March 31 Crazy Challenge

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.  

This technique is so easy using Masking Paper.  Stamp and cut out the bush from Masking Paper.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then apply the Masking Paper.  Stamp over top using the Rhino image.  One tip I would suggest is to colour your bush before you apply the Masking Paper.  In my video I didn't do this and it was a bit confusing where I should colour!


  1. Cut Blackberry Bliss 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 Smoky Slate cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Adhere to card base
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  5. Stamp bush on right hand side using Old Olive ink
  6. Colour using Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
  7. Stamp bush again on Masking Paper - cut out using Paper Snips - make sure you cut close to the lines of the stamped image
  8. Apply gently over stamped image.
  9. Stamp rhino using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  10. Colour using Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends 
  11. Remove Masking Paper gently
  12. Stamp second rhino using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  13. Colour using Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends for the Rhino and So Saffron for the bird
  14. Stamp sentiment in Blackberry Blissh
  15. Adhere to card base
  16. Stamp bush on Old Olive cardstock using Old Olive ink
  17. Cut out using Dies
  18. Cut out tree from Early Espresso cardstock
  19. Cut out branches from Old Olive cardstock
  20. Adhere tree to the right side of card
  21. Adhere branches using Dimensionals
  22. Adhere bush using Dimensionals
  23. Adhere Brushed Brass Butterflies.

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

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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

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

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