Melissas Paperie

Monday, December 9, 2013

December card kit

I'm still alive! I haven't had any time for crafting since starting to work full-time in August. Now I'm back to part-time until February, so I'm hoping to be able to spend time in my craft room!

Lori sent us this gorgeous kit for December, and I made these three cards. I had so much fun!




Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday!

My little girl turned 6 a couple weeks ago and I made her this card. Six balloons, lots of pink and purple.


I used he birthday trio die for the "birthday" and stamped the happy.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August Card Kit

Hello! Well-the summer has officially flown by and I'm back (on time this month) with my cards from our latest card kit. Jen sent us this amazing kit full of my favorite colors and some fun goodies that were new to me!





I still have a few more ideas for cards with what I have left from the kit. I really love getting these in the mail, thanks again Jen!

Hop around to see more cards from the rest of the group!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

You are so sweet

I'm playing along with this month's PTI Blog Hop! I chose the color combo below to use for my card.


Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy birthday

I got a new shower curtain for our bathroom over the weekend and I just love it! I kept thinking about how it would translate into a pattern for a card, so I finally just sat down to recreate it!


I used Happy Hexagon stamp set and the Hexagon cover plate (PTI). The banner die is from Stitched Sentiments.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

June Card Kit

Yes, I am a month behind! Since we've been out of school a few weeks now, I'm finally catching up on card making. I'll be one card ahead for Father's Day next year ;)

Jen sent us a super-packed, beautiful kit to work with for June. I made two cards and have plans for more!


For my first card, I used the great plaid paper from the kit, the blue paper as a layer to my impressed portion, and the twine for the balloons. The stamps I used are from Birthday Style and Sketched Shapes.


My second card showcases the lovely sailboat image that Jen included. I created a window-effect using a piece of paper that she had sent already die-cut and impressed. My dad loves boats, so this is perfect for him!

Thanks again, Jen, for a fun kit to work with, and thanks for taking a look at my cards!

Jen and Leigh also have cards using this kit:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Hi! I'm taking part in the PTI blog hop this month and the theme is "touch of gold".


Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

With faith


Just popping in quickly to share a card I made for the latest Make it Monday challenge.

I hope to be back more often this summer!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

May PTI Blog Hop

I finally found an hour to make a couple of cards and played along with this month's blog hop. I chose the color combo above and used a few different floral sets.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Card Kit

i'm posting today with some cards that I made using a beautiful card kit that my friend, Merry, put together. A group of us decided to join together and take turns sending out kits.

April 1

April 2

April 3

Feel free to hop around to see what the others' have made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Birthday Wishes

I loved the colors for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash, so I decided to play along! You can see all the details here .

I forgot to get a photo of my phone with the time, but I was just under 10 minutes, at 9:34. Fun!

card dash birthday wishes

I used the Quatrefoil Coverplate (PTI) for the embossed background, Birthday Style (PTI) for the sentiment and balloons. The inks are A Muse Studio, except the blue which is Colorbox Blue Iris. The pink paper is from Crate Paper.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ugliest Card Blog Hop

I'm playing along with Suzanne's April 1st Ugliest Card Ever Blog Hop!

You can join the fun here .

My ugliest card was an attempt at a scene from Mario Bros. My son was going to a Mario-themed birthday party. It is so bad! I should definitely stay far away from themed-cards!!
brock mario

Happy April!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thinking of You

We've been on spring break this past week and it's been great to relax and have some fun adventures with my kids. Another bonus of being a substitute need to take any time off when school is out! I haven't been able to make many cards though--hopefully soon!

I made a bunch of cards with Mini Blooms--such a fun set! I forgot to hit publish on this post, so I thought I'd share.

blooms thinking of you

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just a Note.

Hope you're having a good week. March is certainly flying by! One more week and we will be on spring break, and I'm excited for a slower pace for a bit!

I really had fun playing around with Watercolor Wonder to made this clean card. I used my beloved A Muse inks.

watercolor note

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy Sunday!

retrosketch march 9

I used this week's retrosketch in making a birthday card for my niece.

The paper is from the new Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection.

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, March 9, 2013


I'm playing along with this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop . Isn't that photo gorgeous?

I was inspired by the colors and made two cards.

cloud 9 march 1

For the first, I stamped a background using different images from Folk Art Floral and Embroidered Bouquet. The sentiment is from Written on Ribbon.
cloud 9 march 2

I stamped the square image from Chantilly Trim four times, overlapping. The sentiment is from Quite Like you. I then stamped and cut out a trim image, also from Chantilly Trim.

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Card Set

Happy Monday evening!

Every year, I make a set of cards to donate to our preschool's silent auction. This is the first year we are not at the preschool :(

I made this set using PTI's Stitched Sentiments for the floral portion, and Wplus9's banner die and Written on Ribbon.






I had so much fun making these. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thinking of You

mini blooms lavendar, originally uploaded by melissaj17.

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

I stamped this card using Mini Blooms (PTI)---so much fun! Love this spring colors, I wish spring was here!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Birthday

Have you seen the new Monday Mood Board hosted by Dawn at Wplus9 ? Here is this week's gorgeous photo:

I really love these colors together! Navy and coral are beautiful together. Here's what I made, and it reminds me of my Mom's Willow Pattern china.

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I used two images from Wplus 9's Chantilly Trim to stamp the background using A Muse studio's Navy ink. The tag was stamped with Embroidered Bouquet (also Wplus9).

Thanks for stopping by!

Wonderful Friend

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I had so much fun making this card! I used Wplus9's Chantilly Trim and heat embossed the lace image. I then stamped and cut out the floral images, and stamped the sentiment onto the Winter Wisteria layer before impressing it with the coverplate.

This card is off to a super sweet friend!

Thanks for taking a look!


Monday, February 18, 2013

thank you Friend

Happy Monday!

Yesterday I had a marathon card-making was so nice! I made a card to play along with the new RetroSketch.

I used Wplus9's Embroidered Blooms and heat embossed the image onto Royal Velvet cardstock. The sentiment comes from the same set.

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Have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Souhaits Sinceres

I had some time to make a card for this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party! The theme this month is doilies, so I dug one out and got crafting!

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I stamped the rooster and sentiment from WMS's French Country and the paper is from My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sending you

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set, Big and Bold Wishes, to pair with some pretty digital papers by Wishing Well Creations called Aflutter.
Our latest challenge at The Hybrid Chick is a card of cheer. Maybe you can play along!

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

With Sympathy

A simple sympathy card today.

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I was inspired by Maile's first card in this post . I used Beautiful Butterflies and the sentiment is from Birds of a Feather. For the inside, I used a line from Healing Touch.

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Thanks for checking back in with me...I wish I had more time for stamping, but I hope that I'll get back in a groove soon!