Share It Sunday Blog Hop - June 2023

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we are sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today. 

Today I'm sharing I card I created using the "smooshing technique" on a recent Live that I did.  I love creating cards that are kind of messy!  It's fun to play and not really know what the card is going to look like.  This background was created using Lemon Lolly, Tahitian Tide and Coastal Cabana Re-inkers.

How fun is this!  I added some words cut out using the Wanted to Say Dies, ribbon and embellishments to finish off my card.  


  1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish using Bone Folder on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Watercolor Paper 4"x 5 1/4" - cut 2 pieces as you will have enough ink to create 2 backgrounds.
  4. Drop ink onto Wax Paper - Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lolly and Tahitian Tide
  5. Spritz with water
  6. Press Watercolor Paper into colors.  Repeat with second piece of Watercolor Paper
  7. Let dry or dry using Heat Tool
  8. Trim to 3 3/4" x 5"
  9. Spritz the watercolor paper using brush end of Basic Black Stampin' Blend
  10. Adhere to Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using Tear & Tape Adhesive (helps to prevent warping)
  11. Tie ribbon around piece and tie a bow
  12. Adhere to card base
  13. Adhere Adhesive Sheet to back of Basic Black cardstock
  14. Cut out words using Die
  15. Adhere to card base
  16. Adhere embellishments
  17. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x  5 1/4"
  18. Adhere strip of colour you cut off to the Basic White cardstock
  19. Adhere to the 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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I hope you have been inspired!

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Here's the card I included in the tutorial.  You can get the tutorial and the 13 Make and Takes by registering for the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp on July 7-8th.  

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.

Add the bundle to your order for $72 plus shipping and taxes.

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 July Club featuring Horse & Sleigh which as an Online Exclusive that will be available to customers starting July 6th.  Check out the fun sneak peeks!

Register for July Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The July Kit features Bright & Beautiful Suite 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 - Beautiful Balloons
  • 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 $53 extra for the dies

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 June kit features the Stampin' Up!® Bright & Beautiful.  Check out these fun sneak peeks

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