Festive Friday Challenge #123 - National Letter Writing 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 #123 - National Letter Writing 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!   

For my card, I've used postmark, embossing folder and hello sentiment along with the Stampin' Up! Ranunculus Romance Bundle.  I love the vintage feel of my card.  What do you think?


  1. Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2". Fold and burnish on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Stamp postmark and journal image randomly on Crumb Cake cardstock using Crumb Cake ink
  4. Emboss using Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.
  5. Adhere to card base
  6. Cut detail flower using Die from Blushing Bride cardstock
  7. Adhere to centre of card base
  8. Wrap Linen Thread 3-4 times around palm of hand.  Pull off and pinch in the middle.  Adhere to the centre of the flower
  9. Stamp flower on Very Vanilla cardstock using Crumb Cake ink
  10. Cut out using Die
  11. Cut out sprig from Crumb Cake cardstock
  12. Adhere sprig to centre of card base
  13. Adhere stamped image using Dimensionals.
  14. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock using Blushing Bride ink
  15. Cut out using Paper Snips
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere embellishments
  18. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp postmark in bottom right corner using Crumb Cake ink
  20. Adhere to inside of 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

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

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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 December Club featuring Sun Prints.  Registration closes December 11th

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Your Creativity Awaits

The December Kit features Bottled Happiness - this is an amazing punch bundle from the Annual 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 $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! 

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 - Bottled Happiness
  • 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 punch - $40 extra

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

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  1. Pretty card! Love how you used al the different elements

  2. Very pretty, Melva! I love the colors. The faceted gems are the perfect embellishments.

  3. So pretty Melva, love the different embellishments you used, they look so nice with the neutral background and image.

  4. Melva, I love the pink and brown together. I also love the wonderful textures that you achieved.

  5. Love the vintage feel of your card Melva - I struggle with this style! The muted colurs and delicate details are perfect for the theme.

  6. Great card, Melva! Blessings, Beth :)


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