Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - February 2024 - Fun Folds

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!  

This month we are sharing projects featuring Fun Fold projects.  Oh my gosh, the projects in our monthly tutorial are amazing and I can't wait to see all of the projects in our blog hop!  I made a Cascading Pleats card (thanks Susan Campfield for this amazing fold!) using the Lighter than Air Suite.  So adorable!


  1. Cut Azure Afternoon cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 1 1/16", 2 1/8", 3 3/16" and 4 1/4" along long side.
  2. Turn and cut 3/4" down from top from edge to 3rd score line.  Cut diagonally from the 3rd scoreline to the top of the 4th scoreline.  (Watch the video for instructions on how to do this)
  3. Cut 3/4" down from that cut line to the first score line.
  4. Cut diagonally from the 1st scoreline to the top of the 2nd score line.  
  5. Fold and burnish on scoreline in mountain, valley, mountain, valley configuration.
  6. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to inside of card.
  7. Cut Azure Afternoon cardstock 2 3/4" x 4" and adhere to the top flap of the card - aligned with left, bottom and top of the flap.
  8. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and adhere to Azure Afternoon cardstock (front)
  9. Cut Azure Afternoon 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and adhere to the second flap of the card - aligned with left, bottom and top of the flap.
  10. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and adhere to Azure Afternoon cardstock (middle)
  11. Cut large balloon from Designer Series Paper using Die
  12. Cut scallop decoration, basket and basket harness from Azure Afternoon cardstock
  13. Adhere basket to basket harness and basket harness to balloon
  14. Adhere scallop balloon decoration to balloon
  15. Adhere to front flap of card using Dimensionals
  16. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Azure Afternoon ink
  17. Cut into two pieces and adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  18. Adhere Azure Afternoon Dots
  19. Cut 2 small balloons from Designer Series Paper
  20. Cut 2 flags, 2 basket harnesses and 2 baskets from Azure Afternoon
  21. Adhere to small balloons
  22. Adhere to second flap and inside of card using Dimensionals
  23. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  24. Stamp sentiment using Azure Afternoon ink
  25. Adhere on inside of card so it doesn't show when card is closed.

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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Creativity Abounds - February 2024 - Fun Folds

Creativity Abounds - February 2024 - Fun Folds


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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 - Simply Zinnia
  • 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-ons for this month
    • Dies - $48 extra
    • Dies, Designer Series Paper and Embellishments - $97 extra PLUS get 3 BONUS projects if you purchase this Add on option!

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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  1. Very interesting fold Melva, Thank you so much for the video tutorial. I will give it a try.

  2. That is a very cool looking fold, Melva. I'm keen to give it a try too. :-)

  3. Beautifully decorated card, Melva.


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