Melissas Paperie

Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Happy Harvest

Here are two more cards from the set I'm making for our pool fundraiser.

red scarecrow

I had a lot of fun stamping this scarecrow (from Happy Harvest, Wplus9)! I used PTI's sunrise impression plate on the red cardstock background. The squares were cut using PTI's Limitless Layers: Squares dies, and the bottom piece with the sentiment was cut with a Fabulous Frame die.

blue scarecrow

I impressed the blue cardstock with PTI's Picnic impression plate, and used the banner die from Fabulous Frames. Both sentiments are from Wplus9's Happy Harvest.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday and Thanks

I'm back after a break with some cards that I made for our pool's silent auction this weekend.

I made a set of cards using Wplus9's Happy Harvest. It is so cute! Check out those adorable sunflowers!


I had a "cheap attack" (ahem...Suzanne ;) ) and didn't buy the dies, but the images were very easy to cut out. For the first card I used PTI's woodgrain impression plate on the background kraft cardstock. The square and layer were cut with PTI's Limitless Layers Square dies. Sentiment from Happy Harvest.


Same idea, different impression plate. This time I used PTI's Linen one on the Simply Chartreuse layer. This sentiment is also from Happy Harvest.

I made one other one with the exact same design and a "thinking of you" sentiment. I'll be back later to show the super cute scarecrow cards made using the same set.

Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love Grows in Happy Homes

Recently, The Digichick celebrated homecoming! I made a homecoming float for the parade, featuring Digichick Alumna Mari Kogelenberg's Berry Sweet digital kit .

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous, creative hybrid floats here .

Here's a ton of photos of my float







I also used Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Easter Basket Template and her Sweet Birdhouse Template .

The felt strawberries were cut using PTI's Strawberry Patch dies, and I also used PTI's fence die, which I impressed with the Woodgrain impression plate. I used PTI's banner dies for the bunting, and stamped the little bird from Little Bitty Bird and the sentiment from Love lives Here.

If you have any questions about specific products used, feel free to ask.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday

It's another Card Caravan Challenge! This week's theme is paper piecing.


I used a PTI stamp set, Baby Button Bits, and stamped the flowers onto this pretty digital paper from Stellajane Design's Summer Rain paper pack . Each flower and leaf was cut out, and after stamping the flowers a second time onto white cardstock, I adhered each in place.

I hope you'll check out our latest challenge over at The Hybrid Chick!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday

So happy to be participating in the Waltzingmouse Stamp's August Blog Hop!

This month's theme is birthdays: and funnily enough today is my birthday!

We are actually on vacation so I may not be able to hop around to visit all the projects until our return next week.


I stamped the checkered portion using Off Beat Backgrounds onto kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from Say It Loud, and the flowers come from Asian Gardens.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thanks just doesn't seem like enough

Happy weekend! Hope you're having a great one so far. I just came back from running 8 miles--my longest distance yet! I'm training to run a half-marathon on September 9th and 13 miles still seems soooo long!

I'm playing along with the latest Play Date Cafe color challenge and also decided to make a square card for the next CASual Friday challenge .

For my card, I cut out strips of varying widths of Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest and Harvest Gold cardstock. After adhering them onto my cardstock, I heat embossed a medallion from Mehndi Medallion with white powder, and added a sentiment from Autumn Abundance.


This card is being sent to someone to whom "thanks" is not enough!

Have a good day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thanks for being so sweet

It's Cloud 9 bog hop time!

This month, our challenge is to use the sketch as our inspiration.

I used Berry Sweet to stamp the frame, a cluster of raspberries (which I masked) and the sentiment. The green paper is from a digital kit called Summer Wildflowers by Wishing Well Creations.


I used my A Muse Studio inks again, they are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Another challenge card this week!

I decided to team up two challenges again, this time the Waltzingmouse Sketch and the Playdate Cafe's colors!

I thought these colors called for French Country!


The background was impressed with PTI's Simple Stripes impression plate. The Aqua Mist strip was stamped with the beautiful background stamp and heat embossed with clear powder. The rooster and sentiment are also from French Country.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 6, 2012


I'm playing along with the Embellish color challenge.

This card is going to a friend who received some fabulous news recently. (Felicitation means congratulations).


My card uses the Fabulous Frame die from PTI. I stamped the pram from Bitty Baby Blessings onto Enchanted Evening patterned paper and again onto the white cardstock. The French sentiment is from Global Greetings: French (also PTI), as this is going to a French friend! Also, the background was stamped with the Newsprint background set.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sending smiles

Still loving the sketch challenge at Retro Sketch ! Here is this week's sketch:

I decided to also use the latest color combo from CR84FN .

I pulled out an under-loved set, Bitty Background Blocks and the pinked square die for this card. The background was created with the Sunrise impression plate.


The sentiment is from another set that I hardly use, Little Labels. I used Royal Velvet cardstock and ink, Simply Chartreuse and Enchanted Evening cardstock, and a green and blue A Muse Studio ink (still getting used to their names, but I LOVE how well they stamp!).

Thanks for taking a look!

Relax, it's the summer!

I'm back with my cards for the latest Card Caravan Challenge, which is summer!

I chose to use some gorgeous digital paper from Wishing Well Creations, called Summer Beach Cottage . Such great colors!!


My first card also uses Waltzingmouse Stamps' My Island and some A Muse Studio inks.


For this card, I cut the papers with PTI's hexagon cover plate and replaced some with a partial cover. The sentiment is from Lovely Together (PTI).

I hope you'll play along with this challenge at The Hybrid Chick .

Here's some challenges into which I'm entering my card.

Dream Valley Challenges --die cuts and punches
Pan Pastel- Summer Fun