International Highlights Blog Hop - Season of Chic

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for September. I created this pretty card featuring the Texture of Chic suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue during a recent sketch challenge and I love how pretty it is!  The perfect card to give anyone as a thank you or to tell them how amazing they are!

You can vote for my card and 4 others!

Wouldn't you love to get this card in the mail!

Here's the sketch it was based on!


  1. Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Blushing Bride card stock 2" x 3 1/2" and cut banner end
  4. Stamp using splatters with Blushing Bride ink
  5. Adhere to right side of card about 1/2" from edge and aligned with Designer Series Paper
  6. Cut Distressed Gold Paper 1 3/4" x 3" and then cut using the Grid Die
  7. Adhere to card base over banner
  8. Stamp sea shell using Blushing Bride ink and then stamp over with detailed stamp using Sahara Sand Ink
  9. Cut out using Die.
  10. Cut small seashell from Distressed Gold Paper
  11. Wrap gold trim around hand twice and then pinch in middle and adhere to card base on left side of banner
  12. Adhere large shell over trim using Dimensionals
  13. Adhere small shell over large shell
  14. Cut Basic White card stock 5/8" x 3" - the sketch includes measurements that are smaller, but you. can adjust to the size of your sentiment.
  15. Stamp sentiment on Basic White card stock using Sahara Sand ink
  16. Cut Banner ends and adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere Embellishments
  18. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Cut Designer Series Paper 1/2" x 4"
  20. Adhere DSP to right side of Basic White card stock
  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! 

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!   

Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards!

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code HQMHGWPC 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 "Anything But Christmas" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

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%!

Weekly Deals in September

During September, Stampin' Up! is offering weekly deals! Each Thursday, a new selection of products and discounts will be revealed. These offers are only valid for a single week before a new set replaces them.

These are the deals for the first week (available through September 7th):

Your Creativity Awaits

The September Kit features Joyful Flurry from the July to December Mini Catalogue

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)
  • 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!

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.

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!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The September kit features the Stampin' Up!® Joyful Flurry

Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp - Boughs of Holly

Come join the Creativity Abounds Design Team for our 6th Stamp Camp on Oct 28-29.  If you purchase the Boughs of Holly Suite, you are automatically registered for the event and will receive a Make and Take Kit with 13 projects plus PDF instructions and YouTube Videos for FREE! I will invite you to an exclusive Facebook Group where our team will share 13 additional projects featuring this amazing suite!  That means you will get 26 different projects the suite!  How amazing is that!!

Interested in signing up?  Go to my Online Store and purchase the Boughs of Holly Suite.  Already have the suite?  Place an order valued at $108.50 before shipping and taxes and you will be registered!

If you don't live in Canada, I can put you in touch with a Demonstrator in your country so you can register!

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  1. What a pretty card! All the best for the voting!
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Wow Melva this is Gorgeous as always

  3. What a lovely card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker


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