Snowflake Christmas Card for Mojo Monday 375

Snowflakes in Red and Cream by Paper Melody's

Snowflake Christmas Card for Mojo Monday 375

Hello again! ¬†I hope you’re not getting tired of Christmas and winter cards yet, because we still have a couple weeks of them to go ūüôā ¬†Today’s card was made based on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch:

And here’s the card I came up with:

Snowflakes in Red and Cream by Paper Melody's

It’s hard to beat pearlescent and glittery papers! ¬†The large snowflake is a wooden ornament, but I covered it in Perfect Pearls to make it fit the card a bit better. ¬†Here’s the inside:

Snowflakes in Red and Cream by Paper Melody's

And there you have it!  I hope you found some inspiration from my card.  Have a lovely day!

Merry Christmas Joy Fold Card

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

Merry Christmas Joy Fold Card for Mojo Monday and Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hello again and happy Wednesday! ¬†I’ve been listening to Christmas music non-stop this week to get my mind into the “holiday crafting” mode – do you do that? ¬†I find it really helpful. ¬†Anyway, today’s card is doing double duty; I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and am playing along with Challenge #21¬†at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! ¬†Here’s the sketch and challenge description:

Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season

Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of¬† “retired” holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah,Kwanza, New Year’s, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!

It felt great to pull out all of my Christmas supplies and dig through to find things I’ve had for years. ¬†Here’s the card I came up with:

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's


The paper on this card came from the very first stack of Christmas paper I ever bought…6 or 7 years ago. ¬†It’s so scrumptious and I’m always hesitant to cut into it! ¬†The burlap comes from a newer (but still year-old) stack that I use sparingly even though it’s practically full. ¬†I have a problem and need help ūüėõ ¬†The dimensional poinsettia sticker has been in my stash for years as well, and I now have just 2 like it left! ¬†I keep having to remind myself that if I¬†use¬†up my stash I can buy MORE!!! ¬†hehe.

This is a Joy Fold card, which makes it kind of neat.

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

And now the inside:

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

The Merry Christmas stamp comes from one of my first sets, and the holly leaves usually sit untouched for no good reason at all.  I like the way they look together!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

October 31st with Crafty Secrets and Mojo Monday

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October 31st Card for Crafty Secrets and Mojo Monday 369

Hello, everyone! ¬†Halloween is almost here, can you believe it? ¬†Today’s card gets in the spirit of things and is made with Crafty Secrets items. ¬†It’s also based on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. ¬†Take a look:

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The patterned papers are from the Crafty Secrets Halloween CD, and the neat little sign is from the Halloween Greeting Creative Scraps. ¬†I fussy cut the sign and added some Glossy Accents, then popped it onto foam squares. ¬†The ribbons and feathers (!!! I was soooo excited to finally use feathers on a card!) are from my stash. ¬†This card measures 6 x 3.5″ – a little unusual, but that’s because the theme at Mojo Monday this week is “Tall & Skinny.” ¬†Here’s the sketch:

And finally, the inside:

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Those adorable little pumpkin letters are from the Halloween Treats Sticker Sheet. ¬†Both the sticker sheet and the Creative Scraps are included in the Halloween and Fall Sale Pack¬†or sold separately, but remember the Sale Pack comes with a ton of extra stuff (and it’s being sold at a 65% discount!!!).

That’s it! ¬†I hope you enjoyed my card! ¬†Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Mojo Monday 331 and Dynamic Duos – You Hold a Special Place

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Mojo Monday 331 and Dynamic Duos: You Hold a Special Place in My Heart

Hello, everyone! ¬†I hope your Monday is off to a great start. ¬†Today I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday¬†and Dynamic Duos challenges again, and I’ve made another valentine. ¬†Check out the sketch and colors:

Pretty great, don’t you think? ¬†Here’s what I came up with:

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As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of the arrow paper for the fishtail banner and knew I had to play along this week! ¬†I picked a couple coordinating papers, keeping it simple, cut everything down to size, and die cut a few hearts. ¬†Then, I found the epoxy sticker in my stash and had my sentiment! ¬†My favorite part of this card is the red twine clothesline with the heart clipped on. ¬†Tiny clothes pins are just¬†so cute! ¬†I can’t stand it!

I used more of the same paper and another epoxy sticker on the inside:

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And there you have it! ¬†Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and if you still need a card for a friend or special someone, this one is available. ¬†Just shoot me a message or look for it in my Etsy shop in a couple days.

Don’t forget to make your own cards for Mojo Monday and Dynamic Duos! ¬†This week is contest week at Mojo Monday, so enter your creation(s) for a chance to win a prize. ¬†Thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday 329 & Dynamic Duos Shabby Chic Valentine

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Shabby Chic Valentine for Mojo Monday and Dynamic Duos

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! ¬†I’ve got another Valentine for you today, this one inspired by both the Mojo Monday and Dynamic Duos challenges. ¬†Below you’ll see the sketch and colors for this week’s challenges:

And here’s the card I came up with:

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As you can see, ¬†I turned the sketch on its side and changed up some of the shapes – that’s what I love about sketch challenges, you can really make them your own. ¬†I started by embossing a piece of white cardstock with my Spellbinders “Butterfly” Impressabilities for a lovely, subtle texture. ¬†Then, I used a couple newly-acquired dies (they were on super clearance at Michaels…72% off, I couldn’t resist!) for the sentiment label and striped tab, and a border die to create the decorative stripe in the pink rose paper. ¬†I applied the sentiment – a rub-on I’ve had in my stash for a while now – and set about layering everything. ¬†Once I had all the layers where I wanted them, I stitched around the edges as messily as my perfectionist self would allow and adhered everything to the card base. ¬†I popped the sentiment up on foam squares and added a few pearls and handmade flowers for decoration.

I kept the inside relatively simple with another rub-on sentiment and some space for a little note:

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And that’s it! ¬†I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it! ¬†It’s available for sale, so contact me if it’s just what you’ve been looking for ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!