Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - In Memoriam

It's time for another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop and today the theme is In Memoriam.  I decided to make a sympathy card.  They are always so hard to make.  I've used the Stampin' Up!® Bamboo Beauty stamp set for this card.  I think sympathy cards should be simple and convey a caring message.  The Bamboo Beauty stamp set is perfect for that!

I masked off a 1 1/4" strip down one side of my card stock and used my blending brush to add Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then the bamboo images stamped in Mossy Meadow and a sentiment to finish off the card front.


  1. Cut Mossy Meadow card stock 4 1/4" x 11".  
  2. Score at 5 1/2" and fold on score line to form card base.
  3. Cut Gold Foil 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the card base.
  4. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3 3/4" x 5"
  5. Mask off a 1 1/4" strip 1/2" from left edge using large Post It Notes.
  6. Colour the strip with Pear Pizzazz ink using a Blending Brush.
  7. Take off the Post It Notes and stamp the bamboo images using Mossy Meadow ink.
  8. Stamp a sentiment in the bottom right corner using Mossy Meadow ink.
  9. Stamp characters in Mossy Meadow ink.
  10. Adhere to the card base.
  11. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  12. Stamp bamboo images using Mossy Meadow ink.
  13. Adhere to the inside of the card

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

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

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        Your Creativity Awaits - November Kit - Eden's Garden

        I'm so excited that the Eden's Garden collection will be the focus of my monthly card kit in November.  I encourage you to order early if you want the full collection as the Designer Series Paper, Cotton Paper and Garden Gems are only available while supplies last!
            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
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                   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! 

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                    • 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!)
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                          November Kit features the Eden's Garden Stamp Set - a pre-release available starting November 1st from the upcoming January to June Mini Catalogue!.  

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                          BONUS:  If you order the entire collection that includes the stamp set, dies, Cotton Paper, Designer Series Paper and Gems, you will get a bonus project - a box with 3"x3" tags and a tag!  Add on cost is $99 for the collection!

                          Here's a sneak peek of our projects for November

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