Saying good bye to Counting Sheep!

It is so hard to believe that we are almost at the end of September and another Sale-a-Bration event!  One of my favourite stamp sets from Sale-a-Bration is Counting Sheep and the fact that there are coordinating dies to go with it make it even better.  You can still get your hands on the stamp set, dies or both until September 30th.  They are available with a $60 CDN order or $120 CDN order if you want both!  Don't miss out as they may disappear before September 30th due to their popularity!

I shared this card on a recent Facebook Live Sketch Challenge that I did.  I love how it turned out!  


  1. Cut Basic Black card stock 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and score at 3".  Fold on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut Bermuda Bay card stock 1/2" x 5 1/2" and adhere on the right hand edge of the inside of the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 5 1/2" adhere on the right hand edge of the inside of the card based butted up against the Bermuda Bay card stock using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut Basic White card stock 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the inside of the card using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut Basic White card stock 1" x 3".  Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Adhere to the card front using Stampin' Seal about 2 1/4" from bottom
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper 1/2" x 3" and adhere below Basic White strip using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Stamp sheep on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colour using Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  Cut out using Die.
  8. Adhere to card base above sentiment using Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp hat on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colour using Bermuda Bay and Polished Pink Dark Stampin' Blends.  Cut out using Die
  10. Adhere hat to sheep using a mini Dimensional.
  11. Cut out 2 balloons from Bermuda Bay card stock using Die.
  12. Adhere to card base above sheep using Dimensionals.
  13. Tie a bow around balloon strings using Baker's Twine.
Here is the sketch I used.
You can get all of the supplies needed for the folder from my Online Store!   Check out the supply list below.

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!  I made this video on a recent Live event, so you will hear some chatter in it as I was making the card :)

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 Y3EHAHC6 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 - October Kit

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

October Kit features the Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set from the July to December Mini Catalogue
Add the Dies for $47 extra.

Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition

We're so excited to be host our Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition.

While we'd all like to be able to get together to stamp, that just isn't possible yet. The retreat will be held on Friday, October 22nd from 7-9pm and on Saturday, October 23rd from 8am to 8pm! The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.

The cost is $105 CDN which includes:

  • TWO stamp sets - Delivering Cheer (from the July to December Mini) and Tidings and Trimmings (from the Annual Catalogue)
  • Package of Brushed Metallic Dots
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day

Deadline for sign up is October 6th at 11:59pm Pacific.

There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for additional prizes at the end of the day.

If you already own the Delivering Cheer stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value).

If you already own the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value)

Add on Options

  1. Christmas Trimmings Dies (coordinates with the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set) $38.00
  2. Tailor Made Tags Dies $37

When you register, select the options that you want. Diane or I will be in touch with the information about payment (e-transfer, cash or cheque).

Register now!

We're really excited for the day!  Don't miss out!  Registration closes on October 6th to get the stamp sets and Make and Take kits.  

Happy Stamping!

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  • Join my Team here
  • Check out my Tutorials for Sale 
  • Check out my Upcoming Events
  • Buy Retired Stampin' Up! Products (Canadian Residents Only)
  • Your Creativity Awaits - October 2021 (featuring Sparkle of the Season)
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