Friday, June 5, 2009

CLOSED: Fab Friday Giveaway: Papercuts by Melissa

Week 20 of I❤Faces was all about silhouettes. It was really fun to try to capture a silhouette in a photograph...but what about working with silhouettes every day!?! hint hint...

This week Melissa from the fabulous Etsy store, Papercuts by Melissa, is our featured Etsy store! As they say in Boston, she is wicked talented--she cuts out silhouettes by hand every day! Before i show you her amazing works of art, i want you to get to know her a little bit.

Melissa's family influenced her early--papercutting is one of their family traditions (neat family, huh?). Recently, Melissa decided to branch out on her own and started creating her own designs. She finds papercutting a relaxing and peaceful way to wind down after her kids fall asleep. (Maybe all us mommies should all try it!)

Melissa also loves to bake! A dream of hers would be to someday make wedding cakes. With that steady hand, i'm sure she would be great at decorating them! Melissa also loves to fiddle with anything crafty... from scrapbooking for her kids, to sewing curtains, clothes, blankets, you name it! Talk about Wonder Mom!

Lets look at some of her amazing works of art:

how perfect would this be for Father's Day?


one of my favorites:


and I love this one because it reminds me of my twin sis!


are you seriously amazed by her talent yet?

Buy It!
Melissa's papercuts are incredibly affordable--I don't think she charges enough for the time she invests in each papercut! These handmade works of art are steals--check out all of her products at her Etsy store.

Here is the BEST part: anyone who makes a purchase from now until Friday, June 12th, will receive a FREE 'gathering flowers' papercut in white with black background.



Win it!
Melissa is offering one lucky winner the papercut of their choice.

How?
For the mandatory first entry
: Visit Melissa's shop and leave me a comment telling me your favorite papercut.

Once you've left the first mandatory entry you can leave separate comments for doing any of the above:

1 extra entry for visiting Melissa's blog and becoming a follower or subscribing via email. You are totally going to want to do this any way because she features other etsy shops and does giveaways, too!

1 extra entry/DAY for tweeting this giveaway. Leave a comment with your permalink (just click on the time and you'll get a new url) Please tweet:
Win a beautiful handmade papercut from Etsy store Papercuts by Melissa @monkeysonthebed http://tinyurl.com/qxvg7c
3 extra entries for purchasing something from Melissa's store (please leave three separate comments). Don't forget--if you purchase something, you'll also receive her Gathering Flowers papercut for free!

1 extra entry for either following my blog OR subscribing to it

The fine print:

This giveaway is open to the residents of the USA and Canada, aged 18 and older. The giveaway will end on Thursday, June 10 at 11:00 PM EST. You must leave the mandatory comment before receiving extra entries. You must leave a way for me to contact you with each entry! I will draw a winner via a Random Integer Generator and announce the winner on this blog and email the winner as well. If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw a second winner. I reserve the right to delete your entry if you do not follow the rules listed above.

102 people think...:

Melissa said...

Dinner Date is so cute as well as the little girl jumping rope.

Melissa said...

I'm a follower.

Stephanie said...

Woodland Fairy on a Branch! I love it@

Stephanie said...

I follow Melissas blog!

Stephanie said...

I follow and subscribe via RSS to ya!

Kim said...

LOVE: Hey Diddle Diddle- Original Papercut-8x10- Green background

Kim said...

follow her blog

Kim said...

subscribe

myamos said...

I like the hey diddle diddle

myamos said...

I follow your blog

notworthwriting said...

i love the Woodland Fairy on a Branch- Original Papercut Art 5x7 on the purple backgroun

notworthwriting said...

i follow you

notworthwriting said...

i suscribed

Kelly said...

I really like the Prince and Princess cut out

Kelly said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/KellyNeufeld/status/2046908192

Jinxy said...

I love the Hey Diddle Diddle- Original Papercut-8x10- Green background

Jinxy said...

I follow Melissa's blog

Jinxy said...

http://twitter.com/Jinxyisms/statuses/2048945782

Jinxy said...

I follow

Elsie said...

The Forest Princess papercut is like a dream, I love nature and this papercut with its gentleness reminds me of heaven on earth!

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Danielle said...

my favorite is Summer Days

Danielle said...

I follow i heart handmade

KelliAnn Christensen said...

I like the Plucking Petals papercut.
kb3388@hotmail.com

Moni said...

I love A Mothers Day out.
Thanks!
Monica
moni-777@hotmail.com

Bella said...

My favorite is the Nativity one because I collect them! So awesome!

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Bella said...

I'm a follower privately via Blogger/Google.

rachel(dot)n(dot)stephens(at)gmail(dot)com

Bella said...

I'm following Melissa's Blog privately as well!

rachel(dot)n(dot)stephens(at)gmail(dot)com

secret cake said...

Woodland Fairy...so sweet!

Thank you for the opportunity.

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Eva said...

Forest Princess and Woodland Fairy I just love.

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Michelle said...

I love the Gathering Flowers papercut. Thanks for the chance to win!

Catherine said...

