Thursday, February 14, 2013

A card dedicated to the wonderful Melissa Phillips...



Hello Friends,
In my last post, earlier today, I mentioned that I was in the process of working on a card dedicted to the wonderfully talented Melissa Phillips.  Here are her favorite projects chosen for the 6th Anniversary Celebration at Papertrey Ink:

The card I chose to try and case is in the top left.  I just love this card and its felt layers and flowers!  I believe that Melissa has a special talent for combining ingredients into a perfect card recipe with each project she makes.  It is a special gift!  Believe me!  I have tried to do the same and I always feel that I fall short of the mark.  Even when trying to "copy and steal everything" or "CASE" this card I still struggled!!!! You would think duplicating a card would be fairly simple....but not for me! LOL!
I do like how my card turned out - but it took me three days of working and walking away from it before I figured it out!  That being said my hat is off to Melissa!  I think she is AWESOME and INCREDIBLE!  I love her shabby, vintage and homespun cards and projects! Each visit to her blog sends a warm feeling to my heart - and those of the many others that visit as you read through the comments posted there.  Her blog can be found: HERE.  Grab a nice cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy some lovely sites!!!  Each designer contributes something special at Papertrey Ink which comes together to form a team that always inspires me.  Melissa - this post is for you!  Thanks for all you do to inspire me!  And thanks for your warm blog voice which is a lovely way to start the day for me on many a morning!

Okay.....here is my card dedicted to Melissa Phillips: note: I took the photos tonight indoors in my light tent...not outside so I apologize for the dark tones...I will try to retake tomorrow morning!

Please ignore my crooked sewing line along the top....think homespun and lovely please....LOL!

The flowers on this card are actually flower pins that can be removed.  This card is going to my sister for her birthday.  She travels a lot and I thought she could pin these to her suitcase on a ribbon to make it easy to find when it is coming through baggage claim.  I have some on mine and it sure does help when you have a huge sea of suitcases on the belt and you are trying to spy your own! 

Thanks for taking a look at my card/gift!
:) Hugs,
Jill


Card recipe:
Stamps:  Stitched Sentiments, Pretty Peonies - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Designer Paper:  Lily Bee Designs - Head Over Heels - 6x6
Felt:  Various colors: PTI and Benzie - ETSY
Dies: Papertrey Ink - various blooms and banner for sentiment; sending you leaves.
Other: silk ribbon - PTI; Janome mini sewing machine, thread, glue dots, safety pins, dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Love the colorful felt flowers! Beautiful card, Jill!!

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