International Highlights Blog Hop - December 2022

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for November. Today's card features the Double Embossing Technique and the Stampin' Up! Nature's Harvest Bundle.  I haven't played with this technique for awhile and it was fun to try it using the Fern Embossing Folder and the Nature's Harvest Bundle.  

I love how this card turned out!  Isn't it stunning!


  1. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on scoreline and burnish with Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut largest Deckled Rectangle from Early Espresso cardstock
  3. Cut second largest Decked Rectangle from Crumb Cake cardstock
  4. Ink up the raised side of the Fern Embossing Folder with Versamark and emboss the Crumb Cake Rectangle
  5. Sprinkle embossed image with Gold Embossing Powder and heat to melt.
  6. When cool, adhere to Early Espresso rectangle
  7. Adhere to card base.
  8. Cut sprig and flowers from Early Espresso cardstock using Dies
  9. Adhere to card base using Glue Dots
  10. Wrap Gold Trim around palm of hand 2-3 times.  Pull off and pinch in the middle.  Adhere to card base over sprig and flower
  11. Stamp cone flower image on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  12. Cut out using Die
  13. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  14. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  15. Cut out using label die
  16. Cut label die using Early Espresso ink
  17. Cut in half lengthwise and adhere behind stamped sentiment label
  18. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  19. Adhere Brushed Metallic Dots
  20. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Stamp flower image in bottom right corner using Early Espresso ink
  22. 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

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!  You can also scan this QR Code using your phone and go directly to the voting page!


Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

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. I really like the background on this card :)

  2. I love this card! I’ll be Caseing this technique.

  3. Stunning card dear Melva!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone


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