Expressions in Ink Thank You - International Blog Highlights

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for June! Thank you to everyone who voted for my card in May - I was so excited to be in the top ten winners.

As always the theme for the blot is - Thank you. 

I created this pretty pocket card featuring the Expressions In Ink Bundle.  Who wouldn't want to get this thank you card in the mail!


  1. Cut 2 pieces of Pale Papaya cardstock 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 5 1/2" on both pieces
  2. Cut from the score line to the bottom corner on both pieces.
  3. Adhere the 2 pieces together using Tear and Tape adhesive to form a card base that has the 2 points on opposite sides at the bottom.
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4".  Cut the piece in half on the diagonal.
  5. Adhere to the card base front on the triangular flaps using Stampin' Seal.  Use one pattern on one side and the other pattern on the other side.
  6. Adhere the left hand flap along the bottom of the card base using Tear and Tape adhesive.
  7. Adhere the right hand flap along the bottom of the card base using Tear and Tape adhesive.
  8. You now have a pocket.
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  10. Stamp image on top using Pale Papaya ink.
  11. Cut Pale Papaya cardstock 1/2" x 2".  Fold in half and adhere to the top left of the Basic White piece to create tab.
  12. Insert into pocket
  13. Cut Pale Papaya cardstock 1" x 11".  Wrap around card base to form belly band.  Don't make this too tight if you want to be able to remove the belly band.
  14. Cut out second smallest scalloped rectangle from Basic White cardstock.
  15. Stamp sentiment using Shaded Spruce ink.
  16. Adhere to belly band using Dimensionals.
  17. Stamp flower using Magenta Madness ink and cut out using Die
  18. Stamp leaves using Shaded Spruce ink and cut out using Die.
  19. Adhere flower to rectangle and belly band using Dimensionals.
  20. Adhere leaves to back of flower using Glue Dots.
  21. Adhere Ephemera piece to back of flower using a Glue Dot.

All of the supplies to make this card are available in my Online Store.

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 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!!   

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 :)

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:

Last Chance Products Sale
You can take advantage of the Last Chance Products Sale from the January to June Catalog!  This Mini Catalogue ends on June 30th and you can get some amazing discounts on some of the products that are retiring at the end of June!  Supplies are only available while supplies last!  Don't miss out.  You can check out the Last Chance List here.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code CAY2KPZ7 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!

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.

Happy Stamping!

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    1. Love this pocket card. Beautiful creation Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

    2. Love this pocket card ! I’m definitely coming back to watch after I look at all the cards! Thx for sharing 🙂

    3. Beautiful card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

    4. What a great pocket fold! :)

    5. Beautiful card, Melva! I've been wanting to try the pocket card so you have inspired me!

    6. So beautiful Melva!
      Good luck with the voting and greetings from Germany!
      Simone (derdiedasKleine bastelt)


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