Festive Friday Challenge #0102 - Valentine's 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 #102 - Valentine's 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 a Spanner Fold Card using the Lover & Happiness Bundle from the January to June Mini Catalogue.  This is one of my favourite fancy folds and is such a WOW card even though it's pretty easy to make.


  1. Cut Night of Navy card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score at 4 1/4" and fold on score line.
  2. Cut at 1 1/4" from bottom to score line on both sides.
  3. Cut Fresh Freesia card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  4. Emboss and cut using the Love & Happiness Hybrid Embossing Folder and Heart Die.
  5. Cut Window Sheet 1 1/4" x 5"
  6. Adhere across the middle of the card base between the flaps
  7. From the edges, cut 2 pieces of the embossed card stock 1" x 4"
  8. Adhere to the left and right flaps
  9. Adhere embossed heart on to the Window Sheet piece in the middle of the card
  10. Cut Basic White card stock 2 3/4" x 4"
  11. Stamp sentiment on top using Night of Navy ink
  12. Adhere to the middle flap
  13. Wrap ribbon around bottom of the middle flap and tie a bow
  14. Cut out 3 small flowers and 1 small heart using dies from Night of Navy ink.
  15. Adhere flowers to left hand side and heart to the right hand side using Dimensionals.
  16. Adhere rhinestones to the flower centres and 2 on the large heart.
  17. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Adhere to the inside of the card
  19. Cut remaining embossed piece with the cut out heart to 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  20. Adhere to the inside of the card
  21. Stamp sentiment in the middle of the heart using Night of Navy ink.

You can find all of the supplies for this card 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

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


Diane Evans

Joanne James

Heart & Home Memories and More Envelope Mini Album

Interested in learning how to make a Mini Album from envelopes?  I'm co-hosting a class on Saturday March 12th from 1-3pm.  You'll make a Mini Album using the Heart & Home Cards and Envelopes and the Heart & Home Card Pack.  

The cost is $65 and includes:

  • Heart & Home Cards and Envelop Pack
  • Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack
  • 1/2 pkg Heart & Home Doilies
  • 1/2 pkg Classic Matte Dots
  • 1/2 roll of Denim Ribbon
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                          1. Melva another gorgeous Spanner Card. I love how you used the embossing folder with this. That was brilliant

                          2. Beautiful in Fresh Freesia, Melva! I absolutely love your spanner cards. I really need to try to make one. Have a wonderful weekend!

                          3. What a clever fun fold and beautiful card, Melva :)

                          4. What a fabulous design! The window was a big surprise. I love that you used purple. The more I see that EF, the more I want. Just fabulous, Melva.

                          5. Love the color combination you used and that fold is awesome. Beautiful card!

                          6. Just beautiful Melva! Your split panel allows your embossed heart to truly take centre stage and I love your chosen colour scheme too.

                          7. Fabulous, Melva. I love that you went with the purple and lilac and that split panel takes it up another notch.


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