Forever & Always Step Card - International Highlights Blog Hop - January 2021

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for January! As always the theme is - Thank you.  I used products from the Love You Always Product Suite to make this pretty step card. I love the colour combinations in this product suite - I used Rococo Rose, Black and White for my card!

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 October, so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!   I was honoured to be in the top ten last month.  You can check out my card from last month and also my card from the Winners Hop.

Isn't this card pretty!  The Love You Always Foil Sheets are so pretty and add just the right amount of bling for this card.  You can check out my YouTube Video for instructions on how to make this card.  I've included the measurements below.

You can check out my YouTube Video and template for more information.
  1. Cut Basic Black card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  2. Cut at 3" from 1" to 6 1/2" on the long side.  Check out the template for the Side Step Card
  3. Score at 1", 2", 3 1/4" and 4 1/2" on the 3" piece
  4. Score at 4 1/4" on the 2 1/2" piece
  5. Fold the card by mountain folding on the 4 1/4" score and accordion folding the score lines on the other side.
  6. Cut Foil Sheet 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 4" and adhere to Foil Sheet using Stampin' Seal.
  8. Adhere to 2 1/2" side using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Cut flower from Designer Series Paper and colour with Stampin' Blends - I used Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow
  10. Adhere to the 2 1/2" side using Dimensionals.
  11. Cut sprigs from Foil Sheet using Wrapped Bouquet Die
  12. Adhere to the back of the coloured flower using Glue Dots
  13. Cut out a 6" x 2" piece of Foil and cut using the Curvy Border Die
  14. Adhere to first step of the 3" side using Glue Dots and trim
  15. Adhere remaining piece to 2nd step using Glue Dots and trim
  16. Cut Foil Sheet 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
  17. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and emboss using Painted Texture embossing Folder.
  18. Adhere to the Foil Sheet piece using Stampin' Seal.
  19. Adhere to the 3rd step using Stampin' Seal.
  20. Stamp sentiment using Rococo Rose ink and cut out using label die
  21. Cut out second label die from Foil Sheet.  Cut in half and adhere one piece to each end of the sentiment
  22. Adhere to Whisper White piece using Dimensionals.
  23. Colour about 10" of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding using Dark Rococo Rose Stampin' Blend.
  24. Put the ribbon through the middle of a Heart Charm and tie a bow.
  25. Adhere to the right hand side of the label using a Glue Dot.
  26. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 1/4" x 4" and adhere to the inside of the card using Stampin' Seal.
Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel


 Supply List
You'll be able to purchase the supplies for this card starting January 5th.  Here's the list:
  • True Love Designer Series Paper (Item 154281)
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets (Item 154286)
  • Heart Charms (Item 154282)
  • Basic Black cardstock (Item 121045)
  • Whisper White cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White crinkled Seam Binding (151326)
  • Painted Texture embossing folder
  • Potted Succulents Dies (Item 154330)
  • Curvy Dies (154319)
  • Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends (Item 154900)
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.......

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!

Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

Product Shares for the Jan to June Mini Catalogue - last day to sign up is tomorrow!

I'm hosting Product Shares from the new catalogue!  If you are like me, you want it all!  You'll have that option as well as the option to get just Designer Series Paper, Specialty Paper, Ribbon or Embellishments. Your choice. Get a taste of the new catalogue without the commitment of buying "one of each"! Reserve your Mini Catalogue Product Share(s) today!

Individual shares includes a sampling of products from the new catalogue.

Designer Series Paper - 96 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new DSP - COST $46.00

  • True Love
  • Hydrangea Hill
  • Dandy Garden
  • Fine Art Floral
  • Sand & Sea
  • Ice Cream Corner
  • Snail Mail
  • Well Suited

Specialty Paper - 54 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new specialty paper - COST $26.00

  • Love You Always Specialty
  • Love You Always Foil
  • Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass
  • Golden Garden Acetate
  • Pearlescent Speciality

Embellishments - 166 pieces of all the new embellishments plus 1/4 pkg of Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles - COST $30.00

  • Heart Charms
  • Matte Black Dots
  • Pastel Pearls
  • Ladybug Trinkets
  • Opal Rounds
  • Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles
  • Resin Hearts
  • Clever Claps

Ribbon - 2.5 to 3.75 yards of each new ribbon or twine for a total of 30.5 yards - COST $26

  • Blushing Bride Metallic
  • Gorgeous Grape Sheer
  • Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim
  • Fine Art
  • Blackberry Bliss Striped
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo
  • Well Suited Twine Combo

Product Share only available to Canadian Residents.
Shipping via oversized letter included.

Get the "I want it all" option which includes all of the product shares PLUS and get a free package of Seaside Shells!  COST $117.00. YOU'LL ALSO EARN A FREE STAMPSET FROM SALE-A-BRATION WITH THE I WANT IT ALL OPTION!  WOOHOO!

Pre-order today! I'll invoice you with your costs on January 4th. You can pay me by e-transfer, cheque or cash.

Product Share Timeline

  • January 4, 2021 – Deadline to order you share and pay - I will send you an invoice when you sign up.
  • January 5 – I will place the order for the product
  • Mid January – As soon as the products arrive I will package it.
  • Mid to late January – I'll ship the Share(s) or contact you to pick up.
Reserve Your Share Now

Your Creativity Awaits

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial AND the Stampset to make the cards!  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Stampset
After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose!

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines
  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Shipped: $57 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $53 monthly
Available to Canadian Residents Only

Each month, you will need to order and pre-pay for your kit.  You can pay by e-transfer or by Credit Card (Master Card or Visa only).  Payment must be received by the second Sunday of the month. 

January Your Creativity Awaits Kit:  Treasures of Life

Register for the January Kit

Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  
You can check out the Annual Catalogue using this PDF link.  
You can also check out the new August to December Mini Catalogue using this link. There's still time to order some product before this catalogue is finished!

Please be sure to use the current Host Code K6YNFH9K to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and I will email you a PDF tutorial featuring 13 beautiful cards designed by Demonstrators around the world as part of the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you a card and the PDF tutorial!

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    1. A bold and beautiful card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with the voting!

      1. Thanks Kylie! Thanks for hosting such an amazing Blog Hop!

    2. Wow! Those colours! Absolutely stunning...

    3. a beautiful card, I like it very much :-)

    4. I love your card, Melva!! ~ Kim Kroeker


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