Melissas Paperie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sweet birthday

Hope you're doing well! September certainly has been a busy month!

We recently attending our friend's 5th birthday, and here is her card.


I cut the scoops out with felt, as well as the 5 for the inside of the card.


I used Big Birthday Wishes for the inside and the ice cream comes from Sweet as Can Be.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Happy Monday!

I've been working on my Christmas cards, as you may remember. Here's another, this one uses Background Basics: Woodgrain and the 2010 Holiday Tags.


I used Mat Stack 4 and a Fillable Frame diecut for a layered look, and added a gem to each "berry" on the wreath. Simple, and easy to mail!

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Card Caravan Button Challenge

Hope you're having a great weekend!

I'm back with the next Card Caravan challenge, brought to you by The Hybrid Chick . This week's challenge is to use one or more buttons!

Here's my card:


I used Karen Lewis' digital kit Camporama . Aren't the colors and designs lovely?! I punched out some of the papers with my square punched and adhered them in this pattern after inking all the edges.

A Terracotta Tile button (Papertrey Ink) was added at each intersection, and I also added the little tag (Tiny Tags, Papertrey Ink) tied on with twine. The cardstock is also Terracota Tile (PTI).

I hope you'll check out our challenge and play along!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Christmas Tree

Hi! Well, the sun finally made an apperance this week! Thank goodness!

I'm happy to report that I finished my self-imposed mission to make cards using each of my Christmas sets. This card features an oldie-but-goodie, Believe, by PTI.


The background (Musical Backgrounds, WMS) was stamped onto Ripe Avocado cardstock, using Versamark ink. I also stamped the tree with versamark, and heat embossed it using Gold Zing embossing powder. In real life, it's sparkly!


I colored the tree with Copic markers, and stamped the label (Label Basics, PTI) with Creamy Brown ink (Colorbox).

Hope you have a great start to your weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another MIM

Happy rainy Thursday! I'm still making Christmas cards and Make It Monday cards! Here's today's version:


Still trying to decide if I should add a sentiment somewhere. The background was stamped using the little candy cane image from Tiny Treats: Holiday. I colored them with hot pink and red Copics, although it only looks red in the photo.

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sweetest Holiday Wishes

It's Wednesday! It's been raining so much here...hope you're dry where you are!

I am on a quest to make a card with every Christmas stamp set that I here is today's card using Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers.


I stamped and masked the three jars and the fillers. They all were colored using Copic markers, and I added glitter to the cookies using my Quickie Pen and Martha Stewart glitter. The sentiment, from Holiday Button Bits, was stamped onto a label from Label Basics. Finally, I tied a ribbon using 1/4" silk ribbon.

Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Merry Christmas to You

Good morning!

I've started working on my Christmas cards and will have a few to share over the next days.


For this card, I stamped the triangle wreath image from Tranquility Triology as a background. I then colored the small berries with a Copic marker. The sentiment comes from the Waltzingmouse Stamps set, The Compliments of the Season. I also used Mat Stack 1 Collection for the frame, and Mat Stack 1 die and the Layerz die.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Warm Wishes

Happy Monday, and Happy Labor Day to those in the US!

I am playing along with the latest Make It Monday, of which the challenge is to stamp a background with a stamp not initally intended to be for backgrounds.

I chose one of the flowers from Daydreamer to stamp as my background.


I then heat-embossed the Modern Wood Mat for Mat Stack 4 onto Royal Velvet cardstock. I also die cut and stamped some leaves from Harvest Berries, and stamped and cut out two blooms from Daydreamer. Finally, I added the Tiny Tag.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Card Caravan #1

Hello! I am a member of the newly-formed Card Caravan from here to see all the cards and view the details.


My card uses the digital kit Sew Cute , a collaboration between Sugarplum Paperie, Danielle Engelbretson Designs and Mari K. And it is indeed, so cute!

I used a couple of the digital papers for my card, and also printed off the thread spool image. I wrapped some twine around the spool to make it look real!

I hope that you'll check out our challenge and play along!

"Sew happy for you"
Paper: Sew Cute , a collaboration between Sugarplum Paperie, Danielle Engelbretson Designs and Mari K, Summer Sunrise cs (PTI)
Ink: Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Other: word processing for sentiment, Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon(PTI), Mat Stack 4 Die (PTI), Hawaiian Shores buttons (PTI), Twine

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pages with Papertrey #1

I'm playing along with a new scrapbooking challenge posted on the Papertrey Ink forum, Pages with Papertrey.

The first challenge is to use a PTI stamp set and die on a page. I made a page with the picture of my son holding his soccer trophy on the last day of soccer.


I used Have a Ball mini set, Mat Stack 1, and the Mat Stack 1 die and Layerz die. The red paper is Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for looking!