Creativity Abounds - Fancy Folds

Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. 

We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team! 

This month our theme is Fancy Fold cards!  I love making fancy fold cards and I love getting new ideas from this amazing Design Team!  I created a Joy Fold card using the Oceanfront and On the Horizon Stamp Sets.  This was the first fancy fold card I learned to make many years ago!  The Oceanfront and On the Horizon Stamp Sets coordinate beautifully and made it easy to create this pretty card.


  1. Cut Misty Moonlight card stock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".  Score at 5 1/2" and fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the inside of the card
  3. Cut Soft Seafoam card stock 2 7/8" x 4 1/8" and adhere to the front flap of the card base
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 4" and adhere to the front flap of the card base.
  5. Cut Misty Moonlight card stock 3" x 8".  Score at 4" and fold on score line to form small card base.
  6. Adhere to the inside of the card so that the front flap of the small base overlaps the front flap of the card base.
  7. Cut Soft Seafoam card stock 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" and adhere to the front flap
  8. Cut Basic White card stock 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  9. Stamp sky image using Pool Party ink
  10. Stamp grass image using Soft Seafoam ink
  11. Stamp large plant using Soft Seafoam Ink
  12. Stamp smaller plant using Old Olive Ink
  13. Stamp sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink
  14. Stamp birds using Misty Moonlight ink
  15. Cut Basic White card stock 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  16. Stamp plant using Old Olive Ink in bottom right corner
  17. Adhere to the inside of the small base.
  18. Adhere Faux Sea Glass Shapes

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

I'm sure you're going to love all of the cards in our blog hop!  You can hop from blog to blog using the link below.

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:

      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!!!

      Please be sure to use the current Host Code VZVEJMH9
       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!
                          Product List


                          1. I just love your card Melva as always

                          2. Both your cards are really beautiful!! :)

                          3. Beautiful! I have been putting off purchasing this set but I think I need it!

                          4. Love the colours. just looking at your card makes me feel more relaxed!

                          5. Beautiful card Melva. Love the fold.

                          6. Hi Melva, I love you card! The colors are perfect.

                          7. What a stunning card Melva - The Joy Fold is possibly my favourite fun fold!


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