Festive Friday Challenge #144 - World Mental Health Day

Friday 29 September 2023

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge! Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

September 2023 - Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Welcome to our September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop.  We are sharing alternative designs for the "Love & Gratitude" kit.   I love this kit that includes product to make gift boxes and note cards.  

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - September 2023

Monday 25 September 2023

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top 10 in the September 2023 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my sunflower card.

Share It Sunday Blog Hop - September 2023

Sunday 24 September 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. 

Bear Christmas Card

Friday 22 September 2023

If you've been watching my lives and following my blog, you'll know that the Beary Cute Suite is one of my favourites from the September to December Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up!  I love it and I love that you can punch out (or cut out) images from the adorable Designer Series Paper.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - September 2023

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Merriest Trees Card

Tuesday 19 September 2023

I created this quick and easy card for a recent class with new stampers and they loved it.  I love stamping with new people and love to see the delight in their eyes when they've stamped their first card! 

SU! Trip Achievers Blog Hop - September 2023

Monday 18 September 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!  

Merriest Trees Card

Sunday 17 September 2023

I've been having so much fun with the Merriest Trees Bundle from the Stampin' Up! September to December Mini Catalogue.  Sometimes a stamp set or a bundle doesn't jump out at your when you first see it, but once you start playing with it, you realize how versatile it is and how fun the cards are!

Stamping With Friends - Blog Hop - Sept to December Mini Catalogue

Saturday 16 September 2023

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop.  We're sharing projects from the September to December Mini Catalogue.

Casually Crafting Blog Hop - September 2023

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Festive Friday Challenge #143 - World Card Making Day

Friday 15 September 2023

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge! Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Autumn

Thursday 14 September 2023

Time for the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world who participate each month to share projects we are working on. Our theme this month is "Autumn".

Winter Meadow Card

Tuesday 12 September 2023

I love to add Designer Series Paper to my projects, in fact it's hard to find a card that I make that doesn't include at least a little bit!  Is that you?  Here's a card that is perfect to show off the beautiful Designer Series Paper that we have.

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - September 2023

Monday 11 September 2023

I love sending thank you cards to my customers!  This month I used the All About Autumn Suite from the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue.  It's definitely one of favourite suites, much to my surprise.  Often I struggle with autumn products, but this suite is one of those where every card I make, I absolutely love!  

Check out this pretty card I created in Moody Mauve and Copper Clay.  Such a pretty colour combination, don't you think!  Anyone who places an order with me this month will get one of these beauties in the mail!


  1. Cut Moody Mauve 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 Moody Mauve cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  3. Emboss using the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder
  4. Use Blending Brush to add some Moody Mauve ink over embossing to make the pattern pop.
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 2" x 5"
  6. Adhere to left side of embossed cardstock
  7. Adhere to card base
  8. Cut out 2 maple leaves - one in Moody Mauve and one in Copper Clay using Die
  9. Cut out 2 oak leaves - one in Moody Mauve and one in Copper Clay using Die
  10.  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock using Moody Mauve ink
  11. Cut out using die
  12. Wrap Linen Thread around hand 2-3 times.  Pinch off and adhere to the back of the sentiment label.
  13. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  14. Adhere leaves tucked under sentiment using Glue Dots
  15. Adhere Copper Clay Speckled Dots
  16. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  17. Stamp leaf in bottom right corner using Moody Mauve ink stamped off
  18. Adhere to the inside of the card base.

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:

If you would like to receive a catalogue, please click below and fill out the form.

Click here to request a catalogue.

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 September 15 and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Beary Christmas 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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