Festive Friday #112 - Alice In Wonder 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 #112 Alice in Wonderland 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 today I used hearts, teacup and holes from the Inspo List.  It features the Stampin' Up!® Tea Boutique Suite from the Annual Catalogue.  I was really happy my Aperture card turned out.  What do you think?

Instructions - Check out my YouTube video for tip and tricks to make this card

  1. Cut Basic White card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhere to the card base starting about 1/4" from top and leaving about 1/4" between each piece
  3. Cut the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies from Sweet Sorbet card stock
  4. Adhere to the card base about 1/2" from top
  5. Open card base up and cut the middle from the Sweet Sorbet circle using the 2nd largest Circle Die from the Stylish Shapes Dies.  You may have to run the die through multiple times as you are going through 3 layers of paper.
  6. Stamp sentiment using Sweet Sorbet ink on Sweet Sorbet card stock
  7. Cut out using banner die from Stylish Shapes Dies with sentiment close to left edge of banner.
  8. Adhere to the right side of the card partly in the opening with edge hanging over card bae and trim off excess.
  9. Tie a bow and adhere to the card base.
  10. Stamp tea cup using Starry Sky ink on Basic White card stock
  11. Stamp 2 leaves using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock
  12. Cut out tea cup and leaves using Dies
  13. Adhere to the inside of the card base so that they show through the opening.
  14. Cut out small heart from Sweet Sorbet card stock.
  15. Adhere to the tea cup using a Dimensional.

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! 

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

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

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Save the Date - July 9th for the my July to December Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Launch

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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 FQZ3EHZE

You can substitute if you already own this suite!

Your Creativity Awaits

July Kit features Ringed With Nature from the upcoming July to December Mini Catalogue

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 $53 and you will get a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Reward for free - it could be the coordinating Designer Series Paper!

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The July kit features the Stampin' Up!® Ringed With Nature!


  1. Very cheerful card and colors, love how you used the opening to display the main image!

  2. Love how you incorporated hole on your card! Love the colors, a very happy card!

  3. Love your bright and cheery card Melva and such a clever use of a hole too!

  4. I LOVE this card, Melva! This is a great choice of papers, with an awesome layout! The entire card just shouts "HAPPY!" Who wouldn't like to find this in their mailbox!

  5. Love the layout and the papers you used to execute it. The aperture design is wonderful. Love that big teacup with the greenery.

  6. Love that you tied the background DSP to the front focal images. So many gorgeous teacups to love - and, of course, the sentiment is just perfect for the images. hugs


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