International Highlights Blog Hop - Symbols of Fortune Fancy Fold

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for January!  As always, the theme is "Thank You".  I created this pretty Arrow Fold card featuring one of my favourite suites from the upcoming Jan to Jun Mini Catalogue that launches tomorrow, January 4th!  Isn't this a gorgeous suite of products!


  1. Cut Smoky Slate card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".
  2. On each side of the Smoky Slate cardstock, use a pencil and a ruler to lightly mark at 2" from bottom and 4" from bottom on the long edge and 2 1/8" from the sides on the bottom edge.
  3. Using the scoring blade on your trimmer, score from the 5 1/2" score line down to the 2 1/8" mark.  Repeat from the 4" and 2" mark down to the 2 1/8" mark.  Repeat this on the other side of the cardstock.
  4. Gently fold on the score lines to make peaks and a valley - fold the longest score line in, and then the next score line out and the final scoreline in.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Use Stampin' Seal and Dimensionals to adhere the arrow closed.
  7. Cut Gold Foil 4" x 5 1/4". Mark along the bottom 4" edge at 2" and cut from the top corner to the 2" mark on both sides.  
  8. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 5". Mark along the bottom edge at 1 7/8" and cut from the top corner to the 1 7/8" mark on both sides.  
  9. Adhere to largest DSP triangle to the largest Gold Foil Triangle.
  10. Adhere to the card base.
  11. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the inside of the card base.
  12. Cut Gingko leaves from Gold Foil Sheet and adhere to card base using Glue Dots.
  13. Stamp crane using Smoky Slate ink and cut out using Die.
  14. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Stamp sentiment using Versamark ink on a scrap of Smoky Slate card stock.  
  16. Sprinkle with Gold Emboss Powder and heat to melt.
  17. Cut out using Paper Snips.
  18. Adhere to a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet. 
  19. Cut around leaving about 1/8" on all sides using Paper Snips
  20. Adhere to the card base.
  21. Adhere 5 Polished Dots.

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 January 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. 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:

      The January to June Mini Catalog launches tomorrow - if you don't have a demonstrator and you live in Canada, please email me to get a catalog!

          Please be sure to use the current Host Code JXYNTQKE
           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!

          Pre-order your Product Share for the 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue

          Get samples of all of the new paper, ribbon and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue.

          I'm hosting Product Shares from the upcoming Mini catalogue! If you are like me, you want it all! You'll have that option as well as the option to get just Designer Series Paper, Specialty Paper, Ribbon or Embellishments. Your choice. Get a taste of the new catalogue without the commitment of buying "one of each"! Reserve your 2022 Mini Catalogue Product Share(s) today!

          Individual shares includes a sampling of products from the new catalogue.

          Designer Series Paper - 96 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new DSP - COST $51 (includes postage)

          • Abstract Beauty
          • Artfully Composed
          • Flowering Fields
          • Heart & Home
          • Hey Sports Fan
          • New Horizon
          • Sweet Talk
          • Symbols of Fortune

          Ribbon - 22.5 yards - COST $31(includes postage)

          • 1/8" Cotton
          • 3/8" Denim
          • 3/8" Evening Evergreen
          • Fan Bakers Twine
          • Real Red Faux Linen
          • Soft Succulent Satin
          • 3/4" White Frayed

          Embellishments - COST $36 (includes postage)

          • Adhesive Backed Hexagon (18 pieces)
          • Brushed Brass Butterflies (16 pieces)
          • Classic Matte Dots (24 pieces)
          • Frosted Beads (1/4 pkg)
          • Heart & Home Doilies (6)
          • Iridescent Rhinestones (50 pieces)
          • Pebbles (36 pieces)
          • Polished Dots (24 pieces)
          • Resin Stars (24 pieces)
          • Sparkle & Shine Sequins (1/4 pkg)
          • Faux Sea Glass (30 pieces)

          Specialty Paper - 16 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new Specialty Paper - $16 (includes postage)

          • Mother of Pearl (2 pcs)
          • Subtle Shimmer (2 pcs)
          • Vellum (12 sheets)

          Shipping via flat rate box included

          Get the "I want it all" option which includes all of the product shares PLUS get a SAMPLES OF ALL OF THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IN THE SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGUE - COST $132 (INCLUDES POSTAGE)

          Pre-order today! I'll invoice you with your costs on January 1, 2022 You can pay me by e-transfer, cheque or cash.

          Product Share only available to Canadian Residents.

          Your Creativity Awaits

          January Kit features Ranunculus Romance from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue

              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
                            January Kit features the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set (from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue)

                            Add the Dies for $49 extra

                              Happy Stamping!


                              1. What an elegant fun-fold card, Melva! Well done! ~ Kim Kroeker

                              2. What an elegant fun-fold card, Melva! Well done! ~ Kim Kroeker

                              3. What an elegant fun-fold card, Melva! Well done! ~ Kim Kroeker

                              4. Such a beautiful card Melva. I really enjoyed making it, thanks so much for sharing this technique 🙂


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