I like Tree of Hearts and Plucking Petals...oh and the Dinosaur Collage rocks too!

I know, I know...it isn't one, but I couldn't choose!

Lana said...

All are spectacular, but being a nature lover, Forest Princess is my fave!

MJ said...

I love Summer Days.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i like summer days!

-sbvasconcellos at gmail dot com

lil miss' mama said...

I like the "A Mother's Afternoon" cut a lot!

lil miss' mama said...

I follow and subscribe!

Saving in Style said...

LOVE the Fairy Tale Castle!! But - I think I would actually pick the Play Ball papercut if I was so lucky to win! My son's bedroom is in vintage baseball and this would be THE perfect addition to his walls! I've tried to win this in about four other giveaways - haha! LOVE it!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

I signed up to follow Melissa's blog!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SavinginStyle/status/2054379694

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

Signed up to follow your blog - yay!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Wehaf said...

I love the Dinosaur collage!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Deb said...

These are all just stunning!! The romantic in me loves the Prince and Princess. :)

Deb said...

I follow Melissa's blog

Deb said...

And I follow your blog

Deb said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady

Lily said...

My favorite is Fairy on the Moon...it is so cute!!! Thank you!

My email is: 791991@gmail.com

~Lily

momof3dolls said...

I like the Summer Days papercut. So much details, very beautiful!

Fresh Peaches said...

I love Summer Days!

momof3dolls said...

Following Melissa's blog!

momof3dolls said...

Tweeted,
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2059903240

momof3dolls said...

Following your blog!

Melissa said...

these are beautiful! my favorite is the Forest Princess :)

thanks for the chance to win!
MelissaLN@verizon.net

Melissa said...

following Melissa's blog

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/JanuaryWish/status/2059960376

(and thank for explaining how to get a direct link to a status update, I couldn't figure it out!)

Melissa said...

following your blog

JJ said...

I have been trying to win one of these forever!!! They are so cute...I love summer days, play ball, and fishing scene!

Kyndra said...

Bubble Blowing is my favorite Papercut by Melissa! We love blowing bubbles in this house!

themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

Play ball is my favorite.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

Vanessa said...

Play Ball is my favorite...how creative!!

designsvanessa@gmail.com

Meadow_lark said...

Melissa's work is absolutely beautiful. If I'm the lucky winner I would be thrilled to hang "Summer Days- Original Papercutting Art" in my daughter's room.

bridget3420 said...

My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23307525

bridget3420 said...

Following both blogs

bridget3420 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2068793355

bridget3420 said...

Following your blog

Meadow_lark said...

I've become a Melissa follower. You were right - I couldn't resist ;-).

Meadow_lark said...
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Meadow_lark said...

I am a Monkeys on the Bed follower. Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway.

Meadow_lark said...

Twitter tweet :) http://twitter.com/meadow_lark/status/2068895479

I'm sorry, it took me a minute to figure out the time stamp. I deleted my first (failed) attempt.

TopHat said...

I love Hey Diddle Diddle!

TopHat said...

I follow!

TopHat said...

I follow her blog now!

Lisa said...

Those are so awesome. I'd choose the Tyranasaurus Rex, for my son.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Belinda M said...

My favorite is the Summer Days- Original Papercutting Art

Grace said...

I like the fairy series! Amazing!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I like the woodland fairy on a branch. Perfect for a child's room!

My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I have subscribed to Susan's blog via Google Reader. My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I have subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Erin said...

I'm always a fan of A Mother's Afternoon

Ashley said...

I love Dinner Date.

Holly Noelle said...

Hey Diddle Diddle is probably my favorite! I'd love to put that in my baby girl's room. But I also love the forest princess.

Holly Noelle said...

I followed her blog.

Holly Noelle said...

I already follow you.

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is Plucking Petals- Original Papercut 8x8.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

subscribe via google reader

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Alexandra said...

I really like the Woodland Fairy on a Branch.

spearmint baby said...

my fav is A Mother's Afternoon

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spearmint baby said...

i follow your blog
spearmintbaby@gmail.com

spearmint baby said...

i follow Melissa's blog
spearmintbaby@gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2090622516

Carrie said...

I like the Tree of Hearts

jennymartin116 said...

I follow Melissa's blog

jennymartin116 said...

I like the Apples or the Best Friends

jennymartin116 said...

I subscribe to your feed

remarker said...

Woodland Fairy on a Branch is my favorite

Chelsey said...

I like the Mother's Afternoon best of all. What amazing work. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite papercut is Plucking Petals and Dinner Date.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2108393467

elaine said...

Amazing work! I like the Tree of Hearts.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Kat said...

Gathering Flowers is my favorite. :)

Erin said...

I love the tree of hearts!


~Erin
Twitter: @erinjeany
ejsmomej at gmail dot com

Erin said...

I follow Melissa's blog!

~Erin
Twitter: @erinjeany
ejsmomej at gmail dot com

Erin said...

I follow your blog!

~Erin
Twitter: @erinjeany
ejsmomej at gmail dot com