Demonstrator Blog Hop - August 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. 

My card features the Floating Strips technique. I created a 12" x 12" piece of the floating strips and then cut to size to make 12 of these cards for my thank you cards this month!  Place an order with me in August and you will receive one of these beauties by mail!  It is such a fun technique!


  1. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base
  2. Cut Blushing Bride card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut strips of Designer Paper 1/2" x 12" and adhere them to a 12" x 12" Window Sheet so that they are approximately 1/8" apart.  Use your grid paper as a guide so you get the strips adhere straight.
  4. Cut the window sheet into 3" x 4" pieces.  You will use one of these pieces for each card.
  5. Adhere Dimensionals or Adhesive Foam Strips under each DSP strip on the Window Sheet
  6. Cut Basic White cardstock 3" x 4" and adhere strips to this piece
  7. Adhere to the Blushing Bride card stock
  8. Adhere to the card base.
  9. Stamp "Sending" sentiment on Basic White card stock using Rich Razzleberry ink
  10. Cut out using die or Paper Snips
  11. Adhere to card base.
  12. Stamp "Thanks" sentiment from larger sentiment by masking off part of the sentiment before inking your stamp.  Remove mask and stamp on Basic White card stock.
  13. Cut out sentiment using Paper Snips and adhere to card base.
  14. Adhere Iridescent Rhinestones
  15. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  16. Cut DSP strip 1/2" x 4"
  17. Adhere to Basic White card stock
  18. Adhere to inside of card.

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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!

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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  You'll be able to get the dies for this adorable stamp set starting on September 1st at a bundled price with the Stamp Set - that means you save 10%!

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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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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.  

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  1. Loving the colours Melva. I was just playing with this techniqe yesterday so thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card, I love the floating strips! Ann

  3. Lovely card Melva, always looking for a way to use scraps of dsp x

  4. Love this design Melva! Beautiful card!

  5. Super card Melva! Love the strop idea with this gorgeous paper, excellent way to show it off!

  6. Love how you used those small strips of paper we have left over. Cute card.

  7. Great card! Great way to use the DSP.

  8. Love your card Melva, colours are fabulous x

  9. Lovely soft colours on your beautiful floating card. Thanks for sharing


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