International Blog Highlights Winners Hop - February 2021


I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top ten of the February 2021 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my card! The theme for the International Blog Highlights is "Thank You"! Here's my Hydrangea Haven Easel Card that I shared in the International Highlights Blog Hop.  

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance stampset that will be available to purchase starting on March 2nd. It is a pre-order of a bundle that will be available in the Annual Catalogue that launches in June! The only way to get it now is to join my Team and shop at a discount!

The stampset is amazing with 6 gorgeous butterflies!  It's all one stamp, but cuts out using the coordinating die!  I used it as a background stamp on today's card.  I created the beautiful background for the butterflies using my WaterPainter and Reinkers - it was so easy.  Check out my YouTube video showing you just how easy it was.  I was inspired by Beth McCullough and a demonstration she did on the Creativity Abounds Day of Inspiration event.  Thanks Beth!


  1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form a card base.
  2. Cut Daffodil Delight 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  4. Add 3-4 drops of water to one drop of Mint Macaron re-inker and use your broad brush WaterPainter to apply to the bottom of the Shimmery White cardstock - about 1 1/2" wide
  5. Repeat using Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.
  6. Let the cardstock dry or dry with your Heat Tool.
  7. Stamp the butterfly images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  8. Trim the Shimmery White cardstock piece to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to the Daffodil Delight piece using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Wrap ribbon around piece about 1 1/2" from bottom and tie a bow on the left hand side.
  10. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  11. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3/4" x 2 5/8"
  12. Stamp sentiment using Pool Party ink
  13. Cut Pool Party cardstock 1" x 2 3/4"
  14. Punch both pieces out using Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  15. Adhere the Shimmery White piece to the Pool Party piece using Dimensionals.
  16. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.

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


You can order all of the products you need to make this card from my Online Store!  Check out the Supply List at the bottom of this post.  You'll earn Sale-a-Bration rewards on your purchases!  That means for every $60 CDN you spend (before shipping and taxes), you choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  There are 2 different level of free products - Level 1 - available with a $60 CDN purchase or Level 2 - available with a $120 CDN purchase.  When you spend $120 CDN, you can choose either 1 Level 2 reward or 2 Level 1 rewards!  Your choice!!

Check out all of the amazing creations of the other winners from February

Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code RP9U27ZJ 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 a FREE tutorial by email 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 the Thank You card and tutorial!

Upcoming Events

I'm so excited to announce some upcoming events that you'll want to mark on your calendars.

BOGO Event

Diane and I are holding a BOGO sale starting at 7am Pacific on March 20th and 21st. If you are not already part of our Retired Sale group, please join the group.
Not sure what a Bogo sale is? Here's some information:
Pictures of the items for sale will be posted in 2 albums (one for Diane and one for Melva) on March 19th. Please refrain from making comments on items until then. All interests will ONLY be taken starting at 7am PDT March 20th – we will delete or ignore comments posted before that! There will be NO EXCEPTIONS. Canadian residents only!
To view Media, then albums. There will be an album for Diane and and album for Melva.
Look through the album (s) and comment “SOLD”, below the picture of the items you would like to purchase to hold your product. Your comment will be acknowledged by the album owner that it is on hold for you. NOTE**** All Sales must be finalized by March 21st at 7pm PDT (both BOGO and Online store).
The album owner will respond and keep a running total for you. Once you are done, you will be given you your final total of how much you need to purchase of new product to receive the retired product for FREE (prior to shipping and taxes). Note that if you cannot arrange for pickup of the retired product from the owner in Kamloops, BC or Ladysmith, BC, you will also have to pay for shipping on the Retired Product.
So now you have your total of Retired Product from me, now what?
Grab a catalogue and go shopping to pick out items for that value from the owners Online Store. You pay for these new items only along with shipping/taxes.
You can contact the album owner to order for you or you can do your order yourself online using the Host Code provided.
Set up your account, and use the host code provided to you.
This BOGO Event is only running from March 20th and March 21st – 7am to 7pm PDT
**Here are some of the postage rates:
1 stamp set (clear mount) – $3.50
2 stamp sets - $5.50
Larger Bulk Buys - depends were you live in Canada but count on $10 - $20 depending on weight and postal code. Flat Rate Boxes are available that can filled up to 5KG! Buy more for less shipping costs

Your Creative Escapes - Spring Edition

April 16th from 7-9pm and April 17th from 8am to 8pm.
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 CDN which includes:
  • TWO stamp sets - Butterfly Brilliance (a brand new stamp set that will be in the Annual Catalogue that goes live in May) and Many Messages
  • 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 additional prizes at the end of the day.
  • If you already own the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, you can substitute another stampset ($23 value)
  • If you already own the Many Messages stamp set, you can substitute another stampset ($30 value).
Add on Options
  • Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $13 (CDN)
  • Messages Dies (coordinates with the Many Messages stamp set) $51.00
  • Butterfly Dies $66.50 (coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set)
  • Butterfly Brilliance Collection $94.00 - includes Brilliant Wings Dies, Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing is required)
Registration will open tomorrow night. I'll post the link for registration as soon as it is available!

Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial

I'm excited to announce the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial! The tutorial contains 62 projects featuring the Dandy Garden Product Suite created by Demonstrators around the World! It is amazing! Get yours for FREE by placing an order of $65 or more during January or February (Canadian residents only) or purchase it for $30 CDN.

Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my Online Store here
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here
  • Earn FREE Stampin' Up! Products - Join my Rewards Program
  • Join my Team here
  • Check out my Tutorials for Sale 
  • Check out my Upcoming Events
  • Buy Retired Stampin' Up! Products (Canadian Residents Only)
  • Register for Your Creativity Awaits - March Kit
  • Supply List


    1. Love the technique you've used to create your beautiful card Melva will definitely have to give this a go love it. Well done in coming in the top ten your winning card was fabulous as is this one x Natalie Arnold

    2. Love the colors on the background and the butterfly’s just in black great card.
      X Barbara

    3. Lovely! I can't wait for my order to arrive!
      Congrats on making it to the top ten!

    4. Hello Melva,
      I love the technique, you have made a beautiful card with it.
      X Liane

    5. Love your coloring! Congrats to make it into the Top Ten, well deserved :-D

    6. Love the background colours and technique! Congrats Melva on making it to the top ten bog hop this month!

    7. What a beautiful card Melva! Thanks for the call out. :) Congrats on making Kylie's Top 10!


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