Stamping With Friends - Balcony Card

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop.  We're sharing Balcony Cards for this hop.  This fancy fold is so fun and such a surprise when you open it!  And it's not as hard as it looks to make!

Wouldn't you love to get one of these fun cards in the mail?  Check out this cute card featuring the Zoo Review Product Suite.  I love this suite!  How adorable are these little critters!  In my video for this card I talk about different ways to do splattering.  I used Stampin' Blends to splatter this card. 


  1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Emboss using the Merry Melody Embossing Folder
  5. Splatter using the Basic Black Dark Stampin' Blends 
  6. Adhere to the card base.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  8. Adhere to both sides of the inside of the card.
  9. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" and score at 1/2" 3 3/4" and 7"
  10. Fold in half on the 3 3/4" scoreline and burnish.  Fold the 1/2" flaps backwards.
  11. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/4" x 3"
  12. Adhere to the middle sections of the Basic Black cardstock
  13. Cut Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 1/2", 2 3/4" and 5"
  14. Fold in half on the 2 3/4" scoreline and burnish.  Fold the 1/2" flaps backwards.
  15. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 2"
  16. Adhere to the middle sections of the Basic Black cardstock
  17. Adhere the flaps of the wider piece to the card base so that the scorelines are aligned and the bottoms are aligned
  18. Adhere the flaps of the narrower piece to the card base so that the scorelines are aligned and the bottoms are aligned
  19. Cut critters from Designer Series Paper using Paper Snips or Dies
  20. Adhere to the Basic Black pieces
  21. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1 1/4" x 11"
  22. Wrap around card base and adhere ends together
  23. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  24. Adhere to Belly Band
  25. Cut out critter using Die or Paper Snips
  26. Adhere to the Belly Band
  27. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink 
  28. Cut out using Paper Snips
  29. Cut 9" of ribbon and zig zag  behind sentiment
  30. Adhere to the Belly Band

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!

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I hope you have been inspired!

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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.

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