Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop - April 2022

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. 

Today you will "hop around the world" and check out the amazing projects created by these very talented demonstrators.  I'm glad you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. You are currently visiting Melva Peters from British Columbia, Canada.  You can visit all of the other blogs using the links posted below.

The theme is THANK YOU and I'm sharing the exclusive thank you card that you will receive if you place an order with me in April.

I love the Starburst technique - thank you to Liane Binder who shared this technique during a recent Team Event.  I used the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper to create these pretty cards.  


  1. Cut Soft Succulent card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut Calypso Coral card stock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Cut about 6-8 pieces of Designer Series Paper that are a variety of widths - from 2" x 6" to 4" x 6"
  5. Cut each of these pieces in half on the diagonal.
  6. Start by marking a small semi circle in pencil at about 2 5/8" on one side of the Basic White card stock (on the long side).  This will be where the points of the Designer Series Paper pieces end.
  7. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the the strips of Designer Series Paper to the Basic White card stock - all with the points at the semi circle.  The strips should be about 1/16" apart.
  8. Continue until you have covered the Basic White card stock with strips
  9. Let the adhesive dry
  10. Trim the excessive Designer Series Paper 
  11. Adhere to the Calypso Coral card stock
  12. Adhere to the card base.
  13. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White card stock using Calypso Coral ink
  14. Cut out using Paper Snips or Die
  15. Cut Soft Succulent card stock about 1/4" bigger than sentiment - use Paper Snips or cut slightly larger die cut
  16. Adhere the stamped sentiment piece to the Soft Succulent piece using Dimensionals.
  17. Adhere to the card base over the semi circle
  18. Cut ribbon about 3" - fold in half - trim ends and tuck under sentiment and adhere with a die cut.
  19. Adhere Polished Dots
  20. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  22. Adhere to the Basic White card stock
  23. Adhere to the inside of the card.

Here's some ideas for the inside of your card

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 be inspired by all of the amazing Thank You cards in our Blog Hop!

I hope we have inspired you!

Shopping with Me!

The retiring list for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue is available!  Make sure you check it out and get your order in if your favourite stamp set is retiring! Here's a link to the Last Chance List - save 50% on select products (while supplies last)

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code DRBF32VR 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 Spring Themed 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. 

Who Are we?

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is a group of 13 Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. We come together every month to create a Tutorial Bundle, hold a blog hop and also host regular online Stamp Camps.

All 13 members of the Creativity Abounds Design Team quickly expressed their interest in helping to bring together this special, additional Tutorial Bundle. As this newsletter is sent, work is underway around the world to get cards designed and tutorials written and compiled.

We didn’t want to wait to start raising money though, because this is timely and help is needed now. Therefore the bundle is up for sale now. You can start to order and pay for yours and the tutorial will follow as quickly as we can bring it together. We envision it will be with you by the week beginning 21st March!

The theme for the projects is blue/yellow. I am excited to see what ideas everyone comes up with. I know they are all going to inspire you in your card making – and of course you will be able to change the colour of the projects to suit other occasions.

All the proceeds from the sale of these tutorials will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross as a contribution from the crafting community to the work they are carrying out with the people of Ukraine.

Stampin’ Up’s Statement of the Heart reads:

To LOVE what we do and SHARE what we love.
As we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments.
In this we MAKE A Difference.

The Creativity Abounds Design Team hope that in sharing what we love with you, together we might make a small difference.


How Can I Help?

Purchase your Tutorial Bundle now and we will deliver it to your in box as soon as it is available. We hope you enjoy all the projects inside.
Don’t hesitate to email me if I can help with your purchases, or if you have a crafty question.

Your Creativity Awaits

April Kit features New Horizon Stamp Set

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 $50!

Available to Canadian Residents Only
The April kit features the Stampin' Up!® New Horizons Suite.  Check out this sneak peek!

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!

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  1. I love this! I can't wait to try it myself. I have a lot of left over DSP I can use up!

  2. Cute cards Melva really love them, going to have to try this technique!

  3. Fabulous cards Melva. I can't wait to try this technique TFS

  4. The Starburst technique works beautifully with this DSP. Thank you Melva for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month.

  5. Beautiful cards, Melva. I wasn't too excited about these papers when I saw them in the catalogue, but I've seen them used a couple of times and I am really liking them. You did a lovely job with these cards - I like the starburst technique.

  6. I love cards that look like they’ve been quilted.

  7. Stunning design, that's just too beautiful!

  8. Love,love these cards Melva, a great way to use scraps x

  9. Beautiful cards.Will need to try this technique.

  10. Love this technique! Very pretty with this paper.


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