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October 16, 2015



So beautiful! I just love the soft white pumpkin. Thank you so much for such great instruction, I have learned so much.

Silke Ledlow

Both projects are just fabulous Melissa!

Mary Ann G.

I love, love, love your creations. You have an instantly recognizable style! I mail 99% of the cards I make and would like to know how you would mail the cards you make with all those beautiful layers. Also, you really need a different name for your bows. They are hardly "junk"! I refer to them as bits and bobs bows. Thank you for sharing your skills.


very inspiring!

Margaret Flynn

I love your process and have been wanting a tutorial on "junk bows". Adorable.I go to your picture on PTI first so I can see what wonderful creative cards or projects you have made. thank you

Jenny C

You have made layering an art form!! Truly amazing. When you break it down into its constituent parts it seems so easy. I am absolutely terrible at layering (clothes or cards!) - this tutorial is really helpful, thank you!

Sharon B

Beautiful projects and very educational post!

Ohhh Snap

Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing your technique. BTW you are the queen of enabling me to buy dies, especially tags and now branching out. I'm kicking myself for not getting the Quilt Tag last night lol.


Guess I'm too late to order the pumpkin sections :-( Love the pumpkin card and love layering on cards too!

Holly Saveur


Nancy Penir

Joy in the morning with Melissa, and her creative genius! Lovely!


Thank you for sharing this with us. It really is helpful to read and see your thought process. And I love the junk bow!

Marcie Rhys

Oh, oh, oh, that pumpkin card! I would have never thought to use those stamps on it, and those oh- so-soft colors. This card is a stand-out beauty, and I will be following your lead this Thanksgiving. Thanks again for all your luscious inspiration.


Absolutely your projects!

Ericka S

Beautiful love the pumpkin such a soft look.

Patty J

So pretty, another smile on my face.


Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Love your step by step process Melissa. You are one of my favorite designers....always true to your style, and always full of heart.


Love those step by step, and its the first time I heard of a junk bow, quick foray into google and I'm much the wiser.
They're fab and now I can use bows, never really got the bow thing and seeing these gorgeous cards I am inspired. Thank you.

Lisa Elton

I love your pretty autumn layers Melissa!! Your pumpkin is stunning, oh my goodness!!!

Nancy Guse

OH Melissa this is GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!! What a treat for us that you posted this the day after the release, thank you!! I love your tips and tricks post, this is perfect!!

Cindy H.

Melissa, this is such a beautiful card, but I just have to CASE that fabulous pumpkin! Oh my, is that ever elegant and perfect for me to send to my niece and her DH whose wedding anniversary is on Halloween. Their wedding was gorgeous (not Halloweenie) but they used pumpkins for decorations so I usually try to send a card with some sort of pumpkin (not a Jack o'Lantern) on it. Thank you so much for the steps to make this beauty! Hope you don't mind if I CASE you :)

Ann Custer

Adorable creations.

Jan B

Such soft and beautiful creations.

Cindy Gratton

Your cards give us the idea of softness & coziness for the autumn season, one of my favorite times of the year. Thank you for sharing with everyone!

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