International Highlights Blog Hop - October 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for October. My card today features the Translucent Floral Bundle along with the coordinating Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper.  

I decided to create my own Designer Series Paper from this gorgeous paper by cutting strips and adhering them to Basic White cardstock.  I really like the shutter effect that it created.  Add some vellum flowers and I think this turned out beautiful!


  1. Cut Berry Burst cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on card base using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Stamp stems around outside of card base using Berry Burst ink
  3. Cut rectangle using 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle Die from Basic White cardstock
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  5. Cut 1/4" x 6" strips of Designer Series Paper
  6. Adhere alternating to Basic White rectangle
  7. Cut rectangle using 3rd largest Deckled Rectangle Die from stripedDesigner Series Paper 
  8. Adhere to larger Deckled Rectangle
  9. Wrap gold ribbon around rectangle and tie a bow on right side
  10. Adhere to card base
  11. Colour the back of Vellum cardstock using Light and Dark Berry Burst Stampin' Blends
  12. Cut out 1 large flower and 1 small flower from Vellum
  13. Cut out 2 centres from Calypso Coral cardstock
  14. Cut out 2 large leaves and 2 smaller leaves from Soft Seafoam cardstock
  15. Adhere flowers together using Glue Dots
  16. Adhere centres to flowers using Glue Dots
  17. Adhere to card base in bottom left corner using Dimensional
  18. Adhere leaves behind flowers using Glue Dots
  19. Cut Basic White cardstock 1/2" x 2"
  20. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Berry Burst ink
  21. Adhere to card base using Mini Dimensionals
  22. Adhere Petal Pink Blooming Pearls
  23. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  24. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  25. Adhere to left side of Basic White cardstock
  26. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

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 :)

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Place a $50 order through September 15 and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Merry & Bright Stamp Set.  If your order is $75 or more I'll send you a package of embellishments! 

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! Stay tuned for sneak peeks!

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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

Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks

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  1. Those vellum flowers are stunning! Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with the voting!

  2. Very pretty, Melva! I love the vellum flowers! ~ Kim Kroeker

  3. So beautiful! Great card!
    Greetings from Germany and best wishes for the voting, Simone

  4. Pretty card Melva, love the Vellum flowers


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