Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Dry Embossing with Dies

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is a "Dry Embossing with Dies".  

My interpretation of the theme was to die cut a shape and then emboss it.  I love the texture that dry embossing adds to the die cuts.  I used Beautiful Balloons which is an amazing suite from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  Any guess what my favourite colour combination is!  Yep, Berry Burst (woohoo, it's back) and Bubble Bath.  Such a pretty colour combination!

Check out this fun card!  Wouldn't this card make you smile!


  1. Cut Thick Basic White 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 Berry Burst cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Emboss using cross hatch embossing folder
  4. Adhere to card base
  5. Cut Basic White cardstock 1 1/4" x 4"
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  7. Adhere to Basic White cardstock
  8. Adhere to card base
  9. Cut Berry Burst cardstock 2" x 3 1/2"
  10. Cut Designer Series Paper 1 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  11. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Berry Burst cardstock
  12. Adhere to cardbase.
  13. Cut 2nd largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies from Berry Burst cardstock
  14. Emboss using cross hatch embossing folder
  15. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  16. Stamp 2 medium sized balloons on Basic White cardstock using Bubble Bath ink
  17. Stamp confetti on balloons using Berry Burst ink
  18. Cut out using Die
  19. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  20. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock - cut into 2 pieces and adhere below balloons using Dimensionals
  21. Tie two bows from White Twine.
  22. Adhere to balloons
  23. Adhere pink sequins
  24. Stamp balloon on inside of card using Bubble Bath ink
  25. Stamp confetti on balloon using Berry Burst ink
  26. Stamp string using Berry Burst ink

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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I hope you have been inspired!

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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.

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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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