Technique Tuesday - Ribbon Techniques Blog Hop

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is Ribbon Techniques.  I love adding ribbon to my projects and I love being able to colour my ribbon using Stampin' Blends to perfectly coordinate with my project.

Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Bundle.  I had fun making this card and love how it turned out.  It's so pretty!  I used the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper along with Copper Foil.  I love, love, love how it turned out!


  1. Cut Balmy Blue 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 Dry Brushed Specialty Paper 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut dotted swoop using Die
  4. Cut Cooper Foil 3" x 5 1/4"
  5. Cut scalloped swoop using Die
  6. Adhere the Dry Brushed Paper to the Copper Foil
  7. Adhere to card base.
  8. Punch Copper Foil using Postage Rectangle punch
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 1" x 1 5/8"
  10. Stamp sentiment using Versamark
  11. Sprinkle with Copper Embossing Folder.
  12. Heat to emboss
  13. Adhere to Copper Foil Rectangle using Dimensionals
  14. Adhere to card base in bottom right corner
  15. Colour 20" of Pale Papaya ribbon using Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends
  16. Wrap around top of card base and tie a bow.
  17. Adhere Copper Brushed Metallic Dots
  18. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp dots in bottom right corner using Versamark
  20. Sprinkle with Copper Embossing Folder.
  21. Heat to emboss
  22. Adhere to inside of the 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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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

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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. Wow great card

  2. Gorgeous card Melva, very luxurious looking and I too love to colour my ribbons to match x

  3. Helen Jennings7 March 2023 at 11:01

    I love the opulence of your card. Beautiful

  4. Love your card, Melva. So pretty!

  5. Your card is truly stunning! I love your use of the Dry Brushed Metallic DSP. And the Soft Suede ink on Pale Papaya Ribbon is a fabulous idea--love the result:)

  6. Beautiful card!


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