International Highlights Blog Hop - February 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for February. Today's card features the the Stampin' Up! By the Bay Suite.  This is my favourite suite from the Mini Catalogue and I love to make Spanner Fold Cards.  The DSP is amazing and is perfect for the scene with the little sandpipers running across. 

Wouldn't you love to receive this card in the mail?


  1. Cut Crumb Card cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut from bottom up to scoreline at 1 1/4" on both sides.
  3. Cut Window Sheet 1" x 5 1/4" and adhere between 2 flaps
  4. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1" x 4" and adhere to the flaps
  5. Cut 2 stems from Crumb Cake cardstock using Dies
  6. Adhere to front flaps
  7. Stamp large bird and small birds on Basic White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink and cut out with Dies
  8. Adhere to Window Sheet using Dimensionals.
  9. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 4" adhere to middle flap
  10. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy ink
  11. Cut out with Paper Snips and adhere to middle flap using Dimensionals
  12. Adhere Flat Pearls to card base
  13. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  14. Stamp shells in bottom right corner using Crumb Cake ink
  15. 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:

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 February Club featuring Rain or Shine - this is a new suite from the January to April Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes February 12th. 

Check out these adorable sneak peeks!

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.

Register now for February. 

Sentimental Park All Occasions Card Buffet

Registration is now open for our Card Buffet on April 1st via Zoom.  Cost is $80 and includes

  • Sentimental Park Stamp Set
  • 10 Make and Takes (2 of 5 designs)
  • PDF instructions
  • 1/2 package Regency Park Designer Series Paper 
  • 1 row of each colour of the Milky Dot Embellishments
Register and pay by Feb 15th and you'll be entered into a draw for a Bundle!


  1. Beautiful card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. Lovely card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  3. Thanks for sharing this pretty spanner card with the window sheet. I haven't yet used my By the Bay paper and this makes me want to play with it now instead of the class I'm working on!

  4. Great card Melva! I've never attempted this fold and can't wait to try now that I've seen your card.

  5. Great card Melva! I've never made one of these folds and I can't wait to try now I've seen your card. Thanks for the inspiration! Mx

  6. Hey, I see we both like those birds! Great card!

  7. Great Card, ill have to try this fold!

  8. Stunning card Melva! As always!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  9. Congratulations on your #1 win, Melva!! ~ Kim Kroeker


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