Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I’m sharing three great cards in honor of today’s holiday by Melyssa Connolly!  They're adorable and really celebrate today. 

In her first card, she’s used stamps from three different Peel & Stick packs – Smirk Kiss Me Now (for the characters kissing), PSA Love Birds (for the sentiment Love) and PSA Vanilla Peel & Stick stamps for the letters y, o, & u.   We at PSA Essentials love to see when our designers combine many different packs in one card!    If you don’t have all three but want to recreate this one, feel free to substitute the stamps with others in your arsenal.    Sometimes the layout is half the battle!   There are a few layers to point out here –the patterned paper, the red and pink felt hearts, the red button and the perfectly tied baker’s white twine.   She’s sewed almost everything together – it’s that extra step that makes your cards extra special.  

She continued with Smirk Kiss Me Now in this simple but lovely card.   

In this last one, she used the lips from PSA Frenchie to represent the “o” in love,  the “v” and “e” from PSA Archive, and “happiness is being loved” sentiment from Smirk Kiss Me Now.    Another three stamps from three different packs card by Melyssa!      Melyssa tends to put something unexpected in her pieces – like in this one, she has two vertical rectangles of patterned paper, and a newsprint heart floating next to the sentiment.   It’s these layers and touches that makes her work unique.     Next time you are in your craft room, push yourself one step further with an unexpected element.    Use repositionable adhesive and you aren’t committed to something if you don’t love it.  

Hope you have a sweet day! J   This post was posted to Tip Junkie Tip Me Tuesday!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day Libby!! These cards are so adorable!!

  2. wonderful cards. each of them! Thanks for making me smile today.

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