International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - November 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 November 2023 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Meandering Meadow Gate Fold Card. 

I made this adorable pop up Gift Card Holder using the Fluffiest Friends Bundle.  This Bundle is available in the Online Exclusive section of my Online Store.  It is so adorable!   I love to have gift cards on hand to give to family or friends for any occasion!  "Just because" is a perfect occasion - maybe with a coffee card!

Isn't this cute!


  1. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".
  2. Fold and burnish on the scoreline using a Bone Folder in a Mountain, Valley, Mountain configuration.
  3. Add Tear and Tape on the outside edge of the "V"
  4. Use a punch or die that is about 3 3/4" wide.  If you have one that is smaller, you can use that and cut multiple times to get an opening for the gift card.  Cut down about 1/4" only into the flap - this will hold the Gift Card.
  5. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in top right corner
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper using the hive die
  7. Adhere to the front of the card
  8. Stamp bear image on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  9. Colour using Stampin' Blends - Pebbled Path, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight
  10. Cut out using Die
  11. Cut out branch from Early Espresso cardstock
  12. Cut out leaves from Old Olive cardstock
  13. Cut wasp nest from Pecan Pie cardstock
  14. Adhere branch to card base
  15. Adhere leaves using Glue Dots
  16. Adhere wasp nest using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere butterfllies
  18.  Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 4"
  20. Adhere to the bottom of the Basic White cardstock
  21. 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!

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 QV9WZY4W 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 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 "Gift Packaging" tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds Tutorial - November 2023 - Gift Packaging

Creativity Abounds Tutorial - November 2023 - Gift Packaging


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Check out the project 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 Inked Botanicals Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue. Add the Inked & Tiled Bundle to your order for and extra $104.94 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 December Club featuring Inked Botanicals! Check back for Sneak Peeks!

Register for December Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The December Kit features Textured Florals Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual 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 - Textured Florals
  • 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 $52.00 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 back for sneak peeks.

Product List


  1. That bear on your card is soooo cute!
    Great card! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten again!
    Looking forward to Rotterdam and greetings from Germany for now, Simone

  2. What a cute card and a great gift card idea.

  3. Oh how cute! Love the surprise inside!

  4. I am so in love with this card and cardholder! The colours are perfect. Congrats Melva on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!


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