International Project Highlights Blog Hop - November 2023

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for November. My card today features the new Meandering Meadows Suite that is an Online Exclusive available starting on November 7th.

I had fun creating a gatefold card with this suite.  The Designer Series Paper is stunning and creates the perfect scene through the arch way.  Did you know that the artist at Stampin' Up! that created these beautiful images painted tiny painting for each of the Designer Series Paper scenes?  Wow!  Makes the paper even more special!

Isn't this a pretty card!  I love the bright cheery flowers in the background.


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold the scorelines in on both sides and burnish with a Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Lay the arch die on the front evenly spaced on each side of the opening.  Hold it in place on one side using Post It Note Tape or Washi Tape or a Post It Note.
  3. Open the card up fully and cut the arch.
  4. Once cut, close the other flap up and hold the die in place using Post It Note Tape or Washi Tape or a Post It Note.
  5. Remove the Post It Note Tape or Washi Tape or a Post It Note from the side that was cut.
  6. Open the card up fully and cut the other side of the arch.
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  8. Adhere to the inside of the card
  9. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 1 1/4" x 8 1/2"
  10. Fold around card base to form Belly Band with seam/opening in front.
  11. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  12. Adhere across Belly Band
  13. Cut 2 fences using Die from Very Vanilla cardstock
  14. Distress using Crumb Cake ink in using Blending Brush
  15. Adhere to Belly Band and trim off excess
  16. Cut grass using Die from Mossy Meadow cardstock
  17. Cut into small pieces and adhere to left and right side of Belly Band
  18. Stamp watering can on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  19. Colour using Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Markers or Stampin' Blends
  20. Adhere to Belly Band using a Dimensionals
  21. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  22. Cut out using Paper Snips
  23. Adhere to top left of arch
  24. Adhere embellishments
  25. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  26. Stamp watering can on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink
  27. Adhere to back 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

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 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 "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. A beautiful and clever card, Melva! I love the fence belly band! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. What a great layout for that Suite, Melva. I love your card.

  3. What a pretty scene! Thanks Melva for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  4. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing.


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