Festive Friday #0091 - International Literacy Day

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 FF #0090 - International Literacy Day

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 created a Book Binding Card featuring the Painted Christmas Product Suite from the July to December Mini Catalogue and used a fun fold, patterned paper and ribbon from the Inspiration List.


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 3" and 4 1/4".  Fold on 4 1/4" score line to form card base.
  2. Add adhesive to the space between the 3" and 4 1/4" score line and adhere to back of card.  This forms the "binding"
  3. Cut Pear Pizzazz card stock 1 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to the binding flap.
  4. Cut Pear Pizzazz card stock 2 7/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to the binding flap.
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 5 1/4" and adhere to binding flap.
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to binding flap.
  7. Wrap ribbon around binding flap and tie a bow
  8. Stamp 2 holly leaves on Evening Evergreen card stock using Evening Evergreen ink.
  9. Cut out using die.
  10. Stamp 2 holly berry images using Real Red ink on Basic White card stock.  Cut out using die.
  11. Cut out mistletoe from Pear Pizzazz card stock using Die.
  12. Stamp sentiment Basic White card stock using Evening Evergreen ink
  13. Cut out using label.
  14. Cut label from Real Red card stock.  
  15. Cut in half and adhere to top and bottom of the stamped label
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  17. Adhere holly leaves, berries and mistletoe behind label using Glue Dots.
  18. Adhere 2 gold holly leaves using Glue Dots.
  19. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  20. Stamp sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink
  21. Stamp stem using Evening Evergreen ink in bottom right corner
  22. Stamp holly berries using Real Red ink in bottom right corner
  23. Adhere to the inside of the card

All of the supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

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

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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!

Product List


  1. What a gorgeous card, Melva. Love the 2 panels, the beautiful DSP, the ribbon, and that fabulous Christmas sentiment. Great make from the inspo list!

  2. A beautiful, very classic looking Christmas card! (p.s. I fixed your link!)

  3. What a great fold for the challenge! Beautiful card!

  4. Beautiful, Melva! This fold and layout really showcases this lovely paper. Have a wonderful week!


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