Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Time for the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world who participate each month to share projects we are working on. Our theme this month is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".  I created the background for my card using the small bubble wrap that I got in a package.  It creates an interesting pattern when inked up and applied to cardstock.

Today's card uses the upcoming Hello Irresistible Bundle that will be available starting on March 1st in my Online Store.  I love the sentiments and fonts.  You are going to love these products!

I created my card during a recent Sketch Challenge using this sketch.

The colours are a bit unusual for me, but I thought I'd give them a try.  What do you think?


  1. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Ink up a piece of small bubble wrap using Bermuda Bay ink.  Stamp off a couple of times and then stamp on the Basic White cardstock
  4. Adhere to card base.
  5. Cut Vellum 1" x 4" and adhere to middle of card base
  6. Cut 2nd largest square from Stylish Shapes Dies from Bermuda Bay cardstock
  7. Adhere to card base
  8. Cut 2nd largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies from Vellum
  9. Adhere to card base
  10. Stamp flower using Polished Pink ink on Basic White cardstock
  11. Cut out using Die
  12. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  13. Cut out 3 leaves from Granny Apple Green cardstock
  14. Adhere behind flower using Glue Dots
  15. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Polished Pink ink
  16. Cut out using Paper Snips
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  18. Adhere Loose Frosty Dots
  19. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  20. Stamp flower using Polished Pink ink in bottom right corner
  21. Adhere to inside of card

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store starting on March 1st.

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!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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  1. Love bubble wrap Melva and this is such a great technique. Love this new suite x

  2. I love your card Melva ~ and the Bubble wrap backgound is stunning. I remember the first time I did that, it was SO fun ... thanks for the reminder...out with the bubble wrap for me!!!


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