Casually Crafting - February 2022


I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Today's theme is a colour challenge:

I decided to use the Driving By Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  It seemed like a perfect opportunity to create a fun Z fold card.  I did some fussy cutting for the vehicles so they look like they are driving across the card.  The New Horizon Designer Series Paper make a perfect background!

You can get this stamp set for free during Sale-a-Bration with a $60 order until February 28, 2022.

  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  Fold in half on  5 1/2" score line and then fold the flap back the 2 3/4" score line.
  2. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the inside of the card
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to the inside of the card
  4. Cut 2 pieces of Rich Razzleberry card stock 2 1/2" x 4" and adhere to the 2 front flaps.
  5. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere to the 2 front flaps.
  6. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 1 1/4" x 11" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
  7. Adhere to the card base with the long edge on the front and 2 shorter sections towards the back.  Check out my Youtube Video for tips on how to adhere this piece to the card base.
  8. Stamp vehicles on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Colour using Blends - Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight.
  9. Cut out vehicles using Paper Snips 
  10. Adhere to Z fold Band using Dimensionals
  11. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  12. Cut out and adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.

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 can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Now it's time to check out all of the amazing projects in our Blog Hop:

I hope that we have inspired you.

Shopping with Me!

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      It's Sale-a-Bration, so that means with every $60 CDN that you spend, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure! Who doesn't want FREE!!! There are 2 different levels of products to choose from - Level 1 is free with a $60 order and Level 2 is available with a $120 order. If you spend $120, you can choose either 2 Level 1 rewards or 1 Level 2 reward. It's a perfect time to stock up on amazing Designer Series Paper and Stamps!!!

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       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!

      You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 Fancy Fold tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

      Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

      Your Creativity Awaits

      March Kit features On the Waves - a pre-release with exclusive products from the May 2022 Annual Catalogue!  There is a bonus project this month if you order the suite of products!

      Check out this video of the products!

          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 
                      Add-on dies $52!

                      Available to Canadian Residents Only
                        Order the Waves of the Ocean Suite ($109.50) and you will receive a bonus box project with 3 cards!

                        Creativity Abounds Symbols of Fortune Stamp Camp

                        Do you love this suite and want to add it to your collection?  Consider signing up for the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp on April 29 and 30th!  Order the Suite (Item 157667 - $112.50) and you will be registered for the event and will receive a Make and Take Kit with 13 projects along with PDF instructions and YouTube videos for all projects.  In addition, you'll get access to an exclusive Facebook Group where we will demonstrate 13 bonus projects using the Suite that you can make!    

                        Interested?  Here's the link to my Online Store to order your suite and be automatically registered for the event! Don't live in Canada?  I can put you in touch with members from the Creativity Abounds Team in other countries!

                          Happy Stamping!
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                          1. Love this card. Such a fabulous combination of the DSP with the stamp set TFS x

                          2. Love the idea of the cars driving through the mountain Melva!!

                          3. Wow amazing as always Melva. Very ingenious how you used the colour combination

                          4. Hi Melva, Thanks for sharing such a cute card!

                          5. Hi Melva! I love that you used Driving By for this challenge! Great idea!


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