International Highlights Blog Hop - April 2022

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for March. The theme is "Thank You" and I've created a Spanner Fancy Fold card featuring the Stampin' Up!® New Horizons Product Suite.  While this wasn't one of the suites that immediately caught my attention in the Mini Catalogue, it has quickly become one of my favourites!  The Designer Series Paper is like a painting and makes it so easy to create beautiful master pieces!

Check out this pretty card!


  1. Cut Misty Moonlight 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 Window Sheet 1" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere across the middle of the card base between the flaps
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 4 3/4", then cut 1" off both ends.  This will give you 2 pieces that are 1" x 4" and 1 piece that is 2 3/4" x 4". 
  6. Stamp birds on the 2 1" x 4" pieces using Mossy Meadow Ink.
  7. Adhere the 1" x 4" pieces to the end flaps and the other piece to the middle flap.
  8. Cut out 2 fence pieces from Misty Moonlight card stock.  Sponge with Whisper White Craft Ink using a Sponge Dauber.
  9. Adhere to window sheet piece using small pieces of Dimensionals - round the pieces slightly to make them look more 3 dimensional.
  10. Cut out grass and trees from a piece of green Designer Series Paper
  11. Adhere grass in front of right hand side fence 
  12. Adhere trees using Mini Dimensionals to middle flap behind fense.
  13. Tie a bow around bottom for middle flap
  14. Stamp sentiment on a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Basic White card stock using Mossy Meadow ink
  15. Adhere to the middle flap using Mini Dimensionals.
  16. Adhere pebbles in front of fence pieces
  17. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Stamp birds and grassy using Mossy Meadow ink
  19. Adhere to inside of 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! 

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!

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 out all of my tutorials 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. 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!

Product List


  1. What a beautiful card, Melva! This DSP is one of my favourites!! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. What a beautiful scene! Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  3. Gorgeous card - love the fancy fold.

  4. Love the card! Good luck to you in winning!


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