Hi, I’m Melissa!
I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!
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I love teaching people about the art of paper crafting whether it's in person or from afar, through the written word or through video! No matter how simple or complex the project, my tutorials and Classes-To-Go will make the process fun and easy to understand! Come learn with me and explore your creative potential!
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Check out some of my recent posts here:
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing an Unusual Pop Up Gift Card Holder made with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. I just love cards and gifts that open in an interesting way and so when I first saw this unusual Pop Up Gift Card Holder layout I immediately knew I’d need to recreate my own. […]Read More
Today’s projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. I’ve used the Tarnished Foil Technique on one of these cards and on the other one I played with some Gel Medium for some interesting results. I had so much fun playing with these techniques with the Parisian Flourish Embossing folder! This first card […]Read More
Check out my quick card layout with 5 card variations in 3 different color schemes! Then, create beautiful cards with whatever stamps you have on hand! For most of my cards, I’ve used the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set to create some all-purpose cards, but I played around with several other focal pieces too. In the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing how to make the cutest gift card holder and a coordinating card. I’ve made three versions of my gift card holder. It’s made to look like an adorable little purse and I just love it. They are made with the Snowflake Splendor suite of products in the current mini […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two 3d projects with the Snowman Season and In The Pines sets plus a few other products too. These projects are easy to make and offer a fun simple idea for Christmas decor or a little gift during the holidays. They each hold a small led light to mimic […]Read More
I just love the 3 Christmas card ideas I have to share today! Today’s projects are sneak peeks of the November 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. I’ll be showing my design for the tutorial bundle plus, I’ve made my own versions of two of the other designer’s projects using the products I had on […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2020 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the November 2020 Color Challenge just made me think of Christmas so I decided to play with the Little Treats Bundle from the current mini catalog. There are so many cute images and dies in this bundle so it […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be showing how to make a Trifold card. Check out my cards made with some of my favorite products in the current mini catalog! I just love these and they were fun and easy to make. In this post, you’ll see lots of photos but to learn all the details about […]Read More
For today’s project, I’ll be showing two ways to use stamping with dry embossing. The Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set is the star of the show along with the Winter Snow embossing folder. I just adore both of these products! In addition to stamping with dry embossing, I’ll also be heat embossing, sponging, tearing, and […]Read More
For today’s projects, I’ll be using nature as my partner in crime and will show how to make cards with pressed flowers and other plant matter! A few months ago my husband and I were on having our weekly zoom call with our sweet daughter, Sarah. She told us she’d been working on making wreaths […]Read More
I’m excited to share my Inside Shadow Box Card with you today! About two years ago I saw a card using this layout and have wanted to make one ever since. My inside shadow box card is pretty simple and is sized so you can get two cards out of a single piece of 8-½” […]Read More
Most of the projects I’ve seen made with the products in the Magic in this Night Suite feature a Halloween theme but after you see my projects today you may see these products in a new way. I’ve had so much fun playing with the designer paper, metallic mesh ribbon, and black glitter paper to […]Read More