International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - 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.

Today I'm sharing a beautiful card I created using the new Tropical Leaf Bundle from the Stampin' Up! March Online Exclusives.  These new products are only available in my Online Store.  I'm loving the Tropical Leaf Bundle - it has the Monstera Leaf (thanks Nancy for telling me the name) which is so pretty!  I'm also a sucker for punches!  I combined the bundle with the Split Card Textures Dies to make this pretty card.  I love how it turned out!  

I created this card on my recent Tuesday night Sketch Challenge.  Come join me at 6:30pm for the next one!


  1. Cut Mossy Meadow 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 Distressed Gold Specialty Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Adhere to card base
  4. Cut Laying Vellum 3 3/4" x 5" and cut using Split Card Texture Die
  5. Adhere to the card base by applying a thin layer of Liquid Glue using a Sponge Dauber.
  6. Stamp 2 large leaves - 1 in Sahara Sand and the other in Pear Pizzazz
  7. Stamp veins using Mossy Meadow ink
  8. Punch out
  9. Stamp small leaf using Old Olive
  10. Stamp veins using Mossy Meadow ink
  11. Cut out using Paper Snips
  12. Cut largest circle using Stylish Shapes Dies from Mossy Meadow cardstock
  13. Wrap ribbon around palm of hand 3-4 times.  Pull off and pinch together
  14. Adhere to bottom left side of card base
  15. Adhere circle over ribbon using Dimensionals
  16. Adhere leaves to circle using Dimensionals
  17. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Pear Pizzazz ink.
  18. Cut out using Paper Snips
  19. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  20. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Stamp leaf in bottom right corner using Pear Pizzazz ink
  22. Stamp veins using Mossy Meadow ink
  23. 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!

I hope that we have inspired you.

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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

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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


  1. Great card Melva! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!

  2. Melva, I like the combination of the split texture die with the vellum behind the new tropical leaves. Which was first...the sketch or the card?

    1. The sketch was first. I do a live sketch challenge every Tuesday at 6:30pm Pacific and always start with the sketch.

  3. What a great card! I love all the elements!

  4. I love your card, Melva! This is a set that wasn't on my radar... but now it is!! ~ Kim Kroeker

  5. Gorgeous card card! I love all the elements!


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