Stamping With Friends - Retiring In Colors

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends April Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is the 2020-2022 In Colors!

For my card, I used the Expressions in Ink Product Suite along with Magenta Madness.  All of the 2020-2022 In Colors retire as of May 3rd which is always sad, but Stampin' Up! has introduced some amazing new In Colors for you - Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, and Tahitian Tide.  Wow, right!

Here's the pretty card I created in Magenta Madness featuring Expressions in Ink.   I created this card as part of Sketch Challenge #60.  Here's the sketch it was based on.

Now, here's the card I created.


  1. Cut Magenta Madness card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and emboss using Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  3. Adhere to card base.
  4. Cut Gold Foil 2 1/2" x 5"
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 4 3/4"
  6. Adhere to card base about 1/8" from to corner
  7. Cut Gold Foil 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  8. Cut Designer Series Paper 2" x 3 1/4"
  9. Adhere to card base about 1" from top and 1/8" from right edge of card base.
  10. Cut Magenta Madness cardstock 1" x 4"
  11. Cut out Basic White card stock 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  12. Stamp sentiment on Basic White card stock using Magenta Madness ink.
  13. Stamp flower images around sentiment using Magenta Madness ink.
  14. Adhere to Magenta Madness card stock using Dimensionals.
  15. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  16. Punch out 2 small boughs and 1 large bough from Gold Foil using Bough Punch
  17. Adhere under sentiment layer using Glue Dots.
  18. Adhere Gilded Gems
  19. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4'
  20. Stamp flowers in bottom right corner using Magenta Madness ink
  21. 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! 

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!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  
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 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. 

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

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. Love your card. It is amazing as always

  2. Very pretty card - the gold foil accents really make everything pop! I really like the font of that greeting, too. Thanks for sharing :-D

  3. Such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for hopping with us

  4. Nice card! Such pretty paper!

  5. That Magenta Madness really makes the DSP pop. Love it

  6. Wow Melva, your card really packs a punch, love the layout x


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