SU! Trip Achievers Blog Hop - August 2023

Welcome to the Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I am so honoured to be participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful for the support I received from my Customers and Team Members so that I could achieve this trip (less than 1% of demonstrators world wide earn this trip)!  Thank you so much!  

I had fun playing with the Hello Kiwi on today's card.  Don't these kiwis look yummy!  I created this card on a recent sketch challenge.  Join me at 2pm Pacific each Tuesday for a new sketch.  Here's the sketch I used for my card.

The two step stamping for this stamp set makes it so easy to create different kinds of fruit.  I love kiwi so that was my choice to the card.  It reminds me of the kiwi trees that grew in a neighbours yard in New Westminster, BC.  The squirrels got most of the fruit - it was fun to watch them running through the yard with a big kiwi in their mouths!

I added a pop of Poppy Parade to my card - love the colour combination!


  1. Cut Granny Apple Green 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 Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  3. Emboss using Exposed Brick Embossing Folder
  4. Adhere to card base
  5. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" (this was added on the live and isn't in the sketch measurements)
  6. Cut Basic White cardstock 3" x 4"
  7. Stamp outline of Kiwi using Old Olive ink around cardstock
  8. Stamp inside of Kiwi using Granny Apple Green ink stamped off
  9. Adhere to Poppy Parade cardstock
  10. Adhere to card base
  11. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 1" x 3"
  12. Adhere across middle of cardstock
  13. Punch circle from Basic White cardstock using 1 3/4" Circle Punch
  14. Punch circle from Granny Apple Green cardstock using 2" Circle Punch
  15. Stamp sentiment on Basic White Circle using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  16. Stamp spatter on sentiment using Granny Apple Green ink
  17. Adhere to the Granny Apple circle
  18. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  19. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  20. Stamp kiwi in bottom right corner using Old Olive ink and Granny Apple Green ink stamped off
  21. Adhere to the inside of the card
  22. Adhere Parakeet Party Pearls to card front.

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!

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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! 

Place a $50 order through the end of August and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Just My Type Stamp Set.  If your order is $75 or more I'll send you a package of embellishments!  

You can also purchase this tutorial with 12 "Fun Fold" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds - August 2023 - Fun Folds

Creativity Abounds - August 2023 - Fun Folds


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Check out the card 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 comment

  1. Yes the kiwi fruit looks delicious! And I would love to see a squirrel with one in his mouth.😂 The Granny Apple and Poppy Parade look brilliant together. Thanks Melva for taking part in the Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.


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