International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - October 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 October 2023 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Translucent Floral Card.

My card today was created on a recent sketch challenge.  I love the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and decided it should be the star of the show.  Join me on Tuesdays at 2pm Pacific each week for a new sketch.

Here's the sketch I used for this card. 

Now for my card.  I added an extra layer to my card with the Designer Series Paper.  That layer is 3" x 4 1/4". Pretty in Blueberry Bushel.


  1. Cut Blueberry Bushel 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  3. Stamp frame around Basic White cardstock using Blueberry Bushel ink
  4. Adhere to card base
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  6. Adhere to the centre of the card base
  7. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  8. Stamp sentiment using Blueberry Bushel ink
  9. Trim ends at an angle
  10. Cut 11" of ribbon and zig zag behind sentiment
  11. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  12. Adhere Flat Pearls to card base.
  13. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  14. Stamp image in bottom right corner using Blueberry Bushel ink
  15. Adhere to the inside of the card

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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Here's my card that is included in 

Place a $50 order through November 30th and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Garden Walk Bundle.  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. I really love the colours of your card!
    Congrats on the Top Ten again!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  2. a beautiful colourful card!
    Congrats on the Top Ten again!
    Greetings from Germany, Liane

  3. Pretty card Melva the layout is simple and so easy to step it up if people want to

  4. A pretty, colourful card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

  5. This sketch is a great way to show off DSP - such pretty paper.
    Congratulations on making the Top Ten.

  6. Beautiful card. Love the way you did the ribbon.

  7. Great cards, Melva! Congrats on Top 10! :)

  8. Hi Melva, just love your stunning card using Blueberry Bushel! Great idea to stamp around the edges of layer. I need to remember this. Thank you for sharing!


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