International Highlights Blog Hop - May 2022 - Sun Prints Gatefold Card

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for May. The theme is "Thank You" and I've created a Gatefold Fancy Fold card featuring the Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Product Suite from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  Isn't this a beautiful suite!

Check out this pretty card!


  1. Cut Night of Navy card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold on the score lines to create card base.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere to each side of the front of the card base.
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Stamp leaf in bottom right corner using Night of Navy ink
  5. Adhere to the inside of the card base.
  6. Cut Night of Navy card stock 1 1/4" x 8 1/2" and fold gently around the card base.  There will be a slight gap in the front.
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4" and adhere to the belly band.  Only apply glue on the card stock and not in the gap.
  8. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere to the belly band.
  9. Stamp large leaf and fern leaf and sentiment on Night of Navy card stock using Versamark ink. 
  10. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder.
  11. Heat to melt
  12. Cut out using the dies.  For the sentiment, cut out so that the sentiment is close to the left hand side.
  13. Cut out wreath from Vellum Card stock
  14. Cut out 2 sprigs using Basic White card stock
  15. Adhere wreath to belly band using Glue Dots - only adhere on the belly band.
  16. Adhere large leaf using Dimensionals.
  17. Wrap silver trim around palm about 3 times and pinch in the middle.  
  18. Adhere to the belly band.
  19. Adhere fern leaf over trim using Dimensionals.
  20. Cut off the excess card stock from the Label.
  21. Cut out label from Basic White card stock
  22. Trim to same size as the Night of Navy Label
  23. Cut Basic White label in half lengthwise and adhere to top and bottom of stamped label.
  24. Adhere to belly band using Dimensionals.
  25. Adhere Pearls

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!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code X77X9DVT 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.

Save the Date!

We're holding our Virtual Launch on May 28th via Facebook!  If you're not part of the group, please join us in the Facebook Group.  Canadian residents and non Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only.

Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp - July 22-23, 2022 - Hues of Happiness

Save the date for the upcoming Stamp Camp featuring Hues of Happiness.  Purchase the Hues of Happiness Product Suite PLUS Silver Metallic Edged Cotton Ribbon and you are automatically registered for the stamp camp.

Cost:  $106.75 (plus shipping and taxes) - use Host Code HSZHZWGN

You can substitute if you already own this suite!

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!

Product List


  1. Gorgeous! Love this leaf. Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. So beautiful, I love this set!

  3. I love your card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  4. Beautiful rich and elegant!

  5. That's a beautiful card! Love all the textures!

  6. Beautiful card, I love this set too

  7. Stunning card! Love this series! Greetings from Germany


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