And, boy are we thrilled to have her. :) Her first project for April is this beautiful mini memories coater book. It's filled with sayings and beautiful flowers, but there is still room to add your own special touches and photos too. Melissa's projects are always sure to inspire you to make one of your own!
1. Paint each chipboard coaster with antique white acrylic paint, let dry, and sand lightly.
2. For the cover, adhere a Peek a Boo transparency to the backside, stitch around the edges and embellish the front with a rubon, cardstock sticker, and buttons, flowers, and pearl in the upper right corner.
3. For the first page, cut a block of paper to fit center of coaster and adhere in place. Adhere canvas petal and die cut What Not. Embellish with a rubon and cardstock sticker. Separate layers from the Posies, and layer individual petals with canvas and paper petals. Adhere to coaster.
4. The second page is a What Not die cut embellished with a Peek A Boo transparency, layered petals, and cardstock sticker.
5. Cut a block of paper to fit the center of the third page and adhere in place. Layer on a die cut What Not, Peek A Boo transparency, cardstock sticker, and layered petals once again.
6. For the fourth page, layer two die cut What Nots and embellish with a cardstock sticker, and layered petals.
7. Cut a block of paper to fit the center of the fifth page and adhere in place. Attach a cardstock sticker, rubons,and trim, and embellish with buttons at the top.
8. For the final page, attach a Peek A Book transparency to a die cut What Not. Embellish with large layered petals and rubons.
9. To finish, punch holes in the upper left corners of each page, thread together with scrunched seam binding, and tie in a double bow.
Square Scallop Frame - Chipboard Coasters by Maya Road
Mauve & Bright Pink Satin Posies by Maya Road
Scarlet Collection Rub ons by Glitz Designs
Love Nest Collection Cardstock Stickers by Glitz Designs
Scarlet Collection Peek A Boo by Glitz Designs
Love Nest Collection What Nots by Glitz Designs
Love Nest Collection Peek A Boo by Glitz Designs
Hello Luscious Embellishment Petals by Basic Grey
Modern Homemaker Flour Sack Paper by October Afternoon
Modern Homemaker Needle & Thread Paper by October Afternoon
Thanks so much Melissa, this is just beautiful! Check out Melissa's blog, she updates it often with more gorgeous projects that will certainly spark your creativity. Have a great sunny weekend! ~ Dana