Card Cafe with Melissa Phillips!

Card Cafe with Melissa Phillips!

Hello everyone!  Melissa Phillips here with you today, sharing a couple of Valentine’s Day cards…my favourite kind of cards to create!  I’ve used some of the sweetest supplies from Stampin’ Up! on my projects today, so let’s get started.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Texture is such a fun element to bring into handmade cards and there are so many products available to make this happen.  I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders on my cards.  They are just the right size for card-making and add so
much without much effort.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

After embossing my white cardstock, I sponged on pink ink to highlight the lovely texture just a bit.  I then added my stamping, using images from the Sure Do Love You stamp set and Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

I stamped half of the leafy heart image on my card base and then added the scripted heart using dimensional adhesive to make it pop up a bit from the background.  They tiny conversation hearts in this set are so darling and looked just like candy stamped in assorted pastels.  I added self-adhesive sequins from Stampin’ Up! to complete the card.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

On my next card, I used a different embossing folder found in the Petal Pair set and this time, left it untouched.  It looks so beautiful peeking out from beneath my stamped images.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Patterned paper is another favourite element of mine and I added a bit of gingham paper across the top from Crate Paper’s Main Squeeze collection. I then started adding my stamped and die cut images to create my focal point.

Love Themed card by Melissa Phillips for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

I used a die-cut tag from Papertrey Ink and layered on my stamped hearts and banner.  I love the distressed, weathered feel to the images in the Sure Do Love You stamp set, it adds a bit of a textured feel as well.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Creating.  Thanks so much for visiting!

Melissa

Supplies:  Stamps:  Stampin’ Up!;  Dies:  Papertrey Ink and Stampin’ Up!;  Sequins:  Stampin’ Up!; Embossing Folders:  Stampin’ Up!;  Ink:  Stampin’ Up!;  Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper;  Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics;  Twine:  Martha Stewart Crafts


Before we go, we need to announce the winner of the Pin It To Win giveaway. Thank you to everyone who participated. We have enjoyed seeing your favourite projects from our 2017 issues.

SCT $100 Mystery Box

There is a great selection of projects that were pinned using the hashtag #winwithSCT. The winner of the Mystery Box is … My Kraft Kloset -Kim Klinkovsky . Kim pinned Susan Opel’s Hugs & Kisses card from the Winter 2017 issue.

Hugs & Kisses by Susan Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Kim, please email Jen at jen@scrapbookandcards.com with your mailing address and we will arrange to have your goodies shipped out to you.

Have a fabulous day SCT friends!

~ Jen

P.S. (There is still time to enter this month’s Stampin’ Up Inspiration Saturday giveaway. Click here for a chance to win.)

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10 Comments

  1. Angela January 25, 2018 at 11:08 am

    OMG! Such a lovely card! Just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Helen Gullett January 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

    GORGEOUS cards, Melissa!!!

  3. Kelly Crowl January 25, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Beautiful cards!!!!

  4. Barbmac January 25, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Delightful and lovely! Love the layering on the first crdand the embossing on the second card! TFS!

  5. Christi January 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Congratulations Kim! I am really happy for you!

  6. Kim Klinkovsky January 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    OMGEEEEEEE! Thank you so much!!! I can’t wait to see whats inside!!!

  7. Tracy January 25, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Your cards are so pretty.
    Love all of those chip board pieces and those embossing folders are so pretty.

  8. Marjorie Dumontier January 26, 2018 at 4:19 am

    These cards are sooooo sweet ! They look like candy !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

  9. Teresa Medeiros January 26, 2018 at 9:27 am

    These cards are beautiful! I follow Melissa on Instagram and I’m in awe of her talent!

  10. Thanh January 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Melissa’s cards are always lovely – the textures and dimensions she adds are so on point!

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