Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - February 2023 Customer Thank You

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. Our theme for our blog hop each month is "Thank You" and I've created this beautiful card using the new Nested Friends Bundle from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.

I love this bundle.  The nest is absolutely amazing - whether you stamp the nest or die cut a nest! One of my favourite colour combinations is Pool Party and Early Espresso. I hope my customers will like receiving this card for orders placed in February!

I created this card during one of my weekly Sketch Challenges that I share live on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Pacific.  Join me!

Here's the sketch I used.  I switched up the cardbase for my card and used a piece that was 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Now here's my card.


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  2. Cut Pool Party cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Emboss using the Fern Embossing Folder
  4. Adhere to card base.
  5. Cut Early Espresso cardstock using the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.
  6. Cut centre from the rectangle using the 2nd smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.
  7. Adhere to card base.
  8. Stamp nest on Basic White cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  9. Cut out using Die
  10. Colour nest using Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends
  11. Colour leaves using Pool Party Stampin' Blends
  12. Adhere to left side of frame
  13. Stamp bird using Early Espresso ink
  14. Colour using Pool Party Stampin' Blends
  15. Adhere to nest using Dimensional
  16. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock cut 3/4" x 2" (trim as needed to fit sentiment)
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  18. Cut ribbon 3", fold in half and tuck under sentiment - adhere with Glue Dot
  19. Adhere embellishments
  20. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Stamp branch 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

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:

Click here to request a catalogue.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code EPS97Q9M 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 March Club featuring Simply Citrus - this is a new suite from the January to April Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes March 12th.  Check out the sneak peeks

Register for March Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The March Kit features Nested Friends - 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 - Nested Friends
  • 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 Nested Friends Dies for $51 more (total is $111 mailed or $107 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!® Nested Friends. Sneak Peeks coming soon.

Product List


  1. I have been wanting this stamp set. Your card is so beautiful!

  2. Beautiful card your choice of embossing folder- works perfect with that bundle!

  3. I love your card Melva, and the sketch that you used! ~ Kim Kroeker

  4. I just received this set yesterday. You have inspired me.

  5. Beautiful colours, beautiful style a very nice card!

  6. Ooooo I love the Pool Party and Early Espresso together. That little bird is so cute!

  7. Such a sweet card Melva! Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month.

  8. Very pretty, I love your interpretation of the sketch

  9. So pretty Melva. Love your layout

  10. Such a pretty card! So simple but creative.

  11. Such a pretty card. Very simple but striking.

  12. Lovely Card Melva.


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