Shapes Theme featuring the Around the Bend Bundle

Today I'm playing along with the Crazy Challenge hop on Instagram.  We were challenged to created a project using Stampin' Up! products featuring "Shapes".  I immediately thought of the Around the Bend Bundle from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.  It has amazing dies that cut beautiful shapes including the swoops I used on this bright and cheery card.

Isn't this fun!  I love the Designer Series Paper too.  It is from the Flower & More pack that you can get with your Stampin' Rewards on orders over $200 in Canada.  Wow, the pack has 48 sheets of 12" x 12" paper.

I created this card as part of a recent Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch I used.

Here's the card I created based on this sketch.


  1. Cut Starry Sky cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline to form card base using Bone Folder.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Starry Sky cardstock 2" x 5 1/4"
  4. Use swoop die to cut bottom edge.
  5. Cut Basic White cardstock 2" x 5 1/4"
  6. Cut scallop swoop edge using Die.
  7. Stamp dotted line image along swoop using Sweet Sorbet ink
  8. Adhere to the back of the Starry Sky swoop
  9. Adhere to card base
  10. Punch Basic White cardstock using Scalloped Oval from Double Oval Punch
  11. Stamp sentiment on Sweet Sorbet cardstock using Sweet Sorbet ink.
  12. Punch out using Oval from Double Oval Punch
  13. Adhere to scalloped oval using Dimensionals
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  15. Adhere embellishments
  16. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  17. Stamp dots using Starry Sky ink in bottom right corner
  18. 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 can head over to my Instagram feed to find the links to the other projects in this Challenge.

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

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