Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Retiring Products

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is "retiring products from the July to December Mini Catalogue".  I decided to make a new fancy fold card - a stand up Gate Fold Card.  I receive a swap card from Becky Hahn at Stampin' Up! OnStage in Vienna that used this fold and I loved it.  

Today I've used the Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Bundle along with Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.  Both of these are retiring!  Your chance to add them to your stash will end on January 5th!  Get them before they are gone!


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1" x 5 1/4"
  3. Adhere to the left and right sides of the Evening Evergreen cardstock
  4. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and score at 1 3/8", 2 1/2", 4 3/4" and 5 7/8".
  5. Fold and burnish on the scoreline in mountain, valley, valley, mountain configuration.
  6. Cut Real Red cardstock 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 4" and adhere to Real Red cardstock
  8. Adhere to the front flap of the Evening Evergreen cardstock
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  10. Stamp ornament in the bottom right corner using Evening Evergreen ink
  11. Adhere to the inside of the card (this is the 2 1/4" section in the middle)
  12. Adhere the folded piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Evening Evergreen.
  13. Cut out bough from Evening Evergreen cardstock and adhere to the front of the card base
  14. Cut out 3 ornaments from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper and adhere to front of the card base using Glue Dots
  15. Cut out 3 bows and adhere to ornaments using Glue Dots
  16. Tie 3 small bows from Linen Thread and adhere to ornaments
  17. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink
  18. Cut out using Paper Snips
  19. Adhere to the card base

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!

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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 2NQJTNVF 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

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  1. Love how rich this card looks with that DSP, the coordinating colors, and the gold elements! And that fun fold is one I want to try. Thanks so much for sharing in the blog hop today.

  2. Beautiful card Melva
    I've been wanting to make this fold. Thank you for sharing and hopping with us.

  3. Lovely fun fold card Melva, love the rich colours x

  4. This is a great card and I love this fold!

  5. Stunning Christmas card. This color combination is so beautiful.


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