Share It Sunday - July 2022

Sunday 31 July 2022

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we're sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today. 

Joyful Flurry

Friday 29 July 2022

I shared a pretty card in my last post featuring the Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry Bundle in Pool Party.  Here's a moodier card in Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and Gold.  I love thee snowflakes that are part of this bundle that cut out the backgrounds - you can pop parts of the die cuts out and see peekaboos of colour behind!  So effective! 

Canada Inks Up! Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing "Christmas in July" projects. My card features the Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry Bundle.

Embossed Resist with Botanical Layers

Tuesday 26 July 2022

I've been having fun playing with the Botanical Layers Stamp Set.  I shared a card a couple of days ago and now here's another one.  Today's card features Embossed Resist Technique and is so pretty in Parakeet Party and Evening Evergreen.

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - July 2022

Monday 25 July 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 #3 in the July 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Diamond Fold Card.

Botanical Layers

Sunday 24 July 2022

I've had the Botanical Layers Stamp Set and Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper in my stash for and haven't used them.  I created this card using Evening Evergreen and Parakeet Party on a Tuesday Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch I used.

I used the Basic Border dies to create the top layers.  These dies are absolutely amazing if you haven't checked them out!


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Parakeet Party cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" and adhere to the bottom of the Parakeet Party cardstock
  4. Adhere to card base.
  5. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 3" x 3 1/2" and cut border on bottom using die
  6. Cut Parakeet Party cardstock 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" and cut border on bottom using die.  
  7. Stamp splatter on Evening Evergreen cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.
  8. Adhere Evening Evergreen cardstock piece to Parakeet Party piece.
  9. Adhere to the cardbase.
  10. Cut out stitched circle from Parakeet Party cardstock
  11. Cut out smaller stitched circle from Basic White cardstock
  12. Stamp sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White cardstock
  13. Stamp splatters using Parakeet Party ink (stamped off)
  14. Adhere stamped circle to Parakeet Party circle using Dimensionals.
  15. Adhere to card base.
  16. Adhere embellishments
  17. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Stamp splatter in bottom right corner using Evening Evergreen ink
  19. Adhere to the inside of the 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! 

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code 2WMQMYZU 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 Hues of Happiness Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

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

Christmas Card Buffet Virtual Class

Register now for our upcoming Christmas Card Buffet Class on September 10th featuring the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set.  

Class includes Decorated with Happiness Stamp Set plus make and take kit with 10 cards (2 of 5 designs) plus PDF and Zoom Class (will be recorded so you can view later).

Add on the Dies for $52 extra and you will get a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 Reward of your choice!

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Your Creativity Awaits

August Kit features Perched in a Tree from the 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 August kit features the Stampin' Up!® Perched in a Tree

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Festive Friday #114 - International Owl Awareness Day

Friday 22 July 2022

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.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - Hues of Happiness

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Stampin' Up! Achievers Blog Hop - July 2022

Monday 18 July 2022

Welcome to the Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I am so honoured to be participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful for the support I received from my Customers and Team Members so that I could achieve this trip** for the very first time!  Thank you so much!!!

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Saturday 16 July 2022

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends 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 a Christmas in July.

Casually Crafting - July 2022

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Joyful Flurry

Friday 15 July 2022

I've been playing a lot with the Joyful Flurry bundle from the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue as I was excited to share this during my recent Launch Party.  I love snowflakes - especially when they are on cards and not falling from the sky!  The snowflakes in this bundle are so pretty and it includes some but out shapes as backgrounds that you can make 3D!  So pretty with a contrasting colour behind.

Stampin' Dreams - Christmas in July

Thursday 14 July 2022

Time for another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Christmas in July.  For my card, I've used the Stampin' Up!® Storybook Gnomes from the catalogue.  I've been having so much fun playing with this adorable suite!  Check out this pretty Z fold card I made in Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake!

Technique Tuesday - Watercoloring

Tuesday 12 July 2022

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  This month we are focusing on 
Water Colouring as Stampin' Up! is celebrating Water Colour Month.  I've use the beautiful Texture Chic Suite for my card and created a pretty background using Watercolor Paper and my Water Painters!

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - July 2022

Monday 11 July 2022

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. 

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