International Highlights Blog Hop - September 2021


I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for September! The theme is "Thank You".  I created this beautiful card featuring the Daisy Garden stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.  I love "popping" the image using a heat embossed image with Blending Brushes and Ink.  I love how this card turned out.  What do you think?


  1. Cut Thick Basic White card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic Black card stock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Stamp image using Versamark
  5. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat with Heat Tool.
  6. Once dry, use a Blending Brush and Pale Papaya ink to colour the entire embossed piece.  You can apply as much ink as you want until you get the colour you like
  7. Adhere to the Basic Black card stock using Stampin' Seal
  8. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Cut Basic Black card stock 1 1/4" x 3"
  10. Cut Basic White card stock 1" x 2 3/4"
  11. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink about 3/4" from right end.
  12. Cut flag end using Paper Snips
  13. Adhere to Basic Black piece with the left end aligned using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Cut flag end on Basic Black piece using Paper Snips
  15. Wrap ribbon around left end and tie a bow.
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.

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 September 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:

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!

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. Stunning card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlight this month and all the best with voting.

  2. What a pretty, subtle card :)

    1. Thanks Kim! I really love how this card turned out!

  3. WOW! Beautiful card! Love the sparkly ribbon!!

  4. Lovely card! Good luck with the voting!

  5. I love this card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  6. I absolutely love this! great card x

  7. I love the colors you chose for your card. Using embossing powder for the flowers really packs a punch with this card. Great job!


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