Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Bloggers Choice from Annual Catalogue

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is our choice from the Annual Catalogue.  My card features the This Birthday Piggy Stamp Set along with the new coordinating dies that are available this month only!

I created a fun gift card holder - so bright and cheerful with a fun wagon on the front.  Perfect for any age!

Check it out!


  1. Cut Parakeet Party cardstock 4 1/4" x 10 1/2".  Score at 1 3/4" and 5 1/2".  
  2. Fold the card base in 2 on the 5 1/2" score line and then fold the 1 3/4" flap inwards.  This will form the holder for the gift card.
  3. Adhere 1 3/4" flap down using Tear and Tape adhesive on each side.  Do not put adhesive on the entire flap or your will not be able to insert a gift card.
  4. Cut Starry Sky card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  5. Emboss using Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder
  6. Use a sponge dauber with Whisper White Craft Ink to apply white over embossed piece
  7. Adhere to inside of card
  8. Cut Starry Sky card stock 2 1/2" x 4"
  9. Stamp butterflies using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  10. Stamp piggy on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  11. Colour using Blends - Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Polished Pink, Parakeet Party
  12. Cut out wagon from Crumb Cake cardstock using Die
  13. Cut out wheels and handle from Basic Black cardstock using Dies
  14. Cut out grass from Parakeet Party cardstock using Die
  15. Adhere wagon pieces together
  16. Adhere piggy to bottom part of card
  17. Adhere grass to bottom of card base
  18. Adhere wagon to card base using Dimensionals
  19. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock and cut out using Die
  20. Wrap Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet twine around top of card and tie a bow on left side
  21. Adhere sentiment over twine using Dimensionals
  22. Adhere embellishments

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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!

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I hope we have inspired you!

Shopping with Me!

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Don't forget the Weekly Deals that Stampin' Up! posts each week through September!  You can find this weeks deals in my Online Store.

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 "Christmas" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Creativity Abounds - August 2022 - Anything But Christmas

Creativity Abounds - August 2022 - Anything But Christmas


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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  

New Coordinating Die Sets

Stampin' Up! knows how much we like it when a stamp set comes with a coordinating die set, so they have created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion (until the end of September) while supplies last, and will not be offered in any catalogue.

Buy the stamp set and coordinating dies as a bundle to save 10%, or if you already own the stamp set you can buy the coordinating dies separately.

Apple Harvest Bundle


Fresh Cut Flowers Bundle


This Birthday Piggy Bundle


Waterfall Canyon Bundle


Trimming the Tree Bundle


Yeti to Party Bundle


Click to view all the stamps, dies and bundles available as part of this promotion in my online store

Monthly Card Club

Starting in October, you will be able to join my Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).
Registration is now open for the October Club featuring Sweet Candy Canes.  Registration closes October 8th.

Register for October Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The October Kit features Christmas Barn 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

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 October kit features the Stampin' Up!® Christmas Barn

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. Melva , your cards never disappoint. It is so stinking cute and I needed an idea for a new gift card holder. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love this card Melva, adorable little piggy x

  3. Such a fabulous idea and a cute design xx

  4. Great gift card idea, and that piggie is so cute!

  5. As always, I love your work! This is such a fun card and that it holds a gift card is a bonus!


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