Canada Inks Up - January 2023

Time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop.  Today I'm hopping along with other members of the Canada Inks Up! Team to show off projects featuring products from the Stampin' Up! 2023 January to April Mini Catalogue.  I've used the Queen Bee bundle to create my card.

I love how this card came together and the Hive Embossing Folder inked up with Crushed Curry ink before embossing the Basic White cardstock is the perfect addition!


  1. Cut Crushed Curry 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 Basic Black cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 3" x 4 5/8"
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  5. Ink up Hive Embossing Folder using Crushed Curry ink and emboss Basic White cardstock
  6. Cut border from Basic Black cardstock 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  7. Adhere to right side of embossed cardstock 
  8. Adhere to Crushed Curry cardstock
  9. Adhere to card base
  10. Cut out large bee from Basic Black cardstock using Die
  11. Cut out wings from Crushed Curry cardstock
  12. Cut 2 honeycombs from Basic Black cardstock using Die
  13. Adhere wings on bee in the middle using a Glue Dot
  14. Wrap Linen Thread around hand 2-3 times.  Remove and pinch in the middle
  15. Adhere to card base.
  16. Adhere bee to card base using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere honeycomb
  18. Stamp sentiment on Crushed Curry cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  19. Cut out using Paper Snips
  20. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  21. Adhere Black Matte Dots
  22. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  23. Stamp splattered words using Crushed Curry ink
  24. Stamp bee using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  25. 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

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!

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code QXF4XPFE 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 "Fancy Fold" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Creativity Abounds January 2023 - Fancy Folds

Creativity Abounds January 2023 - Fancy Folds


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Here's my Portrait Double Z Fold 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 February Club featuring Rain or Shine - this is a new suite from the January to April Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes February 12th.  Sneak peeks coming soon!

Register for February Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The January Kit features Queen Bee - this is an amazing bundle from the January to April Mini 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 - Queen Bee
  • 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 Queen Bee Dies for $33 more (total is $93 mailed or $89 local pick up)

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 February kit features the Stampin' Up!® Queen Bee. Check out the sneak peeks for February.

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  1. Melva, such vibrant colours with the yellow & black

  2. Great idea to ink the Hive Embossing Folder - love your card!!

  3. I'm in love with this bundle and your card is stunning!


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