Hydrangea Hill Easel Card - International Highlights Blog Hop - February 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 the Hydrangea Haven Bundle to create this beautiful Easel 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 February, 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 Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and Mercury Glass Designer Acetate are so pretty and add just the right amount of bling for this card.  


  1. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  Fold in half on the 5 1/2" score line and then fold to make a "mountain" fold on the 2 3/4" score line.
  2. Cut Mercury Glass Acetate 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/2" x 4" and adhere to the front flap using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 3 1/2" x 9" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold in half to form small card base.
  5. Cut 2 pieces of Basic White cardstock 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  6. Emboss 1 piece using Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the front of the small card base.
  7. Cut out hydrangea from Highland Heather cardstock using Die.  Push up the petals using your Take Your Pick Tool
  8. Cut out small flowers from Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstock using Die.  Use your fingers to gently fold up the petals.
  9. Adhere to the Hydrangea using Glue Dots.
  10. Cut out open leaves and stem from Old Olive cardstock using Die.
  11. Adhere to the embossed cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  12. Adhere Hydrangea using Dimensionals
  13. Tie ribbon around small card base and tie a bow.
  14. Cut Mercury Glass Acetate 3 1/4" x 1" and adhere to the bottom of other piece of Basic White cardstock.
  15. Stamp sentiment using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  16. Stamp open flowers using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  17. Stamp background behind flowers using Gorgeous Grape ink - stamped off.
  18. Adhere to the inside of the small card base using Stampin' Seal.
  19. Adhere to the large cardbase using Stampin' Seal approximately 1/4" from top.
  20. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Highland Heather cardstock using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  21. Cut out using label die.
  22. Cut out second label die from a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
  23. Cut Gorgeous Grape label into 2 pieces across long side.
  24. Adhere one piece to top of Highland Heather Label and one piece to bottom using Stampin' Seal.
  25. Close the card base and adhere the label to the bottom flap using Dimensionals approximately 1/4" from bottom so that the card lays flat with small card base tucked under label.
  26. When the card stands up, the label will hold the small card base in place.
  27. Adhere small pearl to the middle of petals

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

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 :)

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With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have. 
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February Kit will feature Fine Art Floral Product Suite!

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