Festive Friday #115 - celebrating International Dog Day

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.

This week’s challenge FF #116 International Dog Day

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you!   

My card today features the amazing Perched in a Tree Bundle.  I can't stop playing with this bundle and now, you can get the amazing Aspen Tree Dies for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $120 order!  Wow!

This card is so pretty in Pool Party and Crumb Cake!  I used the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder to add texture in the background!


  1. Cut Pool Party card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Crumb Cake 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and emboss using the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder
  4. Adhere to the card base
  5. Stamp bird image on Basic White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  6. Colour with Stampin' Blends - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight.
  7. Cut out using Die
  8. Wrap Linen Thread around palm of hand 2-3 times.  Pinch in middle and adhere to card base in bottom right corner
  9. Cut out large and small leaf from Crumb Cake card stock using Dies
  10. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals over Linen Thread
  11. Adhere bird on leaves using Dimensionals
  12. Stamp sentiment on Pool Party card stock using Tuxedo Black memento Ink
  13. Cut out using Paper Snips
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  15. Adhere Glossy Dots
  16. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  17. Stamp bird image on left side using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  18. Adhere to the inside of the 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! 

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

During Sale-a-Bration, choose a free product for every $60 you spend.  You can choose products from either the Sale-a-Bration brochure or the new list of products added!  Supplies available while quantities last.  

Note the Soft Seafoam and Pool Party Cards and Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies are sold out!

Please be sure to use the current Host Code BXPNFYRK 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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  1. Great card Melva - I adore that embossed background!

  2. I love all of the elements you used for this sweet card. Love that birdie image, and you've colored him beautifully, but I also love the uncolored stamped image inside the card. Love the embossing leaves and twine as well. Well done!

  3. Beautiful, Melva! The texture is lovely. The bird is absolutely stunning, colored in soft hues. The twine and glossy dots are perfect accents. What a wonderful job!

  4. Melva, Another great card. I love your interpretation of the insp list

  5. Beautiful! Love that chubby bird and how you colored it. The embossed background is perfect.

  6. Totally love how you colored this bird, Melva! Love all the sweet embossing too! :)

  7. Melva, I love the color combo for your card and how you colored your little bird. Wonderful way to showcase this fabulous set


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