Creativity Abounds - March 2021

Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own.

You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams.

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!

The theme for our blog hop this month is the Hydrangea Hill Product Suite and all of the projects feature this amazing collection of products.  I used the products to create a fun Shutter Fold Card.  I was reminded of this fancy fold by my Upline Alison Solven on a recent team meeting and I'm having so much fun making these cards.  

Check out how pretty this version is in purple!


  1. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold flaps in to form card base.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Highland Heather 2" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Highland Heather using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Adhere to the 2 flaps using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut Highland Heather 3" x 5 1/4"
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  8. Adhere to Highland Heather piece using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Cut out circle using 2 1/4" Circle Punch in the centre
  10. Adhere to the inside of the card - apply 1 row Dimensionals to the top and bottom.  Do not apply adhesive in the middle.
  11. Stamp sentiment and small flowers on a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Basic White cardstock.  Punch out using 2" Circle Punch.
  12. Adhere to the inside of the circle on the inside of the card.
  13. Cut 2 pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock 3 1/2" x 4".
  14. Score each at 1/2" on 4" side.
  15. Use your rule to mark 2" up from bottom on the 4" side - repeat on both sides.  Draw a line between marks
  16. Mark in the centre along 2" line at 1 3/4"
  17. Draw a line from centre to outside corners to form "V"
  18. Cut out V.
  19. Repeat on other piece
  20. Apply Tear and Tape adhesive to 1/2" score flap.
  21. Tuck one piece in from the left side and the other piece in from the right side.
  22. Line up edge of piece with the score line of card base.  
  23. Peel off backing of Tear and Tape Adhesive and fold down card base flap.
  24. Repeat on other side.
  25. This forms the shutter mechanism.
  26. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 1" x 11"
  27. Fold around the card base to form belly band.  Do not make the belly band too tight.
  28. Adhere ends in the middle and trim off excess.
  29. Using the 2 1/4" circle that you punched out, cut around Square Vellum Doily to create a circle.
  30. Adhere to the punched out circle using Stampin' Seal.
  31. Stamp flower using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock.
  32. Stamp leaves and stem using Old Olive ink.
  33. Cut out open leaves and stem from Old Olive cardstock.  Adhere to stamped image using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  34. Cut out flower from Highland Heather cardstock.
  35. Cut out petals from Highland Heather and Seaside Spray cardstock.
  36. Push petals on flower to front using Take your Pick Tool.
  37. Adhere small petals using Glue Dots.
  38. Adhere small pearls to each small petal.
  39. Adhere to vellum using Dimensionals.
  40. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Gorgeous Grape ink
  41. Cut out using small tag die.
  42. Adhere to flower using a Glue Dot.
  43. Tie a small bow and adhere above tag using a Glue Dot.
  44. Adhere to belly band using Dimensionals.
You can check out my YouTube Video on how to make this card.  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you can view other videos I post. 


Check out the amazing projects from the Creativity Abounds Design Team!

In addition to the amazing projects that are being showcased on our Blog Hop, each Design Team member has created an exclusive project for a tutorial!  You can get all 13 projects as my Thank You for any order you place with me until April 21st!  It is also available for purchase for $20 CDN!  Here's a sneak peek of the amazing projects in the Tutorial Bundle!

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:

Place an order of $65 CDN on March 17th before 11:59pm MDT and you'll get FREE SHIPPING!
You can also email me with your order before 8:00pm or submit it online via my Online Store!

Please be sure to use the current Host Code 4DQSJKR9 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 featuring Hydrangea Hill 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!

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.

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 stamp set ($23 value)
  • If you already own the Many Messages stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($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 Dies plus Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $76.60
  • Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $27.75

Register and pay by March 8th and you will be entered to win a bundle (stamp set and dies).
Registration closes March 23rd.

Your Creativity Awaits

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “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.  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. 
As a member of Your Creativity Awaits, each month you'll enjoy the following:
You will earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with your February Kit
  • Featured stamp set
  • 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
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
 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

April Kit features the beautiful Wrapped Bouquet Bundle!

Supply list


  1. I love your shutter fold card. It's gorgeous.

  2. I love your shutter fold card, and the belly band is beautiful.

  3. You card id beautiful. Thank you for the instructions

  4. How fun! Great card and love the surprise inside!

  5. A simply gorgeous card, Melva! Love the fun fold too!

  6. What a great card Melva as always

  7. What a great card Melva as always

  8. Such a pretty card and I love your secret message slider x

  9. Hi Melva, thank you for sharing the Shutter Fold technique. You;ve inspired me to try this technique on a future card. I really love your card!


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