On the Ocean Card

Time for a masculine card today featuring the Stampin' Up! On the Ocean Bundle.  I love this bundle.  When my husband and I got married in Antigua we brought home a beer stein with a pirate map on it.  The Caribbean is full of pirate stories and this bundle brings back memories of our wonderful time in Antigua!

This could be a birthday card or a just because card.  I created this card on a recent card sketch.  You can join me on Tuesdays at 6:30pm Pacific for my sketch challenge.

Here's the card I created.


  1. Cut Crumb Cake 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 Early Espresso cardstock 2" x 5 1/4".  Emboss using splatter embossing folder.
  3. Cut Distressed Gold Specialty Paper 1" x 5 1/4".  The measurements above say 1/2" but because I cut out the wave from the paper I increased the width.
  4. Cut out wave 
  5. Adhere to the right side of Early Espresso cardstock tucked under.  If you cut your piece 1/2" x 5 1/4" adhere butted up to Early Espresso cardstock
  6. Adhere to left side of card base
  7. Cut largest circle from Stylish Shapes dies from Crumb Cake cardstock
  8. Cut 2nd largest circle from Early Espresso cardstock
  9. Adhere Early Espresso circle to Crumb Cake Circle
  10. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  11. Stamp ship on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso cardstock
  12. Adhere to circle using Dimensionals
  13. Cut banner die from Crumb Cake cardstock
  14. Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink on left side
  15. Adhere to card base on right side and trim off excess
  16. Adhere Gold Sequins
  17. Tie a small bow and adhere to card base
  18. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp wave image using Early Espresso ink on bottom
  20. 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

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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 May Club featuring Countryside Inn from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Registration closes May 14th.

Register for May Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The May Kit features Circle Sayings - this is a new bundle from the 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual 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 - Circle Sayings
  • 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 2 3/8" Circle Punch - $31 extra

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 May kit features the Stampin' Up!® Irresistible Blooms

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