Welcome 2023!

When I was growing up my parents used to say how fast time went by and I didn't understand that.  I now say the same thing and I still don't understand how that can be true.  But here we are, welcoming in another year.  Wow!  where did the time go!   Welcome 2023!

Today I'm welcoming in the New Year with this fun card featuring the Hand Drawn Dots Stamp Set and Alphabet Alamode Dies from the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue.  You'll be able to order these items starting on January 5th and you're definitely going to want them!  They are so much fun!  

Check out the ombre effect I was able to create using three different shades of purples.


  1. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line and burnish with Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Distressed Gold Speciality Paper 4" x 5 1/4
  3. Adhere to card base
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  5. Ink up stamp using Fresh Freesia ink pad
  6. Using Highland Heather ink pad, apply ink from about 1/3 of the way down stamp to bottom
  7. Using Gorgeous Grape ink pad, apply ink from about 2/3 of the way down stamp to bottom
  8. Stamp Basic White cardstock
  9. Trim cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5"
  10. Adhere to card base.
  11. Cut out "2023" from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper with Foam Sheet applied to back
  12. Adhere to bottom right of card base
  13. Stamp "Welcome" using Gorgeous Grape ink on Basic White cardstock - cut out using Paper Snips
  14. Cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  15. Punch ends using Happy Label punch.
  16. Adhere stamped sentiment to Gorgeous Grape
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  18. Tie a small bow from Very Vanilla & Gold Ribbon
  19. Adhere to card base
  20. Adhere Gold Sequins
  21. Trim piece cut off stamped image to about 3/8" x 5 1/4
  22. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4
  23. Adhere trimmed piece to side
  24. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store starting on January 5th.

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

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 FDVTTZTG 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 "Birthday" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Creativity Abounds - December 2022 Birthday

Creativity Abounds - December 2022 Birthday


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Here's my Faux Step Card 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 January Club featuring Country Floral Lane - this is a new suite from the upcoming Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes January 8th.  Check out the sneak peeks for January.

Register for January Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The January Kit features Bottled Two Tone Flora - this is an amazing new suite from the upcoming January to April Mini Catalogue that you are going to love!

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 - Two Tone Flora
  • 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 Two Tone Flora Dies for $43 more (total is $103 mailed or $96 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 January kit features the Stampin' Up!® Two Tone Flora. Check out the Sneak Peeks

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