International Project Highlights Blog Hop - September 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for September. Today I'm sharing a pretty card featuring the new Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks with a sentiment from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set.  Isn't this stunning!

I love how easy it is to use the masks - there are 4 layers and you can line them up using the notches.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Copper Clay for the flowers and Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  Seems perfect for this time of the year as Autumn approaches, but the flowers will look just as beautiful in other colours!


  1. Cut Copper Clay 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 Daffodil Delight cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Adhere to grid paper using Post It Note Tape or a post it note so it doesn't move around.
  4. Layer Mask 1 on top of Basic White - making note of where you have it aligned using the notches.
  5. Colour flowers using Blending Brush with Daffodil Delight ink
  6. Add Pumpkin Pie ink in centre using Blending Brush
  7. Change to Mask 2 and use Mossy Meadow ink and a Blending Brush to colour the leaves
  8. Change to Mask 3 and use Crumb Cake ink to add centre of flower
  9. Change to Mask 4 and use Copper Clay ink to add details to centre of flower.
  10. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  11. Stamp sentiment using Copper Clay ink on right side of Basic White cardstock
  12. Cut Copper Clay cardstock 1" x 3"
  13. Align stamped sentiment piece on Copper Clay piece and cut tag ends in the left end
  14. Adhere Basic White to Copper Clay cardstock using Dimensionals
  15. Cut 9" of Copper Ribbon and zig zag behind sentiment
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  17. Adhere Copper Clay In Color Dots
  18. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Use masks to colour small flower in bottom right corner using Daffodil Delight ink, Crumb Cake ink and Copper Clay ink.
  20. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store starting on September 6th.

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

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!  You can also scan this QR Code using your phone and go directly to the voting page! 

Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards.

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

Shopping with Me!

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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 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!


  1. So pretty, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. Gorgeous card Melva! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  3. Beautiful card Melva!


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