Festive Friday Challenge #108 - National Eat What You Want 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 #108 - National Eat What You Want 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!  

For my card I used birthday, red, punch and ribbon from the Inspo List.  It features the Stampin' Up!® Sending Smiles from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue that launches on May 3rd!   The Designer Series Paper is called Perfectly Penciled - also from the upcoming Annual Catalogue!


  1. Cut Real Red card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Use Lovely Label punch to punch out Designer Series Paper about 3/4" from bottom and right hand side.
  4. Colour the flowers on the punched out piece using Real Red Stampin' Blends.
  5. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the card base.
  6. Adhere the punched out piece in the opening using Dimensionals.
  7. Cut out background "Sending" word from Real Red card stock using Die.
  8. Adhere Adhesive Foam Sheet to Basic White card stock and cut out "Sending" using die
  9. Adhere to the Real Red Background.
  10. Adhere to card base over the punched out piece.  
  11. Stamp "Birthday Wishes" on a scrap of Basic White card stock using Real Red Ink.
  12. Cut out using Die
  13. Adhere below "Sending" using Dimensionals.
  14. Tie a small bow from 2 pieces of Black Twine and adhere below sentiment using a Glue Dot.
  15. Adhere Red Rhinestones in the centre of all flowers.
  16. Cut Basic White Card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  17. Stamp small flower in bottom right corner using Real Red Ink.
  18. Stamp flower centre using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  19. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store starting May 3rd!

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


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

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.

Your Creativity Awaits

May Kit features Grassy Grove 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 $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 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: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $57 monthly 
  • Add-on dies $58!

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The May kit features the Stampin' Up!® Grassy Grove.  

Stamping Techniques Class - June 11th

Sign up for the Stamping Techniques Class on June 11th - 5 cards, 5 different techniques.  Join us for this Virtual Class on Zoom.  Cost $55 and includes 5 cards, PDF instructions, recording and the Stampin' Up!® Bouquet of Thanks Stamp Set.

Register now!


  1. Pretty card Melva, love how you added all the red details!

  2. Melva another great card. I really do love that die

  3. Beautiful card, Melva. I love the spotlighting in red.

  4. What a great way to showcase the spotlighting techinque Melva - the red really pops!

  5. Beautiful, Melva! You have inspired me. I can't wait to play with this paper. The spotlight technique works perfectly with it. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  6. Beautiful, Melva! You have inspired me. I can't wait to play with this paper. The spotlight technique works perfectly with it. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

  7. Melva, I love how you used this gorgeous paper and how you used the spotlight technique. Gorgeous card


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