Festive Friday #0085 - National Flag Week

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0085 National Flag Week

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge I used the Expressions in Ink Product Suite.  I absolutely love this suite!  The Designer Series Paper is stunning!  I hope you like my gatefold card.  I selected stripes, bright colors and rectangles for my card from the Inspo List!


  1. Cut Magenta Madness Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
  2. Fold on the score lines
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 2" x 5 3/8" and adhere to the 2 sides using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut 3 pieces of Magenta Madness cardstock 1 1/4" x 3"
  5. Cut 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1" x 2 3/4"
  6. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the cardstock using Stampin' Seal
  7. Adhere one rectangle to the left hand side about 1/2" from the top and 1/2" from the left hand side using Dimensionals - apply Dimensionals to the left hand side of the rectangle only.
  8. Adhere one rectangle to the left hand side about 1/2" from the bottom and 1/2" from the left hand side using Dimensionals - apply Dimensionals to the left hand side of the rectangle only.
  9. Adhere one rectangle to the right hand side about 2 1/4" from the top and 1/2" from the right hand side using Dimensionals - apply Dimensionals to the right hand side of the rectangle only.
  10. Adhere gold ephemera to the middle rectangle using Glue Dots.
  11. Stamp sentiment on white side of ephemera label using Magenta Madness ink.
  12. Adhere to the middle rectangle using Dimensionals.
  13. Add sequins

All of the supplies for this project can be found in my Online Store.  The supply list is below.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters --> you are here!

Judy Rozema

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Hand-Penned Stamp Camp

Join me and some incredibly talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on June 25th and 26th for our first stamp camp featuring the Hand-Penned Product Suite!
About this Event
Are you ready for 9 amazing projects featuring the Hand-Penned Suite?
Your Hand-Penned Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, Hand-Penned 12”x12” Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems!
  • Make and Takes* for 9 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!
*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not using your bundle.
*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems from your purchased suite.
*Your kit will include cardstock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting.

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!
Registration ENDS June 12th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by June 14th.
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my Online Store and purchase the Hand-Penned Suite (Item 155503 - $90.50 or an equivalent amount of product $90.50 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!
Purchase the suite in my Online Store using the Host Code SNJARDMD and you’ll automatically be registered for the event! If you have other items you want to order you can simply add them on your Stamp Camp order and save on some shipping! By purchasing on this stamp camp host code you'll automatically be registered for the event.

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    1. Such an interesting fold. I love the design, the colors and the hexagons. The gold is a wonderful touch.

    2. What a cool, fancy fold, Melva! The Expressions in Ink papers are my favorites, and you have showcased them perfectly. An absolutely stunning card!


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