Melissas Paperie

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Card-Making Evening

Happy Wednesday! I want to share the cards that I designed for a card-making evening with some friends. We got together last night and had a great time! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket They made these three cards, and each person added their own style to them! Thanks for coming by! Melissa "Thinking of You" (all PTI unless noted) Stamps: YOF: Daffodil, Fillable Frame, Healing Touch Ink: Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart and Smokey Shadow Paper: Lemon Tart and Stamper's Select White Other: FF Die, Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon, foam dimensionals "Happy Birthday" Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Enjoy the Ride Ink: Hawaiian SHores, Simply Chartreuse and Berry Sorbet, Grape Jelly (Memento) Paper: Stamper's Select White, Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores Other: HS and Simply Chartreuse felt, small scallop border die, BBII dies, Plum pudding button, Button twine, double-ended banner die "Happy Mother's Day" Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Wreath for All Seasons, Delightful Dahlia (sentiment) Ink: LuLu Lavendar and Rich Cocao(Memento), Aqua Mist and Hibiscus Burst Paper: Vintage Cream and Lavendar Moon Other: Lavendar Moon satin ribbon, Mat Stack 4 die, foam dimensionals

Happy Mother's Day

I really love the new Postmarks set from PTI! I was playing around and came up with this card.


I stamped the postage stamp image with Fresh Snow ink onto Kraft cardstock. The label comes from Label Basics, which I cut out by hand. I stamped another postage stamp image onto a die cut stamp, using Berry Sorbet ink. I may go back and add a couple buttons or gems, it seems to need a little something more.

I've been busy working this weekend making some Easter cards for a friend, and designing and preparing some cards for a card-making evening with some friends on Tuesday. I'll share those soon.

Hope you had a great weekend!

"Happy Mother's Day" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Postmarks, Label Basics, Tag Its 2
Ink: Fresh Snow and Berry Sorbet, Creamy Brown and Chestnut Roan (Colorbox), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft and VIntage Cream
Other: Berry Sorbet Satin ribbon, Pop Dots, Postage Stamp die

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thanks so much

This card was made a while back, but never got posted, I guess! I'm not finding as much for blogging as I used to.


I was playing around with royal velvet when I made this, as well as Tag-Its 1.

Thanks for looking!

"Thanks so much" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps; Round and Round, Tag Its 1
Ink: Grape Jelly
Paper: Royal Velvet, Vintage Cream and Simply Chartreuse
Other: Royal Velvet satin ribbon, gems, copic marker to color gems

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cute as a button

My friend recently had a baby girl, so I was inspired to put together this card.

I attended a get-together of PTI stampers from the DC area a couple weeks ago, and I was lucky to use other people's stuff! I cut out and stamped some of the bitty backgrounds that you see on this card, as well as some button things.


I stamped the background using Polka Dot Basics II in Vintage Cream ink. The sentiment comes from Baby Button Bits.


On the inside, I used Inside and Out: Baby to add a verse and congratulations.

This card works for the current Passion for Papertrey challenge .

Thanks for looking!

"Cute as a button" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II, Bitty Background Basics
Ink: Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream, Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream and Sweet Blush
Other: Sewing machine, Pinking square die, Sweet blush satin ribbon, sweet blush buttons, Button Twine, double ended die

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Double the Love

More baby cards! My neighbor had twins last week, a boy and a girl, so I pulled out Bitty Baby Blessings to make a card.


I used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love, which I thoughted worked well for a baby card meant to include both a boy and girl.


For the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Inside and Out: Baby. I love that you can customize your greeting so well with that set!

Thanks for coming by!

"Double the Love" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Inside and Out: Baby
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Melon Berry and Vintage Cream, Earth Love (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Melon Berry satin ribbon, Mat Stack 4 die, Spellbinders tag die, button twine

Easter Blessings

I'm shaing a card that I made using Wreath for All Seasons. I went with a purple color scheme.


Not much more to say tonight. Thanks for stopping by!


"Easter Blessings" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons, BB: Tin Types, sentiment from Spring Baskets (WMS)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Grape Jelly and LuLu Lavendar (Memento), Vintage Cream, Versamark
Paper: Vintage Cream, Royal Velvet and Lavendar Moon
Other: Lavendar Moon Twill Tape, heat tool, clear detail embossing powder (Filigree), Mat Stack 4 Die

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I decided to play along with the latest CR84FN color challenge , which is to use some fun colors: orange, yellow and kraft. With all the rain we got today, I needed those bursts of color!


I first stamped the background using an image from Background Basics: Petal Power in Versamark ink onto Kraft cardstock, and then I heat embossed it. I die cut and stamped a couple of butterflies from Butterfly Dreams and Love Lives Here. I also stamped a bunch of the tiny butterflies from Round and Round. All the butterflies were stamped with Lemon Tart (PTI) and Apricot (Colorbox) ink. My wonderful orange zest ink is too dry to use :(.

You can't see in this photo, but I stamped the inside with "happy birthday" from Enjoy the Ride and added a couple of the tiny butterflies.

Thanks for taking a look!

"Happy Birthday" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Background Basics: Petal Power, Enjoy the Ride, Love Lives Here, Butterfly Dreams, Round and Round
Ink: Lemon Tart, Versamark, Apricot (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart
Other: Lemon Tart satin ribbon, Love Lives Here buttefly die, Butterfly Dreams butterfly die, Border punch, glue dots, Clear detail embossing powder (Filigree), heat tool, gem

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I had lots of fun playing around with my stamps and paper for a bit this afternoon! Here's one of the cards that I made.


The card base is Royal Velvet, then I layered a piece of Simply Chartreuse which was die cut on one edge using the small scalloped border die. I added a strip of Sweet Symphony paper, over which I added some gorgeous green ruffly ribbon. I then stamped the sentiment onto Lavendar Moon paper, cut with the double-ended banner die, using Grape Jelly ink. The last touch was to add a few purple buttons, one of which was tied with silk ribbon.


The color is much better and true to life on the close up.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

"Happy Birthday!" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Birthday
Ink: Grape Jelly (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, Lavendar Moon, and Sweet Symphony patterned paper
Other: green ribbon (???), silk ribbon, small scalloped border die, double-ended banner die, Plum pudding buttons

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thank You

Hi and Happy Wednesday!


I pulled out an old favorite, Damask Designs, to create a background for this card. The focal image, from Mat Stack 4 Collection, was stamped in Hawaiian Shores ink, with the center damask image stamped in Aqua Mist.

I LOVE these two colors together! I just need to buy an ink to match Royal Velvet.

Have a great day!

"Thank You" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Damask Designs, Mat Stack 4 Collection
Ink: Versamark, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist and purple (Colorbox)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet
Other: Clear detail embossing powder (Filigree), Royal Velvet satin ribbon, heat tool, corner rounder, Mat Stack 4 Die