Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Bee My Valentine

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop.  Our theme for this hop is "Blogger's Choice".   I decided to share a sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Jan to Apr Mini Catalogue called Bee My Valentine.  It is so adorable!

I created this card on a recent sketch challenge.  Join me on Tuesdays at 2pm Pacific for a new sketch each week.  Here's the sketch I used for this card.

Now, here's the adorable card I created.


  1. Cut Thick Basic White 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 Poppy Parade cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Adhere Crushed Curry cardstock to Poppy Parade cardstock
  5. Adhere to card base.
  6. Cut 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/4" x 3"  - can be all of the same pattern or 2 of 1 pattern and 1 of another.
  7. Adhere to card base
  8. Stamp bee body using Crushed Curry ink
  9. Stamp stripes and face using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  10. Punch out
  11. Stamp 2 wings using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  12. Punch out
  13. Adhere wings to body using Glue Dots
  14. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  15. Stamp sentiment using Poppy Parade ink
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere bee above sentiment using Dimensionals
  18. Tie a small bow from ribbon
  19. Adhere to card base using a Glue Dot
  20. Adhere embellishments
  21. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 4"
  22. Adhere to right side of inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store starting January 4, 2024!

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:

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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 "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 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! Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks

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

Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks!


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