Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Anything Christmas

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop.  Our theme is "Anything Christmas".   I made these pretty cards for a recent challenge where we could only use inks, stamp and paper.  I call it a "Split Card" technique.  I'm sure there's other names!  So easy and a great way to create multiple cards.

You start with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock and stamp images down and across the centre filling in the spaces with different stamps and colours.  When you're happy with the look, you cut the cardstock into 4 pieces that are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  You can trim them down like I did to 3 3/4" x 5" and add an extra layer.  How easy is that!


  1. Score an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Basic White cardstock in half in both directions - at 4 1/4" on the short side and 5 1/2" on the long side.  These are your guidelines for stamping
  2. Stamp images along those guide lines in both directions using multiple stamps and multiple colours.  I used the Stars at Night Stamp Set and Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce and Wild Wheat ink.
  3. Fill in the gaps using smaller stamps
  4. Cut the piece into 4 pieces of 3 3/4" x 5"
  5. You may need to fill in more of the gaps with other stamps and colours - make sure you leave a corner open to stamp the sentiment
  6. Stamp sentiment in corner using Wild Wheat ink.
  7. Cut 4 card bases 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" - 2 in Night of Navy and 2 in Wild Wheat.  Score at 4 1/4"
  8. Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  9. Cut 2 pieces of Wild Wheat cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  10. Cut 2 pieces of Night of Navy cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  11. Adhere stamped cardstock to Wild Wheat or Night of Navy cardstock
  12. Adhere to card bases.
  13. Adhere embellishments
  14. Cut 4 pieces of Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  15. Stamp stars in bottom right corner using Wild Wheat
  16. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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

I shared this technique in a recent live using the Translucent Florals Stamp Set.  While the cards look different, the technique is the same! 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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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

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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!

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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

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