Melissas Paperie

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome, little baby

I'm back today to share a fun baby gift and card that I made recently for little Ruby!


I used Beautiful Blooms II for the card with some fun colors!


The inside of the card was stamped with a saying from Inside and Out: Baby.

card inside

I cut the felt with the butterfly and Beautiful Blooms II dies and then hand-stitched them to the onesies.

shirt flowers

shirt butterfly

And the last one was stamped with Butterfly Dreams and Fresh Alpha for her name.

shirt name

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, June 25, 2010

June PTI Blog Hop

It's blog hop time again! And our challenge this month is to use our favorite color combo. I don't have just one, but I do love Hawaiian Shores and Lavendar Moon together.

When I saw this card I was blown away! Loved it so much that I was inspired to try several of the elements on my own card. I used the same Label 4 die, sponged the background and paper pieced the lilies. The card ends up looking a very different style though.

June PTI blog hop

Thanks for hopping by!

(all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF: Lily of the Valley
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger), Copics
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream, Lavendar Moon Bitty Dot
Other: LM satin ribbon, HS buttons, Label 4 Die (Spellbinders), Rustic cream twine, sponge, In Bloom Impression Plate

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I'm back tonight to share my card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #3.

Here's the lovely sketch:

And my card using Free Spirit Stamp set and some Sultry paper by Basic Grey:


And here's the inside:

WMSC 3 inside

Have a great night!

"Happy Birthday"
Stamps: Say it With Style and Free Spirit (WMS)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger), Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Copic markers
Paper: Vintage Cream and Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Sultry (Basic Grey)
Other: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), gems, sponge, sewing machine

Happy birthday

Rose happy birthday

All you PTI fans will recognize this card as a CASE (copy) of Nichole Heady's card. I didn't buy the new paper though, so I created my own using Polka Dot Basics II with vintage cream ink onto Aqua Mist.

I've been struggling to feel creative lately, so I found that CASEing has helped me at least get into my craft room and make something.

Thanks for looking!

"Happy birthday" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF: Rose, Enjoy the Ride sentiment
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Vintage Cream, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Aqua Mist and Spring Moss
Other: Apron Lace border punch (EK Sucess), Foam tape, sponge, In Bloom impression plate

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Father's Day cards

Since I didn't get them sent off in time this year, it seems appropriate to also post them here a few days after the actual day, LOL!

This is the one that I made for my husband. It uses A Little Argyle and Fillable Frame 5. The cs is Smokey Shadow and the rest Enchanted Evening.

I made this card for my dad, in hopes that he enjoyed a weekend full of sunshine and was able to golf! The card was made using Distressed Stripes, Up, up and Away and Fillable Frames 5 sentiment.

Lastly, the card I made for my husband's grandfather. I was still thinking golf with this one, I guess! It uses A Little Argyle and Fillable Frames 5.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thanks for Everything

Hope you're having a great week, so far! I made this card recently and CASEd this card that I made back in February.

I changed the blue to Hawaiian Shores and used a different sentiment. I really loved the first card, so I felt fine with using the exact layout again another time--sometimes you just don't want to reinvest the wheel, right??

Thanks for looking!

"Thanks for everything" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: BB: Petal Power, YOF: Sweet Peas for sentiment, Blooming Button Bits
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz
Other: HS satin ribbon, HS buttons, sponge, Rustic cream twine, glue dots

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Thank You's

I had a couple requests for teacher cards from friends, so I made up a few variations of the cards shown below. I used lots of Cosmo Cricket paper for these, which I think is some really fun paper!!

This card is a CASE of Debbie Olson's card in the latest issue of Paper Crafts, although there are quite a few difference, the basic layout is similar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

May your day...

I know that all you PTI fans have been seeing the peeks of the new jar set--isn't it so cute??!! I started to think about what I had similar to that already and I remembered the little jar in the Studio Style set!

So this little card was born...with an image than any button-crazed crafter would consider a happy sight! My pretty button collection definitely makes me happy!

Thanks for coming by!

"May your day be filled with happiness" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Studio Style and Big & Bold Wishes
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers
Paper: Rustic Cream and Smokey Shadow
Other: black gems and True Black satin ribbon

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thank you, Teacher

Last week was a busy one! Being the last week of preschool meant different parties, "celebration" (graduation), picnics and through in some appointments--we were running around!

For our wonderful teacher's cards, I made them very simple. The different classes are named after animals so my daughter,Kennedy, aged 2, was in the Pandas.

Colin, aged 5, was in the Lions.

Next year we'll bein the Monkey class for Kennedy and I love the fun teacher that she'll have! We are seriously so lucky to have such amazing teachers at our school!

I'll be back soon with some more teacher thank yous that I made for a friend.

Thanks for looking,

"Thank you, teacher" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Boy set (Sandylion), Teacher's Apple
Ink: Bronze Mettalic (Brilliance), True Black and Dark Chocolate
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart
Other: Foam Tape and gems

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thanks for Everything

Hi! This card was made using YOF: Sweet Peas, BB: Text and a sentiment from on the of the YOF sets. I colored the stems and leaves with Copics and then stamped over the whole cardfront with the text background. Then, I stamped a second set of the flowers, colored those and put them in place. I tried to take my time with the coloring, rather than rush like I usually do, LOL!

Sorry for the blurry pic, I was in a hurry when I took it, and now it's off to its receipent so I can't redo it.

Hope you have a great day!

"Thanks for everything" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF: Sweet Peas, BB: Text, sentiment from one of YOF
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger), Copics
Paper: Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet
Other: New Leaf Grosgrain ribbon, foam tape, sponge

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lily of the Valley

Happy Sunday!

I made a set of three cards using the Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley stamp set and the background circles from Round and Round. This card set is off to my mom whose favorite flowers are Lily of the Valley.

I also used the large rectangle from Take Note to frame my focal image, an idea shared by Erin Lincoln here .

Thanks for coming by!

"Lily of the Valley" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamp: YOF: Lily of the Valley, Take Note, and Round and Round
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Simply Chartuese
Paper: White and Kraft
Other: Copic markers, white colored pencil, foam tape

Friday, June 4, 2010

You've been so sweet

It's Friday! We have one more week of preschool about you??

This was a super fun card to make! I used two Copic markers to color my silk ribbon and had a blast adding the little gems to my sky scene.

Thanks for looking!

"You've been so sweet" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Up, Up and Away and sentiment from Year of Flowers: Daffodil??
Ink: Deep Lagoon and Chestnut Roan (Colorbox), Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Fresh Snow, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Kraft and Vintage Cream
Other: 1/4 in Silk Ribbon, gems, sponge, Copic markers

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday! My card today features some gorgeous digital papers releasing today at The Digichick called Berry Sweet .

I also used some elements from the 2009 PTI Anniversary set and the sentiment is from Delightful Dahlias.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's a baby shower!

One thing I was busy making on my blog absence is baby shower invites! I made thirty of these for a friend and I have to thank Nadine for helping me when I ran out of ribbon and Emily/Sky Nacho for helping me find more paper that I used for the bears!

I stamped the left portion using the distressed frame from Luck of the Irish and used the Polka dot impression plate for the main card face. The bear comes from Baby Button Bits as does the sentiment.

Thanks for coming by to look!

"It's a Baby Shower" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Luck of the Irish, Baby Button Bits
Ink: Spring Rain, Creamy Brown and Chestnut Roan (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream, Chiffon Dots pp (Bo Bunny)
Other: Circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities die, sponge, foam tape, Polka Dot Impression Plate, Dark Chocolate swiss dots ribbon