Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - August 2023

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. Our theme for our blog hop each month is "Thank You".

I love playing with Stampin' Blends and when you add a little bit of alcohol to vellum coloured with Stampin' Blends, the effect is amazing.  I love this technique.  Check out this pretty card in Starry Sky, Berry Burst and Parakeet Party.  It's so easy and works really well with darker colours.  Add a sentiment and you're good!


  1. Cut Starry Sky cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Parakeet Party 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Adhere to the card base.
  4. Cut Vellum cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  5. Colour the back of the vellum using Dark Stampin' Blends - Starry Sky, Parakeet Party and Berry Burst.
  6. Use a Waterpainterwith 99% Alcohol and drop onto Vellum to move the colour around.
  7. Let dry or use Heat Tool to dry
  8. Cut to 3 3/4" x 5"
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 4"
  10. Adhere vellum to Basic White
  11. Wrap ribbon around one end and tie a bow
  12. Adhere to card base.
  13. Cut Basic White cardstock 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  14. Stamp sentiment using Staz On or Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  15. Cut Starry Sky cardstock 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  16. Adhere sentiment to Starry Sky cardstock
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  18. Adhere Sweet Sorbet Pearls
  19. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  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

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

I hope you have been inspired!

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links a copy of the catalogue, you can download a PDF version from this link:

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code XZCKNFTD 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 10 "Masculine" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds - July 2023 Masculine

Creativity Abounds - July 2023 Masculine


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Check out the cards I shared this month 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 or embossing folder.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

This month the club features the All About Autumn Suite from the new catalogue. Add the bundle to your order for $76.50 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 September Club featuring All about Autumn! Check out these sneak peeks.

Register for September Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The September Kit features Merriest Trees Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2023 September to December 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 - Merriest Trees
  • 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 $58 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 September kit features the Stampin' Up!® Merriest Trees.  Check out the sneak peeks!

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  1. Awesome technique and love the colours. Thank you Melva for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

  2. Wow! Such striking colors!! I need to try that technique.

  3. Beautiful background 😍 bright and cheerful!

  4. Sandie stampwithsandie.blogspot.com22 August 2023 at 06:16

    Love this technique. Lovely colours, lovely cards


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