International Highlights Blog Hop - March 2022

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for March. 

The theme is "Thank You". 

I am loving the new Waves of the Ocean Products just released by Stampin' Up! and used them to create this pretty Bendi Fancy Fold Card.  These cards look like they are complicated, but they really aren't!  Check out this pretty ocean scene!  My favourite is the pelican!  It takes me back to the amazing vacations in Mexico and sitting on the beach sipping on a margarita and nibbling on Coconut Shrimp!  Yum!!!


  1. Cut Pacific Point card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Score at 2 3/4"
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Coastal Cabana Foil 2 5/8" x 4 1/8".  Adhere to Pacific Point card stock on each side of the score line.
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 2 1/2" x 4". Adhere to Pacific Point card stock on each side of the score line.
  4. Cut Pacific Point card stock 2" x 4 1/2".  Score at 1/2", 2 1/4" and 4"
  5. Cut 2 pieces of Coastal Cabana Foil 1 5/8" x 1 7/8". Adhere to Pacific Point card stock on each side of score line.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/2" x 1 3/4". Adhere to Pacific Point card stock on each side of the score line.
  7. Fold 1/2" flaps backwards and adhere to the card base with middle score line aligned with the score line on the base and about 3/4" from bottom.
  8. Cut Pacific Point card stock 1 1/4" x 6 1/2".  Score at 1/2" and 6".
  9. Fold on score line with flaps facing back and adhere to the bottom of the card.
  10. Cut Coastal Cabana Foil 1 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Adhere to Pacific Point card stock piece.
  11. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 5 1/4". Adhere to Pacific Point card stock piece.
  12. Cut out 3 clouds and 3 birds using dies from Basic White card stock
  13. Adhere to card base.
  14. Stamp pelican image on Basic White cards stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  15. Cut out using Die and adhere to the middle insert using Dimensionals.
  16. Cut out 2 large waves - one from Silver Foil and 1 from Coastal Cabana Foil
  17. Adhere to the bottom left edge of card base 
  18. Cut out 3 waves from Pacific Point Foil - adhere one to the Pelican image and 2 to the large waves.
  19. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento in on a scrap of Basic White card stock
  20. Cut out using Paper Snips
  21. Adhere to card base.
  22. Adhere 3 rhinestones

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

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 February 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:

      Please be sure to use the current Host Code WGJBYG77
       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.

      Tutorial Bundle for the Ukraine

      In response to the ongoing crisis, the Creativity Abounds Team has decided to create a Ukraine Fundraising Card Making Tutorial Bundle

      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. What an amazing, Bendi fold card! Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

                          2. This is a WOW card, Melva! it's awesome!

                          3. I love your card, Melva!! This is quite an awesome suite, isn't it? ~ Kim Kroeker

                          4. Phenomenal card! I totally love it!

                          5. This paper is divine and you have just made it pop with this beautiful card well done!

                          6. Lovely card! Will try to adapt it to a slim card ...have the complete set! Gorgeous!


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