International Highlights Blog Hop - April 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for April. Today's card features the the Stampin' Up! Tropical Leaf Bundle.  I love this leaf in this bundle - my friend Nancy tells me it is a Monstera leaf.  The punch included in the bundle is amazing - I love punches!

I'm sure there is a name for this fancy fold, but I'm not sure what it is.  I'll call it a folding box card.  It's so pretty in Old Olive with a pop of gold.


  1. Cut Old Olive cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and score at 1", 2", 3" and 4". 
  2. Fold and burnish on scorelines using Bone Folder to form card base.  
  3. Fold on the 1" increment scorelines towards middle of the card to create a box
  4. Add adhesive to outside 1" flap and adhere to the cardstock aligned with the 4" scoreline
  5. Cut Basic White cardstock 3" x 5 1/4"
  6. Stamp leaves randomly using Old Olive or Pear Pizzazz ink ink stamped off
  7. Cut Old Olive cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".
  8. Score at 1" and 2"
  9. Fold on scorelines.
  10. Adhere large flap to card base aligned with the outside edge of the box (3" scoreline on the card base)
  11. Fold the card base flat - the 2" scoreline of the smaller piece of cardstock should be aligned with the left edge of the card
  12. Apply adhesive to the first 1" flap of the smaller piece of cardstock and adhere to card base.
  13. Cut Old Olive cardstock 3" x 3 3/4" and emboss using fern embossing folder
  14. Adhere to front of card base
  15. Stamp 2 large leaves - in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz
  16. Stamp small leaf in Mossy Meadow
  17. Stamp veins on leaves using Mossy Meadow
  18. Punch out large leaves and cut out smaller leave using Paper Snips
  19. Wrap gold ribbon around hand 2-3 times
  20. Pull off and pinch middle together. 
  21. Adhere to cardbase
  22. Adhere leaves over ribbon using Dimensionals
  23. Stamp sentiment using Mossy Meadow ink on Basic White cardstock
  24. Cut out using Paper Snips
  25. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  26. Adhere Gold Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins

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 :)

Shopping with Me!

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code AAAKNZT2 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

Product List


  1. Beautiful fun fold with this bundle. I love how you have combined the different greens.

  2. Great card Melva and such a lovely use of that stamp set.

  3. Fabulous card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  4. I love your card, Melva! I didn't think I liked this bundle, but you've changed my mind! ~ Kim Kroeker

  5. I love this stamp set and you have done a great job with it!

  6. This card is FABULOUS! I love it!

  7. Love your card! That’s a great fold.

  8. Love this card, Melva! I haven't had a chance to play with my bundle yet, but you can bet I do a version of your card when I do!

  9. I love the bright colours in your card today and the fun fold. I just received this bundle and can't wait to use it!


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