International Blog Highlights Winners Blog Hop - November 2022

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 November 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my A Fish & A Wish Shaker Card.

My card today features the Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.  I love this suite.  I cut the flowers from the Designer Series Paper and framed the sentiment.  So easy and so pretty in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.  I created this card as part of a recent sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch I used.

Here's my card.  


  1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4". Fold and burnish on scoreline with Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Night of Navy cardstock 2 3/4" x 4"
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  5. Stamp sentiment in top right corner of Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy ink
  6. Adhere to Night of Navy cardstock
  7. Adhere to card base
  8. Cut out 6 flowers from Designer Series Paper in Pool Party, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana using Dies or Paper Snips
  9. Adhere around left side and bottom of sentiment layer using Dimensionals.
  10. Cut out leaves from Designer Series Paper using Dies or Paper Snips
  11. Adhere behind flowers using Glue Dots
  12. Adhere Pool Party Glossy Dots.
  13. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  14. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  15. Adhere to the bottom of the Basic White cardstock
  16. 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!

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Interested in getting on my list to receive a 2023 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure?  Click here to request a catalogue.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code 3T62M47C 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 "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 December Club featuring Sun Prints.  Registration closes December 11th

Register for December Now!

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

The November kit features the Stampin' Up!® Bottled Happiness. Check out the Sneak Peeks

Product List


  1. Beautiful card Melva! Love the colour combination. Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  3. Gorgeous card design with this beautiful paper.

  4. LOVE the colours in your card and the layout is beautiful!

  5. Really pretty card, Melva! Fun hopping with you and the Top 10! :)

  6. Melva it seems when I clicked on your December card to vote on and to get the details on your card, it brought be here to this November card.

    1. Thanks for letting me know...I think it's fixed now!

  7. Such a beautiful card, I love these colours!


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