Melissas Paperie

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November PTI Blog Hop

Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!

Our theme for this month's PTI blog hop is tags. Here are some I made with the Tag Sale 1 die, the stamp set Peace, Be Still and the coordinating dies (Thanks, Amy!!!)


I used Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz and Vintage Cream. The snowflake was heat embossed with white detail ep.

2nd tag

I wrapped some Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon around this tag and tied the Hawaiian Shores twill ribbon with some silk ribbon on top.

1st tag

The focal image on this tag was cut with the Limitless Layers die and then I used the snowflake die to create a cut-out portion. The smallest snowflake was stamped on the background with Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores inks.

Thanks for stopping by!

"Joyeux Noel" tags (ALL PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Peace, Be Still
Ink: Versamark, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: Limitless Layers, Tag Sale 1, Peace Be Still
Other: Silk ribbon, Raspberry Fizz Satin, Hawaiian Shores Twill, Rustic Cream Twine, Foam Tape, White Detail Embossing Powder (Filigree), Heat Tool, sponge, Hawaiian Shores detail

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Desktop Calendar

Today I'm sharing a desktop calendar I created using PTI's CD cases, the Calendar die, the stamp set Calendar Basics, along with other sets.


Each month is a different color cardstock, with the image heat embossed with white detail embossing powder (Filigree).


I tried to choose colors that reflected the mood of each month.




It ended up being a close squeeze with all that thick cardstock, so I made a strip of cardstock with the label for the spine of the CD case. It was tricky to get a strip that small to cut straight, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Have a great day!

"2011 Calendar" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Calendar Basics, Year of Flower sets, Snowflake Serenade, In Bloom and First Fruits
Paper: Various PTI cardstocks, Mini calendar pages
Ink: Versamark, various PTI inks, and Dark Chocolate
Other: White Detail EP (Filigree), Calendar page die, CD case, heat tool

Friday, November 19, 2010

Warm Wishes Mitten

Happy Friday!

I want to share some mitten gift card holder/ornaments that I made, and I think they are so cute!

poppy mitten

I found a mitten template online, printed and cut it out. I then cut two pieces of felt and pinned the template onto the felt as a pattern and cut. Then I machine stitched the two pieces together and embellished!

poppy close

The tag was cut with a Spellbinder die, and I stamped a tiny snowflake and sentiment. I punched a hole with my Crop-a-dile and strung the ribbon with tag and bell through it.

Here are some more colors:

cream mitten

Cream and Blueberry Sky

raspberry mitten filled

Raspberry Fizz

ocean mitten

And Ocean Tides.

These mittens can fit a gift card, with room enough for a candy cane or other treat.

I have them listed in my Etsy shop for anyone interested.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Happy Thursday!

tag set side

Here are some gift tags that I made recently as part of my offerings for last night's craft fair. I love those little images!! I packaged them up by tying some shimmery gold ribbon around the set.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Fillable Frame 9, Tiny Treats: Christmas
Ink: Pure Poppy, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Stamoer's Select White
Other: Copic markers

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Glitter cards

I'd been meaning to try the glitter to scor-tape technique for a long time now, and I finally sat down to do it the other night. I used Martha Stewart glitter, and couldn't help but pull out the one that matches Hawaiian Shores!

love peace joy glitter

This first card has some non-traditional colors for a holiday card, and is very clean and simple.

merry and bright glitter

My second card reminds me of a gift! Same idea with the strips of scor-tape and glitter.

Hope you have a great day!

"peace love joy" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Simply Chartreuse
Paper: Vintage Cream and Hawaiian Shores
Other: Scor-tape, glitter (Martha Stewart)

"merry and bright"
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Pure Poppy
Paper: Vintage Cream and Hawaiian Shores
Other: Scor-tape, Glitter (Martha Stewar), double-sided satin ribbon (Paper Source)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

How is your Monday? I'm excited (and nervous) to be leading my first card "class" tonight!

I made these card recently after realizing how cute this stamp would love with the Distressed Dots paper.

holly jolly bttons
Thanks for coming by!

"Holly Jolly Christmas" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Magenta (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Rustic White and Distressed Dots
Other: Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Scarlet Jewel buttons, Rustic cream twine, sewing machine, sponge

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

I'm back! I'm trying to use each stamp in the Holiday Jar Filler, not just those gorgeous snowflakes that I reach for all the time! So here's my cocoa card.

warm winter cooca

I applied liquid applique onto the marshmallows and heated it with my heat tool, but I'm not super impressed with the results...kind blobby! The paper is from Distressed Dots and I used the small scallop border die to cut my mat cardstock.

Hope you have a great day!

"Warm Winter Wishes" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Holiday Jar Fillers, Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Rustic White and Distressed Dots
Other: sewing machine, foam tape, sponge, small scallop border die, liquid applique and heat tool

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Free photo cards from Shutterfly!

Ok, I'm back again with a quick post!

I wanted to share an amazing deal I came across recently for bloggers. Shutterfly is giving bloggers 50 free holiday cards just by blogging about their amazing products and sharing the love!

I would like to show you some of my favorite photo cards. I prefer folded cards so I have lots of room to write a note inside...

I love that I can include two photos, one of each of my children and I love the font on this one!

This one has a great sentiment!

I love the elegant background on this one!

Check out all the photo holiday cards here . They also have some really cool calendars (and it looks like they are on sale!), view those here .

And of course, Shutterfly has some amazing photo books!! I make them regulary as gifts for my mother-in-law, and I did a Year in Review photo book for 2009, last December, which my kids love to page through.

The most special photo book I've made, with Shutterfly, was a book for my grandmother in England for her 90th birthday. I included photos of all her family and used a format from a digital scrapbooking company to make it beautiful!

You can view all the possibilities for photo books here .

Bloggers can get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly: Check it out here .

Have fun browsing!


This month is flying by!! I can't believe I haven't posted yet in November. I've been making a ton of things for a craft fair this week, so I plan to post some of what I've been up to!

snowflake jar

This card was made using Background Basics: Tin Types as the background, Holiday Jar Fillers and the original Friendship Jar set.

snowflake jar close

As you can see, I cut the jar label with felt, fun!

Thanks for coming by!

"Peace" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: BB: Tin Types, Friendship Jars, Holiday Jar Fillers, 2009 Holiday Tags
Ink: Blue (Colorbox), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Copic markers
Paper: Kraft, Blueberry Sky and Vintage Cream
Other: Simply Chartreuse felt, silk ribbon, pinking shears, foam tape, glitter (Martha Stewart)