Canada Inks Up Blog Hop - Counting Sheep Z fold card

It's time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop and the theme for today's hop is "Sale-a-Bration"!  I had fun making this Z-fold card featuring the Counting Sheet Stamp Set and Dies - both are available for free during Sale-a-Bration.  Place an order of $120 (before shipping and taxes in my Online Store) and you can get both the stamp set and dies!

This stamp set is so adorable and the dies are amazing!  I used the great fence rail die to cut out the detail for my Z-fold.


  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
  2. Fold on the score lines - first on the 5 1/2" score line to form your card base and then fold the front flap back on the 2 3/4" score line.
  3. Cut 2 pieces of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 2 1/2" x 4" and 1 piece 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere to the flaps using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 1 1/4" x 11" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  6. Fold on the score lines like you did for the main card base.
  7. Adhere to the card base with the long side at the front and the "z fold" on the inside piece of the card.  Check out my YouTube video for help with this step.
  8. Cut out 4 fence rails using Die from Early Espresso card stock and adhere to the Crumb Cake piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  9. Stamp 3 sheep using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White card stock.
  10. Colour using Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends
  11. Cut out using Dies
  12. Adhere to the card base.
  13. For the middle sheep, cut a piece of Window Sheet 1/2" x 3" and adhere sheep to the top.  Adhere the bottom behind the fence rail.
  14. Cut out balloon from Bermuda Bay card stock
  15. Adhere to sheep using a Glue Dot
  16. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a scrap of Basic White card stock.
  17. Cut out using Paper Snips
  18. Adhere to a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock using Dimensionals and cut around leaving about an 1/8" of an inch border.
  19. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  20. Adhere Pearls.
You can get all of the supplies I used for my card at the bottom of my post.

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

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing projects in the blog hop: 

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:

I think this is the best ever Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  You're going to want it all!  Sale-a-Bration ends on September 30th but I know there are going to be items that don't last so you don't want to miss out!

Please be sure to use the current Host Code RUMX9U9C 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!

You're invited to the Creativity Abounds Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp

Join me and 12 incredibly talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes
  • Make and Takes* for 13 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, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.
*Your kit will include card stock 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 OPENS August 16th and ENDS September 5h and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 7th. 
How do you register for the event? 
Simply head to my Online Store and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $109.25 or an equivalent amount of product $109.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a sale-a-bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order, but if you top up your order to $120, you'll get 2 Level 1 items or 1 Level 2 item!!!
Purchase the suite in my Online Store using the Host Code 3Q4DKSQA 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.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AS THE DIES ARE ON LOW INVENTORY!  if they are on back order when you place your order, make sure you say "yes" to ship later! That will make sure your dies will be shipped when they arrive in the warehouse!

My registration is open to Canadian Residents only, but if you live in the US, Australia or the UK, you can get your suite through a participating member of the Creativity Abounds Design Team.

I know you'll love the projects!  This group of demonstrators from around the world is amazingly talented!  Join us on September 17 and 18 in the exclusive Facebook Group for bonus projects that you can make with the Whimsy & Wonder suite of products!  

I hope you'll join me!  We're going to have such fun!

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. 
  • 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

September Kit features the Nature's Harvest Stamp Set from the July to December Mini Catalogue
Add the Harvest Dies for $57 extra and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration Reward ($60 level)

Product List


  1. Love your card Melva, the sheep are so much fun to create with.

  2. Those sheep are so adorable!!! Great card Melva!!

    1. Thanks Arlene! This is such a fun set to play with!

  3. Those sheep are adorable! Great card!!

  4. I love the sheep so much - adorable card!

  5. Awe love this card so much detail

  6. OMG so cute with the Z fold and the fences. Perfect for the sheep!!

  7. Cute card, Melva. I have yet had a chance to play with my sheep. Hopefully this week.


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