Stampin' Dreams - Christmas in July

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!

Aren't these gnomes adorable!  

Instructions - check out my YouTube Video for Tips and Tricks to make this card

  1. Cut Coastal Cabana 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  Fold on 4 1/4" scoreline to form card base and then fold the 2 1/8" flap back towards the 4 1/4" scoreline.
  2. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  4. Adhere Basic White card stock to Crumb Cake card stock
  5. Adhere to the inside of the card.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of Crumb Cake card stock 2" x 5 3/8"
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the Crumb Cake card stock
  8. Adhere to the 2 small flaps
  9. Cut Coastal Cabana 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  Fold on 4 1/4" scoreline and then fold the 2 1/8" flap back towards the 4 1/4" scoreline.
  10. Adhere the band to the card base with the 4 1/4" side at the front and the "Z fold" towards the back.  Only apply adhesive to the edge of the card stock that will be stuck down to the card base.
  11. Stamp toad stool house on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  12. Colour with Stampin' Blends - Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay and So Saffron.
  13. Adhere to the band.
  14. Cut out 2 mushrooms from Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake
  15. Adhere to the band
  16. Cut out 2 gnomes, 1 deer and 1 rabbit from Designer Series Paper using Dies and Paper Snips
  17. Adhere to band
  18. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White card stock and adhere to front 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!

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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).

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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!

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

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