Prized Peony Thank You - Kylie's International Highlights Blog Hop

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights!  

As always the theme is - Thank you.  I used the Prized Peony and created an Arrow Fold Fancy Fold card.  This product suite is so pretty and it's perfect for a Thank You card for someone special!  I had never seen an arrow fold card until recently and couldn't help but try it!  It is quite easy to make - definitely you need a rule, a scoring blade on your trimmer and a bone folder!

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop  at the end of August, so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!  Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Vote for my card!

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards!

Thank you for taking the time to do this.  If I am in the top ten, I will be able to participate in another Blog Hop at the end of the month!


  1. Cut Gray Granite cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".
  2. On each side of the Gray Granite cardstock, use a pencil and a ruler to lightly mark at 2" from bottom and 4" from bottom on the long edge and 2 1/8" from the sides on the bottom edge.
  3. Using the scoring blade on your trimmer, score from the 5 1/2" score line down to the 2 1/8" mark.  Repeat from the 4" and 2" mark down to the 2 1/8" mark.  Repeat this on the other side of the cardstock.
  4. Gently fold on the score lines to make peaks and a valley - fold the longest score line in, and then the next score line out and the final scoreline in.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Use Stampin' Seal and Dimensionals to adhere the arrow closed.
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4".  Mark along the bottom 4" edge at 2" and cut from the top corner to the 2" mark on both sides.  This will give you 3 triangles.
  8. Adhere the triangles with the straight sides to the inside of the card on the left and right hand sides using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Adhere the other triangle on the front of the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  10. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".  Mark along the bottom 4 1/4" edge at 2 1/8" and cut from the top corner to the 2 1/8" mark on both sides.
  11. Stamp a sentiment and a peony using Gray Granite ink and adhere to the inside of the card using Stampin' Seal.
  12. Stamp the large peony using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Colour using Stampin' Blends - Petal Pink and Crumb Cake for the flower and Old Olive for the stems and leaves.
  13. Cut out using die.
  14. Adhere Square Vellum Doilie to the middle of the triangle on the front using Stampin' Seal.
  15. Adhere peony in the middle using Dimensionals
  16. Wrap ribbon around the top of the card and tie a bow.  TIP:  I used a glue dot on the back and in each corner to hold the ribbon in place.
  17. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 3/4" x 1 1/2" and cut ends using Banners Pick a Punch.
  18. Cut Whisper White cardstock 1/2" x 2" and cut ends using Banners Pick a Punch.
  19. Adhere to Petal Pink label using Dimensionals
  20. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  21. Add Champagne Rhinestones
Check out the supply list for this card at the bottom of the post.  Don't forget to check out all of the amazing cards on the Blog Hop and vote for your favourites!

Get more tips and tricks for this card on my video.

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Mega Autumn Tutorial Bundle

Demonstrators from around the world created a MEGA Bundle of Tutorials! There are a AMAZING 82 tutorials in this bundle! The cards are autumn themed and feature products from page 44 - 51 of the catalogue, but you'll be able to use the layouts to make cards or projects using other stampsets. 

Each tutorial contains a product list, measurements (in both Inches and Metric) and step-by-step instructions. 

Here's how you can get this amazing Tutorial Bundle:

Virtual Holiday Stamping Retreat - Today's the last day to sign up!

I'm partnering with Diane Evans (Stampin With Diane) to bring you a Holiday Virtual Stamping Retreat.  We're really excited! While we'd all like to be able to get together to stamp, that just isn't possible yet, so we're partnering to bring you 12 hours of fun! The date will be September 26! The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.

The cost is $100 which includes:

  • TWO stamp sets - In The Pines and Ornamental Envelopes
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day

There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for a large Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine, Stamp set and Dies Bundle and other prizes (depending on the tickets sold).

  • Add on Options

    1. Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $13
    2. Pine Woods Dies $54.35
    3. Envelopes dies $54.35
When you register, select the options that you want. Diane or I will be in touch with the information about payment (e-transfer, cash or cheque).

Click here to register!  Registration and payment is due by September 7th so that we can get your stampsets and Make and Take Kits delivered/mailed to you.

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Thanks for dropping by today!  Please take the time to check out the amazing cards in this Blog Hop and to vote for my card plus 4 others!

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  • Supply List for Today's Project


    1. Very interesting card. I haven't purchased this suite yet. It sure is pretty!

    2. Elegant card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

    3. Great card! I need to get that stamp set!

    4. Such a lovely card never seen this fold before love it. Subscribed to your YouTube Melva so I can have a look at how you made it thanks so much for sharing it x Natalie Arnold

      1. Thanks Natalie! I had never seen it either, but I really like it! Thanks for subscribing!

    5. I'm a little confused. You cut the patterned piece 4 X 5 1/4 but you say to mark 2 1/8 on the 4 1/4 side??

      1. My mistake Edie. Should be mark at 2" along the 4" side and cut from the top corners to the mark. I've fixed the instructions. Thanks for pointing this out!


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