International Highlights Blog Hop - March 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for February. Today's card features the the Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Bundle.  I love the dies in this bundle - so many options for beautiful cards.  My card today uses the corner leaf die with lots of pretty flowers added.

Do you like the colour combination? I love Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia together.  I'm sad that these colours are part of the 2021-2023 In Colors that will retire at the end of April.

This card makes me smile.  It is so pretty and is definitely one that will brighten anyones' day.


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline with Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Soft Succulent cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Cut bottom left corner using corner leaf die.
  5. Use Blending Brush to apply Soft Succulent ink to leaves 
  6. Stamp sentiment to top right of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  7. Adhere to Soft Succulent cardstock
  8. Adhere to card base.
  9. Cut out 3 large flowers from Fresh Freesia cardstock
  10. Cut out 2 flowers from Basic White cardstock
  11. Cut out small flowers from Fresh Freesia and Basic White cardstock
  12. Cut out large leaves from Evening Evergreen cardstock
  13. Cut small leaves from Soft Succulent cardstock
  14. Cut out ovals for flower centres from Fresh Freesia and Basic White cardstock
  15. Use Blending Brush to apply Fresh Freesia ink to large flowers.
  16. Adhere large flowers to bottom left corner using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere small flowers using Glue Dots
  18. Apply leaves under flowers using Glue Dots.
  19. Apply flower centres to large flowers using Glue Dots
  20. Adhere Pastel Pearls
  21. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  22. Stamp leaves in bottom right corner using Soft Succulent ink
  23. Adhere to inside of card.
  24. Apply Wink of Stella to flower centres

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 are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!  You can also scan this QR Code using your phone and go directly to the voting page! 

Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

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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.  

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

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

Product List


  1. Those flowers and this card are absolutely gorgeous Melva. Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. Love all the flowers. Spring is coming.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Melva!! I love it!

  4. Oh my! This is beautiful! I absolutely love how you used those colours for your card. Purples and greens are also a favourite combination of mine. x

  5. Lovely card! Nice arrangement of flowers! I love that bundle. Good luck with the city.

  6. Gorgeous card, Melva! I love the colour combination! ~ Kim Kroeker

  7. Hi Melva,
    wow, great card! Beautiful color combination and layout!

  8. Another great card Melva


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