Creativity Abounds - December 2023 Blog Hop

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!

Today we're sharing Birthday themed projects.  I love the Beautiful Balloons Bundle.  What's more perfect for a birthday than balloons.  Check out this fun Peekaboo Fun Fold card I created.


  1. Cut Berry Burst cardstock 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" (10.5 cm x 20 cm) and score at 5 1/2" (14.9 cm).  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Berry Burst cardstock 2" x 4 1/4" (5.1 cm x 10.5 cm)
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Serries Paper 1 3/4" x 4" (4.6 cm x 10 cm)
  4. Adhere to the top of the card base and the smaller piece of Berry Burst cardstock
  5. Stamp confetti using Berry Burst ink stamped off on Bubble Bath cardstock
  6. Cut out using Die
  7. Stamp 2 medium balloons on Bubble Bath cardstock using Berry Burst ink
  8. Cut out using Die
  9. Stamp small balloon on Bubble Bath cardstock using Berry Burst ink stamped off
  10. Cut out using Die
  11. Stamp sentiment on large balloon using Berry Burst ink
  12. Samp confetti on small balloon using Berry burst ink
  13. Cut out large balloon cluster from Bubble Bath cardstock using Die
  14. Adhere the large balloon and 2 medium balloons to cluster using Dimensionals
  15. Line up the small piece of Berry Burst cardstock with bottom edge of large piece of Berry Burst Cardstock
  16. Adhere the balloon cluster to the top of the card base using Dimensionals and to the bottom piece using Dimensionals to form the card base.
  17. Cut Celebration Window sheet 4" x 5 1/4" (10 cm x 14.4 cm)
  18. Adhere to the back side of the card front
  19. Adhere the small balloon to the bottom of the card base using a Dimensional
  20. Tie a bow from White Baker's Twine and adhere to the large balloon using a Glue dot
  21. Adhere embellishments
  22. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" (10 cm x 14.4 cm) to inside of 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!

Blog Hop Index

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:

Do you have the new Jan to Apr Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue?  I mailed catalogues to everyone who placed an order with me in 2023 last week so it should be arriving in your mail box any day! 

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 PEJFFXCN 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 December 31st and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Stippled Roses Bundle.  If your order is $75 or more I'll send you a package of embellishments! 

You can also purchase this tutorial with 12 "Birthday" tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

Creativity Abounds December 2023 - Birthday

Creativity Abounds December 2023 - Birthday


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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 Poetic Expressions Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2024 January to April Mini Catalogue. Add the Thoughtful Expressions to your order for an extra $95.10 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 January Club featuring Poetic Expressions!

Check out the sneak peeks for January.

Register for January Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The January Kit features Sending Love Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2024 January to April Mini 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 (6 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 - Sending Love
  • 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 $55.00 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 the sneak peeks

Product List


  1. Great card, Melva. I love how you used the specialty acetate paper!

  2. A beautiful, bright birthday card, Melva. And a lovely way to use that window fold too. :-)

  3. Balloons are perfect for birthday cards! Fun card

  4. Love this bright and happy card! It is a celebration!

  5. Love your card, Melva. so bright and cheery


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