Chocolate satin ribbon, Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon, Fiskars border punchp

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13

Here is Dawn's latest color challenge. I love the colors and had an idea to do something floral, inspired by that beautiful tin in the photo.

I used all Vintage Picnic for the stamps...I love that little floral background stamp, so sweet (click to enlarge to see better)! I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and paper pieced the basket with Bitty Box paper in Pure Poppy. The ribbon is Pure Poppy satin. That's about it...thanks for looking!


"Wishing you Well" (all products PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Vintage Picnic
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss
Other: Pure Poppy satin ribbon, Fiskars border punch, foam tape, Copics

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stamped table

Here is the table that I made for my daughter. I hope that she'll use it for tea and dinner parties, not for climbing and catapulting!

I found the mission-style kids table at Michael's on clearance and used my 50% coupon to get it for $7.50, what a deal! The chairs were $15 a piece. I painted them all with a couple coats of some basic white paint and then used my stamps and regular inks to decorate the table. I sealed the table with a spray sealant to make it waterproof.

I can't leave without a photo or two of the birthday girl, so here she is!

Thanks for looking!

Table (all products PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Everday Classics (Anniversary set), Fancy Flourishes, butterfly (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, violet (Cats Eye)

Happy Birthday to my baby!!

Today my daughter turns two! We really can't believe it...

Here is the invite that I made for her small party. She loves Dora so I had to include that (please don't turn me in for copyright infringement!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I will stop back with some photos of her tea party table after her party!

Birthday party invites (all products PTI unless noted)
Paper: Kraft, Plum pudding, Stamper's Select White, Bitty Dots
Ink: Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Other: adhesive, dimensionals, sewing machine

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday

This card uses "Life" stamp set as I try to channel some to Debbie Olson's talent! I was very inspired by her framed art piece here. I made this for a friend who will celebrate her birthday this Friday, but it's safe to post now because she doesn't read my blog.

I tried to distress the focal image using my sandpaper thingy and inked all the edges.
I hope to be back soon with photos of the tea party table I'm making for my daughter's 2nd birthday.

Thanks for stopping by!

"Happy Birthday" (all products PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Life, Vintage Picnic (for outside sentiment), Heartfelt Basics (for inside sentiment)
Inks: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream, Making Memories DP
Other: Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, sponge

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Life is too short, eat dessert first!

This card is going to my grandma, who lives life by this motto (smart woman)! I made it using Background Basics: Retro for the background dotted lines and Cupcake Collection for the adorable, glittery heart sprinkled cupcake!

I made a similar set of cupcake cards that I added to my Etsy shop if you are interested!

Thanks for stopping by!

"Life is too short, eat dessert first" (all products PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Background Basics: Retro and Cupcake Collection
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Plum Pudding
Ink: Plum Pudding,Dark Chocolate, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Other: Nestabilites ribbon tag die, Plum Pudding Satin ribbon, dimensionals, Doodlebug glitter, Marvy square scallop punch

Monday, July 13, 2009

Guess what...I made another template!

Sorry if you are getting bored, but yes, I did make another template. They are just so great for gift giving! This one is going to a little baby who probably won't notice it at all, but hopefully his mama will like it!

I used Lauren't captured card case template, but altered the size to fit the book.

Thanks for looking!

Michael card and box (all products PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Vintage Tea Dye
Paper: Aqua-like color (Bazzill), Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
Other: Aqua mist satin ribbon, pure poppy grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, Copic Markers

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another template, another picnic basket!

I seem to be all about making this pack a picnic template for gifts lately. I just can't's too darn cute! This will go to my friend's new baby. I tried to match up the colors to the outfit and I used Basic Grey's Lime Rickey papers.

I matched the card using some of the circles cut out of the Lime Rickey paper and a background stamp from Background Basics: Retro.

Thanks for looking!

"Sami" box and card: (all products PTI unless noted)
Template: Pack a picnic, Lauren Meader, My Timeless Templates
Stamps: Fresh Alpha, Polka Dot Basics, Simply Stationery, Background Basics: Retro, Everday Classics (Anniversary set)
Paper: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain, and Lime Rickey (Basic Grey)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Walnut stain distress ink (Ranger)
Other: Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon, brads (unknown), Nestabilites oval and scallop oval dies, EK Success edge punch, dimensionals, buttons (foof-ala and making memories), embroidery floss (DMC), sewing machine