Melissas Paperie

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas cards

As usual for me, it was down to the last minute for making Christmas cards, and those of you receiving them probably got them after Christmas :)

music paper card

On this card, I decided to try making my own background paper similar to the newest PTI paper, Sweet Symphony. I stamped the Musical Background from Waltzingmouse Stamps onto Distressed Dots (PTI) paper with black ink. The focal image was created with Fillable Frame #10 and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse's The Compliments of the Season.

music paper card inside

And the inside also uses Compliments of the Season and the gorgeous scroll from PTI's Vintage Label set.

Christmas greetings

This card was made using some leftover Christmas patterned paper (Basic Grey and the Girl's Paperie, I think), Vintage Labels 14 set and Compliments of the Season, both from Waltzingmouse Stamps. A bit of sewing and some PTI ribbon.

I didn't have enough time to take pictures of the rest of the cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry belated Christmas to all! Hope that all of you that celebrate enjoyed a wonderful time with your families.

I want to share what we made and gave out to our neighbors this year. The treat is Ghiradelli brownies that we baked in some throw away pans from the Container Store. I added a ribbon and tag to each.

neighbor gifts

The tag was stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder onto Gold shimmery paper. The "Merry Christmas" comes from Holiday Jar Fillers, and the tag image from Fillable Frames.

neighbor gifts tag

On a personal note, my kids and I delivered one of these to our special older neighbor across the street and chatted with him a bit at that time. We got a call two days ago that he had passed away on Christmas night. God bless, Mr Marc and rest in peace with your beloved wife. (I couldn't show these treats without thinking and mentioning him). We will truly miss him!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Banner Challenge

It's my turn to host the PTI Princesses group challenge! And it is, banners! Use a stamp set, cut out some triangles or create a home-decor banner. Anyone can play along!

Here is the card I made using Banner Basics.

princess challenge banners

The sentiment comes from Just the Ticket, with I thought paired well with the banner. The paper is Dotty Biscotti.

princess challenge banners side

Thanks for coming by and I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

"Happy Birthday" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Banner Basics and Just the Ticket
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Pape: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz and Dotty Biscotti
Other: Banner dies, gems, sponge, pinking shears, foam dots

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2011 Calendar

December is full of family birthdays for our family, and my mom is one of them!

********Mom, if you are reading, please click away now!***************

I want to share the gift I made for her, for her birthday. I used PTI's large calendar sheets and stamped the flower for each month from the series, Year of Flowers. I didn't have November, December or January's yet, so I left November and December blank and I will send those to her when I complete them, ready to adhere with some Scor-Tape. I didn't want to leave the first page, January, blank, so I used the flowers from In Bloom.

The cover is very plain, as I thought it wouldn't be looked at much. I stamped the large rectangle from Take Note, the year with Fresh Alphabet and the scrolly motif (which I use on each page) is from Spooky Sweets II.











sept close




This was a big project, but so worth it! I studies Nichole Heady and Debbie Olson's coloring techniques for each flower, to color them as well as I could!

I am taking this to Staples to get bound tomorrow, and once I get it back, I will share how the finished product looks.

Thanks for coming by today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Take Care

Hi everyone!

I made this card a few weeks ago, and never got the chance to share it. It seemed seasonally appropriate at the time :)

staff get well

My T1 Copic needs a refill (or it's broken, I'm not sure which), so I'm using C2 lately for outlining, which is a bit too dark really.

Thanks for stopping by!

"Take Care" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Autumn Abundance, BB: Text
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Versamark, Antique Linen (Ranger), Enchanted Evening
Paper: Blueberry Sky and Vintage Cream
Other: sponge, rectangle Nestabilies for frame, Foam tape