Triple the Muse


It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the Muse Challenge.  When I discovered Michele is Guest Muse this week, I just had to make it a point to play along!  She’s a one-of-a-kind, pun-loving gal and always so kind leaving supportive comments out in blogland!

She has challenged us to take a single sheet of designer paper and make not one, but three cards with it.  The cards must each be a different design, but similar in theme!  Seeing that I have a paper stash that my children will probably inherit when I’m gone (I’ll never use it all myself!), I went digging to find something appropriate (& modern).  Since Michele used a holiday/wintry theme, I decided to choose something similar.  My Mind’s Eye papers are some of my favorites and that is what I used.

Here are the cards she created for inspiration:

I noticed she used die cuts and absolutely no stamps, so I tried to do the same!

Here is what I created with the paper I selected:

Here’s a look at each individual card:

I used a simple Memory Box window die for this card and attached a piece of the designer paper to the back to make it look like it is snowing outside.  This layered piece was then attached to the card base with foam dots.  I punched some tiny snowflakes with a Martha Stewart border punch, adhered each snowflake to the card base and then applied a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush marker.

For this card, I simply layered a piece of the designer paper on a piece of white cardstock and then added a portion of a die cut country scene (another Memory Box die) to the bottom.  I popped up the panel with foam dots for dimension and added three clear gemstones of varying sizes to three of the snowflakes.

For my third card, I die cut a snowflake (Uniko Studio) from a piece of the designer paper and popped it up on a stitched die cut panel (Mama Elephant).  I popped up the stitched panel with foam dots and then added a single clear gemstone to the center of the snowflake.

Three simple cards.  My favorite?!  The lonely snowflake.  I’ve had my fill of snowy thoughts for a few days.  It’s off to finish Halloween things now!

Have a fantastic Thursday!



  • Hannelie Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 5:20 am

    I LOVE your set Melissa! Pure 'CASness' !

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 5:49 am

    CAS Beautiful for MUSE – A Triple Winter Wonderland Feast!!!! = LOVE!!!

  • sally Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 8:08 am

    I love the “landscape” & the snowflake best!


  • Lynn Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 10:26 am

    Triple the muse and triple the gorgeousness. Love them all but my favorite is the sweet landscape. So soft and subtle.

  • icardeveryone01 Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 11:12 am

    Melissa, I've only ever been a GD one other time… on CASology. I'll never forget it. So! to have you come by with this GORGEOUS trio? Try and wipe the smile off of my face all day, just try it! [and this knowing I'm seeing the dentist this morning =] Fabulous MME paper… and a few Memory Box dies now on my wish-list! Thank you, so very much!

  • Jen W. Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 11:34 am

    Isn't this a great challenge idea? You've hit a home run with it – that paper is gorgeous!

  • Chrissie Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 1:33 pm

    These are gorgeous, what fabulous backing paper!
    Love them all!

  • ~amy~ Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 1:53 pm

    Oh Melissa, these are gorgeous!

  • Karen King Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 2:42 pm

    That paper is beautiful and your designs with it suits it so well. Gorgeous cards!!!1

  • Happy Dance Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 3:13 pm

    Stunning, Melissa, absolutely stunning. They look so soft and beautiful. I think you've got a winner with this amazing trio of cards. I'm totally blown away by these! Really love them. Bev

  • Dorothy C. Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 4:26 pm

    So beautiful! You've inspired me to dig out that never been used window die 🙂

  • Jacquie Southas Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 6:34 pm

    Beautiful set of cards – love the snowy sky!

  • whoistracy Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 8:43 pm

    These are just gorgeous!! I love how you didn't use any stamps. Don't know if I could do that!

  • Joyce Posted Thursday, 10/30/2014 11:21 pm

    What a fabulous trio of cards. Love how you really kept so close to Michele's amazing cards.

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Friday, 10/31/2014 12:29 am

    Gorgeous – still beautifully clean and peaceful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  • Lisa Posted Friday, 10/31/2014 3:07 am

    A trio of loveliness Melissa!! I think the center one with the little snow village is my fave!

  • Rebekah Posted Friday, 10/31/2014 6:38 pm

    How fun and beautiful! Love them!!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 10/31/2014 8:42 pm

    These are all sensational, Melissa! What a great idea and an awesome way to use up that pp! I'm going to follow your lead (and Michele's) when I get going on my Christmas cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  • Monika Reeck Posted Saturday, 11/01/2014 9:59 pm

    woooww so gorgeous
    so festive and
    so adorable Melissa…
    woooow woooww wooowww I adore your CAS design
    this is a winner and I will give a vote to your card really…
    just remind me please…monday right…LOL
    hugs, Monika

  • JulieB Posted Sunday, 11/02/2014 1:01 pm

    Love that patterned paper and what you have done with it Melissa. 🙂

  • Margaret Posted Sunday, 11/02/2014 3:08 pm

    Beautiful cards and the paper is gorgeous!

  • icardeveryone01 Posted Tuesday, 11/04/2014 5:23 pm

    Congratulations, Melissa!!
    =] Michele

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 11/05/2014 5:35 am

    Love the CASness and CONGRATS Melissa! So happy for your HM at Muse!

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