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Meet Guest Artist: Melissa Phillips


It is a welcome treat to have Melissa’s projects back on our blog!  Years ago she was a regular pink paislee contributor and design team member and I can tell that she hasn’t slowed down one bit since those “good ole days!”  Her style is so shabby, vintage and of course recognizable.  Most everyone recognizes her cards right away.  She has always stayed true to her signature look and has become a crafter and card maker that inspires so many.

More about Melissa

Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life.

“I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

 Melissa’s projects featuring Snow Village:

ppchristmas_meliphillips1Layers, layers, layers.  Melissa layers stamps with die cuts, with chipboard to create so many elements on just 1 card.


Using gold embossing powder with our Snow Village stamp set is just one more detail we adore!


Well I adore this Believe Card because frankly that woodgrain chevron is one of my favorite patterns in this entire collection and the 3D Chipboard shapes with the chevron stripes are reinforcing that love.


It’s as if the red sequins were meant to be here…


Tip: create a border running down the card with embellishments.  This is a subtle yet effective way to create movement and interest on both sides of the card.


The lid of a jar turned into a mini wintery scene ornament!  I don’t know how she does it..


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Such fabulous cards to inspire you just in the nick of time!

If you don’t already have Melissa’s blog bookmarked – RUN over there right now and become a lifelong follower! You will not be disappointed!  Thank you Melissa for taking the time to create with some new Pink Paislee products and for helping us stay Holly and Jolly during the 12 days of Handmade Holidays event!



5 Responses to "Meet Guest Artist: Melissa Phillips"

  • Jennifer Reynard
    December 23, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Wowsers, incredible projects made with this kit!! Oh my gosh, Melissa is so very talented, and I am definitely going to be adding her blog to my favourites! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!!

  • Melanie
    December 23, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Absolutely stunning projects! I love Melissa’s work! She is sooooooo talented!

  • Isbaha
    December 24, 2013 - 3:01 am

    Really beautiful !

  • Lynn Darda
    December 29, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Gorgeous projects! Love the lid ornament, such a neat idea!

  • Sherri
    January 1, 2014 - 10:29 am

    I realize I’m late to the party, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how amazing I think Melissa’s work is. What a treat for the eye her projects are. Thanks for always inspiring us so Rebecca.