Festive Friday #131 - National Pet Day

Friday 31 March 2023

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge! Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

March 31 Crazy Challenge

Thursday 30 March 2023

Have you spotted the adorable rhino in the March Online Exclusives?  Oh my gosh, these little rhinos are so cute.  You can't help yourself but smile!  Check out this fun card I created - one of the rhinos has decided to hide, well, sort of hide, behind the bush. I participated in a Crazy Challenge - we were asked to use Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate on our project.  

Simply Citrus Thank You

Tuesday 28 March 2023

One of my favourite bundles from the January to April Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue is Sweet Citrus.  I love Hybrid Embossing Folders that you can use to cut and emboss at the same time.  Amazing, right!

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - March 2023

Monday 27 March 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 in the top 10 in the March 2023 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Around the Bend card.

Share It Sunday Blog Hop - March 2023

Sunday 26 March 2023

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we are sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today. 

Nested Friends Thank You

Friday 24 March 2023

One of my favourite bundles from the January to April Mini Catalogue is the Nested Friends Bundle.  I just love the little bird and the nest.  I created this pretty card on a recent live.  The Stitched Greenery Die is a perfect background with the leaves. The dies for the nest and branch make this card easy.

Isn't this pretty!


  1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut the Balmy Blue cardstock using the Stitched Greenery Die
  4. Wrap ribbon around Balmy Blue cardstock about 1" from bottom
  5. Adhere to the card base.
  6. Cut branch from Crumb Cake cardstock
  7. Adhere to the card base just above the ribbon
  8. Cut nest from Crumb Cake cardstock
  9. Cut detailed nest from Early Espresso cardstock
  10. Adhere the 2 nest pieces together using Liquid Glue
  11. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  12. Stamp bird using Early Espresso ink
  13. Colour with Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends
  14. Cut out using Die
  15. Adhere to nest using Dimensionals
  16. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  17. Cut out using Paper Snips
  18. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals over ribbon
  19. Adhere Brushed Metallic Dots
  20. Stamp branch on inside of card using Early Espresso 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

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

The 2023-2024 Catalogues is coming soon!  If you would like to receive a catalogue, please click below and fill out the form.

Click here to request a catalogue.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code TQJKXSBT 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 "Two Tone Flora" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds - March 2023 - Fancy Flora

Creativity Abounds - March 2023 - Fancy Flora


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Here's my 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 April Club featuring Petal Park. Registration closes April 9th

Register for April Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The March Kit features Irresistible Blooms - this is one of the amazing new Online Exclusives now available in my Online Store.

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 - Irresistible Blooms
  • 6 Cards (all 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 Irresistible Blooms Dies for $55 more (total is $111 mailed or $115 local pick up)

Order the Hello, Irresistible suite of products (Dies, Designer Series Paper and Frosted Dots) and get a bonus project with a gusseted back and 3 - 3x3" note cards and envelopes.
Cost of add on is $86 (total is $142 local or $146 mailed)

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 April kit features the Stampin' Up!® Irresistible Blooms

Product List

Playing in the Rain - Oh, Happy Day

Tuesday 21 March 2023

I have been having so much fun playing with the Playing in the Rain Suite from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.  All of the little critters make me smile!  I changed up the fox and created a wolf on my card today.

SU Trip Achievers Blog Hop - March 2023

Monday 20 March 2023

Welcome to the Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I am so honoured to be participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful for the support I received from my Customers and Team Members so that I could achieve this trip (less than 1% of demonstrators world wide earn this trip)!  Thank you so much!  We're off on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords in May 2023!  

Stained Glass Technique with Hues of Happiness

Sunday 19 March 2023

Every other Thursday night I show a technique on Facebook and YouTube.  My card this week featured the Stained Glass technique using Vellum and Stampin' Blends.  I used the beautiful Hues of Happiness from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  I love how this card turned out.

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Saturday 18 March 2023

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is "Anything Goes".  

Casually Crafting Blog Hop - March 2023

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Festive Friday #130 - International Children's Book Day

Friday 17 March 2023

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge! Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - Two Tone Flora

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Drapery Fold Card

Tuesday 14 March 2023

I had fun making a drapery fold card on a recent Zoom class.  It's always fun to pull out a technique you haven't tried for a long time.  Today I'm participating in a Crazy Challenge on Instagram with other demonstrators - we were challenged to make a project using the Simply Succulents Stampset and Happy Forest Designer Series Paper.

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