Canada Inks Up! Blog Hop - Scary Cute Shaker Card

Time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop.  This month our theme is "Purple, Black and Silver".  What a perfect colour combination for a Halloween card.  I've used the Stampin' Up! Scary Cute Bundle and created a fun Shaker Card with the silhouette die!  

Who wouldn't love to receive this fun card!  There's even some bats flying around with the sequins!


  1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and emboss using the Bricks & Mortar Embossing Folder.  
  3. Apply White Craft ink with a Sponge Dauber to "antique" the brick
  4. Adhere to the card base
  5. Cut out the silhouette shape using die from Basic Black cardstock
  6. Cut out outline of silhouette using due from Window Sheet
  7. Adhere the window sheet piece to the back of the tree silhouette
  8. Add Adhesive Foam Strip all around the edge of the cut out
  9. Cut out 6 small bats from Basic Black cardstock
  10. Lay in the middle of the card base and add sequins.  Don't add too much or else your window will not adhere well
  11. Use your Embossing Buddy on the inside of the Window 
  12. Unpeel the adhesive and then adhere to the card base over the pile of sequins and bats.  Press firmly to adhere
  13. Cut 4" of Metallic Mesh Trim and adhere to bottom of card base.
  14. Cut out cat and 2 bats using Dies from Basic Black cardstock.
  15. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  16. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  17. Cut out using Die
  18. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  19. Adhere Rhinestones
  20. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Add a strip of Glitter Washi Tap about 3/4" from bottom
  22. Stamp sentiment in middle and image in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  23. 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

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 gift card holder card that is included in the tutorial.  

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a 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 November Club featuring Abigail Rose.  Registration closes November 13th

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Your Creative Escapes Retreat

Join Diane and I on Friday, December 2nd from 6:30pm to 9pm and on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am to 8am for our Your Creative Escapes Retreat.  We have such fun during our retreats!  There will be stamping, challenges, Make and Takes, prizes, time to work on your projects and of course, lots of laughter!

Cost is $115 and includes:

  • 2 stamps sets - Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles (you can substitute if you already own them)
  • 6 Make and Take Projects
  • Pillow Gift
  • Prizes
  • Challenges
Add ons:

  • Tea Cup Dies $38 extra
  • Smiles Dies $46 extra
Register Now - Registration closes November 6th

Your Creativity Awaits

The November Kit features Fitting Florets - a brand new suite that is early release from the upcoming January to June 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 - Framed Florets 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: $56 monthly 
  • Add on the coordinating dies - $59
  • 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


We have a bonus this month!  Add on the coordinating dies, Gold Swirl Embellishments, Designer Series Paper and the Framed and Festive Stamp Set for $128 extra - local pick up $184 and mailed $188  - and you will receive a bonus project including a box and 3 additional cards.

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 $56 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 November kit features the Stampin' Up!® Fitting Florets.  Check out these sneak peeks.

Register now for November.  Registration closes November 13th

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