Stampin' Up! Achievers Blog Hop - 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!!!

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and Dies that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration!   I created this card on a recent mystery challenge where I challenged everyone to make a card using Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Sweet Sorbet.  Isn't this a pretty colour combination!  
Isn't this hippo (I call her Henrietta) adorable in her tutti! 


  1. Cut Smoky Slate card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  4. Cut Pool Party Designer Series paper 2" x 5 1/4" and adhere to Basic White card stock about 1/2" from left side.
  5. Cut scalloped circle using largest scalloped Circle Die from Sweet Sorbet card stock
  6. Cut circle using largest circle die from Basic White card stock
  7. Add splatter to Basic White circle using Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend by rubbing brush end against inside of cap (gently)
  8. Adhere Basic White circle to Sweet Sorbet circle
  9. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp hippo on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  11. Colour with Blends - Smoky Slate and Sweet Sorbet
  12. Cut out using Die or Paper Snips
  13. Adhere to circle using Dimensionals
  14. Cut out 3 hearts from Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and 2 flowers from Pool Party Designer Series Paper
  15. Adhere to card base using Glue Dots.
  16. Tie a small bow from Bakers Twine and adhere to card base
  17. Adhere embellishments
  18. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Cut Pool Party Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 4" and adhere to the bottom of the Basic White piece
  20. Stamp hippo above Designer Series Paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  21. 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! 

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!

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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

Check out our sneak peeks for this month.

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** The claims published here are not representative of the typical Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The level of sales required to achieve Incentive Trips is accomplished by less than .001 percent of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.


  1. Love your card Melva - it's TuTu cute!

  2. Henrietta is adorable! Thanks for taking part in the Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.

  3. Total Cuteness Melva. Henrietta..... love it


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