International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - Lighthouse Point

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top ten in the October 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Splendid Day Card.

Today I'm sharing a fun card I created using the Stampin' Up! Lighthouse Point bundle.  I live on the West Coast of Canada and couldn't resist adding a light house to my collection.  When I travel on the ferry to the Mainland, I pass by Entrance Island Lighthouse and am always fascinated by it.  Seems very romantic to think about living at a lighthouse! 

Isn't this a pretty place!  

By Louise Janes - Own work of author, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Now for my light house!


  1. Cut Gray Granite cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base
  2. Cut rectangle from Basic White cardstock using 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle Die
  3. Stamp rocks on bottom using Gray Granite ink.
  4. Use Blending Brush with Balmy Blue Ink and Tahitian Tide to create a sky 
  5. Stamp plants using Soft Succulent ink.
  6. Stamp birds in sky using Gray Granite ink
  7. Adhere to the card base
  8. Cut out lighthouse using Die from Basic White cardstock
  9. Cut out 2 rays of light using Die from Daffodil Delight
  10. Cut background for lighthouse from Cherry Cobbler
  11. Adhere to the back of the lighthouse.
  12. Adhere a small piece of Basic White cardstock to fit behind lights.
  13. Colour using Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.
  14. Adhere the rays of light to the back coloured piece
  15. Adhere to the back of the light house.
  16. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  17. Stamp sentiment using Soft Succulent ink on Basic White cardstock
  18. Cut out using Die
  19. Adhere to card base
  20. Tie a small bow from Gray Granite Twine
  21. Adhere to card base
  22. Adhere Rustic Metallic Dots
  23. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  24. Stamp plants image in bottom right corner using Soft Succulent ink
  25. 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!


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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You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 "Boughs of Holly" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Creativity Abounds - October 2022 - Boughs of Holly

Creativity Abounds - October 2022 - Boughs of Holly


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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 6th

Register for November Now!

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

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  1. What a great card! Congratulations on making the Top 10!

  2. Love your inspiration from your trips past the Entrance Island Lighthouse. Cute card Melva! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  3. Pretty cards Melva! Love the picture of your Lighthouse too! Congrats on Top 10!

  4. What a pretty card, Melva! Congrats on your Top Ten!! ~ Kim Kroeker

  5. I love lighthouses! Great card Melva and congrats on the Top Ten again! Greetings from Germany, Simone

  6. What a beautiful card, with a great background, Congratulations on making the Top 10!

  7. Love your card and love how you shared the picture of the inspiration for your card! we are lucky to live in such a beautiful Province.

  8. Stunning card design. Love your inspiration. Makes me long for the beach. Congratulations on making the Top 10.


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