Festive Friday Challenge #0094 - Apple 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 #0094 - Apple 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! 

I created this pretty card featuring the Peaceful Cabin Product Suite and used tree, circles and gingham on my card.  I am completely in love with this product suite.  It was my first use of the die that cuts out the cabin without the stamped image!  Isn't it nice!  The gingham ribbon is not part of the suite, but perfectly complements it!


  1. Cut Basic Black card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut out scalloped circle from Basic Black card stock using largest scalloped circle die from Layering Circles
  4. Cut out largest circle from Basic White card stock using largest circle die from Layering Circles
  5. Adhere Basic White circle to scalloped circle using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Adhere to Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut out trees using 3 tree die from Basic Black card stock.
  8. Adhere to circle using Dimensionals
  9. Cut out individual trees (all 3 sizes) from Vellum Card Stock using individual tree dies.
  10. Adhere to black trees using Glue Dots.
  11. Cut out cabin using dies from Smoky Slate card stock.
  12. Adhere to trees using Stampin' Seal.
  13. Tie a small bow about 7" from end of ribbon and adhere to the front of the Designer Series Paper over the bottom of the cabin piece.  The bow should be on the right hand edge.  Adhere to back of Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Adhere DSP to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  15. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a scrap of Basic White card stock.
  16. Adhere to card base using Mini Dimensionals.
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!  

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


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

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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.  

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    1. Melva the black and white pops in the gallery this week. I love how you incorporated the elements into this fun Christmas card. What a wonderful, serene scene you have created. The little hint of gingham is the perfect finishing touch

    2. Gorgeous card, Melva! I love that you made a video with additional tips and directions too :)
      Beth :)

    3. Love your card Melva. It brings such nostalgia to the mind. Lovely card.

    4. Melva this card is a real standout- just beautiful! I haven't even opened this paper pack yet so you've definitely inspired me to get moving this week!

    5. Your card is gorgeous, Melva. It sings of Christmas peace. I just love everything about it.

    6. Absolutely beautiful, Melva! What a serene scene you have created!

    7. Beautiful card! You really captured the feeling of peace and serenity.


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