International Highlights Blog Hop - May 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for May. Today I'm sharing a pop up pocket Thank You card that I will be giving to cabin stewards and other staff on the upcoming Incentive Trip Cruise to the Norwegian Fjords!  I'm so excited to be part of a very exclusive group of Demonstrators that earned the trip last year - less than 1% of Demonstrators earn the trip.  We leave on May 21st for our cruise.

I love the Countryside Inn Suite and it was perfect for my card.  Wouldn't you love to get one of these as a thank you?

Here's some other cards I made using different Designer Series Paper.  I can't decide which is my favourite!


  1. Cut Misty Moonlight cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 1 3/4" and 7 1/4" along long side.  Fold and burnish on scorelines using Bone Folder to form card base.  
  2. Cut Boho Blue cardstock 4" x 3 1/2" and adhere to top flap
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 3 1/4" and adhere to top flap
  4. Cut Boho Blue cardstock 1 1/2" x 4" and emboss using Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder
  5. Adhere to bottom flap
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 7" and score at 1/2" and 5 3/8"
  7. Add Tear & Tape to the 1/2" flap.
  8. Light up the edge of the DSP with the top scoreline in the inside of the card.  Fold the top flap down on the adhesive.
  9. Fold the bottom flap upwards on the DSP
  10. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive strips to each edge of the card base along the sides of the bottom flap.
  11. Adhere bottom flap to the card base.
  12. Tuck bottom pocket into flap
  13. Cut label using Die or punch from Misty Moonlight cardstock
  14. Cut smaller label from Basic White cardstock
  15. Stamp sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink
  16. Adhere sentiment label to larger label
  17. Adhere to the front of the card so that the top edge of label overlaps the 2 flaps - adhere only to the bottom flap.  This will keep the top flap from opening
  18. Wrap ribbon around top of the front flap and tie a bow
  19. Adhere Embellishments

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 :)

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code 6U3ESQTK 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 "Online Exclusive" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds April 2023 Tutorial - Online Exclusives

Creativity Abounds April 2023 Tutorial - Online Exclusives


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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 or embossing folder.  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 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Registration closes May 14.

Register for May Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The May Kit features Circle Sayings from the Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 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 $31 extra for the 2 3/8" Punch

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!® Circle Sayings

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  1. I love your pop-up pocket card, Melva! Such a great design! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. Love this beautiful card design. You really have showcased this pretty paper beautifully. Have a wonderful time on the Incentive Trip.

  3. Beautiful, love the inside pocket!

  4. Love the pop-up pocket. Great for stamp-a-stacks with the easy to change out DSP design. Have a fun trip!

  5. Love the Pop Up pocket inside Melva, so pretty!

  6. Kylie Bertucci14 May 2023 at 17:13

    Beautiful! Love the pocket. Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!


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