Festive Friday #129 - St Patrick's Day

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.

This week’s challenge FF #129 - St Patrick's Day

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you!   

Today my card features the adorable Friendliest Gnomes Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue along with the Gnome Dies that carried over from the last Mini Catalogue.  These gnomes are so adorable.  I've added one of the new Embossing Folders from the Basics Embossing Folder bundle in the March Online Exclusives.  I know this is going to quickly become one of my favourites - the cross hatch is so subtle - it adds just the right amount of texture to a card.

I used green, gold and Leprechaun/gnomes/faeries from the Inspo List for my card.


  1. Cut Soft Succulent 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 Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Gold Fine Glimmer Paper 1 1/2" x 4"
  4. Adhere to the middle of the Basic White cardstock
  5. Emboss the Basic White cardstock using the Crosshatch Embossing Folder
  6. Adhere to card base
  7. Stamp mushroom, gnome and balloon on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  8. Colour using Stampin' Blends. Mushroom - Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo.  Gnome - Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Balloon - Daffodil Delight
  9. Cut out gnome using Die and mushroom using circle die from Stylish Shapes Dies.  Cut out balloon using Paper Snips
  10. Adhere circle to middle of card base using Dimensionals
  11. Cut out plant from green glimmer paper using Die.
  12. Cut out mushroom cap from Calyspo Coral cardstock using Die
  13. Cut out stem from Crumb Cake cardstock using Die
  14. Adhere gnome to card base using Dimensionals
  15. Adhere plant behind gnome using a Glue Dot
  16. Adhere balloon behind hand using a glue Dot and a Dimensional
  17. Adhere stem in bottom left corner using Liquid Glue
  18. Adhere mushroom cap using a Mini Dimensionals
  19. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  20. Cut out using paper snips
  21. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  22. Adhere gold Adhesive Backed Sequins
  23. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  24. Stamp balloon in bottom right corner
  25. Colour using Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends
  26. 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


Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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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 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

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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

The February kit features the Stampin' Up!® Nested Friends. 

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  1. Love your Gnome and the colouring is amazing

  2. Darling card, Melva! Love the cute scene with the texture background! :)

  3. Your card is so fun, love that sentiment!

  4. Melva your gnome is so cute - I love your little scene!

  5. I just love the way this gnome is peeping from under her hat. Great card.

  6. Super cute card! Love that little gnome!

  7. Melva, I love your little gnome with his toadstool house. Great job creating this fabulous little scene. hugs Jaydee


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