Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - October 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. 

We're welcoming 2 new Demonstrators to our team as Kylie and Michele have decided to take a break.  Welcome Jan Clothier from New Zealand and Lotte Noordzij from the Netherlands!  

This month we are sharing Holiday Themed projects.  I'm using the beautiful Winter Meadow Suite for my Pop Up Fan Card.  I first saw Lisa Curcio share this fold using the Merry Bold and Bright Suite.  It's so fun and a bit of a wow!  I've added the Metric Measurements for my tutorial.

Isn't this a beautiful card and I can just hear who ever receives this "gasp" in surprise when they open it! 



  • Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/8" and 5 3/8"
  • Belly Band - 1" x 10"
  • Shaded Spruce - 5 1/8" x 5 1/4"
  • Designer Series Paper - 3 pieces cut 4" x 5 1/8"
  • Pop Up Insert - 6" x 7 3/4" - scored on 7 3/4" side at 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" - turn 90 degrees and cut into 1" strips
  • Tabs - 5 pieces of 7/8" x 1 3/4"

  • Card Base - 10.5 cm x 29.6 cm scored at 14.8 cm and 15.1 cm
  • Belly Band - 2.5 cm x 25 cm
  • Shaded Spruce - 10.3 cm x 14.1 cm
  • Designer Series Paper - 3 pieces cut 10 cm x 14.3 cm
  • Pop Up Insert - 15 cm x 20 cm - scored on 20 cm side at 8.9 cm, 9.4 cm, 9.9 cm and 19.5 cm - turn 90 degrees and cut into 2.5 cm
  • Tabs - 5 pieces of 2 cm x 4.5 cm

Instructions - get all of the details on how to put the card together on my Youtube Video

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!

Blog Hop Index

I hope you have been inspired!

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Please be sure to use the current Host Code PNBHN9FP 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! 

Here's my card that is included in 

Place a $50 order through September 15 and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Modern Garden 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 "Holiday" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds October 2023 - Holiday Themed Tutorials

Creativity Abounds October 2023 - Holiday Themed Tutorials


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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 Meandering Meadow Suite - a new Online Exclusive. Add the Meandering Meadow bundle to your order for $73.75 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 4 people per class

Registration is now open for the October Club featuring Meandering Meadow! Check out these pretty sneak peeks!

Register for November Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The November Kit features Merry Bold & Bright 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 - Merry & Bright
  • 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 $45.00 extra for 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

Check out these fun sneak peeks.

Product List


  1. Fancy! I'm looking forward to watching the video and making one! So pretty!

  2. I love that you used circle for this card! It turned out beautiful! Thank you for the ideas, tips and tricks!

  3. WOW! Beautiful card and love the surprise within!

  4. Goodness, Melva - that's a beauty! So nice to have the surprise element inside. :-)

  5. This is a lovely version of this exciting card

  6. What a great layout and suprise when you open the card. Thanks for sharing!


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