International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - June 2022

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing #7 in the June 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Hues of Happiness Card!  

My card today is another card featuring the Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle.  I love this bundle and created this card showing off an easy way to create watercolour backgrounds for the stamped images.  It's fun to dig out the watercolor paper and Water Painters and create such pretty background images.  You can check out my YouTubeVideo on how I created this card.

If you love the Hues of Happiness Suite as much as I do, you will be interested in registering for the Creativity Abounds Hues of Happiness Stamp Camp on June 23-24.  More information at the bottom of this post!


  1. Cut Polished Pink card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Evening Evergreen card stock 4" x 5 1/4 and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Cut out background pattern using Die - cut out twice top and bottom
  5. Adhere to card base.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of Watercolor paper 3 1/2" x 5"
  7. Mix 1 drop of Polished Pink ink (from Re-inker) with water and colour Watercolor Paper using largest Water Painter.  Add different strengths of ink across paper.
  8. Repeat on second piece of Watercolor Paper using Evening Evergreen ink
  9. Let dry completely.  You can use your Heat Tool to speed up the process
  10. Stamp 2 large flowers on Polished Pink paper and 2 of each of the leaf images on the Evening Evergreen paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  11. Cut out using Dies
  12. Cut Polished Pink card stock 3 3/4" x 1" and cut top and bottom edge with border die
  13. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  14. Adhere to card base
  15. Adhere large flowers using Dimensionals
  16. Adhere leaves using Glue Dots
  17. Adhere Glossy Dot Embellishments
  18. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4
  19. Stamp flower in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  20. 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 Projects in our Blog Hop!

I hope we have inspired you!

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Here's the link to the Last Chance List - don't miss out on some great deals while supplies last.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code FQZ3EHZE 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 Masculine Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

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

Join us in your Launch Party Facebook Group on Saturday July 9th for our Mini Catalogue Launch Party!  It's going to be so much fun with demonstrations, games, stamping and of course prizes!  Join our Facebook Group: 

Canadian Residents and non-Stampin' Up! Demos 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 FQZ3EHZE

You can substitute if you already own this suite!

NOTE:  The suite is not available until June 27th.  

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 June kit features the Stampin' Up!® Ringed With Nature!

Product List


  1. I love the bright colours - so summery!

  2. Wow what a pretty card, I love the colors

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used!

  4. Gorgeous card Melva! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  5. Such a pretty card, Melva! I love the colours.

  6. Oh my Melva. This card is just stunning

  7. such cute card, Melva! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!


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