International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - February 2023

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing #1 in the February 2023 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my By The Bay Spanner Fold Card.

Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card I made using the Rain or Shine Suite of products from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.  I love these little critters and love how this card turned out.  The turtle and bunny are cut out from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!

This shaker card using a Medium Clear Envelope.  This is such a fun and easy way to create a shaker card.


  1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to Balmy Blue cardstock
  4. Insert into the bottom corner of a Medium Clear Envelope.
  5. Fold over the excess envelope and adhere to back using Tear and Tape adhesive.
  6. Pour Loose Daisy Embellishments into front of envelope
  7. Seal the top of the envelope tight against the Balmy Blue cardstock.
  8. Trim off any excess plastic
  9. Wrap ribbon around envelope and tie a bow on the right hand side
  10. Adhere to card base
  11. Cut out turtle and bunny from DSP using Dies
  12. Adhere to front of envelope using Dimensionals
  13. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Old Olive in
  14. Cut out using Paper Snips
  15. Adhere to envelope using Dimensionals
  16. Stamp flowers on inside of card using Old Olive ink

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 - February 2023 - By The Bay

Creativity Abounds - February 2023 - By The Bay


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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  

Sentimental Park All Occasion Card Buffet

Join us on Saturday, April 1st from 1-3pm Pacific for our Card Buffet via Zoom.  Class includes the Sentimental Park Stamp Set, 1/2 package of Regency Park Designer Series Paper, 1 row of each colour of Milky Dots and PDF instructions for 10 cards (2 of 5 designs).

Registration closes March 12th.

Register for the Sentimental Park Class

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


  1. So adorable!! I love the suite. Great shaker card.

  2. Cute card Melva. I really like how you did the shaker card

  3. Your card is adorable Melva!
    Looks like one can have a lot of fun with it!

    Congrats to the Top Ten and greetings from Germany, Simone

  4. What an adorable shaker card Melva! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  5. Melva, your shaker card is adorable. I am going to have to try this.

  6. Love it Melva! What a great shaker card! Fun hopping with you and the Top 10! 🙂

  7. Such a cute card, Melva! Congratulations on your #1 win!! ~ Kim Kroeker


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