Share It Sunday Blog Hop

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we're sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today.   

I created this Double Gatefold Card for a recent swap I was participating in and used the Stampin' Up!® Oceanfront Stamp Set and On the Horizon Bundle.  These products coordinate beautifully and it was fun to create a pretty seaside scene.  Check it out!


  1. Cut Thick Basic White card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold on score lines to form card base.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Pool Party 2" x 5 3/8"
  3. Adhere to the 2 front flaps.
  4. Cut Basic White card stock 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  5. Stamp scene using Pool Party, Soft Seafoam and Crumb Cake ink
  6. Stamp plants using Old Olive and Crumb Cake ink
  7. Stamp birds using Misty Moonlight ink
  8. Cut the stamped card stock in half to form 2 pieces that are 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
  9. Adhere one piece to each flap.
  10. Cut Layering Vellum 1" x 11" and wrap around card base to form belly band - don't wrap too tightly as this needs to be taken off to open the card.  Adhere closed and trim off excess.
  11. Cut 2 gate pieces from Crumb Cake card stock
  12. Adhere to belly band so that one piece is on the left flap and one piece is on the right flap.
  13. Stamp sentiment using Pool Party ink on a scrap of Pool Party card stock
  14. Cut out using Paper Snips
  15. Adhere to Belly Band
  16. Adhere Pebbles

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

Now it's time to check out all of the amazing projects in our blog hop.

I hope that we have inspired you.

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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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      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. So clever, I love how you used the belly band at the bottom! I plan to CASE this one! Thanks for sharing.

                          2. Absolutely love your card Melva, these 2 stamp sets are a match made in heaven x

                          3. Love this stamp set, your card, and what you did with the fence!

                          4. I love your cards using Oceanfront Photopolymer Stamp set and On theHI have checked several of the latest catalogs and cannot find them. Can you tell me what year these stamp sets are in. Thanks.

                            Linda D.

                            1. Both of these stamp sets are in the January to June Mini Catalogue for this year.


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