Two Happy Birthday Cards for a Happy Monday

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Two Happy Birthday Cards for a Happy Monday

Hello, everyone!  It’s a drizzly, grey Monday here in my neck of the woods, but it’s off to a productive start!  The kitchen is clean, coffee is made, emails are answered, and now I’m writing a blog post to share a couple of cards with you.  Hopefully these Happy Birthday cards will help you have a Happy Monday!

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This first card was fun and simple to make.  Picking out the papers was probably the hardest part!  I cut the blue background paper down to size, ran the white paper through my Cuttlebug in my “Swiss Dots” embossing folder, and layered them together with a silver brad in each corner.  Then, I fashioned the cake.  The brown layer is my favorite – I used one of my punches to create a decorative edge.  I didn’t get a great picture of the dimension, but each layer of cake has a rounded appearance; I did this by raising the center of each piece with a foam square, and then gluing the edges down.  Subtle and fun!  I stamped and embossed the sentiment, added a couple brads and some bakers twine, and adhered it with foam squares.  Easy peezy!  You might even say it was a piece of cake!  Buh-dum-chhhh!

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This second card was even easier to create.  First, I die cut the card base.  After running it through the machine, I left the die in place and sponged ink onto the card, creating a clean white border.  Then, I die cut more of the same shape in burlap, blue, and white.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment, added brads, and layered everything together.  Again, easy peezy.

Well, that’s it for today!  I hope these cards helped brighten up your Monday a bit 🙂  Have a lovely day!

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More Graduation Inspiration

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Another Graduation Inspiration Card Duo

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope y’all had a nice weekend.  Mine was full of celebration, good food, fun times, and a little relaxation.  Now back to the daily grind 😉  Still in the spirit of graduation, I have a couple more cards of that nature for you.  Take a look:

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Another simple design.  The fun part was stamping the graduation caps over and over again to create my own custom background paper.  I added a touch of gold glitter glue to the tassels of each cap for a little more pizzazz 🙂

That’s all I’ve got for you today!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Have a lovely day!

It’s Graduation Time!

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It’s Graduation Time: Hats off, Grad!

Hello again and happy Friday!  It’s an exciting time of year for so many students – graduation time!  Today is definitely exciting in this household; it’s the day when my wonderful husband graduates from his Master’s program!  He’s worked so hard these last two years, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  In a couple months we’ll be off to a new place where he’ll start a new job.  What an adventure!

I have a matching duo of cards for you today, I hope you enjoy them:

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I really enjoyed making these cards because they’re a slight departure from my norm.  I used my Spellbinders Labels 9 die to make a shaped card instead of the normal rectangular design.  They’re smaller than normal cards, measuring about 3 x 4.5″, but I think they’re the perfect size to accompany a gift.  The inside is completely blank for note-writing.

That’s it for today!  I’ll be back next week with a little more graduation inspiration for you.  Have a lovely weekend!

Wedding Wednesday – Floral Spring Program, Matched Set

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Wedding Wednesday – Floral Spring Program to Complete a Matched Set

Hello, everyone!  Even though it’s about dinner time, it’s still Wedding Wednesday here at Paper Melody’s, the place where brides on a budget can find beautiful and affordable handmade wedding stationery.  I have a new design for you today, and it’s another piece of a set I started several weeks ago.  Take a look:

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This lovely, simple springtime wedding program is a sweet addition to your ceremony.  The light, bright design is perfect for a spring, outdoor, or floral themed wedding – plus, it matches the invitation/RSVP set I made a few weeks ago:

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The program measures 8.5 x 5.5″ and is printed onto 80# linen textured cardstock.  The floral images are hand-stamped in colors to match your wedding.  Keep all your ceremony information on one simple card, and use the back if you need more space.   All of the wording and fonts can be customized to your preference.

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Have a lovely day 🙂

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Wedding Wednesday – Sweet and Simple Hearts Invitation Set

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Wedding Wednesday – Modern, Clean and Simple Hearts Invitation Set

Hello, everyone!  It’s Wedding Wednesday on Paper Melody’s, the place where brides on a budget can find beautiful and affordable handmade wedding stationery!  Today I have another invitation set for you.  It’s clean, simple, sweet, and modern.  Take a look:

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Love is sweet, and your wedding invitations should be, too!  This sweet and simple wedding invitation set is a fresh and modern way to announce your special day, perfect for the fun-loving couple.

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This matching invitation and RSVP card set feature whimsical heart die cuts and messy stitching.  The invitation is printed onto 74# 5 x 7 solid white cardstock with 3 heart windows, and layered onto blush pink vellum.  The layers are stitched together messily for texture and whimsy.  The RSVP card measures 3 x 4.25″ and echos the invitation design with vellum hearts and more messy stitching.

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Make this design your own by customizing the wording, fonts, and color of the hearts and stitching.

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